Shady Villa Hotel

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Listed in the National Register of Historic Places, Shady Villa Hotel was first built during the mid-1800s as a rest stop along the famous Chisholm Trail. Many famous 19th-century historic persons passed through the building at various points, such as Sam Houston, George Custer, and Jesse James. This quaint haven finally became a hotel in 1943, when Dion and Ruth Van Bibber transformed the entire structure into Shady Villa Hotel. Over the following decades, Shady Villa Hotel developed a vaunted reputation for its charming rustic hospitality. In particular, the Inn gained significant acclaim for its roadside restaurant, which still enchants guests today with its hush puppies, chicken fried steak, and Strawberry Kiss dessert.

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Spend a day exploring the Texas Capitol, Zilker Metropolitan Park, the Salado Sculpture Garden, and the Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library.

Discover

Discover the frontier vernacular style of Shady Villa Hotel.

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Explore the Gault Archaeological Site.

Experience

Experience the Royal Art Walk and Sip 'n' Shop.

Taste

Taste Shady Villa Hotel's legendary hushpuppies.

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