We had a wonderful time here. It was difficult selecting a room beforehand, but we decided that the difference in price between the rooms reflect amenities that matter, and I think that is generally true. We chose the Captain’s Bay suite, and were not disappointed. The large balcony is screened quite well with tea rose bushes and a thick fence separating it from the Highland suite, making it pretty-private. The suite is spacious, and the location in the house (a corner) is rather secluded: situated above the kitchen, so hints of the aroma from breakfast preparations welcomes the day. The bathroom is large. The TV in the room is small; linked to Netflix and other channels, (not a big deal to us.)
The breakfasts were fabulous! We were alone the first day of our stay, and Pattie cooked our breakfast from the Biscuit Hill gourmet cookbook. We sat at the little table in the kitchen nook and talked with her while we ate. She had great advice about activities and shops in the area. The next morning it was a full house, and Diane and Dean were thoughtful about seating arrangements—putting the couples who are most alike near each other. I am not a talkative person, but really enjoyed socializing with the other guests. Diane and Dean greeted us by name each time we saw them—and had great answers to our questions. They really love their home and being hosts—and it shows in everything that they do. The breakfast with everyone was delicious, with a variety of foods to choose from, buffet-style. They encouraged us to eat as much as we wanted, with plenty left-over.
The two homes are situated on two acres. Other than the extensive decks around both homes, the pretty gardens, the alpaca pen, and parking areas (an assigned parking space for each room,) the rest is wooded naturally. The deer come for handouts in the mornings. I couldn’t get them to eat from my hand, and they were a bit skittish, but it was fun to see them at close range.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located 15 miles from Gruene and New Braunfels on a hillside above Canyon Lake. Four of our rooms offer a private hot tub. All have king beds and porch seating from the room. We are 1 hour from down town Austin, and 35 miles from the San Antonio air port. Besides our full buffet breakfasts, guest enjoy feeding our white tail deer. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Biscuit Hill Bed & Breakfast Inn Canyon Lake, Texas