How we started
We started as a carpenter and a midwife, looking for a better life out West. We chose Austin for its good climate and healthy lifestyle. The people were open minded and progressive but most of all friendly. We fell in love with Austin. After a detailed search, we stumbled upon a rare find, a 1/2 acre property with an 1940's house on a good foundation, some giant Live oak trees in historic Travis Heights just a short walk to the downtown Capital. A diamond in the rough, and a good place to start.
It was always our dream to run a B & B, a place to serve international travelers and provide the things most important to us and so often missing on the road, organic chem./free luxury, good healthy food and a friendly face in an unknown place. Something more than the standard generic urban chain hotel could offer. A place where you could feel at home away from home. Together, we shared a deep commitment for environment and a love for people. So we started small with one guest room, and grew with the public demand, adding one cottage at a time. Park Lane Guest House was a natural for us.
Over the last 15 years, the world has changed, our careers have changed, but the need for comfort and kindness has only grown.
Creating a Better World
Our goal is to create a better world, one human encounter at a time. We believe that every act of kindness and compassion has a ripple effect on the planet. As Avatar masters (avatarepc.com and theavatarcourse.com), we understand that each individual life has an impact on the world we live in. Today, as part of an international training team, we are able to share the Avatar tools and enjoy the gift of assisting others to live to their fullest potential and to help create a more peaceful planet.
Our Hope at Park Lane
It is our hope, that by creating a sustainable environment at Park Lane, through organic foods and gardens, fresh free range eggs from our hens, organic beds and natural bedding that we are able to provide a special place to rest not just your body, but your mind and soul. We hope this experience will enhance your sense of well being and improve your life. Each time our guests give us the opportunity to provide an "Oh so needed" good night's sleep, a friendly smile and safe respite in an unfamiliar city, or a well deserved "Getaway" from the busy-ness of the world, we feel a sense of gratitude. We love being, "your special place".
Come to Park Lane
Eat Local / Shop Local, leave your car, walk, rent a bicycle, or even ride the city bus. Experience the Austin we know and love. It is our heart's delight to share it with you. Who knows, you may even feel wild enough to skinny dip in our pool under the stars, just for the heck of it.
We look forward to the opportunity to serve you.
With Love and appreciation, Shakti and Devkirn Khalsa, Layla and Olevia