Shady Villa Hotel
For its 150 year history, The Shady Villa Hotel has welcomed Texas travelers with a penchant for small towns, state history and hometown watering holes. The historic hotel buildings are situated amidst lush landscaping under a canopy of Texas oak trees, offering a respite from I35 and serving as a rendezvous point for past, present and future Texans. With 48 guest rooms, 5 indoor event spaces, and an expansive pool and outdoor pavilion, the hotel will continue to be a gathering place for people from near and far.
Where to find it
Texas is big. If you put a hinge on the top of Texas and flipped it up, it would almost touch Canada. If you flipped it down, hinged at the bottom, you’re close to the Panama Canal. Just about center of the Lone Star State is Salado, Texas. With a population of less than 3,000, this small town holds more than its fair share of memories for Texans near and far. It’s always been a meeting place, a traveler’s watering hole, located in the middle of long Texas diagonals like San Antonio and Dallas, Houston and Abilene, and Longview and Del Rio. A wanderer on those long drives comes across open roads, big skies, natural springs, historic small towns, dance halls, and welcoming locals. The destination is only part of the journey and the storied Shady Villa Hotel and Stagecoach Restaurant have been along for the ride for more than 150 years.
The Shady Villa Hotel and Stagecoach Restaurant are an architectural time capsule. The oldest parts of the restaurant date back to 1861 with an addition in 1941, and the mid-century hotel buildings were constructed in the 1950s, both stand as a depiction of and tribute to treasured time gone by. Here the past, the present and the future are all holding hands. With 48 rooms housed in several mid-century buildings, the hotel offers guests a private oasis in a small-town setting.
The people behind the property
Shady Villa Hotel is a Bunkhouse Group property.