The Inn

B&B Rooms or Whole Unit

The Inn at Hilltop Gardens is a bed and breakfast farmhouse that is located far from the sounds, lights and energy of the city. It is surrounded by a 720 acre farm and is set in our gorgeous, tropical healing garden. This former home of Econet Chairman Bill Lee is a beautiful Mexican colonial/Mediterranean style farm house. Individual rooms rental is available as a bed & breakfast or as a whole house rental with three bedrooms and a suite that can accommodate a maximum of 8 adults. While standard occupancy is 2 adults per room, the Ginger Room can also accommodate 2 additional children. Whole house rental has access to full kitchen. Other amenities include Wi-fi connections, pool and spa, and access to our 10 acre botanical gardens. In the very center of the Rio Grande Valley this vacation/weekend rental unit is within easy driving distance of World Birding Centers, Gulf beaches, tourists' friendly Mexico destinations, the National Butterfly Center and the Rio Grande Valley Premium Outlet Mall, as well as a wealth of cultural and historic locations. Whole house rental requires a minimum of 2 consecutive days and a 30 day advance reservation with a 50% non-refundable deposit.

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Visitor Center

The Ewald House Visitor Center sit on the foot print of the original farm house built on Hilltop Gardens in the 1930s. Named for the original family who farmed this land the new center now serves many purposes for our guests.  Besides great staff to help you, the Ewald House Visitor Center also has a multi-media room that will serve up to 50 guests. It can be used for presentations, meetings and parties. There is also a conference room serving up to 25 people for business conferences and retreats. The conference room features wireless internet connection and a large screen smart tv. A gift shop offering Hilltop Gardens’ signature products as well an eclectic selection of other items offers visitors the chance to take a little bit of the experience with them. While there, you can grab a snack and a drink to enjoy on the patio while listening to the woodpeckers drum in the trees. 

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Gift Shop

The gift shop in the Ewald House Visitor's Center is a great place to stop by at the end of your visit to Hilltop Gardens. It is a cool respite after breathtaking journey through our tropical gardens. Explore your senses further with our array of exclusive Hilltop Gardens' beauty product and marvel at our line of nutraceutical products from our sister company, Univera. All made with our certified organic aloe vera or as the Egyptians called it " the plant of immortality." We also carry a small collection of handcrafted jewelry and original art pieces from local artists. And, of course, potted baby aloe plants straight from our fields for your garden are available.

Refresh yourself after a day in the gardens and some shopping with a cool drink and a snack in our patio while listening to the wind chime and timber bamboo as they sway in the wind. It brings you a symphony of unique sounds that only nature could provide. 


Event & Estate Rental Pricing

Category Capacity Available Half-Day Full-Day
Visitor's Center Multi-Media Room * 50 9 AM - 5 PM $300 $500
Garden Rental for Social Functions (up to 100) ** 100 9 AM - 10 PM N/A $1,200
Garden Rental for Social Functions (up to 200) ** 200 9 AM - 10 PM N/A $1,700
Pool Rental *** 40 9 AM - 5 PM $200 for 1-2 hrs / $250 for 3 hrs / $300 for 4 hrs
Photography Shoot 9 AM - 5 PM $50 per hr

Bed & Breakfast Rental Pricing

Room Bed Size Weekday Weekend
Bamboo Room * Double $100 $120
Palm Room * Queen $120 $140
Ginger Room * 2 Doubles $150 $170
Aloe Room * King $180 $200
Whole Unit ** Max 10 $570 $650

Event & Estate Rental Policy

* $50 per hour surcharge after 5 PM
** $300 surcharge after 10 PM
*** POOL AREA ONLY / $50 per hour surcharge after 5pm / No lifeguard provided

- 6.25% sales tax applicable to all indoor facility rentals / No sales tax applicable
- 14 day advance reservation w/ 50% deposit
- Full payment required for within 7 days in advance of reservation
- 48 hours advance notice is required for full refund of deposit
- No refund of charges if cancellation notice is less than 48 hours
- Prices and taxes subject to change without notice
- No catering service provided

Bed & Breakfast Rental Policy

- 6% hotel tax applicable to all Inn rentals

* 14 day advance reservation w/ 50% deposit / Standard occupancy is two people per room / $30 charge per additional guest in the same room / Continental Breakfast included the next morning
** 30 day advance reservation w/ 50% deposit / Maximum 8 adults can stay. / Minimum 2 consecutive days / $30 charge per additional guest (up to 2 more) / Full kitchen access included (No breakfast provided) / Waiver of Liability will be required with check-in