A Hidden Gem in Downtown San Saba

There are a lot of reasons people love coming to San Saba, whether it is for hunting season, as part of a wine tour, the beautiful parks, or the great downtown shops to name a few, but Burnham’s Lodging is a true hidden gem right in the middle of downtown San Saba.


Downtown Lodging

From the outside, you could almost miss the fact that Burnham’s provides multi-room lodging right in the middle of downtown San Saba. From Wallace Street, the building does not appear to be a hotel. However, once you are inside you will be pleasantly surprised by the space and quality of Burnham’s Lodging. 


A Unique History

The Burnhams idea for lodging in San Saba started with a little building on the Burnham property that they were not sure what to do with, so they decided to turn it into an overnight room for rent. Turns out there was quite a bit of demand for a nice room, and it remained booked pretty steadily. In 2000 the location at 507 E. Wallace was a sporting goods store that was going out of business. The building was set to be torn down, but the Burnhams were able to rescue the building and turn it into overnight lodging. This started a trend of downtown revitalization. After a year of hard work, it was ready to rent. In 2006, the location at 501 E. Wallace was a video rental business. The catch with that deal was that the Burnhams also had to purchase the video business along with the building. While not ideal, the Burnhams briefly owned a video store but were able to move on from that business within about a year and start remodeling the 501 location into the home away from home it is today. Their efforts certainly helped open the eyes of others to the value of the older downtown buildings in San Saba.


Everything You Need

Burnham’s includes a shared common area with a refrigerator, microwave, and coffee maker for all guests. While each room features cable television, iron and ironing boards, and wireless internet. All rooms also have central air conditioning and heat, and each room has an individual bathroom. There are rooms with a King-sized bed, 2 Queen-sized beds, and a 2 bedroom suite with 1 King-sized bed, and 1 Queen-sized bed. The rooms are set up for self-check-in by door entry code with a call to Burnham’s. 


A Place to Relax

Each room is larger than your average hotel room and very clean and comfortable. You will feel right at home, at ease, and safe! The downtown location features a furnished lobby that is great for relaxing or just waiting for members of your group to get ready. It provides a great view of downtown, and comfortable seating to just take a minute and enjoy getting away from it all. Another reason you will be able to relax is that the prices at Burnham’s are very affordable ranging from $115 to $150 for the suite.


Plan a Visit to San Saba

San Saba is a great town to spend a weekend and explore. While staying at Burnham’s, you can experience samplings of wine at Wedding Oak Winery, locally brewed beers at Bar D Brewhouse, shopping at the legendary Harry’s Boots, J.C. Campbell & Co. Mercantile, San Saba Olive Oil, and The Pantry, as well as dining at the brand new Pecan House Grill, Napoli’s Italian Grill, Pepperbelly’s, or grab breakfast at Oliver & Co. Of course, San Saba is the Pecan Capital of the World, so don’t forget to feed your pecan fix at Alamo Pecan & Coffee, Oliver Pecan, or Millican Pecan.


The Great Outdoors

San Saba is also known for our great hunting and fishing, as well as our beautiful outdoor parks, including a beach and waterfalls at Mill Pond Park, and numerous walking trails and adventures throughout San Saba River Nature Park, and Risien Park. If you are feeling adventurous, you should check out the Wedding Oak Tree, Regency Bridge, or Beveridge Bridge, all just a short drive outside of town. We also have a beautiful golf course that winds along the San Saba River that is just another way to relax and enjoy San Saba. In addition, Gorman Falls is just an hour away, and a beautiful hiking experience at Colorado Bend State Park.


A Family-Owned, Local Business

Burnham’s Lodging is locally owned by the Burnham family, who live in San Saba, and they could not be nicer. The motto at Burnham’s Lodging is: “Where Quality Meets Comfort” and the amenities are perfect for a San Saba visit. They have created a warm, relaxing environment so that you can further enjoy your visit to San Saba. To learn more about Burnham’s Lodging, visit their website for more photos, and booking information.