Eleven09--A Fine Guest Experience is a curated vacation rental replete with vintage whimsy, situated in the heart of The Storybook Capital of Texas.

Eleven09 is a family friendly, curated historic cottage vacation rental replete with vintage whimsy and modern amenities, situated in the heart of Abilene, The Storybook Capital of Texas!

Our Top Nine of 2018 is full of fun guests and celebrations. 🎉 Thank you for following along on our journey. We look forward to welcoming back old friends and meeting new ones in 2019. Happy New Year!

We just ❤️ it when our guests share pics of their time at Eleven09. This bunch of cuties recently gathered for a family Christmas celebration!🎄

We are so blessed to live in Abilene, Texas, The Storybook Capital of America! Come visit us. We will extend a hearty welcome and extravagant hospitality!

It always makes our 🧡s so happy when our guests enjoy their stay so much that they are determined to return!

Wow! {Ukwazi means knowledge in Zulu.} We were gifted with the most amazing UKWAZI Makadamia treats by thoughtful returning guests from African Christian College. You can get your own and directly impact their students at UkwaziMakadamia.com.

Loved getting this pic from guests who met in Abilene from all over TX to stay at Eleven09. While in residence, they hosted a sweet baby shower for their friend!

We recently hosted the fabulous Caldecott Medal-winning Sophie Blackall while she visited Abilene, The Storybook Capital of America, to open an exhibit of her work at The National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature!

We were thrilled to recently host Jess Cagle, Editor-in-Chief of People Magazine!

It’s far from feeling like Fall here in Abilene, The Storybook Capital of America, but it sure was fun working with some fall colors to welcome our weeklong guests! 🍁

We took down our garden swing so that this sweet moment could happen yesterday 💗!

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You know you must be doing something right, when the friendly fireman drops off farm-fresh eggs for your guests on his way to work! 😁

Y’all look at this gift that arrived today from the National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature! 😍 They are so beautiful, how do you even eat them?! Totally amazing work by The Cookie Momster !

Fantastic, fun weekend hosting award-winning author-illustrator and artist extraordinaire Oliver Jeffers and his fabulous family for Abilene’s Children’s Art & Literacy Festival! CALF Children's Art & Literacy Festival in Storybook Capital of America

When you have a VIP guest who requests beer and you know nada about it, you enlist the entire staff to help! 😂😂😂 Texas IPAs and craft beers for the WIN! Thanks, Market Street!!

Eleven09 played host to a Royal Tea of it’s own this week to celebrate the tremendous work of the board members of the Children's Performing Arts Series (CPAS) in Abilene.

Mother’s Day weekend in Abilene, TX means college graduations! We love it when families enjoy our spaces to celebrate life’s milestones. It's also great when our guests share their pics. :-)


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It’s the beginning of wedding season! 👰🏻🤵We 💗 hosting newlyweds and their guests.

Teens love to hang out in our garden swing! 👍🏻👍🏻


Everman Park awarded Lone Star Legacy Park Award

Put Everman Park on your list of places to visit in Abilene!

bigcountryhomepage.com ABILENE, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) - The Abilene Parks and Recreation Division was awarded the Lone Star Legacy Park Award by the Texas Recreation and Parks Society (TRAPS), according to a City of Abilene press release. 

Oh hydrangeas, how I love thee! 💙

This Florida floral inspiration, excites me about getting to work on Eleven09’s spring blooms! 🌸🌷

Bringing our guests “A Fine Guest Experience” means that we travel and learn from the industry’s best!

The Abilene Zoo

Come see the precious baby giraffes at The Abilene Zoo!

Our tower of giraffe are enjoying this beautiful weather, how about you? Grab the kids and come out to the zoo for a day filled with discovery and learning! The zoo is open 7 days a week with first admission at 9 am and last admission at 4 pm. The giraffe feed deck will be open from 10 am - 2 pm, weather permitting.

Weekend goals!

Hope your day has been lovely! 💗

When your travels bring you to Abilene, Texas, make Eleven09 your family’s home base!

Getting guest reviews like this makes all the hard work worthwhile. 💗💗

We're still crushing on this bedroom!!

It's 74 degrees and lovely today in the Storybook Capital of Texas. This is the perfect time to enjoy the bright simplicity of our twin bedroom! 🌵

💗ing this sweet note from our guests from this past weekend!

It’s time to restock the K-Cups! Want variety? We’ve sure got it! 😜

Holiday time calls for gift wrapped goodies for our guests. Lemon poppyseed cake is yummo!!

We’re excited to be welcoming guests for our 2nd Holiday Season at Eleven09!

It’s been a fun filled December for the Eleven09 Family! We especially enjoyed soaking in the hospitality extended by the folks at Disney World!


Seasons Greetings

Come visit us in Abilene, The Storybook Capital of AMERICA!


This is the easiest way that we’ve found to put on our linen duvet covers at Eleven09!
Do you have any tricks to getting your duvet covers on quickly and easily??
Thanks to Mr. Eleven09 for the video tutorial!

When visiting us in Abilene, you MUST indulge in a meal at the famous Perini Ranch Steakhouse! We will happily make a reservation for you!!

Happy Thanksgiving from Abilene, Texas and the Eleven09 family!! We have been so blessed this year and are so grateful for health, happiness and each other!! 💗

THIS is Abilene! Come see us in the Storybook Capital of America!!

YUM! Our recent guests were lucky enough to be greeted with this delish homemade pumpkin cake!

Our upstairs apartment suite features a fun kitchenette!

The swing in the corner of the back garden at Eleven09 is a favorite spot of our guests. 📷: Beth Hurley Dukes for Abilene Scene Magazine.

It’s all about the experience at Eleven09, so you never know what fun might await you on the countertop. Our recent guests found cowboy 🤠cookbooks, an Adventure Guide to Abilene’s downtown storybook sculptures and a penny whistle! Which one would YOU pick-up first? 😉

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