When Bob was researching where to stay on our one night away from the 5th wheel, he was looking for a motel on South Padre Island. The rates on the cheapest rooms were $250 to $400 per night. I suggested we look for a B&B which is NOT on South Padre Island. The Inn at Chachalaca Bend stood out because it was relatively close to South Padre Island and Brownsville, both places we wanted to explore on our weekend. The price was almost half that of the places on South Padre Island, and ours would include a yummy breakfast!
The B&B especially appealed to me because they cater to birders. Plus I love being out in the country with peace and quiet (well, except for very noisy chachalacas!). The B&B turned out to be a real gem. It is located on a resaca. When an oxbow in a river gets pinched off by land, the remaining pond or lake is called a resaca. There are many resacas in the Lower Rio Grande Valley. The water is usually surrounded by palm or other trees. We were very impressed by this place. Judge for yourselves.
|Me in front of the Inn entrance|
|Planning our days|
|Beautiful tile in the bathroom|
|Shower and Jacuzzi tub|
|The resaca (or pond)|
|View of B&B from the resaca|
|Common lounge for guests at B&B|
|Breakfast dining area|
|Stairs to upper rooms|
|Bird theme throughout|
|Cut corner display outside|
|Texas spotted whiptail lizard|
I'm going to leave you here for now and will make this a three-part Sunday blog. To be continued...