I just returned from a stay at the Crane House Retreat
During my trip, I enjoyed sitting in a rocking chair on the homes screened-in porch and watching a family of whooping cranes feed within 200 yards of the bed and breakfast. The guest book lists over 90 bird species that visitors have identified. Crane House is nestled among windblown oaks on property that borders the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge.
Crane House Retreat is located across the Copano Causeway off Park Rd. 13 in Lamar. For specific directions, call 361/729-7239; www.cranehouseretreat.com. Guests can fish from the propertys private beach, rent a kayak, or savor homemade jellies made on-site.