Granny Lou's B&B

317 W. Sam Rayburn Drive , Bonham, TX 75418 USA (Show map)


Granny Lou's Bed & Breakfast is a stunning & spacious, three-story Victorian home just two blocks from historic downtown Bonham. Originally built in 1880, the property boasts of Victorian charm coupled with modern convenience as the home was completely remodeled to become a B&B in 1996. Each guest room includes cable television, Wi-Fi, and large en suite bathrooms. Granny Lou's Bed & Breakfast is the perfect setting for business travelers, a weekend getaway from the city, & family reunions. Consider Granny Lou's the premier destination when planning your next trip to North Texas.



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  • Guest room4.7
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Onsite Dining4.7


5 on February 03, 2016

great time. great service

You didn't really stay in Bonham unless you stayed here

4.8 on January 08, 2016

There's no better place to stay in probably all of Fannin County. Jen "Granny Lou" Self is a fantastic and friendly host who does her utmost to ensure that your stay in comfortable and relaxing. She knows a great deal about the history of this unique Victorian home and the town, too, plus what's good to know about the here and now, including places to check out and restaurants to eat at while in town. If you stay somewhere else, you are missing out on experiencing Bonham.

Wonderful Bed And Breakfast Inn

5 on October 27, 2015

As always, we had a wonderful stay at Granny Lou's! Jen is the BEST innkeeper!

Home away from home

5 on October 22, 2015

We've stayed here more than once. It's always nice, clean and friendly. Will stay here each time we are in the area!

enjoyable stay

5 on September 28, 2015

Spent one night on a business trip and would do it again.

Oasis on the north Texas prairie

4.6 on September 05, 2015

This was our 3rd stay at Granny Lou's. It just gets better every time. The rooms are all unique and very comfortable, breakfast was filling and delicious and our host Jennifer Self was most gracious. Even though we weren't the only guest, it certainly felt like it. Coming in after our fist day out, cookies and wine greeted us. On night 2, Jennifer and 2 other guests were on the patio sipping wine and chatting. We joined in for a while. Jennifer is adding another guest cottage out back that looks to be most comfortable and accommodating. All in all, it was a great stay. I highly recommend Granny Lou's to anyone looking for a home like experience in Bohnham.

Quilt Hop Weekend

5 on August 03, 2015

What better way to enjoy the Bonham Quilt Hop than to stay at a beautiful bed and breakfast to finish our trip? It was everything a large Victorian house should be and more, a wonderful combination of modern conveniences like central air conditioning and good windows with the old style and decorations of a house out of the past.

loved Granny Lou's!

5 on June 03, 2015

Jennifer was extremely friendly and made us feel welcome. The breakfast was awesome! Biscuits and gravy, egg and cheese cups, sausage, and refreshing yogurt with fresh blueberries equals yum!

Mothers Day visit.

5 on May 28, 2015

My sister and I stayed at Granny Lou's for a few days while we visited our mother at her resting place in Dodd City Cemetary. We loved the accommodations. The innkeeper, Jennifer is a gracious host. She waited on us with homemade cookies, ice tea, coffee. In the afternoon she offered wine, cheese, fruit to all the guests staying in her home. It was like one big family. And she served a very delicious breakfast. We could have been more comfortable than being at home. When we left I felt as though I was leaving my sister. Thank you Jenn for helping my sister and me to get through our first Mothers Day without our sweet MaMa.

Granny Lou's is a delight!

5 on March 04, 2015

I could not have been happier with my stay at Granny Lou's. The house and furnishings are charming and my breakfasts were delicious. Granny Lou's is a delight and I will certainly be back! Sarah

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Rooms & Rates

The Sam Rayburn Suite

This guest room is located on the third floor of the main house. While staying in the room you will enjoy your own private entry and staircase to the only suite in the house. At the top of the stairs you will find a lovely sitting room, coffee bar, and Queen bed. The 2nd bedroom is located off of the sitting room. It has a hand-carved queen-size bed made up with 800 count Egyptian cotton linens. The bedroom is octagon in shape and has three windows that overlook the front of the property. The en suite bathroom is located off of the sitting room and includes a shower and vanity.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Queen

Bradford Pear Suite

This main house suite is located on the left of the second floor landing. It features a queen-size bed made up with 800 count Egyptian cotton linens, a private balcony, and a Jacuzzi jet tub. The bathroom is very spacious and includes a walk-in shower and dressing area. This room is perfect for the business traveler or the countryside trip-goer looking for peaceful accommodations.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $0 - $109

James Butler Bonham Suite

This guest room is located at the top of the stairs on the second floor landing to the right. It offers views of the side yard gardens and the Cottonwood Cottage. It features a hand-carved queen-size bed, which is made up with 800 count Egyptian cotton linens. The custom wallpaper and window treatments emit the perfect relaxing hue at sunset. The bathroom features a claw-foot porcelain tub, custom oak sink and vanity, and a spacious shower. The James Butler Bonham Suite is ideal for a romantic weekend getaway

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $109 - $0

Cottonwood Cottage

This one bedroom cottage is located in the back of the house off of the large patio deck. It is perfect for a private weekend getaway. The cottage has a lovely queen-size bed made with 800 count Egyptian cotton linens and en suite bathroom with shower. Enjoy coffee on the private patio while reading a book and taking in the country views. Please note that access to the main house is afforded to guests that stay in the guest cottage as it is just a few steps away.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Red River Suite

This guest room is located on the second floor in the front of the main house. The octagon-shaped room exemplifies the Queen Anne Style of the Victorian Era home. This room boasts of four magnificent windows that share views of the front of the property and large cottonwood trees. The queen-size, hand-carved bed is made up with 800 count Egyptian cotton linens. The cherry armoire, vanity and custom drapery set the tone for the more creative and studious guest. The en suite bathroom features a porcelain tub, spacious shower, and chandelier. When exiting this room, you will be greeted by an antique leather-top writing desk and chair. Here you may write postcards home or type out an e-mail to a friend while gazing out on to the second floor balcony.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Bois D'arc Guest House

The guest house is available for larger groups and visitors looking for extended stay accommodations. The Guest House has three bedrooms that will sleep six, a full kitchen, living room, laundry room, and a private driveway. The Guest House is the perfect option for a family summer rental, family reunion, wedding party and/or a group of friends wanting to stay together for a long weekend. Please note that there is a two night minimum stay. The guest house is equipped with cable televisions Wi-Fi Internet.

  • Maximum Capacity: 6
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 3 Queen

Longden Woods Cottage

This spacious 240 sqft cottage is the newest addition to Granny Lou's Bed & Breakfast. it features a 40" flat screen TV, Queen Sized Bed with luxury linens, a kitchenette, and magnificent bathroom. It is modern elegance in a country setting. Private parking & private entrance available.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

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Location Type

Small town


Dallas, TX (DFW-Dallas-Fort Worth) 75 miles

Directions to property:

Coming from Dallas take I-75N / North Central Expressway take the Bonham Exit (#45) for 33 miles. Follow the highway which becomes TX 121 North to the Historic District of Downtown Bonham, TX. We are located on the right hand side of road, 2 blocks before you come to town square.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Casino, Concert venue, Historical interests, Lake, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Rodeo, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Conference Rooms, Copier, Fridge, Ironing Board, Kitchenette, Library, Microwave, Movie library, Outdoor grilling, Parking, Private entrance, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities, Wet bar

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Desk, Hairdryer, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Fabulous Patio Life featuring complimentary wine & cheese on the weekends

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  • Check In:: 3:00pm
  • Check Out:: 12:00pm
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Yes
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Diners club, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: No deposit required
  • Cancellations: Reservations must be cancelled within 72 hours of check-in or 1 nights stay will be billed. 7 days cancellation required for all major holidays.



Jenniffer Self

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  • Time Served: 7:00am to 9:00am
  • Serving Location: Patio by request, Breakfast Room, Breakfast/dining area, Dining Room

Special meal options

Restrictive , Vegetarian

Signature Dish

Cinnamon Waffles & Biscuits & Gravy
Fluffy Cinnamon Waffles with fresh berries, real maple syrup, accompanied by eggs and bacon has become the number one breakfast dish at Granny Lou's. The second most requested dish are our famous homemade biscuits with down home southern sausage gravy. Vegetarian options are always available!