Ernst’s Room

4.77

Private room in guesthouse hosted by Cheryle

4 guests, 1 bedroom, 1 bed, 1 private bath
Great location
100% of recent guests gave the location a 5-star rating.
Great check-in experience
90% of recent guests gave the check-in process a 5-star rating.
Outstanding hospitality
7 recent guests complimented Cheryle for outstanding hospitality.
Committed to Enhanced Clean

All about Cheryle’s place

Antoinette's Cottage is less than 200 steps to Gruene Hall, and across the street. Shopping is all around and nothing is more than 2 blocks away, except a really great restaurant, the Gruene Door, which is 5 blocks away. The Guadelupe river is across the street.The oldest house in Gruene is an example of Architectural layering, which means lots of kinds of construction. The oldest part of the house is built of Fachwerk, with the timber framing you see in Europe, featuring mortise and tenon joint

The space
Ernst Gruene was a true Renaissance Man of the Victorian Era. Interested in all things natural, this room has the bare wood walls of the initial construction. Native American Indian Artifacts decorate the walls of this room, and a prominent bay window enhances the structure.

DISCLAIMER: The Rates for this Room Start at the Occupancy of 2 Guests using ONLY the Queen bed. Each additional Guest and/or use of Each additional bed in the room, i.e. the Twin Day Bed and Trundle Pull-out, will inquire an additional cost per night of stay.

Places for sleeping

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed

What this place offers

Wifi
Free parking on premises
Pets allowed
Air conditioning
Bathtub
Hair dryer
Smoking allowed
Dedicated workspace
Long-term stays allowed

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4.77 out of 5 stars from 13 reviews

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New Braunfels, Texas, United States

Antoinette's Cottage is less than 200 steps to Gruene Hall, and across the street. Shopping is all around and nothing is more than 2 blocks away, except a really great restaurant, the Gruene Door, which is 5 blocks away. The Guadelupe river is across the street.The oldest house in Gruene is an example of Architectural layering, which means lots of kinds of construction. The oldest part of the house is built of Fachwerk, with the timber framing you see in Europe, featuring mortise and tenon joint

Hosted by Cheryle

Joined in February 2016
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I saved Gruene from destruction back in 1974, when looking for a weekend home for my husband and I. I found this sad and abandoned house, which was scheduled for demolition. It called to me, and I came back up to find out who owned it. Into the courthouse came an elderly gentlemen, Henry Gruene,Jr., whom I spent the next 7 ½ hours with. He gave me a lot of history, as well as the name and phone number of the developers he had sold it to. When I asked what it would take to save it, Don West said to make them all rich! So, I wrote the development plan, the deed restrictions, did all the research to get Gruene listed on the National Register of Historic Places, defended the deed restrictions in court when the water tower was sold, brought the media to cover the lawsuit, and then organized The Gruene Music Festival to cover the fees for the lawsuit. I brought back all the media to cover that event. It put Gruene on the Map, and did a lot to bring attention to New Braunfels. Eventually, I found time to restore this historic home, and after a second disability, moved up here and opened Antoinette's Cottage. My passion is history, and the living of it. When I went on tours of old homes as a child, I was often enraptured by how people lived in them. This house was built in 3 eras, each generation adding onto it. The Core of the house is timber framed Fachwerk, with adobe infilled bricks and mud plaster over them. This was built between 1845 and 1855. The guest rooms in that part of the house are the Homestead room and the 1845 rooms. The next era was the gingerbread Victorian front added in the 1870's. The deed back when Ernst Jr. bought it in 1872 only said farm with house and outbuildings, with no mention of the number of rooms, so I cannot be more accurate with the dating of it. Those guest rooms are Antoinette's Room. Hannah's rooms, and Ernsts's Room. Then in the early 20th century, the Gruene's added a kitchen and porch to the rear, enclosing the porch some time later. I rebuilt that porch, and made a side entrance hall, and added a (then) second bathroom for the Homestead room. When I found the house, the doors were all open, and there was guano about 16" deep on both sides of all the doors. It had not been painted in 60 or more years, nor received much maintenance. The previous tenant had been evicted for having an open cesspool outside the house within feet of the side door. He came back and stripped out any sellable products, such as electrical wiring, which was knob and tube. I personally replaced the rotting cedar foundation and leveled the house, wired the entire house, replaced missing wood, rebuilt what needed rebuilding, painted it for the first time in 90 years, put in the kitchens and bathrooms, roofed the house, and did all of the mechanicals. So ask me questions! Better yet, if you have pictures of your old house, bring them over! I look forward to meeting you, and making your stay here enjoyable.
I saved Gruene from destruction back in 1974, when looking for a weekend home for my husband and I. I found this sad and abandoned house, which was scheduled for demolition. It cal…

During your stay

The front porch is ideal for watching the world go by, visiting with friends or other guests, or just listening to the wonderful music that wafts across the street from the Gruene Grove.

Surrounding me are the Gruene River Grill directly across the street and at the riverfront, The Gruene Grove, which is an outdoor bar with great music, shopping to my left and right, including our newest antique shop in the red brick which was Henry Gruene Junior's house.

About 5 blocks closer to I-35 is a new shopping area with a wonderful restaurant, the Gruene Door, which features organic gourmet food. Other shops line Gruene Lake Dr.
The front porch is ideal for watching the world go by, visiting with friends or other guests, or just listening to the wonderful music that wafts across the street from the Gruene…
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Check-in: 3:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.
Checkout: 11:00 a.m.
No parties or events
Pets are allowed
Smoking is allowed

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