by Phil Corless
This historic house, dating from 1892, features spacious rooms filled with antiques and homey touches. If you want to stay in a place where you truly get to know a town and its residents, the personal touch of this B&B will be right for you. Ideal for a small family is their Red Room, which contains a four-poster canopy king bed, a twin bed, a flatscreen TV, DVD player, and a private bathroom. You’ll love the common areas, especially the expansive front porch that looks out over the tree-lined neighborhood. Each morning, a home-cooked breakfast of omelets, bacon, muffins, fruit, and more, is served in the downstairs dining room.
The Hardeman House is located in the very heart of Nacogdoches. It’s surrounded by other historic homes, many designed by the same architect, on a quiet street only a few blocks from downtown. It’s a quick and easy walk to any number of shops, restaurants, and attractions in town. Several blocks to the east of the house is the Lanana Creek Trail, a 4-mile long shaded nature path that winds through town. A mile to the north is the campus of Stephen F. Austin University, home to a large arboretum and the Old Stone Fort Museum. You’ll want to drive the 4 miles to Millard’s Crossing Historic Village, a fun collection of historic buildings dating back to 1837, or the 13 miles to Lake Nacogdoches, where boating, fishing, and swimming opportunities are plentiful. Having the Hardeman House as a comfortable and unique place to return to each night will only enhance your family vacation in Nacogdoches.
Our Editor Loves
- Free family-style breakfast
- Quiet neighborhood
- Antiques and history
- Horse Back Riding
- Water Parks
- Water Sports
- Free Breakfast
- Free Wi-Fi
We were really looking forward to staying here, but this place was terrible. Barely could stand to stay there. It is severely cluttered. Even if the family lives there, there is no excuse to having the house so cluttered with junk everywhere. The house is supposed to be a historical landmark. As guests of such a special place, we expected some time period furniture and items to admire and look at but all we saw was clutter and a junky mess. The downstairs does not look like a place where people can sit and relax. It is also very dusty in the room and throughout the house. We sneezed and tried not to stay in the house as much as possible. There were many dusty items and we tried not to look around to find more. There was a thick layer of dust on items that were placed up high (in the room) for decoration.
Breakfast was presented nicely but super salty! We all tried to be polite and eat as much as possible, but we couldn’t stomach any more and had to leave food on our plate. Everything but the fruit was so salty! We asked several times about some questions about reservations, but never received an answer. The husband seemed friendly throughout our stay, but the wife did not seem to want to talk to us. She put us off and never replied. Very odd and not friendly at all. Extremely disappointed with our experience. Our worst stay at a historic inn.
Had to pick my daughter up from SFA and stayed the night here. Hosts were welcoming, the accommodations were great, breakfast was amazing. Would stay here again in a heartbeat. I stayed I. The Crockett Room on the second floor.