The Ant Street Inn
Offered for sale at $2,650,000
The Ant Street Inn is a thriving boutique lodging property with amazing potential…not just as a 15 room inn, but it also includes not one, but two independently leased spaces (a full service restaurant and storefront, currently finished as an art gallery), along with plenty of on- and off- street parking, banquet/conference space, and a lovely garden just waiting for dream weddings.
Located in Brenham, Texas, and originally built in 1899 – 1900. to house a grocery and feed store on the ground level with an elegant saloon upstairs, the building was completely renovated and updated prior to the current owners taking over in 2011.
The B&B sits on 1.5 acres (3 separate parcels) that include the main building, ample parking, and a secondary building which houses the primary HVAC systems for the whole property, maintenance shop, storage areas, and the aforementioned 30x30 storefront area.
On the first floor of main building there is a single ADA-accessible guest room, a full service restaurant (currently leased to and operated by a third party, which also provides breakfast to Inn guests), a lobby & reception area, a sub-dividable Ball Room, and back-of-house laundry and storage. The second floor of the 80’ by 134’ building is dedicated to 14 guest rooms, a conference room, a guest snack/coffee room, and the Grand Hall – a spectacular common area which has multiple conversation/seating areas and stretches almost the full length of the building. All areas of the Inn are furnished with period-appropriate, high-end antiques and artwork, which were curated over time from all over the world by the restoration team. While there are a few personal items which will not transfer with the Inn, almost all of the many museum-grade fixtures and furnishings are a part of the offering.
The town of Brenham is almost exactly halfway between the major metropolitan areas of Houston and Austin, Texas. This makes it an ideal get-away from either city, and the town has a number of additional attractions to bring in a wide variety of guests. These include award winning restaurants and performance venues, historical and cultural sites, and close proximity (less than 20 miles) to the world- renowned Round Top Antiques Market. It’s also a comfortable drive from College Station, TX, home of Texas A&M University – another common source of guests to the area.
As a cornerstone location in the downtown historical district, the Ant Street Inn also has extra space that can be rented out to other local businesses for retail space and a full-service restaurant. Both of these areas provide extra income to the business without significant additional overhead costs. In addition to that, the HVAC and other internal building systems are more than adequate to support finishing out the second floor of 308 South Park Street (the secondary building - which is currently used as overflow storage space) into an owner’s quarters and/or additional revenue producing areas.
Finally, the Inn’s layout, grounds, and location provides a lovely backdrop for weddings and events. The Ballroom is perfectly set up for catering (there are many local providers) and has hosted many local business conferences as well as receptions and local festivals.
- 15 Guest Rooms
- 15 Guest Room Baths
- Built in 1900
- Last Renovated in 2022
- Opened in 2011
- Building is 10,720 SQFT
- Lot is 1.5 Acres
- Photo Gallery
- Property Website
- Offered for sale at $2,650,000
- Occupancy Rate: 42%
- Average Daily Rate: 198.40
- Annual revenue is $545,000