I've stayed at The Belle several times, and each time was a pure pleasure. The Round Top area, while maintaining a soothing country atmosphere, is also becoming something of an artist's colony, with lots to see and do of a cultural nature. Nearby Festival Hill (International Festival-Institute at Round Top) is famous for its concerts, recordings, films, forums in history, decorative arts, architecture, landscaping, and garden and herbal history. The Copper Shade Tree Gallery in Round Top is a new-and-growing showcase for strictly Texas artists, and the tiny town itself is charming. A twice-a-year antiques festival is probably the most well-known draw.
The Belle is a historical two-story house that has been converted into a very comfortable B&B by the owner. It's the kind of house you wish you had grown up in, with spacious rooms and modernized comforts. The "breakfast" part of the Bed & Breakfast is one of the delights of staying here. Beautifully served and truly delicious fresh food, prepared either by the owner or a professional chef brought in for the occasion ... and the owner is a truly delightful lady.
I can't recommend this place highly enough ... you will be doing yourself a favor if you book a few nights here ... you will come away relaxed and refreshed by the beautiful countryside and the friendly atmosphere.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Victorian Era 1880s B&B located in the heart of Texas between Austin, Houston and San Antonio on 15 acres in Round Top, Texas. Bi-Annual Antiques fair draws 200,000 shoppers to vendors from all over the country. International Festival Institute Symphony Hall and unique shopping, restaurants, Shakespeare at Winedale are drawing tourists for weekend getaways to our little town of 81 people. Come and see for yourself what true Country Charm is! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Belle Of Round Top Texas