Round Top Inn is a restful retreat that we hope you’ll think of as your place in the country. Our hospitality is fresh and casual, designed to make you feel at home. Please let us know how we can help you enjoy your time with us; we want your stay to be the most comfortable it can be.
As innkeepers, we have endless opportunities to surprise and delight by offering our guests the very best we can find. We craft your experience with us through careful choices and thoughtful selections.
- Local & organic foods
- Country chic décor
- Exceptional amenities
- Engaging events and activities
- Insider’s recommendations and concierge services
Good will and giving back are small town values that we happily embrace. We’re continually striving to contribute to our local and wider communities through our innkeeping activities. If you have an idea about how Round Top Inn might be in a position to help others, we’d love for you to share it.
The History of Round Top Inn
Our pretty property at the rise of the road holds a unique place in Texas history: It is home to the only remaining original building from the state’s once thriving cigar industry.
In fact, three of our guest cottages are 1880’s originals, built by prominent Round Top resident Charles Henry Schiege to house his large family and successful cigar-making business.
For almost 50 years the one-room frame structure on our northeast corner served as the Schiege Cigar Factory. Popular “segars”, including the Texas Star, LaRosa Suprema and Boss labels, were hand-rolled from domestic tobaccos on-site and distributed throughout the area. Squire Schiege (As Charles Henry was known) provided sleeping quarters for his employees in the attic above the factory, with a ladder perched outside for access. We’ve since installed a stairway for guests choosing to stay in our Cigar Loft room.
The Gate House
The cigar factory’s resident supervisors lived a bit more comfortably in a small but separate Manager’s House we now call The Gate House. At one point a family of seven lived in the 500sf space!
Generations of Schieges resided the spacious home that we now call our Main Roost with its large porches, stylish period décor and elaborate series of basements for storing dairy items and vegetables. Today it can be reserved for large groups or as individual suites.
Preservationist Hazel Ledbetter of Houston purchased and restored the Schiege house and grounds in 1965. Twenty-five years later, owners Ted and Sandy Reed took on further restoration and established Texas Historical Markers for the property’s original buildings. Since the late 1990’s, a series of owners have successfully operated the property as Round Top Inn, each bringing their vision of gracious country hospitality to life while staying true to the property’s significant history.