If visiting silos in Texas is already on your travel bucket list, you might want to put it there twice. Even if you haven’t dreamed of touring Chip and Joanna’s famed Waco markets, there are some amazing, upgraded grain silos that might have you longing for a trip to the Lone Star State.
Don’t let its small population fool you (there were 91 residents as of 2017). Round Top, Texas, is about midway between Austin and Houston and, known for its twice-yearly weeklong antique fairs, performances at the Round Top Festival Institute, and down-home-style eateries, Round Top is worth the drive.
This is especially true if you are able to book a stay at the Silos at 159.
Just minutes from Round Top’s town square, the Silos at 159 are a small group of vacation rentals with undeniable, rustic charm.
The three cottages started out as silos many years ago until someone with loads of creativity and talent conceived the idea to transform them into farmhouse-style lodging spaces.
Unlike other silos that have been converted into tiny houses, these cottages are made strictly for leisure. The cottages have room for two to four guests to sleep comfortably.
They also have bathrooms with toilets, sinks and showers, seating areas and other amenities, such as mini-refrigerators, coffeemakers, and charming decor that is perfectly suited for the antique shoppers who frequent Round Top.
The silo cottages are nestled on 10 acres in the Texas countryside. They are available to rent year-round, though the cost of rental varies depending on the time of year. An off-peak rental starts at $200 a night and a stay during the peak months is $350 per night.
Other Silo Vacation Rentals
If you can’t make it to Texas, you can find other converted silo rentals around the United States. For instance, there is a converted grain silo tucked away on a farm in Vermilion County, Illinois, a silo transformed into a tiny house in Byron, Georgia and a two-story, wooden silo studio cottage that looks like it came straight out of a fairy tale in Tyringham, Massachusetts that you can rent for a romantic getaway.
As the hashtag in this Instagram post says, “Can we even go home to a normal house?”
Would you like to stay in a converted grain silo?