The Yonder Inn is opening its doors on Sept. 5. The hotel boasts the motto “Work hard, rest easy.”
“We’re really excited about the hotel,” said Tucker Johnson, corporate director of sales and marketing for Live Oak Lodging.
“We’re really excited about working in Beeville. Everyone that I’ve met so far has been so friendly, and we’re excited.”
The hotel has an astounding 79 rooms, along with a dining area, sports bar, meeting room, laundry room, fitness center, swimming pool and more.
Once you step foot into the two-story lobby of the Yonder Inn, you’re met with a light being shined down upon you, courtesy of a bright, handmade chandelier.
“We kind of want to wow people as they come in,” Johnson said. “I think when the lobby is done, it’s really going to convey that.”
Also in the lobby is a store with all the essentials, with various options so people won’t have to run to the grocery store, Johnson said.
The sports bar will feature six big-screen TVs, all showing sports. There will also be a large fireplace and a cigar patio outside with TVs and a fireplace.
For those who aren’t too big on watching sports, there also will be a shuffleboard table and other games as well.
“It kind of has a real sports bar-type atmosphere, where people can come down, relax, feel like they’re sort of getting away from it—not in a traditional hotel bar,” Johnson said.
The meeting room is around 11,000 square feet, which can fit 75-80 people, theater-style. It is available whether or not you’re a guest.
The laundry room has five sets of washers and driers, open 24 hours. Across from that is a fitness center, stocked with ProForm equipment and free weights, so you can work out while you wait for your laundry.
Each room will include either two queen-sized beds or one king with a fold-out couch, a large, flat-screen TV, microwave and fridge. Internet, breakfast and dinner is included with the rate.
“We think that these are going to be very nice, comfortable rooms for our guests as they come in,” Johnson said.
There are also eight one-bedroom suites, which include a full kitchen, a balcony and an exterior room, which is set up like a living room.
You can make a reservation online, with Johnson having an idea on what the rates will look like.
“I’m thinking that our published rates are going to be somewhere in the range of $130-140,” Johnson said. “However, we’re wanting to have good relationships with local organizations and companies, so we’re going to be offering discounted rates off those rates. But, for somebody driving through town, based on what the market’s at, that’s sort of where we’re thinking about.”
By the time the Yonder Inn opens up in early September, they hope to be another comfortable alternative and also capture the atmosphere of Beeville.
“The overall feel of our hotel will be a lodge-feel, more comfortable, have a little western flair,” said Donna Wilcox, director of new business development. “We really want to have the Beeville flair, and we think that demonstrates what this area feels like.”