When I first started blogging I knew that I mainly wanted this to be a food and recipe blog. Food is my life. It is my passion. But I have other things I am passionate about as well (travel, crafts, reading, just to name a few) and I knew that I wanted to also incorporate many if these things into my blog as well.
In the early days of the blog I really didn’t know how to do this. As I have continued to blog and gain confidence in blogging, I have decided to just go with it. Take this Kitchen Adventure series. When I first started blogging I only shared “Foodie Field Trips,” food related travel, but of course not all my travel centers around food. I debated back and forth about whether or not to share other travel tips and adventures… things to do, places to stay, where to eat… as I wondered if you all would be interested. But you know what changed my mind, was when a fellow blogger recommended a place to stay when planning a recent vacation. And the place was awesome (sharing it soon!) and since that was so helpful for me, that I decided that maybe, just maybe, sharing some of our adventures (or misadventures as we like to call them) might inspire you or help you as you plan your next vacation.
So this brings us to our first hotel review. If I am being honest, I have always loved staying nice, fun, local hotels when we traveled but was always worried about them being too expensive and not in our budget. However, with a little bit research, finding local hotels, that are affordable, is completely doable!
When planning our trip out west earlier this year, I knew I really wanted to make sure we stayed in a few cool, local places. The Maverick Inn, located in Alpine, Texas totally represents the motto of west Texas life! The Maverick Inn was simple and decorated in nice cowboy/western flair without being obnoxious. Not only do the rooms/entire inn have a cute western feel, the rooms were clean and comfortable and the staff were extremely nice and went above and beyond. Our travel plans changed slightly and I had to actually change the night of our reservation and they happily accommodated us, last minute, with no issues. Then when we checked in, I was under the impression that all the rooms had small kitchens, however, while they all have mini fridges, not all have ‘full’ kitchens. But the staff allowed us to look at several rooms and chose the room we wanted, a larger room with a “kitchen” for no extra charge!
A few things to keep in mind when booking, there is no room service/hotel restaurant and they do have limited hours for check-in (see their website). They do offer a complementary breakfast buffet, but it is pretty basic (fruit, cold cereal, bagels, yogurt, hard boiled eggs, etc.), so plan accordingly. Overall I would definitely stay here again if traveling back that way!
For more information about staying at The Maverick Inn, see below:
Address: 1200 E. Holland Ave.
Alpine, Texas 79830
Phone number: (432) 837-0628