Porter King Room

The Porter King Room was recently remodeled throughout with new furniture, artwork, bathroom vanities and fixtures, and a 47″ flat-screen HDTV. It is now one of our most popular rooms located right in the main Inn. It features a a king sized bed, private bath with whirlpool tub, and a separate shower. Relax in front of the double-sided wood burning fireplace or on the large shared porch with a sunset view. The whirlpool tub with it’s fireplace view is a great place to enjoy a glass of wine from your tour of the Texas wine trail. Includes all the standard Sage Hill amenities like satellite TV, DVD/VCR player, free wireless Internet access and a mini-fridge stocked with a selection of complimentary Texas beverages including locally bottled water, sodas and sparkling water.

Namesake Story

Katherine Anne Porter, one of the greatest American writers of fiction, was born in a log cabin on May 15, 1890, in Indian Creek near Brownwood.  Her mother died before her second birthday and her father, Harrison Porter, moved his family to Kyle where his widowed mother, Catherine Ann Porter, lived in a small house on Center Street.  The elder Mrs. Porter had been a resident of the vicinity for fifty years at the time of her death.  The home was sold for $10, and Katherine Anne and her family moved to San Antonio. Katherine Anne Porter wrote her first novel, “The Hermit of Halifax,” at the age of six.  At the age of 71 she wrote her second novel, “Ship of Fools,” which earned a million dollars, world-wide admiration, and was produced as a motion picture.  She wrote many short stories; seven of her stories in the “Old Order” collection were set in Kyle. “Old Mortality” focuses on nearby Buda, while another describes her childhood in Hays County.  She was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for her “Collected Stories.” Katherine was to move some fifty times during her lifetime.  Included in the places where she lived are:  Mexico, France, New York, Washington D.C., and Maryland.  She lived in sparse one-room apartments and in a spacious Georgian Colonial.  She lived wherever her work took her.  She learned to live on very little, and when her means greatly increased she very much enjoyed it. Katherine Anne Porter died in Maryland on September 18, 1980. Edited at the Inn by Paul Porter, Katherine Anne Porter’s nephew, March 28, 1995

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