Shady Villa Hotel

Newly renovated mid-century modern style, the guest rooms feature 100% cotton custom bath robes, linens and towels. Enjoy the convenience of an Illy Espresso and coffee maker, Tivolli alarm clock, in-room safe and Richard’s rain water. With 48 updated rooms, including deluxe suites, the property is a perfect place for family gatherings, corporate retreats, family getaways or a weekend trip.

Experience the renowned menu in our restaurant open daily for breakfast, lunch happy hour and dinner or enjoy a beverage with our in-season poolside menu while taking a dip. The Stagecoach Inn also provides a gorgeous meeting space with floor to ceiling windows that seats up to 96 guests.

The Longhorn Ballroom can host up to 150 people with breakout space for 50.

History of The Shady Villa Hotel and Stagecoach Inn:
Salado’s Shady Villa Hotel was one of the first lots sold in 1860. Thomas Jefferson Eubanks built the Salado House Hotel to serve travelers along the stagecoach route. This historic and landmark hotel has gone through many changes over the years, including being known as Buckles Hotel and Shady Villa Hotel. on the banks of Salado Creek and is the oldest, continuously operating hotel in Texas, hosting guests as distinctive and varied as Sam Houston, Robert E. Lee, George Custer, Shanghai Pierce, Sam Bass and Jesse James.

In 1943 entrepreneur Dion Van Bibber and wife Ruth purchased the property, with the old-fashioned restaurant featuring waitresses reciting the daily menu. In 1960, it became a destination resort when the modern motel complex and club were added. The inn and restaurant are still in operation, with updated room amenities, a new pool pavilion, and meeting space for weddings and events.


416 S. Main Street, Salado, Texas 76571


(254) 947-5111