Coppersmith Inn Bed and Breakfast

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


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

Wonderful Experience!

4.8 on April 19, 2016

The Coppersmith Inn exemplifies what a Bed & Breakfast should be. Cozy, quiet, clean and outstanding service. Ellen and Blair know how to take care of their guests and the morning breakfasts are out of this world! The only suggestion we would have would be to consider upgrading the mattress in the Jasmine Room. It was a bit soft, but then again we prefer a firm mattress. Thanks, Jeff Jones & Linda Rice.

Beautiful home!

3.6 on March 19, 2016

Lovely home and great owners. Breakfast was yummy and room quaint.


5 on March 16, 2016

We stayed in the carriage house. It was larger than expected. It was very comfortable and breakfast in the main house was awesome!

A lovely stay on a lovely island!

5 on March 03, 2016

I really enjoyed the Coppersmith. The room on the balcony was exactly what I was looking for! Sitting on the balcony listening to the ocean was fantastic. Breakfast was also super-tasty, and I really appreciated that they were willing to make sure I got a fantastic vegan breakfast. Thank you so much for the wonderful stay!

We really really like this B&B! Perfect place to stay before a Cruise!

5 on January 11, 2016

The room is so nice! The breakfast was delicious and the B&B provides us a parking place while we are on the cruise ship! Awesome location for someone who likes to be able to walk into town. Ellen is a great hostess!

Wonderful, wonderful time!!!

5 on November 19, 2015

My wife and I stayed for our 26th anniversary, and it was amazing. Beautiful house, very friendly hosts, delicious food. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone who wants a relaxing, romantic getaway.

Great Anniversary

4.6 on November 18, 2015

Went to Galveston with my wife to celebrate our 23rd wedding anniversary. B&B owners helped us select restaurant for that evening, which provided great food and service. Each day they visited with us at breakfast, sharing some of the island history as well as the history of the house. Saturday they made reservations for my wife and I at a great Steakhouse we enjoyed so much. This weekend was the most relaxing time I have had in years.

Beautiful Property

3.0 on November 06, 2015

Just a brief one night stop over, a beautiful house displaying much attention to period detail Our host was very welcoming and gave a good suggestion for eating out that night. A very comfortable bed and a lovely breakfast - but slightly offputting to have one of the dogs whining at the side of the table throughout breakfast waiting to have her share of the sausage !

Wonderful Getaway!

5 on July 02, 2015

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our two nights at the Coppersmith! The Carriage House was wonderful. Everything about it made our stay perfect. The main house is a beautiful Victorian home with amazing windows. Breakfast was delicious each morning. Ellen and Blair shared information about the island and gave great suggestions for activities and tours to take. We plan to return! We recommend the Coppersmith to anyone who is looking for a relaxing getaway in Galveston! - Steven and Amanda Griggs

Relaxing Stay

4.8 on June 24, 2015

We celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary with a 4 day 3 night getaway to this delightful B & B. We were not disappointed! The inn was charming, the food was outstanding and the innkeepers were delightful and full of local information. We especially enjoyed the private balcony in the evenings--very peaceful and quiet. We will highly recommend this place to our friends and we intend to return!

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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, Oceanview, 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.