Red Velvet Inn

803 S. La Salle , Navasota, TX 77868 USA (Show map)

About

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.

Reviews

Overall
4.8

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  • Guest room4.9
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.8
  • Cleanliness5
  • Onsite Dining4.5

Perfect getaway & pet friendly

4.6 on May 07, 2016

We were arriving late and everything was waiting for us with an information packet that was helpful. We had such a relaxing stay, we will definitely be returning. The room was clean, the public areas were inviting and clean. We were traveling with our puppy, and the fact that they were pet friendly was the whole reason we chose to stay here. The big fenced clean back yard was perfect for Bella. She had a great time playing while I relaxed on the comfy chairs on the shaded patio sipping coffee and reading. Can't wait to stay again.


Beautiful Inn

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.

Innkeeper Response
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!


Very Nice B&B

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!

Innkeeper Response
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."


One of the best bed and breakfasts that I have ever been to. Thank you Denise.

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.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your review and I'm so happy you enjoyed your stay at the Red Velvet Inn. Hope to see you again!


Amazing stay!

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!

Innkeeper Response
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!


Navasota's Red Velvet Inn

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.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much for your review! I hope to see you again soon.


A Velvet Stay

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.


Beautiful home with excellent service

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!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your review and I hope to see you again!


Getaway Night

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!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your review and I hope to see y'all again some day!


Wonderful Historic B&B

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.


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Rooms & Rates

Blondie

queen bed, upstairs, private bathroom is on first floor

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

Willie

queen bed, upstairs, ensuite bathroom

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

Flynn

queen bed, upstairs, private bathroom next door

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

Kya

queen bed, downstairs, walk-in closet, ensuite bathroom

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

Flynn & Blondie

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.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Queen

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Location

Location Type

Small town, Wine country

Airport

Houston, TX (IAH-Bush Intercontinental) 73 miles

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Historical interests, Movie Theater, National/State parks, Performing Theater, Religious Services, University, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, Desk, Ironing Board, Library, Microwave, Parking, Washer/dryer, Wet bar

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Coffee/Tea facilities, Fridge, Hairdryer, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi, iPhone docking station

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Policies

  • Check In:: 3 pm
  • Check Out:: 12 pm
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: No
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Yes
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: 50% of the total reservation cost is required when the reservation is made. The other 50% will be charged to the card on file one week prior to arrival.
  • Cancellations: Cancellations received week one or less from the date of check-in will be charged 100% of the total reservation price. More than one but less than two weeks will be charged 50% of the total reservation price. More than two weeks, there is no charge.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Denise Camp

Languages spoken

English

Resident Pets

About the innkeepers

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.

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Meals

Breakfast

Free

  • Time Served: Self-serve Continental
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area, Dining Room

Special meal options

, special diets can be accommodated with 48 hours advance notice


Signature Dish

Cupcakes