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Our outdoor rock fireplace and expanded seating area make

Trails West Retreat the perfect spot for that

 weekend getaway or a special gathering!


We can accommodate up to 30-40 overnight guests and

 up to 125 day guests.


TRAILS WEST RETREAT is located at 10900 Mayer Cemetery Rd, Burton, Tx 77835

Our office & the Eagle's Nest Lodge is located at 10770 Mayer Cemetery Rd at the corner of Muske Ullrich Rd

Mayer Cemetery Rd is located 4.5 miles from Round Top off FM 1457.  We are 1 mile from Winedale.

For reservations or more information call us at  979-278-3409 or Del's cell 979-877-4852

email Trails West Retreat


We accept cash, personal check or money order.  Although we do not take credit cards,

reservations can be held with a credit card for 7 days, but you do not have a firm reservation until we receive your deposit and signed reservation form! For your convenience, if you do wish to use a credit card, we can send you a Paypal request for a small service charge.

Please, no check-ins after 8 PM unless prior arrangements are made.  If you know that you will be

later, please call us.  It is pretty dark out in this rural area and we may be hard to find after dark.




We are Kid & Pet Friendly!



Trails West Retreat Offers Free WIFI!




Coming for 2016!  Ranch house in New Ulm on 4 beautiful lakes and 160 acres of wooded trails! 

 Vendors please ask for Spring Antique Show 



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Waterfall overlook deck--a pretty place for a wedding

Click here to review our Policies & Rules

We do not provide daily housekeeping services.

All indoor facilities are smoke free


Entry to Trails West Retreat at 10900 Mayer Cemetery Road


 Our First Cozy Cabin
1 Twin & 1 Full bed, private shower bath, large deck
Nearest to creek & bridge ($75-135 per night).  Great view!



 Our largest cabin

Private queen bedroom, double futon, full bath and kitchenette ($110-145 per night).


Woodview Cabin

 Features a front porch and a rear deck, one large room with queen bed and double futon,

private shower bath and kitchenette ($100-145 per night).




CEDAR COUNTRY COTTAGE DORM - Full kitchen and living room with large dormitory style bedroom upstairs ($145-250). (Max occp 6) 4 beds upstairs, shower bath is downstairs.

LONE OAK ROOM in Cedar Country Cottage- King bed, rollaway, sofa, full bath ($115- $150) may be leased in conjunction w/ Country Cottage Dorm or separately by itself.  Together both areas sleep 8-10 persons, more with pallets on the floor for the kids or with our queen blow up mattress (lease for $15 extra).  The Lone Oak Room has a door between the kitchen area of the Dorm that can be locked on both sides.



The Lone Oak Room is inside of Cedar Country Cottage on the left side, 1st floor, entered through the French doors in picture. 




Welcome to Texas!  You will love our newest cabin with queen bed and dbl futon, showerbath and kitchenette.



EAGLE'S NEST LODGE  located north of the cabins and across the creek at
10770 Mayer Cemetery Rd at the corner of Muske-Ullrich Rd.  It offers three additional spacious rooms.
Downstairs Meeting Facility for smaller groups desiring air-conditioned comfort--only offered with overnight accommodations.
Great also for small parties, showers or a small wedding. 
There are three upstairs rooms each with a view.  An additional basement room is available for overflow crowds.
All rooms have optional complimentary continental deluxe breakfast. 
Eagle's Room features a king bed, two twins, private shower bath.
Blue Jay Room has an antique twin poster bed, antique double poster bed,
& assigned clawfoot tub bath with shower.
Cardinal Room has a queen bed, twin & private shower bath.   


Looking at Eagle's Nest Lodge from the entrance on Mayer Cemetery Road

10770 Mayer Cemetery Road





Our newest cabin!  TRAILS END CABIN adds extra space to the Cottage rental or it can be rented separately by itself.

With beadboard paneling, a tin ceiling and a Texas/western decor theme, it is one of our cutest cabins.



Eagle's Nest Lodge Bed & Breakfast


Looking at Eagle's Nest Lodge from Muske Ullrich Road Entrance

Drive goes all the way through to Mayer Cemetery



Kitchen of Pavilion has serving bar, windows that open to outside

cooktop & a double oven



Pavilion Kitchen 
PARTY PAVILION - Covered open-air facility with picnic tables, a bar, serving bars, barbeque grills, ceiling fans, and an outdoor rock fireplace. Inside there is a full kitchen with cooktop & double oven, large men's and women's bathrooms, each with a shower.  Tables to seat 60 or more.  There is also a twin bed and cot available in a small room offered in conjunction w/ large group rentals.  Please click on the tab for event pricing at upper left.

TENT SITE:  We have one "primitive" tent site with convenient outdoor flush toliet adjoining campsite.  There is water available at the site, a grill and firepit.   Tent site only is $35 for two people + $15 per person extra.   If Pavilion shower & kitchen use on a shared basis, please add $15 per day.  Tent site is offered in conjunction with at least ONE rental cabin.  If no cabin is rented, the tent site is $65 + tax or $50 for 2 nights.  Guest privilege of shared Pavilion use is included.






Max the official guest greeter at Trails West Retreat

**  Call for special weekly rates!!  **

**Ask about our special welcome packages. We can supply fresh flowers, a basket with chocolates, wine, crackers and cheese as a surprise gift for that special occasion at an additional cost.  Just tell us what you want and we will give you a quote and make sure it is in the cabin upon arrival.  Please give us at least 72 hours advance notice for gift packages.



**Treat your parents to a stay at Trails West Retreat as an anniversary gift. 

**Join old friends for a campout

**Hubbies go fishing at nearby Fayette or Somerville lakes while gals go shopping

**Great place for a small economical wedding

**Girl's Night out

**Combine that special night out for birthdays and anniversaries with a concert or ballet at Festival Hill or a Shakespeare play at Winedale

**Small Church Retreats


The Round Top Area - so much to see and do!!  Most people are not aware of the world class concerts and beautiful setting at Festival Hill at Round Top or the History behind the University of Texas owned Winedale Shakespeare Theatre in our back yard.  Round Top is rapidly becoming a mecca for artists and craftsmen also.  The ORIGINAL Blue Bell Ice Cream factory is in nearby Brenham. Several new wineries have opened up and of course there are antique shops galore.  There is also Horseshoe Junction for the kiddoes.

Round Top Chamber of Commerce
Washington County Chamber of Commerce
History of Winedale Texas 
Shakespeare Plays at UT Winedale

Kids have fun at Horseshoe Junction Brenham

Round Top Real Estate


Fayetteville Texas Pickin' Park Bluegrass Festival

FESTIVAL HILL--Symphony orchestras, ballets, plays, poetry seminars

Listed on Trip Advisor!



 Our tranquil & soothing little creek


The view of our bridge from Del's Cabin


Our observation deck overlooking our little waterfall


A Few Pointers for your Trails West Retreat getaway

Trails West Retreat is in a wonderful parklike country setting 1 mile from Winedale near Round Top, Texas.  We are not a hotel or a bed and breakfast except for guests who stay at our Lodge.  Our guests do their own cooking and housekeeping.  We do not offer daily maid service.  We furnish linens, dishes and cooking utensils.  Please bring your own charcoal if you plan to use grills.  Campfires are allowed except when a burn ban is in effect, however cooking fires in grills are still allowed.  The nearest larger grocery store is in Brenham, Giddings or LaGrange so be sure to stock up on drinks and goodies before arriving.

Making a reservation to stay at Trails West Retreat constitutes an agreement to the Trails West Retreat Rules and Waiver of Liablity posted on this website.  We have a 2 day minimum for Antique Festivals and holidays. Please review our policies before making your reservation by clicking on THE RULES at the bottom of this page.  We will hold with a credit card but expect payment in cash or check.  We can make payment arrangements through PayPal.

 10900 Mayer Cemetary Road 
Burton, TX 77835 
Right in the middle of things - where Fayette, Washington and Austin Counties meet. 
 Only 10 minutes to Round Top! 
By Reservation Only
Owned and Operated by: Betty & Del Meischen
 For reservations call 979-278-3409
(Alternate in case of emergency Del's cell 979-877-4852)







If you have been to this area before

 and fallen in love yet with our beautiful

rural countryside surrounding Round Top,

then contact Betty to help you with purchasing a little piece of heaven!

Betty Meischen owner of Trails West Retreat is a Realtor with Round Top Real Estate!

Betty can help you find that special country place of your dreams.