My wife and I stayed in this charming unhosted bed & breakfast with our son & daughter-in-law last weekend. We wanted a relaxed, comfortable getaway close to Houston, and found it – and more – at the Greek Revival Farmhouse at Wakefield Farms, about an hour west of Houston. The property is in the country outside Chappell Hill, quiet and remote, yet only 15 minutes from the shops and restaurants of Brenham. After spending a rainy afternoon in Brenham, the solitude and charm of Wakefield Farms was a delight.
The Greek Revival Farmhouse is an elegantly-restored farmhouse with two suites, one of which has a parlor. We reserved both and had the house to ourselves. The house is beautifully and tastefully decorated and very comfortable. Each spacious room has a large bathroom with jetted tub, complete with luxurious robes. (The bathroom in the larger suite has a jetted tub without a shower – I was okay with that, but my wife would have liked a shower.) The beds were wonderful – firm but super comfortable – we all slept very well. The parlor has a large sofa and two soft and comfortable leather chairs and was a wonderful place to spend the evening with our “kids”. Both rooms have a small refrigerator and microwave and a table set for two, and were stocked with continental breakfast fare (fresh fruit, yogurt, a large muffin, orange juice and coffee). Each also had two large chocolate bars, a nice touch (too bad our very pregnant daughter-in-law couldn’t have sweets!) There were also bowls of apples and small chocolate bars and bottled water in silver ice buckets. Every touch, from the food to the decor, was perfect.
We really appreciated the combination of intimacy and independence the house afforded. We and our kids enjoyed spending time together visiting, yet each couple could get up in the morning and have breakfast when we wanted. While we never met the innkeepers, they were available by phone.
We also appreciated the three beautiful cats who greeted us on the porch as we came and went (they're not allowed indoors) and seeing the goats and dogs in the pasture.
The innkeepers request a minimum two-night stay on weekends. We only wanted one night, and since they weren’t booked, that’s what we requested. My only complaint is an upcharge was added for the one-night stay, which wasn’t explained when I made the reservation. The stay was worth it to me, but it might not be okay with others.
That said, we had a wonderful getaway that met or surpassed our every expectation! Well done! I hope to return in the fall when my son and daughter-in-law will surely need a get away from both Houston and their sure-to-be-delightful daughter!
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