Star House Bed and Breakfast

3230 Ranch Rd. 165 , Dripping Springs, TX 78620 USA (Show map)

About

Welcome to your home away from home in the beautiful Texas Hill Country situated on 35 acres with rolling vistas and beautiful landscaping! We are located in the middle of it all and a short distance from the 23 Wedding Event Centers around Dripping Springs now known as the Wedding Capital of Texas! Close to Austin, Wimberley, Blanco, Driftwood, Fredricksburg Johnson City, Hamilton's Pool, Blanco and 3 State Parks. Come out to Dripping Springs, relax, and stay the night waking up to views for miles and miles and beautiful gardens. Enjoy some wine and amazing tapas in downtown Dripping Springs at The Mercantile on Mercer and then swing by Mercer Street Dance Hall. In the morning, enjoy a complimentary breakfast and walk the property then check out our local wineries on the Dripping Wine Trail or grab a brew at Twisted X Brewing Company or The Barber Shop. Tour Jester King, Real Ale Brewery, Dripping Springs Vodka or our newest venue, Deep Eddy Vodka! Dripping Springs is the place to be! Enjoy your return from visiting Wildflower Viewing, Olive Orchards and Lavender Fields while viewing twinkling stars in our night sky! A stay at the Star House is the perfect alternative to traditional hotel lodging. We offer a truly unique and warm taste of the Texas Hill Country and all the creature comforts of home. Contact the Innkeeper for special weekly rates, depending on availability. The stars and night sky are anxiously awaiting your arrival. Give us a chance to show you why our previous guests have rated us "Stars Galore" with over 65+ 5 star reviews!

Reviews

Overall
4.8

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

Our weekend away

5 on April 28, 2015

My husband and I needed some time away from schedules. We were delighted with everything about our stay: from the comfortable amenities to the fabulous breakfast. The innkeepers are lovely people. Our stay was very enjoyable.


Star House B&B - Incredible

5 on October 02, 2014

We had the most enjoyable time while staying at the Star House B&B. Tremendous location, views, bungalow, food and hosts - who are simply amazing. Strongly recommend and we look forward to a future visit.


Starry, starry nights!

5 on April 27, 2014

We absolutely loved Stella, and her owners were so charming and hospitable! The views were so awesome! The stars at night were amazing from our deck. Breakfast was lovely. Stella was quaint and quirky and amazing! Nothing could have been better. Well, maybe her sister Airstream. We checked her out and she is a beauty in the making! Thanks so much for everything!

Innkeeper Response
You guys were just as wonderful guests and we really enjoyed meeting you both. Folks such as you are why we love doing what we do here at the property. Thanks for the great review and hope to see you again! Safe Travels Always.


Great Getaway

5 on December 31, 2013

A friend was getting married in Dripping Springs and I found Star House and decided to stay in Stella. Best decision I could have made! The Airstream had just the right amount of space and there was a great deck to sit on and read, have a drink or just watch the clouds pass buy the hilltops. It was easy to get in and out of Dripping Springs and we were at Pedernales Falls to hike in 15 minutes. The nights were cool but the Airstream was always comfortably warm. We didn't get to meet Wayne because he was out of town but Kathy was a gracious host and her breakfasts were delicious. I will definitely be going back!


Thanksgiving Getaway

4.8 on December 04, 2013

My husband and I stayed at Star House over Thanksgiving weekend. It is a great location outside Dripping Springs. Kathy makes fantastic breakfasts and treats you like a honored guest! It's very conveniently located to Pedernales Falls State Park, Hamilton pool, the wineries, olive oil company, plus great restaurants in Dripping Springs and Blanco. We even went to the local dance hall. The guest house is very comfortable and has all of the amenities you need. Totally relaxing! Wayne makes incredible yard art that decorates the beautiful grounds


A Busman's Holiday

4.6 on November 27, 2013

My husband and I are in the restaurant / hotel business, so we are tougher than most on meals and accommodations reviews. Star House was a charming delight in a beautiful setting, very convenient to our cooking class and easy to get in and out. The Innkeepers pushed our experience over the top. You won't be dissappointed.


Amazing weekend at Star House...

5 on October 29, 2013

We had an incredible weekend at the B&B. Immediately upon arrival we felt welcome and at home. Kathy & Wayne were amazing hosts. The accommodations were warm, comfortable and clean. The hilltop property and the views were spectacular. The delicious breakfast each morning prepared by Kathy with love was brought to the door promptly at 9 each day. From the first time I communicated with Kathy, she was helpful, very friendly and provided much needed information about the area and things to do / places to go. We are already planning a return visit in the very near future. There is no need to look any further...if you are looking for a wonderful weekend getaway in a beautiful setting with beauttiful hosts, this is the place.


Amazing weekend at Star House...

5 on October 28, 2013

We had an incredible weekend at the B&B. Immediately upon arrival we felt welcome and at home. Kathy & Wayne were amazing hosts. The accommodations were warm, comfortable and clean. The hilltop property and the views were spectacular. The delicious breakfast each morning prepared by Kathy with love was brought to the door promptly at 9 each day. From the first time I communicated with Kathy, she was helpful, very friendly and provided much needed information about the area and things to do / places to go. We are already planning a return visit in the very near future. There is no need to look any further...if you are looking for a wonderful weekend getaway in a beautiful setting with bearutiful hosts, this is the place.


Outstanding getaway

5 on October 27, 2013

My wife & I spent a few days in the Hill Country for a bit of R&R and stayed at Star House. It was a wonderful experience; outstanding accommodations, quiet & relaxing setting, scenic views of nearby hills & canyons and unobstructed views of the nighttime skies. The Rossi's are very gracious hosts.


Hill Country Oasis - Just what we were hoping for!

5 on October 09, 2013

My husband and his friend were standing in a wedding at Camp Lucy the weekend of ACL and I was not about to fight the traffic and chaos of Austin for the weekend so we looked around and found Kathy's Star House. From the first inquiry, we were confident it would be great! Kathy was friendly, helpful and super accomodating! When we arrived late in the evening after the rehearsal dinner, we were certainly not disappointed! We had planned to have just a couples weekend away but at the last minute, we ended up having to take the baby with us and Kathy made sure there was a pack and play for her to sleep in! We have traveled alot with the baby and most places I would not be comfortable letting her down on the floor to crawl about but the Star House was SPOTLESS! Not even the 8month old could find dirt or trouble on the floor! Kathy and Wayne have a little oasis in the hill country which takes you out of the city and away from the hustle and bustle and gives you the quiet peace that draws everyone out to the hill country - only at the Star House, you can see no other signs of traffic, city life, not even another light in the distance. We will be back - hopefully for a weekend away just the two of us next time to unwind and relax amongst the stars and do some winery tours. (After reading the guest book, hopefully next time we can make an early request for the apple stuedel everyone wrote about!)


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Rooms & Rates

Star House

Elegantly eclectic and fully furnished inn welcomes you to its 35 acre haven. Wooden and scored concrete floors with doors opening onto your own private porches. Deco styled bath. Queen size pillow-top beds with luxury linens & down pillows. Living room offers a leather sectional couch. The kitchen is generously equipped with all the necessities. TV, DVD/CD stereo, Wi-Fi, CD library, books, microwave, refrigerator, stove, dishwasher, coffee maker. The perfect place to stay when coming in for weddings, wine tours, biking, hiking or just relaxing. Rates based on 2 people lodging.

  • Maximum Capacity: 5
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Queen

Nightly Rate: $139 - $139

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Location

Location Type

Wildflower Trail, Bicycle Routes, 3 State Parks (Blanco-Pedernales-Reimers), Hamilton Pool, Wedding Capital of Texas, Wedding Stays, Barber Shop Pub, Deep Eddy Vodka, and lots more!, Countryside, Ranch, Small town, Wine country

Airport

AUS-Austin/Bergstrom International Airport 30 miles

Directions to property:

From Dripping Springs, continue west on Hwy.290 for 8.3 miles looking for Ranch Road 165 on the left (toward Blanco). Turn left on intersection of 290 & RR 165 and go 2 & 7/10 miles. Looking to your right you see the Star House sign and sculptures within a rock landscaped area marked 3230 and a kinetic wind sculpture at the entrance on the right. Continue through the rock entrance and continue to the house on the property. Gate code will be given to you at time of confirmed reservation.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Night life, 23+ Wedding Event Centers, Wedding Capital of Texas, Deep Eddy Vodka, Dutchmans Winery, Driftwood Vineyards, Bell Springs Winery, Solaro Winery, Dripping Springs Vodka, Real Ale Brewing, Jester King Brewery, Twisted X Brewery, Farmers Markets, Salt Lick Barbecue, West Cave Preserve, Hamilton Pool, Wildlife Viewing, Nutty Brown Ampitheatre, Lavendar & Olive Farms, Hill Country Touring, Bicycle Riding, Blanco, Reimers & Pedernales River State Park, Picnic area, River, Rodeo, Tours, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Cottage

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Copier, Fax Machine, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Telephone , Complete Kitchen/Fully Stocked

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Board games, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Fridge, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Library, Microwave, Private entrance, Radio, TV, VCR, Videos, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycles, Bird watching, Hiking trails, Horseshoes, Short drive to area parks, Star Gazing, Hiking, Relaxing, Reinventing, Renewing, Sight-seeing

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Policies

  • Check In:: 2:00 p.m.
  • Check Out:: 11:00 am.
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Smoking is allowed on patio and porches only.
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Please contact innkeeper to make arrangements for children
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required Crated at night and not left alone
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 night stay on weekends. Negotiable if adjacent night not booked.
  • Accepted payments Other, AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Diners club, Personal checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Charge Information Is Taken For Confirmation And Will Be Charged Out Before Your Departure.
  • Cancellations: Payments will be refunded when cancellation notice is received at least 12 days prior to reservation date. A $25.00 re-booking fee will be charged for refund transactions unless another agreement was made. Cancellations received 11 days or less prior to reservation date, no refund will be made unless we are able to rebook the STAR HOUSE, in which case, a full refund will be issued. Your consideration is requested as this allows other guests to make reservations for the same night(s) stay and you will receive a refund if the unit is re-booked.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Kathy Rossi

Languages spoken

English

Resident Pets

Dogs , Host "Dobie Dog"

About the innkeepers

Kathy's hobbies include gardening and landscaping which will become evident from the greenhouse and flowers throughout the lands. Her husband,Wayne is an avid sculptor and operates HO train layouts.

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Meals

Breakfast

Continental Plus

  • Time Served: At Your Convenience
  • Serving Location: Brought to your door, Guest room

Signature Dish

Czech Apple Strudel
You will love this dish from the very first bite! Enjoy decadent fresh baked Apple Strudel baked with love using fresh crisp apples,raisins and topped with vanilla sugar icing and pecans. Hum, Hum Good!


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