Bed & Breakfast
Facility Rental, and Tea Room
ABOUT 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; just a short drive away 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!
The beautifully restored home is also fantastic for showers, parties, intimate weddings, and reunions. We can accommodate up to 40 people inside the main house and 75 including the Carriage House and garden area. We offer party planning services, catering, and decoration in addition to the facility. Our gorgeous backyard, dining spaces, back porch and sun porch are the perfect 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 our facility for $75 per hour, with a two minimum. Your rental includes the entire house and backyard which can hold up to 75 people. Perfect for parties, reunions, showers, business retreats and more!
March Hare Tea Room
A nice steaming cup of tea to enjoy with your delicacies is the most relaxing way to enjoy any day. Join us for afternoon tea featuring two delectable flavors of tea, three types of savory mini-bites, three types of mini desserts, and two kinds of scones for only $20 per person. The opportunity to meet new friends and chit chat with old ones, included!
Enjoy an elegant and scrumptious rehearsal dinner with us. As part of your package, we will work with you on your design and have everything set up and ready for you when you and your guests arrive. Need catering? Our menus fit any palette and budget.
Bridal Package and Wedding Night Retreat
The Carriage Step is the quintessential getting ready venue for you and your bridal party. Stay with us on Friday night for a fun filled way to get your girls together before the big day! The next morning, enjoy a continental breakfast while you're pampered and primped for your dream day.
After a fun-filled night of dancing and festivities; come back to the sweet serenity of our grand suites. Sink into the luxurious bed and plush linens on your first night as newlyweds. Take your time in the morning, breakfast is on us as you relax on our airy sun porch.
THINGS TO DO
Tour local wineries and enjoy great Texas made wine and fresh food. Most wineries offer great night entertainment including live music, wine flights, and more!
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 in the many boutiques, hunt for the perfect antique, or want to find some great local treasures; you can find exactly what you're looking for here!
Several local spas offer the best services to pamper yourself and your friends and family. Or, find fun at local water parks or lakes and nature parks!
Stafford Opera House
Explore the local historic towns including Columbus, Bellville, Fayetteville, Round Top,
La Grange, and Sealy!
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 boast a great selection of local fare and fun favorites. There's a menu for every person and a great time for the whole family!