Coppersmith Inn Bed and Breakfast

1914 Avenue M , Galveston, TX 77550 USA (Show map)


In its third century on Galveston Island, an historic seaport of the 1800's. This charming 1887 Queen Anne Victorian with gingerbread trim, double verandah, and turret tower, surrounds every guest with warmth and friendliness. Spectacular winding staircase of teak, walnut, and curly pine, highlighted by stained glass windows and cobalt blue transoms. Heirloom antiques and accessories are displayed throughout the house in a warm and inviting atmosphere. With five bedrooms, three in the main house and two outbuildings, all with private baths. A full and hardy country breakfast is served family style in the antique dining room. The home, designed by Alfred Mueller, a renowned architect from Germany, was designed for Howard Carnes the cashier of the Morgan's Louisiana and Texas Railroad and Steamship Company. The second owner, Paul Shean was a coppersmith from Ireland, hence the name Coppersmith Inn Bed & Breakfast



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  • Guest room4.6
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.6
  • Onsite Dining4.7

Charming Inn

5 on August 14, 2017

My friend and I booked one night here as a pre-cruise stay. I wish we had come an extra night earlier. The Inn has so much charm and the owner was so great. She accommodated our request for a vegan breakfast without any hesitation, and it was absolutely delicious. It was so enjoyable!!

Great Weekend Stay!

4.6 on August 03, 2017

My husband and I spent a long weekend here and had a great time. We would definitely go again and highly recommend people give it a try!

Great place to stay!

5 on August 02, 2017

Wonderful place to stay. Everyone was friendly and the breakfast was awesome. The proximity to the beach is great.

We wish we didn't have to leave!

5 on July 13, 2017

Our carriage house room was terrific. Ellen's service and communication was excellent. We loved our meals. And thanks for the generous tech support! We think that Coppersmith epitomizes hospitality. Neal and Joyce S. - Houston

A Most Memorable Time

5 on May 29, 2017

What a beautiful and fascinating home. The hosts made me feel right at home. The breakfasts were beautiful. Comfortable. Beautiful. Relaxing. Simply one of my favorites. Highly recommend this B&B. And WILL come back.

Great place

5 on May 05, 2017

Wonderful place to stay!!! The Carriage House room was outstanding. Breakfast want my style, but was very good. Kelly was a superb hostess. We will definitely stay here again!!!

Great Place to relax

5 on April 24, 2017

Coppersmith Inn exceeded our expectations. Our room was the carriage house, and we wish we could do our home bedroom that way!!! Breakfast was wonderful and you can tell a lot of thought was put into the meal. The caretaker, Kelly, was wonderful and saw to it that our stay was memorable. We will definitely stay here again!!!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your kind words. I am so glad you enjoyed your time at the inn. I am sorry I didn't get an opportunity to meet you but it is always good to hear that Kellye took such good care of you. We hope you will will think of us the next time you travel to the island.

- Ellen Whaley (innkeeper/Owner)

Romantic getaway

5 on March 31, 2017

My husband and I had a wonderful stay in the Victoria room for our romantic getaway. The bed is starting to show some wear in the support, but we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Thank you for a memorable getaway in Galveston!

Perfect for Valentine's Day getaway

5 on February 18, 2017

We stayed here Valentine's Day and the day after. It was perfectly located to both explore downtown Galveston and go the beach. The hostess was helpful, kind and friendly, and also made a delicious breakfast. I will be staying here again.

Surprise weekend getaway

4.0 on December 28, 2016

This was a surprise trip arranged by my husband to celebrate our anniversary. Our hosts were very friendly, easy to talk and visit with and cooked up two excellent breakfasts during our stay. We stayed a weekend during December and the house was beautifully decorated for Christmas. The house itself is amazing, all the details in craftsmanship and our hoses had the place decorated to reflect the time period it was built in, so cozy and welcoming. The dining table was set beautifully. We stayed in the Victoria Room at the front of the house and had use of the upper porch all to ourselves. Enjoyed sitting out there drinking my hot tea and hearing the waves in the distance. The weather was wet and rainy during our stay, but we found plenty of activities to keep us busy. Overall was a very relaxing and enjoyable trip. Would definitely recommend and would stay here again.

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Rooms & Rates

Carriage House

A spacious L-shaped suite, A private staircase entrance from the garden deck. A Jacuzzi for two, vaulted timbered ceiling, king-size bed, in-room TV, DVD and CD player. Private Bathroom. Sitting area with a coffee maker and small refrigerator, a sofa that makes into a queen size bed and two chairs for guests. The Jacuzzi is located in the corner of the "L". This room is family and pet friendly. (Please call for approval for pets)

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Queen

Clara''s Cottage

The room has a king-size bed as well as an intriguing loft sleeping area which is tucked away in the 14-foot ceilings. The cottage is the original summer kitchen of the house and has a private entrance and a welcoming porch. The sitting room suite has wicker chairs, a boat table and a vintage kitchen cabinet which is stocked with a refrigerator, coffee maker and lots of family games. The suite has a large private bath with a claw foot tub, shower and pedestal sink. The cottage has access to the secluded wine patio!

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Double

Victoria''s Room

Room offers a private balcony, gas fireplace with a mirror decorated mantel piece and claw foot tub, shower ,and period antiques. The nickel-plated queen-size bed is dressed with a welcoming feather bed and luxurious linens. The private balcony is accessed through a walk through window!

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

Jasmine''s Garden Room

A large room preferred by the men and loved by the ladies, with Baroque Plum walls accented with gold ceiling trim. Large bay windows, beautiful burl and wood grain faux finishing, covered in lace curtains overlooking the side garden. King-size iron bed with a fluffy down topper, comfortable antique couch, antique armoire with beveled mirrors. Private bath with gold accessories and shower stall!

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

Heather's Rose

A gentle and elegant room with heirloom antiques from the 1870's, Rose garlands stenciled around the room. East Lake high-back queen-size bed so comfortable people find it hard to get up. Art Nouveau armoire, large bay windows. Private bath with silver accessories and large shower stall!

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

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Location Type

Bird Sanctuary, Historic Dowtown, Beach, Island, Oceanview, Tropical


Houston, TX (HOU-Hobby) 40 miles

Directions to property:

I-45 becomes Broadway. Go to intersection of 19th St and Broadway. Turn right (south) 3 streets, to Ave M. turn right go 3 houses on right

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Annual Historic Home Tour, Dickens on the Strand, Schlitterbaun Water Park, Mardi Gras, Johnson Space Center, Moody Gardens, IMAX, Aquarium, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Private Home Bed and Breakfast, Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Board games, Computer, Copier, Fax Machine, Telephone, Wedding Facilities , Garden Sitting Area, Beach towels, mats, ice chest, Free parking for Cruise Customers, Picnic Tables with Umbrella, Complimentary snacks,soft drinks,coffee& water

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Microwave, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, VCR, Videos, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycles, Billiards, Bird watching, Boating, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Beautiful Public Beaches, Moody Gardens, Air Museum, Opera house, Outdoor musicals, Cruise Ships, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts, Water sports

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  • Check In:: 2 - 5 pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Outside
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Outside only
  • Suitable For Children: Yes Children in Cottage & Carriage House
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Weekends, Holidays, Special Event Weekends,
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: One night deposit required for one to two night reservations. Three night and longer stays require deposit of 1/2 of total stay.
  • Cancellations: One night stays are non refunable. Two weeks prior to rental date for two or more night stays. One month prior for holidays, special events or multiple rooms rented.
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Ellen Whaley

Languages spoken


Resident Pets

Dogs , Boston Terriers

About the innkeepers

Gardening, fishing, golf, beach excursions,travel,wine tasting,dancing

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Full Country

  • Time Served: 9:00am
  • Serving Location: room for honeymooners, Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian

Signature Dish

Coppersmith Stuffed French Toast
Texas size french slices gently dipped into a delicious batter which is browned to golden perfection and sprinkled with powdered sugar. Served with a choice of syrups, jams and jellies.

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