Clipper House Inn

710 Bradford Ave. , Kemah, TX 77565 USA (Show map)


Nestled in the heart of Kemah and close to all the Boardwalk attractions lies the Clipper House Inn & Vineyard. Situated on over an acre of manicured gardens and grape vineyards are six 1930’s cottages filled with antiques and treasures from the owner’s world travels. Each cottage is named after a famous clipper ship befitting the design of the cottage interior. Each cottage features plush queen or king beds with luxurious linens, pristine private bathrooms with Jacuzzi or clawfoot tubs, flat screen televisions with DVD, and cozy sitting areas many with fireplaces. The result is an exceedingly romantic and soothing environment — perfect for a renewing visit to the bay. While staying at the Clipper House visit our winery and enjoy a glass of wine, take a wine making class, or try our salumi bar. Don't forget to reserve your table at eculent for a great experience and fine dining.




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  • Guest room4.4
  • Service4.4
  • Value4.0
  • Cleanliness4.4
  • Onsite Dining3.6

Our First Stay, But Not the Last

4.8 on July 22, 2010

Our parents and children surprised us with a weekend getaway to the Clipper House in Kemah, TX for our 25th wedding anniversary. We had never stayed at a B&B before. It was great! So relaxing! What a quaint, beautiful place to enjoy and reflect.

Lovely Anniversary without the kids

4.0 on May 02, 2010

We stayed on November 5th 2009 for our 3rd anniversary. We had the Elissa cottage. This place is so incredibly quaint. Directly outside of the room were grapevines. Our room was nicely done and as I understand it, they had recently been remodeled due to hurricane Ike. We were greeted in our room with a bottle of wine with a special anniversary label on it, yummy cake and roses. The three things I liked best about this place was our wonderfully large tub with bath immenitites, being located next to a winery with free tastings and snacks (we took several bottles home with us) and Barbara. Barbara could not have been any nicer. She was helpful from my very first phone call to the minute we were leaving and I stubbed my toe and she gave me first aid. Barbara and her husband are incredibly nice people. My husband and I are planning on stying there again this summer for his birthday.

Excellent innkeepers and a beautiful atmosphere

4.6 on April 25, 2010

My wife and I had a great time. We relaxed all afternoon helping ourselves to some wine from next door. The rooms were quaint and comfortable. They took it the extra mile in ways I did not expect. The atmosphere was wonderful and we were able to take a short walk down the street and cut loose at the Kemah Boardwalk. Charming place and we will be back.

How I enjoyed my b&b experience

3.6 on October 01, 2009

We thoroughly enjoyed our time in Kemah. It was our first experience at a b&b. the Clipper Inn and its host were great! We would lk to return someday. This was our 31st wedding anniversary.

Clipper House Inn

4.4 on September 30, 2009

Great place, quiet, close to the board walk. The attention to detail is outstanding.

4th July outstanding

4.2 on July 17, 2009

The inn is very well decorated and well located. All of the details of the room, denote a spacial care with the things. I recommend entirely. the only negative point is that do not serve breakfast as the website suggests.


3.6 on July 16, 2009

very friendly, family-oriented.

Girls Only Weekend

3.0 on September 07, 2008

We had a wonderful stay. The hostess was very pleasant, made us feel right at home. We had not expected the golf cart that was furnished, that was truly a great addition.

don't believe the website

2.2 on August 17, 2008

The cottages are cute, the garden is nice looking, but filled with mosquitoes. There are no citronella candles nor mosquito preventing plants around. The items found on their website: under amenities are not correct. Continental Plus on a weekday apparently means 4 small slices of banana bread left out from before you arrive There is no espresso/cappuccino machine There is no milk or juice available The cottages are located in the middle of a neighborhood. I had streetlights though my windows through the evening. No internet- the modem doesn't function nor are there instructions. No spa robes. The bed was stiff and squeaky. The bedding was not the luxuriance described on the website. No access to the Meeting House was available during my stay. When I called to inquire about coffee---looking for the espresso/cappucino machine and maybe some fruit--I was told that since I was the only guest the meeting house was not open and that I had been told the previous night that breakfast was the small bread in my room and the coffee I could make in the 2 cup stained coffee machine.

Girls Weekend

4.0 on May 30, 2008

The Clipper House Inn was perfect for a girls weekend. We had a golf cart for transportation!

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Rooms & Rates

The Flying Cloud

Enjoy absolute luxury in your grand guest cottage, complete with a plush king size bed, cozy sitting area, large kitchen and breakfast nook, writing desk, and luxurious bathroom with two person Jacuzzi tub. Relax on your private deck and take in the magnificent view of the courtyard gardens or curl up on the plush bed and dream the night away.

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

Nightly Rate: $220 - $240

Mont Blanc

The Mont Blanc Cottage is our smallest cottage and is decorated in a country French design. A queen bed with Ralph Lauren fabrics welcomes you home from a day exploring old Kemah. The bathroom features a travertine stone shower and vanity.

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

Nightly Rate: $99 - $130

The Challenge Suite

The Challenge Suite is a luxurious getaway with a full size bed in the Chart Room and two twin beds in Master Stateroom. The bathroom offers a round shower and antique clawfoot tub accented with crystal chandeliers and Italian travertine flooring. The Challenge Suite shares the same building as the Flying Cloud and can be rented together to accommodate six guests.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Double , 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: $159 - $189

The Cutty Sark

The Cutty Sark Cottage offers guests a British influenced decor with a plush queen bed and cozy sitting area. The bathroom has an original clawfoot tub and Italian travertine flooring. This cottage is located next to one of the vineyards and has a private outdoor deck.

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

Nightly Rate: $169 - $189

The Redoubtable

The Redoubtable Cottage is decorated in a French inspired design with a queen bed. Curl up with a good book in front of the fireplace or take a mineral bath in the Jacuzzi tub with our Clipper House Crystals. The cottage also features a large flat screen tv, galley style kitchen, and quiet breakfast area.

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

Nightly Rate: $179 - $199

The Elissa

The Elissa Cottage offers guests a glimpse into a bygone era. Decorated in late 1800's furnishings, the canopy bed takes you back in time as you dream the night away. A late afternoon bath in the two person Jacuzzi tub will have you ready for a night on the town or a relaxing evening with a good book. The cottage features a large sitting room with fireplace, kitchen with breakfast table, and a four poster queen size bed.

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

Nightly Rate: $239 - $259

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Location Type

Lakefront, Oceanview, Small town


Houston, TX (HOU-Hobby) 20 miles

Directions to property:

Take I-45 South towards Galveston. Exit Nasa Parkway and go East. Stay on Nasa until you reach Hwy 146. Turn Right and go over the Kemah bridge. Turn Left at 6th street (at the bottom of the bridge) and proceed to the stop sign at Bradford. Turn Right and go two blocks. We are on the Right hand side at the corner of 8th and Bradford Ave.

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Shopping centre, Hang gliders, Boating, Outlet Stores, Picnic area, Religious Services, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo

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Inn Details

Establishment type


On-site amenities

Wedding Facilities

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Kitchenette, Microwave, Parking, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Kayaking, Winery and eculent restaurant, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Water sports

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  • Check In:: 3:00pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No We do not allow smoking inside our cottages.
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Weekends and holidays require a two night stay.
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: A 100% deposit is required for 2 or less nights, holidays, and special event weekends. A 50% deposit is required for stays greater than 2 nights. For corporate or group reservations please contact us.
  • Cancellations: If you find it necessary to cancel or change your reservation we will do our best to re-book the room. For cancellations greater than 14 days prior to your arrival date your deposit will be refunded less a $35 service charge. For cancellations within 14 days, you are responsible for the value of the reservation, less any value the inn is able to recoup. There will be no refund for rooms not re-booked. Reservations of 10 days or longer are considered a long-term reservation and have a one-month cancellation policy. Reducing the number of days in a stay is considered a cancellation and you will be subject to the same policy as stated above.
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Barbara and Jerry Hopper

Languages spoken


About the innkeepers

Barbara and Jerry have led an interesting life and have many hobbies an interests. They have been travel guides in North America and Europe, innkeepers for a ski lodge, and have enjoyed traveling the world. Barbara truly enjoys cooking, sewing, and having conversations with her guests.

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"by Request"

  • Time Served: Placed in room each day
  • Serving Location: Guest room

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Signature Dish

Clipper House Wine Cake
Our famous wine cake is made each week using our own handcrafted wines from our winery. Our wine cakes are our signature dish and have been enjoyed by guests from around the world.

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