Faltin Suite

faltinbedFaltin Suite, a large room with a king pillowtop bed and sitting area, is downstairs and opens to the porch and courtyard. The modern bath features a four-foot walk-in shower. The original carved wood trim and refinished wood floors are complemented by the headboard made of the former gazebo railing and custom plantation shutters.

August Friedrich Faltin (1830–1905) traveled from Prussia to Comfort with his wife Clara in 1856 and began a mercantile business. By the 1870s, the business expanded to banking and post office services. In 1879, August Faltin commissioned Alfred Giles, the San Antonio architect, to design his first building in Comfort. The Victorian Italianate style building on Main Street provided an expanded store and an upstairs family residence for raising their six children. Faltin’s many Hill Country business ventures thrived, and in 1894, Giles son-in-law, Albert Beckmann, designed Comfort’s most elaborate and ornate home for his family. The Faltin descendants helped shape Comfort and surrounding areas.