Every year, folks from far and wide flock to Round Top to take in the beautiful Texas countryside, find some small-town peace and maybe even do a little antique shopping. Some visit town for the day, while others book a stay at one of our numerous lodging options and make a weekend of it. And it’s clear that antiques aren’t the only rare and interesting things that can be found off 237 – some of the surrounding bed and breakfasts, cottages and hotels have made Round Top and the surrounding area more than just your run-of-the-mill small town.
FlopHouze Hotel was born from pure wanderlust, an obligation to recycle and a constant need to create. Owner Matt White and his crew from Recycling The Past have created an amazing concept for hotel rooms located inside old shipping containers. FlopHouze has proved that you don’t have to sacrifice comfort while being resourceful – each container has a uniquely designed interior, large windows and vintage decorative pieces. Outside each houze you’ll find a hammock and fire pit for relaxing and enjoying those star-filled Texas nights. At FlopHouze, your stay will be as cozy as it is memorable.
Warrenton’s Lone Star Glamp Inn would like to welcome you to the great indoors. The space was originally a vintage car museum that has since been turned into one of the most unique lodging experiences in Texas. They can house up to 56 happy “glampers” in eight one-of-a-kind vintage campers and eight 16-foot teepees. Each camper is decorated in a quirky and unique style. It’s just like camping – with the comfort of air conditioning, real restrooms and WiFi. During the Antiques Show, only individual units are available for rental, but the whole space can be rented out any other time of year for a family reunion, bachelorette party or any other special occasion.
The 1852 Texas Historical House is a part of Round Top’s long history, and staying there beckons guests back to a time of German pioneers who felt like they had discovered heaven on Earth. The house was built in 1852 by Carl Siegismund Bauer for his newlywed daughter, and is an exact replica of the family home in Germany. The walls are made of two-feet-thick limestone, with solid tree trunk ceilings, antique brick floors and German hand-blown glass windows. The home has been fully restored for operation as a bed and breakfast, and will have you feeling reacquainted with the countryside of Round Top’s past.
Artist Kwaku Bediko and his wife Barbara are best known for their metal sculptures, particularly the signature palm trees found in Chuy’s Tex-Mex restaurants across the country. The grounds of Bediko’s International Hostel are decorated with these art pieces, allowing you to feel as if you’ve been transported to the tropics. With four suites that each have their own individual mosaic tile bathrooms, including a cabin designed for honeymooners, Bediko’s is one of Round Top’s most unique ways to get away.
Whether you’re in town to get your antique on, or you just want a peaceful countryside escape, Round Top has lodging options for every kind of traveler – and it’s never too late to start your adventure.