The Olivia Mansion

409 N Austin Street , Seguin, TX 78155 USA (Show map)

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The Olivia Mansion is a magnificent Victorian jewel nestled in Seguin's downtown historic district. Although it was the city's first home to have electricity and indoor plumbing, it now boasts suites with private baths, and whirlpools.The stunning staircases, exquisite antiques and meticulously landscaped grounds make the Olivia Mansion an unforgettable setting for a special getaway, wedding, or special event. 19th Century chandeliers, stained glass, the original unpainted woodwork and even a zinc-lined bourbon safe grace the interior of this historic landmark. Relax and enjoy the flavor of another era without sacrificing modern luxuries. Please note all rooms are UPSTAIRS and we do not have an elevator.

Reviews

Overall
4.7

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

The bar and standards have been set! Great Experience

4.4 on September 18, 2016

This was our first time ever staying at a B&B and the Olivia Mansion has definitely set the bar and standard high! We showed our pics to some friends who have been to B&B's before and they seemed impressed. From the moment you pull into the front driveway you're placed into a time machine to the 1800's. We stayed in "Madeline's Room" which is on the renovated side of the house which features carpet flooring. We really enjoyed that only because I don't like stepping out of bed onto a cold wood floor. If you're more into the hard floor type of feel then they have a few more rooms that feature those types of flooring. The room itself really looked like a scene out of an old movie. We had the smallest room but it was more than enough room for the two of us. We really enjoyed the hot tub that was in the room. I think that is a sweet addition to the room . The next morning the owner was at the house and she took us on a tour showing us each room, the downstairs ballroom and also gave a bit of the history of the home and the surrounding areas. She offered to show us the upstairs attic and the downstairs jail cell but we opted not to explore the unknown areas lol. The B&B manager was also there and as my wife and I were headed out she stopped to take a snap a few pics for us. She was very hospitable and informative with her suggestions on things to do around the area for entertainment and food. or if we had any concerns throughout the night. I will admit it was a little spooky only becuase my wife and I were the only guest staying the night so we had the whole house to ourselves and the ghost stories and literature that are left in the room for you to read don't really help with the scariness of being alone in an old home lol especially at night when the creeks and bends of the wood make noise. SPOOKY haha. We really enjoyed our stay and will DEFINITELY be coming back. The entire concept along with the staff really made for a great first time experience. .


Simply awesome

5 on September 08, 2016

My wife and I stayed here for our first wedding anniversary and absolutely loved it! The breakfast was amazing, the rooms were amazing, and everything was simple easy and quite.


Olivia Seguine Stay

5 on August 09, 2016

The Olivia was an absolute delight! The beautifully decorated rooms, comfortable bed, relaxing jacuzzi, delicious gourmet breakfast, and friendly hospitality will keep us coming back!


Quick stop in Seguin

3.2 on July 08, 2016

We just needed a place to stay one night in a holiday weekend and this was available. It was easy to find, everything was ready, clean, and quiet. We did not see any other rooms, so can't comment on those. Ours was exactly like the picture on the website. We had asked if it was possible to have an early breakfast and never heard back. However, they were ready for us in the morning. An overall very pleasant stay with a quiet, clean room, great breakfast, and helpful info about the town.


Wedding night

4.4 on June 20, 2016

We stayed in the Katherine room and it was very comfortable! The footboard fell off as soon as we lyed on the bed, but it was ok. The room was intimate and spacious! Our breakfast in the morning was delicious and the service was incredible! Zero complaints- we will be back!


Amazing Stay (April 9-11)

5 on April 26, 2016

This Mansion is spotless, beautiful, convenient, and wonderful. I highly recommend it. We stayed there recently when my husband had a job interview in Seguin. It was the perfect place and is just a few blocks from the coffee shop and all the wonderful things in the town square.


One of the best places we've stayed.

5 on April 11, 2016

The young ladies on duty were friendly and helpful.


Beautiful place to stay

4.8 on April 05, 2016

We stayed at Olivia Mansion for a couple of days and it was a welcome respite from the hustle and bustle of life in Houston. The mansion is beautiful and the breakfast was delish. We had a wonderful time and are looking forward to our next visit to Seguin. We will definitely stay at Olivia Mansion again.


Charming and comfortable

5 on March 20, 2016

The rooms and the mansion is so charming. The beds were comfortable and we slept great. We are so thankful the the staff, who were very friendly and accommodating; our stay was very private and we did not feel as if we were bunking in a strangers guest room by any means. The food was AMAZING. We wanted to kidnap the chef! The location of the place was a major bonus for us. To our surprise, we did not realize that where we were staying was situated in the historical downtown area and that offered an opportunity to explore the shops, museums, buildings, and architecture on foot. Everything is minutes away. This was one of the most friendliest town that we have been fortunate enough to visit and enjoy. However, started and ending our days in a historically rich mansion made our vacation far more memorable. The Olivia Mansion is not just a place, it is an experience. Thanks again to all the staff and the town of Seguin.


Perfect for a romantic getaway or just a change of pace!

5 on March 14, 2016

I truly can't recommend this B&B more! We happened to be the only people there (Monday night of a regular, non-holiday week) and it was amazing to have the entire place to ourselves! The decor is beautiful, but still has all the modern comforts we like (wifi, tv, a/c, and beautiful bathroom fixtures). The breakfast was honestly the best breakfast I have had in a LONG time! While you can't choose what you get (if you have allergies or specific dislikes you can mention that with your reservation), there was more than enough food for both of us! I actually liked having them choose for me, it kept it a pleasant and delicious surprise! We will definitely be returning in the future!


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Rooms & Rates

Victoria's Room

Bridal suite with in-room bathroom, including whirlpool tub and separate stand-up shower. Double doors overlooking ballroom.

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

Julia's Room

King size bed with dual fireplaces, pocket doors and adjoining sitting area. Separate, private bath across the hall with clawfoot tub/shower combination.

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

Katherine's Room

Full size antique bed with in-room whirlpool and stand up shower

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

Madeline's Room

Queen size bed with in-room whirlpool tub and separate stand-up shower

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

Abelina's Room

Full size bed with separate bath across the hall with stand-up shower

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

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Location

Location Type

Downtown, Small town

Airport

Amarillo, TX (TDW-Tradewind) 30 miles

Directions to property:

The Olivia Mansion is located in historic downtown Sequin.

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, Nature area, Tubing, Rafting, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Religious Services, River, Rodeo, Ruins, Tours, University, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn, Mansion

On-site amenities

Board games, Conference Rooms, Fridge, Parking, Radio, Wedding Facilities , guest refrigator and microwave on site, gorgeous porches ans gardens, complimentary glass of wine, complimentary homebaked cookies

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, TV, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Tubing, Antiquing and auctions, Gourmet Dining, Historic sites, Live theatre, Shopping, Sight-seeing

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Policies

  • Check In:: 4:30-6 pm
  • Check Out:: 11 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: No
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes Please call for suitability for children.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Mastercard
  • Deposit Amount Required: We do not require a deposit, but we do take your credit card information. If you do not cancel the room 24 hours in advance, your card will be charged the cost of the stay.
  • Cancellations: You must cancel the reservations 24 hours in advance or the first nights stay will be charged to your credit card.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Kathy Girling- Delapaz

Languages spoken

English, Spanish

Resident Pets

About the innkeepers

The Girling Family purchased The Mosheim Mansion in July of 2015. It was newly christened the Olivia Mansion, and immediately received a huge makeover. The previous owners utilized the place as a dog rescue; this is no longer the case. The restoration includes new flooring, restoration of existing hardwood floors, new paint colors though out the house, updated kitchen, additional antiques, new mattresses, new bedding, and many new room amenities. We think you will LOVE the changes!

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Meals

Breakfast

Free

  • Time Served: M-F 8-10 AM, Sa & Sun 8:30-10
  • Serving Location: Outside on the porch, Breakfast/dining area, Guest room

Special meal options

Call with special dietary needs.


Signature Dish

European style baked omelette with guyere cheese
Influenced by my Swiss heritage, this dish falls somewhere between a conventional omelet and a souffle. It may include vegetables of your choosing bacon and a dash of nutmeg. It is topped with guyere or raclette cheese and baked until golden. It is accompanied by rosemary potatoes, fresh fruit and delicious hearty breads.