We arrived in Fort Davis after spending a couple of days in Big Bend. The hotel is easy to find and located in a neighborhood, but very close to the main street where restaurants and shopping are located. We were able to walk to dinner each night where we checked out the Blue Mountain Bistro and the Ice Cream Soda shop. Both restaurants had great food with good atmosphere. David checked us in at 3p and we had selected the Garden Cottage in the back. Nice room, comfy bed with nice linens and towels. We had a sitting area that looked out over the backyard and the room was very quiet and comfortable. We had access to tea, coffee, water and snacks each evening, and wonderful breakfasts i.e., egg casserole, ham and cheese crepes, homemade banana and poppy seed muffins, fresh fruit, great coffee and juice. Eleanor served us early Friday morning as we had a long drive home. She is delightful and we enjoyed our visit with her during breakfast. We met Tipster the pig and enjoyed visiting with him on the way to our room. He has a very nice area to himself with his own accommodations and he is very quiet! We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Fort Davis - we went to the McDonald observatory which is about 25 minutes away and the Chihuahuan Desert Nature Center about 15 minutes from hotel. Great hiking and scenery. The leaves were in full color on the drive to the Observatory and were a spectacular yellow. We would definitely return when we are back in the area.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in mile-high Fort Davis, the Veranda Inn offers accommodations in a unique historic setting. Built in 1883, the Veranda is the oldest hotel in West Texas. ... more less