It all began in 1867 when John and Maria Walter built their homestead at 408 W. Austin. This property was the family home for over a century with the barn acting as a temporary jailhouse when the original one was damaged by fire. These two structures would eventually become Maria’s and Kristin’s, the original suites. Within these walls a cultural heritage is preserved for you to share.

Today, guests find five uniquely lavish suites, each with a private terrace. The character of each is sure to invoke thoughts of the past and dreams for the future. Experience the history, heritage and tranquility of The Austin Street Retreat.