About Ant Street Inn
Welcome to Ant Street Inn!
While Ant Street Inn boasts exquisite antique furnishings, Oriental rugs and stained glass in every room, our guests also enjoy modern amenities such as free wireless high speed internet, flat-screen cable televisions, private bathrooms, restaurant breakfasts and free parking! Guests also enjoy the rocking chairs on the back veranda overlooking the gardens and fountain. Couples celebrating their honeymoon, anniversary or birthday will want to request the Celebration Time Package to enhance the occasion. The Ant Street Inn and Brenham provide many opportunities to relax! Reserve a room with a large soaking tub for two, and add our Relaxing Bath or Massage package to make your stay extra memorable! Breakfast is served from the expansive menu of the Brenham Grill, the award-winning restaurant right here in our hotel. After a busy day of shopping, history seeking, dining in one of the excellent restaurants, or enjoying one of the fantastic live entertainment venues, all within easy walking distance, know you have a comfortable room waiting for you where you can recharge for another adventure!
Downtown Brenham, Washington County and the surrounding areas have much to offer our guests. Ant Street Inn itself is situated right in the middle of historic downtown Brenham, a charming Main Street city featuring, great shopping, fine dining, nightlife and the arts, including several live music venues and the Unity Theatre, a live performance, professional theatre just steps from ASI. Wine lovers are increasingly discovering the four Washington County wineries: Windy Winery, Saddlehorn Winery, Texas Star Winery and Chapleton Vinyards are all enjoying an increased following. Springtime brings the bluebonnet trails to life. Year-round day trips with short drives to Round Top for antique shopping and Festival Hill Music Institute; the George Bush Library in College Station; and, the birthplace of Texas can be explored at Washington-on-the-Brazos State Park and the Star of the Republic Museum. Horticulturalists will enjoy the Antique Rose Emporium. And that’s just the beginning! So much to offer… so much to enjoy!
Meet the Innkeepers
Suzy and Keith Hankins purchased the Ant Street Inn in December, 2011 and since then have enjoyed continuing the work of the inn’s founders, Pam and Tommy Traylor: that of bringing Texas hospitality and a peacefully elegant sanctuary to guests. Graduates of Texas Christian University (both proud members of the Horned Frog Class of ’88), they bleed purple (even the company colors are loyal Frog colors) and enjoy being the island of purple in a sea of maroon! They have two grown children: daughter Joyce (Washington University STL ’14), a professional artist and author living and working in St. Louis, Missouri and son Tommy (TCU ’16), who, with his wife Candace (LSU ’13), son Lawson and daughter Eden, lives in Northwest Arkansas and spends his time, when not being a Dad, making chocolate.
Since moving to Brenham Suzy and Keith have become an active part of the Brenham and Hospitality community by serving on local and state boards and participating in several local organizations. They have been recognized for their “Out of the Box” thinking in regards to visitor activities and partnerships with other businesses in the area.
Take a Virtual Tour!
We’ve never found a camera that can capture the beauty of architecture, colors, textures, furnishings, artwork and decor of the Ant Street Inn… No lens can take it all in. When Suzy and Keith first visited the Ant Street Inn, they were prepared to be disappointed, because nothing looks as good in person as it does on the internet… except the Ant Street Inn!
But this visual tour comes close! Captured by John Deans of Deans Consulting, LLC, this virtual tour is at your own pace. You can explore the restaurant and ballroom downstairs (don’t forget the San Antonio Room!), and then “walk” up the stairs to see the Grand Hall and all fourteen guestrooms upstairs.
Don’t have a lot of time, but want to see a specific room? All you need to do is Click on “Rooms” above, go to the room you’re interested in, and then click on “Click for Interactive Room Tour” at the bottom of the room’s description.
We hope you enjoy this interactive tour feature of our web site. Please let us know what you think!
We have also have a guided wedding tour for your viewing so you can learn about hosting your wedding, reception, reunion or party at Ant Street Inn! For more details see our Weddings at ASI and Groups & Meetings pages.