Welcome to the oldest house in Gruene!
Our charming inn is full of history with lovely gardens and a large porch to enjoy a cold glass of sweet tea on a warm summer afternoon. We have many antiques with modern amenities, which will make for a very memorable stay.
This delightful little cottage is in the center of the wonderful village of Gruene. We are located less than 200 steps from Gruene Hall, whether you sashay, two-step, polka or schottische. The house has 5 guestrooms of distinction, with unique en suite baths, exquisite landscaping and a charming patio and outdoor spaces, claw foot tubs, and ceiling fans.
The oldest area of the house pre-dates the Civil War (1840-50), with other rooms added in 1872, and 1880. Several era heirlooms and professional decorations, with modern amenities, will make this a getaway that you won’t forget anytime soon.
Each room contains a queen sized bed, and has been named in honor of a Gruene family member, and decorated to reflect their personalities. Two of the rooms can accommodate up to 4 guests, one with a day bed with trundle bed sleeping 1 more in each twin, and one 2-room suite with a queen bed in each. Two new rooms in the center of the house date to the 1840’s and are the original settler’s cabin. This part of the house is Fachwerk, with adobe walls inside mortise and tenon timber framing. One of these has a private entrance and whirlpool tub. The other has a shower only and is accessed off the front hallway, as are the other rooms.
Twelve foot ceilings, 9′ windows, hardwood floors and trim enrich the sensation of a step back in time. The proprietor is also the city historian, and would be more than happy to share with you an abbreviated history, or explain architectural oddities about her home and the time period during the course of your visit.
We would enjoy assisting you in celebrating that very special occasion, and make your stay an enjoyable adventure. You can choose from Chocolate Covered Strawberries, Roses, Wine or massages booked nearby. The whole house is readily available for large groups or extended stays, and can accommodate as many as fourteen individuals.
Our charming bed and breakfast is situated close to the Guadelupe and Comal River recreation areas and offers a superb spot to watch hummingbirds and other wildlife. We have many attractions to see including the Schlitterbahn Waterpark, shopping in Gruene or in San Marcos at the Outlet Malls, Dancing at Gruene Hall, listening to live music in several places in walking distance, wineries and wine tasting rooms, a variety of wonderful restaurants, and once a month we have Gruene Market Days where you can purchase home made items from our local vendors. Since Antoinette’s Cottage is perfectly situated in the center of it all, you never need to get in your car until you leave.
For those that need to stay connected, Wifi is available as well as parking, and a small fridge is in each room for your extra beer, wine or water.