Houston, Texas

Bogart’s Casa Blanca – Houston, Texas…By: Christine Wynne

Bogarts1Break away from the pressures of life to the calm serenity of Bogart’s on the Boulevard, a bed & breakfast and spa/salon fusion. Owned by Dwayne Fuller, this elegant turn-of-the-century mansion built in 1915 creates a romantic atmosphere of elegance and comfort of a bygone era. Nestled in the shadows of downtown Houston on the historic Heights Boulevard, Bogart’s offers guests a distinctive environment in which to relax and renew. This nurturing haven offers the unique combination of a bed & breakfast, salon and day spa that will refresh the mind and body of guests in a secluded home environment.

Bogart2Bogart’s Spa offers guests the utmost in relaxation, reflection, revitalization and romance. Individuals and couples are celebrated at Bogart’s as charm and romance permeate tranquil surroundings. Whether receiving a Seasalt Body Polish poolside or a Swedish Body Massage with scented oils, guests are sure to be lulled into blissful tranquility. Named one of Houston’s top day spas by America City Business Journal, Bogart’s offers a full array of spa treatments from pedicures and facials to half day and full day packages. All packages include a complimentary glass of wine and lunch. For the ultimate spa experience, Bogart’s offers a couples massage. In the seclusion of their personal suite, overnight couples enjoy total privacy and total pleasure with as many treatments as they wish and for however long they wish, whether it be an hour or an entire day.

Bogarts3Bogart’s Bed & Breakfast offers 12 uniquely furnished and spacious guest rooms exquisitely designed to provide a cozy, intimate hideaway for cherished time together. Each room is individually decorated and perfectly appointed with elegant fabrics and antiques, central air conditioning, cable TV/VCR, private phone, refrigerator and private bathrooms equipped with hairdryers and luxury soaps. Overnight guests also have unlimited access to the outdoor pool and hydrotherapy tub. The signature suite, the Iris Room, offers the ultimate in luxury with a king sized bed sheathed in an airy canopy and further enhanced with a private fireplace and wet bar. For those in search of romance, the Magnolia and Lotus Rooms feature double-sized whirlpools. Couples can indulge in a whirlpool bath for two, frangranced with supplied scented oils. The additional rooms each have their own distinguishing theme and features creating a memorable experience for any occasion.

The guest rooms of this opulent house are only a small part of its appeal. Upon entering Bogart’s, guests enter a realm of passion. This passion is exhibited in French Creole decor and art treasures both antique and contemporary. In fact, nearly every aspect of Bogart’s exudes passion for both beauty and perfection with no details forgotten. From the formal parlor adorned with a crystal chandelier and fireplace, to the adjoining solarium, visitors will revel in the splendor and luxury once reserved only for the turn-of-the-century elite. The interior of the house is rivaled only by the grounds. The beckoning wrap-around porch, with its cushioned wicker rockers and swing, is surrounded by luscious smelling seasonal flowers and magnolia trees. A fish pond and fountain babble in front of the house while a sparkling pool and hydrotherapy tub compliment the back of the house near the spa.

A bed & breakfast wouldn’t be complete without food. Overnight guests are treated to the decadent luxury of breakfast in bed, the elegance of breakfast in the formal dining room or the quiet solitude of breakfast on the front verandah. For those with an extended stay, a different breakfast at a different venue each morning is a must. In the evenings, an unforgettable dining experience is offered by reservation only. Bogart’s chefs use the freshest seasonal ingredients to create a meal as memorable as the house itself. There is no need to end a perfect day only to dress and leave the premises for dinner, instead relax on the verandah or by the pool, then sit down to a private dinner for two before retiring for the evening.

Bogart’s On The Boulevard

Location: 1536 Heights Boulevard, Houston, Texas 77008

Phone: (713) 802-1281 Fax: (713) 426-1016

Website: www.bogarts.org

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