Adams House Bed & Breakfast

4300 Avenue G, Austin, Texas 78751
Innkeeper(s): Liz Lock and Eric C. Hughes; Proprietor: Sidney Lock
  • The John R. Lock Bungalow

    The John R. Lock Bungalow

  • The Monroe Shipe Room

    The Monroe Shipe Room

  • Enjoy breakfast in the dining room.

    Enjoy breakfast in the dining room.

  • Downstairs


  • Relax on the patio.

    Relax on the patio.

  • The Hyde Park Room

    The Hyde Park Room

  • The Elisabet Ney Room

    The Elisabet Ney Room

  • Welcome to Adams House Bed & Breakfast

    Welcome to Adams House Bed & Breakfast

  • Enjoy home-baked muffins.

    Enjoy home-baked muffins.

  • Beautiful Flowers

    Beautiful Flowers

  • The William T. Adams Suite

    The William T. Adams Suite

  • The Innkeepers, Liz & Eric

    The Innkeepers, Liz & Eric


 27 Jun 2014, 8:10 am

Adams House is happy to announce a bike tour that is now available on our website at under the Gift Ship or directly at TXBT.  Please contact with any questions at Texas Bike Tours, 512-371-3762,,


A cycling experience in Hyde Park and Austin designed for Adams House B&B

An exploration of Austin’s oldest residential neighborhood, Hyde Park, and a brief look at downtown Austin with the adjacent districts and neighborhoods in the north, west, south and east.

This includes stops at many Hyde Park and Austinlandmarks- historic and new, natural and man-made- and Texas tales with ATXperts.  Locals cycle with guests as they experience the edge of the hill country and the flatness of the blackland prairie as Austin sits between these two regions of Texas.  The 12-13 mile cycling route is city-type.  The approximate time duration is two hours.  Duration is driven by the pace chosen by our guests.

Overview of Route
-Adams House to Speedwayby Fire Station #9
-Moonlight Tower 41st
-Duncan Park, HOPE Project, view of Clarksville, 9th Street Locals Dirt Bike Park
-Via West Central Neighborhood, Market and Warehouse District to Pfluegerville Bridge
-South Austin via James Park and then north on South Congress, bat colony
-Lake Hills and Bike Trail through Rainey St.
-4th (Cedar Street) or 6th (Pecan Street) by Driskoll Hotel
-Congress Avenue, Capitol, Bob Bullock Museum, UTand Littlefield Fountain, The Drag and Guadalupe (Asylum Street)
-Aldridge Place to Hyde Parkhomes- Mansbendel, Shipe, Covert
-Ave B Grocery, Elisabet Ney’s home, end at The Adams House

$60.00/ per person plus sales tax = $64.95
*payment made directly to TXBT via cash, check or CC

Included in Price of Tour
All guests are provided a custom fit bike, helmet, water and water bottles, sunscreen, sunglasses, homemade granola bars and rosemary scented chilled towels at the end of tour.

TXBT is an independent company from Adams House B&B.  We only help schedule the day and time of your tour.  All guests must sign a release of liability to Adams House and Texas Bike Tour before departure.


Adams House Awarded 2014 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 13 Jun 2014, 3:33 pm

Recognized as a Top Performing Bed and Breakfast as Reviewed by Travelers on the
World’s Largest Travel Site

Austin, TX – June, 2014 – ADAMS HOUSE BED AND BREAKFAST announced that it has received a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence award. The accolade, which honors hospitality excellence, is given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveler reviews on TripAdvisor, and is extended to qualifying businesses worldwide.  Establishments awarded the Certificate of Excellence are located all over the world and represent the upper echelon of businesses listed on the website.

When selecting Certificate of Excellence winners, TripAdvisor uses a proprietary algorithm to determine the honorees that takes into account reviews ratings.  Businesses must maintain an overall TripAdvisor bubble rating of at least four out of five, volume and recency of reviews. Additional criteria include a business’ tenure and popularity ranking on the site.

“TripAdvisor is pleased to honor exceptional hospitality businesses for consistent excellence,” said Marc Charron, President of TripAdvisor for Business. “The Certificate of Excellence award gives top performing establishments around the world the recognition they deserve, based on feedback from those who matter most – their customers. From Australia to Zimbabwe, we want to applaud exceptional hospitality businesses for offering TripAdvisor travellers a great customer experience.”

Lemon Ricotta Crepes 13 Jun 2014, 3:12 pm

We had a request from our Instagram page @adamshousebb for this recipe.  This is a delicious Lemon Ricotta Crepe which was made by our weekend chef Megan Gross.  A great option for a summer breakfast item.  Enjoy!

Crepe Batter
  • 1 cup cold milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil + more for frying
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • Filling
  • 8 oz. ricotta cheese
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 – 4 tablespoons milk
Berry Topping 

1 1/2 cup frozen berries, cleaned, de-stemmed , and de-thawed    
4 tablespoons granulated sugar

1/2 cup fresh berries* (optional, for garnish)
4 sprigs mint( optional, for garnish)
*I like to used blue, black, rasp, and strawberries. If strawberries are late cut into chunks 
Crepe Batter:
In a medium bowl combine flour, salt, and sugar, place to the side. In another medium bowl mix together eggs and oil. In three separate additions alternate adding the milk and flour mixture to the egg mixture. Start with the flour mix, then incorporate fully( don't worry about lumps, after each flour addition the egg mixture will get slightly lumpy). Keep alternating milk and flour mixture. Alternating milk and flour mixture will give you a lump-less batter. Cover and place batter in refrigerator for 30 minutes. If making a larger batch refrigerate for 1 hour or longer. 

Ricotta filling:
Thoroughly mix together all rolling ingredients. Start with 2 tablespoons milk. If the mixture is very thick add the other 2 tablespoons to thin out. 

Berry topping:
In a small bowl mix de-thawed berries with sugar.Set aside.

Crepe Cooking Method: 

Coat a non-stick medium frying pan or Crepe pan with 1 tablespoon clarified butter or  cooking spray.
Turn stove to low -medium heat level, ladle 1 oz. crepe batter into the center of the pan. Grab onto the pan handle and rotate the the pan back and forth, circularly so that patter coats the bottom on the pan evenly. After 3 minutes or the edges of he crepe starts to release from the pan flip the crepe. Cook another 3 minutes. The first crepe is usually slightly deformed and irregular, but after a few crepes you will be pro.

Filling and Topping

Filling: add one tablespoon ricotta filling to the center or crepe, fold in half then in forth. Repeat until crepes are all filled. 

Topping: Drain berries and spoon onto filled crepes. Garnish by adding fresh berries and mint

Green Chili Oven Frittata 17 Apr 2014, 7:25 am

We received a request for a recipe on our Instagram page @adamshousebb for our Green Chili Oven Frittata.  This is a staple here at the Adams House B&B as it is easy to make, feeds a lot at one time, and has some of that Texas flair with the chilies added.  Have fun with it by adding or subtracting ingredients as you like.  This recipe is also in our cookbook Our Texas Table which can be purchased at the B&B or on our website at  Happy cooking!


6 slices of bacon or 1/2 bulk pork sausage (optional)
1 T. butter
1/4 C. green onions, thinly sliced
1/3 C. red bell pepper, diced
6 large eggs
1 C. shredded Monterrey Jack cheese
1 4 oz. can chopped green chilies
1 can RO-TEL tomatoes and green chilies, drained and rinsed
Salt and pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 350*F.  Spray a 9-inch pie plate with cooking spray.  Set aside.  In a skillet, fry the bacon or sausage until cooked and set aside.  When cool, crumble the bacon into small pieces.  In a skillet add butter, onion, and red bell pepper.  Saute until soft.  In a medium bowl, beat the eggs; add 3/4 cup of cheese, green chilies, Ro-Tel, salt and pepper.  Stir to combine.  Fold in meat and onion mixture.  Pour egg mixture into pie plate.  Carefully place on middle rack of preheated oven.  Bake for 30 minutes or until the middle is set.  When finished remove from oven, sprinkle remaining 1/4 cup of cheese over the top and cover with a plate for 5 minutes.  Serve with salsa and sour cream.  VEGETARIAN OPTION: Omit the bacon/sausage for a delicious meat-free breakfast.

Lemon Lavender Scones 5 Jan 2014, 4:03 pm

Here's a new recipe we tried this weekend that is a take on our famous lemon lavender cookies.  It is such a great combination of flavors that can be used all year round.  Happy baking!

Yield: 8 Large/16 Petite
¾ cup Butter, ½ inch cubed and cold
3 1/4 cups All-Purpose Flour
5 teaspoons Baking Powder
1/2 teaspoon Salt1 Egg
1/2 cup Organic Light Agave Nectar
1 cup Milk
1 Lemon, Zest + Juice (*separate 1 teaspoon of each the zest and juice for icing)
1 ½ tablespoon Lavender Flowers, ground coarsely

Egg-wash (optional):
1 Egg, whisked
1 tablespoon Water

1 ½ cup Powdered Sugar
2 teaspoons Lavender Flowers
1 teaspoon Lemon, zest and juice*
½ teaspoon Vanilla Extract or Paste (optional)

Preheat oven to 400.  Lightly grease a baking sheet and set aside.  In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, Lavender, and salt.  Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.  In a smaller bowl, mix egg, agave nectar, milk, lemon juice and zest.  Make a well in the middle of the flour mixture.  Pour liquid Egg mixture into the well.  Stir until moistened.  Do not over mix.
 Turn dough onto lightly floured surface and knead until smooth.  Roll dough into a 1/2-inch disk and cut into 8 wedges.  Place on prepared baking sheet.  Brush with Egg-wash.  Bake approximately 15 minutes or until golden brown and a toothpick inserted into center comes clean.  Remove from oven.  Place scones on wire rack to cool.  Mix all icing ingredients together and drizzle on cooled scones.

Serve at room temperature within four hours of preparing to maintain freshness.
Keep Butter cold at all times throughout recipe.

Calendar of Events in Austin for 2014 3 Jan 2014, 12:15 pm

Martin Luther King Jr. March and Festival 
Huston-Tillotson University
The outdoor festival celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with performances by some of the city’s finest jazz, blues and gospel musicians.
Carnaval Brasileiro
Palmer Events Center
Flamboyant costumes, Brazilian samba music, and the uninhibited, spirited atmosphere make Austin’s Carnaval one of the biggest such festivals outside of Brazil.
Austin Marathon
Downtown Austin
One of the country’s premier races attracts nearly 20,000 participants from around the world.
3/1 – 3/16/14
Star of Texas Fair and Rodeo 
Travis County Exposition Center
Austin goes cowboy as PCRA competitors hit the arena and area-students exhibit prize livestock. Headline entertainers perform in concert nightly.
Zilker Park Kite Festival
Zilker Park
The nation’s oldest kite festival features hundreds of kites in the air and is free to attend for people of all ages; complete with kite flying contests, food, games and more. (pictured above; photo courtesy Bruce Lemons)
3/7 – 3/16/14
SXSW® Music, Film, and Interactive Conference and Festivals
Austin Convention Center, Various Locations
Over 300,000 attendees, filmmakers, musicians and multimedia artists from around the world converge to showcase music, film and interactive media during this internationally-recognized event.
4/24 – 4/27/14
Moontower Comedy Festival
Paramount and State Theatres
Moontower Comedy and Oddity Festival presented by the Paramount Theatre brings to Austin some of the funniest, wittiest and oddest world-class comics from around the globe. This marathon of side-splitting nights throughout the city is slated to bring over 100 comedians doing everything from stand-up and sketch to improv and musical comedy. National headliners, up-and-comers and local Austin-based comedians ensure that there are options for every type of comedy fan; die-hards to those just looking for a fun night.
4/24 – 5/3/14
Austin Fashion Week
Locations around Austin
Austin Fashion Week showcases the work of fashion designers, photographers, hair stylists, makeup artists and models from around the state of Texas. Over a hundred events take place during Austin Fashion week including runway shows, designer meet-and-greets, themed parties and benefits for Austin non-profits.
4/25 – 4/27/14
Austin Food & Wine Festival
Butler Park 
Pamper your palate in one of the hippest cities in the country at the Austin FOOD & WINE Festival, presented by FOOD & WINE Magazine. Join top chef talent, sommeliers and winemakers from across the nation and Austin’s own acclaimed gourmet scene for an indulgent, two-day epicurean adventure unlike any other, topped off with live musical performances.
6/5 – 6/8/14
X Games
Circuit of the Americas
Austin, Texas, the Live Music Capital of the World®, has been selected to host one of six stops on the Global X Games circuit for the next four years. Austin was chosen from a pool of four finalists and will replace longtime host Los Angeles.
Bat Fest
Congress Avenue Bridge
Celebrate this batty event as the world’s largest bat colony (anywhere between 75,000-1.5 million Mexican Free Tail Bats which take up seasonal residence beneath the Ann Richard’s Congress Street Bridge) take to the skies for their nightly flight feasting on insects. Enjoy live music, children’s activities and costume contests.
10/3 – 10/5 and 10/10 – 10/12/14
Austin City Limits Music Festival 
Zilker Park
One of the country’s largest celebrations of music, this six-day festival brings the magic of the famed public TV series Austin City Limits outside the studio and into Austin’s most beloved park with more than 130 musical acts on 8 stages.
10/18 – 10/25/14
Austin Film Festival
Paramount Theatre and various locations
Recognized as one of the top film festivals in the country, this cinematic event shines the spotlight on top-billed films and Indies alike.
11/7 – 11/9/14
Fun Fun Fun Fest
Auditorium Shores 
One of the most relaxed, creative, and pioneering festivals in music today, Fun Fun Fun Fest is custom booked for the most passionate, underground, and progressive musicians, comedians and fans around the world.
10/30 – 11/2/14
Circuit of The Americas
Drivers will be in Austin competing in the Formula 1 United States Grand Prix in November. Built around a state-of-the-art 3.4-mile circuit track with capacity for 120,000 fans and an elevation change of 133 feet, the facility is designed for any and all classes of racing – from motor power to human power.
Chuy’s Christmas Parade
Congress Avenue
A procession of giant balloons, marching bands, vintage cars, celebrities and floats usher in the season of giving.
This article was taken from the Austin Insider Blog.  Click here for original article.  The dates for Formula 1 have been adjusted as they were posted incorrectly.

Top 50 Restaurants in Austin 5 Dec 2013, 1:44 pm

In the Austin 360 Issue from November 15, 2013 Matthew Odam shares his Top 50 Restaurants in Austin.  We think this is a well rounded list of our growing dining scene.  Let us know if you agree. NOTE- restaurants coded #AHB&B mean they are near the Adams House B&B.

1- Barley Swine
2024 S. Lamar Blvd

*2- Uchi
801 S. Lamar Blvd.

*2- Uchiko
4200 N. Lamar Blvd.

3- Lenoir
1807 S. First St.

4- Congress
200 Congress Ave.

5- The Carillon
1900 University Ave.

6- Wink
1014 N. Lamar Blvd.

7- Foreign & Domestic
306 E. 53rd St.

1417 S. 1st St.

1600 E. Sixth St.

10- Franklin Barbecue
900 E. 11th St.

11- Parkside
301 E. Sixth St.

12- Ruth's Chris Steakhouse
107 W. Sixth St.

13- Driskill Grill
604 Brazos St.

14- Fabi & Rosi
509 Hearn St.

15- El Naranjo
85 Rainey St.

98 San Jacinto Blvd.

17- Olive & June
3411 Glenview Ave.

18-Tam Deli
8222 N. Lamar Blvd.

19- La Condessa
400 W. Second St.

20- Swift's Attic
315 Congress Ave.

21- Justine's
4710 E. Fifth St.

22- Clark's
1200 W. Sixth St.

23- La Traviata
314 Congress Ave.

24- Jeffrey's
1204 W. Lynn St.

25- Jezebel
800 W. Sixth St.

26- 2nd Bar + Kitchen
200 Congress Ave.

27- Contigo
2027 Anchor Lane

28- Olivia
2043 S. Lamar Blvd.

29- Vino Vino
4119 Guadalupe St.

30-Texas French Bread
2900 Rio Grande St.

31- Noble Pig
1181 RM 620 N. Suite 4

32- Asti
408 E. 43rd St.

33- Home Slice Pizza
1415 S. Congress Ave.

34-Szechuan House
11005 Burnet Road

35- Ramen Tatsu-Ya
8557 Research Blvd.

36- Epicerie
2307 Hancock Drive

37- Trace
200 Lavaca St.

38- Hopfields
3110 Guadalupe St.

39- Fonda San Miguel
2330 W. North Loop Blvd.

40- Perla's Seafood & Oyster Bar
1400 S. Congress Ave.

41- Little Deli
7101-A Woodrow Ave.

42- Lucy's
2218 College Ave

5408 Burnet Road

43- Green Pastures
81 W. Live Oak St.

44- East Side Pies
1401 Rosewood Ave.

45- Enoteca
1610 S. Congress Ave.

46- Asiana
801 E. William Cannon Drive No. 205

47- Whip In
1950 S. Interstate 35

48- El Alma
1025 Barton Springs Road

49- Stiles Switch
6610 N. Lamar Blvd

50- Taco-Mex
2944 E. 12th St.

Eric's Music Pick of the Week (Friday October 25- Thursday October 31st) 25 Oct 2013, 9:15 am

The Continental Gallery (upstairs)         
1315 S. Congress
(day) Friday
(time) 8:30
(artist) Robert Kraft Trio, Mike Flanigin Trio w/ Denny Freeman, Frosty                
The Continental Club (downstairs)        
1315 S. Congress
(day) Friday
(time) 6:30
(artist) The Blues Specialists

Guero’s Taco Bar
1412 South Congress
(day) Saturday
(time) 6:30
(artist) Leroi Brothers

Threadgill’s World HQ
301 West Riverside
(day) Sunday
(time) 7:00
(artist) The Gourds- Final Show!

The Continental Club (downstairs)        
1315 S. Congress
(day) Monday
(time) 6:30
(artist) The Peterson Brothers

Long Center for the Performing Arts
701 W. Riverside
(day) Tuesday
(time) 6:00
(artist) Trailer Food Tuesday, Truck by Truck West w/ the Peterson Brothers

Saxon Pub
1320 S Lamar Blvd
(day) Tuesday
(time) 6:00
(artist) David Grissom

The Continental Club (downstairs)        
1315 S. Congress
(day) Wednesday
(time) 6:30
(artist) Hot Club of Cowtown

ACL Live at the Moody Theater
Touring Bands
310 W Willie Nelson Blvd.
(day) Thursday
(time) 7:00
(artist) Halloween, Zomie Ball w/ Captain Clegg & the Night Creatures, Black Joe Lewis......Eric is playing with Captain Clegg

Austin Museum Day is this Sunday, September 22! 21 Sep 2013, 9:14 am

Started in 1998, Austin Museum Day has been a great opportunity to rediscover Austin’s amazing array of museums, for free! 

If you have a smart phone, take advantage of the mobile app. It can help you modify your search to find events that fit your interests, and schedules.

Participating museums, and other local exhibits, include:

Austin Fire Museum
Austin History Center
Austin Nature & Science Center
Austin Tour Guide Association
Blanton Museum of Art
Briscoe Center for American History
Bullock Texas State History Museum
City of Austin Cultural Arts Division
The Contemporary Austin
Elisabet Ney Museum
French Legation Museum
George Washington Carver Museum
German-Texas Heritage Society
Goodwill Computer Museum
Harry Ransom Center
Joseph & Susanna Dickinson Hannig Museum
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
LBJ Library and Museum
Mexic-Arte Museum
Mexican American Cultural Center
Neill-Cochran House Museum
O. Henry Museum
Old Bakery & Emporium
Pump Project Art Complex
Save Austin's Cemeteries
The Sheffield Education Center
Texas Archive of the Moving Image
Texas State Preservation Board (Texas State Capitol)
Texas Capitol Visitors Center
Texas Department of Public Safety Historical Museum
Texas Medical Association- History of Medicine Gallery
Texas Military Forces Museum
Texas Music Museum
Texas Natural Science Center's Texas Memorial Museum
Tiny Park Gallery
Umlauf Sculpture Garden and Museum
UT- Landmarks
The Williamson Museum
Women & Their Work

More information can be found here:

Also, check out the facebook event page!

Erics Music Pick of the Week (Friday September 13 - Thursday September 19, 2013) 13 Sep 2013, 11:28 am


The Continental Club Gallery (upstairs) 
1315 South Congress
Day: Friday, September 13 
Time: 8:30 
Artists: Robert Kraft Trio, Mike Flanigan with Jimmie Vaughan, George Rains


Fado Irish Pub & Restaurant 
214 W. 4th Street 
Day: Saturday, September 14 
Time: 9:30
Artist: Blaggards 


The Continental Club Gallery (upstairs)
1315 South Congress
Day: Sunday, September 15 
Time: 8:30 
Artist: John Dee Graham, Dupree

The Continental Club (downstairs)
1315 South Congress
Day: Sunday, September 15 
Artists (time): Planet Casper with David Grissom, Glen Fukunaga, Rick Richards (3:30); The Waggoneers, Heybale! (7:30)


Broken Spoke
3201 South Lamar
Day: Tuesday, September 17
Time: 8:00
Artist: Weldon Henson