Henderson Village closes; reason unknown

Staff reportJanuary 16, 2014 

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The Langston House Restaurant at Henderson Village is pictured in January 2014.

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Henderson Village, a resort-style bed and breakfast and events center south of Perry, appears to have closed.

No one appeared to be working at the resort midday Thursday, and the online reservations page has been deactivated. A message at the phone number for Henderson Village states the number is working but is denied from receiving incoming calls.

Bernhard Schneider, who is originally from Munich, Germany, bought the land that would become Henderson Village in 1979, according to the Henderson Village website. Henderson Village opened in 1998 and is owned by ABS Farms, the website says.

A woman who answered the phone at ABS Farms confirmed the bed and breakfast and restaurant are closed. She said Craig Hall leased the village from ABS Farms. He could not be reached for comment.

Folks have been calling the Perry Area Chamber of Commerce about the apparent closure, but Henderson Village is not a member of the chamber, and officials there had no information.

The Houston County Tax Commissioner’s online records list 25 parcels owned by ABS Farms, and 14 of those are unpaid for 2013, totaling $69,994. It was unclear which of those unpaid parcels were related to Henderson Village.

Along with 24 guest suites, Henderson Village includes The Langston House restaurant, the Wimberly Event Center, The Gamelands hunting preserve and gardens.

In 2011, Schneider put the entire 6,000-acre tract up for sale for $36 million. Schneider could not be reached for comment and was believed to be out of the country.

Information from Telegraph archives was used in this report.

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