Experience the charm of our historic 1910 home and its scenic bayfront location in the quiet shrimping town of Palacios, Texas. The Peaceful Pelican is proud to offer 5 luxury rooms, all with private bathrooms, first class amenities, wireless Internet and gourmet breakfast. Just right for a romantic getaway, a business retreat, or a special trip to one of the best birding spots in the United States!
5 on December 08, 2014
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.
5 on October 14, 2014
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.
4.6 on September 29, 2014
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.
5 on July 21, 2014
My Husband and I just returned from a stay at the Peaceful Pelican. It was an absolutely wonderful and relaxing experience. The Inn Keeper, Paul,a was so wonderful and accommodating.
5 on March 17, 2013
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.
4.8 on January 26, 2013
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.
5 on January 12, 2013
Superb, distinguished, unassuming! Would recommend highly. We are coming back!
5 on July 03, 2012
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.
4.2 on June 29, 2012
Great conversations with Edith over wine in the afternoon ( nice touch) - a delightful and peaceful time..loved it
4.4 on March 23, 2012
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!
Features a separate bedroom and sitting room, can sleep up to four Private outdoor entrance, plus indoor access to the rest of the house Your choice of a king-size bed or two twin beds, plus room for two more in the sitting room Spacious en suite bathroom with clawfoot tub and separate shower Refrigerator, microwave, hair dryer
Our third floor offers spacious accommodation that can sleep up to six people Your choice of a king-size bed or two twin beds, plus room for four more on roll away beds Spiral staircase offers access to the widow’s walk on the roof Four cozy window seats, with views in all four directions En suite bathroom with clawfoot tub and separate shower Champagne massage system in tub Extra sink outside bathroom Refrigerator, microwave, hair dryer
Second floor room with bay view, shaded by the oldest magnolia tree in Palacios Your choice of a king-size bed or two twin beds Spacious closet with French doors En suite bathroom with clawfoot tub and separate shower Refrigerator, microwave, hair dryer
Cozy room on the second floor, with views of the garden and the bay Your choice of a king-size bed or two twin beds En suite bathroom with clawfoot tub and separate shower Refrigerator, microwave, hair dryer
Oceanfront, Small town
Houston, TX (IAH-Bush Intercontinental)
Antique Shopping, Beach, Historical interests, Museum, Nature area, Ocean, Town murals and historical markers, Mad Island Marsh Preserve, Aransas National Wildlife Refuge, Shrimping fleet, Picnic area, Religious Services
Bed and Breakfast
Board games, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Library, Piano, Telephone, Washer/dryer
Air conditioning, Ceiling fans, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Microwave, Private entrance, Wi-Fi
Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Fishing, Golfing, Hunting, Kayaking, 1 1/2 mile, paved and lighted seawall walk, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Swimming pool, Water sports