The Oge House - Inn on the Riverwalk
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Built in 1857 for Newton Mitchell, and expanded by rancher Louis Ogé, this exquisite antebellum neoclassical San Antonio bed & breakfast sits on 1.5 acres overlooking the famed Riverwalk, surrounded by lush plantings, rose gardens and lawns.
In confirmation of its historical importance, the Oge House was one of a handful of structures in San Antonio chosen by the U.S. Department of the Interior to be recorded in the Historic American Buildings Survey for its archives in the Library of Congress. As you enter this exquisite San Antonio Texas bed and breakfast, you will step into another era and allow yourself to be transported to a slower-paced time.
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Congratulations to The Oge House for earning the AAA Four Diamond Award. Only 3.6 percent of the more than 32,000 AAA rated lodgings and 2.7 percent of the nearly 28,000 AAA rated restaurants were awarded the Four Diamond designation.
AAA Four Diamond Award
Mobil Travel Guide - Three Star
Frommers Birnbaum Country Inns and Backroads Inn - Awards Selected by editors & readers as one of the
25 recipients of the First Annual
Americas' Favorite Inns Awards 1997
A Top Ten Inn
Expansive verandas, a gazebo and seating throughout the gardens and lawns offer time for reflection and relaxation. Nothing compares to an afternoon spent with a book in the hammock as you enjoy unwinding at this romantic San Antonio getaway.
Business and convention travelers will appreciate the high-speed internet, in-room desk, mini refrigerator, and flexible breakfast options. This comfortable San Antonio, TX bed & breakfast offers 10 guest experiences on three floors, each elegantly appointed with American and European antiques. A sumptuous full breakfast is served each morning at private tables in the dining room or on the front veranda of this luxurious Riverwalk bed & breakfast.
Private bath w/ tub & shower
Signature bath amenities
Plush signature microfiber robes w/ terry lining
Afternoon refreshments & evening aperitifs
Flat panel television w/ cable
DVD player and access to our DVD library
Wireless high-speed internet access & Desk
Phone with voice mail
High thread-count pima cotton bed linens
Egyptian cotton towels, Hairdryer
Iron and ironing board (on request)
Individual air-conditioning and heat unit
Lighted off-street parking for your vehicle
In the first floor vestibule, guests have use of a computer with high-speed internet access and printer to check on email or print boarding passes. This luxurious San Antonio Texas bed & breakfast boasts superior rooms and suites, which include fireplaces with electric logs. An honor bar with additional snacks and beverages is available in the main lobby of this charming San Antonio Riverwalk B&B. In-room breakfast is available in suites with advance reservation.
After your delightfully relaxing and enjoyable stay at the Oge House, you will be convinced that this beautiful inn on the Riverwalk is, by far, the most romantic bed and breakfast in San Antonio Texas!
All 3 Noble Inns properties are very conveniently located in downtown San Antonioâ€™s King William Historic District. Situated at the end of King William closest to the central downtown area, we are only a short walk from the Convention Center, Alamo, central Riverwalk area, Alamodome, and all other downtown attractions. The city also operates a trolley system which may be ridden to reach virtually any downtown location, with trolleys passing every 10 minutes throughout the day.
Festivals and Events
San Antonio loves its festivals and fairs! Consequently, there is almost always something going on that's fun to do. We will be happy to advise and help you plan your perfect experience. Some of our favorites are:
- Houston Street Fair and Market: occurs monthly, the last Saturday of most months. Houston Street downtown becomes a pedestrian only zone with food, crafts and other fun! - www.houstonstreetfairandmarket.com
- San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo: In February this quintessentially Texan event offers 16 days of fun, including carnival rides and concerts by country/western and popular music stars. Something you must experience! - www.sarodeo.com
- Fiesta: By far the biggest of them all, Fiesta now extends citywide for 10 days with more than 100 events. It typically falls in the week of April 21, anniversary of the Battle of San Jacinto, which established Texas independence in 1836. One of the favorite events is the King William Fair, an enormous street festival that occurs on the last Saturday of Fiesta just outside our door! - www.fiesta-sa.org
- Texas Folklife Festival: June 8-10, 2007. This 3-day cultural extravaganza celebrates more than 40 ethnic groups that settled Texas, showcasing their food, music, dance and crafts. Held on the grounds of the Institute of Texas Cultures in HemisFair Park downtown - www.texancultures.com
- Contemporary Art Month (July): The only month-long contemporary arts festival in the nation features more than 400 exhibitions and involves more than 50 different venues â€” www.camsanantonio.org
- Jazz-SAlive: September 22-23, 2007. Two days of free live performances by the nation's top jazz entertainers, along with regional and local talent, downtown in Travis Park - www.saparksfoundation.org
- New World Wine and Food Festival: November 7-11, 2007. Local chefs with celebrities from the US and Mexico celebrate San Antonio as an important culinary and cultural gateway to Mexico and Latin America â€” www.nwwff.org
- Holiday River Parade and Lighting Ceremony: Held the day after Thanksgiving (Friday), a spectacular nighttime parade on the river downtown coincides with the illumination of 122,000 lights on the River Walk downtown. The lights remain on through New Years, and numerous other events occur on the River Walk during the holiday season - www.thesanantonioriverwalk.com
- New Years -” Celebrate San Antonio: An enormous street fair downtown with food, bands, and a fabulous fireworks display at midnight rings in the new year with fun!
San Antonio offers numerous shopping opportunities for everything from gifts to clothing to food. Across the city, you will find wonderful local boutiques, national retailers, foodie stores and more in small shops, malls or large venues. Our innkeepers will be happy to direct you to the perfect shopping spot to suit your needs and desires.
- Rivercenter Mall, located just a few blocks from our inns and on the River Walk downtown, offers Dillard's, Macy's, Brookstone, Gymboree, The Disney Store and an IMAX theatre - www.shoprivercenter.com
- Market Square/El Mercado: A public market since the 19th century, this charming restored marketplace offers 32 shops in El Mercado and 80 specialty shops in Farmers Market Plaza. It's a great place to shop for imports from Mexico and Latin America. Many fairs and festivals are also held here, and Mi Tierra Cafe is famous for its Mexican food, Mariachis and the fact that it never closes - www.marketsquaresa.com , www.mitierracafe.com
- The Shops at La Cantera is an open-air marketplace whose selection includes Neiman-Marcus, Nordstrom, Lacoste, Tiffany & Co. and Coach. La Cantera is located in northwest San Antonio next to Six Flags Fiesta Texas - www.theshopsatlacantera.com
- The Rim: On the east side of IH-10 across from La Cantera is a new addition to the retail scene, The Rim, touting the Bass Pro Shop - www.basspro.com.
- Alamo Quarry Market is another great market venue, on the grounds of a former cement company, featuring such notables as Restoration Hardware, Pottery Barn, Lucchese Boot Co. and Woodhouse Day Spa among many, as well as a cinema complex. It is a convenient ten-minute drive from downtown - www.quarrymarket.com
- North Star Mall hosts more than 200 stores and restaurants under the convenience of one roof! Right near the airport one will find Talbot's, Saks Fifth Avenue, Macy's, Sharper Image and more - www.northstarmall.com
- Julian Gold is among our favorites for high-end indulgences, where women have found top designer fashions and accessories with unparalleled service for more than sixty years at a location just minutes from downtown - www.juliangold.com
- H-E-B Central Market is a must for food aficionados. A destination market, shoppers will find a cooking school, wine market, imported items, fresh produce, chef-prepared meals and more. Go hungry! - www.centralmarket.com
- Outlets: Just 35 minutes up Interstate 35 between New Braunfels and San Marcos are two large outlet malls that together comprise one of the largest outlet locations in the country with more than 230 stores.
La Villita: Located on the River Walk downtown, this charming area is a surviving part of the early Spanish village of San Antonio. The restored homes now house galleries, shops, and restaurants - www.lavillita.com
- Southwest School of Art & Craft: Another charming, historic site downtown, it occupies the buildings of the former Ursuline Convent founded in 1851. Located near the North end of the River Walk, it offers numerous art and craft classes, as well as housing a museum, gallery, shop, and the Copper Kitchen Cafe(open for lunch, Mon-Fri only) - www.swschool.org
- Greenhouse Gallery: Located a few miles north of downtown in Alamo Heights, this large gallery specializes in traditional art by nationally and internationally recognized artists â€” www.greenhousegallery.com
- Harry Halff Gallery: Specializing in early Texas art - www.harryhalff.com
- There are several antique shops on Broadway north of downtown. One of the more interesting is Don Yarton at 1100 Broadway, a half block from the San Antonio Museum of Art - www.donyarton.com. Several specialize in particular items, such as light fixtures; our innkeeper would be happy to provide a list that fills your special needs or interests.
- Back Alley Antiques has a nice collection, and is located in Artisan Alley, a charming, eclectic shopping village that also boasts two good restaurants - www.artisansalley.com
- Alameda National Center for Latino Arts and Culture: Just opened in April 2007, the Museo Alameda tells the unique story of the latino experience in America - past, present and future. The first organization in the nation to sign an affiliation agreement with the Smithsonian Institution, Museo Alameda takes full advantage of access to the collections, exhibitions and educational programming of the Smithsonian. At the Museum's center is the Smithsonian Gallery, filled with exhibits and treasures from the Smithsonian's many museums. Located in historic Market Square, the hot-pink museum features 20,000 square feet of exhibition space and houses 11 galleries - www.thealameda.org
- McNay Art Museum: Originally Marion McNay's Spanish Colonial Revival mansion set in expansive gardens and grounds and featuring her collection of modern masters, the galleries and collections have grown into a fine museum - www.mcnayart.org
- San Antonio Children's Museum: A multi-story building containing more than 80 interactive multi-sensory exhibits to educate and entertain children. Located on Houston Street downtown - www.sakids.org
- San Antonio Museum of Art: Housed in a castle-like historic brewery complex just north of downtown, its growing collections range from antiquities to Oriental and Latin American art. Also displays frequent traveling shows and exhibits - www.samuseum.org
- Witte Museum: Focusing on history, culture and natural science, this museum's extensive collections include early Texas art, the interactive HEB Science Treehouse, and historic homes on the grounds, as well as frequent traveling exhibits. Great fun for children and adults! - www.wittemuseum.org
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