The Screen Door Inn is located in downtown Clifton, Texas. Six of the seven guest rooms are on the second floor of the historic Brooks Block (or Brooks Building). The building, purchased through two transactions by J.M. Brooks in 1895 and 1898 was completely destroyed in the fire of 1906 that leveled much of downtown Clifton. Immediately rebuilt after the fire, the second floor served multiple uses over the next five decades, including boarding house, hotel, apartments, doctor’s offices, beauty shop, radio service and more. Following complete renovation in 2011, the inn is the first business to occupy the upstairs floor in over 50 years. The corner room (now called “Bosque” room) was the office of dentist P.F. Gould both before and after the fire. The restored claw-foot tub in “Bosque” was found in the single bathroom once serving ten guest rooms. The wooden sign of Dr. O.M. Olson, who died in 1935, was found in the rafters during renovation. The Lobby and several guest rooms feature headboards, tables and benches crafted by local artisans from doors and wood salvaged during renovation. Breakfast will be served downstairs in Somethin’s Brewing. This is the sight of the old Corner Pharmacy, which served Clifton under many different names from the late 1800’s through the 1960’s. Many of its historic features have been retained including the soda fountain, Italian marble bar, bar stools and stained glass bar back.
Located at the top of the staircase, above the lobby, this large secluded room with a street view of downtown has a King bed and private shower. The simple elegance of the décor, combined with the bright, crisp colors will make you feel as if you are visiting a country garden. Other features: rocking chair, writing desk, chandelier. Weekdays - $119 Weekends - $129
This large corner room with five windows is located upstairs and features a variety of furniture and décor depicting Bosque County history. The reclaimed King bed headboard and refurbished claw-foot tub offer insight into the buildings history. Other features: writing desk with parsons chair, large reading chair, wardrobe and chest storage, occasional train whistle. Weekdays - $119 Weekends - $129
Overlooking the neon glow of the historic CLIFTEX Theatre, this large upstairs room has four street-view windows, a Queen bed and private shower. The red and black décor is reminiscent of bygone movie days and the big-screen TV with DVD library provides for your own movie experience. Other features: two large leather reading chairs, game table with two barstools. Weekdays - $119 Weekends - $129
This large upstairs room, located at the end of the hallway offers Texas country charm in deep, rich tones. In addition to the Queen bed, there is a built-in Twin, providing room for three guests. Other features: private shower, four street-view windows, leather rocker. Weekdays - $119 Weekends - $129 (Double occupancy)
This colorful tribute to Cliftons Norwegian culture is a smaller Queen room with private shower located at the end of the upstairs hallway. The hand-painted antique trunk inspired the unique interior door provided by local artist, Betty Graham. Interior windows offer ample light, while plantation shutters add privacy. Weekdays - $99 Weekends - $109
The simplicity of this double Twin room with claw-foot tub offers the feel of an earlier era. A smaller upstairs interior room with iron beds and patchwork quilts will take you back to the 1900 boarding house days. Interior windows provide ample light while plantation shutters offer added privacy. Weekdays - $99 Weekends - $109
Paying tribute to Cliftons designation as a Texas Cultural Arts District, this large downstairs Queen room reflects the studios of a variety of artists. The large bath offers accessibility features and the sleeper sofa provides added room for a third guest or caregiver. As the only ground floor room on the property, we request that the Studio be reserved for use by those guests unable to climb the stairs. Weekdays - $119 Weekends - $129
5 on February 18, 2013
We stayed in Jennie's Garden Room and it was wonderful! So clean and inviting. Coffee was available in room to start our morning, then a delicious breakfast downstairs. Clifton is a hidden treasure... the walk-in movie theater, RCW, museum, Mitchell's grille. Looking forward to my next over night stay!
5 on February 14, 2013
My husband & I joined 5 other couples including my sister & her husband for the celebration of the anniversary. We started at the Red Caboose Winery with the live band and then went to Mitchell's Grille and enjoyed a wonderful meal. Then we walked back to our Inn. We went upstairs to the game room and talked till 1 AM. The next morning we woke to the smell of breakfast being prepared. The room was awesome, we stayed in the Lone Star Room. You can tell much time was put into the efforts of this beautiful Inn, including the Keurig Coffeemaker, and of course the WIFI and the explanation of all the surrounding events taking place were very appreciated. I look forward to going back real soon. Thank you so much for your Hospitality. We had so much fun, and rested well in our Lone Star Room.
5 on August 10, 2012
Exceptional: rooms, hospitality by innkeeper, breakfast & overall service. A quaint B&B in a quaint town in central Texas.
4.4 on August 10, 2012
The Screen Door Inn is a perfect weekend getaway destination. We enjoyed staying in historic downtown and visiting great restaurants, shops, and the "small town" movie theater!
5 on May 17, 2012
This B&B was amazing! It was peaceful, quaint, historical, and best of all, we felt as if we were visiting friends! My husband and I have now stayed at the Screen Door Inn on two separate occasions and plan to stay again-hopefully soon! The breakfast downstairs in what was once the old pharmacy was delicious! We also LOVED the Cliftex Theatre right across the street! We had read that it was Texas' Oldest continuously running theatre-what a delight! How wonderful to have two Texas treasures right near each other! Thanks Screen Door Inn!
Dallas, TX (DFW-Dallas-Fort Worth)
Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Movie Theater, Museum, Bosque Valley Golf Course, Red Caboose Winery, Bosque Museum, CLIFTEX Theatre, Old Rock Church, Classic Chassis Car Museum, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, Rodeo, Winery, Bird watching, Fishing, Golfing, Hunting, Horny Toad Bar and Grill, Tin Building Theatre, Shopping, Swimming, Tennis courts
Bed and Breakfast
Telephone , Comphy Sheets, Keurig Coffee Pots, 2 Rooms with Claw-foot Tubs
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Board games, Coffee/Tea facilities, In-room internet, Desk, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi
Bird watching, Fishing, Golfing, Hunting, Horny Toad Bar and Grill, Tin Building Theatre, Shopping, Swimming, Tennis courts
Tonya Tunnell & Rena Blanton