This was a one off stay, enroute back to Houston, after a 10 day tour of West Texas. Family members had stayed before, in 2008, and found it charming. Plan was to enjoy visiting the unique landscape of Enchanted Rock, and stay in Trois Estate. Vanessa, the manager checked us in, and generously gave us an upgrade. Our rooms were The Botticelli, and The Titan. (Orginal rooms were Cielo, and Troisi) Vanessa showed us our rooms, and we settled in. The Titian suite has two large comfortable fabric couches, lovely to lounge in, nice roll top writing desk with chair, antique wall clock, garden style iron table and two chairs. Wooden four poster frame around bed, with two wooden end tables. Huge armoire against wall which housed small flat screen T.V. Fireplace, fridge, coffemaker, china coffee cup and saucer.
Bottcelli room has one faux leather small couch, with a rickety coffee table in front. Same large four poster framed bed, however not one other stick of furniture. No luggage rack, no low bureau, no steamer trunk, nothing to place anything on except on bare cement floor. No end tables, nowhere to place eyeglasses, alarm clock, water glass, etc. One standing lamp, broken. Empty walls, emtpy floors, and nowhere to hang any article of clothing. In the washroom, the shower curtain was hung backwards, and the plastic stall floor was cracked. All the towels were placed on one circular handtowel rack. Two bathtowels, two handtowels, two face towels, all bundled up on one small circle. (Quite ingenious of the housekeeping staff to get them all in there). Several screws in the wall suggest there once was large pictures hanging there. Small roll top desk, no chair, but not functional or useful. Tattered curtains were tied in the middle of window with small piece of ribbon. When attempting to untie, to close curtains, everything fell off, curtains & end peices, the rod, the lot, knocking over the little garden table. Broken wine glass everywhere on cement floor. Grounds were thoroughly roamed, few guests at this time of year. Dinner was not offered, so we made do on our own.
Breakfast was fixed menu, small bowl of cut up fruit, lovely scrambled eggs & potatoes, fresh orange juice, coffee. Light, but enough to get one going. Paid $10 to visit the Cap Gun Museum. Enjoyed seeing the Mexican or Peruvian wooden doors with the sliding bolts and locks. Felt it was poor showing for the money, however, it was an Texas experiance. Would have loved to be able to turn aback the clock, and visited when it presented great Italian dinners & wine, exciting displays in the curios cabinets, free admission to the cap gun museum, and it was operating at full throttle. Must have been a magical venue then. Alas, those days are long gone. Interesting, quirky property, but drive up for the afternoon, and save your hard earned money for a B&B elsewhere.
- Also Known As:
- Trois Estate At Enchanted Rock Hotel Fredericksburg