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Commodore Perry Estate, Auberge Resorts Collection, Austin

Sheltered by landscaped gardens and laced with the delicate scent of magnolia, Commodore Perry Estate, Auberge Resorts Collection, feels worlds away from the bustle of Austin. At its heart, the grand 1920s Italianate Mansion transports you both to the elegance of Europe and to the splendour of the jazz age. Vintage details, plush furnishings and grand spaces are all enlivened by an authentic Texan hospitality which leaves this feeling like the home of a dear family friend. There is a pervading sense of conviviality to Commodore Perry, communicated best through its host of unique on-property experiences. But there’s also a serenity to be discovered in the beautiful grounds and the 52 spacious guest rooms and suites that gaze out over them.

Location

Occupying 10 acres in the heart of Austin, Commodore Perry Estate is a veritable urban oasis. Just 10 minutes from downtown and 20 from the airport, you’ll feel worlds away whilst having everything at your fingertips. Pick up one of the complimentary retro Linus bicycles and find yourself in the heart of the Hancock neighbourhood with its independent shops and restaurants and vibrant Hyde Park. Or, take to the water and set off kayaking across Lady Bird Lake with a Commodore Perry picnic to enjoy on the banks.

Your Room

The majority of Commodore Perry’s 52 rooms and suites can be found in the Inn where Juliet balconies and courtyard terraces overlook the Estate’s ornate gardens. Inside, you’ll find elegant interiors brought to life through heirloom pieces, custom furnishings and cocktail carts that come stocked to your tastebuds. Showing off the property’s artistic flair, each room also features an ‘Estate Sale’ where curated items from local artists and purveyors are available to purchase. Where the Suites at the Inn take on identities inspired by the flora of the gardens, over in the Mansion itself you’ll find the Mansion Suites which instead take their cue from history. Brimming with personality, these suites tell a story and in turn now offer the perfect base from which to set your own narrative.

Why we like it

Commodore Perry is so much more than a place to stay, it is a lifestyle to embrace. The whirlwind excitement of the jazz age lives on through these walls but is tempered by a modern mindfulness to create somewhere that is both dramatic and demure. Experiences seek to engage and transport with candlelit rituals and vintage curations, whilst dining has a similar effect. At Lutie’s, you’ll find a glamorous social hub that contrasts rich velvets and cut crystal with organic estate produce. The Mansion, meanwhile, feels like coming home. Breakfast spills out onto the terrace, lunch charts a journey of Old World recipes across Europe and dinner brings everything together with a casual conviviality.

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