I booked Hilltop Haven for three friends and myself (4 total) to visit Goliad and take in the historical sites and get out of town (Houston) for a long weekend. Both goals were met in spades! Hilltop Haven greatly contributed and lived up to its name. My favorite moment of our three-day summer trip was coasting in a rocking chair on the expansive wrap-around porch and watching a huge storm come in from the north over a spectacular view of the rolling Texas prairies (if you’re a weather-bug, you can watch systems 60-miles+ out). And if you’re a bird watcher, staying at Hilltop Haven almost made me one. Further, Travis was an amazing remote host—he always responded immediately to any inquiries we had (he even offered to personally show us around the property; however, the timing didn’t work out).
Meanwhile, the house is sparsely furnished (more end-tables and bedroom lamps would be great additions); although, we enjoyed the MANY lounging sofas in one of the main rooms. After a long day of hoofing it through different historical sites, this was a very pleasant room to relax in with ceiling fans, large windows, and a strong, cool blast from the A/C! The kitchen and dining areas are great for cooking and group meals. The two downstairs bathrooms were expansive while the upstairs was a bit small; shower water pressure was a bit wanting in all bathrooms, especially on the second floor.
There is no Wi-Fi availability or TV—this actually MADE the trip as the lack of media saturation allowed us to really engage with one another.
The house is remote—the trip through winding Texas roads set the mood; it is also an older home and one can feel the history of the house merely walking the floors and wondering what are new additions and what was once before. We were puzzled by a small room (?) with a bunk-bed in it—primarily how it a. got in there and b. who would sleep in the space.
Overall, we were delighted with the house and the host; would recommend—in general—to visit during Fall-Spring as Goliad is quite warm and humid during the summer. Also, our group LOVED visiting the Goliad Brewery just a few miles away from the house.