THE GREENEST LITTLE HOTEL IN AUSTIN
Experience Park Lane, an urban eco-oasis... Located in the heart of Austin, Texas's historic SoCo district, two blocks from South Congress Avenue, and walking distance to downtown, our unique Guest House offers 3 elegantly appointed private cottages. Relax beside our natural mosaic tiled pool in the shade of the live oak tree, and enjoy the Park Lane's organic vegetarian vegan breakfast in the comfort of your cottage or on your private deck.
HOW WE STARTED
We started as a carpenter and a midwife, looking for a better life out West. We chose Austin for its good climate and healthy lifestyle. The people were open minded and progressive but most of all friendly. We fell in love with Austin. After a detailed search, we stumbled upon a rare find, a 1/2 acre property with an 1940's house on a good foundation, some giant Live oak trees in historic Travis Heights just a short walk to the downtown Capital. A diamond in the rough, and a good place to start.
It was always our dream to run a B & B, a place to serve international travelers and provide the things most important to us and so often missing on the road, organic chem./free luxury, good healthy food and a friendly face in an unknown place. Something more than the standard generic urban chain hotel could offer. A place where you could feel at home away from home. Together, we shared a deep commitment for environment and a love for people. So we started small with one guest room, and grew with the public demand, adding one cottage at a time. Park Lane Guest House was a natural for us.
Now in our 25th year, we love our business more than ever.
We have grown to add 3 private cottages and 15 free range hens along with extensive gardens and fruit trees.Austin has grown up around us but we continue to provide a private oasis in the midst of a busy world .
It is our greatest hope, that by creating a sustainable environment at Park Lane, through organic foods and gardens, fresh free range eggs from our hens, organic beds and natural bedding that we are able to provide a special place to rest not just your body, but your mind and soul. We hope this experience will enhance your sense of well being and improve your life. Each time our guests give us the opportunity to provide an "Oh so needed" good night's sleep, a friendly smile and safe respite in an unfamiliar city, or a well deserved "Getaway" from the busy-ness of the world, we feel a sense of gratitude. We love being, "your special place".