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
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Onsite Dining4.7

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

A great surprise.

4.6 on February 23, 2015

My wife and I had to find last minute accommodation in Bonham last week and we found Granny Lou's. What a great surprise. A warm welcome, wonderful staff and a too short stay! (Wish we could have stayed longer to enjoy more of the Innkeeper hospitality. We will be back!

This Place is Charming!

5 on December 23, 2014

We were greeted at the door by the innkeeper. The beautiful Victorion was cozy and very inviting. The bed was wonderful. The food was delicious. We will be going back!


5 on December 08, 2014

Oh my gosh! I stayed 3 nights and did not want to leave there. I would move in if I could! I have stayed in 100's of hotels and bed and breakfast and this is by far my favorite place to stay.

Charming small town atmosphere

3.0 on October 13, 2014

Jenniffer is a beautiful busy lady. I chose the cottage because I knew our time of arrival was going to be very late at night and I didn't want to disturb other guests. Jenniffer was very accommodating and gracious considering we arrived at 1 a.m.. Later I found out she was also planning a wedding for the weekend, what energy she must have! The bathroom shower was too small for my hubby (he his a big man). There is a small refrigerator in the room which was great but it had not been cleaned out from the last visitor. Jenniffer took care of that immediately. Although I did not rate it outstanding I had a pleasant experience & would stay there again but in a larger room!

Great place to relax

5 on September 21, 2014

I stayed at Granny Lou's in late Aug. The inn keeper Jenn is warm and inviting. I wanted to treat my self to Granny Lou's instead of staying in a hotel. Boy am I glad that I did. I was welcomed with hugs and felt like I belonged there. The inn is beautiful, clean and really amazing. Great breakfast, and accommodating to everyone's needs. I am going to stay there again and again, it was a great experience. Cindy from Colorado

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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

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

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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, Historical interests, Lake, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Picnic area, Religious Services, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Cottage

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Clothes dryer, Conference Rooms, Copier, Library, Movie library, Outdoor grilling, Parking, 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, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

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  • Check In:: 3:00 pm
  • Check Out:: 12:00 pm
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Outdoor patios and balconies
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited No children under age 12 in the Main House
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Guest Cottage 2 night minimum
  • Accepted payments Other, AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: RESERVATIONS are held with a deposit in advance of one night's lodging.
  • Cancellations: CANCELLATION notice of at least 72 hours is required for a full refund of deposit. Holiday and Holiday weekends require 7 days for full refund of deposit.

There is a $25 restocking fee charged for all cancellations.



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

Granny Lou's Heavenly Potatoes
Delicious potato casserole that will melt in your mouth.