This luxurious room features a queen sized bronze bed and a private bath with an antique clawfoot tub with shower. Decorated in pale moss, the Martin Room provides an elegant, library-like setting for your Texas getaway.This second floor room has a fireplace and a large shared porch with sunset view.
Other room amenities include a satellite TV, VCR/DVD player, and wireless Internet access.
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"We keep coming back - this was our second time in the Martin room - it is always a joyful respite to come back here and enjoy this wonderful Inn"
N & J
"What a wonderful place to celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary! From the moment we arrived we knew we had found our little piece of heaven on earth. We loved the Martin room. It was very cozy & inviting. We also enjoyed the rocking chairs on the porch as we watched the evening sunsets. It seems so long ago that we left the hectic Houston area. We really needed this break, a time for peaceful solitude and restoration. Thank you so much for sharing the Inn Above Onion Creek with us."
"Lovely room, awesome place, very relaxing & fun get away. Makes me feel a bit guilty picking up my son from scout camp while I have enjoyed such wonderful amenities."
"Who could have questioned a chance find while surfing the Internet could result in a find such as this? The perfect room, the perfect setting, marvelous food, fabulous hosts and fellow guests (many taking refuge from Hurricane Rita). The Inn Above Onion Creek jumps straight to the top of our favorite places to stay."
"Ten years ago, we were newlyweds. We spent our honeymoon here. This time we came back to celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary. We have stayed in the same room - Martin Room. Room arrangement and the surrounding environment have brought back many pleasant memories."
Tom Martin opened the first business in Kyle, a saloon and meat market where Tom provided both food and drink for the town builders. Tom was also a U.S. Marshall.
In the early 1800s Central Texas was plagued by a gang of outlaws who were horse thieves. Martin learned of this and one evening rode out to the outlaw camp. Only one member of the gang was there, and being at a disadvantage at not having seen the Marshall in time to draw his guns, he was placed under arrest. On the way to town they stopped at a spring to drink. The outlaw attempted to get Martin's gun, but it was a bad move. Martin shot him four times, killing him.
Later Martin returned to the camp. A short distance away he spotted one loan bandit sitting near a fence. The outlaw, sensing trouble, grabbed for his gun, but once again Martin was quicker. He shot the bandit through the heart and, according to the legend, the impact of the bullet was so great that it slapped the man's body backward over the fence.
The story was reported in the San Marcos Free Press on June 2, 1881, relating the killing of William Melton and Otto Baker. On June 9, 1881, the paper reported that the people of Kyle presented T.G. Martin with a pair of fine revolvers as a token of appreciation for what he had done to protect them from the outlaws. The cost of the revolvers was $53.