As we’ve stated before, Texas is full of amazing places to stay the night. But the most terrific place to stay might actually be in Bastrop, Texas. While the quaint town is mostly known nowadays for its Hill Country scenery, darling downtown streets, and natural parks, the town was also partially immortalized in the infamous horror film, Texas Chainsaw Massacre.
Die hard fans of the film might know that the film’s primary location, the iconic farmhouse, was shot near Round Rock. That house has since been relocated to Kingsland, where it is now a fully operational restaurant, called the Grand Central Café.
Open Wednesdays through Sunday, the café is housed in the classic farmhouse and features breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Alternatively, brave fans of the film can pay homage to Leatherface at another one of the movie’s principle locations. The legendary gas station featured in the film, located in Bastrop, now serves killer barbecue and has been converted into an area of four cabins available for overnight stay.
Each of the four cabins can fit up to three adults or two adults and two children. Priced at $129 a night (or $110 if staying multiple nights), the cabins feature electricity, wifi, a 43-inch TV and accompanying DVD player, and a front porch. Bathrooms and showers are located in nearby vicinity.
For the most hardcore experience, visitors can opt to spend the night in a tent on the gas station grounds – the gas station itself now a barbecue restaurant – for the price of $55 a night.
The Gas Station also hosts occasional events. On June 25, it will host the Cult Classic Meet and Greet and Movie Night featuring an appearance from Michael Ocho and Joe Lozano.