The focal point of the dining room is a working fireplace decorated
with Italian tiles (chosen by Mary Bonner on one of her trips to Europe)
and topped with a Mercer mantle piece. Over the fireplace is a painting
of a Spanish conquistador. It is unknown whether this was originally
installed when the home was built or at a later date. The large
dining table seats eight people comfortably.
Our goal here is to provide a comfortable setting for our guests to
relax. Play a game of Chinese checkers, solitaire or Scrabble.
Plug your laptop computer into a high speed internet connection to do research,
e-mail or surf the web.
The comfortable chairs and sofa are perfect to curl up on and read a book
(pick out Texana books from the front shelves). Enjoy the artwork,
admire the antique secretary and put some soft music on the stereo.
The Bridal Suite has a queen-size mahogany canopy bed,
a fireplace of blue porcelain tile, a large Louis
XVI French armoire and a writing desk.
A television, VCR, telephone and
a high speed internet connection are
available for your use. The bathroom has a procelain sink and a large,
2-person jacuzzi bathtub with shower. This room was featured in "Country
Inns magazine" and "Fiesta Magazine."
This is Mary Bonner's original studio. It is detached from the Bonner
home and has white-washed stone walls and a saltillo tile floor. It
is furnished with a queen-size iron canopy bed and hand-carved furniture
from Mexico. A wireless high speed internet connection,
television, telephone, VCR and small refrigerator
are available. The bathroom has a shower and spacious lavatory. This
is a very private room with a southwestern sizzle. This room was featured
in "Texas Times Magazine."
The Garden Suite
The Garden Suite is an upstairs room which overlooks the swimming
pool and gardens. It has a king-size four poster rice bed, day lounger,
kidney-shaped inlayed writing desk, love seat and coffee table. Beautiful
lamps sit atop marble bedside tables. English and Belgian tapestries
adorn the walls. The bathroom has a Jacuzzi bath tub with shower.
The love seat and lounger surround a large open fireplace with gas
logs. Like most other rooms, it has a television, a VCR, a telephone, and a
high speed internet connection.
The Ivy Room
This is one of our more popular rooms. A queen-size sleigh bed,
built-in closet, Louis XVI armoire (housing a television, VCR and
multiple drawers), colonial-era writing desk, antique walnut English
bedside tables and a Victorian red-velvet chair all contribute to
this charming room. This features our largest bathroom with a tub/shower
combination and imported tile floors. Modern amenities include a telephone
and a high speed internet connection.
The Portico Room
The portico room is light and airy. Located on the first level, enjoy your
own entrance to the swimming pool area and gardens. The room
has a hand-painted, imported porcelain fireplace, king-size rice bed
and civil war-era writing desk. A local artist, John Crawford, has
painted a sky-blue mural on the ceiling for your wake-up enjoyment.
The bathroom has a spacious shower and mosaic tile floor. The room
has a television, a VCR, a telephone and wireless internet access.
The Ancestors Room
This, our smallest room, is located on the second level.
An unusual collection of antiques and paintings make this room special.
From the Henry II French armoire, to the original paintings done by
family and friends, this is likely to be an memorable stay.
The marbled bathroom with shower is cozy, but elegantly finished.
This room also has a television, a VCR, a telephone and a high speed internet connection.