Woodbine Hotel and Restaurant

209 North Madison , Madisonville, TX 77864 USA (Show map)

About

Built as a hotel in 1904, The Woodbine is a Victorian and Eastlake National and Texas Historic Landmark. Eight guestrooms feature king or queen size beds, private whirlpool baths, wireless high speed internet, color TV with HBO, HGTV, ESPN and ESPN II, individual heat/ac controls, direct dial telephones and modem connections plus full breakfast for two. Chef/owner restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner featuring upscale dining with local flavor. Monterey Mushrooms, Rattlesnake Ranch Pecans and local produce are creatively highlighted among entrees featuring fresh seafood and beef. Full service saloon serving wine, beer and alcohol.

Reviews

Overall
4.5

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  • Guest room4.3
  • Service4.6
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.4
  • Onsite Dining4.7

Unique place to stay with great home cooked food!

3.8 on June 18, 2016

You could be critical of a few things but remember you are staying in a 1904 hotel. My wife and I stayed there and thoroughly enjoyed it. Being able to kind of roam around the house while lounging is a nice treat. Breakfasts are like telling your grandmother what you want to eat and it comes out perfect! Brunch also was something special. Rooms are dated as are the baths but if you are looking for a unique experience this is it. Fast free internet is a plus!


Great find!

4.8 on June 16, 2016

I was in the Huntsville area on business and just before booking at one of those "just off the highway" chain hotels, found the Woodbine. What a great find. A homey feel in an historic setting, a great restaurant and a friendly host. I'll be back!


The Wright family

5 on June 14, 2016

What a fantastic experience my wife and I loved this B&B and we look forward to staying there again as soon as we can. The owners of the Woodbine are very kind and accommodating and breakfast is fantastic. The cost to stay here is the same as staying at any other hotel but this is not just any hotel this is the Woodbine... and I would recommend staying here but you should plan accordingly as it is normally booked and seems to be at a high demand.


Lovely place to stay!

5 on June 06, 2016

This is our second stay at this lovely B&B. It is such a detailed visit to the past! Wouldn't be surprised to see someone in Victorian dress! They always go out of their way to make your stay enjoyable! Would recommend to everyone coming to this area!


Breakfast was great, rooms not very clean

3.4 on June 01, 2016

My wife and I stayed at this hotel after my brother's wedding, in the Gibbs suite. We arrived late, well after dark. I spoke with Susan regarding our reservation and she was very helpful and accommodating, even when our expected arrival time changed twice. After making the reservation she sent me an email with detailed instructions on how to get in and to our room after hours. We had no trouble finding the place and getting in with those instructions. It's an old hotel, with old furniture and paintings and creaky floors, so it was a little creepy walking around at night! But I'm sure arriving during the day would make it not so bad. The room itself was about what we expected. The tub was huge and very nice. Bed was comfortable, quiet. There's also a TV and wifi, and in the common hallway there's a microwave. The room isn't very big, but it's plenty of room for 2 people. Breakfast was so good!! You come down to the restaurant area, where only overnight guests are there for breakfast, and they give you coffee and a small menu and you can order anything you want, it's included with your stay. I had a pancake and omelette, and both were delicious. Overall, it was nice, but we didn't get much time there. Only complaint was that it's kind of dirty, but it's an old building and I guess that comes with it being old. If you like old historic buildings and don't mind it looking old, it probably won't bother you too much. I would like to visit this place again. I don't think my wife wants to. I think she's thinking of the dirty room, and I'm thinking of the pancakes...


Best. Waffles. Ever

4.6 on May 24, 2016

I stayed here back in the fall, and really felt at home among the quirky antiques and slightly creaky floors. Brought my husband back for a night this spring, and he's a fan, too. Really welcoming rooms -- homey, comfortable, welcoming, not over-decorated or to cutesy. And the breakfasts. OMG, the waffles! We ate here that Saturday night, too, and had the prime rib. Soooo tasty, perfectly cooked. And finished with a really top-notch key lime pie and what my husband termed 'The Mother of All Lemon Pies" -- a lemon-layer pie of custard, mousse, and perfectly-browned coconut creme merinque. Outstanding place. Friendly wait staff. Terrific ambiance.


Great time at the Woodbine!

4.2 on May 23, 2016

Excellent place to stay- would recommend if you are spending the night in the Madisonville area. Outstanding breakfast!


Anniversary night away

4.4 on May 22, 2016

Food was awesome!!!!!!!!!! Has dinner and breakfast! Really enjoyed it! Would stay here again, or come for dinner one evening.


Unexpected beauty and comfort; unparalleled customer service.

4.6 on May 15, 2016

What a wonderful find in Madisonville! Old world details from a bygone era complete with creaky floors! It's a beautiful place to stay and everyone was very welcoming. The full, hot breakfast was cooked to order and very delicious. We will be back hopefully for a longer stay.


Madisonville stays

5 on May 10, 2016

Susan and her entire staff does a wonderful job making me feel like family each and every time I visit.


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Rooms & Rates

Wills Suite

This lovely room is named after the second owners of the hotel. It features walnut furnishings including a triple mattress Eastlake style King-sized bed, armoire, writing desk, and dresser. The large windows on two sides overlook sowntown Madisonville, the gazebo, backyard and beautiful sunsets in the evening. The large private bath offers an oversized combination whirlpool tub and shower and plenty of room.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Shapira Suite

Our "Cover Girl" room, this suite made the cover of "Inn Traveler!" A terrific place for a honeymoon, this suite offers the ultimate in privacy. Located in the Eastlake Tower off the front porch upstairs, you feel very secluded from the rest of the hotel and guests. This room features a wrought iron King-sized bed with Eastlake furniture including a fainting couch, upholstered chairs and walnut furniture. The private bath offers a custom four-foot shower (great for two). This is the only suite that does not have a tub.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Gibbs Suite

One of our mid-sized rooms, The Gibbs Suite offers a walnut Queen-sized sleigh bed with a beautiful armoire, dressing table and dresser. The suite overlooks the backyard, gazebo and the courtyard. The quiet rippling sounds of the goldfish pond will gently serenade you to sleep. One of our most popular rooms, the suite features the largest private bath with an oval shaped whirlpool tub for two and separate shower. A great place for a romantic getaway or rekindling your love.

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

Madison Suite

A large, elegant suite featuring a King-sized mahogany sleigh bed, a mahogany twin bed, walnut armoire, writing desk, and bird's eye maple dresser. This sunny spacious room offers windows on three sides overlooking both the front and back of the hotel and downtown Madisonville. The large private bath offers an oversized combination whirlpool tub and shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Brimberry Suite

This two-room suite is named after the oldest standing building in the county, located in the backyard. It features a Queen-sized brass bed and a separate sitting room with a twin size bed and a wet bar. These rooms are excellent for family get-togethers or for the business traveler who wants a separate place to work. There is a color TV in the bedroom. The private bath in the bedroom has a regular size combination whirlpool tub and shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Twin

Eastlake Suite

This room features a walnut Eastlake King-sized bed with triple mattress, armoire and dresser. Guests say it's the best bed in the house. Located upstairs on the back porch, it offers great privacy as well as a beautiful view of the goldfish pond and courtyard and the backyard and gazebo. The private bath has a combination oversize whirlpool tub and shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Drummer's Suite

Located at the top of the stairs on the back porch, this room is named after the traveling clothing sales men who frequented the hotel at the turn of the century. This room features a Queen-sized wrought iron bed with walnut dresser, dressing table and mirror, armoire, and overstuffed chair. The private bath has a combination whirlpool tub and shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Parten Suite

Located at the top of the stairs, this gorgeous suite is our largest room. The beautiful blue tones and warm oak furniture definitely make this a great room for honeymoons or anniversaries. The sunny Queen Ann Victorian Turret is a great place for a quiet read or a romantic interlude. The suite features oak furniture with a King-sized sleigh bed and triple mattress for excellent sleeping, a full size dressing mirror, armoire, dressing table, and maple writing desk. The private bath offers a gigantic whirlpool tub for two and separate shower as well as an old pull chain commode relocated from a Houston bus terminal. This room was the original owner's suite and, at the time, was the only room with indoor plumbing!

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

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Location

Location Type

Bryan/College Station, Huntsville, Crockett, Downtown, Small town

Airport

Houston, TX (IAH-Bush Intercontinental) 95 miles

Directions to property:

From Houston, travel north on I-45. From Dallas, travel south on I-45. Exit #142 (Hwy 21/190). Travel West towards Madisonville and Bryan/College Station 2.5 miles to 3rd stoplight. Turn right on Madison at Town Square. Hotel is two blocks north on left side.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Messina Hof Winery, Sam Houston State Park, Wildflowers in Spring, Texas Prison Museum, Bush Library, Texas A&M, Outlet Stores, Picnic area, Religious Services, Rodeo, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Country Inn, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, CD player, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, DVD Player, Fax Machine, Library, Private entrance, Wedding Facilities, Wet bar , Full Service Bar, Full Service Restaurant, Gazebo, Gold Fish Pond, Wedding Facilities, Banquet and Conference Facilities

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Desk, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bird watching, Fishing, Golfing, Horseback riding, Horseshoes, Hunting, antiquing, historical siteseeing, ranch tours, Shopping, Sight-seeing

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Policies

  • Check In:: 3 pm - 9 pm
  • Check Out:: 12 Noon
  • Open All Year Round: No
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Smoking on covered outdoor porches
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Not recommended for children under 12 years old.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required Must be on Frontline/Advantage Flea Control for min. 3 month
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Credit card guarantee or full payment required in advance of arrival.
  • Cancellations: We will charge the first night cost of your reservation if you cancel within 7 days of your reservation. There will be no refund if your reservation is cancelled 1 day before check-in. Your credit card will be charged for the full amout of your reservation.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Susan Warmuth

Languages spoken

English, German, Spanish

Resident Pets

Dogs , none

About the innkeepers

Gardening - there's always plenty to do around here so if you're looking for us, check one of the gardens! Antiquing - we collect copper and lots of it plus wooden pulleys and antique furniture

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Meals

Breakfast

Full

  • Time Served: 7 - 9:30 M-F, 8 - 9:30 S & S
  • Serving Location: On-site restaurant

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , Sunday Brunch


Signature Dish

Rattlesnake Ranch Pecan French Toast
Thick Texas Toast dipped in Chef's unique batter, then crusted with local pecans and gently sauteed. Thick and fluffy, the crunchy slices are served with warm maple syrup and fresh butter.