Conveniently located in historic downtown Brenham, Texas, the Ant Street Inn is a luxurious boutique hotel that offers guest a relaxing and tranquil retreat. Tucked between Austin and Houston, the little town of Brenham is the perfect locale for a romantic getaway or casual weekend break, with an array of attractions and activities to enjoy.
The national historic landmark hotel boasts luxurious accommodations in the form of 15 beautifully appointed guest rooms furnished with rich oriental rugs, beautifulantiques, and spectacular stained glass, as well as stylishly designed event facilities for weddings, receptions, and business retreats.
Famous for being home to Blinn College and Blue Bell ice cream, Brenham is a quaint little college town that offers an array of fun things to see and do for the whole family. Situated halfway between Austin and Houston, Brenham has a variety of museums, art galleries and other cultural places to explore, as well as good restaurants, cafés, vibey bars. Shoppers will delight in the many unique boutiques and shops to browse, while outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy a range of recreational pursuits in the area, such as hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding and wine tours.
1.Rooms & Suites at The Ant Street Inn
The Ant Street Inn offers charming lodgings ranging from classic rooms to deluxe suites.
Classic Rooms feature elegant American queen-size antique beds and vintage furnishings with private bathrooms with showers or a traditional bath/shower combination. The Richmond, Savannah, St Louise, Charlotte, Austin and Natchez Rooms have large windows with downtown or garden views.
Deluxe suites offer extra levels of style, elegance, and comfort with two antique queen-size beds, vintage and antique furnishings, including armoires, writing tables, armchairs and private bathrooms with showers or traditional bath/shower combinations. These deluxe suites have access to the veranda which boasts gorgeous views of the garden and downtownBrenham.
Premier Rooms are the most luxurious of the guest rooms and feature stunning canopied and draped queen-size beds, high beamed ceilings, en-suite marble bathrooms with double showers, whirlpool tubs for two, cozy log fireplaces, comfortable décor, wet bars and private porches.
The Brenham Grill is open exclusively to guests of the Ant Street Inn for breakfast every morning during the week, as well as to the public on weekends. Located just off the hotel lobby, The Brenham Grill serves a range of exceptional fare from lasagna and hamburgers to Mexican fajitas and Cajun cuisine.
The Ant Street Inn has beautifully manicured gardens and grounds which can be enjoyed from the property's spacious veranda. Inside, the Grand Hall boasts exquisite antique furnishings and original turn-of-the-centuryworks of art, while the Hospitality Room offers an array of reading materials and games.
Additional guest amenities include complimentary parking, wireless high-speed Internet, refreshments served throughout the day in the Refreshment Room, including the famous Blue Bell ice cream. Weekend evenings see 'Guest Socials' with light appetizers and drinks served in the lobby where guests can relax and socialize before hitting the town.
3.Weddings & Meetings
The beautifully restored Ant Street Inn offers an ideal location for events such as stunning wedding receptions, stylish business retreats, and conferences. The vintage building presents a gorgeous setting with several locations for ceremonies and receptions, ranging from the 4,000 square foot Grand Ballroom with an impressive stained glass ceiling dome and hardwood floors to the 120-foot long covered veranda over looking the gardens. The Garden Arbor is a charming arbor that can seat up to 120 guests for a garden reception, while a lovely back veranda can be used for alfresco-style rehearsal dinners and cocktails parties.
Thing to do in the surrounding area
Located halfway between Austin and Houston, Brenham is a friendly college town with a quaint historic downtown district full of interesting shops, boutiques, restaurants, cafés and bars, and lovely green parks. Home to the famous Blue Bell ice creamand Blinn College, the little town has much to see and do in the way of attractions and activities with something for everyone.
Some of the town's best attractions include the Chappell Hill Lavender Farm where visitors can cut their own lavender and picnic in the fragrant fields; Horseshoe Junction Family Park, which features an array of themed rides, adventures and activities for the whole family; and the Peek Alpaca Ranch, home to over 100 alpacas which visitors can pet and touch.
Soak up the history and culture of the area with Brenham Historical tours or visit Toubin Park, a State Archeological Landmark, which tells the story of the vast system of ancient cisterns that were built in the late 1800s and used for firefighting, bathing, drinking, and cooking.
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107 W. Commerce Street, Brenham, Texas 77833, website, Phone: 979-836-7393
Romantic Weekend Getaway: Ant Street Inn in Brenham, TX