New Braunfels is a town that thrives on tourism all year long. New people are always arriving in our area, be it for summer water recreation, to participate in holiday activities (Wurstfest, anyone?), or to get away from the hustle and bustle of the larger cities they come from.
When they arrive in New Braunfels, there are a number of hotels and B&Bs for them to choose from for their stay, but Sir Lawrence Guest House is always among the favorites.
“We find that folks love to be immersed in the city they are vacationing in,” said Sarah Weston, owner of Sir Lawrence Guest House. The nearly 100-year-old home’s location in Downtown New Braunfels allows the perfect place to stay and play… and often travelers don’t get back into their car until it’s time to head back home.
The house was named after Sarah’s father, dubbed “Sir Lawrence of Littlefield” by his college fraternity brothers.
“It was a big name for a guy from such a small town, but he lived up to it.”
After passing away from lung cancer several years ago, the family wanted to help his memory live on, so when the house came up on the market, they purchased it and love telling the story of Sir Lawrence to all of their guests.
With so many interesting and enjoyable boutiques, restaurants, and things to do, guests are often overwhelmed by the options available to them in Downtown New Braunfels. Working in the house, however, the owners have been able to experience all of the best of Downtown New Braunfels, and they often recommend their favorite spots to their guests.
There really is something for everyone down here! Among Sarah’s favorites are Granzin’s, Gourmage, and McAdoo’s, Dancing Pony, River Rose, Red Stag, and Got Toys, but her favorite thing about being downtown is the smell of the co-op during her morning runs. “New Braunfels manages to keep a foot in the past and the present, and I love that. We can’t lose that,” she said.
And Sir Lawrence Guest House is just one more thing that helps us keep the small town charm she loves.