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Weekday getaway...we had mixed feelings about our stay!
sur mai 14, 2015
My husband and I visited this bed and breakfast a few weeks ago, just to get out of the city for a couple nights! We had mixed feelings about the stay, so I'm going to give both the positives and the negatives.
1. The location is great- the inn is in hill country so the drive is beautiful, with winding roads and tons of trees. It's close the The Oasis which is a great place to go for dinner. We also went hiking one day at Pernenales Falls, which I would definitely recommend!
2. The breakfast the first morning was great- pancakes, eggs, and bacon :) And unlimited fresh coffee!
1. The house is no longer on the lake, due to low lake levels. I realize this is completely out of anyone's control, but it would have been nice to know. Apparently the inlet of Lake Travis has been dried up for 8 years, so we didn't get the "on the lake" aspect we were looking forward to.
2. During breakfast the first morning, Anne asked if it was okay if she didn't cook breakfast for us the second morning, due to wanting to go out of town herself. We were paying for the bed-and-breakfast experience, and it was disappointing to not receive that. She did leave a packaged container of cinnamon rolls in the fridge and told us we could make them ourselves, but neither of us like cinnamon rolls so we chose to go out instead. Also, their RV was still there in the morning when we left, so we were a little confused about why she couldn't/didn't make breakfast...
Overall, it was a nice vacation, but I wouldn't recommend this place, nor would we go back. We read a lot of reviews before going, so we were somewhat surprised. We've stayed at other bed and breakfasts and had amazing experiences, and we depend a lot on reviews, so I hope this is helpful to others looking to travel in this area!
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I am sorry you were disappointed in the Lake Travis view. Lake Travis most definitely fluctuates, and, going forward, I will be sure to mention the water level with potential guests. The good news is we are lakefront now due to the recent rains.
You all did get an upgrade to the whole downstairs (master bedroom, several rooms and full kitchen)
I know you enjoyed dinner at The Oasis and also the local Honey Bee Quilt Shop which were recommended by me.
As far breakfast on the second day, I apologize. Candidly, more than half of my guests enjoy their privacy and prefer that I provide juice, coffee, pastries, etc.
I try to balance my personal life and the B&B schedule. I actually did leave close to 9:00 AM after some last second details.
Thank you for taking time to share feedback about your stay at GrandAnne’s on the Lake. Your opinion is important to me.
This place is amazing. It seems like you walk into your Grandma's house from the moment she greets you at the door. She has freshly made refreshments after she greets you. We sat and visited briefly on our arrival and she was always cognizant of our privacy and was there if we needed anything.
sur avril 19, 2015
The house was very quaint...Ms. Anne shares her life thru pictures and books as evidenced by all of the "memorabilia" displayed through out her past home. She lives off property and we had the entire lake-side home to ourselves. Spacious deck was so inviting to the sunset. She arrived on our cue to make us a custom ordered breakfast with fresh fruit. Her blueberry pancakes lived up to their reputation as were the highlight of breakfast. I enjoyed this stay, but even more I enjoyed her and her family.
A peaceful retreat
sur avril 02, 2015
Once in a while you find a place that provides immediate relaxation, feels very familiar and lets you breath in nature itself. I have stayed at GrandAnne's a number of times - and it always feels like visiting your favorite aunt at her lakeside retreat. It is very rustic, unpretentious, and extremely comfortable. If you get a chance, take a bar of soap and shampoo to the dock and bathe in the lake - it is primitive joy. Thanks Anne for the nice breakfasts. hope you see you all soon.
Girl's Weekend Getaway
sur mars 09, 2015
We thoroughly enjoyed our weekend stay at GrandAnne's this weekend. The home was quaint, cozy and the perfect setting for six ladies to enjoy a much needed weekend away. Mrs. Anne was a very kind and hospitable host throughout our stay. I would highly recommend this home to others!
Great Weekend at GrandAnne's
sur mars 07, 2015
Loved sitting on the huge deck in the evening sipping a glass of wine. We cooked steaks on the grill and just relaxed. A perfect getaway from the city. Anne is a gracious, attentive host.
We wished we could have stayed longer!!
sur mars 27, 2014
We had a wonderful stay at Gran Anne's. It was just way too short. Everything was wonderful- we felt like royalty from the moment we entered. Sitting out on the deck at night under the Texas Sky was soul rejuvenating and so peaceful. Slept great in the quiet neighborhood and it was hard to leave when our stay was over. You won't be disappointed with your stay- no matter how short it might be. Don't miss this jewel on Lake Travis!
sur février 20, 2014
My wife and I needed a weekend getaway for the Valentines/Wife's birthday weekend and we were lucky to have found this place. The house is tucked away in the hills just outside of Austin overlooking Lake Travis. Everything was so nice and quiet. Exactly just what we wanted. Anne recommended a restaurant, The Oasis, for dinner which also was a great suggestion. The house is so warm and friendly, we felt like we were at home. We can't wait to bring the whole family out here to enjoy this wonderful hidden gem. And yes, the blueberry pancakes are wonderful!
Réponse du propriétaire
Natalie and Dan,
How kind of you to write such a lovely review. I hope to have you again in the future.
GrandAnne is our Texan fairygodmother
sur octobre 28, 2013
GrandAnne's was the perfect place for my husband and I to enjoy Lake Travis and blueberry pancakes! Anne is the embodiment of Southern Hospitality.
A Terrific Time at Grandanne’s Bed and Breakfast
sur juin 11, 2013
Grand Anne’s is a beautiful out of the way (but not too far out of the way) homey place to hide out in for a few days. We loved all of Anne’s personal touches which made us feel right at home.
Réponse du propriétaire
Thank you for the lovely review. It helps to get recent reviews.
Anne and Bob
We had a great time!
sur janvier 11, 2013
We had a great weekend getaway! The B&B was very quiet and relaxing. We had a great breakfast of fruit and rolls for Saturday. Sunday we could have had blueberry pancakes which I know would have been great but we had plans with my sister for breakfast.
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