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Wander inn

The Wander Inn found us, I guess you’d say. We weren’t in the market to buy an inn, nor had the thought ever crossed our minds. But then when it happened, we realized it was the one thing we never knew we needed. And it has been the perfect addition to truly tell the Junk Gypsy story.

Over the past few years since the Wander Inn found us, we've been trying to get it perfect for our Junk Gypsy family of customers and fans across the globe. Being lifelong travelers ourselves we’ve learned a thing or two about what we like, so we sat in the rooms and envisioned our perfect combination of elements, amazing décor, piles of books and records, roadside treasures, great showers, gorgeous bedding, rooms with a view and of course, a place that has a story to tell.

And then we thought about the land that rolls up to the porches of the inns, the land that has many, many stories to tell. Stories of the Independence Trail that was part of the Texas Revolution, where Sam Houston marched with his men through these very fields, and we thought about the great American cattle drives that rambled through Texas, the Chisolm Trail, the Goodnight-Loving Trail and the spirits of all the cowboys and cowgirls that traversed those passages, and we thought about the history of the Round Top Antique Show that’s graced our highways for over 50 years, and the trail of wildflowers that is an essential part of any road trip through Central Texas, and the Native Americans that once lived here who were said to have felt that they were allowed to live here in this enchanted land by the“grace of the Great Spirit”. . . and we took all of those elements and we tried to craft a place that tells those stories, honors the history and carries on the Junk Gypsy spirit

The Wander Inn is not about luxury, it’s about the land, and the road, and the experience of Round Top. It’s about the simple things—decked out with a few velvet sofas and a bit of glittery wall decor. It's a place where you can dream. A place where you can explore. A place where you can meet kindred spirits and rejuvenate your creative soul.

We’ve housed film crews and filmed 3 seasons of our show for HGTV, GAC and Facebook here on the property, we’ve been a veritable "halfway house" for vagabond junk dealers, traveling musicians, itinerant cowboys, rogue camper caravans and our some our gypsy friends hell bent on wandering. We've designed our Pottery Barn collection here and hunkered down and wrote our book, which is the reason the subtitle became “at the crossroads of wonder & wander”. We even welcomed our friend Miranda Lambert, and became a part of the magic that is "the weight of these wings" ... and, all this, our wild-eyed gypsy friends, has helped us create the Wander Inn.

It is a place that feels right, it's a place where all the magic that's passed through these doors over the past few years has settled into the floorboards like well-traveled, world-weary glitter. It’s a place of salvation and creation and a place that we can't wait to welcome you into. So travel to Round Top, population 90, and slow down for a weekend with us.

The Wander Inn found us . . . and here, we hope you find yourself.

WELCOME TO ROUND TOP, TEXAS

We stumbled into this little town of Round Top for the first time almost 18 years ago for the twice yearly Texas Antiques Week . . . years later we decided to make it our home. Because not only did the dust (and the glitter) of the fleamarket stick to the soles of our boots, the magic of Round Top settled in our hearts. So we decided to put down some gypsy roots. It seemed crazy then. And to some, it still seems crazy. Moving to, and putting a business in a town population 90. But at the end of the day, we knew that we didn’t just want to be in the country, we HAD to be in the country. We wanted our family to be in the country. We wanted Junk Gypsy to be in the country, where she belonged. And we needed less concrete and more trees. Less traffic and more cows. Less sirens and more stars. We needed a community. We were searching for Mayberry. And we found it.

Some say there’s a certain “Round Top magic” that spins and twists its way through your heart and soul when you are here. and we believe it’s true.

We believe it’s something you feel just passing through for the day or staying for a few nights.

There’s a beautiful, sweet magic that rests atop the pastures in the early morning sunrise as the cows are grazing. And since Round Top is in one of the darkest counties in the State of Texas, there’s a thick, sparkly magic in the stars at night, making for some of the most amazing stargazing you’ll find. And if you’re here for Antiques Week, there’s simple magic in the hunt for that perfect, elusive treasure that’s bound to go home with you. Or if you’re here during the rest of the year, there’s an old-fashioned magic to slowing down on our country roads and seeing our vast collection of Texas farmhouses, eating homemade apple pie at Royer’s Cafe, getting lost in the gardens at Festival Hill, and digging for a treasure or two at our store or one of the many others in town.

So what can we say . . . we love Round Top . . . hook, line and sinker we bought into every little piece of magic. So come stay with us and slow down in Round Top . . . 90 folks can’t be wrong.

See ya down the blacktop!

The Junk Gypsies

Star House

Star House - The Wanderlust Room

The Wanderlust Room

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The Wanderlust room has a queen size bed with an ornate Spanish carved headboard we’ve stashed away for years waiting for the right home, a vintage leather loveseat, and a set of gold wings on the wall. This is a dreamy room washed in whites and neutrals. A set of French doors lead out onto the porch with your own rocking chairs which allows for a perfect view of the sunset and the longhorns.

This room also has cedar floors throughout, a Jacuzzi tub in the bathroom, the ranch-style corrugated metal shower, rainfall shower head, your own record player, vintage table fan and a mini-fridge.

This room is downstairs in the Star House, where you will have a large common living area with 3 other rooms. The great room has cedar floors, a gas fireplace, an American flag that flew over the State Fair of Texas in 1972, our vintage “STAR MOTEL” sign which has been used as the backdrop for numerous photoshoots including Miranda Lambert & Country Living magazine.

A large disco ball style chandelier hangs above a large leather sofas and chairs flanking our handcrafted piano coffee table piled high with stacks of books, records and games for your entertainment.

There is a common kitchenette area with a mini-fridge, microwave and Keurig coffee maker. We ask that you do not cook in these kitchens are they are not equipped for cooking, but are fine for snacks and drinks.

*free wifi in every room

Star House - The Bandita Room

The Bandita Room

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The Bandita room has two queen size beds with Old Mexico carved headboards, a hand-finished turquoise ombre wall with vintage red leather Chesterfield sofa and western art. A set of French doors leads out to the porch with your own rocking chairs which allows for a perfect view of the sunset and the longhorns.

This room also has cedar floors throughout, a Jacuzzi tub in the bathroom, the ranch-style corrugated metal shower, rainfall shower head, your own record player, vintage table fan and a mini-fridge.

This room is downstairs in the Star House, where you will have a large common living area with 3 other rooms. The great room has cedar floors, a gas fireplace, an American flag that flew over the State Fair of Texas in 1972, our vintage “STAR MOTEL” sign which has been used as the backdrop for numerous photoshoots including Miranda Lambert & Country Living magazine.

A large disco ball style chandelier hangs above large leather sofas and chairs flanking our handcrafted piano coffee table piled high with stacks of books, records and games for your entertainment.

There is a common kitchenette area with a mini-fridge, microwave and Keurig coffee maker. We ask that you do not cook in these kitchens are they are not equipped for cooking, but are fine for snacks and drinks.

*free wifi in every room

Star House - The Stardust Room

The Stardust Room

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The Stardust room has two queen size beds with custom Junk Gypsy headboards, large oversized Kilim pillows, and French-style vintage chairs. A set of French doors lead out onto a private balcony with your own rocking chairs which allows for a perfect view of the sunset and the longhorns.

This room also has cedar floors throughout, a Jacuzzi tub in the bathroom, the ranch-style corrugated metal shower, rainfall shower head, your own record player, vintage table fan and a mini-fridge.

This room is upstairs in the Star House, where you will have a large common living area with 3 other rooms. The great room has cedar floors, a gas fireplace, an American flag that flew over the State Fair of Texas in 1972, our vintage “STAR MOTEL” sign which has been used as the backdrop for numerous photoshoots including Miranda Lambert & Country Living magazine.

A large disco ball style chandelier hangs above large leather sofas and chairs flanking our handcrafted piano coffee table piled high with stacks of books, records and games for your entertainment.

There is a common kitchenette area with a mini-fridge, microwave and Keurig coffee maker. We ask that you do not cook in these kitchens are they are not equipped for cooking, but are fine for snacks and drinks.

*free wifi in every room

Star House - The Wild Blue Yonder Room

The Wild Blue Yonder Room

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The Wild Blue Yonder room has a king-size bed with vintage carved panels as the headboard, handcrafted cedar nightstands, and a dream catcher chandelier. A set of French doors lead out onto a private balcony with your own rocking chairs which allows for a perfect view of the sunset and the longhorns.

This room also has cedar floors throughout, a Jacuzzi tub in the bathroom, the ranch-style corrugated metal shower, rainfall shower head, your own record player, vintage table fan and a mini-fridge.

This room is upstairs in the Star House, where you will have a large common living area with 3 other rooms. The great room has cedar floors, a gas fireplace, an American flag that flew over the State Fair of Texas in 1972, our vintage “STAR MOTEL” sign which has been used as the backdrop for numerous photoshoots including Miranda Lambert & Country Living magazine. A large disco ball style chandelier hangs above large leather sofas and chairs flanking our handcrafted piano coffee table piled high with stacks of books, records and games for your entertainment.

There is a common kitchenette area with a mini-fridge, microwave and Keurig coffee maker. We ask that you do not cook in these kitchens are they are not equipped for cooking, but are fine for snacks and drinks.

*free wifi in every room

Crown House

Crown House - The Country Delight Room

The Country Delight Room

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The Country Delight room has a king sized bed with one of our most favorite fleamarket finds ever as the headboard, our “Country Delight” sign. A vintage cut-velvet loveseat sits at the foot of the bed, a set of our large gold wings are on the wall and we have GYPSY marquee letters to light your way. This room is also the largest of all the rooms and is wheelchair accessible. It has its own coffee bar area, but you can also share the great room upstairs.

A set of French doors lead out onto the porch with your own rocking chairs which allows for a perfect view of the sunset and the longhorns.

This room also has pine floors throughout, a Jacuzzi tub in the bathroom, the ranch-style corrugated metal shower, rainfall shower head, your own record player, vintage table fan and a mini-fridge.

This room is in the Crown House where you can share the great room with the other 3 rooms in the building if you choose to. This house is built in the traditional Ranch-style dog-run or dog-trot layout, where there is a breezeway through the center of the house to allow for extra cooling during the summer months.

The great room is upstairs and features our grand blue velvet sectional, a gas fireplace and our 1950s IDEAL sign. The feature wall in the great room is made of beadboard salvaged from the Mt Calvary Church in Round Top, and a kitchenette entirely built out of salvage components. You’ll also find a coffee table made out of a vintage drum and stacks and stacks of great books for your stay.

There is a common kitchenette area with a mini-fridge, microwave and Keurig coffee maker. We ask that you do not cook in these kitchens are they are not equipped for cooking, but are fine for snacks and drinks.

*free wifi in every room

Crown House - The Thunderbird Room

The Thunderbird Room

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The Thunderbird Room has two queen size beds with custom made JG headboards, a vintage wagon wheel chandelier and oversized ornate chairs. A unique vintage Texas map is showcased in the bathroom and imported carved mirrors decorate the walls.

A set of French doors lead out onto the porch with your own rocking chairs which allows for a perfect view of the sunset and the longhorns.

This room is downstairs in the Crown House and has pine floors throughout, a Jacuzzi tub in the bathroom, the ranch-style corrugated metal shower, rainfall shower head, your own record player, vintage table fan and a mini-fridge.

This room is in the Crown House where you can share the great room with the other 3 rooms in the building if you choose to. This house is built in the traditional Ranch-style dog-run or dog-trot layout, where there is a breezeway through the center of the house to allow for extra cooling during the summer months.

The great room is upstairs and features our grand blue velvet sectional, a gas fireplace and our 1950s IDEAL sign. The feature wall in the great room is made of beadboard salvaged from the Mt Calvary Church in Round Top, and a kitchenette entirely built out of salvage components. You’ll also find a coffee table made out of a vintage drum and stacks and stacks of great books for your stay.

There is a common kitchenette area with a mini-fridge, microwave and Keurig coffee maker. We ask that you do not cook in these kitchens are they are not equipped for cooking, but are fine for snacks and drinks.

*free wifi in every room

Crown House - The Tumbleweed Room

The Tumbleweed Room

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The Tumbleweed has two queen size beds with custom made JG headboards in a neutral desert color scheme, a beaded chandelier and a vintage caramel leather Chesterfield sofa. And our original salvaged campfire art from our HGTV show is showcased in the bathroom.

A set of French doors lead out onto the balcony with your own rocking chairs which allows for a perfect view of the sunset and the longhorns.

This room also has pine floors throughout, a Jacuzzi tub in the bathroom, the ranch-style corrugated metal shower, rainfall shower head, your own record player, vintage table fan and a mini-fridge.

This room is upstairs in the Crown House where you share the great room with the other 3 rooms in the building. This house is built in the traditional Ranch-style dog-run or dog-trot layout, where there is a breezeway through the center of the house to allow for extra cooling during the summer months.

The great room is upstairs and features our grand blue velvet sectional, a gas fireplace and our 1950s IDEAL sign. The feature wall in the great room is made of beadboard salvaged from the Mt Calvary Church in Round Top, and a kitchenette entirely built out of salvage components. You’ll also find a coffee table made out of a vintage drum and stacks and stacks of great books for your stay.

There is a common kitchenette area with a mini-fridge, microwave and Keurig coffee maker. We ask that you do not cook in these kitchens are they are not equipped for cooking, but are fine for snacks and drinks

*free wifi in every room

Crown House - The Vagabond Room

The Vagabond Room

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The Vagabond has two queen size beds with custom made JG buffalo headboards in electric reds and turquoises, a capiz shell chandelier, a red glitter guitar and a vintage red velvet oversized chairs. A set of French doors lead out onto the balcony with your own rocking chairs which allows for a perfect view of the sunset and the longhorns.

This room also has pine floors throughout, a Jacuzzi tub in the bathroom, the ranch-style corrugated metal shower, rainfall shower head, your own record player, vintage table fan and a mini-fridge.

This room is upstairs in the Crown House where you share the great room with the other 3 rooms in the building. This house is built in the traditional Ranch-style dog-run or dog-trot layout, where there is a breezeway through the center of the house to allow for extra cooling during the summer months.

The great room features our grand blue velvet sectional, a gas fireplace and our 1950s IDEAL sign. The feature wall in the great room is made of beadboard salvaged from the Mt Calvary Church in Round Top, and a kitchenette entirely built out of salvage components. You’ll also find a coffee table made out of a vintage drum and stacks and stacks of great books for your stay.

There is a common kitchenette area with a mini-fridge, microwave and Keurig coffee maker. We ask that you do not cook in these kitchens are they are not equipped for cooking, but are fine for snacks and drinks.

*free wifi in every room

Photo Credits

Amazing photos courtesy of our friends: april pizana, cameron gott, brandon aguilar, kelly christine sutton, mark lohman, and jolie sikes