My husband and I stayed at the Rose Mansion just before Christmas 2003. We had the best time! Everything was decorated for Christmas and was very lovely. Our breakfast was marvelous. I generally skip breakfast, but this is one you won't want to miss. I just booked our stay for Memorial Day weekend, and cannot wait! It will be interesting to see how pretty the grounds will be in Spring/Summer 2004.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nestled among towering oaks, elms and persimmon trees, this traditional Greek Revival style mansion, complimentary cottages and log cabins are located on two acres of landscaped grounds surrounded by a picturesque picket fence. The grounds offer a mini tour of early Texas dwellings. Texas markers and one National Register marker attest to the authenticity of the Rose Mansion, two beautifully restored log cabins, a summer kitchen cottage and a larger Greek Revival cottage. The main home, built in 1870 by Major A.J. Rose, has four bedrooms (three have fireplaces), a grand parlour, an elegant dining room and a cozy country kitchen. The mansion is complimented with Rose family memorabilia and authentic antiques. A windmill with a cypress storage tank, a rock smoke house and an old wagon are nostalgic reminders of the past. Shaded seating areas, swings and hammocks located across the grounds compliment these accommodations. No wonder the Mansion was featured in the June 1996, February and November 1999 issues of Southern Living Magazine! ... more less