Bed and Breakfast on White Rock Creek

267 Ruby Dell Lane , Waco, TX 76705 USA (Show map)


Our bed & breakfast rest in a peaceful country setting graced by pecan, oak, and other native trees along the banks of White Rock Creek. Nestled in this small hidden valley is an opportunity to retreat, rest, and relax. Walk the many trails that flow through the tranquil wooded landscape, stop at the balcony which overlooks the rain-filled swimming hole, hide on a bench in the shadows of a hundred-year-old pecan tree, or just sit beside the fireplace with a good book.



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

Rustic Paradise & Welcoming Hearts

5 on September 19, 2016

My girlfriend and I had a chance to stay here for her birthday and this room was completely gorgeous. The ceilings were magnificent and hand crafted by two amazing people who are passionate about what they do. I love that they pray over each room, and for me, we felt the peace of God in our stay. We will definitely be back for another retreat.

Great place

4.6 on September 16, 2016

We had a very pleasant stay, great Hosts, really friendly. Breakfast was fun and pretty good. We will definitely be back. Good value.

Girls weekend away

4.6 on September 15, 2016

The 5 of us really enjoyed having the connected sweets for our getaway! Dana ad Retha gave great tips for shopping and dining. Our breakfast was placed in our room for the next morning and was delicious,

peaceful getaway

3.0 on September 12, 2016

Comfortable room, great breakfasts, and friendly, knowledgeable hosts. A perfect combination for a wonderful stay.

Garden Suite Stay

4.4 on September 08, 2016

Very nice setting and excellent service.

Absolutely Wonderful

5 on September 04, 2016

This is a charming B &B with details attended to. Retha and her husband are kind, warm, loving folks. The rooms were gorgeous. The atmosphere is rustic and quaint. Even the neighborhood feels cozy! This place was recommended by a local and really, you can not go wrong here. The breakfasts were delightful as is the common room. It is obvious that this is a calling for the owners and that they love what they do.

Wonderful Waco Visit

4.8 on August 30, 2016

Started out with a wonderful greeting in the evening from Retha upon our very late arrival. She helped us get settled in to our cabin, personally moving items from the car for us! Breakfast both mornings was wonderful and visiting with Dana and Retha, as well as the other guests, was a great way to start the day. Unfortunately we had to cut our stay short due to issues back home. Dana and Retha's concern and compassion was to me above and beyond what I would have expected, but it just reinforces the absolutely wonderful folks they are! We plan on coming back!

Beautiful neighborhood!

5 on August 23, 2016

We enjoyed our stay, loved the neighborhood! Food was great and so was the service :)

White Rock Creek B&B waco Texas

5 on August 22, 2016

Our room was great with very comfortable king size bed and love seat, refrigerator, and jet tub in the bathroom in addition to a shower. Very clean and well put together. The wooded setting is outstanding although we did not get a chance to fully enjoy it due to inclement weather. Location was also great - just a short scenic drive to the Homestead, Momouth National Monument and downtown Waco. We enjoyed fabulous breakfasts with other interesting guests and the very friendly and accommodating propriators

Excellent Bed & Breakfast

5 on August 22, 2016

We loved our stay at White Rock Creek and will definitely stay again some time. The room was beautiful, and breakfast was wonderful. We enjoyed the scenery by walking along the trails the next morning. Definitely recommend the stay.

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Rooms & Rates

Garden Suite

With its own private entrance. A big bay window at the head of the king size bed, spacious sitting area, elegant bath which includes a whirlpool tub, and a large shower, makes The Garden Suite a must for the romantic getaway.

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

Nightly Rate: $135 - $165

Savannah Suite

The Savannah Suite has a king size bed, small dining table, large couch, a small but full kitchen, and a second story view of a beautiful wooded landscape. It has a private bath with a tub and a separate shower. You gain entrance to the Savannah Suite up the winding staircase and across its private balcony. The kitchen has a large Refrigerator, an oven with stove top, and cabinets stocked with dishes making it ideal for a long-term stay or a unique weekend.

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

Nightly Rate: $145 - $175

Shenandoah Suite

Stepping within, you are surrounded by royal colors and rich furnishings including a king size bed with white wrought iron at head and foot. An beautiful love seat makes the sitting area comfortable. A vaulted ceiling is the crowning touch to this romantic room.

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

Nightly Rate: $145 - $175


You enter crossing over its own balcony. Enjoy your breakfast on the table in your room or have it on the deck. In the large bathroom you will find an antique cast-iron bathtub, a separate shower, pedestal sink, an armoire for your personals and the toilet of coarse, all setting on a natural wood floor.

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

Nightly Rate: $95 - $115

Kaelyn's Retreat

It has its own balcony atop an outside staircase. This room has a vaulted ceiling, queen size bed, refrigerator, microwave oven, and coffee maker w/coffee. Many have just loved this room.

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

Nightly Rate: $110 - $135

The Plantation Suite

The Plantation Suite is a spacious bedroom with a large bathroom. Everyone entering has been overwhelmed by its rich wood floors and intricate wood ceiling which are brought together with custom made trim. The texture and artistry of the walls were inspired by the luxurious bedding and furnishings. This romantic room was influenced by the traditional southern homes of the late 19th century.

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

Nightly Rate: $165 - $195

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Location Type



Dallas, TX (DFW-Dallas-Fort Worth) 100 miles

Directions to property:

Just 10 minutes from Baylor and Down Town Waco, Texas. From I-35 take exit 339. Go one mile west on Lake Shore Drive to FM933 (Gholson Rd.). Turn right and go 1.3 miles. You will see our sign on the right. Turn right on Ruby Dell Lane and go till you see our sign on the left.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, Nature area, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Rodeo, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Spa

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, CD player, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Library, Piano, Washer/dryer , private balcony's, antique tub

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Board games, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Desk, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Microwave, Private entrance, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, VCR, Videos

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseshoes, Mountain Bike trails, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts, Tennis racket rental, Video Arcade, Water sports

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  • Check In:: 3:00
  • Check Out:: 12:00
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Outside only
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited But please ask us to make special accommodations for them
  • Childcare Provided: Limited It is possible for us to arrange child care
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Yes

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Deposit amount required (50% or one night stay whichever is greater.)
  • Cancellations: Cancellations: 72 hours prior to 3:00 pm on the date of the reservation.



Dana & Retha Strickland

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  • Time Served: 8:30 to 10:30
  • Serving Location: Dining Room, Guest room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian Low Carb

Signature Dish

Retha's Quiche
Retha has a variety of Quiche recipes which can include meat or totally vegetarian.