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Strickland Arms

Featuring twelve-foot ceilings, formal dining and living areas, wraparound ante-bellum style porch, a private Italian garden styled back yard with pool and spa, the native limestone, turn-of-the-century, 5000 square foot home will take you back to a time when things were much simpler. You will forget the hustle and bustle when you step through our antique wrought iron gate and walk through the beautiful garden shaded by a massive red oak and pecan trees, up the limestone front steps, and past the twin giant great dane statues that guard the front door of Strickland Arms.


Strickland Arms, former home of Judge John McCamy Patterson, was built in 1904 and is nestled in the quiet central Austin neighborhood of Patterson Heights–so named after Judge Patterson’s family.¬†For more of the history of this grand old house see our “Ramblings and Tall Tales

Your Host

Barb and Strick, Symphony Christmas Ball 2008

For the past forty-five years, Strick and Barbara Strickland have been the proud owners of the Patterson home. With their authentic Texas-sized hospitality, Strick, Barb and their miniature poodle Sophie, invite you to enjoy their Bed & Breakfast, noted for its friendly, casual and unpretentious atmosphere.

Sophie the poodle
Sophie after run through the Plumbego








Sandy Marshal is Barbs Right Man. His duties cover everything to ensure our guest have a nice stay, from making sure the rooms are just right and ready to greeting them in the morning with a hot breakfast.

Behind the Scenes

Strick and Barb’s daughter Stephanie manages of our social media and digital presence with long time family friend Elizabeth Andrews handling the technical side of things on the web site and our new online booking.