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2015 Burton Cotton Gin Festival

March 21st, 2015 by Susan Lopez

Burton Cotton Gin Museum

Burton Cotton Gin Museum

This 2015 Burton Cotton Gin Festival will be their 26th Annual Festival.  This years’ 2015 Burton Cotton Gin Festival will take place Friday, April 17- Saturday, April 18th.  It is free admission and there are so many activities and things to see.  Visit Cotton Gin Museum or call 979 289-3378 for specific information concerns you may have.

Friday- April 17 the 2015 Burton Cotton Gin Festival kicks-off with an all you can eat shrimp boil! $30.00 per person.  For $300.00 you can get a sponsor table which includes 8 tickets for the event.  6:00 p.m. the doors will open to the Burton Community Center and at 6:30 p.m. the all you can eat shrimp boil will be served.  At 7:00 p.m. there will be a Live Auction which will be sponsored by the Thrivent Financial for Lutherans.  After the shrimp boil you can move over to the Whitehorse Tavern, in Burton, and enjoy the Burleson Country Trio.

 

Saturday- April 18 the festival will begin at 10:00 a.m. and last until 8:00 p.m.  The day will start off with the Main Street Parade which will include Children’s Bicycle Parade!  There will be family activities like bubble gum blowing, pie eating, seed pulling, Food Booths, Craft Booths, Children’s Barnyard, Tractor Pull, Tours of the historic 1914 Burton Farmers Cotton Gin, Tours of Wehring Shoe Shop, Live entertainment, Folk Life Demonstrations and Engine Exhibits.

Saturday’s entertainment at the 2015 Burton Cotton Gin Festival will be the Shiner Hobo Band from noon- 2:30 p.m., The Duka Brothers from 3-5 p.m., Windale German Singers from 5:30- 6:15 p.m., Hilltop Wranglers from 6:30- 7:15 p.m., and Allison Crowson from 7:15- 8:00 p.m.  Don’t miss this years’ great fundraiser to keep this fine working museum going so everyone can learn and enjoy it.

 

Things Unseen Art Show Joyce McCown

March 11th, 2015 by Susan Lopez

Things Unseen art Show Joyce McCown

Brenham presents Joyce McCown’s Things Unseen Art Show

We are so happy to have Things Unseen Art Show Joyce McCown here in Brenham, Texas.  Things Unseen Art Show Joyce McCown will be here in Brenham, Texas on April1-June1, 2015.  It will be at the Back Lot Gallery, behind the Ant Street Inn on South Park Street.  The show will be open on Fridays-Sundays and by appointments.  There will be an artist reception on April 4, 2015 from 5-8 P.M.  This will be a great time for all of the Round Top Antique shoppers to come and meet the artist while purchasing art.  What a bonus for guests staying in Brenham, Texas.

Joyce McCown is a graduate from Washington University, in St. Louis, Missouri.  She is known for her printmaking, photography, collages, and small sculptures.  You can see her passion in her art work.  Her pieces are so interesting and thoughtful of things as Joyce sees them in life.  She brings things forward that many of us don’t notice because of our fast paced lives.  “Beauty is powerful, simple pleasures are delightful and hope is always present.”-Joyce McCown.  Things Unseen Art Show Joyce McCown will have pieces for sale.  Come find what moves you and take it home to enjoy daily!

Find Joyce McCown on Facebook

Find Joyce McCown on Facebook

You can go to facebook and see her work at MoonShadow Press.  Find her work to purchase on Etsy, too!  Brenham don’t miss this great art show and the chance to meet Joyce McCown as she presents Things Unseen.

 

Bacon Egg Toast Cups

January 23rd, 2015 by Susan Lopez

Bacon egg toast cups

Bacon Egg Toast Cups

Bacon egg toast cups can make breakfast enjoyable.   Breakfast menus need to be creative and different each morning, not to become boring.  It takes effort to set the table and make it look pretty.  Why save the good dishes that will be passed down to your children, after you are gone.  Use it and enjoy it now.  That can be done the night before.  It is so easy to get caught up with the fast pace breakfast eaten in the car as you dash off to work.  Breakfast sets the tone for the morning.  You can also prep many of your food items the night before which will allow for a quick breakfast .

Bacon egg toast cups

Breakfast Table

Our guests, at Brenham House Bed and Breakfast enjoy our sulphite free bacon egg toast cups.  We pre cook our bacon, in the oven, until it is about 90 percent cooked.  Drain and wrap and put in the freezer.  Then the night before we need it we pull out the amount of bacon for the next morning and place in the refrigerator.  We also prep the bread for our bacon egg toast cups the day before and place in the refrigerator.

Simply take the bread and cut the crust off.  Then roll it out with a rolling pin.  Place in the muffin tin.  Then place a piece of precooked bacon in the cups.  Break a egg into each cup.  Salt and pepper each egg.  Then place in a preheated 375 degree oven for 25 minutes.  Pull out of the oven and place on a plate with roasted asparagus, and a side of potatoes.

Brenham Valentine’s Getaway

December 20th, 2014 by Susan Lopez

Brenham Valentine's Weekend

Brenham House is a great place to spend Valentine’s Weekend

 

Brenham Valentine’s Getaway can be yours for the choosing!  Brenham Valentine’s Weekend is a special time of the year to treat your sweetheart, in a special way. Running out of ideas?  How about a stay away from home, a great dinner for two, and or maybe a wedding vow renewal!  February 14, 2015 is on Saturday, this year.  Let us at Brenham House plan your getaway.

  • Book your two night stay with Ant Street Inn or Brenham House Bed and Breakfast!

In celebration of the Ant Street Inn’s 20th year its innkeepers will be hosting a Valentine’s Dinner, in the ballroom.  It will consist of dinner, candlelight and music along with a professional photographer to capture the moments.  Bring your favorite wine and glasses will be provided.  Seating will begin for dinner at 7:00 p.m.  Dinner will be served at 7:30 p.m.

  • The Valentine’s Dinner for two is only $120. plus tax.

Before dinner the vow renewal will take place, in the garden, at the Ant Street Inn.  Each couple will walk down the garden path and renew vows, in a group setting.  Couples participating in the vow renewals will receive a photo walking down the isle, a bridal bouquet and renewal certificate.

  • Vow Renewal for two is only $50. plus tax
  • Couple the dinner and vowel renewal together for $150. plus tax
Brenham Valentine's Getaway

Book to nights on Valentine’s weekend and there will be chocolate strawberries in your room.

Book your room with us at Brenham House Bed and Breakfast for your 2015 Brenham Valentine’s Getaway.  With a two night booking, Brenham House Bed and Breakfast will have chocolate covered strawberries waiting for you in your room.  If you would like to participate in the vow renewal and Valentine’s dinner let us know and we will secure your tickets for this great Brenham Valentine’s Getaway Special!

If we are full on February 14-15, 2015 we are happy to refer you to our friends at the Ant Street Inn.

 

Small Town Brenham Christmas

November 12th, 2014 by Susan Lopez

Small Town Brenham Christmas

Brenham House Tree

Small Town Brenham Christmas is something out of a Norman Rockwell painting!  Come join in the fun!  Less crowds, people with smiles on their faces, lights, and Christmas decorations in all of the individually owned shops, on the square.  These are small businesses, not your well known chain stores.  This will insure unique and one of a kind items for your Christmas shopping.  The pace will be slower and you will be able to enjoy kindness and giving spirit of the Christmas season.  You will also be glad to hear Merry Christmas greetings, as you walk in the stores and about the town.  There will also be a Jingle Bell Market which takes place at The Ant Street Inn, on December 5-6, 2014.  This Jingle Bell Market will solve a lot of your gift giving needs.  There are so many events in Brenham during the Christmas season.  Coming up is the Christmas Stroll and Lighted Parade.  This will take place on December 5-6, 2014.  Come unwrap the Magic of Christmas, in downtown Brenham!

There will be late hours for shopping and an Ice Skating Rink at Alamo and Douglas streets.  Small  town Brenham Christmas will start their Lighted Parade on December 5, 2014 at 6:00P.M  You will see lots of lights on the floats and hear Christmas carols as the floats go by.  The parade finally is a hugh firetruck that comes down the street bringing Santa Claus into town!  This small town Brenham Christmas is put on by the City of Brenham and the Parks Department.  For more information call 979 337-7254.

Chappell Hill Texas Scarecrow Festival

September 13th, 2014 by Susan Lopez

Chappell Hill Texas Scarecrow Festival

Fall is in the air at Brenham House

Come stay with us at Brenham House and attend this year’s 37th Annual Chappell Hill Texas Scarecrow Festival.  We are located in Brenham which is about 12 miles north of beautiful Chappell Hill.  Washington County has many treasures and one of them is Chappell Hill Scarecrow Festival.  Take a step back to a slower pace and enjoy this small town festival.  Dates are October 11 and 12, 2014 for this years’ fall Scarecrow Festival.  Hours for the festival are Saturday 9- 6 p.m. and Sunday 9-5 p.m.  There is FREE admission and just $5.00 for parking.  They request no street parking, please.  The parking lot is located on FM 1155 a short distance north of the intersection of Hwy. 290 and FM 1155.  There will be new vendors as well as the 250 juried vendors.  Exhibitors will include home decor, gardening, artists, craftsmen, jewelry, clothing and so much more.  There will be delicious country style food, live entertainment and music, and tours of the historic community.  There is a special children’s area with pony rides, barrel train rides, face painting, and a petting zoo.

The Chappell Hill Texas Scarecrow Festival is hosted by the Chappell Hill Historical Society, a non profit volunteer organization.  This organization is dedicated to the preservation of community’s history and historic buildings.  What a great way to raise money for the town and to bring in the fall that we have waited all summer long for.

Brenham’s historic downtown will also be decorated with scarecrows on every corner.  The antique and specialty shops will also be decorate for the Scarecrow Festival as well.  At this time it really starts to look like fall with all of the great decorations you will see.  Make your plans and we will be waiting for you at Brenham House!

Chappell Hill Texas Scarecrow Festival

James waiting to greet our guests!

 

Texas Brew-Step Downtown Brenham

September 13th, 2014 by Susan Lopez

Texas Brew-Step downtown Brenham is Brenham’s first crafted brew event.  A variety of hand crafted brews from across Texas and beyond will be served, in Downtown Brenham’s National Register District. The charm of an historical Texas town and delicious beer is just a perfect blend for a perfect day.  The date for this Texas Brew-Step is Saturday, October 18, 2014.  It will be from 2-7p.m.  Sample the brews with a keepsake pilsner glass, for $35.00 while supplies last.  To purchase tickets go to DowntownBrenham.com/BrewStep.  Take your ticket to the gazebo, on the courthouse square.  There you will receive your glass and a map of locations for sampling.

Texas Brew-Step downtown Brenham

A Crafted Brew Event

Participating Breweries for 2014 Texas Brew-Step downtown Brenham will be:

  • Bazos Valley Brewing
  • No Label Brewing
  • Perdernales Brewing
  • Galveston Island Brewing
  • Middleton Brewing
  • Saint Arnold’s Brewing
  • Cycler’s Brewing
  • Southern Star Brewing
  • Lone Pint Brewing

On Friday you can participate in Brew “U”.  A fun event to help develop your palette.  Learn to appreciate flavor nuances between beers and delicious food parings.  Perfect for palettes of all levels.  The Brew “U” will be Friday,October 17, 2014.  It will take place at the Bullock Ballroom at Historic Simon Theater.  The cost for Brew “U” is $45.00.  If you are attending both events there is a $5.00 discount.  Come on out and see our restored Simon Theatre Center while participating in Brew “U”.  Then have a great time on Saturday walking through the downtown while sampling brews from all over Texas!  We will see you there!

Brenham is so happy to have the Brazos Valley Brewery locate in our downtown Brenham.  The brewery is located at 201 W. First Street in Brenham’s downtown.  It has an open patio for sipping the cold brew.  Check out times by calling 713 584-3804 or visiting BrazosValleyBrewery.com for more information.

Almost Maine Unity Theatre Brenham

February 2nd, 2014 by Susan Lopez

Unity Theatre Brenham

Unity Theatre presents Almost Maine

Almost Maine Unity Theatre Brenham will be presented on the Main Stage.  Shows begin February 13th and run until March 2nd, 2014.  Curtain times are Thursdays at 7:30 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays at  8:00 p.m., and on Sundays at 4:00 p.m.  Unity Theatre is located at 300 Church Street in Downtown Brenham, Texas.  To get tickets you may go online or call 979 830-8358 Monday through Friday from 10:00a.m.-2:00p.m.

Unity Theatre

Unity Theatre

Almost Maine Unity Theatre Brenham is a romantic comedy and is here just in time for Valentine’s Day.  What a great way to celebrate Valentine’s, with the one you love, and a romantic comedy.  The venue has not a bad seat in the house.  Plan now to attend this great play by John Cariani.  The play begins as the northern lights hover in the star filled sky, Almost residents find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected and often hilarious ways.  

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Festive Holiday Festival Hill Round Top Texas

December 6th, 2013 by Susan Lopez

What can I say?  Festival Hill Institute is the best kept secret around.  It is located in small town of Round Top, Texas, population 90!

Festive Holiday Festival Hill Round Top Texas

Little town of Round top, Texas

Guests come to Brenham House Bed and Breakfast and cannot believe what they find at Festival Hill Institute.  The comment we hear guests say quite often is, ” how did we not know this was here?”   Concerts abound with talents from all over the world.  This year Festive Holiday Festival Hill  Round Top Texas will present for the holidays Texas Master Chorale which is a special Christmas Concert and Festival Hill Open House with holiday treats for all!  This will be on Saturday, December 7, 2013 at 3:00 p.m.

Starting off  with the Festive Holiday Festival Hill Round Top Texas is The Nutcracker Ballet will be danced by children for children of any age.  Before and after, visit Kingdom of Sweets for treats, meets and photos with the Ballet Dancers!  This will be Saturday, December 14, 2013 at 4:00 p.m.

Festive Holiday Festival Hill Round Top Texas will also have a New Year’s Eve Gala.  Enjoy fine dining followed by dancing at the Concert Hall.  There will be fireworks and a Champagne toast.  This will be Tuesday, December 31, 2013 starting at 7:00 p.m.

Plan your Festival Holiday Festival Hill Round Top Texas getaway and get your tickets by calling 979 249-3129 or go online at festivalhill.org  The Brenham House Bed and Breakfast is a short drive to Round Top, Texas and we would love for you to stay with us!

Welcome to Our New Website!

July 11th, 2013 by Susan Lopez

brenham_screenWe are pleased to announce the launch of our brand new website!  Not only is it a major upgrade in the looks department, it also allows Brenham House to better provide up to date information about our bed and breakfast inn and our location in Brenham, Texas.

As you peruse our new site, you’ll notice a lot has changed.  We’ve added a lot of gorgeous photos to let you get a taste for what it’s like to stay at Brenham House to hold you over until your visit!  (Speaking of taste, check out what we’re making you for breakfast!)

We’ve even made it easier for you to select which of our five lodging choices is best for you. Take a gander at our lodging page and pick your favorite room, where your choices range from the aptly named Glorious Morning Suite, to the comfy, cozy Robin’s Nest Room.

Not sure what to do while you’re here in Brenham, besides relax in our leisurely bed and breakfast? We’ve compiled a list of our favorite hotspots and activities for you!

Another new feature of our new website is the integration of our blog. This allows us to serve up piping hot, oven fresh Brenham House news to our customers, as well as information about upcoming festivals, antique shows, restaurants, and anything else that could make your stay more enjoyable. Also, we are in the process of importing our existing blog content, so it won’t be lost! All of our past blog posts will soon be available right here, so even if you missed out on a few posts, check back soon!

Thanks for reading, and we will see you on our doorstep at Brenham House!

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