Eating Out

Just a few minutes from Book Nook Inn are a multitude of great places to eat. We have nice quaint places and of course many fast food venues.


Historic Sites

The Golden Triangle area has many historical sites. We will mention a few here that we think would interest you and are still within a few minutes drive from Book Nook Inn.



Lumberton offers some of the best antique malls in southeast Texas and they are only a couple minutes apart. They are filled with great merchandise and the friendliest dealers.



During your stay at Book Nook Inn
you might want to take in a play,
musical, concert or movie at one
of our many venues.


Enjoy The Outdoors

Book Nook Inn is just minutes away from major outdoor venues:
Big Thicket Preserve
Village Creek State Park
Sandylands Sanctuary
Neches River
McFaddin Beach


Village Creek State Park

Village Creek Park covers over 1,200 heavily forested acres. The park is located in Lumberton, about four miles north of Book Nook Inn.

Village Creek Park offers, picnicking, hiking, fishing, canoeing, swimming, wildlife viewing and bird watching. At least 80 species of birds have been spotted in the park. The Park has eight miles of trails open for hiking, biking and nature study. Swimming is allowed at a park sandbar.

Village Creek Park is north of Book Nook Inn off of U.S. Hwy. 96, then watch for directional signs. It is located off Alma Drive. For information call 1-800-792-1112. Park Web site at

Sandylands Sanctuary

The Roy E. Larsen Sandyland Sanctuary was established in order to preserve one of the most unique and ecologically diverse natural areas in the Big Thicket region of Texas. Nestled next to the gurgling waters of Village Creek on ancient alluvial deposits, the Sanctuary Several distinct communities intermingle throughout the Sanctuary; arid sandylands, beech-magnolia forests, baygalls and floodplain forests

Perhaps the most famous community is the one is the arid sandylands. These deep, porous, sandy hills formed by ancient river deposits maintain a desert-like habitat on the upper terraces of the Village Creek flood-plain. An arid landscape supports one of the last remaining stands of open, xerophytic longleaf pines in Texas. Various pines, oaks and hickories along with prickly pear cactus, yucca and over 340 species of wildflowers comprise one of the most diverse communities in the Big Thicket region. Rare orchids and carnivorous plants grow in the Sanctuary among ferns and sphagnum moss

The preserve now consists of close to 2,400 acres and additional leased property along the west bank of Village Creek. The Nature conservancy has protected nearly 5.5 million acres of land since its establishment in 1951 including over 210,000 acres in Texas.

The Roy E. Larsen Sandyland Sanctuary is located on Hwy. 327 and is open daily during daylight hours and there is no charge to check out the scenic six miles of nature trail. This and the beautiful canoe trip down eight miles of Village Creek attract hundreds of visitors annually. Guided tours can be arranged by contacting the preserve manager in advance at (409) 385-0445.

Neches River

The Neches River is a Great Place for Fishing and Canoeing

A part of the Neches River flows through the southeast part of Hardin County. The tree and vine covered banks of the Neches and its slow moving currents provide a serene setting for canoeists. The surrounding bottomlands abound with squirrels, raccoons, armadillos, possums, rabbits and a variety of reptiles and amphibians. Although elusive; bobcats, feral hogs, whitetailed deer and coyotes also occur in the area. Birds such as herons, egrets, anhingas, wood ducks, owls, hawks and other song birds can be heard.

McFaddin Beach

Julie Rogers Theatre

Julie Rogers Theatre
765 Pearl St
Beaumont, Texas 77701
Phone: (409) 838-3435

Jefferson Theatre

The Jefferson Theatre is a historic performing arts theatre located on Fannin Street in downtown Beaumont, Texas. Designed by Emile Weil and built in 1927, it is an example of Old Spanish architecture and seats over 1400.

Jefferson Theatre
345 Fannin St
Beaumont, Texas 77701
Phone: (409) 838-3435

Lutcher Theatre

Lutcher Theater is a 1,450-seat, non-profit performing arts facility located at 707 Main Street in Orange,TX

Lutcher Theater
707 Main Ave
Orange, Texas 77630
Phone: (409) 886-5535

The Silsbee Little Theatre

The Silsbee Little Theater
106 North 6th
Silsbee, Texas 77656
Phone: (409) 385-5428

Beaumont Community Players

Beaumont Community Players (BCP) has been in existence for over seventy-five years, entertaining audiences with professional quality Broadway plays and musicals that range from Rodgers and Hammerstein to Neil Simon.

McMillan Theatre, 4155 Laurel Avenue, Beaumont, TX 77707
McFaddin-Ward Auditorium, 1906 Calder Avenue Beaumont, TX 77701

Beaumont Event Centre

Check out their website for a huge list of special events from concerts to fund raising gala with celebrity entertainment.

Hollywood Theaters

Hollywood Theaters - Star Cinema 12
4455 Dowlen Rd., Beaumont, TX, 77706
Phone: (409) 898-4440

Pines Theatre

Pines Theatre (Movies)
320 4th Street
Silsbee, Texas 77656
Phone: (409) 385-2241

Ford Park

Ford Park is the premiere sports, entertainment, and convention destination of Southeast Texas. Conveniently located in Beaumont, Texas on Interstate Highway 10.

Ford Park
5115 IH-10 South
Beaumont, TX 77705
Phone: (409) 951-5400

Singing "Your Song" at Ford Park in Beaumont, March 12, 2014. A show to be remembered by one of the greatest performers in the world, Elton John.

Trans-Siberian Orchestra in Beaumont, Texas March 3, 2012 on the opening night of the final tour of Beethoven's Last Night.

Spindletop-Gladys City Boomtown

Spindletop-Gladys City Boomtown Museum, is on the Lamar University campus. The Museum displays artifacts from the early 1900 and is dedicated to the famous discovery of the great oilfields of Southeast Texas.

The Spindletop oilfield, discovered on a salt dome formation south of Beaumont in eastern Jefferson County on January 10, 1901, marked the birth of the modern petroleum industry.

Spindletop-Gladys City Boomtown
5550 Jimmy Simmons Blvd.
(formerly University Drive)
Beaumont, TX 77705

Kirby-Hill House

The Kirby-Hill House was built in 1902 by James L. Kirby, older brother and business partner of the more famous John Henry Kirby. The Kirby family established a lumber empire which dominated the economy of this region for almost 100 years. On the grounds to the right of the mansion is a state champion Crepe Myrtle tree that is over 100 years old. On the left side of the property is a relocated church building which is the home of the Hardin County Genealogical Society. The Kirby-Hill House is located in Kountze, Texas, next door to the Kountze Public Library, and one block north of the Hardin County Courthouse.

The Kirby-Hill House
210 W. Main St.
Kountze, Texas

Hardin County Genealogical Society and Library

Located in the Old Providence Baptist Church, next to the Kirby-Hill House. Extensive collection of books, records, family and county histories, microfilm, and online research materials are available for anyone to peruse.

Hardin County Genealogical Society and Library
220 West Main
Kountze, Texas 77625.
Hours are Tuesday, Wednesday 9:00 am till 4:00 pm. Saturday 9:00 am till 3:00 pm.

The Ice House

The Ice House was erected by Gulf States Utilities in 1928. In the 1940's the Ice House production was about 30,000 tons of ice a week.

The Ice House
818 Earnest Avenue
Silsbee, Texas 77656
Phone: (409) 385-2444

County Seat Music Hall

The center of Music and Arts for Hardin County and Southeast Texas Region.
This historic venue is being restored for Musicians and Artists of Hardin County and the Southeast Texas Region.

County Seat Music Hall
125 Brown Street
Kountze, Texas 77625
Phone: (713) 376-0127


(One of our favorites)

Lumberton - Japanese, Steakhouse, Sushi
215 S. Main

Catfish Cabin

(One of our favorites)

Lumberton - Seafood
192 S L H S Dr

Hot Wok 91%

Lumberton - Asian
76 N LHS Drive

Goings BBQ And Steak Co

Lumberton - Barbecue, Burgers, Steakhouse
529 S Main

Ro's Seafood

Lumberton - Seafood, Vietnamese, Asian
118 North Main St.


(One of our favorites)

Lumberton - Italian, Pizza
835 S. Main Street

Novrozsky's Hamburgers

Lumberton - American, Burgers
441 S Main St

Suga's Deep South Cuisine & Jazz Bar

Lumberton - American, Cuisine, Bar
461 Bowie St

Southern Maid Donut Shop

(Great for Donuts)

Lumberton - Donuts
690 S Main St

Rafael's Mexican Restaurant

Lumberton - Mexican
351 S Main St

Chicken Express

Lumberton - American, Fast Food
520 S Main St

Katfish Kitchen

Lumberton - Seafood
835 N Main St

Crazy Jose's Patio & Cafe

(One of our favorites)

Lumberton - Mexican
951 S Main St

Juan's Mexican Food To Go

Lumberton - Mexican, Tex-Mex
1109 South Main

Grand China Buffet

Lumberton - Buffet, Chinese
1320 Highway 96 S

Happy Donuts

Lumberton - Donuts
114 N Main St

Little Caesars Pizza

Lumberton - Fast Food, Pizza
837 N Main St


Lumberton - Fast Food, Sandwiches/Subs, Soup
100 N Lhs Dr


Lumberton - Burgers, Fast Food
401 N Main St


Lumberton - Sandwiches/Subs
689 S Main St

Sonic Drive-in

Lumberton - Burgers, Fast Food
135 N Lhs Dr

Dairy Queen

Lumberton - Fast Food
827 N Main St

Dee Best Doughnuts

Lumberton - Donuts
314 N L H S Dr

Domino's Pizza

Lumberton - Pizza
3026 Hwy 96 S

Hamburger Depot

Lumberton - American, Burgers
141 N LHS Drive Suite 211

Brick Oven Pizza

Lumberton - Pizza
139 North LHS Dr

Pizza Hut

Lumberton - Fast Food, Pizza
112 S Main St


Lumberton - American, Burgers
103 N Main St

Sonic Drive-in

Lumberton - Fast Food
106 N Main St

Papa John's Pizza

Lumberton - Pizza
209 S. Main St.

Dickey's Barbecue Pit

Lumberton - Barbecue
795 South Main Street

Mom & Pop's Bar B Que

Lumberton - Barbecue
1562 Hwy 69 S

Waffle House

Lumberton - Breakfast/Brunch, Coffee, Diner
750 S Main St