The Red Velvet Inn is a unique, pet-friendly bed & breakfast located near the heart of downtown Navasota, TX, which is 20 minutes south of College Station and a hour north of Houston. It is located in a 120-year-old Victorian style house that was built by Charles W. Stewart, two-time mayor of Navasota, and son of Charles B. Stewart, signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence and designer of the Texas flag. Pets are welcome at the Red Velvet Inn and a percentage of the room rates will be donated to Texas Husky Rescue, Long Way Home Pit Bull Rescue, and Texas Sled Dog Rescue.
4.4 on April 06, 2016
This is a charming little inn. The breakfast is just a self-serve so I consider this an Inn not a full blown bed and breakfast. The owner, Denise, is very friendly, accommodating and hospitable. The rooms are exceptionally clean and well arranged. Cable and Wi-Fi. I can't give it a 5 star because it is by a railroad track so the sound of trains may disrupt your quiet time. It is within 30 minutes of Brenham, the Lavender Farm, College Station and Washington on the Brazos. During wildflower season you have many roads to travel and soak up the beauty. Very friendly small town Texas charm.
We appreciate this review and the many kind comments about our wonderful Inn. It is always greatly appreciated when guests appreciate the hard work that went into restoring and maintaining this gem of a historic house. While we certainly regret that the trains bothered this guest, we make sure information about the trains is available to all potential guests prior to making a reservation. Our website clearly states: "Navasota is known as 'The Town that Trains Built' and is one of three cities in Texas that Union Pacific has designated as Train Town USA. The Red Velvet Inn is two blocks from the train tracks and an average of 30 trains a day travel through Navasota, so you will hear trains passing by, even at night. It is part of the charm of Navasota and the Inn, but light sleepers should be aware of this." Our self-serve breakfast came about after numerous suggestions from guests that appreciate being able to eat on their own schedule, and the industry itself as been moving this direction over the past couple of years. The self-serve breakfast is discussed on both our website and the reservation confirmation letter that is sent to every guest. As this guest mentioned, Navaosta is a wonderful small town with many interesting places to visit within a short drive. Wildflower season is one of the best!
4.6 on March 14, 2016
This was a fabulous place. Extremely clean, beautiful décor - very comfortable stay. The only downside was the train that ran all night long and the functionality of the shower. If the location was away from the railroad, it would have been perfect and certainly a place I would return to over and over again!
We appreciate this review and the nice comments about our wonderful Inn. While we certainly regret that the trains bothered this guest, we make sure information about the trains is available to all potential guests prior to making a reservation. Our website clearly states: "Navasota is known as 'The Town that Trains Built' and is one of three cities in Texas that Union Pacific has designated as Train Town USA. The Red Velvet Inn is two blocks from the train tracks and an average of 30 trains a day travel through Navasota, so you will hear trains passing by, even at night. It is part of the charm of Navasota and the Inn, but light sleepers should be aware of this."
5 on February 18, 2016
The entire house is absolutely stunning. We had a great weekend with friends here. Great way to get away from the city.
Thank you for your review and I'm so happy you enjoyed your stay at the Red Velvet Inn. Hope to see you again!
5 on January 26, 2016
We are on a year long bicycle trip and found the Red Velvet on our route and decided it sounded like a fantastic place to rest for a couple of days. We haul two dogs with us in a cart, and the Inn is dog friendly! Our stay exceeded expectations. Denise is an amazing person and host, and she did an exceptional job in turning a old home into a warm and comfortable environment. She also is heavily involved in Husky rescues, and as dog people, we certainly appreciate those efforts. The house is great, the fenced yard was loved by the dogs, and we all left rested and refueled. We highly recommended a stay here!
Thank you for your kind review and I can say that your stay at the Inn has been one of the true highlights of my time as an Innkeeper. Your adventurous spirit and two wonderful pups made me smile every day. I look forward to seeing you again!
5 on October 10, 2015
This is a hidden gem in Texas. The owner was very hands on and extremely friendly. The Inn was beautifully restored and clean.
Thank you so much for your review! I hope to see you again soon.
4.0 on September 24, 2015
Neat as a pin. Reminded us of the homes we grew up in. A very restful and tranquil stay.
4.4 on August 04, 2015
Get away weekend for my girlfriend and I....I am so happy I discovered the Red Velvet Inn upon an internet search. Close to Houston, it took only 45-60mins from my house to arrive there. When we arrived we were pleasantly surprised to find out we were the only ones staying in the house that evening. We were told fall, because of football season and its proximity to College Station, is another story. I had booked the Blondie Room, but the owner was gracious enough to upgrade us to the largest room in the house which is the downstairs master. The room was beautiful and featured a large bathroom and own personal A/C. Owner was beyond kind in doing this, and generally was a very sweet woman. I would recommend this B&B to anyone and will not hesitate to stay there again!
Thank you for your review and I hope to see you again!
5 on May 27, 2015
I wanted to do a surprise getaway night for my husband to thank him for working the entire Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. We have three dogs, who we miss terribly when we are away from home. I found Red Velvet Inn and was so excited that Denise not only allows, but welcomes dogs into her beautiful inn. We had such a a fun time staying at the Red Velvet and will absolutely be back!
Thank you for your review and I hope to see y'all again some day!
4.6 on November 05, 2014
The Historic Home was beautifully decorated and the attention to detail was amazing. Our room, Willie's, was lovely and super neat. We will be back.
5 on October 14, 2014
Denise goes above and beyond to make your stay perfect! The house has been meticulously restored and is just beautiful, and the food and amenities are great. Denise is also THE most generous and helpful innkeeper I have ever had the pleasure to meet! The accommodations are equally perfect for our dog, and the yard is wonderful; it's large and secure, and there is a porch area for pet owners to hang out while pups stretch their legs. This is a wonderful place to spend a night, or several!
queen bed, upstairs, private bathroom is on first floor
queen bed, upstairs, ensuite bathroom
queen bed, upstairs, private bathroom next door
queen bed, downstairs, walk-in closet, ensuite bathroom
Two bedroom, one bath package. Upstairs bedrooms are next door to each other and the separate private bathroom is next door to Flynn's room.
Small town, Wine country
Houston, TX (IAH-Bush Intercontinental) 73 miles
Antique Shopping, Historical interests, Movie Theater, National/State parks, Performing Theater, Religious Services, University, Vineyard, Winery
Board games, Desk, Ironing Board, Library, Microwave, Parking, Washer/dryer, Wet bar
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Coffee/Tea facilities, Fridge, Hairdryer, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi, iPhone docking station
After 21 years in the stock brokerage business, I decided that I wanted to venture out and do things I was truly passionate about. That lead me to, among other things, rescuing Siberian Huskies and bringing neglected properties back to life, which is in turn led to me becoming an innkeeper.
, special diets can be accommodated with 48 hours advance notice