I spent the past weekend at the Peaceful Pelican and it is easily the best stay on the bay. I had the Magnolia suite with a perfect view of the bay and the birds. The room was clean and comfortable. The breakfasts were a perfect start to the day and the owner worked around my desire to be up before sunrise, out photographing the local shrimp boats and birdlife and then come back for a nice breakfast. The first night I arrived, I joined a gourmet dinner occasionally held at the B&B and with four food and three wine courses it was both a super experience and very reasonable in price. I would definitely go again and recommend to friends.
This is my second time to this place. It was sold during the summer. First, the new host is great, talkative, and helpful. She is new to the area but a fast learner. She is a great cook for breakfast, trying different things. I can't wait to come back to the place again and see what she has done and learn. The place is unchanged from the first time. We like the third floor. It is very roomy and comfortable. Watching the moon and the sunrises over the water is so nice and calming. This time, we watched a cool front coming racing across the bay. Oh, there is no worry about parking. Palacios is a very small quiet town for relaxing. There is no rat race and rush hour around the town.
Great place and view. Very comfortable sleep number bed in our room on the third floor. Paula is an attentive host who fixes a mean breakfast. She has an interesting background and stories you should ask her to share.
We stayed at The Main Inn for three nights in March 2014. It was wonderful. Peaceful and within in walking distance of the bay where you could walk to your heart's content. Kathy and Nick were great hosts. Kathy's Breakfasts were wonderful and fulfilling. We were also allowed to have our little dog which is something most B&B's won't allow. Ann, Tom, & Poco
My family spent Spring Break at the Peaceful Pelican, and we had a wonderful stay. The house is beautiful and provides a fantastic view of the bay which can be enjoyed from the guest rooms or the spacious front porch. Each morning Edith prepared an elegant breakfast complete with fresh fruit. My family visited the Gulf Coast because it offers great birding opportunities, and Edith was very helpful in directing us to great viewing locations. And because Palacios is centrally located between Galveston and Corpus Christie, there are things to see and do to meet anyone's interest.
We really enjoyed our stay at the Peaceful Pelican. The old Victorian house is charming and the location is just perfect - right on the bay with great views. We enjoyed walking along the bayfront and see the various waterbirds, especially pelicans and herons, up close and personal. Perfect place if you want a quiet and, well, "peaceful" getaway experience.
Outstanding in every aspect. Stayed 4 nights with a full house and everything was wonderful. Breakfast was outstanding, service was outstanding, and the treatment was outstanding.....can't put it any other way. Edith was very attentive and if you asked for something she was quick to help. Went fishing and just "hung out" with the family. Not much else to do, but that's what I was looking for. Thanks again for everything and Cpt Hank you recommend as a fishing guide was amazing.
We stayed there for two nights during our mild Texas winter. Our room was comfortable and the bathroom was nicely renovated; loved the clawfoot tub. Staying with us was a couple from Houston and couple from England. Breakfast food was good and so was the conversation. There is a Happy Hour in the evening in the sun room.We enjoyed walks along the bay inlet which was right across the street. Our room was the Sunrise Room and one morning we were treated to a sublimely colored sunrise. This B&B is convenient to birding cruises, which our hostess, Edith Gower, arranged the reservations, and the Texas coast. Enjoy!
My wife and I stayed there 2 nights. The rooms are clean. You will get a small and simple breakfast. The town is a low income area without much to do. There are two only a couple of places to eat plus only Subway and DQ. The building is a nice historical place.
We had not a clue that this would be one of our best experience with a B&B! The bungalow was ready, in fact we were able to check in 2 plus hours a head of schedule. Facts about our bungalow were explained as well as points of interest within the city. The supplies for the kitchen were very acceptable and extremely clean. The breakfasts were actually more than outstanding, they were healthy, proper portions, and the Innkeepers took time to visit with the guest at every meal. The value was this B & B is so much more than a motel in every way. It was a grand experience and one we will look forward to repeating in the future.
My husband and I were looking for a peaceful getaway where we could "chill-lax"(a word we learned from my son, combo of chill-out and relax). The Peaceful Pelican was the perfect B & B to achieve this goal. From the time we arrived and were greeted by Edith, the owner, we knew we had made the correct choice. The Magnolia Room allowed us to view the bay, sunrises, and the magnificant magnolia tree from our 2nd story windows. Edith hosted welcoming happy hours and delicious breakfasts. What I found very interesting, is there were other couples and a family staying at the Peaceful Pelican that were on the same quest to find a peaceful getaway. It was fun chatting with them in the garden room, rocking on the front porch, and around the front patio table. Before venturing out, we were able to obtain excellent suggestions and recommendations about some of the activities we could do in the surrounding area from Edith. Also, ask her about Spoonbills Restaurant in Matagora, it is truly a hidden treasure as far as incredible food and service. My husband and I are definitely going to return to continue to explore this interesting peaceful shrimping town.
What a wonderful place! The Peaceful Pelican truly is PEACEFUL. Three of my girlfriends and I spent the night there. We stayed on the third floor suite. It was amazing how relaxed we felt after months of school! If you are pondering staying here DO NOT REJECT your instincts that are telling you to book a room RIGHT NOW! We loved the champange massage tub in our bathroom. (We each took 3 baths!) The breakfast was amazing! We ate dinner at PMR, Tran's, and had a relaxing day of swimming, shopping, and just being girls! This is the perfect spot to come to escape city life. We enjoyed listening to Edith telling her wonderful life stories and entertaining the other guests! We are planning to return every year now! The locals in this wonderful shrimping town are so nice and polite! We sat for hours on a bench by the 1.5 mile long seawall talking to runners and fishermen! BOOK A ROOM NOW!!! :)
This was the first time that my husband and I have ever stayed at a B&B and boy what a wonderful experience it was. I don't ever write reviews, but I was so exciting about our stay that I wanted to share it with those of you who are considering finding yourself out in Palacios. The rooms are beautifully decorated, the beds are sleep by number and very comfortable. We slept like babies. The view from the porch of the bay was as "peaceful" as it gets. I don't know how Edith does it, but she is everywhere at once. Her breakfasts are out of this world. She's even mailing me my favorite, stuffed french toast. We had a fishing trip and a massage set up on two separate days. The fishing guide practically picked us up in front of the house and the massage therapist that Edith called out for us was outstanding. We stayed for 3 nights and met a lot of friendly people who also stayed at the B&B. Try it and I promise you will be writing your own review too. Btw, the only reason that I scored Excellent on Rooms and Cleanliness was because they were a little dusty and the wash clothes needed replacing with new ones. I do understand that Edith lost her cleaning assistant not long ago, but she was getting someone else soon. It's a big place to handle all by yourself. I can't wait to go back!
We just spent the night meeting up with the in-laws who'd spent several nights. The rooms were great, Edith could not be more gracious and and everyone really enjoyed themselves. This was easily the best B&B I've ever stayed in.
My husband and I spent our 12th wedding anniversary at the Peaceful Pelican. It was amazing! The house, Edith, town, local restuarants, view of the bay, fishing piers, etc, etc were completely breath taking. I have no negative comments about this bed and breakfast and encourage you to book a peaceful getaway! A. Bridges, Austin, TX
We stayed at the Main Inn overnight and were pleasantly surprised to find such gracious, accommodating hosts. The atmosphere is relaxed and easy, and the breakfast of pear and ginger pancakes was delicious! We stayed in Peachy, and a cat that looked a little "peachy" tried to share the bed with us, but grudgingly left when we insisted. The grounds are lovely, the conversation interesting, and the experience was one we will definitely repeat.
My wife and I have been staying at the Main Inn in Palacios, TX for years and it impresses every time. The main house is registered as a historic landmark and is kept in beautiful condition. The bungalows and apartments on the rest of the grounds are great for a weekend getaway or a long-term stay. Nick and Kathy are the most interesting and well-traveled inn-keepers you'll find. Whether it's stories about sailing around the world, playing some guitar or eating the 5-star breakfast, you'll be amazed at how much you enjoy the Main Inn!
My husband and I have been staying at the Main Inn several times a year for as long as Nick and Kathy have been open (11 years). Obviously, we love it, and our hosts. Palacios is a quiet place to “get away from it all”, and the Main Inn is the perfect setting for relaxing. We have stayed in almost all of the rooms and find them each charming in their own way. Many interesting conversations have been had while enjoying wine and music on Friday evenings in the Bistro, and we have met some delightful guests over Kathy's wonderful breakfasts. The Main Inn seems to attract unique, intriguing people. The Inn Cats are inviting but not pushy. Overall, I cannot say enough good things about the Main Inn, and Nick and Kathy. Go see for yourself!
I hesitated writing a review because The Peaceful Pelican is obviously one of the best kept secrets in the area. Everything was outstanding, including the innkeeper, Edith. We enjoyed every minute of our romantic getaway! I love how the beds are positioned perfectly in each room on the front of the house, so that you can watch the sun rise in the morning by lifting your head from the pillow. Beautiful, historical home which is tastefully decorated very pleasing to the eye. Breakfast was delicious, especially Edith's stuffed French Toast. I look forward to our next visit!!
Peaceful Pelican lived up to its name. We had a enjoyable and restful time, especially sitting in the rocking chairs on the porch watching the water. The rooms were lovely and the service great. We play to return.
Our stay was perfect in every way. The owner was terrific and catered to every need. Our room was lovely and decorated to perfection. The history of the house was very interesting. A wonderful time!