Saturday, October 23, 2010

Faust Hotel - New Braunfels


We headed off on our first day of "motorcycle vacation" with a leisurely drive to New Braunfels.  We parked the bikes in the square of downtown and celebrated with a beer at the Black Whale Pub.  While we don't typically drink when we're riding the motorcycles, we were about a block from our destination for the night, so the location was perfect!
While we sat on the sidewalk enjoying our ale, we had the pleasure of sharing conversation with Brandon and Joey, two head injured men both riding bicycles.  Brandon just turned 30 (Happy Birthday Brandon!) and has lived in NB his entire life.  Joey was older and sustained his injuries on a motorcycle years ago.  They were delightful and a reminder of treasures found in the most unlikely places.

On to the Faust Hotel.
An old, supposedly haunted hotel that has been kept pretty much as it looked back when it was built.  The lobby was filled with period furniture and fixtures.


The cash register.

An old phone booth .. actually working!

The hallways reminded me of The Shining. 
"Come play with us Danny." 
It definately had the "creep factor".  The 4th floor was empty and also the floor with the most "activity"..  Of course, we had to go up there .. about midnight ... to take pictures. 

There were many old photos on all the walls ..  I wondered who these people were and what part, if any, they played in the history of this old place.
Rumor has it that part of the "activity" in this hotel is the tendency for the elevators to move up and down between the floors all by themselves.  Not a fan of elevators anyway, we climbed the stairs most of the time.  On that night that we were on the 4th floor taking picutres, we did snap a picture of the elevator that seemed to have something rather odd.

I'll leave it for you to decide.

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Wait for it.....

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Boo!


I think he has NO resemblence to my husband AT ALL!! 

(And when we showed these pics to the fellow that runs the desk the next morning ...  he shook his head and said
 "I'm not even going to ask."

It was a good time!


1 comment:

  1. Hi Deb, I'm just catching up after our trip and wondered how your Hill Country time went. I read backwards from present to here. Looks like you had a super time, I'm glad.

    Was your Faust room comfortable? Downtown NB is turning into a fun destination.

    You stayed in Comfort! I'm glad to learn about the B&B. We haven't stayed in a B&B there yet and I'll need one for the next article. And went to Singing Water vineyards, yea! We were surprised how good Sweet Lupe was. Had heard Gunther's was good down-home food, glad to hear that confirmed.

    Thanks for sharing your memories of the trip. Your photos are a delight.

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