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Weekend Getaways From Dallas: Head South

December 22nd, 2014 by Pamela Murski

Searching for weekend getaways from Dallas?  We have the the solution for your.  STOP LOOKING and head South to Brenham Texas!!  Romantic lodging,  cooking classes, relaxation, restoration, de-stressing….any of this sound like what you are looking for?  At Murski Homestead Bed and Breakfast, we offer all these special services and so much more, including small intimate weddings and elopements.  Planning those perfect weekend getaways from Dallas get harder each year as work, family and the stress of the daily city grind take over.  We are here to take the load off and take care of you…..a little or a lot….it’s your choice!

Our area has so much to offer, from history, architecture, culture, theatre, antiquing, sightseeing, winery tours & tasting, dancing, to just relaxing here at the ranch and letting us take care of you from the moment you arrive to the moment you leave.

We are the antique destination of the  South where twice a year we host the Round Top Antiques Fairs, the second largest antique shopping extravaganza in the United States.  Outside of that, we also have vintage towns around us, each complete with their own antique shopping destinations.

Take a drive down the Texas Bluebonnet Wine Trail and explore the boutique wineries here in the heart of Texas.  Pleasant Hill, Windy and Saddlehorn wineries are three on the trail that are located within 15 minutes of our Texas Bed and Breakfast.  Stop in for a tasting at the fine Texas wineries and explore the “pour”!

For you lovers of the rose and rose gardens, your life will  not  be complete until you have visited the Antique Rose Emporium, just  north of the our Texas Bed and Breakfast.  Every Fall and Spring, the amazing outdoor 16 acre rose/garden nursery, famous for its’ antique roses, hosts informational festivals where you can learn about roses and more from the experts in their fields.

If Texas history is your thing, Washington County is  THE home of the Birthplace of  Texas, the final resting place of General Sam Houston’s wife and  mother-in-law, several fine Texas history museums, historical ruins including Old Baylor University when it was segregated, history reenactments, living history farms, tours and more!

Looking for just relaxing romantic weekend getaways from Dallas, then check in to one of our private luxury ranch style rooms, order from our prix fixe menu, enjoy breakfast in bed, snuggle up with a good movie in front of your fireplace, slip into the outdoor spa and watch the stars at night….spend the weekend in bed!

Have any questions?  We are here to answer them.  Need an itinerary or map?  We will be happy to oblige.  Why stay at a hotel with maybe a little help when you can stay in a small, intimate B&B on a family ranch and have as much help as you need from a local who truly knows the ins and outs!  Want your own space?  The B&B is NOT shared by the owners, who live in the their own home across the way.  Want to be left totally alone?  We will be happy to oblige.  Our goal is to give you what you want….and perhaps need…..as best we know how!  Ready for one of your special weekend getaways from Dallas?  Reserve your room now!  Still have questions, call or email us!

Antique Rose Emporium Hosts Fall Festival of Roses

August 21st, 2014 by Pamela Murski

Fall is the time for roses and once again Antique Rose Emporium is in the planning stages for hosting their annual Fall Festival of Roses.  Three days of feasting the eyes, ears and senses await those who attend the Antique Rose Emporium Fall Festival of Roses with great speakers, seminars, delicious food (usually by Chef Tai with his mobile bistro truck), growing field tours, experiencing the magnificent rose gardens and outdoors and choosing those perfect roses to take home with you to add to your own garden.  You, of course, will need a comphy bed to come home to and a delicious breakfast each morning to start your day.   What better place to call your getaway home than our Texas Bed and Breakfast!  Murski Homestead is conveniently located a short drive away from Antique Rose Emporium.  After a long day touring and walking through the beautiful gardens, come home to enjoy our outdoor spa to relax you and restore you for the next day.

Antique Rose Emporium

Antique Rose Emporium

The dates for this years 27th Annual Fall Festival of Roses are October 31 through November 2, 2014.  Confirmed speakers for the Fall Festival of Roses are:  Neil Sperry talking about his new book, Lone Star Gardening, Pam Smith about Garden Rose Trials, Randy Shoup about “Good Microbes and Good Beer” and Dr. David Bryne about Rose Rosette Disease…….growing field tours, gallery of fragrant roses and cutting exchange are also planned.  More details still in the planning stages.  As the time nears, please check back  here for further details.

For a break from all  the  seminars and action, take a tour and tasting at some of the delicious wineries located in Washington County.  Wanting to keep close to all the action, we can boast of 3 unique Texas boutique wineries  located within 15 minutes of Murski Homestead Bed and Breakfast.  Windy Winery, located off of Hwy 50 between Antique Rose Emporium and our Texas Bed and Breakfast at 4232 Clover Road, Brenham Texas, Phone (979) 836 3252; Pleasant Hill Winery, 1441 Salem Road, Brenham TX, Phone (979)830-8463; and Saddlehorn Winery, 958 FM 1948 N, Burton, Texas 77835, Phone (979)289-3858.

Independence, a town founded in 1835, surrounded by cotton-producing plantations, one of the wealthiest communities in Texas and a Baptist stronghold, it was selected to be the site of Baylor University in 1845. Reaching its peak during the 1850s, the town was recognized as an educational, economic, and religious center.  While in Independence for the Antique Rose Emporium Rose Fest,  you will also want to  take in some of the great historical sites in the area:  Baylor on Windmill Hill, Robertson House, Village View, Adobe House, Town Square, Mrs. Sam Houston House, Blanton Block, General Store, Lueckemeyer Cotton Gin, Liberty Baptist Church, Old Baylor Park, Independence Baptist Church, Seward Plantation, Old Baylor Park, The Groves of Independence, and Sam Houston.  Today, Independence remains a diverse community, its landscape dotted with many reminders of its rich and varied history. These sites and symbols, combined with the extraordinary natural beauty of the area—rolling hills, open vistas, and ageless trees—contribute to the past and present story of Independence.

Reserve your room at our Texas Bed and Breakfast and get set to join Antique Rose Emporium for a fun filled weekend.

Antique Rose Emporiums Fall Festival of Roses

October 15th, 2013 by Pamela Murski

Antique Rose Emporium Rose Fest

“Archduke Charles” in the B&B Gardens

Book your room now for the 25th Annual Fall Festival of Roses
November 1-3, 2013
Free Events

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Antique Rose Emporium & Chef Tai’s Mobile Food Truck

May 18th, 2013 by Pamela Murski

JUICY WAGYU Beef Cheeseburger

JUICY WAGYU Beef Cheeseburger

The Antique Rose Emporium is a beautiful garden nursery in Independence, just minutes away from the Bed and Breakfast.  They are the experts on antique roses as well as a variety of other roses and plants.  They host a variety of garden themed events throughout the year and are always a fun place to visit. Many clients of the Rose Emporium have been guests of ours at the B&B, as we are conveniently located just 12 minutes away.


“CALAMARI GOURMET STREET TACOS by Chef Tai's Mobile Food Truck out at Antique Rose Emporium

“CALAMARI GOURMET STREET TACOS by Chef Tai’s Mobile Food Truck out at Antique Rose Emporium

At a recent garden day, they had Chef Tai’s Mobile Food Truck

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Roses at the Ranch

February 28th, 2012 by Pamela Murski

Here at the ranch, we get all our roses from the famous Antique Rose Emporium, which is just a quick 10 minutes away.  Some of our favorites are Belinda’s Dream, Cramoisi Superior, Carefree Beauty (Katy Road Pink), Maggio, Old Blush, Cecile Brunner, Souvenir de la Malmaison, Mutabilis, Souvenir de St. Anne’s, Mrs. B.R. Cant, Penelope, Prosperity, Marie Pavie, Green Rose, Knock Out, Climbing Pinkie, New Dawn, and Archduke Charles.  If you are having a tough time deciding or need a suggestion for a certain locale, be sure to ask the staff at the Emporium…..they are the experts on roses!