Adams House Bed & Breakfast

4300 Avenue G, Austin, Texas 78751
Innkeeper(s): Liz Lock

Confituras Jams and Rose Petal Sugars 22 Jun 2016, 2:06 pm

Our gift shop is a little fancier these days with the addition of Confituras jams and rose petal sugars!  We now serve a seasonal Confituras jam at breakfast as well.  Guests are currently sampling bourbon brown sugar peach.  Adams House is proud to be a partner with such a well respected local business.  Below is their story.  For more information and a list of seasonal jams click here

"Confituras was born in the summer of 2010 when, after several years of preserving the local bounty that Austin’s farmers’ markets had to offer, owner Stephanie McClenny was ready to reach out and share her love of preserving in the form of a small jam company. It did not take long for the emerging local food loving community in Austin to recognize and appreciate her commitment to quality, seasonality, and really good jam. Along the way Confituras was awarded the 2011, 2013 and 2014 Local Hero Awards by the readers of Edible Austin and was also recognized nationally, winning Good Food Awards in 2011 and 2012, 2014, and 2015. The Austin Food & Wine Alliance awarded Confituras a culinary grant in 2013 for their ‘Preserving Austin’ project, which is an emerging program that refers to both preserving the local, seasonal bounty and preserving our own local canning history and heritage. Confituras offers intensive canning classes at their commercial kitchen space as well as at urban farms and shops around town and provides free demonstrations at farmers’ markets and non-profit organizations. They currently operate at 2 weekly farmers’ markets and are available at several locally-owned shops, farm stands, and local food delivery services across the state of Texas."

17 Best Romantic Getaways in Austin, Texas 11 May 2016, 2:22 pm

Here is a highlight of VacationIdea's article of the 17 Best Romantic Getaways in Austin, Texas featuring the Adams House.  For the full article click here

Texas State Capitol in Austin

If you've decided to plan a romantic weekend getaway after reading 10 Best Things to See & Do in Austin and 10 Must-Try Lunch and Dinner Spots in Austin, the city offers many beautiful places to stay. Ranging from cozy, affordable inns to luxury hotels and resorts, there is something for every taste and budget in Austin, Texas.

»Adams House

Adams House
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The building for Adams House was built back in 1911 and has since been expanded and undergone renovations to restore the original pine floors and 12-foot ceilings. Each of the five guest rooms has its own unique character with similar amenities. They all have complimentary wireless Internet that extends throughout the property, hair dryers, complimentary bottled water, central air conditioning and heat, and ceiling fans.
Some rooms also have deep soaking tubs, porches, robes, in-suite or private hallway bathrooms, and TVs with DVD players. The common area is easy to access and includes chairs, a sofa, cable TV, and DVD player as well as an iron with ironing board. The day begins with breakfast that includes an egg dish, coffee, tea, juice, home-baked breads or muffins, yogurt, homemade granola, and fruit.
4300 Avenue G, Austin, TX, 512-453-7696 (website)

Best B&B Tournament 2016 11 May 2016, 1:43 pm

We were excited to make it to the Top 8 in the National 5th Annual Best Breakfast Tournament of 2016.  Here is a highlight of the article featuring Adams House B&B.  For the full article click here.

Our fifth annual Best B&B Breakfast Tournament features some of the most innovative and mouthwatering morning recipes we've seen to date! Hundreds of innkeepers submitted their most loved, most original and most delectable breakfast creations. With the help of a panel of expert guest judges, we narrowed the field to 16 finalists. Want to try a bite? Book a stay (these amazing dishes are served at their respective inns) or click on the recipe links below.

Our 2016 guest judges are:
Anne Banas, deputy travel editor at BBC Travel
Genevieve Shaw Brown, travel & lifestyle editor at ABC News
Adrien Glover, vice president of content and marketing at ItaliaRail
Sarah Martens, associate digital food editor at Better Homes and Gardens

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Hatch Chili Cornbread Waffles with Peach Compote and Toasted Pecans by Adams House


"Local ingredients and regional Tex-Mex traditions inspire breakfasts at Austin’s Adams House Bed and Breakfast. Hatch Chili Cornbread Waffles with Peach Compote and Toasted Pecans is an original recipe with 'South by Southwest' influences. The spice from New Mexico hatch chiles blend amazingly well with Texas peaches as well as pecans that add texture to the cornbreada Southern staple. This waffle recipe is a perfect balance of sweet and savory flavors. Try one bite and you will understand!"—Liz Lock, innkeeper

 31 Mar 2016, 2:37 pm

Adams House Now In Top 8 of National Breakfast Competition- Vote for us Friday, April 1st!

Adams House’s Hatch Chili Cornbread Waffles with Peach Compote and Toasted Pecans original recipe has now made it to the Final 8 in’s Best Breakfast Contest.  We will be featured on their Facebook page on Friday, April 1st for the next round of voting.  Please vote at the following link to help us move forward to the Top 4.  This link is also available on the Adams House FB page.  Like and share with your friends. 

Your vote is more important than ever!  Our waffle recipe will go up against another 
waffle recipe (that of the winner in last year’s competition).  We stand behind OUR 
breakfast combination and believe it IS the best.  The spice from New Mexico hatch chiles
blend amazingly well with Texas peaches as well as pecans that add texture to the 
cornbread- a Southern staple.  This waffle recipe is a perfect balance of sweet and 
savory flavors.

Don’t forget to vote TOMORROW.  Thank you so much for your support and we will let you know the outcome if we proceed to the next level.

Vote for Adams House B&B in National Breakfast Contest- Monday, March 28th! 25 Mar 2016, 11:01 am

Vote for Adams House B&B in National Breakfast Contest- Monday, March 28th!

Adams House’s Hatch Chili Cornbread Waffles with Peach Compote and Toasted Pecans original recipe has surpassed the first two rounds of voting and has now made it to the Final 16 in’s Best Breakfast Contest. Last year’s winner earned a spot on the Food Network’s Holiday Baking Championship as a direct result of winning the tournament!
The next stage of the contest is a bracket tournament (much like the NCAA Basketball’s March Madness), with’s Facebook fans voting on their favorites. The recipe with the most votes in each bracket will move on to the next round of eight, four, and the final two. We will be featured on’s Facebook page on MONDAY, March 28 for the first round of voting.

Please CLICK HERE to vote and feel free to share with your friends!

We've Been Nominated for an Austin Armadillo Award- Vote by April 13, 2016 23 Mar 2016, 9:44 am

We've been nominated for an Armadillo Award but we need your vote to win! We've been nominated in the category of Austin Customer Experience. Voting ends April 13th- vote for us here

It is such an honor to be nominated but when we win (with your votes of course) we'll be immortalized as an Armadillo Award Recipient. The Armadillo Awards celebrate the unique culture of local business in Austin. 

We also invite you to attend the Armadillo Awards Show with us. It's a fun evening featuring Beto and the Fairlaines, local food, a Dillo Fundraiser Raffle and a great show, and it's free! RSVP for the show.

10 Quiet Escapes in Austin's Hyde Park by The Culture Trip 15 Feb 2016, 1:11 pm

We were excited to be featured in The Culture Trip's article which you can also find the full article at the attached link

10 Quiet Escapes in Austin's Hyde Park

While Hyde Park is known for its historic homes, here are ten places the neighborhood has to offer aside from its eclectic houses.  From yoga to art to fresh food, there is something for everyone in this side of Austin. Step away from the rush of Downtown, and get a bit of quiet and peace of mind.

Hyde Park Market

Known by locals as “the flag store,” this market off of 45th Street is small in size, but large in stock. Hyde Park Market is known for its wide selection of beer, wine, candy and international flags that aren’t typically found in other chains or convenience stores. With this hidden treasure, there’s bound to be a gem in each visit.
© Kimberly Vardeman/Flickr

Park Boulevard Overlook

When the library or local park are too crowded, try the secluded river outlook on Park Boulevard. Between two homes lies a stretch of green grass and a bench that overlook a quiet stream, perfect for reading a book or having some alone time to think.
© Florin Gorgan/Flickr
© Florin Gorgan/Flickr


Quack’s is open from 6:30am-11:00 pm daily and has been churning out espresso and homemade sweets for the past thirty years. Just a hop skip and jump from the famed Hyde Park Bar & Grill’s fries, Quack’s bakery offers patio seating and baked goods to wash down those house fries. The business quotes themselves as the reincarnation of Captain Quackenbushes Intergalactic Dessert Company and Espresso Café, a bakery that used to exist on the drag once upon a time.
© Rachel Kramer Bussel/Flickr

Art studios

From the artist’s market on 23rd and fair market downtown to the houses in Hyde Park, local artists like Denise Fulton run a studio out of their own homes. Discover something new without having to navigate those — crowds. If you’re looking for some souvenirs, the handmade jewelry stands offer one-of-a-kind pieces. Some artists will even paint views of the city right in front of you!
© Dana Beveridge/Flickr
© Dana Beveridge/Flickr

Hancock Recreation Center

While Austin has a swing and Latin dance community, there is a small dance community growing in hyde park — contra dancing. Each Wednesday the Hancock recreation center holds a contra dance with complementary lessons. Contra dancing is a form of dance in which there is a caller who dictates each dance and then the crowd repeats it until there is a pattern.

Elizabeth Ney Museum

The Elisabet Ney Museum offers a wide collection of art created by the 19th century architect Elisabet Ney. This isn’t just any old museum, the museum also hosts specific educational programs, lectures and special events dedicated to informing the public about Ney and her works. The museum is open to the public from 12p.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday.


Adams House

While Hyde Park is home to many historic houses, there is one that offers a little something extra – a bed and breakfast. Adams House was built in 1911, gained historical landmark status in 2010, and has received The Austin Chronicle’s “Best of Austin” award in the years 2000 and 12-14. Owned by the University of Texas at Austin graduate known by the name of Liz, Adams House is open for breakfast every day of the week. It’s perfect for anyone who has ever wanted to stay in a historic home without having to buy one!
Photo Courtesy of Adam's House
Photo Courtesy of Adam’s House

Blue Moon GlassWorks

This establishment offers a ‘special set of skills’ with their glass blowing classes. Austinites can learn how to work with stained glass, or get as serious as taking ‘flameworking’ and ‘encaustics.’ If that’s not interesting enough, Blue Moon offers four other types of classes and also rents out their studio.
© Jeff Kubina/Flickr

Shipe Park

While Zilker can be loads of fun, it can be quite a trek after navigating parking on a beautiful day. Shipe is a community park run by neighborhood volunteers. While the pool is open only in summer, they provide basketball and tennis courts as well many fields for playing catch or Frisbee and a soft-gravel playground for the kids. Discover a mini-Zilker with all the beauty and none of the hustle and bustle.
© Kari Sullivan/Flickr

Avenue B Grocery

HEB is one of the oldest grocery chains at 101 years old but Avenue B Grocery is a close second. The market first opened its doors in 1909 and is currently on its tenth owner. While they carry a selection of grocery items they are more popularly known for their sandwiches like the “King Combo” and “Queen B”. Hours are from 9a.m. to 6p.m. Monday through Saturday.

By Marisa Martinez

Potato Crust Quiche 18 Nov 2015, 9:47 am

2 C. thawed hash browns (or 2 C. boiled, shredded potatoes)
3/4 C. flour for crust (OPTIONAL and can substitute Gluten-Free flour)
1/3 stock of unsalted butter
1 C. shredded Monterrey Jack or sharp cheddar cheese
1/2 C. green onions, sliced
1 C. chopped ham (VEGETARIAN OPTION- 1 C. chopped fresh spinach)
1 pt. heavy cream
4 eggs
1 tsp. garlic powder
1/4 C. chopped fresh basil
salt and pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 425 F.  Grease a 9-inch pie pan.  If using flour then combine with potatoes in a bowl. Press the potatoes into the pan forming a crust.  Melt the butter and pour evenly over the potato crust.  Bake in the oven for about 20 minutes to allow the potatoes to get crispy.  When the crust is done remove from the oven and lower the temperature to 375 F.  Spread the cheese evenly over the crust then add the green onions.  Add the ham (or spinach) on top.  Beat the eggs in a medium bowl and mix in the heavy cream.  Stir in the garlic powder, basil, salt and pepper.  Pour the egg mixture evenly over all ingredients in the pie pan and bake for 40-45 minutes.

This recipe can be found on page 38 of our cookbook "Our Texas Table" sold at The Adams House B&B.

Festival Guide for 2015 14 Apr 2015, 6:52 am

Here's your look at festivals and events in Austin from April 2015 forward.

Fusebox Festival, April 1-12
Texas VegFest, April 4
Haven Con, April 4-5
Texas Burlesque Festival, April 9-11
Statesman Capitol 10K Health & Fitness Expo, April 10-11
Euphoria Music and Camping Festival, April 10-12
Austin Fashion Week, April 10-18
Spring Plant Sale & Gardening Festival, April 11-12
Mack, Jack & McConaughey, April 16-17
Old Settler's Music Festival, April 16-19
The 14th Annual Lone Star Round Up, April 17-18
BP MS 150, April 18-19
Cine Las Americas, April 22-26
Moontower Comedy and Oddity Fest, April 22-25
Umlauf Garden Party, April 23
Austin Food & Wine Festival, April 24-26
Eeyore's Birthday Bash, April 25
Louisiana Swamp Thing & Crawfish Festival, April 25
Art City Austin, April 25-26
Buda Weiner Dog Races, April 25-26
Hill Country Film Festival, April 30-May 3

Pecan Street Festival, May 2-3
Lone Star Jam, May 2-3
National Wildflower Week, May 4-10
Levitation, May 8-10
Cherokee Creek Music Festival, May 14-16
Pachanga Latino Music Festival, May 15
Austin Sketch Fest, May 19-24
Kerrville Folk Festival, May 21- June 7
Life Time Tri CapTex, May 25
Blues on the Green, TBA
Chaos in Tejas presents, TBA
O.Henry Museum Wold Championship Pun-Off, TBA
Red Fest, TBA
West Austin Studio Tour, TBA

ATX Television Festival, June 4-7
Summer X Games, June 4-7
The Republic of Texas Biker Rally, June 11-14
Keep Austin Weird Fest and 5K, June 27
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center Nature Nights, TBA

Austin Chamber Music Festival, July 2-19
Classic Game Fest, July 25-26

RTX 2015, Aug 7-9
Bat Fest, Aug 22
Austin Chronicle Hot Sauce Festival, Aug 23
Ice Cream Festival, TBA

Out of Bounds Comedy Fest, starting Sept 1
Weird City Hip-Hop Festival, Sept 18-21
Fantastic Fest, Sept 24-Oct 1
Pecan Street Festival, Fall, TBA

Austin City Limits Music Festival, Oct 2-4 and Oct 9-11
Fredericksburg Oktoberfest, Oct 2-4
Texas Book Festival, Oct 17-18
Austin Days of the Dead/Dias de los Muertos Festival, Oct 17- Nov 2
Livestrong Challenge Austin, Oct 18
Formula One, Oct 23-25
Austin Jewish Film Festival, Oct 24-30
Austin Film Festival, Oct 29- Nov 5
Wizard World/Austin Comic Con, Oct 30-31
Austin Gay and Lesbian International Film Festival, TBA

Wurstfest, Nov 5-16
Fun Fun Fun Fest, Nov 6-8
ThunderCloud Subs Turkey Trot, Thanksgiving Day
Austin Celtic Festival, TBA
Austin Polish Film Festival, TBA
East Austin Studio Tour, TBA
Wanderlust, TBA

Trail of Lights, TBA

Spinach Quiche Pie Recipe 27 Feb 2015, 12:47 pm

This breakfast dish is a crowd pleaser at the Adams House.  The recipe can be found on page 40 our our cookbook Our Texas Table.  It is vegetarian and the crust can be substituted for a premade crust if needed.

1 1/2 C. grated cheddar cheese
3/4 C. flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. dried mustard
1/2 C. butter, melted then cooled

1/2 C. milk
1/2 C. half and half
1/4 C. onion, chopped
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1 red bell pepper, diced
10 oz. fresh baby spinach, chopped
3 eggs at room temperature, lightly beaten

Preheat an oven to 400F.  Mix the crust ingredients together.  Knead and press into a pie pan and set aside.  Combine the milk, half and half, onion, salt, nutmeg, and red bell pepper in a medium sauce pan.  Heat while stirring gently but do not boil.  Add the eggs and stir.  Add the spinach and stir gently.  Pour mixture into prepared pie pan.  Bake in preheated oven for 15 minutes.  Reduce heat to 325F then bake for an additional 25 minutes.