This is the first article in a series of articles that will be appearing in the Mason County News each month. The Mason Bed and Breakfast Association had its June meeting at the Apple Cottage, which is owned by Sheila and Don Durflinger. At this meeting we decided to report on our monthly activities and to inform the community of the availability of many quality lodging opportunities in Mason. There are more than forty Bed and Breakfasts, Cottages, Guest Houses and other unique lodging experiences in Mason County.
The Bed and Breakfast Group, as it is often referred to, had its first meeting in January, 2009. Since then, a group of twelve to fourteen owners and support persons meet on the third Tuesday of each month to discuss issues concerning the operation of the various businesses, and to share information and experiences with one another.
We meet in a different Bed and Breakfast, Cottage or Guest House each month during the year. This gives us an opportunity to see the variety and excellence of each member’s creative contribution to Mason’s hospitality.
Next month there will be opportunities to share a lodging adventure with family and friends, as we celebrate July 4th and Round-Up. Round-Up is July 13-14, 2012.
To make reservations, you may contact individual owners, who are listed on the Mason Chamber of Commerce website, or A-List Reservation Service which represents a number of the businesses.
A Storybook Cottage hosted an interesting couple from East Texas recently. Owner, Beth Reardon, welcomed Karen and Doug Parks, who spent about a week touring Mason and surrounding areas. While visiting Fort Mason, Karen, who loves antique roses, discovered two antique rose bushes growing there. With permission from the Historical Commission, Karen Parks, Beth Reardon, and Lizann Matheney (a master gardener), helped to rescue one antique rose bush from an overgrowth of weeds and lantana plants. Karen Parks plans another visit to Mason in January to check on the rose bushes at the Fort. She is very happy to have discovered Mason and the antique roses at Fort Mason! The picture shows Karen and Beth at Fort Mason.
The Mason Bed and Breakfast Association promotes quality hospitality in the Mason, Texas area. For more information about the group, contact Beth Reardon at 325-347-0809.