Hotels >Blue Heron B&B
Peaceful Retreat. This is the fourth time my wife and I have stayed at the Blue Heron since discovering it a year ago. The home is beautiful and far removed from busy Austin, but close enough to travel in for the day. Janice Mouton is very accomodating and an unbelievable cook. The home is warm and inviting and it's great to have a common area with living room and kitchen to relax in outside of your own room, which is also very relaxing. The Blue Heron is a great find and an unbelievable value.
Amazing Bed and Breakfast. I loved my stay their. Peaceful, near Austin, best breakfast ever as well as best selection of breakfast, bed was perfect, and room design was beautiful. One of our rooms felt like we were in New Orleans. Took a little walk around the well kept grounds and felt quite welcome here. Definitely a place to take away your troubles. Ask to feed the fish in the pond. I would recommend to anyone whom is within 100 miles of this place to make the trip to stay at the Blue Heron Bed and Breakfast.
Avoid this place...nice on the outside...their home on the inside!. Buyer BEWARE!!!! I reserved 2 rooms. When we arrived they had the sprinklers running across the sidewalk, yes we got wet. Then we went in and saw pictures of the family. It did not feel quaint and neutral. We joked that family would arrive, wonder why we were there and charge us a nights fare for the discomfort. Then the B&B materials said use the large screen TV and DVD downstairs but there was no remote to turn off the narration of the movie in the background and no cable programs to be found. After we came back from a nice dinner we found the hottub and fish pond in the back , advertised as amenities on the website, were not working nor even had lights to see in the dark. Next, we go upstairs where the rooms & upstairs kitchen are; only to find the fridge was broken and we had to through out our "to go" food. Also, the rooms have 12" TVs that only do VCR. OK let's take a shower, the hot water was tepid after the first shower; and we had separate rooms. My friend gave up but not me, I like paying for this kind of disservice. Next morning I told the owner about all this and she said "oh really" and served a nice breakfast. Night 2; I expect to sleep in because I'm off work, but I am awakened by Ali their wiener dog, also advertised on the website, at 6:30am. She barks for 45 minutes so I call the owner who said she had to pick up her grandkid and forgot to put the dog "in her room". After another nice breakfast she says I gave you a little discount because of the "hottub and dog wakening". I looked and saw a 10% discount. I came home to warn everyone. They are conflicted about running a business and giving up their home not to mention coming up way short on hospitality. Buyer beware!!!!!!!!!!!!!!