Get to Know Your Hosts
Roland and Lily enjoy the outdoors, music, traveling, birding and meeting new people.
A San Antonio native, Roland is a self-employed locksmith with 30 years of experience. He has been a die-hard San Antonio Spurs fan since childhood. He also loves the outdoors, fishing, birding, hiking and biking. When he is not fixing something in the Bed and Breakfast he is usually walking along the San Antonio river, watching his Spurs, or enjoying the outdoors.
Lily grew up San Luis Potosi, Mexico, but has lived in San Antonio since 1994. She has been at the Brackenridge House since 1999, assisting Bennie and Sue in running the inn. In May 2009, she completed her Bachelor of Business Administration degree at the University of Texas in San Antonio. Lily enjoyed inn-keeping so much after managing the Brackenridge House that she and Roland purchased it. Lily enjoys cooking, gardening, beading, handcrafting and scrapbooking. When she is not with guests, she probably is beading away on yet another beautifully handcrafted necklace (visit her Etsy store online). Or she may be found baking delicious cookies for you to enjoy.
Roland and Lily are both well versed on places to go and things to do in San Antonio and the Hill Country. They will be happy to give you guidance in planning your stay.
Feel at home in this beautiful suite and delight yourself in the calming blue and tan setting, tastefully decorated with classic art work and furnished with regal Victorian furniture. The beautiful queen size bed is Victorian Eastlake of carved walnut. The Bluebird suite offers a private ensuite bathroom with a large tiled walk-in shower. It includes a separate sitting area with a kitchenette and a twin sleeper sofa, perfect for an extra guest. The suite comes with all our amenities which include a 32” Flat-screen HDTV and a mini-fridge with complimentary water, soft drinks, wine and Texas beer. This first floor suite is conveniently located in the front of the house and opens onto the front porch appointed with wicker swing and rocking chairs. This is the perfect place to have a drink or read your favorite book while enjoying our charming and historic King William district. Rate starts at $149 plus tax per night. This suite accommodates up to three guests. Price is based on single or double occupancy. Check our availability calendar online or call us to get exact rates for your desired stay dates. Each additional guest will be a supplementary of $35 per night.View Detail
Experience this lovely first floor room done in shades of antique red and gracefully furnished with beautiful Victorian pieces and lace curtains. The Cardinal room features a unique vintage, brass queen sized bed. The private bath has a large old-fashioned claw-foot tub with shower-head. Entrance to the Cardinal room is through the rear garden area, you will enjoy the extra privacy. Relax in the back garden or the hot tub located just a couple of steps away. This is the perfect way to unwind at the end of the day. Room amenities, such as 32” Flat-screen HDTV and the mini-fridge with complimentary water, soft drinks, wine and Texas beer, will help make your stay stress free. Rate starts at $139 plus tax per night. Price is based on single or double occupancy. Check our availability calendar online or call us to get exact rates for your desired stay dates.View Detail
Delightfully and newly remodeled, this charming, large room is bathed in tranquil soft sage and honey tones. It is an elegant room in which to relax your body and invigorate your spirit. The Hummingbird room is on the first floor and is furnished with a king size, iron bed with a comfortable memory-foam mattress. There is also a small secretary, classic antiques, and stunning, refinished original longleaf pine floors. The ensuite bathroom has a 1900’s oversized clawfoot tub where you can soak your stress away or take a shower. Entry is through the rear garden with easy access to the hot tub, perfect for a romantic get-away or vacation retreat. The room has all the usual amenities, Flat-screen HDTV and mini-fridge with complimentary water, soft drinks, wine, and Texas beer. Rate starts at $155 plus tax per night. Price is based on single or double occupancy. Check our availability calendar online or call us to get exact rates for your desired stay dates.View Detail
Escape your daily activities and relax in this spacious first floor suite, finished in shades of peach and jade green. It is finely decorated with Victorian period furniture and features a splendid queen size Victorian Eastlake carved walnut bed. The Wren’s Nest suite offers a private ensuite bathroom with a large tiled walk-in shower. It has a separate sitting area with a kitchenette and a twin sleeper sofa, perfectly suitable for families or friends traveling together. The suite comes with all our amenities including 32” Flat-screen HDTV and a mini-fridge with complimentary water, wine and Texas soft drinks and beer. The Wren’s Nest is a first floor suite, and access to this room is through the front entrance. It is perfectly located to step outside and enjoy a morning coffee or a relaxing afternoon on the veranda. Guests often see a brightly decorated horse drawn carriage passing by. Rate starts at $149 plus tax per night. The suite accommodates up to three guests. Price is based on single or double occupancy. Check our availability calendar online or call us to get exact rates for your desired stay dates. Each additional guest will be a supplementary of $35 per night.View Detail
Immerse yourself in the elegant, luxurious setting of this charming Victorian suite, and enjoy a perfect retreat. The Mockingbird suite has a white, antique king size iron bed. It is gracefully decorated in serene soft ecru and white, and features beautiful lace curtains that cascade down the windows to the floor. It is furnished with a Victorian loveseat and chairs, and features an electric fireplace. The ensuite bathroom features an oversized clawfoot tub/shower combination. It has a separate sitting area with a kitchenette. This large suite is the only guest room on the second floor. It opens out to the large rear porch overlooking the garden hot tub. There is convenient access through the front entrance on the first floor or from the rear garden, and is steps away from the inside common areas. The Mockingbird is one of our most popular suites for guests seeking extra room, or for couples celebrating a honeymoon, anniversary or looking for a romantic escape. Room amenities include a 32” Flat-screen HDTV and mini-fridge stocked with water and Texas soft drinks and beer.View Detail