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Historic 1859 Woldert-Spence Manor

611 West Woldert Street Corner of Woldert & Vine Streets, Tyler, TX 75702 USA (Show map)

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We are Tyler's oldest B&B, and the closest lodging facility to historic downtown Tyler. An 1859 Tyler Historic Landmark, the Manor is a restored Queen Anne Victorian home. The house is set back on a large corner lot surrounded by brick streets and many mature shade trees. There is a Koi pond in the relaxing Rear Garden along with a gazebo, wishing well, and large back deck. The main house has original oak and heart-of-pine wood floors, wood moulding, and gorgeous stained-glass windows. All 7 rooms have private baths, some featuring claw-foot tubs. Additional features in some rooms include king or queen-size beds, fireplaces, private balconies or porches. One of the rooms is a private carriage house for that home-away-from-home feeling. A delicious breakfast is served daily on china, crystal and silver in the formal dining room. The Woldert-Spence Manor is perfect for honeymoons, anniversaries, birthdays, or any special occasion! Also ask about our whole house rate for family reunions, retreats or group getaways. We are just minutes from many attractions including Tyler's Rose Garden, fine dining, antique stores, Tyler State Park, and more. There is something for everyone to enjoy while in Tyler! Visit our web site for a sampling of current area events to enjoy during your stay.



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  • Guest room4.5
  • Service4.7
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Onsite Dining4.7

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Good Experience.

4.2 on February 18, 2014

My wife and I where celebrating our 20th Wedding Anniversary. Chris and Lisa helped make it a very special time. Thanks.

Historic B and B

5 on March 09, 2013

This is a beautiful 1859 B and B. We especially loved the stained glass around the doors and windows.Our bedroom had a fireplace which was quite romantic.The location was quiet and we were able to walk around the neighborhood without problems. Several good restaurants are close by.

Relaxing and Wonderful

4.4 on February 13, 2013

We just wanted to get away for the weekend and relax. This was the perfect weekend. Our innkeeper gave us such good recommendations for things to do and places to eat. She was also very personable.

A Treasure

5 on February 09, 2013

We only stayed one night in the William Woldert room which was very cozy and comfortable. We were served an excellent gourmet breakfast. The innkeeper was very friendly and helpful. We will return and spend more time exploring Tyler.

Surprise Birthday Getaway

4.6 on February 06, 2013

What a wonderful trip and fantastic stay. The rooms were comfortable and beautiful. Our hostess Shonda was fantastic and the food was delish! This was my first B&B stay and it exceeded expectations in all ways. Thank you so much for a lovely weekend!!!

Beautiful B & B

4.4 on January 23, 2013

We had a wonderful stay. The house is beautiful and the breakfast was awesome. Great location close to downtown. Would stay again when in Tyler!

Wonderful stay!

4.6 on December 23, 2012

Wonderful place to stay. For two or three people, the Rockway Cottage is the one to reserve. It has a small kitchen and sitting area, so family members of mine who stayed in the main house walked over to the cottage to drink coffee and visit. Delightful breakfast the next morning all together in the main house. Highly recommend!!

Wonderful, comfortable, delicious

4.8 on December 22, 2012

We always stay here when visiting family & are always thrilled.

Great Expectations Met!

5 on December 11, 2012

Our stay at Woldert-Spence Manor made our quick getaway to Tyler a wonderful experience.

Weekend Getaway

5 on December 10, 2012

Everything about our stay at the Woldert-Spence Manor was fantastic. The Inn Keeper Shonda, was wonderful. She was very knowledgeable, hospitable and an incredible cook. The room was spacious, comfortable and cozy, the pictures on the website do not come close to doing it justice. I can't wait for our next weekend getaway!

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Rooms & Rates

Alma Mary & Robert Spence

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

$139 - $139

William Woldert Room

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

$129 - $129

Elizabeth Spence Room

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

$139 - $139

Richard McLeroy Room

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

$109 - $109

Robert Spence Jr Room

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

$129 - $129

The Sunroom

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

$109 - $109

Rockway Carriage House

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

$159 - $159

Mockingbird Cottage

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

$159 - $159

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Location Type

Near Caldwell Zoo, Downtown within walking distance, Short drive to local airport, near Tyler Rose Garden, near Tyler State Park, Downtown


Dallas, TX (DFW-Dallas-Fort Worth) 115 miles

Directions to property:

From I-20 take Hwy 69 South to Tyler (6.8 miles) to Loop 323; take right turn on Loop 323 to Hwy 31 (also Front Street), at Hwy 31 take left (headed towards downtown) or eastbound to Vine St; take left on Vine. We are just one block up on your right. Please park & enter from the rear of the property. You will see a sign "Woldert-Spence Manor Parking Only." Welcome!

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Night life, Discovery Science Place, Historic Aviation Museum & Tyler Museum of Art, Historic Goodman Home & Museum, Tiger Creek Wildlife Rescue, Caldwell Zoo / Tyler State Park, Tyler Rose Gardens and Museum, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, University, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Cottage, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Amenities Basket, Board games, Fridge, Ironing Board, Library, Microwave, Piano, Private entrance , Tyler's oldest Bed & Breakfast Inn, balconies, decks, porches, High-Speed Wireless Internet, Tyler Historic Landmark

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bird watching, Azalea and Spring Flower Trails, Festival on the Square (Live entertainment), Tyler Civic Theatre / Tyler Civic Ballet, Canton 1st Monday Trade Days, East Texas Symphony, Texas Rose Festival, Sight-seeing

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  • Check In:: 3:00 PM
  • Check Out:: 11:00 AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Outside porch, deck, and/or balcony only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Outside only
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Younger children allowed only in the Carriage Houses.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required Small dogs allowed in the Carriage Houses. Pet fee applies
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Reservation guaranteed by credit card. Unsecured reservations cannot be guaranteed. Full payment not due until check-out.
  • Cancellations: Due to the small size of our inn, cancellations do affect us significantly. 
Therefore, we normally adhere to the following cancellation policy:
Deposits/Balances can only be refunded if
cancellation notice is received more than ten days from the
date of arrival (or 21 days on group reservations), unless we are able to rebook the room(s). A $20.00 process
fee may be charged for each and any cancellation.



Mike and Barbara Downs

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  • Time Served: 7:00-9:30 A.M.
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Special meal options

Restrictive , Vegetarian

Signature Dish

Very Berry Buckle
Treat yourself to dessert for breakfast with our scrumptious Very Berry Buckle, made with seasonal local berries! It's delicious by itself or topped with our homemade cinnamon sugar whipped cream!



611 West Woldert Street , Corner of Woldert & Vine Streets, Tyler, TX 75702 USA (Show map)

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