Texas Accommodations

Written by Robert Mac
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A trip to Texas, if it's in the right neck of the woods, can be a trip back through time. In the historic central area of the state--home to presidential points of interest and other historical markers--is a collection of accommodations that are uniquely Texan. One, the Mariposa Ranch, is located on a hundred year old ranch that's still in operation--it looks like it's stuck in time.

The Historic Part of Texas Has Historic Inns

Washington-on-the-Brazos in Central Texas is the city that gave birth to the State of Texas. It was there that delegates met and voted to secede from Mexico, creating the Republic of Texas. Around the area is the Alamo and reminders of Bowie and Crockett as well as other Texan heroes.

Not far from Washington-on-the-Brazos is Brenham, home of the aforementioned Mariposa Ranch Inn. Everything in the area harkens back to the significant history that formed only a few miles, but more than 150 years, away. The cottages, plantation homes, and cabins that make up the Mariposa are filled with antiques and furnishings from the 1800s. If you want to see true Texas accommodations from the Independence era, go no further.

The Mariposa has a 1870 plantation home, a 1820 log cabin, a 1836 home in a Greek Revival style, and other historic buildings that are waiting for time travelers to visit. The staff is friendly and accommodating, too, demonstrating those old-time qualities of generosity and hospitality. They sure don't make them like that anymore; mosey over when you can and see how friendly they can be.


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