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Chaska House B&B / Hemingway's cottages

716 W Main St , Waxahachie, TX 75165-3240 USA (Show map)
31 Reviews
$165 - $235
per night

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Classic architecture, period antiques, old fashioned wrap-around verandas, and tree-shaded grounds. The Chaska House celebrates the romantic turn-of-the-century Revival style and attitude. Guests enjoy large bedrooms and suites with private baths, spacious common areas, facinating collections, and an elegant breakfst served in the formal dining room.



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  • Guest room4.8
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Dining4.7

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back in time!

5 on August 31, 2014

My wife and I had such a wonderful stay in the Margaret Mitchell room. It surpassed all of our expectations, from the old Alabama plantaion 4 poster canapy bed with its luxurious linens, to its antique furniture and furnishings, making us feel like we went back in time. Our gracious hosts, Louis and Linda, made us feel right at home, having homemade chocolate chip cookies and tea waiting for us on our arrival. The morning started with a silver pitcher of coffee and cups sitting outside our door and breakfast was so delicious served in a beautiful dining room while conversing with our hosts as well as another guest couple. Thank you so very much, Louis and Linda for making this our best anniversary ever!

Very Enjoyable Stay at Chaska House

5 on April 21, 2014

We took a 2-day trip to check out the bluebonnets around Ennis and Waxahatchi, Texas the Friday and Saturday before Easter Sunday. After checking the B&B listings on the web, we chose Chaska House in Waxahatchi as the place to stay. We certainly weren't disappointed; Louis and Linda Brown were just the nicest and friendliest couple, and as hosts they went out of their way to make our stay enjoyable. They suggested a great restaurant for dinner, provided fresh baked cookies in the evening and an outstanding breakfast the next morning. The house was just magnificent with turn-of-the-century furnishings and antiques everywhere. The bed was one of those high four posters, king size and the most comfortable you can imagine. The room had a firg, flat screen tv, wi-fi and just about every convenience you might find in a 5-star hotel, a giant shower and a soaking tub; just great. We plan to go back at the next opportunity.

Lovely week-end

4.4 on April 08, 2014

My sisters and I have been taking a spring trip together for the last 25 + years and we love B&Bs. The Chaska House is delightful and the Browns are the best hosts we have had the pleasure to stay with! By the time we left we felt like friends instead of guests. Thanks Louis and Linda for a wonderful stay.

Wonderful Weekend

4.8 on November 11, 2013

Each year I book a bed and breakfast for my mom's birthday weekend. Last weekend we stayed at Chaska House and enjoyed one of the best B & B experiences we've ever had. The property is amazing! Louis and Linda spare no expense to make your stay as pleasant as possible. One highlight was breakfast where both the meal and the conversation were wonderful. I would highly recommend Chaska to anyone looking for a B & B in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area.

Enjoyed the stay

5 on November 05, 2013

Can't believe how nicer these guys are. Went down for breakfast at 9 and everyone was still sitting around talking 2 hours later. It felt like we were leaving friends behind. Room was amazing and the restaurant catfish plantation, right around the corner was too good. Already recommended it to our friends and look forward to coming back. Thank you so much.

TCR Weekend

4.4 on November 02, 2013

Texas Country Reporter Festival 2013, Chaska B&B close to downtown (walking distance), clean, quaint, historical, great porches & big trees, clean rooms, great host, good breakfast & other guest conversation, would recommend to others and will return! Tuscan Slice - great place for dinner, go see the park, cemetery and the prettiest Court house in Texas!

Wonderful & will return!!

4.8 on October 29, 2013

We stayed in one of Hemingway's cottages and had breakfast at the Chaska House. It was perfect for our "girls get away", private but inclusive too! OMG, Louis & Linda are charming people too! Very personable, warm, inviting and make you feel like family! Ready to go back!

Great experience

4.8 on October 16, 2013

We have stayed in a fair number of B&Bs but the Chaska House is number 1 on our list. The Brown's are a most interesting couple and the accommodations were wonderful.


5 on September 29, 2013

This is the whole package: the house itself, the roomy rooms, the special attention, the great breakfast, and the friendly manner of Louis and Linda. They also seem to attract interesting guests. That meant we had fun conversation at breakfast. I left both physically and spiritually refreshed.


4.8 on May 21, 2013

My husband and I stayed here over Mother's Day weekend, both to celebrate that day as well as our anniversary. After browsing different properties, we chose Chaska House, and are we glad we did! We stayed in the Clemens-Twain room, which was enormous, with comfortable period furnishings, wood paneling, and a bed that was so tall we had to use footstools to get in it! The bed linens were some of the most luxurious I've slept on, and the bathroom was very well-appointed, with a frameless glass shower and a darling clawfoot tub. The house itself is breathtaking, with a charming wraparound porch and lovely gardens, and the innkeepers are so friendly and have great stories to tell. My husband and I met some wonderful people over the delicious breakfasts and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. We will definitely be back!

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Location Type

Municipal Airport w/FBO, Historic Tours, Countryside, Small town


Dallas, TX (DFW-Dallas-Fort Worth) 45 miles

Directions to property:

35 minutes (and 100 years) south of Dallas on I35E to Waxahachie exit 401B. See web site for details.

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Movie Theater, Museum, Bethlehem Revisited (Dec), Christmas Home Tour (Nov-Dec), Crape Myrtle Fest. (Jul), Gingerbread Trail (Jun), Scarborough Faire (May-Jun), Screams Halloween Theme Park (weekends in Oct.), Outlet Stores, Religious Services

Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Copier, Library, Piano, Telephone, Washer/dryer

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Board games, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Desk, Fax Machine, 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 riding trails, Bicycles, Golfing, Historic Driving/walking Tours, Shopping, Sight-seeing

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  • Check In:: 3:00 - 6:00 pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00 pm
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Limited to outside verandas and grounds.
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Age 9, Limited to Hemingway's Cottage.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Valid Credit Card No., Cash or Check in amount of one night's rate. Multi-room, multi-night stay requires 1/2 of total room charge.
  • Cancellations: Notice of cancellation must be received at least 5 days prior to the scheduled arrival date. Cancellations without minimum notice will be charged unless room(s) are rebooked.



Louis & Linda Brown

Languages spoken


Resident Pets


About the innkeepers

History, Old House Restoration, Historic Preservation, Reading, Fiction Writing, Story-telling, Horticulture, Aviation, Science & Engineering, Investing.

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Full Southern

  • Time Served: 9:00 am
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian

Signature Dish

Stuffed French Toast Strata


716 W Main St , Waxahachie, TX 75165-3240 USA (Show map)

Property highlights

Free $50 gift card!