The Prairie By Rachel Ashwell

We'll never be royals but we sure felt like them at The Prairie By Rachel Ashwell.  Everything about her B&B in Round Top, Texas was beautiful!  My sister, my cousin and I stayed there for just one night and we fell in love with The Prairie.

May I please give you a tour of the grounds and our experience?  The sign in the above picture welcomes you off the main road and then you drive down a perfectly straight dirt driveway towards a white house.  The sign on the house, "HOME ON THE RANGE", will make anyone smile:

Then more signs lead to check-in where the parking spots are unique, more smiles:

The very casual and laid back check-in is located in The Lodge, aka The Office.  This is just the first step to total relaxation:

After we picked up our packet we drove to our reserved house on the property.  Usually we have 5 people on our biannual Round Top trip so The Meadow Manor is perfect.  This time there were only 3 of us so it was beyond luxurious!  This is Meadow Manor:

The second we opened the door to this little big house, the O-M-Gs started flying out of our mouths!  We were just, wow wow wow, look at this, look at that, sit in this, lay down here...  We thought this house was gorgeous!

The bedrooms were so elegant and pretty:

And in this house, sweet dreams are guaranteed!

Dream Catcher
We loved this little bathroom where all the details did not go unnoticed:

They even provided separate labeled washcloths for your make up:

After we absorbed the amazing house we picked up a pizza and a pie in town and then caught up on the front porch:

This pretty white cowhide on top of painted white wood floors became our dance floor:

After a very comfortable night's sleep we had coffee on the porch and headed for breakfast at The Lodge.  Breakfast was made in the open kitchen (pictured below), just like at home.  I felt like I could smell my grandma's pot roast in the oven!

The food and coffee met my high expectations, it was sooooo good!

The lodge is gorgeous as well, it makes you want to stay forever!

I started dreaming of having a barn dance for my 40th birthday in The Prairie's The Pearl Barn!  Wouldn't that be fantastic?!  Take a look at the beauty and let me live that fantasy!:

The Prairie is a marketing genius because after experiencing and living the charm of Rachel Ashwell's Shabby Chic interiors and products, you want them for yourself and your home.  Lucky for us there is a Rachel Ashwell Shabby Chic Couture flagship on the property!  And the dog, Pearl, will say good morning to you there:

Here is a little bit of what is inside the store:

We are over the moon about The Prairie Bed and Breakfast and we will be adding it to our Round Top tradition, tell it to your neighbor!  I think I will be visiting more often than just during Antique Weeks in Round Top.  The Prairie is the perfect relaxing retreat for a girls weekend or for a getaway with your sweetheart anytime of the year!

One last thing!  The rusty old Chevy in the previous Round Top post is The Prairie's truck and you can see it as you drive-up to check-in.


  1. I stayed there a few years ago- it is great!

  2. So so fun!! Great post!! Great memories!!! Can't wait to go back!! Xoxo