Far View A Bed & Breakfast Estate

1804 South Park Street, Brenham, Texas 77833
Innkeeper(s): Steve Zoobkoff and Linda Hallett
  • Introduction


    The tree lined driveway gives you a taste of the elegance of the 1920s and entices one to take this trip back in time. Once inside the 1925 historic home, each room demands one's attention to explore the comforts of that period. Every attention to detail is seen while wandering the floors of Far View A Bed & Breakfast Estate.

    The wicker chairs on the porch beckon you to relax while the gardens and grounds encourage questions about the local flora and fauna. The bedrooms summon you to enjoy the amenities of each room. Private baths are the rule, not the exception. Be awakened to the smells of breakfast lingering up the stairways enticing you to the dining room for a gourmet breakfast, featuring one of our signature dishes. Gourmet coffee from Costa Rica awaits steps from your door for your early morning enjoyment.


    Far View's reputation is putting our guests at ease in every area of their stay and is confirmed on their faces. History, tradition, and beauty are awaiting your arrival. Be it for a week, a weekend, or just a leisurely day spent in Washington County is time spent away from it all. So pack your bags. Leave your cares behind and come unwind at Far View A Bed & Breakfast Estate.

    "Slow down and experience a time when life held more journey and less destination."

    Far View Bed and Breakfast is conveniently located close to Historic Downtown Brenham, TX. Brenham is located only 70 miles from Houston and 90 miles from Austin, the capitol of Texas.

    Call 888-327-8439 for reservations so you can experience a time when life held more journey and less destination.


  • Amenities

    • Outside Seating
    • Private baths with showers
    • Hair dryers
    • The RobeWorks bath robes
    • Custom bath accessories
    • Luxury linens
    • Air conditioning
    • Swimming pool
    • Hot Tub
    • Outdoor fireplace
    • Full Outdoor Kitchen with
    • Big Screen TV
    • Natural Gas Firepit with seating
    • 24 hours complimentary hot and cold drinks
    • Wireless Internet service in all rooms
    • Garden Walkways and Fountains
    • Hammocks undercover in secluded Bamboo Forest
    • Off Street Parking for 16 vehicles>

    After breakfast, choose your day's activities to fit your mood or lifestyle. Far View Bed & Breakfast and Washington County offer enough activities to fill at least a week, not just a weekend.

    Far View B&B Estate feature rooms that will allow you to truly relax and spoil yourselves. Each room is dedicated to the guest's comfort. Private baths are the rule, not the exception. A full breakfast is always served, and early coffee is available. In-Room Amenities include alarm clock, bathrobe, hair dryer, radio, air conditioning with all rooms having WiFi and satellite TV.

    On-Site you can enjoy outdoor games such as horseshoes, croquet or bocce ball, chip a few golf balls around the property. Bring your laptop, our property has wireless internet throughout, relax around the pool, enjoy the sights and sounds of songbirds and watch the squirrels frolic and chase each other from tree to tree.

    Linda Hallett and Steve Zoobkoff are the new Innkeepers / Owners and have added many exciting amenities to the estate since 2006. You can have Far View B&B Gift Certificates customized for any occasion. Simply send us an Email with your request. Please inquire about Group Dinners, Family Reunions, and Group History Tours.

    "High ranking among the best B&B's in Texas, Far View, originally built by a respected Brenham resident, is a must if you're staying in Brenham." - The Texas Monthly Guidebooks by Gail Drago, Marjie Mugno Acheson, and Lyn Dunsavage

  • Breakfast At Far View Inn

    Far View A Bed & Breakfast Estate, dining area

    Ease into your day while sipping a cup of our fine selections of coffee on your private balcony overlooking the lawn or the front porch while chatting with the other guests. Listen to the sounds of the birds chirping and squirrels frolicking on the pine trees. Or feel free to enjoy the morning in the cozy living room while planning your day's activities. Choose your day's activities to fit your mood or lifestyle. Far View Bed & Breakfast and Washington County offer enough activities to fill at least a week, not just a weekend. Discover Washington County with its variety of interests for your exploration. We have what you're looking for.

    Far View A Bed & Breakfast Estate, breakfast

    Breakfast is served between 8-9 am. Early coffee and tea service is available at 7:00 am. Enjoy one of Steve's gourmet fares in the formal dining room, on the front porch or pool side. Tempting dishes of Buttermilk Oatmeal Pancakes with Maine Maple syrup, Tarragon Scrambled Eggs with sour cream and crumbled bacon or French Toast Strata with Apple Cider Syrup and country ham are awaiting your taste buds. Start your dining experience with juice and strawberry soup or a banana parfait. A lighter fare, low fat, low carbohydrate and vegetarian meals are also available, upon request.

  • Area Attractions

    Far View A Bed & Breakfast Estate, entrance

    Antique Rose Emporium

    Located on an early settler's homestead in historic Independence, the nationally renowned 8-acre retail display garden center is beautifully landscaped featuring romantic old garden roses, native plants, old-fashioned cottage garden perennials, herbs, and a wildflower meadow. Several unique restored buildings include an 1855 stone kitchen original to the site, an 1840's log corncrib, an 1850's saltbox house, and an early 1900's Victorian home. Reservations are requested for groups or tour buses. Newsletter and mail order catalogues available. For Wedding information call (800)441-0002. Mon-Sat 9am-6pm, Sun 11am-5:30pm. Admission is FREE. Closed on major holidays. Call (979)836-5548 or write 9300 Lueckemeyer Rd, Brenham 77833. Visit: www.weAREroses.com.

    Blue Bell Creameries

    Blue Bell is open for plant tours year-round, weekdays only. Winter schedule may vary. There is a nominal charge for the 45-minute tour that includes a short film and ends with a dip of your favorite ice cream flavor. Tour reservations required for groups (15+). During Spring Break, reservations required for all visitors. Call in advance for tour days and times. Closed most holidays. The Blue Bell Country Store, specializing in Blue Bell ow. Change Permissi logo items and country-style gifts is open Monday ? Friday; and Saturday, March ? December. Tours are available Monday-Friday at 10am, 11am, 1pm, 1:30pm, 2pm, & 2:30pm and are conducted on a first come first served basis. Call for seasonal hours, reservations for groups, & current prices. Call 1-800-327-8135, or write P.O. Box 1807, Brenham 77834.  Visit: www.bluebell.com.

    Downtown Brenham's Historic Main Street District

    The shopping is great in downtown Brenham! Recognized as a National Register District for three consecutive years, downtown buildings reflect the town's early history and charm with over 40 shops. Come stroll through the past and present and spend time relaxing on one of our many downtown benches! For a downtown tour map, brochure or more information, call 1(888)BRENHAM or write to P.O. Box 2294, Brenham 77834. Visit www.downtownbrenham.com. See City Map or 4 on County Map.

    Heritage Home Tours

    Tour Brenham's oldest house! The Giddings-Wilkin House, built by J.D. Giddings in 1843, is beautifully decorated with many original home furnishings. Then, stroll the veranda at the exquisitely restored Giddings Stone Mansion, built in 1869 to protect the family from yellow fever. It is a prime example of 19th century architecture in Texas. Both properties are restored and on the National Register of Historic Places. The Mansion is available for weddings, receptions, parties and meetings. Luncheons available. Tours by appointment. $5.00 per person. Call (979)836-1690 or write The Heritage Society of Washington County, P.O. Box 1123, Brenham 77833. Visit: www.giddingsstonemansion.com. See 5 on City Map.

    International Festival - Institute at Round Top

    Founded in 1971 by world-renowned American concert pianist James Dick, The International Festival-Institute showcases The Texas Festival Orchestra and a host of internationally regarded conductors and performers in orchestral and chamber music concerts for six weeks each summer as well as presenting concerts throughout the year. Located in the beautiful countryside of historic Round Top, The Festival-Institute's home at Festival Hill features an 1100-seat European-styled concert hall, a renovated chapel and several restored Victorian homes and extensive herb and flower gardens. Located at Highway 237 & Jaster Road, Round Top. For more information on concerts and tours, call (979) 249-3129 or visit www.festivalhill.org. See 14 on County Map.

    Pleasant Hill Winery

    Tours begin and end in a carefully constructed barn at the top of the hill. The tour will take you through the path of the grape as it transforms from vine to wine. In the cellar, you will experience the sights and smells of the winemaking process. In the tasting room, you will be able to sample the results of our "wine-growing". Taste the wine traditions of the Zaffiro and Macedonio families. Great gift shop with wines and souvenirs. FREE admission. Hours: Sat. 11am - 6pm; Sun. 12pm - 5pm. Located at 1441Salem Road, Brenham. Call (979) 830-VINE.Visit: www.PleasantHillWinery.com. See 27 on County Map.

    Unity Theater

    Unity Theater is a non-profit, professional theater located in historic downtown Brenham. This 125-seat theater, set in a restored warehouse, offers an intimate theater experience within walking distance of shops, restaurants, and fine bed & breakfast establishments. The company produces a variety of plays and musicals throughout the year. Tickets are $18-$20 and reservations are recommended. For a free brochure call (979)830-8358, email [email protected] Located at 300 Church St., Brenham. Visit www.UnityBrenham.org. See 15 on City Map.

    Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site

    The 293-acre park is located on the original town site of Washington, which served as the capital of the Republic of Texas. The complex features a state-of-the-art Visitors Center with hands-on interactive exhibits, which walk visitors through the birth of a new nation ? Texas. The Washington Emporium, located in the Visitors Center, is a premiere Texas gift shop. The Complex includes a Conference Center, Education Center, and Pavilions that are available to rent for special occasions. Open year-round, the Park offers hiking trails, picnic areas with tables, grills, shelters, all free of charge from 8am until dark. Guided tours and programs are available year round. Call for dates and admission fees. Stroll the Park trails where Texas was born. This historic site showcases Independence Hall where the Texas Declaration of Independence was drafted and signed on March 2, 1836. Open daily for tours.

    Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site is located between Brenham and Navasota off Hwy. 105 on FM 1155. Combination tickets and family discounts for the featured sites in the Park make this a family friendly destination. Special programs can be arranged for groups of 20 or more. For dates and admission fees, call 936-878-2214 Visit: www.birthplaceoftexas.com.

    Star of the Republic Museum

    Experience the saga of the Republic of Texas, which from 1836 to 1846, existed as a separate and independent nation. Through interactive exhibits, audiovisual presentations and educational programs, the Museum presents the experiences of ordinary Texans and extraordinary events. All new, award-winning exhibits provide a comprehensive and unparalleled look at the people and places that shaped the character of this unique nation. Administered by Blinn College. Open daily 10am-5pm. Visit:  www.starmuseum.org.

    Barrington Living History Farm

    Explore the home of Anson Jones, the last president of the Republic of Texas. Experience sights, sounds, and smells of this southern cotton plantation with historic breeds and heirloom crops. Daily life on this working 1850?s farm comes alive as interpreters in period clothing demonstrate daily chores and skills. Open Wednesday through Saturday 10am?5pm and Sunday 11am-5pm.


    90 miles from Austin 70 miles from Houston

  • Directions

    From Houston

    1. Take 290 West to Brenham and exit the Highway at the junction of 36 South and 290
    2. Turn right at the intersection and travel 6/10 of a mile to West Lubbock Street
    3. Turn right on West Lubbock Street and drive 2 1/2 blocks to the entrance of Far View.

    From Austin

    1. Take 290 East to Brenham and exit toward Houston on 290 and continue around Brenham to the junction of Hwy 36 South and 290
    2. Turn left at the intersection and go under the bridge and travel 6/10 of a mile to West Lubbock Street
    3. Turn right on West Lubbock Street and drive 2 1/2 blocks to the entrance of Far View

    From the North

    1. Enter Brenham on Hwy 36 South and exit to the left on 36 Business
    2. Proceed south on Hwy. 36 business thru downtown on North Park Street. At stoplight downtown continue south (street becomes Austin Street)
    3. Proceed thru a 4 way stop and continue south for 3/10 of a mile to West Lubbock Street
    4. Turn left at the intersection and proceed 1 1/2 blocks to the entrance of Far View

    From the Northeast

    1. Enter Brenham on Hwy. 105 until downtown (becomes Main Street)
    2. At stoplight at intersection of Main Street and Market Street (290 East business) turn left
    3. Continue south on Market Street approximately 1 mile to West Lubbock Street and turn right
    4. Proceed up the hill 2 1/2 blocks to the entrance of Far View

    From the South

    1. Enter Brenham on Hwy. 36 North and continue under the Hwy 290 bridge
    2. Go 6/10 of a mile towards downtown
    3. Turn right at West Lubbock Street and proceed up the hill 2 1/2 blocks to the entrance of Far View