Louisiana Hall, originally built as a girl's dorm in 1904, still provides housing for groups, such as family reunions, university student groups, etc. It will sleep 74 guests on two floors in bunk beds. There are common bathrooms/toilets/sinks/showers on the second and third floors. On the first floor is a user friendly commercial kitchen with an adjoining dining room that will seat around 80. French doors open to a deck behind the building that will seat another 80 people. There are also three bathrooms on the first floor and a "dorm mother's private bedroom with bath" as well as an old fashioned parlor. Costs are $15 per person per night (6 years and up) and a $125 one time kitchen fee. Contact us if you only want to rent it for basically day use. Most groups do their own cooking; we do not provide that service, but can provide you with names of local caterers if you need that. Prices are subject to change so confirm the prices when you contact us to make reservations (a deposit is required to make a reservation).
The Barracks has a wide range of accommodations:
-Off of a sitting/TV room are rooms with 2 bunk beds and another room with a double bed and 2 bunk beds.
-A suite with a double bed, kitchen and private bath also opens to the sitting room.
-Down a hall off the sitting room is a room with bunk beds as well as an additional suite with a full size bed and attached sitting room with a small refrigerator, toaster and microwave.
-A home-like bathroom with tub/shower opens onto the hall, as well as a common bathroom with 3 showers, lavatories, and toilets.
Individuals are welcome to the Institute for personal retreats. We often have pastors, students, and people from all walks of life that desire to have a time of personal retreat and reflection for a weekend or a week (or longer). We provide a clean, warm private area where one can plan their own schedule, be alone if they want, participate in the life of the community if they want, use the library, take walks in the country or pet the farm animals. We recently received a check from a family that had a relaxing time in Tehuacana. On the "for" line on the check, they wrote: "Peace of Mind." Reservations needed; call or email for rates.
In the Barracks we have a suite with a full size bed and a sitting room attached with a small refrigerator, toaster and microwave. Down the hall there is a home-like bathroom with tub/shower; Also on the hall is a common bathroom with 3 showers, lavatories, toilets, etc. There is also another suite with 2 bunk beds in the bedroom plus a sitting room with a private bath off of it.
We welcome traveling students in the USA and internationally to visit the Institute. We provide Youth Hostel services in the Barracks (see descriptions above). Students should have an International Student ID card. The prices are $15 a night. Reservations are recommended if you want to be sure to get a room because space is limited. Call 254-395-4444 or email email@example.com reservation information. Guests need to provide their own linens or can rent linens from the Hostel for $2.00. Guests must take care of their own meals: a microwave and refrigerator are available.
Local attractions include Fort Parker (a historic restored fort from the 1830's), Fort Parker State Park, Lake Mexia, and the rural sights of beautiful central Texas. Tehuacana is a quaint rural village of about 350 people with a historic cemetery, a grocery store, café, and post office in easy walking distance. Guests need to have calling cards to make long distance calls from the local grocery store. In addition, nearby Wortham, TX plays host to the "Blind" Lemon Jefferson Blues Festival, held annually.
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