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America's Coolest Summer Cottages

America's Coolest Summer Cottages: The Prairie

Courtesy of The Prairie

The Prairie, Round Top, Texas

London native Rachel Ashwell, founder of the home décor brand Shabby Chic, was the driving force behind the rebirth of this 46-acre homestead that dates back to the mid-1800s. Her feminine, eclectic style permeates the property’s six renovated cottages, each of which she personally decorated herself. Frilly, ruffled bedding and crystal chandeliers share space with original wood, eclectic flea market finds, vintage wallpaper, and antique taxidermy pieces adorned with floral headpieces. Fresh flowers in jam jars perfume the rooms. While the Bluebonnet Barn is particularly charming, romantics and creative types will be enticed by every little house on this prairie.

Price Tag: From $200 per night (double occupancy), including breakfast; theprairiebyrachelashwell.com.

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