"It's a museum!" a common observation by guests of Casa de Colores. My new home displays my world treasures in new and exciting ways. The Old World room and the Folk Art room will charm and enchant you. Even the laundry room is on the home tour. The Casa is a quiet and inviting home, perfectly placed to be away from the hustle and bustle of campus, yet close enough to be there in 20 minutes.
A house of many colors and cultures greets you as you enter this new home. Rent one or two bedrooms (queen or twins) for football games, graduations, parent's weekends or just for fun. A private full bath is just across the hall. Most guests sleep better than ever at the Casa. Need a ride to your event? Uber and Lyft are readily available and reasonable. $100/night (for one person) for either room. For each guest after the first one, $65 per night. I offer a 10% discount for veterans.
Although unassuming on the outside, the Casa is a trip around the world on the inside. Casa de Colores, is your window to primitive art and collections from China, Africa, the American Southwest, Mexico and the Middle East. The hostess is an engaging conversationalist, graphic designer and writer who can enlighten you with tales of days gone by and history lessons in Aggieland.
Hullabaloo Diner - Featured on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives!
Gumby's Pizza - Closest fabulous pizza delivery!
TX Burger - New and nearby! Great burgers!
Koppe Bridge Grill - Also great burgers!
Fuzzy's Tacos - Amazing migas!
40 Tempura - Asian Fusion at its finest!
Shiraz - Middle Eastern fast (fabulous) food!
Chef Cao's - Scrumptious Chinese food!
Cotton Patch - Something delicious for everyone!
Freebird's - Wraps and tin foil art!
Cafe Eccell in their new location on Texas Avenue - Casual elegance!
Paolo's Italian Kitchen - Award winning chefs!
Avoiding the crowds?
Blue Moon BBQ on OSR on your way in from Normangee! Made the Texas Monthly Top 50! Rick and Toni Moon are the best! Order ahead because they run out fast on a weekend!
Sodalak's in Snook
Las Fuentes in Sommerville
....and many many more!
Make yourselves at home! Inviting covered patio with a view of the sunset across a green pasture with comfy seating and a chiminea for roasting marshmallows. There is also a gas grill for a cookout. The kitchen, dining room, and living rooms are yours! There is an extra refrigerator in the garage if you have snacks or beverages to bring. The hostess has her own comfy space in the Casa and can be as present or distant as you wish.
I love to tell about our Aggie family history (1924 - current) or about my world travels. But I can be very scarce if you need some solitude. The Casa is a cozy home with several places to curl up with a good book, a little TV, or some sunshine. The pasture cows make their rounds in the early morning and again around 5 o'clock in the afternoon. So if you're a city person and don't get to see cows that often, enjoy! There was that week that they escaped into the neighborhood several times in the dead of night. But that's another story.
If you are a very light sleeper, you might hear the Union Pacific train in the distance at night. The Casa is at least a mile or more from the tracks. And the bedrooms are well insulated from the sound. It's a very pleasant and comforting sound to all of my guests.
No smoking. Pets okay with crates. BYOB and/or soft drinks. Light snacks and bottled water in the rooms. Continental breakfast available upon request. Feel free to gather with other family or friends, but no large parties, please.
I grew up in College Station, attended Texas A&M (Class of '71) and moved back in 2004. I am interested in the history of Brazos Valley and work actively to preserve it. I am a Sr. Graphic Designer for Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX). I serve on the Brazos Valley Veterans Memorial Board of Directors. You can see some of my historical panels at Veterans Park (3101 Harvey Rd.) on the Lynn Stuart Pathway. This park is one of a kind and the pathway is a study in US military history. I designed the 22 historical interpretive panels that are all along the 1/2 mile path. Recently, 12 more of my historical interpretive panels were installed at the Boonville Heritage Park (near Hwy. 6 and Boonville Cemetery). I look forward to sharing some of the wonderful history of the area with you.
The covered patio has comfy seating and a chiminea for roasting marshmallows. There is also a gas grill for a cookout.
Most of the guests at Casa de Colores say the house is very conducive to relaxing and sleeping. So bring a travel alarm just in case! They also say it's a museum! I like that! Each piece has a story. Just ask and I will tell!