bed & breakfasts

The Prairie | Round Top, Texas

Over the last two decades, Rachel Ashwell has achieved success as a designer, entrepreneur and author, parlaying a small retail store in Santa Monica into an internationally known lifestyle brand. Best known as an interior style visionary and creator of ‘Rachel Ashwell Shabby Chic Couture,’ Ashwell is the proprietress of The Prairie, a charming bed & breakfast in rural Round Top, Texas.  How did a flashy Londoner find herself restoring five houses on 46 acres of American prairie, in a town with a population of 90 people? Round Top may be small but it has culture to spare. It has been Ashwell’s go-to destination for years because of its bi-annual antiques market, an event that causes Round Top’s population to swell from 90 to 100,000!