Joseph and Ruth (Huffman) Baines, maternal grandparents of President Lyndon Baines Johnson, built their home here in 1904, following Joseph’s service in the Civil War and a career as a journalist, Texas Secretary of State, Legislator and attorney. The couple used prefabricated cement blocks, made locally by Hugo and Henry Basse, also known as Basse blocks on the exterior of the home. The widowed Ruth sold the home in 1907, the same year daughter Rebekah wed Sam Johnson.
Located just four blocks from Main Street main shopping area and festivals Baine’s House Bed and Breakfast offers three stories with two comfortable suites. Both suites have a wonderful array of antiques that have been collected by your hosts over the years. The upstairs suite even has an antique doll house that will take you to days past.
Upstairs—This is a one room suite that offers a queen bed with tub/shower in the bathroom. A separate parlor room is great for reading or just relaxing. Just outside the entrance of the Upstairs Suite is a great deck with ample seating for guests to enjoy whether they are enjoying a cup of coffee or soaking in the sunlight.
Outside is a wonderful array of organic gardens with everything from flowers to vegetables. Seating areas have been created for guests to enjoy the gardens and the wonderful morning and evening air that Fredericksburg has to offer. There is also a fire pit on the rock patio, which is perfect for our cool fall and winter evenings.
Your host lives on the middle (second) floor and this is where your breakfast will be served at 9:00 am each morning. If you have any special dietary needs, please let him know.
LOCATION – Just four blocks from Main Street, shopping
HOSTS – Hosts live on second floor; suites are
SLEEPS – Downstairs—sleeps up to 6 with king bed,
double bed and sleeper sofa in den Upstairs—sleeps 1-2 persons
with queen bed
BATH – Both suites have tub with shower
– No kitchen facilities available; but each suite has small
BREAKFAST – Full Organic Breakfast served in hosts’
dining room (second floor) at 9:00 am each morning for advance reservations – Reservations within 48 hours a breakfast coupon will be left for you.
CHILDREN—BY SPECIAL PERMISSION
– CH/A, Cable Television in each suite, DVD player with movies available, small refrigerator in each suite, organic flower and vegetable garden, wonderful seating areas in garden, grill, firepit, Aveda bath products, deck with seating areas and gas grill, walking distance is only four blocks to Main Street shopping and festivals
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