Fort Davis, TX 

The Veranda Historic Inn

210 Court Ave.
Fort Davis, TX 79734 US
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Rates: $89 to $125
Total Rooms: 14


Circa 1883. A mile above sea level sits this historic inn, which first opened as the Lempert Hotel, a stopping point for travelers on the nearby Overland Trail. An owner later used the building for apartments, but current innkeepers Paul and Kathie Woods returned the home into a place for hospitality. Paul and Kathie have restored their bed & breakfast's high ceilings, wood floors and beaded wood ceilings back to their original condition. The interior is furnished with antiques and collectibles. All rooms have a private bath, and the separate Carriage House and Garden Cottage are available in addition to the 11 inn rooms. The grounds offer the serene setting of gardens, quiet courtyards and large covered porches with rocking chairs.Location: Very small town.


Rooms & Rates

Rates: $89 to $125
Payment types accepted include Visa, Master Card and Discover.
Rooms: This property has 14 total guest accommodations with private bath, 1 with fireplace, 4 suites, 1 cottage and 1 guest house.
The types of beds available include Queen and King.


Cancellation: Normally 3 days. Some holidays and special events are 7 to 10 days.
Pets: Several pet boarding facilities within 10 minutes.
Smoking: Smoke Free Property.

Services & Amenities

Meals Included in Rates: Breakfast.
Types of meals: Full Breakfast, Vegetarian, vegan and bike racer needs met with advance notice. Portable breakfasts for pre-dawn birders.
Amenities In Room: Clock Radio, Ceiling Fans, Fireplace, Hair Dryer, Iron/Ironing Board, Wireless Internet Access and Wi-fi in the large reading room.
Amenities On Site: Phone, Parlor Games, Library, Fax, Copy Machine and Wi fi in the large reading room.
Business Traveler Amenities: Desk, Hair Dryer, Iron/Ironing Board, Wireless Internet Access, 11 rooms have tables and chairs.


Events Hosted: Family Reunions, Meetings, Romantic Getaways and Small retreats.
Other Activities: Antiquing, Art Galleries, Bicycling, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Museums, Parks, Shopping (Local Crafts), Wineries, McDonald Observatory, Historic Fort site, Nature center-botanical garden, Davis Mts. State Park, Spring-fed Balmorhea State Park Pool (45 minutes), Chinati Art Foundation in Marfa (25 minutes) and Big Bend Museum in Alpine.

Historic Interest

The inn is an adobe stagecoach inn (11,000 square feet) built in 1883 one block from the Overland Trail and the historic County Courthouse. Interior and exterior walls are 2' thick adobe with 12' high bead board ceilings and pine and oak floors.
Historic Memberships: Local Historical Society.
Historic sites nearby: In 2008 Fort Davis joined Fredericksburg, Galveston and New Braunfels as the four Texas Distinctive Designations identified nationally by the National Historic Trust for Historic Preservation. The Fort Davis Historic Site is a restored 1854 frontier fort. The largest original unpaved portion of the Overland Trail is a block away from the inn. The Overland Trail Museum is another historic attraction. Davis Mountains State Park is the scenic location of Indian Lodge, an adobe lodge built in the 1930s by the CCC.