Woodbine Hotel and Restaurant

209 North Madison , Madisonville, TX 77864 USA (Show map)

About

Built as a hotel in 1904, The Woodbine is a Victorian and Eastlake National and Texas Historic Landmark. Eight guestrooms feature king or queen size beds, private whirlpool baths, wireless high speed internet, Flat Screen TV's with HGTV, ESPN and ESPN II, individual heat/ac controls plus full breakfast for two. Chef/owner restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner featuring upscale dining with local flavor. Monterey Mushrooms, Rattlesnake Ranch Pecans and local produce are creatively highlighted among entrees featuring fresh seafood and beef. Full service saloon serving wine, beer and alcohol.

Reviews

Overall
4.5

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  • Guest room4.3
  • Service4.6
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.4
  • Onsite Dining4.7

Worth a trip to stay at this beautiful hotel!

5 on May 12, 2017

I was on business between Dallas and Houston, and stayed at this delightful hotel. Everything was perfect - the room was big, comfortable, and beautifully decorated, the hotel was gorgeous, and the food was outstanding. Definitely will be back!


Stayed there 4/15/17

4.4 on April 18, 2017

My wife, and 2 friends stayed there over Easter weekend and had an amazing time!!! Susan is such a great host and made us feel welcome from the minute we got there. Not a moment went by where our needs were not met. The food was absolutely the best part about staying here. The rattlesnake french toast was AMAZING and the Easter brunch has so many delicious items on it. I will definitely be booking here again and recommend it to anyone looking for a relaxing weekend.


Perfect Weekend Getaway!

5 on April 10, 2017

We recently stayed at Woodbine for the first time and loved every moment of it. Susan is the perfect hostess and all her staff are wonderful helpful people. The setting is peaceful beautiful and romantic. I highly recommend both the hotel and restaurant and we are looking forward to many more visits in the future!


Quaint, cozy and comfortable.

4.8 on April 09, 2017

We had a wonderful stay, again! Thank you for your wonderful hospitality and service.


Great Hidden Find

5 on March 22, 2017

I've never noticed it before because it's off the highway but it's close enough so that's it simple to find. It was great to walk to the town square and the breakfast on site was PERFECT. Loved this place and comes highly recommended.


Great!

5 on March 20, 2017

There was 11grounups in our group and we all loved the stay and will be staying here again! Susan and the staff were great and the food was great!!! :) In our group we were from Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana. Karen Griffith


Cozy stay with friendly service

4.2 on March 17, 2017

We made a last minute decision the night before to book the Eastlake suite; however within the hour of our arrival (approx 10:30pm) we received a call from Susan with instructions on how to get to the Madison suite instead with the explanation of she received our reservation notification late and had already booked a local client. No discount or anything to "soften the blow" and we were really looking forward to the view and best bed in the house, bummer! We were able to figure out the instructions but would have preferred them in an email since she wasn't going to be available if we needed help and had to scribble it down on the back of a ticket while in the car. That being said, the Madison suite was very cozy, rich in history, and served its purpose. The walls seem thin so keep that in mind if you're loud or have kids. We really appreciated that breakfast was made to order and not Continental (order the pancake with the Rattlesnake ranch pecans- so good!) Susan was very friendly and made sure our needs were met. Overall rating would be 8/10 and we would stay again.


Awesome Place

5 on February 06, 2017

Wonderful place to stay. Business or pleasure, you can't go wrong with this place. Charming atmosphere, greeted with a warm smile and a friendly hand shake.


Nice Quiet Getaway

3.8 on December 12, 2016

We chose to stay here after having eaten here in the past. The service was excellent, rooms as I anticipated in BnB, while the dining and food was excellent. Steaks were juicy and tasted great, and breakfast was very nice too. Exceptional staff and friendliness. I recommend it for a place to getaway and unwind for a day or two..


we will be back!

5 on November 28, 2016

We had a great stay at the Woodbine Hotel on our way to Galveston. We will make sure next time the Woodbine hotel will be our full vacation destination! Charming and cosy. We will be back!


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Rooms & Rates

Wills Suite

This lovely room is named after the second owners of the hotel. It features walnut furnishings including a triple mattress Eastlake style King-sized bed, armoire, writing desk, and dresser. The large windows on two sides overlook sowntown Madisonville, the gazebo, backyard and beautiful sunsets in the evening. The large private bath offers an oversized combination whirlpool tub and shower and plenty of room.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $100 - $135

Shapira Suite

Our "Cover Girl" room, this suite made the cover of "Inn Traveler!" A terrific place for a honeymoon, this suite offers the ultimate in privacy. Located in the Eastlake Tower off the front porch upstairs, you feel very secluded from the rest of the hotel and guests. This room features a wrought iron King-sized bed with Eastlake furniture including a fainting couch, upholstered chairs and walnut furniture. The private bath offers a custom four-foot shower (great for two). This is the only suite that does not have a tub.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $100 - $135

Gibbs Suite

One of our mid-sized rooms, The Gibbs Suite offers a walnut Queen-sized sleigh bed with a beautiful armoire, dressing table and dresser. The suite overlooks the backyard, gazebo and the courtyard. The quiet rippling sounds of the goldfish pond will gently serenade you to sleep. One of our most popular rooms, the suite features the largest private bath with an oval shaped whirlpool tub for two and separate shower. A great place for a romantic getaway or rekindling your love.

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

Nightly Rate: $100 - $135

Madison Suite

A large, elegant suite featuring a King-sized mahogany sleigh bed, a mahogany twin bed, walnut armoire, writing desk, and bird's eye maple dresser. This sunny spacious room offers windows on three sides overlooking both the front and back of the hotel and downtown Madisonville. The large private bath offers an oversized combination whirlpool tub and shower.

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

Nightly Rate: $100 - $135

Brimberry Suite

This two-room suite is named after the oldest standing building in the county, located in the backyard. It features a Queen-sized brass bed and a separate sitting room with a twin size bed and a wet bar. These rooms are excellent for family get-togethers or for the business traveler who wants a separate place to work. There is a color TV in the bedroom. The private bath in the bedroom has a regular size combination whirlpool tub and shower.

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

Nightly Rate: $100 - $135

Eastlake Suite

This room features a walnut Eastlake King-sized bed with triple mattress, armoire and dresser. Guests say it's the best bed in the house. Located upstairs on the back porch, it offers great privacy as well as a beautiful view of the goldfish pond and courtyard and the backyard and gazebo. The private bath has a combination oversize whirlpool tub and shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $100 - $135

Drummer's Suite

Located at the top of the stairs on the back porch, this room is named after the traveling clothing sales men who frequented the hotel at the turn of the century. This room features a Queen-sized wrought iron bed with walnut dresser, dressing table and mirror, armoire, and overstuffed chair. The private bath has a combination whirlpool tub and shower.

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

Nightly Rate: $100 - $135

Parten Suite

Located at the top of the stairs, this gorgeous suite is our largest room. The beautiful blue tones and warm oak furniture definitely make this a great room for honeymoons or anniversaries. The sunny Queen Ann Victorian Turret is a great place for a quiet read or a romantic interlude. The suite features oak furniture with a King-sized sleigh bed and triple mattress for excellent sleeping, a full size dressing mirror, armoire, dressing table, and maple writing desk. The private bath offers a gigantic whirlpool tub for two and separate shower as well as an old pull chain commode relocated from a Houston bus terminal. This room was the original owner's suite and, at the time, was the only room with indoor plumbing!

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $115 - $165

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Location

Location Type

Bryan/College Station, Huntsville, Crockett. Roughly halfway between Dallas and Houston., Downtown, Small town

Airport

Houston, TX (IAH-Bush Intercontinental) 95 miles

Directions to property:

From Houston, travel north on I-45. From Dallas, travel south on I-45. Exit #142 (Hwy 21/190) where Buc-ees is. Travel West towards Madisonville and Bryan/College Station 2.5 miles to 2nd stoplight. Turn right on Madison at Town Square. Hotel is two blocks north on left side.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Messina Hof Winery, Sam Houston State Park, Wildflowers in Spring, Texas Prison Museum, Bush Library, Texas A&M, Picnic area, Religious Services, Rodeo, University, Vineyard, Winery

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, CD player, Coffee/Tea facilities, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, DVD Player, Fax Machine, Fridge, Ironing Board, Library, Microwave, Parking, Private entrance, Telephone, Wedding Facilities, Wet bar, Wheelchair access , Full Service Bar, Full Service Restaurant, Gazebo, Gold Fish Pond, Wedding Facilities, Banquet and Conference Facilities

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, Desk, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bird watching, Fishing, antiquing, historical siteseeing, ranch tours, Shopping, Sight-seeing

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Policies

  • Check In:: 3 pm - 9 pm
  • Check Out:: 12 Noon
  • Open All Year Round: No
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Smoking on covered outdoor porches
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Not recommended for children under 12 years old.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required Must be on Frontline/Advantage Flea Control for min. 3 month
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Credit card guarantee or full payment required in advance of arrival.
  • Cancellations: We will charge the first night cost of your reservation if you cancel within 7 days of your reservation. There will be no refund if your reservation is cancelled 1 day before check-in. Your credit card will be charged for the full amout of your reservation.
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Innkeepers

Name(s)

Susan Warmuth

Languages spoken

English, German, Spanish

Resident Pets

Dogs , none

About the innkeepers

Gardening - there's always plenty to do around here so if you're looking for us, check one of the gardens! Antiquing - we collect copper and lots of it plus wooden pulleys and antique furniture

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Meals

Breakfast

Full

  • Time Served: 7 - 9:30 M-F, 8 - 9:30 S & S
  • Serving Location: On-site restaurant

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian Sunday Brunch


Signature Dish

Rattlesnake Ranch Pecan French Toast
Thick Texas Toast dipped in Chef's unique batter, then crusted with local pecans and gently sauteed. Thick and fluffy, the crunchy slices are served with warm maple syrup and fresh butter.


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