My husband and I decided on a trip to Brenham's wineries for a quick and relatively inexpensive getaway and I thought from the website that Wakefield Farms seemed like a great place to go. My experiences with the owner over email were pleasant. When we got there, we did enjoy the grounds. Its pretty much off the beaten path and hard to find. Although the grounds are nice, the cottage was OK and in need of some updating. They have a huge whirlpool tub but no shower, so keep in mind if you are staying there you would have to make do with baths. Also, there was a faint musty smell to everything, including the sheets. We wanted to make the best of our time, so when we arrived we decided to go for an early dinner. While we were gone, it appeared that one of the owners went in our cottage. To do what, I dont know but that instantly made me feel uncomfortable about staying there. Since it wasn't to bring clean towels or change the sheets, what could they have been doing? I just had a bad feeling after that and it was hard to shake. The grounds at night are quiet. Lots of bugs since you are out in the country, so beware of that. The few times we did speak with the owner while we were on property, she didn't seem very warm and talked with us very condescending. I even waved to a grounds keeper or owner while he was mowing the lawn and just got a blank stare back. Overall, would I stay there again? Definitely not. I found the warmth and charm was not there, and felt very uncomfortable after I learned they were in our cottage while we were gone. I'd advise to save your money and stay at the Inn at Dos Brios or even in town at the La Quinta Inn.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- When you visit us at our historic bed and breakfast just a stones throw away from the Blue Bell Ice Cream factory and around the corner from the Bluebonnet Festival in Chappell Hill, you will enjoy luxurious Ralph Lauren linens when tucked under the covers! ... more less