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Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Las Brisas Farms

We just came back from visiting a huge antique show that comes by twice a year near Round Top Texas. I'll be posting about that later, but I wanted to share with you the place we stayed during our trip. Be sure to read (or jump) to the end for a wonderful offer Las Brisas Farms is extending to our military returning from Iraq & Afghanistan.

This is the little cabin we stayed while recuperating from our shopping trip in Round Top. It is very sweet, cozy and comfy. We LOVED it! It was built to look old and weathered, but it's brand new and has all the creature comforts.

One thing we really enjoyed was that there was no TV in our little cabin (There ARE televisions in the other units). We spent our evenings walking parts of the 40 acres that surrounded us in the beautiful country. It was wonderful to just watch the wildlife and listen to the breeze. No need for words, though we did dream about the future a lot while there. We also played cards (which Floyd always won!)

There is a beautiful lake, two gazebo like structures, an outdoor fireplace & chimney, swings and benches everywhere so you can take in the views and most importantly...peace and quite.

Las Brisas Farm is located just 1 mile outside of a lovely historic town called Fayetteville. It's the kind of town that rolls up the sidewalks at 6:00pm. There are old Victorian houses all over town, and just driving through can make your mouth water at the sight of these old homes so lovingly preserved and cared for. They're not big and grand. But they are cute, sweet and very cottage-y.

Here, we're sitting on a swinging bench at the back of the pond facing the buildings on the property. Although the structures are not that far apart, you do have a wonderful sense of privacy there.

There were fields and fields of beautiful bluebonnets, our state flower. The "farm" is situated on 40 acres and about 30 acres were just COVERED in bluebonnets. The pictures do not do them any justice. You have to see it to believe it. Just Gorgeous!!

I almost forgot to tell you about the delicious breakfasts that Kathy prepared! The food was outstanding. We just wanted to keep eating and eating! It was easy to tell that a lot of love went into each morsel.

Kathy and Eldon own and operate this beautiful establishment. They are the nicest people you could ever be blessed enough to meet. It's like meeting up with old friends the moment you say hello. As we pulled into the drive, we were greeted by June and July, their golden retrievers. They follow Eldon every where he goes and even rides in his golf cart around the property.
Las Brisas Farms specializes in weddings, retreats and special gatherings. But, on a few occasions a year, they open it up as a B&B. Click here to visit their website and get more info.
Kathy and Eldon wanted a way to show their pride and gratitude for our service men and women who are serving our country. They have opened up their B&B and hearts and are offering 1 or 2 night stays at no charge for returning veterans. The idea spread and now there are almost 30 B&B's in Central Texas doing the same. Please visit for details.

Kathy and Eldon have asked us to pass along this flyer to help spread the word. With their permission, I'm passing this information along.
Patricia :o)


TattingChic said...

OMGoodness! That field of purple flowers is absolutely gorgeous! THanks for the beautiful photos. That antique show sounds like a lovely thing to go to. :)

Shelia said...

Hi! How pretty and it sounds like you had a great time. The little place you stayed is adorable. We used to live in Waco - just down the interstate and would have all these beautiful wild flowers everywhere!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Joyfulsister said...

Ooh how pretty are the blue bonnets and all the lovely flowers, now this is like the area I grew up in. I would love to do a getaway like you did, no TV, no radio, just being in the country is so soothing and peaceful. Thanks for sharing my sistah I loved looking at the photo's. I can't waiti to see what treasures you found.

Hugz Lorie

Deanna said...

Hi Patricia,
it looks like you had a wonderful time! The flowers are amazing...just like you said. Maybe Marshall and I can take a drive up there this weekend just to look.

Have a great weekend,
Deanna :D

English Cottage in Georgia said...

You are so tempting me to move back to Texas with this post...:-)
Sounds as if you had an A-1 experience.

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

I have never seen such a cute little cottage. And INSIDE..oh so sweet. Thank you for sharing your trip with us! Now..I am off to see what you have for sale... :)
Smiles and hugs...

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

What a sweet little cottage..and would you look at the scenery!! Beautiful. That cottage...sooo cute inside!!
That chair...LOL Your face said..." yeah...and don't even go there!!" :)
Hugs and smiles~

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

I just left my comment to you on Shiela's blog!! Good grief! What next! Anyway...what I said was.."The little cottage is adorable" and I said.."thank you for sharing your trip with us" yes, and then I said "WHAT BEAUTIFUL scenery!"
A word from the now WISER blogger...don't bring up two blogs at once if you can't handle it...and..obviously..I need to do one at a time. It's just that I have one up...commenting away..and I see someone I click...and you get the point. and hugs to you my friend!! :)

Melly said...

Hi Patricia,
It's so lovely of you to drop by and visit with me it's always a blessing to meet new friends. The place you stayed at is so gorgeous and the field of flowers must have been breath taking to see. God has surrounded us in so much beauty.
Have a wonderful sunday!

Barb said...

That building you stayed in is great!!
And the area is beautiful.

Barbara Jean

Barb said...

Thanks for coming by.
I knew after i saw your blog that you would love Sue's tea cozies!

Thanks for posting my giveaway.
Will need to go check out some of the others too. =0)

Barbara Jean

Barb said...

Thanks for your other comments also!!

someplace in thyme said...

I am totally amazed at how gorgeous the inside is and how old the outside looks. What a fun and wonderful trip you must have had, thankyou so sharing your beautiful pictures, Char

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