Rosewild: The Victor Jefferson Simpson Plantation House
Our most elegant Bed & Breakfast accommodation is Rosewild, the white-columned plantation home of Victor Jefferson Simpson whose family settled in Nacogdoches in 1827. V.J. Simpson built this architecturally impressive edifice for his bride in 1855. He was a co-signer on a $3000 note when Barret borrowed money to finance the first producing oil well drilled in Texas in 1866. It is also notable that Simpson was a second cousin of Confederate President Jefferson Davis and also of U.S. President (General) Ulysses Simpson Grant. His house was originally situated on the Simpson plantation 6 miles east of Nacogdoches on El Camino Real and was moved to the Phillips' Llano Grande Plantation in 1975 where it has been restored to its original grandeur.
The Rosewild bed & breakfast accommodations include a high-ceilinged parlor with oriental rugs and square grand piano, master bedroom, modern bathroom, dining room with crystal chandelier and fully-equipped kitchen. The master bedroom includes two antique double beds. A sleeping loft upstairs, is completed, and has one double bed and a half bath. The house has central heat and air conditioning; in addition, every room except the bathrooms have a wood-burning fireplace. All furnishings are antiques of the period, ranging from 1840-1880.
The modern kitchen is fully equipped with appliances, china, glassware, etc. and is stocked with homemade bread, homemade jam, fresh fruit, venison sausage, bacon and eggs, cereal and milk, orange juice, tea and coffee. You can use this generous stash of food at any time, not just for breakfast, and you can bring your own food from home, or from local restaurants or grocery stores.
Rosewild will sleep 5-6 people from the same family or group. When you reserve Rosewild, your party has the exclusive use of the entire house, whether you are a "party" of one or six.
NEW Rates for the Year 2008
$125 for the first two people for the first night PLUS a $10.00 fee if you stay only ONE night
$125 for the first two people for each subsequent night
$20 for each additional person per night
TO MAKE A RESERVATION: please contact us at 936-569-1249 or see below for information about online availability checks and reservation requests.
Our Webervations system gives our web site visitors the opportunity to check the availability of specific houses on specific dates and make a request for a reservation right online. We are a small, historic and very personal Bed & Breakfast -- we are not an "inn" and we don't want to become too "automated". Online availability and reservation requests are purely optional and are available as a convenience to you. You can ALWAYS call and talk to a real human being at 936-569-1249. Even when you make a reservation request online, we will always call you to confirm it, so you will have personal contact with us either way. Please try the system if it appeals to you and give us your feedback.