Water Adventures in and around Jefferson Texas

“Historic Riverport, to the Southwest”, “Baghdad on the Bayou”, “Queen of the Cypress”; all the aforementioned names aptly fit this small, yet magical place. Nestled between two lakes – Caddo Lake to the East and Lake O’the Pines to the West, Big Cypress Bayou runs lazily through the city and is the main focal point of Jefferson’s colorful and storied past. Although Jefferson is no longer a port city, there is still plenty to do on the water city, there is still plenty to do on the water

Turning Basin Bayou Tours www.jeffersonbayoutours.com or call 903-665-2222. Hour long tours of the Big Cypress Bayou in Jefferson run Tuesday through Saturday 12pm and 2pm.

Kayak and Paddling Trailshttp://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/fishboat/boat/paddlingtrails/inland/ Canoe or kayak along prehistoric bayous and sloughs of the Big Cypress Bayou and Caddo Lake

Graceful Ghost Steamboat Tours on Caddo Lake www.gracefulghost.com or call 1-877-894-4678. Steamboat tours of Caddo Lake are Tuesday through Saturday 10am, 12pm, 2pm, 4pm

Captain Ron’s Gator Park and Petting Zoo visit Captain Ron’s on Facebook or call 903-789-2100. Stand on the feeding deck and watch the alligators get fed or enjoy petting and getting to know some exotic animals from all over the world. Gator feedings are at 10am, 12pm, 2pm, and 4pm.

Caddo Lake State Park www.tpwd.state.tx.us/spdest/findadest/parks/caddo_lake/ fishing, canoeing, swimming, picnicking, hiking and nature studies. Park is open 7 days a week.

Johnson’s Ranch http://www.johnsonsranch.net/ or call 903-789-3213. Full service marina (and oldest inland marina in Texas) on Caddo Lake.

Billy Carter’s Guide Service www.caddoguideservice.com or call 903-789-3213. Billy Carter is one of Caddo Lake’s most experienced guide. Duck Hunting, Fishing, Sightseeing, Birding on Caddo Lake. Reservations are required.

Caddo Lake Outback Tours and Guide Service www.caddolaketours.com or call 903-789-3384. Go-Devil boat tours specilizing in nature tours, scenic tours and photo tours getting into parts of the lake and swamp that other larger boats can’t reach. Reservations are required.

Crip’s Camp www.cripscamp.com or call 903-789-3233. Boat rentals and fishing guide on Caddo Lake.

Lake o’ the Pines State Park www.tpwd.state.tx.us/fishboat/fish/recreational/lakes/lop/ bird watching, fishing, hiking

Johnson’s Creek Marina www.johnsoncreekmarina.com or call 903-755-2530. Lake o’ the Pines is a fisherman’s paradise! Fishing Guide, Fishing Reports, Boat Rentals on Lake o’ the Pines

Mid-week Lodging Special

Pay only $79 per night Sunday through Thursday nights!

Excludes breakfast, valid from 5/8 to 6/28.

Weekends are regular price and include a full breakfast.

Add on Packages to your Stay

Breakfast in Bed – Are you planning a romantic getaway or a lazy day away from home? Do you want to have breakfast in your PJs? We can bring your breakfast to your room so you can enjoy your meal in privacy. $10 per person

In-Room Massage – our relaxing vacation would not be complete without a massage. Enjoy a 60 minute Swedish massage in the privacy of your room. Massages are available in the Allen Urquhart room, Ladybird Cottage, and the Diamond Bessie room. Please give us two days notice to schedule your massage. $80 for one hour massage/ Can be split into two 30 minute massages for a couple.

Carriage Ride – Weather Permitting – Take a trip back in time with a horse drawn carriage tour of the Jefferson Historic Riverfront District. The carriage will pick you up here at the Carriage House B&B and give you a guided trip through the historic neighborhood. $60 for two people

Jefferson, TX Love and Devotion Romance Package

Honeymoons, Anniversaries, Birthdays, Valentine’s Day, Marriage Proposals… there is always a reason to celebrate your Love and Devotion. Let our Jefferson, TX lodging help you make your romantic getaway special with our Love and Devotion Package. This romantic package will have everything you need to sweep your special person off of their feet. The Carriage House offers Jefferson, TX lodging.

The Love and Devotion Romance Package includes all of the ingredients for a getaway that the two of you will never forget. When you arrive, there will be a custom flower arrangement awaiting you in your room. We will have a $75 Lamaches or Stillwater Inn gift certificate waiting for you at check-in. At a time designated by you, a romantic horse drawn carriage will await you at the gate ready to whisk you and your love off on a romantic ride of the historic riverfront district. The next morning, the two of you need not get out of your pajamas because we will bring your breakfast to you in your room. Lastly before you check-out, you will select two of our hand thrown signature coffee mugs to take with you as a reminder of your stay at our Jefferson, TX lodging establishment.

This all inclusive package is for a two night weekend stay.

Carriage Ride

Two Night Stay – $489

  • Two nights in any room in the house
  • Romantic horse drawn carriage ride
  • $75 gift certificate to Memories and More or The Stillwater Inn
  • Custom made flower arrangement
  • Breakfast in bed for two
  • Two signature coffee mugs

Pampered Pooch Special at the best of Texas Dog Friendly Hotels

A home is not a home without a furry friend to make it feel warm. We know how hard it is to find Texas dog friendly hotels and we also know how hard it is to leave your best friend behind while vacationing. That’s why we want you to feel like our Jefferson, Texas bed and breakfast is your home away from home-for you and your pet. So we want to extend our hosPAWtality not only to you but to your four legged best friend as well.
Ruth Lester Room

We want your dog to be as relaxed as you will be during your stay so we offer the Pampered Pooch package. It is perfect for the puppy that needs a little spoiling and “me” time. When you and your best friend arrive at the Carriage House, we will have a treat bag full of toys and snacks waiting for your pup in your room. What a great way to start off a trip!

After you get settled in, your pup will have an appt scheduled at the doggy day spa, Precious Pampered Pets Grooming Salon and Boutique. While at the spa, your pup will be treated to a full day of beauty treatments, a bath, blow dry, a brush out, trim and sanitary cut. The relaxation is not over yet, your puppy will also be treated to a 30 minute massage…aahhh. Doggie Zen! The Carriage House will surely become one of your (and your pet’s) favorite Texas dog friendly hotels!
Dog on front porch
Your Pampered Pooch Package includes:

  • 30 minute doggie massage
  • Grooming Services – bath, blow out, brush, trim and cut
  • Treat bag

Prices for the Pampered Pooch Package:

  • 1-20 pounds – $100
  • 20-40 pounds – $110
  • 40-60 pounds – $120
  • 60 – 80 pounds – $140
  • Over 80 pounds – please call for a price

We will schedule your dog’s appt based on a time given to us by you. Please give us one week’s notice so that we may schedule your doggie day spa appt. The day spa tries to maintain a relaxing and calm environment for your pet and so they only allow one dog at a time. If your dog needs additional services at the doggie day spa, please let us know when you make your reservation so that we can alert the groomer. The Pampered Pooch Package includes the $50 pet fee to cover your pet’s stay at the Carriage House B&B.

The Naughty and Nice Romance Package at our East Texas Lodging

In this hectic and crazy world, it is hard to connect with your special love. Finding time for one another is almost impossible with work schedules, soccer practices, and nonstop deadlines. However, for the sake of your relationship, you must take time to make time for each other.

The Naughty and Nice Romance Package is designed for you as a couple to reconnect. We will bring all of the elements of romance together in an unforgettable two day escape at our east Texas lodging that will bring back the butterflies and rekindle the magic you once had. From having a meat and cheese tray waiting for you in your room so you don’t have to go out at night, to a romantic and sexy board game to entertain each other, all of the elements of an unforgettable retreat await you in your room.

Enchanting Evening GameYour Naughty and Nice Romance Package includes:

  • Meat and Cheese Tray
  • Floral arrangement in the room (yours to keep)
  • Two one hour in-room massages
  • The Enchanted Evening Game – a romantic board game (yours to keep)
  • Breakfast in Bed both mornings
  • Two nights in either the Diamond Bessie room or the Jay Gould Room
  • Keepsake Signature Coffee Mugs (to remind of you of all of the fun)

 

The Naughty and Nice Romance Package is perfect for honeymooners, anniversaries, birthdays, Valentines, newly engaged couples, or anyone who needs to reconnect with their special love. With only one week’s notice, we will put everything in place for what will be a most romantic escape.

The all inclusive cost for a two night weekend stay is $599. Please call us at 903-665-9511 to book your romantic getaway today!

East Texas Bed and Breakfast Girl’s Getaway

Perfect room for Girlfriend's GetawayDo you need a break from husbands, boyfriends, kids, grand kids  soccer practice and work? Is it time to get away with your best girlfriend? Come on down to our East Texas bed and breakfast and escape from it all. The Girlfriend Getaway package is designed with you, your best friend, and relaxation in mind. Come spend a couple of days with us at the Carriage House and let us help you reconnect and decompress. The Carriage House is the only East Texas bed and breakfast located in downtown Jefferson.

The Girlfriend Getaway includes:

  • A Fancy Foot Massage Party in your room – Relax in your room with a fancy foot massage and paraffin dip with a peppermint rub
  • A chocolate gift basket (1 per room booked) – A snack for all of those long hours chatting
  • Breakfast in Bed – stay in your jammies and giggle and talk over breakfast
  • One keepsake coffee mug (per person) from the Carriage House – Something to remember your trip to our East Texas bed and breakfast.
  • Your choice of any available room at the Carriage House – Pick your favorite.

All Inclusive Pricing is per person (minimum 2 people)

2 Weekend Nights – $224.50 Per Person

St. Patrick’s Day Celebration at the Jefferson Carnegie Library

   St. Patrick's Day

COME ONE, COME ALL, FOR A GREAT TIME, SATURDAY, MARCH 17, 2012, 6:00-10:00 PM TO CELEBRATE ST. PATRICK’S DAY!

AS ONLY JEFFERSON CAN DO, AN OLD FASHIONED IRISH SING ALONG, AUTHENTIC IRISH MUSIC, IRISH BUFFET, AND GREEN BEER! LIVE MUSIC THROUGHOUT THE EVENING WITH A SILENT AUCTION, THE CARNEGIE LIBRARY BALLROOM.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:

5:45-6:30 – IRISH MUSIC FOR GATHERING FEATURING
TOM MOSS AND JOHN NANCE

6:30-7:00 – AUTHENTIC IRISH MUSIC FEATURING
TOM MOSS AND JOHN NANCE

7:00-7:30 – TRADITIONAL IRISH SING-ALONG

7:30-8:30 – IRISH BUFFET, DINNER MUSIC BY DAN SMELSER

8:30 – CLOSE SILENT AUCTION

8:30-10 – MUSIC FOR DANCING & RELAXING BY DAN SMELSER

PLEASE PLAN TO ATTEND FOR A FUN FILLED EVENING. THIS IS ALL FOR A CHARGE OF $25.OO PER PERSON. YOU MAY ALSO BRING YOUR OWN REFRESHMENT OF YOUR CHOICE.

 

St. Patrick’s Day at the KnightLight Theater in Jefferson,Texas

St. Patrick’s ”A Celtic Celebration Tasting Event

Leprechaun

Come on down to the KnightLight Theater and enjoy some Irish Mead from both the Enchanted Manor Winery and Red Road Vineyard & Winery.  Not sure what Mead is?  Mead is an old Irish Traditional Wine and is one of the wines and it is being offered to taste only at the Knight Light Theater on St Patrick’s Day.

Tickets  for the St. Patrick Day Party are $5.00 and can be purchased from 1PM to 7PM.

While you are enjoying your Irish Mead, sit back and enjoy the original comedy skit featuring “Lucky the Leprechaun” from 7pm to 8pm.  Later, dance the night away with live  music from Borderline.

Don’t forget to put on your green for the costume contest!

$15.00 at the door for first available seating or show your wristband from earlier that day for $10.00.

Concession bar is open with desserts and food available.

Contact: 903-665-8546 or 903-445-3966 to reserve tickets.

Email: richard@knightlighttheater.com

The ART Event at The Bakery in Jefferson, Texas

 THE ART EVENT

The ART Event At The Bakery Restaurant, 201West AustinJefferson, TX903-665-2253

We will be painting a Caddo scene. Stop by the Bakery to see an example of “Ron’s Caddo”!!

A team of art instructors will guide you using a “patent pending” teaching method which streamlines classical and traditional techniques allowing novice painters to have a good time and be amazed at what they can accomplish in just a few hours.

All supplies furnished.

Chicken and Sausage Gumbo will be served.

Bring your own wine or drink of choice (tea provided)

Fee:  $45

Must preregister/prepay by March 22.
Some walk-ins will be accepted, but this will be limited.
Arrive at 5:30 pm–get your apron and have some gumbo. Painting begins at 6pm.
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