The Cottages of Winedale is expanding. The newest addition is the Kardinal Kabin. It was a 1960′s farmhouse and moved from the neighboring farm through two pastures to its new resting place on a pier and beam foundation. See below for a series of the moving pictures. Quite a site to see. We have such a large contingent of cardinals that make our farm home that we felt it was right to honor them with the name of the newest cottage. This cottage is perched atop a small knoll with a wonderful view of the valley and the neighboring farm which is becoming a wildlife area. The renovation is just now beginning and we are shooting to have it completed by the fall 2014 Antique Festival.
The Kardinal Kabin being prepared to move
The house begins its move through the pastures and across the creek.
The Kardinal Haus positioned on its new foundation.
News from the orchard
A bountiful harvest came in this year with blueberries, blackberries, Mustang grapes, figs and Anna apples. We canned jellys, fig preserves and applesauce.
Vegetables production included red and yellow onions, garlic, patty pan, butternut and zucchini squash, chard, snow peas, multiple varieties of peppers, lettuce, radishes, and turnips.
After the drought and the pond refilled we stocked channel catfish and fathead minnows. Other new visitors include a 4 foot tall blue heron and numerous turtles. In the evening you may even see some deer quenching their thirst.
We just saw a Pileated Woodpecker which is the kind that was used for the model of Woody Woodpecker. It stood about 18-20″ tall and was an incredible sight.
For the first time we have seen five ducks at pond but have been unable to identify the type. Kingfishers are also frequenting the area. We surprised a resting coyote one evening when on our way to feed the fish. You never know what God has in store for your visits.
Welcome to the Cottages of Winedale. We hope you can feel at home in our country bed & breakfast. The Kolber Kottage (henceforth called the Kottage) is located only 3 miles away from Round Top which is internationally known for its Spring and Fall Antique Shows. Enjoy all the comforts of home with two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a fully equipped kitchen, dining room, living room, fireplace and a washer & dryer.
Enjoy a delicious breakfast from fresh fruits, vegetables and herbs grown on the orchard & garden a few steps east of the front porch. Your stay at The Kottage may include homemade muffins, coffeecake, bread, local jams, and juice each morning.
The kitchen is fully equipped with pots, pans, and utensils if you choose to cook. The Lantana & the Sunflower rooms each have queen beds and pillow top mattresses. Soap, shampoo and hairdryers are provided as well in the bathrooms. There is also an attached meeting room called the Texas Room that also has a full kitchen and two beds that can be used for extra lodging.
Explore our 26 acres of rolling hills and beautiful trees, and a stocked fish pond. In addition to the beautiful scenery at the Kottage, you can also explore the nearby Winedale Historical Center, live theatre performances at Shakespeare-At-Winedale, and the Festival Hill Institute, where symphonies hold concert events several times each year. The Festival Hill building is also an architectural marvel. Round Top is the smallest incorporated city in Texas (pop. 90) but swells to over 10,000 for the Antique Shows and the July 4th Independence Day Celebrations, the longest running parade west of the Mississippi River.