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Old Schoolhouse Bed & Breakfast

401 N. Front Street , Fort Davis, TX 79734 USA (Show map)
83 Reviews
$93 - $145
per night

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Nestled at the foot of Sleeping Lion Mountain, this historic adobe home is a true lesson in West Texas Hospitality. The perfect mix of old-time tranquility and modern comfort, the Old Schoolhouse Bed & Breakfast is the ideal escape for any guest. Whether its business or pleasure that brings you to Fort Davis, let the Old Schoolhouse show you why you should stick around! Built in 1904, the spacious adobe building served as the schoolhouse for the children of Fort Davis until the 1930s. Over the century, the building has gone through several renovations, including the addition and removal of different wings. The most recent renovations have brought the historic structure up to date with completely modern electrical and plumbing systems. But the 22-inch-thick adobe walls, bead board paneling, and ceiling-high windows still convey the traditional beauty and soundness of the original construction. Fort Davis boasts a wide array of attractions and activities for visitors. Whether you're an amateur astronomer, a nature lover, a history buff, a shopper, a cyclist, or a bird lover - there's something here for you!



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  • Guest room4.8
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Dining4.8

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Attention to detail - Airy and pleasant.

4.8 on September 13, 2014

Relaxing and comfortable - A great place to come for the three days I had and get some quality work done. Special attention paid so that most guest needs are anticipated and taken care before they are even thought of. Thank you for a beautiful stay.

Quiet stay in the high desert

4.0 on September 12, 2014

Stayed at the Schoolhouse Inn for some R & R. The inn is near the edge of town, but within an easy walk to most restaurants, pubs, and shops. My room was clean, spacious, comfortable, and very quiet. The owners are friendly and very knowledgeable of the regional history, town happenings, and desert wildlife. Breakfast was on the back porch and was darn good. This is a nice place to call home for a few days and explore the surrounding area.

Love the Old Schoolhouse!

4.8 on June 24, 2014

Great food, kind people and spacious rooms. :) Will stay again in the near future.

Old Schoolhouse is a winner

4.8 on May 30, 2014

In April we enjoyed a stay at the Old Schoolhouse B&B. The web site pictures accurately convey how it is set in the middle of a large inviting yard dotted with pecan trees. The Kennedys were gracious and interesting hosts who made a point of talking with us each morning (which we really appreciated). Breakfasts were great and nicely varied. We stayed in the large, high-ceilinged Reading Room. It has a private entrance and elevated outdoor sitting area. The sitting area looks out at the gravel parking area (not a problem) and spacious yard. We had great weather and loved sitting outside at the end of the day with our binoculars and bird watching from comfortable chairs. We peeked into the other room when it was empty and it would have been very comfortable also. We went to a star party at the McDonald observatory, easily accessed by good highway, and highly recommend that experience in this dark sky area. The Fort Davis area itself is wild and scenic and well worth days of exploration.

Old School House B&B

3.8 on April 21, 2014

Be sure to visit the NPS Fort Davis National Historic Site when staying in Ft. Davis, TX, and the nearby McDonald Observatory.

Peaceful green oasis

5 on April 09, 2014

Wonderful restful B&B ! Great hosts and delicious breakfast!

Wonderful Stay

4.8 on February 03, 2014

We stayed at the Old Schoolhouse B&B in early January 2014. It was a great experience. It was super cold out, but the inn was cozy. The decor was very old Texas which made it feel very authentic. The new R&R suite we stayed in had a private bath and study area. It was a great value. The owners were very kind and made a great breakfast for us. If you are in the area stay here!

Innkeeper Response
Well, as the first guest in our newly formed R&R suite, we are glad to hear that it was a good experience. We feel this new configuration will allow people more room to spread out and relax. And the private bath should be helpful as well. Thanks for taking the time to post, and please come back.

Fort Davis - Great place to stay

5 on February 02, 2014

We recently spent three nights at the Old Schoolhouse B&B on a trip to Fort Davis. The location is very convenient to the McDonald Observatory, Marfa, and Alpine. It is quiet but still just a short walk into town for dinner or other shops. We stayed in the "Readin' Room" which is amply furnished with a king size bed, sofa, coffee table, extra blankets, stands for your luggage, separate bathroom, large shower, etc. It even has a separate entrance right out front to your car (there is ample, easy parking). We found the room and common area equipped with everything we needed. The place is nicely decorated and feels homey and casual. Carla and Steve are wonderful hosts who swapped stories with us during our leisurely breakfasts and shared their knowledge of the area. The hot breakfasts are very good (we had eggs and Belgian waffles on different mornings). Because it was chilly when we visited, we didn't spend much time outside, but there is a nice back porch that looks like it would be a great place to relax on a warm afternoon. We would definitely stay there again.

Welcoming and Warm B&B

5 on November 05, 2013

This was our first stay in a B&B and we look forward to a return trip. The hosts were warm and welcoming and our room and adjoining bath were charming and clean and very comfortable. The breakfast meal was delicious and nobody could finish all that great food! We met lovely and interesting guests. It was quiet and private and exceeded our expectations.


4.6 on October 14, 2013

My partner & I stayed here for a night. The room was very nice looking and had plenty of character. Which is why one stays at a B&B, right? Plenty of extra quilts for the cold night air, but I guess the house is insulated so well that the temperature indoors was perfect without any cooling or heating. The hosts were pleasant company over breakfast. (Which was served on the dot; that's really my only nit: some flexibility there would have suited my morning habits.) The B&B is at the edge of town with a gorgeous view of the mountains. The neighbourhood is pretty to walk in but unlit so do your walking during the day: it's pitch black at night. If we'd stayed for another night, we would have enjoyed sitting out in the large yard with the house.

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Location Type

Countryside, Mountains, Village


Midland, TX (MAF) 175 miles

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Historical interests, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, McDonald Observatory, Fort Davis National Historic Site, Davis Mountain State Park, Picnic area, Religious Services

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Other

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Copier, Library , Microwave in breakfast room room., Refridgerator in breakfast room., Coffee and tea in breakfast room.

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Board games, Ceiling fans, In-room internet, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Private entrance

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Mountain Bike trails, Shopping

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  • Check In:: 3-6 pm
  • Check Out:: 12 noon
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Well-behaved children over 3 years are always welcome.
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: We reserve the right to stipulate a two-night minimum on holidays
  • Deposit Amount Required: Usually 1 night's full rate. However, we reserve the right to charge full stay deposit on holidays and special events weekends.
  • Cancellations: Normally 7 days, but 21 days on holidays and special events weekends.



Steve and Carla Kennedy

Languages spoken

English, German

About the innkeepers

We are avid travelers ourselves and enjoy birding, hiking, archaeology, woodworking, music (sax and piano)and visiting with our well-traveled guests!

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  • Time Served: 8:00 a.m., or to suit guest
  • Serving Location: We eat on the deck in the summer, Breakfast Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , With advanced notice

Signature Dish

Baked Eggs
Individual egg served with layer of ham, cheeses, and cream. Repeat guests request this dish most often. See our web site for the recipe.


Details Diamond Collection

401 N. Front Street , Fort Davis, TX 79734 USA (Show map)

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