Our place is close to family-friendly activities, Old Blanco County Courthouse, antiquing, Blanco State Park and River. Centrally located in the Hill Country (Fredericksburg, Wimberley, Marble Falls and more). Lots of dining choices. The 7th Street Guesthouse is a historic jewel in Blanco County. Known by locals as "The Old Speer Home", this charming home is located within walking distance of historic downtown Blanco. Our place is ideal for couples and solo adventurers.
7th Street Guesthouse began as a two-room home built in the late 1800's. Over the course of time, to accommodate the lives of its occupants, it evolved into a very enjoyable home.
The house has two sunporches that invite you to sit a spell and read, do handwork, meditate, or have conversation. The large bedrooms, living area, dining room and kitchen are nostalgic of times gone by. Relaxation is in the air. The large outdoor porch is a gathering place for family fun.
The goal is to interact with Guests at the level they are comfortable with in order to have their stay be as pleasant and happy as possible.
We have a variety of movies and board games for the enjoyment of our guests. Local wifi is available all around the square at restaurants as well as the library in town.
The bedrooms and living area of the Guesthouse are made comfortable in the summer with window air conditioners.
Keith and I are retired educators. We enjoy a small farm with goats, a few cows, a couple of horses, chickens, and a couple of dogs and cats. We spend as much time as possible with our grandchildren and other family and friends. We love to travel. Sometimes we head to the Rocky Mountains where we have family. We really enjoy traveling to new places. We love people and hearing their stories.
I (Gail) lived in our guesthouse in the 1980's. When we retired and moved back to Blanco, we decided to restore it. The first pharmacist in Blanco lived in this house. It is often referred to by old timers here in Blanco as the Old Speer House. It originally had 2 large rooms. When the Speer's were elderly, they added on a little apartment, bathroom and kitchen. This was so a local family could move in and help care for them. I love this old house. It is very special.
Keith and I love to meet and become acquainted with our guests. However, we try not to intrude. We realize that our guests do not come to see us. :) They come to relax and tend to their own agenda.
We love our repeat guests. We just leave a key for them and let them be "at home." They are like family.