Welcome to Blue Heron Bed and Breakfast located only 30 minutes from downtown Austin and 10 minutes from Historic Bastrop. Our Colonial home is situated on 4.5 acres with a large pond in front where you can feed the ducks or do a little fishing. Relax in any one of our four spacious bedrooms and then wake up to a full gourmet breakfast chosen from our menu in the formal dining room. A guests' kitchen is available for snacks and beverages along with the guests' common room which has videos and games for your enjoyment.
The Heron Room is decorated with traditional decor featuring a queen size four poster mahogany bed with extra comfortable pillow top mattress and luxurious linens. Also included are an antique wardrobe, desk, comfortable recliner, TV/VCR, and internet access. The Heron Room has a private bath with full size tub and shower. Check in time is 3 p.m. and Check out time is 11 a.m.
The McKenzie Room is decorated with a country feel featuring a queen size pine bed with an extra comfortable pillow top mattress and high quality linens. A large recliner for relaxing, an antique wardrobe, TV/VCR and a spacious private bathroom are also included. Internet access is also available in your room. Check in time is 3 p.m. and Check out time is 11 a.m.
The Orleans Room is newly decorated with touches of New Orleans and includes a king size Georgian style bed, a wing back chair for relaxing, an antique wardrobe, mahogany vanity, and TV/VCR. This room has a spacious private bath with a jacuzzi tub and shower. Check in time is 3 p.m. and Check out time is 11 a.m.
The Mouton Room has a solid pine queen size sleigh bed, luxurious linens, a wing back chair for reading or watching the TV/VCR, and an oak vanity. The Mouton Room has a private bath just across the hall. Check in time is 3 p.m. and Check out time is 11 a.m.
5 on March 26, 2013
Facilities were clean and comfortable. Janice was friendly and a great cook. Loved the breakfasts.
5 on February 17, 2013
This B&B is large and comfortable, with an upstairs kitchen/living area that is perfect for sitting and talking.
5 on December 17, 2012
My wife and I stayed at the Blue Heron Inn and had a wonderful time. The room was spacious and inviting and the house was very well-kept. Janice, the owner, is an absolute sweetheart and an awesome cook in the kitchen. Her cinnamon pecan belgian waffles are to die for, as is everything else on her 'pick-what-you'd like' breakfast menu. We loved our visit so much that we went back in October for a longer stay. Highly recommended!
5 on August 07, 2012
The three words I have titled my review sums up our four-day stay. I would highly recommend this small, charming get-a-way. And I must say, that the owner was exemplified the utmost Southern hospitality.
5 on June 24, 2012
We had the very best time at The Blue Heron from 6/22/2012-6/24/2012. We were greeted by the owner who is the sweetest and bestest lady in the world. Never having been to a bed and breakfast before we didn't know what to expect but after this stay we see how they should be modeled. The room we stayed in was clean and comfortable and everything was in the perfect spot. The detail to breakfast was spot on in every way too. The location is so convienant to down town austin and the historical district in Bastrop. There is plenty to occupy your time during your stay here or just to enjoy the peace and quiet that this wonderful bed and breakfast have to offer. I will most certainly make it bake and refer this particular bed and breakfast to all my family and friends. Thank you Ms Janice!
Airport, City, Countryside, Small town
AUS-Austin/Bergstrom International Airport 13 miles
From Austin Bergstrom International Airport drive 13 miles(15 minutes) east on Highway 71, turn right then left onto Highway 71 service road (this is Union Chapel Rd.). Look for Blue Heron sign on the right.
Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, McKinney Roughs Nature Park, Bastrop Opera House, Bastrop State Park, Bastrop Convention Center, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Rodeo, Bicycle rental, Bird watching, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Shopping, Sight-seeing
Bed and Breakfast
Library, Private entrance, Videos
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Board games, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, In-room internet, Desk, Fridge, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Microwave, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, VCR, Wi-Fi
choice of full
Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , low carb
New Orleans Crawfish Omelet
Three egg omelet with crawfish sauteed in butter, vegetables and a touch of cajun seasoning and then topped with hollandaise sauce and fresh chives.