One of three beautifully appointed guest suites at the Inn, our Nance Suite offers the ideal accommodations for your romantic Texas vacation or honeymoon.This third floor suite features a king size bed, private deck with view to the east, whirlpool tub with view to the north, and a separate shower, as well as a galley kitchen, living room with queen sleeper sofa, and fireplace. The suite is decorated in soothing tones of deep moss and plum. Other suite amenities include satellite TV, DVD/VCR player, and wireless Internet access.
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"What a wonderful place to spend our honeymoon! We could be 1,000 miles away from home rather than just down the road! The panoramic views from each window are incredible! The food was scrumptious too! We can't wait to come back, maybe in the winter. Thank you for such gracious hospitality!"
N & D
"The room was the most beautiful surprise I could have given my bride on our wedding night. The view was beautiful from the bedroom when the sun was coming up. This place is amazing - the view is breathtaking and the atmosphere was so romantic and serene. We will always cherish the memories of our wedding night and the Nance room. We look forward to returning soon and we plan on telling/recommending the Inn to all of our friends in need of a relaxing and romantic weekend. Thanks."
Mr. & Mrs. K
"My fiancee and I loved it here (I like the way that looks). He proposed to me this weekend on a picnic by the creek. It is very romantic here. We really enjoyed the Nance room. The view, the tub, the bed! We want to come back here for our honeymoon a year from now. We both thank the Inn for a great and relaxing weekend."
A & A
"Couldn't believe my eyes when we pulled into the driveway. Everything was left just as Nature put it here. As the evening set in we slip into a world that only two people can imagine. Candles were lit, whirlpool of bubbles. One couple said they needed curtains, but being able to bathe and lather each other and to look out the window and see the stars that light up the sky that's what's beautiful. Later that night we sat outside and the breeze that passed threw our bodies. We held each other, kissing underneath the stars. Thank you for giving us the best time of our lives."
C & D
The Blanco Community, sometimes called the Nance community, began in 1852 when Major Ezekiel Edward Nance arrived. His cotton mill and meat-packing establishments provided course cotton cloth and meat to the Confederacy, noted on a Texas Historical Commission marker erected in 1965 in Hays County. Ezekiel was the son of Lewis Nance and Lucy Kepler of Hempstead County, Arkansas. His mother deserted her family around 1824, and his father was granted a divorce as reported in the January 1, 1827, issue of the Arkansas Gazette. His father, Lewis Nance, died on November 1, 1855, still living in Hempstead County. On March 22, 1840, Ezekiel married Luaney Weightsell Pate, who died February 22, 1852. On April 7, 1853, Ezekiel married Martha Jane Alexander and moved to Hays County, Texas, settling on a government grant of ten thousand acres located along the Blanco River. According to Hays County Deed Book A, p. 426, Nance had already bought his first tract of land in Hays County on June 15, 1852.
That same year on what is now County Road 225 in Kyle, the Nance's slaves constructed a typical log house - two large rooms connected by a "dogtrot." It was later added on to and the logs covered, about 1886. Today, all that is currently recognizable are the two formidable stone fireplaces, as it recently burned on March 18, 1999, with arson suspected. Nance farmed his river land, and five years after arriving, erected a small, primitive cotton gin and gristmill to serve his needs and those of other farmers in the area. A settlement grew rapidly around the Nance establishments, and business increased until 1857, when a flood destroyed both gin and mill. Because the heavy-flowing Blanco River runs only a short course (64 miles in length), it was capable of generating tremendous power. That made it natural for Major Nance to rely upon the stream for driving his mills. Determined to conquer this treacherous river, Major Nance erected another mill, which he enlarged a few years later to meet increasing business demands. By this time the settlement around the Nance mill had become know as the Blanco community. It did not, however, become a formal town since a post office had never been established. Consequently, the people conducted most of their business in Mountain City, which had the nearest post office.
The Blanco community did provide a school, a small log building serving as the schoolhouse until 1865, when Major Nance built a masonry structure of native limestone with walls 18 inches thick to serve both as a school and church. Inside the building (now restored and owned by Emmett McCoy) carved in rock over the opening of the fireplace is a star and the word “Wisdom.” This building is located not far from the Claiborn-Kyle Log House. Into the exterior wall on the front of the building a small cross of limestone was placed and beneath the cross a squared stone bearing the inscription: BLANCO CHAPEL ERECTED 1865 BY EZEKIEL NANCE.