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Luxury Lodging, Antiques, Christmas & Gifts where Texas history started

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

5 Bedrooms, 3 Baths Sleeps 12, Private Veranda & Expansive porches and grounds

The glorious rooms of this 100 year-old mansion are furnished with fine 19th century american furnishings and decorative accessories from the around the world. Shop the first floor of this 1914 historic property filled with extraordinary antiques, christmas and gifts before retreating to your private spaces furnished and decorated entirely in period antiques. Revive your spirits in a steaming tub of healing salts and soak before you slip into luxurious linens on the immense antique beds of the second and third floors.

The new orleans room is a luxurious space with a private bath featuring an oversized marble-tiled shower and a magnificent antique mahogany queen-sized bed. The bed, a masterpiece of american furniture-making, was created in the 1850s for the new orleans market and is signed by its maker, charles lee. The dream-weaver mattress was specially made to fit the over-queen sized proportions.

Adjoining the new orleans room, the veranda room is a massive bedroom featuring a plantation made full-tester bed and a cannon ball bed, both from the 1840's. The full tester, of rattle and snap plantation provenance, retains it beautifully-restored silk canopy.

The plantation room is a spacious room with a romantically silk-draped half-tester bed of near queen proportions. Adjacent access to the master bath, complete with the original, oversized soaking tub and illuminated by a crystal chandelier make the plantation room a favorite with guests.

The third floor loft apartment is a beautiful open space with a studio kitchen and full bath. The loft features a dining area, office and reading space, and sleeps up to four. It is a comfortable space with amazing views of downtown.

The entire house is equipped with wireless internet. Cable tv is provided in the rooms, and in the breakfast room at the center of the second floor. An ingenious redesign of the original linen closet now conceals a breakfast and wine bar, complete with coffee maker, microwave, fridge and flat screen tv.

The comfortable seating of the spacious porches and courtyards are the perfect places to relax and watch the world drift by.

More Details

Property Manager
Barbara Crozier, Owner; Rita Ashby, Manager
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 15, 2017

About Barbara Crozier, Owner; Rita Ashby, Manager

Our triplets on an outing at Palmetto Park just a few miles outside of Gonzales. It is one of my very favorite places and has been since I was their age. When you are done feasting, touring and tapping your foot to some great Texas music in downtown history-rich Gonzales, head to Palmetto State Park for some outdoor fun!


Gonzales House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • not suitable for children
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Lawn / Garden
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing


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Luxury Lodging, Antiques, Christmas & Gifts where Texas history started
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews
Nashville, TN

Wow! .....Just.... Wow!

  • 5 of 5

When you arrive at Laurel Ridge Inn, you do NOT feel like a visitor, but like a long lost friend, or relative, greeted warmly (but not effusively). Wrapped in the coziness of your arrival, you are escorted upstairs to your "home away" (truly!!) experience. Perhaps a home to which you are accustomed, or perhaps to home to which you aspire: Antique beds and exquisite accommodations. Barbara and her team treat you to a stay filled with attention to detail, and helpful information about the area. Whether you are visiting Gonzales for business or for pleasure, be sure to list Laurel Ridge at the top of your "must stay" destinations.

  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Immaculate Quarters with Old World Delight

  • 5 of 5

I have been a loyal customer/fan of Laurel Ridge for the last several years now as my business frequently brings me to Gonzales. My overall impression: Laurel Ridge, Barbara (its owner) and her staff have never failed to offer anything but a stellar, top notch experience. Small-town Texas hospitality (the best kind) mixes with old world charm in a way that makes you want to kick off you shoes, relax on the veranda and soak it all in. Laurel Ridge is its own little world away from the world. A place` where you can leave the hustle and bustle of modern life behind and sink back into a calm, stress free environment, where even time seems to run a little slower. Sumptuously decorated with high quality, period appropriate antiques and beds piled high with luxurious linens, you'll feel that you've traveled back to a world where quality and good taste mattered. High end soaps and bath essentials, along with thick, plush towels, adorn the tastefully updated bathrooms, which still retain their period charm while having all the modern conveniences. Whether you've come to Gonzales for the history, the horse shows, the antiques or just to get away the big city, you couldn't find a more charming place to stay. And make sure and spend some time chatting with your host, Barbara. She's a true world citizen (a Gonzales hometown girl by birth, she spent many of her adult years living in Paris and London before returning home to open Laurel Ridge) and never ceases to charm and delight. She and her staff are as much the reason I keep returning to Laurel Ridge as is the majestic, old, historic house itself. By far, the hardest thing you'll have to do once you get to Laurel Ridge is leave.

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2014
  • Stayed: October 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for you kind words. We will work hard to live up to the praise.
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Great historic home, very accomodating staff.

  • 5 of 5

We very much enjoyed our stay in this lovely historic home. We were visiting our niece who lives in Gonzales and touring all the historic sites and museums. The owner was very hospitable and the staff at Laurel Ridge was great. We will stay here the next time we come to visit.

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2014
  • Stayed: November 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your kind words. We are ready for you to come back for another visit so we can show the improvements we have made.
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Insurance $99

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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