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Coppersmith Inn Bed and Breakfast

1914 Avenue M , Galveston, TX 77550 USA (Show map)
229 Reviews
$159 - $209
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In its third century on Galveston Island, an historic seaport of the 1800's. This charming 1887 Queen Anne Victorian with gingerbread trim, double verandah, and turret tower, surrounds every guest with warmth and friendliness. Spectacular winding staircase of teak, walnut, and curly pine, highlighted by stained glass windows and cobalt blue transoms. Heirloom antiques and accessories are displayed throughout the house in a warm and inviting atmosphere. With five bedrooms, three in the main house and two outbuildings, all with private baths. A full and hardy country breakfast is served family style in the antique dining room. The home, designed by Alfred Mueller, a renowned architect from Germany, was designed for Howard Carnes the cashier of the Morgan's Louisiana and Texas Railroad and Steamship Company. The second owner, Paul Shean was a coppersmith from Ireland, hence the name Coppersmith Inn Bed & Breakfast



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  • Guest room4.6
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.6
  • Dining4.7

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Exceeded Expectations

5 on December 04, 2014

I took my girlfriend there for her birthday and it was the first time for both of us that we stayed at a B&B and everything was exceptional from the hospitality, the accommodations, to the gourmet breakfasts. Highly recommended.

A Superior Experience

5 on November 18, 2014

My husband and I were looking for a B&B to stay in before we set sail from the Galveston port on our honeymoon cruise. After a Google search we came upon Coppersmith Inn and the rest is history...we will forever be B&B connoisseur! CI is a gorgeous home in the historic district and its rooms and atmosphere have just as much class and character as its Innkeepers, who are friendly and eager to please. The bedrooms are beautiful and comfortable and the breakfast is world class. I definitely recommend it to anyone looking to rid themselves of the stiff, cookie-cutter hotel scene and indulge in the local flare of their vacation destination.

Awesome accommodations!

4.8 on November 13, 2014

My husband and I stayed only 1 night. The room was immaculate and the in keepers are awesome! Sure to return!

Awesome place to stay

5 on November 09, 2014

We had a wonderful stay at the Coppersmith. Ellen was a fantastic host, very helpful yet always gave us space. The Victoria Room was perfect, we loved the private balcony, just spent hours out there, reading and drinking coffee. Such a relaxing and fun trip, definitely recommend!

Love the Coppersmith Inn!

4.6 on November 03, 2014

This was our second stay at Coppersmith Inn. My husband and I love this historical bed and breakfast! It is beautifully decorated and very comfortable. The breakfast was outstanding! Coppersmith Inn is actually the nicest B&B we have stayed in. The owners are exceptionally friendly and gracious! Love their Boston Terriers too! We will definitely go back again soon!

Rekindle our marriage

5 on November 01, 2014

We came here to work on our marriage. The whole atmosphere of the room and the beautiful garden really set the mood. We stayed in the Carriage room and being able to have our privacy was great. I love this place and i will definitely be coming back.

Anniversary Weekend

4.8 on October 12, 2014

The Coppersmith is a great place to stay. The rooms are extraordinary, the food exceptional and the owners are great people to sit with and talk to over coffee. Only one thing to say slightly negative and that is the toilet paper is very course. Thank you for a great experience.

Wonderful Getaway

5 on August 27, 2014

We so enjoyed the personal connection we felt with the innkeepers. So much so, we'd like to congratulate them on their upcoming wedding! The room was delightful and the food outstanding - and that coming from a former caterer. Ellen was so knowledgable about Galveston and guided us to the must see and local attractions for a short weekend getaway. We will be back.


4.4 on August 24, 2014

Ellen was tremendous! She put together a honeymoon package that was second to none. It started with an early check in and followed with a horse drawn carriage picking us up for dinner and back, touring the island in the process. Then, upon arrival from dinner we were greeted with chocolate dipped strawberries and champagne. The next morning breakfast was served at our door promptly at 9AM. The room was immaculate and aside from the air conditioning not being on when we arrived, it was perfect. Ellen fixed the AC problem immediately and without hesitation. The second morning, our last day, we ate breakfast at the community family style table and the it was delicious, absolutely outstanding! Overall we had an amazing time at the Coppersmith Inn and will definitely be coming back.

Summer Getaway

4.6 on August 23, 2014

Victoria's room lovely with its pull up windows to enter the private balcony which with it's constant breeze (even in mid August) was a relaxing place to have morning coffee and evening wine. Claw foot tub great for a relaxing "soak". Breakfast was wonderful. Inn keeper friendly and helpful with Galveston recommendations related to restaurants and activities. The inn keepers two dogs added a "touch of home" feeling.

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Rooms & Rates

Carriage House

A spacious L-shaped suite, A private staircase entrance from the garden deck. A Jacuzzi for two, vaulted timbered ceiling, king-size bed, in-room TV, DVD and CD player. Private Bathroom. Sitting area with a coffee maker and small refrigerator, a sofa that makes into a queen size bed and two chairs for guests. The Jacuzzi is located in the corner of the "L". This room is family and pet friendly. (Please call for approval for pets)

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Queen

Clara''s Cottage

The room has a king-size bed as well as an intriguing loft sleeping area which is tucked away in the 14-foot ceilings. The cottage is the original summer kitchen of the house and has a private entrance and a welcoming porch. The sitting room suite has wicker chairs, a boat table and a vintage kitchen cabinet which is stocked with a refrigerator, coffee maker and lots of family games. The suite has a large private bath with a claw foot tub, shower and pedestal sink. The cottage has access to the secluded wine patio!

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Double

Victoria''s Room

Room offers a private balcony, gas fireplace with a mirror decorated mantel piece and claw foot tub, shower ,and period antiques. The nickel-plated queen-size bed is dressed with a welcoming feather bed and luxurious linens. The private balcony is accessed through a walk through window!

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

Jasmine''s Garden Room

A large room preferred by the men and loved by the ladies, with Baroque Plum walls accented with gold ceiling trim. Large bay windows, beautiful burl and wood grain faux finishing, covered in lace curtains overlooking the side garden. King-size iron bed with a fluffy down topper, comfortable antique couch, antique armoire with beveled mirrors. Private bath with gold accessories and shower stall!

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

Heather's Rose

A gentle and elegant room with heirloom antiques from the 1870's, Rose garlands stenciled around the room. East Lake high-back queen-size bed so comfortable people find it hard to get up. Art Nouveau armoire, large bay windows. Private bath with silver accessories and large shower stall!

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

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Location Type

Bird Sanctuary, Historic Dowtown, Beach, Island, Oceanside, Tropical


Houston, TX (HOU-Hobby) 40 miles

Directions to property:

I-45 becomes Broadway. Go to intersection of 19th St and Broadway. Turn right (south) 3 streets, to Ave M. turn right go 3 houses on right

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Annual Historic Home Tour, Dickens on the Strand, Schlitterbaun Water Park, Mardi Gras, Johnson Space Center, Moody Gardens, IMAX, Aquarium, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Private Home Bed and Breakfast, Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Board games, Computer, Copier, Fax Machine, Telephone, Wedding Facilities , Garden Sitting Area, Beach towels, mats, ice chest, Free parking for Cruise Customers, Picnic Tables with Umbrella, Complimentary snacks,soft drinks,coffee& water

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, In-room internet, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Microwave, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, VCR, Videos, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycles, Billiards, Bird watching, Boating, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Beautiful Public Beaches, Moody Gardens, Air Museum, Opera house, Outdoor musicals, Cruise Ships, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts, Water sports

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  • Check In:: 2 - 5 pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Outside
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Outside only
  • Suitable For Children: Yes Children in Cottage & Carriage House
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Weekends, Holidays, Special Event Weekends,
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: One night deposit required for one to two night reservations. Three night and longer stays require deposit of 1/2 of total stay.
  • Cancellations: One night stays are non refunable. Two weeks prior to rental date for two or more night stays. One month prior for holidays, special events or multiple rooms rented.



Ellen Whaley

Languages spoken


Resident Pets

Dogs , Boston Terriers

About the innkeepers

Gardening, fishing, golf, beach excursions,travel,wine tasting,dancing

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Full Country

  • Time Served: 9:00am
  • Serving Location: room for honeymooners, Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian

Signature Dish

Coppersmith Stuffed French Toast
Texas size french slices gently dipped into a delicious batter which is browned to golden perfection and sprinkled with powdered sugar. Served with a choice of syrups, jams and jellies.


1914 Avenue M , Galveston, TX 77550 USA (Show map)

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