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Coppersmith Inn Bed and Breakfast

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

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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
  • Onsite Dining4.7

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Awesome B&B

5 on April 08, 2015

We went for 2 nights and it was awesome. The owners are very friendly and helpful. They gave us great tips where to go and it was always good. The breakfast is wonderful. The owners love what they are doing and you can feel it. We will definitely come again.

Historical Gem

5 on March 22, 2015

This was the first visit to a B&B for my husband & I. Our experience at the Coppersmith Inn was so wonderful that we plan to stay at B&B's in every town we visit. Coppersmith Inn was spacious but quaint at the same time with historical details everywhere we looked. The bed in our Victorian room was super comfy and had the softest sheets we'd ever felt! I loved walking through the window to our private balcony listening to the sea breeze through the trees. This was also my first time in a claw foot tub - what a treat that was! I appreciated all the historical books about Galveston Island, reading them really gave me a greater appreciation of the architecture and people. Finally, the amazing breakfast! So scrumptious & filling! It was so nice having the hospitality room so near to our private room. It was full of goodies like blueberry scones, grapes, sweet pecans, teas, & cold beverages as well. As you can tell, we really enjoyed our stay at Coppersmith Inn so we enthusiastically recommend this historical gem to anyone visiting Galveston Island.

a wonderful experience!

3.8 on March 22, 2015

This bed and breakfast is a beautiful place to stay. There's a warm atmosphere there between the owners of this place and the place itself that welcomes you and makes you feel right at home.The breakfasts are fantastic! We are planning on returning, as so many have previous to us.


4.0 on March 07, 2015

We loved the Coppersmith...Everything would rate an A+

Victoria room

5 on March 05, 2015

This place is an absolute treasure ! Ellen And Blair were very helpful with restaurant and activity referrals - if ever in Galveston again we will definitely go back - Tom & Lezlie Brothag

Charming and lovely

4.4 on March 03, 2015

Lovely Victorian place. Ellen and Blair were warm and friendly hosts. Food was wonderful and delicious. The bed was a very comfortable feather bed. Perfectly located to see the sights around.

Coppersmith Inn

4.6 on February 27, 2015

Ellen and Blair demonstrated a very real interest in making our stay a memorable experience. We can't wait to get back to our ado adopted city and new favorite place to stay!

My getaway weekend in Galveston

4.2 on February 02, 2015

I really enjoyed my stay at Coppersmith Inn, the owners were very sweet and the room was clean and really nice. I will stay there again.

Over night business trip

5 on January 29, 2015

My Wife and I were traveling from Dallas to Galveston to present a charitable donation check to the Shriners Burn Hospital for children, in conjunction with the Texas Self Storage Association's fund raising efforts. We needed to have someplace to stay so we would not have to leave Dallas at 4AM to be n Galveston in time for the presentation. Coppersmith Inn was the perfect choice. Our preference is to stay in historic B&Bs, and this one fit the bill perfectly. The hosts were warm and friendly along with their two Boston Terriers. We visited over a wonderful breakfast and they shared some of the history of the house. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay there.

Wedding Stay

5 on January 28, 2015

We were in town to attend a wedding. Blair and Ellen gave us great tips on places to eat during our free time, and some points of interest for the next leg of our journey. The house was very nice and we enjoyed staying in the Jasmine room. Breakfasts were great and if our travels bring us back to Galveston, Coppersmith will be our first choice of the place to stay.

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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, Vista oceano, 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, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Microwave, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, VCR, Videos, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

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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