Auberge "La Grange"

300 Garwood , Smithville, 78957 USA (Show map)


A beautiful modest country inn located in a small railroad town between Houston and Austin. We offer 5 rooms with private entrance/baths separate from the main house, king or queen-size beds and dish sat TV/VCR, and wireless Internet connections.We have manicured gardens and a historic 1913 main house and serve a bountiful breakfast served with love and kindness. Since 2008 we are now a hidden haven to the "stars" while filming in town because we have proven that we are a place of peace and love, with no meddling or questions during our guest(s) stay.



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  • Guest room4.6
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.8

just lovely with outstanding friendly hosts!

5 on December 02, 2014

I spend 10 wonderful days at Auberge La Grange in October 2014. It´s a retreat from hustle and bustle of Austin and the Texan Highways. The welcome, hospitality and helpfulness of Lauren and Mark were outstanding. We shared delicious breakfasts, we grilled together and had a lot of fun. Thank you folks for this warm and homely experience.

Wonderful and Relaxing

5 on June 03, 2013

Thanks for the relaxing and enjoyable weekend! Looking forward to riding our motorcycles down for another visit. Give Chili and Oreo a rub on their tummies for us. Tammy and Paul


5 on May 01, 2013

My parents and I stayed at this B&B last week and we were very impressed with everything. Lauren is a great cook and our meals every morning were fantastic and made to our special needs. Mark and Lauren are excellent hosts and went over and above to make our stay special. Mark even pulled out the old bicycle tractor and started it up for us. If you are planning a trip to smithville, this is the place you want to stay without a doubt. highest of marks to the hosts. thank you for taking care of us so well!

Great B&B, Best Bfast!

5 on November 18, 2012

We enjoyed our stay. So hospitable and the breakfasts were so delicious!! We would definitely stay again!

Pleasand B&B in Smithville

4.2 on September 07, 2012

Very nice house and grounds. Excellent breakfast and very pleasant owners. Smithville is very nice too. Hope to return someday.


5 on August 15, 2012

We just checked out this morning after having a delicious breakfast. Mark and Lauren are wonderful hosts. We loved it and highly recommend it for anyone looking for a quiet hideaway!

I almost dont want to share this!

4.6 on August 01, 2012

I would like to keep this place my little secret -- but many, many people have already discovered it -- and like everyone before me says -- it is the most AWESOME b and b ever. Lauren and Mark are awesome. I feel like I have made a connection. I will be coming back. (Hint -- if you breakfast here, might as well plan on skipping lunch!)

Great time in Smithville!

4.6 on July 28, 2012

Lauren & Mark made me feel like I was staying with old friends! They were so hospitable and helpful. I will be back!

Outstanding Experience

5 on May 14, 2012

Lauren and Mark are such nice people. They made us feel welcome from the minute we arrived until we left. Best breakfast ever! We had a great time and are looking forward to our next stay.

A blessing from God

5 on April 28, 2012

Lauren and Mark were the most wonderful hosts, allowing me into their home and making me feel like family. Lauren is also an amazing cook and it was a pleasure to be blessed with their company for the Easter (resurrection) holiday weekend! When I return to town I will always stay with lauren and Mark!

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Rooms & Rates

The Cottage

The Cottage is decorated with antiques and floral fabrics and is graced with a queen size bed of microfiber sheets and a feeling of being right at home.

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

Maestro Room

The Parlor room is decorated in antiques and faux coral tones,it offers a queen-size bed with luxurious microfiber sheets.

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

Love Suite

Love Suite is ideal for a romantic getaway. Beautifully vintage adorned, it is enhanced by a king-size bed.

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

Jenn's Retreat

Jenn's Retreat is decorated with antiques, with sunny and a bright ambiance. The king-size bed offers a goose down comforter. An antique iron gate serves as the headboard.

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

Sam Doonby's #5

The only upstairs apt loft; it is self sufficient with kitchenette,open dining/living room with a couch/twin bed; separate queen size bedroom fully furnished and decorated with vintage collections,tv/dishsat, microwave, coffeemaker...overlooking the backyard pool, sit on the front porch enjoy a book and sounds chirping of birds and squirrels running as our small mascots play with them.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $150 - $175

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Location Type

Small town, Suburban


AUS-Austin/Bergstrom International Airport 25 miles

Directions to property:

From Austin, take Highway 183/Highway 71 south past the Austin/Bergstrom Airport approximately 30 miles to the small town of Smithville. Take the first exit for Smithville off Highway 71 and follow the signs for the one mile to the townsite. Once in Smithville, take a left at the first red light, called Third street. Follow Third past the main street of Smithville to Garwood Street, which is 2 blocks after the 7-11 gas station on your left. Turn left on Garwood and we are the first property on the right hand corner of Third and Garwood. There is a small white picket fence around the property.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Rocky Hill Bicycle Ranch, 3 public golf courses, Manor Downs Horsetrack, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Private Home Bed and Breakfast, Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Board games, Copier, Desk, Fax Machine, Telephone , tandem bike, electric bike

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Coffee/Tea facilities, Fridge, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Private entrance, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, VCR

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycles, Bird watching, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Swimming pool

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  • Check In:: 3:00 PM
  • Check Out:: 12:00 PM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Absolutely no smoking in rooms
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Children up to age 12 welcome without extra charge.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required 5-15 lbs only
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 nights minimum during weekends
  • Accepted payments VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Deposit in the amount of one night's stay required for all reservations.
  • Cancellations: On weekends and holidays a no show/no refund policy is in place.



Lauren & Mark Nailen

Languages spoken

Filipino, Thai, English, Spanish

Resident Pets


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  • Time Served: 8:30-9:00 am
  • Serving Location: By the pool, Breakfast/dining area, Guest room

Special meal options

Vegetarian , Thai, Asian, Spanish

Signature Dish

We offer two wonderful versions of the traditional French breakfast dish, Quiche Lorraine or Spinach Quiche, to acentuate the perfect morning meal and our signature French Toast (stuffed and almond crust)