Murski Homestead Bed and Breakfast

1662 Old Independence Road , Brenham, TX 77833 USA (Show map)

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Full service venue for ROMANTIC GETAWAYS, Magical Texas ELOPEMENTS, & small weddings.....just an hour west of Houston and east of Austin....check out our reviews! Family ranch with over 120 years of history, we offer a luxury experience complete with Texan hospitality at our world-class bed & breakfast..... beautiful country setting, a relaxing outdoor spa, lots of porches, dining, fireplaces, luxury linens, full breakfast, romantic baths, satellite TV, WIFI, evening liqueur with chocolates & Texas cuisine cooking classes are just a few of our amenities. Just 5 minutes from historic downtown and close to area attractions.

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Overall
4.8

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  • Guest room4.7
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.8

Truly Relaxing and Fun Experience

5 on April 10, 2016

My wife and I needed a short, relaxing vacation and chose to visit the Texas hill country during early April to view the bluebonnets and Indian paintbrush, which were spectacular. As experienced travelers, we highly recommend the Garden Room within the Murski Homestead. You probably cannot go wrong with any room, but we can attest to the Garden Room. While convenient to Brenham, the Murski Homestead is quiet and truly relaxing while providing peaceful solitude, beautiful ambiance, and all the necessary conveniences. A delicious breakfast was prepared in advance and carefully saved in the Garden Room’s mini refrigerator. We heated quiche in the microwave and thoroughly enjoyed yogurt, fresh blueberries, various homemade breads, orange juice, and coffee under the trellised patio with chirping birds saying, “Good Morning!” Treat yourself – enjoy walking the property, enjoy breakfast on the patio, and relax in nice rocking chairs while enjoying wine & cheese (bring your own) – treat yourself.

Innkeeper Response
What a lovely way to describe your experience at the ranch! Thank you for taking the time to post comments regarding your stay and for the compliments. The birds are a true delight for anyone who enjoys the outdoors as you discovered. We are delighted to your chose Brenham for your escape and do hope to have the pleasure of your company for a future stay if ever in headed to Brenham again!


Fabulous!

5 on November 02, 2015

Everything about this B&B is fantastic! The rooms are very well taken care of and clean, the property is in excellent condition and the grounds are perfectly landscaped. Pamela is an excellent hostess and she makes sure that you have everything you need. We found this B&B when we were looking for an elopement package. We are having a big wedding next year but wanted to do something just for the two us before then. Pamela ensured everything was taken care of for the ceremony and that our day was special. We didn't have to worry about anything, we got married by the gazebo, drank wine on the porch and ate an outstanding meal prepared by Pamela. Dinner consisted of homemade soup, Sheppard's pie made with lamb, venison and ground pork with twice roasted mashed potatoes on top and for desert we had an apple pie sort of dish with Blue Bell ice cream on top. To die for!! We wish we could have stayed longer to enjoy all the features of the B&B but unfortunately we had to go back to Houston. We will definitely be back for a weekend of R&R soon!!


Amazing Wedding Venue!

5 on April 16, 2015

I cannot say enough wonderful things about this B&B! My wife and I just got married here and we were blown away from the moment we arrived. The property is on top of a hill overlooking a large expansive field (complete with horses and donkeys and cows roaming around!). Everything was so gorgeous and Pamela was such an amazing host. We had reserved one of the smaller rooms but because we were the only ones there Pamela upgraded us to the Garden Room, which was very spacious and had windows on three of the four walls. If you do decide to get married here there are multiple areas to have the ceremony and Pamela was so accommodating to make sure that we were satisfied with our experience. Breakfast was amazing and Pamela also makes a fantastic liquor! We cannot wait to go back for our anniversary!


Home away from home!

4.8 on March 27, 2015

We were so lucky to find this treasure. On vacation we found out that the place we were going to stay had closed. One of the Park Rangers recommended Murski B & B and we will be forever thankful. Pamela was able to accommodate on short notice. The room was spacious, the bed perfect and the breakfast was over the top. She was able to accommodate a gluten free breakfast without any hesitation. We loved the location...away frrom the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Nice spa (hot tub). The perfect place for a nice get away!


Effortless Luxury

5 on March 08, 2015

I decided to get away for the weekend from my hectic life in Houston and chose Murski Homestead based on online reviews. The stay in real-life far surpass the online reviews or photos! It was so refreshing to be staying amongst such beautiful Texas nature and animals, situated on many rolling acres with cattle, birds, etc. in a well-cared for habitat. The ambiance is peaceful, the air is clean, and the amenities are of high, quality standards - thanks to the innkeepers' thoughtful design and smartly appointed antique family home, grounds, and furniture throughout the guest residence. Pamela's cooking and menu selections are absolutely fabulous - and the homemade liqueur and local chocolates in the rooms are the icing on the (homemade) cake! While in Brenham, I took in a play at Unity Theater, which was outstanding, as well as explored some historical places downtown and visited the Lavender Farm in Chappell Hill. This Brenham experience was perfect for me, with all the creature comforts of home, high attention to hospitality and luxury in the country by the innkeepers, and artistic and historical culture much appreciated by the community.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your kind review! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. As you discovered, Murski Homestead and Brenham is a treasure trove for anyone looking for the perfect spot for some "down time" and who enjoys the arts, history, charm of small town America and what we consider to be the best of Texas hospitality. We do hope you will consider staying with us again your next time in our area!


Wonderful weekend getaway!

5 on October 12, 2014

My husband surprised me with a weekend at the Murski B&B and we had a wonderful, relaxing time. We took a private cooking class with Pamela which was so fun and everything tasted fabulous! She really enjoyed spending the time with us. We even started off with a champagne cocktail and a bottle of wine with our lunch. The room was cozy, the bed comfortable and the in-room breakfast was delicious. We found several events going on in town and the surrounding towns to keep us busy for the weekend yet still take it easy and relax. Would love to come back again!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for taking time out of your busy day to post a review about your stay with us! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your time at the ranch and we look forward to hosting you again!


The Great Escape

5 on September 27, 2014

I surprised my wife with a two-day getaway at the Murski Homestead and we loved it. I read many reviews prior to selecting this B&B and the experience still surpassed my high expectations. Pam is a very gracious host and wasted no time taking us under her wing to point out what we needed to know for our stay as well as suggesting many places of interest in the surrounding area. We loved the food that Pam prepared and loved the fact we could eat whenever we wanted on our own schedule. The parfaits made excellent desserts! We were only there last week, but I already want to go back.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for taking the time out of your day to post a review of your recent stay with us. We are happy to hear that we exceeded your expectations which means we have done our job! We look forward to your return visit...hopefully sooner than later!


We didn't want to leave!!!

5 on August 14, 2014

We stayed here August 8-10. It was a spontaneous getaway for my husband and I and a PERFECT retreat! The first night we never left the front porch. We brought our own picnic and just enjoyed the sunset and cool breeze from the hilltop location. When we decided to retire, the bed was cool and comfortable with luscious linens and a down comforter. Our breakfast the next morning was delicious...fresh pineapple and orange juice, an egg pie and cinnamon coffee cake. We enjoyed every bite! We visited the lavender farm, wineries, the diner at the municipal airport and lots of shops around town. We ate at Volare's and Must Be Heaven while we were there. All I can say is...WE WILL BE BACK.

Innkeeper Response
The adjectives you use to describe your stay are exactly what we hope our guests will experience: a spontaneous getaway & perfect retreat! Thank you for reviewing our food and many of the attractions and restaurants here for other guests. This type of information is so helpful to future guests and we appreciate your take on it! We hope to see you soon for another stay!


Beyond 5 Stars

5 on August 11, 2014

Such a relaxing weekend. We stayed in the Sage Room and it was perfect. The sheet were extremely soft, bed comfortable, tons of pillows. I love the reading nook in the corner, the electric fireplace, the bath and homemade complimentary liquor. I'm already bragging about this B&B, it was the first my husband had ever stayed at and we might not ever go back to hotels if he thinks they will all be like this one. They had puzzles, board games, cards, a Jacuzzi, horses, donkeys, cows and a beautiful property tons of places to just sit and enjoy the view. The owners are what sold this to us, they are so sweet, gave us recommendations and constantly asking if we needed anything and gave us some extra desserts. Such a sweet couple and Pamela is an AMAZING cook. She would make breakfast the day before and have put it in the refrigerator for us to have whenever we woke up the next day in the comfort of our rooms with fresh fruit and juice. Relaxing escape. Highly recommend.


4th July 2014

4.0 on July 16, 2014

Wonderful place to unwind and unplug. Pam was a wonderful hostess. She was very knowledge about events in the area. We watched several fireworks show from the front porch from the area around the B&B. The outdoor sitting area was very inviting and comfortable to sit and enjoy the breeze. Spec (cat) and Jez (dog) were glad to accommodate us in scratching their ears and heads as we kicked back in the lounge chairs. Will come again and recommend to our friends.

Innkeeper Response
Your comments describing Murski Homestead B&B as "a wonderful place to unwind and unplug" reaffirms that we are doing our job! We have created an environment so that every guest may experience the serenity and peacefulness of the ranch, leaving here renewed, refreshed and ready to face life once again. Thank you for taking the time out of your busy day to post a review and for recommending Murski Homestead to your friends. We look forward to hosting you again in the future!


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Rooms & Rates

Lavender Room

Guests love this room with it's PRIVATE PORCH .... where you can watch the sunrise while enjoying a private breakfast, kick back with a really good book on the chaise, and enjoy the cool of the evening with a delicious bottle of wine. At night snuggle into the extremely comfortable Rustic cedar tall KING BED to watch your NEW HD 39" FLAT SCREEN TV (DISH) . The private NEWLY UPGRADED spacious bath now features a 2 PERSON SIZED MARBLE SHOWER. With the generous sized wing chairs, electric fireplace and complimentary evening liqueur with chocolates, you can really unwind in comfort!

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $185 - $265

Rosemary Room

The perfect setup for romance......Sleep in late in the high back comfy queen bed, rise to bathe in your private bathroom with 2-person sized shower, enjoy breakfast in your room or on the porch at a table for 2. Evenings: grab the cocktail setups from your private pantry, add your favorite cocktail and step out to a sitting area on the front porch for spectacular sunsets....then slip into bed in the flicker of your electric fireplace, with a great movie on satellite TV and the chocolates & complimentary evening liqueur.... personal a/c, ceiling fan & fireplace!

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $179 - $215

Sage Room

The sunrise view and antique CLAW FOOTED TUB plus SEPARATE 2 PERSON SIZED SHOWER add to the romantic draw of this room with its tall antique French Provincial KING BED. Guests enjoy MOVIES from the ensuite private collection! With the electric fireplace, comfortable twin sized sofa, ensuite breakfast & cocktail pantry, complimentary evening liqueur & chocolate, the Sage room is the perfect spot for planning and ending your day! Watch the morning sun rise from the comfort of your bed! Order our "BREAKFAST IN BED" to enhance your stay! .

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $189 - $265

Garden Room

We've thought of everything for your escape from it all in this room....private entrance,luxury linens, high back Queen bed, JACUZZI tub with shower, electric FIREPLACE, comfortable upholstered chairs, HD FLAT SCREEN TV (DISH), drop leaf table with chairs for dining ensuite, private pantry with full breakfast and cocktail setups, mini fridge, microwave, & coffee maker! With surround windows, you can enjoy the gardens, the morning sunrise and the evening sunset all from the comfort of your private escape!

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $205 - $259

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Location

Location Type

Airport, Countryside, Ranch, Small town

Airport

Houston, TX (IAH-Bush Intercontinental) 75 miles

Directions to property:

Directions from Houston: Take HWY 290 West towards Austin. Turn right at the junction of HWY 290 and FM 577. Drive approximately 4 miles and turn right on Independence Road. Travel one-half miles and turn right into our gravel. Lane ends at the B&B.

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Rodeo, Ruins, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Cottage, Working Ranch

On-site amenities

Board games, CD player, Copier, Fax Machine, Private entrance, Spa, Videos, Wedding Facilities , Dining In House Room Service, Complimentary Evening Liqueur, Evening Chocolates, Bottled Water, Ice Machine, 24 Hour Single Cup Coffee Service

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Microwave, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, VCR, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Billiards, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Cooking Classes, Herb Gardening Classes, Guided Birding, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Swimming pool, Tennis courts, Video Arcade, Water sports

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Policies

  • Check In:: 4:00 P.M.
  • Check Out:: 11 A.M.
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only $500 cleaning fee charged to card for smoking indoors.
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: No
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Minimum stay weekends, special events & holidays.
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Full Amount will be charged for confirmation.
  • Cancellations: Regular: 15 days advance notice. Holidays/Special Events: 90 day advance notice. $40 per night/per room fee applies to all cancellations. All packages are non-refundable.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Pamela & Tom Murski

Languages spoken

English

Resident Pets

Cats , Dogs

About the innkeepers

Cooking, Gardening, Travelling, Reading

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Meals

Breakfast

Free

  • Time Served: Options to choose from
  • Serving Location: outdoors on porches, Breakfast/dining area, Guest room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , gluten free


Signature Dish

All
All our dishes are unique & delicious due to the seasonality of the food and the whim of the cook!


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