Finding Round Top Antique Show lodging
With thousands of shoppers visiting a town with a population of 90, local lodging during the twice-annual Round Top Antique Show is a hot commodity.
Round Top tip: Like several B&Bs on Facebook because sometime they announce cancellations on their pages.
Best advice for Round Top Antique Show lodging
Start early. Know what you want. Is it a hotel/motel? There are national chains in Columbus, Schulenburg, La Grange, Giddings and Brenham. If you want to stay nearer the action, there are many inns, guest houses, bed-and-breakfast options available. These fill up early — with many shoppers booking a year in advance.
If you have not made plans yet, don’t despair. Fill out a request form on the Round Top Chamber of Commerce website. The requester’s specifications will be sent to all the member B&Bs and home rentals. Those hosts will contact the requester directly if they have availability. Also, try VRBO, AirBnB, Homeaway.
Since the shows are spread across several communities, check the local chambers such as the Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce, the La Grange Chamber of Commerce, and the Carmine Chamber of Commerce. More nearby options include Burton, Brenham, Giddings and Columbus, which have hotels as well as inns, lodges and B&Bs.
There are also options for RV set ups.
Also know that a guesthouse with a Fayetteville address, for example, may be closer to your shopping destination than one with another address. Ask questions about distances. Only the U.S. Postal Service can explain why one place is Burton, but it’s nearer Round Top proper than another with a Round Top address.
Favorite Round Top Antique Show lodging
The Round Top Register has a number of advertisers that offer lodging year-round — and not just during the Round Top antique shows.
Check these out:
The Reindeer Ranch (open January 2017)
Carmine Trading Post (RV hookups)
Orchid Tree Park and Gallery (RV hookups)
Round Top Ballroom/Recycling the Past (FLOPHAUZE coming soon)
Stone Cellar (RV hookups)
Lone Star Gallery (glampers!)
Due to popular demand, the Round Top Register is planning its first-ever lodging guide. Readers have indicated for some time they want to know more about places to stay during the antiques shows and throughout the other months.