Bed & Breakfast,
Facility Rental, and Tea Room
WELCOME TO THE CARRIAGE STEP
Nestled in the gently rolling hills west of Houston and conveniently located between Austin and San Antonio stands The Carriage Step. A cozy, luxurious Vacation Rental and Facility Rental; this 1890's home is full of antique charm and plush settings. The Carriage Step is the ideal location for your weekend getaway; a short drive from some of the best amenities in Central Texas, including Round Top and Warrenton Antiques Fair, junking and antiquing, shopping, wineries, spas, and delicious restaurants!
This beautifully restored home is also a perfect venue for showers, parties, intimate weddings, and reunions. We can accommodate up to 50 people inside the main house and garden area. We offer party planning services, catering, and decoration in addition to the facility rental. Our gorgeous backyard, dining spaces, back porch, and sun porch are the wonderful combination for entertaining guests of all ages.
Brides and their families will find no shortage of comfort and fun during their pre-wedding festivities at The Carriage Step. Our authentically decorated home is the optimal backdrop for getting ready with your wedding party and photo ready for those sublime photos you have been dreaming about!
Our authentically decorated and luxuriously plush rooms are perfect for any occasion. Snuggle up with a great book and a hot mug of apple cider during the winter or enjoy a cold drink on our sun porch during the summer.
Rent The Carriage Step for $250, which includes the use of entire house and backyard for up to 3 hours. Perfect for parties, reunions, showers, business retreats and more!
March Hare Tea Room
The Tea Room is temporarily closed to the public for afternoon tea. Rentals for private parties for bridal, birthday, anniversary, or baby celebrations are welcome. Contact us to schedule your private tea party.
Planning a party or other special event and don't feel like cooking? We can help! The Carriage Step offers a wide variety of delicious delicacies including soups and salads, main courses, and desserts. Our inspiring menus are guaranteed to tempt your palette while keeping within your budget.
Children's Tea Parties
Spoil your prince or princess and host a private tea party for a special occasion. Rental includes 2-hour use of the property, sandwiches, snacks, dessert, and lemonade served on vintage china, a special crown or tiara for the guest of honor, and party games for all to enjoy. Party fee is $300 and a minimum of 10 guests is required.
TO GO MEALS
Take a break from the kitchen and leave dinner to us! Delicious to-go meals and ready to heat casseroles (full and half pans) are available every 2nd Tuesday of the month. Pre-orders are required for all casserole orders.
The entrance you'll be greeted with when staying with us!
Our lovely front of the house.
The large porch to sit and enjoy a morning coffee or afternoon glass of wine
Welcome to The Carriage Step! Step through to our foyer.
A large, spacious in-suite bathroom on the Magnolia Room
THINGS TO DO
Wineries and Breweries
Tour local wineries and craft breweries and enjoy great Texas made wine, beer, and fresh food. Many offer live music, tasting flights, and more!
Culture and History
Columbus and the surrounding towns have a rich history full of landmarks, antiques, museums, and popular attractions.
Whether you want to do a bit of window shopping, hunt for the perfect antique, or hope to find unique local treasures; you can find exactly what you're looking for!
Explore the local historic towns of Columbus, Bellville, Fayetteville, Round Top, La Grange, and Sealy!
Our local spas offer the best services to pamper yourself . Or, find fun in the sun at local water parks, lakes, and nature parks!
Night Life Entertainment
Have a blast with your family or friends with a great selection of local attractions. From live music to local plays to art exhibits, there is fun for all ages.
Columbus and the surrounding area boasts a wide selection of local fare and fun favorites. There's something for all taste buds to enjoy!