Decker Creek Bed & Breakfast & Biscuit

16029 Decker Lake Road , Manor, TX 78653 USA (Show map)


Thanks for 11 years of unforgettable experiences here the most dog-friendly B&B on the planet. We are stepping off into retirement, but we'd still love to hear from the friends we have made here --- especially including dogs.



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

Peaceful and Beautiful, PERFECT!

5 on April 20, 2017

My two dog and I stayed for just a night as a quick getaway. It was exactly what I needed, It was so beautiful, tranquil and serene. The cabin was luxurious and clean! They even met needs I didn't know I had. My two dogs have never had so much fun on the property and in the yard. We had two long hikes on the land and numerous visits to the back yard. The private cabin with its fenced-in yard was scrupulously clean and had everything I or my dogs could want, It was so comfortable and so quiet at night. I am sorry to have skipped breakfast as the other guests' reviews raved about it. I look forward to our next visit! My nieces are already planning when we can get back here. I will also take them up on dog tips and training as my pups could benefit! Pat & Byron are wonderful hosts!…

Friendly, peaceful, clean and delicious!

5 on November 21, 2016

My dog and I have stayed there for two different weekends and he was so excited to return there. He adores our long walks on their large property. Our private cabin with its own fenced-in yard was scrupulously clean, comfortable and so quiet at night. Breakfast at the main house was fantastic--everything Pat makes is effortlessly delicious. I ate gluten-free and I'm pretty sure that with enough notice Pat can adapt to any special dietary needs. Even if you don't have dogs I highly recommend Decker Creek. Pat & Byron are wonderful hosts!

Calm before the Storm

5 on February 12, 2016

Me and my wife absolutely loved this place. Byron and Pat were beyond hospitable and take immaculate care of their cabins. The privacy is unbelievable and the comfort wonderful. 15 min from Austin, but het the country feel. We home to be back someday. BRING YOUR DOG(S)!!!

Innkeeper Response
Thanks!! We are so glad that you had a good time.

- Pat (innkeeper)

Wonderful time at Decker

4.0 on December 10, 2015

Pat and Byron are great hosts. Fed us (pups included) like royalty, taught us new tricks to teach our fur kids and made all of us feel as welcome as if we were at home. The property was beautiful (it helps that there's been some rain recently) and quiet. The cabin we stayed in was clean and comfortable Highly recommended.

Best Week with Family

5 on July 31, 2014

What a beautiful location and accommodations. Pat and Byron are the most gracious and thoughtful hosts with a great knowledge of the area. Great conversations at breakfast while enjoying a magnificent meal. Will definitely return with family and pooch!

Fabulous stay

5 on October 09, 2013

This was a fabulous bed and breakfast out in the country while still close to Austin. Pat and Byron were very friendly and the breakfast was amazing!

Best Place Ever

5 on June 03, 2013

This was our second visit and we had a wonderful and relaxing time (along with our three Miniature Schnauzers!). The breakfasts are so delicous, made from organic farm products, eggs, vegetables, fruits and the portions are large. We did not need to eat again until 3:00 or 4:00 PM each day. Pat and Byron are the perfect host and hostess. The cabins are excellently appointed for both people and pets! We just cannot say enough about what a winderful time we have each time we visit !!

Dog-friendly Country Paradise

5 on April 29, 2013

My husband, our greyhound son, and I just completed our second stay at Decker Creek. Once again, all three of us had a wonderful time. The hosts, Pat, Byron and their three dogs were friendly and welcoming. We stayed in cabin one. Each time, there was another party in cabin two. We enjoyed chatting with the hosts and other guest(s) during breakfast, and it was refreshing to be in the company of other dog lovers. Speaking of breakfast, it is home-cooked and absolutely scrumptious. The hosts accommodated both my vegetarian diet and my husband's non-vegetarian diet. The property is the ideal place for a dog to run, sniff, explore and even take a swim. And for those doing agility, there is even an agility field guests are welcome to use. Decker Creek is in a remote, relaxing location yet not far from Austin. It is the perfect getaway. I try to patronize primarily dog-friendly businesses, and Decker Creek is our favorite B&B. We hope to return soon.

Quaint, Private, Versatile

5 on February 24, 2013

Cabins are separated by forest and out of view of each other. Cabins are well set up with open floor plan and large screened porch with swing and a great view. Very well kept cabins are great for couples or a small family, hiking trails & creek on the property. Breakfast was awesome!

Our 10th Anniversary Trip

5 on January 06, 2013

Everything about Decker Creek Bed,Breakfast, and Biscuit is well thought out and totally relaxing. The owners make homemade country breakfast, the cabins have everything you need and more , and our dog enjoyed the 30 ancres and the creek to play in! We are going back in February and cannot wait! Thank you Pat and Byron for making our 10th wedding anniversary one to remember. You have a wonderful establishment!

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Rooms & Rates

Cabin 2/Treehouse

King or two twin beds. Jetted tub with shower. TV with local channels so far. Plus DVD player. Stereo system with CD player and iPod docking. Compact kitchen. Surrounded by trees and woodlands. Screened porch with porch swing. High-quality linens and bedding. Totally pet-friendly. Outdoor cabana-style shower for washing dogs--and humans if you want.

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

Nightly Rate: $169 - $189

Cabin 1/Hilltop

The private deluxe Hilltop cabin has a kitchen, king or twin beds, jetted tub in the living area, large screened porch, CD player, wi-fi access, TV with local channels, DVD and VCR player. The large fenced yard has a brick patio with grill and chiminea. Totally pet-friendly. Dog-washing tub in yard.

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

Nightly Rate: $150 - $189

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Location Type

Airport, Countryside, Rural, Secluded, Small town


AUS-Austin/Bergstrom International Airport 10 miles

Directions to property:

From Austin: east on MLK/969 to Taylor Road, left on Taylor, go 100 feet, turn left on Decker Lake Road, go to top of hill, enter gate with Decker Creek B&B&B sign. From Bastrop: west on 71, right on 969, right on Taylor, same as above. From 290/Manor: exit on Loop 212 at Manor, which becomes 973 going south, turn left on 969, then same as "from Austin." From 71: go north on 973, right on 969, then same as "from Austin."

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, National/State parks, Nature area, Near golf courses, Near authentic Texas BBQ, Near Austin music and art venues, River, Rodeo

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Cottage, Cabin

On-site amenities

Library, Telephone, Washer/dryer , Dog bowls, bed, towels, sheets, blankets, Dog-washing station at Cabin 1, Fenced yard, Futon in living area that makes into a bed, Outdoor shower at Cabin 2

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Board games, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Kitchenette, Microwave, Movie library, Outdoor grilling, Parking, Private entrance, Radio, TV, VCR, Videos, Wi-Fi, Wired internet, iPhone docking station

On-site activities

Bird watching, Canoeing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Bicycle riding on rural roads, Near authentic Texas BBQ, Sight-seeing

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  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Yes
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 days
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: No. And we do not accept gift cards.
  • Cancellations: Thanks for the memories. We are stepping off into retirement.
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Pat and Byron Rathbun

Languages spoken

some Spanish, English

Resident Pets


About the innkeepers

We aim to provide a quality getaway for people and their dogs. You don't have to have a dog, but this is canine nirvana. Before we became innkeepers, we were a journalist (Pat) and a civil engineer (Byron). We traveled all over the country with our dogs, and it was hard to find truly pet-friendly accommodations. So we found this place, built two cabins and have been busy ever since.

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  • Time Served: approx. 9 a.m. but negotiable
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Special meal options

Restrictive , Vegetarian low-carb, vegan

Signature Dish

Organic eggs and pork
Local fresh eggs from pasture-raised chickens, served either scrambled, fried or in omelets, plus either bacon or sausage from local farms. All breakfasts are served with fresh fruit and orange juice.

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