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About Dabbs Railroad Hotel
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Established 1907, the Dabbs Railroad Hotel on the Llano River enjoys an iconic stature within Central Texas, the Hill Country and the Llano community. This stature stretches back to the days when Llano was known as the City of Crystals due to its central position in the crystal-rich Granite Highlands of Texas, the state’s Central Mineral Region. The Dabbs, the last of the old Texas RailRoad and River Hotels, is a living and livable museum offering a one-of-a-kind hotel experience. Quaint and rustic yet charming and polished, the Dabbs Hotel is in a class of its own. This newly renovated Bed and Breakfast (B&B) has existed as a hotel in Llano since the early 1900s. Located on the edge of the wild Texas frontier, the hotel was the final train stop along the old granite-quarrying, iron-horse path that ploughed through the Hill Country, linking Austin with Llano, following the general paths of the Texas Colorado and Llano Rivers. (To travel further west, it was necessary to transfer to stagecoach at the Dabbs Hotel.) This railway system meets the Llano River crossing in the center of the Llano Uplift (the very core of Texas) precisely at the Dabbs RailRoad Hotel. You can see Texas from here! Not only Iconic, but Infamous A favorite haunt of Bonnie and Clyde, the hotel’s heritage is rich, colorful and infamous! Train and bank robbers, gold and silver prospectors, miners, ranchers, lawmen and outlaws — and even the hotel’s ghost (!) — have all crossed paths at the Dabbs RailRoad Hotel. The hotel even served as a bordello for a short time during the peak of Llano’s old, wild frontier days! Today, as in the days of Bonnie and Clyde, the Dabbs Hotel remains a remote Texas path-crossing hub (while yet situated at Texas’ precise geologic center), an out-of-the-way connecting place and an exciting gathering space for a mixed assortment of travelers and characters, including artists, writers and musicians (to name just some). Llano Water Falls View of Llano’s Town Lake, Water Falls and Iron-Truss Bridge (in the trees) from the Dabbs dining room, back deck, and yard (on the Llano River). The Dabbs today is Llano’s oldest operating hotel as well as the town’s most centrally located event venue. It is also the only hotel or B&B in Llano that is situated on the banks of the clear-water, spring-fed Llano River. The hotel’s casual dining area, large back deck and beautifully landscaped backyard, all provide an unobstructed, close-up view of the Llano River Waterfalls, Town Lake and the picturesque, romantic, old-style iron-truss bridge linking the RailYard District and Llano’s Badu Park (both on the north side of the river) with Llano’s Town Square and Main Street District (both on the south side of the river) — all in very short walking distance from The Dabbs. The hotel is Llano’s only venue (of any kind) offering these views. Kayaking, swimming, hiking, a variety of dining experiences, unique shopping experiences, the train depot visitor center, an art gallery, a movie/dramatic theater / opry house, a Llano-area history museum, a rock and mineral store, a farmer’s market, a bakery, and Fuel Coffee House are all in very comfortable walking distance from the Dabbs RailRoad Hotel. At Llano’s wine bar, Main Street Affairs, just across the bridge from the Dabb’s Hotel, one may select from nearly 100 different wines, including Texas Hill Country wines from wineries near Llano. When you’re ready to c
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Dabbs Railroad Hotel is located at , 0.4 miles from the center of Llano. Buckhorn Hall is the closest landmark to Dabbs Railroad Hotel.
No, Dabbs Railroad Hotel does not offer free Wi-Fi.
No, Dabbs Railroad Hotel does not offer free parking.
No, Dabbs Railroad Hotel does not offer free airport shuttle service.
Dabbs Railroad Hotel is 54.5 miles from Killeen Fort Hood Regional. Dabbs Railroad Hotel is 71.2 miles from Austin Bergstrom.
No, Dabbs Railroad Hotel does not have a pool onsite.