Alpine Bed and Breakfast

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Alpine Bed and Breakfast

Past & Present

Originally known as the W. D. Kincaid/James Lewis Wade Home after the two original owners, Alpine Bed and Breakfast is a wonderful example of a simplified Queen Anne Victorian Cottage. It still boasts original hardwood floors, ornate interior spindlework, original transoms and glass, and beautiful beadboard panels.

Kincaid and his partner owned and operated Kincaid and Altgelt, a general merchandise store, and Kincaid built the home in 1887-1889. After selling his business, Kincaid then sold the house to James Lewis Wade in 1905.

Wade and his wife, Elizabeth, had 8 children. All were prominent in civil, educational, and religious activities and helped the growth of Alpine, Texas during its early years. Miss Electa Wade, one of James and Elizabeth’s daughters, never married or left Alpine and remained in the house almost until her passing in 1993. Miss Electa took in boarders, some of whom have reached out to Tom and Sharon to share their memories of her grace and kindness.

The Kincaid-Wade home was owned as a single-family residence and lovingly maintained and updated by 4 additional families for the next 26 years. Tom and Sharon Kelner purchased it in 2019 with the thought of turning it into a traditional, full-service bed and breakfast as they recognized the beauty, uniqueness, and potential of the home and hoped to share it with others. They began renovations in January 2020 and opened the doors that May.

With their attention to detail and focus on comfort, Tom and Sharon created an oasis in the Big Bend of Texas where guests can relax, experience 5-star service, lodging accommodations, and food, and explore everything Alpine and the Tri-County area have to offer, including hiking, museums, shopping, art, bird watching, and more. Alpine itself has so much to offer, and it’s a hub for daytrips to Big Bend, Fort Davis, Balmorhea, Marfa, and Marathon.

Berkley joined the team in January 2021 and has worked closely with Tom and Sharon to create an unforgettable experience for every guest.

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For more information on the history of Alpine and the Kincaid-Wade House (now Alpine Bed and Breakfast), see Historic Texas and the Alpine Historic Association.

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