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VERANDA HISTORIC INN
Ranked #2 of 7 Fort Davis B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed November 2, 2013

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.

Room Tip: We enjoyed having our own cottage, but the rooms inside the house looked very inviting. Would be pe...
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  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 23, 2013

Our first trip to Fort Davis and it was amazing! Called ahead on a Friday night as we left earlier than anticipated and asked if our room was available for another night! No problem, left the lights on for us! For 130 year old Inn it is in great shape, 12 foot ceilings, wood floors, our room had mostly antique items from 100 years ago. Breakfast is from 8-9:30 and was very good and lots of coffee and tea. 1 TV in the lounge, but who needs it here anyway. Even had a biker convention going on while we where there and it was still extremely quiet. We will be back when we get another chance for sure! Great Home base if you are visiting, Big Bend National Park, Big Bend Ranch State Park, McDonald Observatory, Fort Davis National Historic Site, Cities of Alpine and Marfa........too many things to see in a weekend! (Our only negative on this trip was the Government Shutdown!) Checked out the Terlingua, TX cemetery, kind of creepy, but different! If you are are GeoCache Freak like my wife, you will have a great time also!

Room Tip: Room 8 is Huge! Separate Bath, Separate Sitting Area room and Bedroom has King Sized Bed. Faces the...
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Reviewed October 22, 2013

Great little place. Quiet and restful. Each room is unique and furnished with antiques. Front porch is a fabulous spot for an afternoon nap or quiet conversation with other travelers. David the owner is nice and knowledgable about the surrounding area. Just ask and he will give you suggestions for things to do. There is only 1 TV in the place (I find that to be a plus) but a large store of books and magazines. Wifi throughout if you absolutely must stay in tough. However, I suggest you put the rat race aside and enjoy the beautiful surroundings. Fort Davis is like no other place in Texas so take advantage of it!

Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 16, 2013

We enjoyed an excellent weekend at The Veranda on our first trip to Fort Davis. The lovely house itself is welcoming and warm - comfortable old fashioned decor, rocking chairs to settle into on the front porch, nice open seating areas for gathering or just reading a book, and great breakfasts and afternoon goodies! Our room was also comfortable, clean, large, and - very importantly - quiet! Bathroom amenities were ample and thoughtful...especially with good towels, a large mirror, and good lighting. There was a small frig for keeping our picnic items cold which was very handy since we spent lots of time sightseeing along the scenic loop! We have nothing but good things to say about our stay here at The Veranda. Fort Davis is a long way to travel combined with all the day trip travelling, too, and we couldn't have been happier with this lovely "home base" to go back to at the end of each day!

Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 8, 2013

This was our second stay at the wonderful Veranda Inn in Ft Davis and it didn't disappoint again. Honestly, this might be one of my favorite B&B's. The website accurately portrays all the rooms and cottage so pick what works best for you. We have stayed in rooms 5 & 8 which are king suites in the front (street side) of the Inn. Ft Davis is small and very quiet. A few trucks go by at 7 a.m. 'rush' hour so noise is not a problem! The rooms are furnished with antiques and, yes, as another poster stated, there are some older bathroom fixtures, etc but I find that all to be part of the character of staying in a 130+/- year old building in West Texas. I have to assume that most people are much more interested in soaking up the peace and quiet and beauty of the area otherwise they wouldn't make the long trip.
Breakfast is always good and David, the innkeeper, will cater to any special food needs if you call ahead. The Inn is close to several attractions and great hiking.
If you go, don't forget to spend some time rocking on the veranda!

Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 7, 2013

Spent one night at the Veranda and it was outstanding! Comfortable, historic room and welcoming staff. We enjoyed everything about our visit to Fort Davis and The Veranda was icing on the cake. Also, I managed to leave my Ipad in the room and was too far away before they called to tell me they had it. If I left anything in a cookie cutter, chain hotel, it would be gone forever. Instead, it was waiting for me when I got home. Nice, honest people.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 6, 2013

Only stayed one night on the way to Big Bend, but will stay longer next time. Beautiful building over 100 years old. Close to several area attractions, like McDonald Observatory, old Fort Davis, and Chihuahuan Desert Nature Center. Eleanor the cook made us a fantastic breakfast and was very friendly. The is even a pet potbelly pig on the premises (in a pen so he won't get into trouble) named Tipster. Met the owner David briefly and he was super nice. Pretty gardens on the grounds. You can walk to the "downtown" area it's just a couple of blocks to many interesting stores. We recommend this place to all!

Room Tip: We stayed at the Garden Cottage so can't comment on the regular rooms. It wasn't real large...
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Address: 210 Court Ave., Fort Davis, TX 79734
Location: United States > Texas > Fort Davis
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 7 B&Bs / Inns in Fort Davis
Price Range: $60 - $160 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
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 

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