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Bed and Breakfast on White Rock Creek

267 Ruby Dell Lane , Waco, TX 76705 USA (Show map)
33 Reviews
$115 - $195
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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
  • Service4.7
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.6
  • Dining4.5

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Great get out of the house

3.4 on November 11, 2014

It was super nice and inexpensive. Only things that could use improvement are picking up around the outside area. And making sure everything works properly. I had a few issues with the toilet handle and some batteries out in battery candles.

Private Unique B & B Stay

5 on July 21, 2014

Our stay was a much more private experience than your usual B & B. The very generous room we stayed in was in a separate building than our hosts. It felt very secluded as our room overlooked a wooded area. However, we had the option of joining our very nice host/hostess for breakfast each morning and they helped us learn about the area. Very good morning conversation. This B & B is worth seeking out if you are anywhere near the Waco, Texas area.

Great place!

4.6 on April 21, 2014

It was a really spectacular room, and the innkeepers were flexible with our schedule.

Great room!

4.6 on April 07, 2014

We had a great night. The room is beautiful and the innkeepers went to lengths to accommodate our special needs.

Love this place!

5 on October 02, 2013

We did not want to stay at the normal hotel, what a breath of fresh air this place is! We will be back!

A Gem in Waco, Texas

4.6 on August 31, 2013

Our one-night stopover on the way to Fredericksburg, TX turned out to be a real treat. The Veranda Suite was exceptionally well done. Dana & Retha were a delight. Retha's breakfast was outstanding (don't miss it). It was a slow weekend for them and Retha was so gracious and charming in giving us a tour of the other rooms and we enjoyed such a blessed conversation with Retha. We look forward to going back!

Bonus wildlife

3.0 on July 01, 2013

I was truly please to see a brown fox off the deck my first afternoon there. Didn't really spend much time at the room, mostly in town seeing what was new since last visit 25+ years ago. Enjoyed breakfast and would definitely recommend staying for a couple just looking to relax and enjoy each others company. Owners friendly and helpful.

Family Gathering

5 on June 23, 2013

Finding a good location for our large family of nearly 30 members is quite a challenge. This year we chose White Rock Creek and were very pleased. The rooms are beautiful, and it would be difficult to overstate how gracious and helpful the hosts are. Retha and Dana went out of their way to make our stay happy and comfortable, and even took family pictures for us. Their back porch was wonderful for morning coffee and visiting with each over. We really enjoyed the huge meadow in back of the main house for flying kites, tossing the football, games of Bocce ball, plus blowing bubbles and splashing in wading pools for our littlest members. If you are searching for a great location for your family reunion, don't miss the B&B on White Rock Creek!

Amazing Country Escape

5 on April 14, 2013

This place it so much better than any commercialized place I have ever been! The carpentry and details in the furniture and architecture these rooms is stellar. Luxury is an understatement for this place. Everything in this place is very nice not only in quality but comfort as well. Retha even set us up with a special decor and breakfast hand delivered to our room. For someone a picky as I am, I struggle to find a problem with this place. All I could ask for is bath sheets instead of standard towels. The bathroom in the is room is the biggest tub I have seen in any place I could find, and my wife loved the lighting. The bed is very comfortable and the sheets are super soft. Great food and very nice owners. A little expensive for one night but very much worth it even for a penny pincher like me.


5 on February 10, 2013

I located this B&B online, and decided to surprise my husband with a getaway for his birthday & valentines. I booked the plantation room based only on the pictures we know sometimes that's risky, but it was last minute. WOW!! Can I just say that this is the most beautiful and elegant place we have ever stayed. I was blown away with the detail and care that is so obviously put into this room. The hand crafted woodwork, the gorgeous decorations and the extra steps taken to make your stay unforgettable just shows that this isn't just someone's job; it's their passion it's their love. And I haven't gotten to the fabulous breakfast cooked by the owners themselves and served fresh in the great room. Thank you so much Dana & Retha for your gracious hospitality and an unforgettable weekend. May the Lords blessings continue to pour onto you both. Mark & Ellen Kracy 2/2013

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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

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.


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

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