Granny Lou's B&B

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

About

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.

Reviews

Overall
4.7

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

Great place

4.4 on August 10, 2016

We had a really nice time at Granny Lou's. Jenn was supper nice and the food was great.


Fabulous Innkeeper

3.6 on July 12, 2016

I think what makes this place a great place to stay is the owners/innkeepers hospitality. She's a gem! So friendly. Nicest place in Bonham, TX to stay!


A breath of fresh air

5 on June 24, 2016

Incredible stay there one night away and bottom. It's so close to downtown that you can walk and visit antique stores or go downtown. The service was amazing, the food was great and the house was spectacular. It was a wonderful night away for me and my wife. We will definitely be back!


Amazing relaxation

5 on June 24, 2016

The room was comfortable and cool. Breakfast was amazing and the visitation with the other guest at the breakfast table was inspiring. What a wonderful time.


Fantastic!

5 on June 21, 2016

My husband and his friend booked a skydive in nearby Whitewright, TX. I was looking for a place to stay that was close to Whitewright, since we live over 2 hours away. Granny Lou's looked so charming and romantic online, I just had to book it! All four of us stayed here (DH, me, and our two friends) and we had the BEST time! The Red River room was so Victorian looking and so comfortable - and the bathroom was huge! Jenniffer was so attentive and accommodating and friendly! I felt like I had made a new friend by the time we left. The wine, cheese, snacks, and homemade cookies were amazing. Although I was unable to eat breakfast due to a migraine (which I get frequently - no fault of Jenn's - lol), my companions said breakfast was delicious. I find myself looking for excuses to go back to this area and stay here again! Hopefully, we will be able to stay longer and explore the local antique shops downtown. I highly recommend Granny Lou's!


Guest

5 on June 08, 2016

We love staying at Granny Lou's. Jen Self is a wonderful, gracious innkeeper who we've come to love. We feel like she's s part of our family and the cottage we stay in is perfect for us.


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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!


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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

Location Type

Small town

Airport

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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Policies

  • 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.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Jenniffer Self

Languages spoken

English

Resident Pets

Dogs

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Meals

Breakfast

Full

  • 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!