Iron Horse Inn

616 Thorp Spring Rd. , Granbury, TX 76048 USA (Show map)

About

Granbury's most historic mansion offers guests the opportunity to revel in the wealth of yesteryear while enjoying 21st century amenities such as HDTV, WiFi and luxury baths . The Inn offers two suites and four guest rooms in the main house and a Garden Cottage behind the main house all with beautifully appointed private baths and luxury furnishings. A gourmet breakfast is served each morning in the large dining room of the main house. Guests can choose to stroll the beautiful, lighted trail the 2 blocks to the historic Granbury town square or relax in their rooms, visit with other guests in the front parlor, browse through the many books in the library, watch the sun rise or set on the front or back porch, enjoy the various relaxation areas on the grounds, or just sit under the 400 year old live oak and listen to nature. Please call us at 817-993-9847 if you do not see availability for a specific date you need.

Reviews

Overall
4.8

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  • Guest room4.9
  • Service5.0
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.9

Beautiful B&B in the heart of Granbury!

5 on June 21, 2016

We stayed for a night at this B&B in June of 2016. The place was beautiful, the hosts were so friendly, and you can't beat the world famous cinnamon roles! I have stayed at quite a few B&Bs and have never had as wonderful an experience. I highly recommend!


Great stay!

4.6 on June 17, 2016

Beautiful old house that has been restored by the current owners, who maintain it beautifully and cook a delicious breakfast.


LOVELY!

4.8 on June 15, 2016

My husband and I celebrated our first year anniversary in Granbury and we stayed at the Iron Horse for one night. The house is absolutely beautiful! Ornate and meaningful craftsmanship throughout and lots of cool antiques and great hosts! We arrived to a bottle of cava and cake in our Josephine suite- yay! Pictures don't do any of the rooms justice--we took a peek around before everyone was checked in and they're all so pretty. I didn't hear any of the other couples staying there other than in the morning briefly. We loved the sheets and the bed was very comfy. There is a nice breakfast in the morning-- fresh fruits, granola, and yogurt + sausage quiche + hash browns + Cinnamon rolls! I don't know if we will ever come back to Granbury for a night, but if we do I will DEFINITELY stay here again.


It was like home to us.

4.4 on June 10, 2016

It was our first experience at a B&B and it did not disappoint.


Perfect weekend!

5 on June 03, 2016

The Iron Horse was the perfect getaway for our long anniversary weekend. The rooms were delightful, the staff so gracious and the breakfasts were wonderful. If/when we get back to Granbury this would be our only choice for an overnight stay. I would recommend it to anyone!


Relaxing weekend

4.6 on June 02, 2016

We highly recommend the Iron Horse Inn. The Josephine suite is not only beautiful but also very comfortable. Breakfast was quite good, and we enjoyed the conversation around the table. The walking trails near the inn provide easy access to the historic town square and also pretty walks by the water.


Perfect vacation B&B!

5 on May 30, 2016

Perfect--What else can you say!


First time

4.8 on May 07, 2016

We were not sure what to expect. Hotels have always been the venue of choice, but staying at our first B & B was a leap of faith. We sure are happy it was at the Iron Horse. Don and Diana Get it. They own the B & B, and have years of experience you get the minute you walk through the door. We arrived not knowing what to expect and feel like we spent a weekend with friends. The history of the house is amazing and they share it with you in a way that makes you want to stay and learn more. The attention to detail is amazing and only highlights the years of history that still lives in the house. We stayed in the guest house and had the joy of Bathing / showering in a 7 foot cast iron Tub. You just do not see things like this often in a lifetime. If you find yourself in Granbury TX, do yourself a favor and spend a night or two at the Iron Horse Inn... You will not be sorry


Very Nice!

4.6 on April 23, 2016

Very nice weekend. Inn keepers very accommodating and breakfast was excellent both mornings. If we return to Granbury we would definitely stay here again!


Highly recommended

4.6 on April 10, 2016

We stayed in one of the suites and found it to be fabulous for a long weekend away. Meals and company of the host couple were outstanding.


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Rooms & Rates

Josephine's Suite

Josephine's Suite is named for the youngest Cogdell daughter and mother of Philippa. This two-room suite is over-the-top with luxury. The massive king bed is adorned with Vera Wang linens and beautiful draperies divide the bedroom from the sitting room solarium. The solarium is walled with 15 windows and sits in the tops of the oak and pecan trees. Guests can relax on the beautiful sofas and watch TV, read a book or just enjoy nature.

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

Philippa's Balcony

Philippa's Balcony is named for Philippa Schuyler, Harlem's biracial child prodigy and the Cogdell granddaughter who was never known to her grandparents. The large luxury room is located at the front of the house with a balcony over the front porch. A beautifully appointed king bed, and a sofa and chair adorn the room.

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

Chisholm Trail Room

The McBride's previously owned a bed and breakfast in Abilene, Kansas--the end of the Chisholm Trail. The Iron Horse Inn is located near the beginning of the Chisholm Trail. Relax in this luxury king-size room with an extra large bath.

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

Bluebonnet

Tucked away in the eaves is the cozy Bluebonnet Room. A queen-size iron bed, make-up vanity, writing desk, TV and a lounge chair to relax in make this the perfect hide-away for 1 or 2 guests.

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

Sunflower Room

The McBrides bring their Kansas roots to this bright room. The king-size bed offers a view of the back yard and the biggest 400-year-old live oak on the property.

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

Cogdell Suite

Daniel C. Cogdell commissioned this exquisite Arts and Crafts home built when the original 22-room, three-story Victorian burned to the ground in 1905. The Cogdell Suite is located on the first floor of the house and is a huge master suite with a sitting room solarium of 15 windows.

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

Garden Cottage

Situated behind the main house, the Garden Cottage offers that private, romantic setting, but still gives guests the opportunity to join other guests in the main house for afternoon snacks and breakfast. Garden Cottage guests can enjoy the fireplace from the comfort of the king-size bed, sofa, or the 7 foot original claw foot tub. Guests can choose to have breakfast in the main house, in the cottage, or on the cottage patio.

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

Nightly Rate: $195 - $225

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Location

Location Type

Small town

Airport

Dallas, TX (DFW-Dallas-Fort Worth) 67 miles

Directions to property:

Granbury, TX is located 30 miles southwest of Ft. Worth, TX on Hiway 377.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Movie Theater, Museum, Nature area, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, DVD Player, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Library, Telephone, Videos, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities , Blow dryers, In-room makeup vanities, Lighted makeup mirrors, WIFI, Luxury linens, Gourmet breakfast

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Bath robes, Board games, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Desk, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Water sports

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Policies

  • Check In:: 4 - 7 p.m.
  • Check Out:: Noon
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: No Exceptions for children made upon booking the entire house.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Reservations require a deposit of one night's stay or 50% of the room charges for multiple night stays
  • Cancellations: All reservations must be secured with a major credit card. To receive a 100% refund, less a $25 cancellation fee, cancellation must be at least 10 days prior to arrival; *Cancellations 10 - 8 days prior to arrival will receive a 50% refunds; *Cancellations within 2 days prior to arrival will receive no refund.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Don and Diana McBride

Languages spoken

English

Resident Pets

About the innkeepers

Historic preservation and entertaining guests are the avocations of experienced Innkeepers Don and Diana McBride who formerly owned Victorian Reflections B&B in Abilene, KS for almost 20 years.

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Meals

Breakfast

Full

  • Time Served: 7 to 9 a.m.
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian


Signature Dish

Mom's Cinnamon Rolls
The fluffiest, most delicious cinnamon rolls ever!