Off of the busy Wine Highway, aka Highway 290, on the east side of Fredericksburg past the airport and down a country road from the municipal golf course is a gray country barn looking building with red shutters. It looks as unassuming as a barn. Maybe a barn with some natural landscaping and flower beds with native flowers and grasses. But pull into the long drive and get closer and it couldn’t be farther from a barn. It’s a homey, friendly, comfy bed and breakfast. Actually the Lazy T Bed & Breakfast run by KK Taylor. Just off to the right side of the parking area is a small cabin that is equally comfy looking with more native landscaping. We had made arrangements to check in and found our keys in our doors and our rooms ready for our weekend stay.
The four rooms inside the main building are basically identically furnished with a king-size or queen-size bed, a sitting area at the foot of the bed, a wet bar with mini fridge, microwave, and dishes, and to top it off it has a gas fireplace. The rooms also have a small hair-dryer, lighted vanity mirror, iron and ironing board in the bathroom, a clock radio with iPhone dock beside the bed, coffee pot with filters and coffee, and a flat screen TV over the gas fireplace. Let me tell you about my favorite part of the whole room if not the whole experience!! The shower. It is a room of its own! Twenty-five square feet of luxury big enough to share complete with dual rain shower heads. I couldn’t wait to take my shower in the morning!
Speaking of morning…morning means breakfast. Breakfast after a phenomenal night’s sleep on a very comfortable bed. I usually don’t sleep well in strange places. But after the busy day we had touring the Wine Highway, the bed was very welcome and it allowed me to sleep very well. So I arrived to the breakfast table very refreshed and ready for something scrumptious. We were not disappointed! KK was busy preparing Bananas Foster French toast with strawberries on the side and WOW did it smell great!! Pretty soon two more couples joined us at the long picnic style table and conversations flowed as easily as the coffee and orange juice. KK knew we needed to be out the door in time to make our first appointment of the day and she did a great job getting us fed in a timely manner. We thanked her and loaded up and hit the road to Garrison Brothers Distillery arriving with time to spare.
While we were eating breakfast we mentioned to KK that we would like to stop at the store and pick up steaks for dinner and could we use the grill on the back deck. She assured us that would be fine and she would even leave the grilling utensils on the table for us to use. True to her word when we arrived back late that afternoon the tools were on the table and the grill was ready for us to use.
Even though the rooms were full for the weekend we never felt crowded or intruded on by each other.
There is a lovely back patio with a table and chairs beside a 6-person Hot Springs Spa. Up the hill at the end of a path is a screened in shelter with chairs and a hammock. What a lovely place to come and unwind.
KK is a wealth of information about the wineries up and down Wine Highway and the Hill Country wines themselves and would be able to point you in the direction of any you would like to visit.
We are planning our trip next year and I’m pretty sure Lazy T Bed & Breakfast will be on the itinerary, as it should be on yours on your next visit.
Great post, Jeff. Nice pictures and commentary. I’m looking forward to exploring Lazy T B & B!
Jeff Cope says
Thanks goes to Laurie Ware who wrote it!
Cindy Pratt says
Congratulations on the great article. KK is a wonderful, honest, caring host and friend!
Jeff Cope says
We all agree with you!
Laurie Ware says
Jeff –Thank you for posting my article and for supporting and believing in me!!
Carol–I’m glad my description of Lazy T makes you want to visit. This B&B truly moved me.
Cindy–Thank you for the kind words! My husband and I look forward to staying at Lazy T again the next time we are on the Wine Road…and yes I agree with you as well.
cathy locke says
Thank you so much for a very inviting report on the Bed & Breakfast. I am always in the look for a great place to stay in the Texas Wine Country.!
Laurie Ware says
Cathy–I’m glad I could help you know about this little jewel in the Fredericksburg area. KK really knows how to make you feel at home and her attention to details is very heartwarming!!