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Coppersmith Inn Bed and Breakfast

1914 Avenue M , Galveston, TX 77550 USA (Show map)
223 Reviews
$159 - $209
per night

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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

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

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223 Reviews

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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.

Highly Recommend!

5 on August 13, 2014

Coppersmith Inn B and B is a jewel in Galveston. The owners Ellen and Blaire are fabulous. The Inn is superb. Clean, roomy, private, beautiful. They even provide complimentary water, soft drinks, cookies, nuts. They serve a daily gourmet breakfast that will keep you going all day. Convenient location to the beach and all attractions. We highly recommend this place. We look forward to coming back again.


5 on August 13, 2014

Cozy property and you will feel VERY welcome.

Girlfriend Getaway

5 on August 02, 2014

My girlfriend and I had to make a trip for personel buisness to South Houston and decided to stay the night at a B&B to celebrate our birthdays. We had a wonderful stay at the Coppersmith Inn. So peacful and on a lovely street lined with lovely homes and trees. Our breakfast the next morning was wonderful and we enjoyed so much visiting with the Inn keepers. Definetly looking forward to a return visit when we can stay a bit longer to roam the streets and view all the lovely homes.

Wonderful experience

5 on July 14, 2014

This was the first time my husband and I ever stayed at a Bed & Breakfast! Ellen did NOT disappoint! We loved our room, "The Carriage House". Everything was very clean and the bed was "sink into the covers" comfortable! It was away from the main house so we had the privacy we desired for celebrating our anniversary. The main house is beautiful! The breakfasts we had were nothing short of presentation and taste. Most of all our innkeeper, Ellen, strived to make this an enjoyable time for us and far exceeded our expectations. We will definitely make a return visit as there are 4 other rooms we would like to try. If you are wondering if this is the Bed & Breakfast for you...the answer is YES!!!

Fantastic B&B

5 on July 11, 2014

My husband and I stayed at the Coppersmith Inn for the third year in a row, for our anniversary! As always, our stay was amazing. Ellen is very passionate about her home, and caring for her guests. She went above and beyond, catering to my food allergy needs. The house is beautiful, and the pups are extremely well mannered. Blair is a wonderful addition to the family! We look forward to seeing ya'll again, soon! Gari & Paul Lawrence

Like visiting friends

4.4 on July 09, 2014

Staying at the Coppersmith Inn was like visiting dear friends, who are incredible cooks, and just happen to have an amazing 130 year old Victorian home close to the beach and shopping. The innkeepers, Ellen and Blair, really made me feel cared for. The breakfast was fabulous every morning. They served a blueberry pecan bread pudding for that was to die for. I will definitely be back!

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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 S, y, s, t, e, m, ., C, o, l, l, e, c, t, i, o, n, s, ., G, e, n, e, r, i, c, ., L, i, s, t, `, 1, [, S, y, s, t, e, m, ., S, t, r, i, n, g, ]
  • 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.

Details Diamond Collection

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

Property highlights

Free $100 gift card with a $350+ gift card purchase