Are you planning a vacation to the Storybook Capital of Texas? We’ve compiled a list of the top places to stay, and we guarantee all of them have a story to tell.


Sayles Ranch Guest Houses

1001 Sayles Blvd., Abilene

The cottages are perfect for solo travelers and twosomes looking for a weekend escape, and the houses with three and four bedrooms beg for family reunions and girlfriend getaways.

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Sayles Landmark Bed and Breakfast

642 Sayles Blvd., Abilene

This bed and breakfast sits in the middle of town, not even five minutes from the Grace Museum—a sophisticated institution combining an art museum, history museum, and children’s museum.

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Abilene State Park Yurts

150 Park Road 32, Tuscola

Stay in one of the five-person yurts, which include double/single bunk beds and a pullout couch or futon, air conditioning, a refrigerator, microwave, and a coffee pot.

Lazy Cactus Bed and Breakfast

400 Riverside Blvd., Abilene

Stay in a guest house in the center of Abilene with a peaceful bird sanctuary and garden just outside.

The June 2024 cover of Texas Highways: Treasures from the Coast

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