We all get that feeling. Sometimes we get a little burnt out and just need to get away. Long vacations to new places are always exciting, but unfortunately planning such a trip can often bring even more stress and expense into your life. A Houston staycation can be the perfect solution, providing a much-needed break from reality without having to venture too far from home. They also have the added benefit of being as long or as short as you want them to be since travel time is not a factor. So let us help you escape your daily woes with some of the best Houston bed and breakfasts in town, as well as something for those looking to do a little communing with nature.
Tops Spots For a Houston Staycation
La Maison in Midtown
La Maison prides itself on being a European-style, urban bed and breakfast right in the heart of Houston. Guest rooms can satisfy a variety of needs, with beds ranging from twins to kings, or even full-sized suites with private verandas. Best of all, La Maison puts guests right at the city’s center making it easy to play tourist for a day or two exploring Midtown, eating at some fantastic restaurants, or experiencing one of Houston’s liveliest entertainment districts, all within walking distance. Room features include jetted spa tubs, walk-in showers, or even a couples rain shower. Not to mention, the service here receives rave reviews, and the decor is timelessly impeccable. La Maison also offers packages for special events such as birthday, anniversaries, romantic getaways, and more!
Robin’s Nest Bed and Breakfast Inn
When it comes to an eclectic Houston staycation, Robin’s Nest is crafted out of three historic houses: the main two-story Queen Anne dating back to 1898 and her two sister dwellings from 1920 and 1938. As such, Robin’s Nest in Montrose is an intriguing mix of old meets new. The warm colors, quirky style, and intricate decor help the venue tell a beautiful story to its guests, and some of the rooms even feature the original hardwood flooring. Despite the old school digs, every room does come with complimentary cable and wi-fi. Some rooms also have full kitchens, while most have at least a fridge, microwave, and coffee maker. The property does have one four-bedroom suite, complete with two porches perfect for larger groups. All drapes, bed clothes and soft upholstery are custom sewn by Robin herself, giving each room a personal touch. Complimentary breakfast is served daily with fresh ingredients, some of which are even home-grown.
Sara’s Bed & Breakfast Inn
Sara’s takes you a little further out of downtown, while still keeping you close to the city center. Located in the Heights, Sara’s Bed & Breakfast Inn has been providing charming getaways for more than 27 years. What was once a one-story Victorian cottage during the early 1900s, eventually grew into the structure it is today. It is now two complete stories with the added benefit of a cupola, creating a beautiful and open space. Each room has a unique theme, ranging from rustic wood bed frames, antique-looking fireplaces, and modern jacuzzi tubs. Sara’s also features a full homemade breakfast, and they readily provide options for those with dietary restrictions or to-go containers for guests on the move.
Also located in the Heights, Uphouse Manor was first built in 1908. This beautiful historic structure is comprised of four bedrooms with beds ranging from full to king, while the “Attic Apartment” actually features a full kitchen and living area for guests looking for a complete Houston staycation experience. All rooms also receive full access to the common areas, which include the second-floor veranda, library, and reading room. The staff is highly accommodating regarding special requests including dry cleaning, tailoring, luggage pickup, and more, plus the Manor is located just around the corner from a spa. A guest favorite is to opt for breakfast on the veranda, but in-room service or breakfast in the main Dining Room are also options.
Lake Houston Wilderness Park
Finally, if the great outdoors are more your style, a visit to Lake Houston Wilderness Park may be just the Houston staycation for you. They have a variety of campsites available, including walk-in tent sites, lakeside tent platforms, lodges, and cabins. This almost 5,000-acre forested park features 20 miles of hike and bike trails and 13 miles of horse trails. Visitors can also go kayaking, just keep in mind the park is BYOBike, horse, and/or watercraft. And it’s all only a 30-minute drive north of downtown. Campsites start for as low as $7 a night, with the cabins and lodges ranging from $100-200.
We hope you enjoy trying some of these great Houston staycation ideas. Getting out of the city can be fun, but sometimes the best way to unwind is to break out into another part of town and explore home with fresh eyes.