Austin, TX Newspaper, Austin Chronicle has readers and critics choose “The Best of Austin” each year.
Creekhaven Inn receives “The Best of Austin” recognition for 2005.
This is the article that was published on Austin Chronicle Newspaper website
Day Trip Dream Within a Dream
Close your eyes. Instead of waking up from a dream, you’ll be waking up to one. That is, if you heed our advice: Take a trip to nearby Wimberley, Texas. Find Mill Race Road. Go to the end of the trail that kisses the creek’s edge. Open your eyes. Creekhaven, the looming chalet on the banks of Cypress Creek, is one with her environs, right at home among centuries-old – in some cases millennia-old – cypress monuments. Inside, Creekhaven pays tribute to these surroundings with lazy, sprawling decks and breathtaking rooms named for Texas wildflowers. The prize bloom is the Water Lily, a generous two-room suite with rich, honey-colored paneling that frames a panoramic view of the creek. Pat and Bill Appleman, who took the neglected property and restored her to new-found heights of glory, are – in addition to fabulous hosts – keen supporters of Wimberley’s burgeoning art scene. They not only contracted the vision of local artist Denice Calley to develop each room’s theme with murals and appropriate touches, but their Meek Gallery, located within the inn, features works of local talent. Creekhaven offers the type of respite found in dreams. Problem is, you’ll never want to wake up.