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June 29th, 2020

5 Reasons to Stay at Commodore Perry Estate

A stunning property in the heart of Austin, Commodore Perry Estate—part of Auberge Resorts Collection—opens with Mansion Suites, an ice cream bike and Victorian-era jewelry for sale.


Commodore Perry Estate
4100 Red River St.

Like waking from a quarantine dream, Commodore Perry Estate has opened its once-upon-a-time doors for an epic respite in the heart of Austin.

Once a Jazz Age-era private home, the architectural landmark situated on 10 secluded acres has been reimagined by the luxury hotel group behind crown-jewel properties like the Hotel Jerome in Aspen and Napa's Auberge du Soleil.

You'll feel oh-so A-list as you wander the European-inspired formal gardens nestled along Waller Creek, stroll through the Italian Renaissance mansion past the carriage house to your suite outfitted with antiques from Round Top. As we anxiously await the opening of restaurant Lutie's Garden Restaurant (pictured below) this fall, here are 5 reasons to book a stay.

1. Expect details like Juliette balconies and French doors that open to the courtyard in stunning Rooms at the Inn, Suites at the Inn or Mansion Suites—the original home's bedrooms that have been reimagined by celebrated designer Ken Fulk.

2. Reserve a Sunday picnic spread on the manicured lawn overlooking seasonal blooms, ornamental water fountains and the perfect, oval pool. They've thought of everything, from the gingham blanket and champagne on ice to signature ice cream cones from Lutie’s Ice Cream Bike.

3. After a morning of meditation surrounded by flickering candles, consider a drink in the Solarium or opt for vintage Willie Nelson vinyl in the Listening Room with a smoky mezcal or Texas whisky in hand. Or, book a natural gardening class.

4. Weekday cocktail hour for guests features heirloom punchbowls in the landmark Mansion. Settle down in the Loggia, or take a glass to the garden and play lawn games like croquet to horseshoes as the sun sets. 

5. Want a souvenir? Work your way through the rare collection of spirits and wines in the private Library as you learn about hand-picked Victorian-era jewels and explore Austin-based Bell & Bird's capsule collection of vintage pieces during a private tableside shopping experience. Or, sit for a profile portrait to help create your very own signature silhouette ring. Take home your purchase in a petite jewelry case custom-built for you. 

Photos: Douglas Friedman


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