Inn on the River

205 SW Barnard , Glen Rose, TX 76043 USA (Show map)


Relax under 200 year old oak trees--Adirondack chairs line the river banks and provide an escape from the city. Located 80 miles southwest of Dallas, 'The Inn' offers casual elegance, a peaceful environment and gourmet meals. Each of the 22 rooms has a private bath and is individually decorated with antiques, featherbeds and down comforters. The Inn's conference center offers a lodge atmosphere with a stone fireplace inside and out, open to a porch that overlooks the river.



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  • Guest room4.5
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.8

Romantic get away

4.8 on May 12, 2015

My husband and I stayed here last weekend and booked the couples romantic get away package. It was absolutely delicious food, nice accommodations, beautiful surroundings and very nice staff. Highly recommend.

Still great after 20 years...

4.6 on March 21, 2015

We have been to the Inn on the River 6 times over the past 20 years. We loved it as much this time as all the other times. We love to sit on the lawn behind the Inn and drink their Apricot Mango Iced tea. We bring our own wine for the evening, and the breakfast is always great. Excellent service! Be sure to read the guest book in every room (and leave your own observations) -- some of the entries are really funny (some tough ones too). We will go back again.

Peaceful Getaway!

5 on October 29, 2014

The Inn on the River is the most peaceful and relaxing place to go if you want to forget the hustle and bustle of the city. I have been bringing friends and family members there for several years now. It is nice to know there is a place that close to the metroplex where you can away and enjoy nature, get special treatment, excellent food and just relax by the river. I highly recommend it!

Amazing stay!!!

5 on September 30, 2014

We stayed one night and enjoyed dinner, breakfast and a couples massage. It was one of our best weekends ever! The location is so peaceful and everything was neat as a pin!! Already planning to return soon!

Peaceful Retreat

5 on May 12, 2014

My husband and I have been escaping to this establishment for almost 20-years. The facility and staff provide a peaceful, comfortable, and leisurely experience. Besides a wonderful breakfast, one is welcome to have an excellent meal in a quiet dining room overlooking stunning 300-year-old trees. Sitting on the shaded river bank watching nature is one of our favorite things to do while at the Inn. Thank you again for another exceptional visit.

Perfect setting for rest and relaxation!

5 on April 25, 2014

We enjoyed our stay at the Inn on the River and can't wait to return! The grounds were beautiful, with plenty of places to sit and enjoy! The pool was beautiful, and I can't wait to try it out! The restaurant was totally fabulous...and the homemade cookies every afternoon were a lovely bonus to go with my iced tea. The rooms were like stepping back in time, but the feather down mattress toppers were most comfortable. Again, we can't wait to go back! Get a message while you're was the best we've ever had!


4.2 on April 22, 2014

What a beautiful B&B! Comfortable rooms, fabulous property along a clear river where you could easily lose yourself in the rhythm and sounds of Mother Nature - all in a delightful town. We'll be back.

great B&B

5 on February 26, 2014

I have stayed at this B&B several times. It is so nice to see everything is still functioning exceptionally well. This visit was a last minute reservation and I was pleased to hear that space was available. I also had dinner reservations for that evening, with a follow up call on our choices for our meal. I even made a special diet request since my husband cannot have dessert. Dinner was prepared beautifully, and was perfectly savory in flavor. We brought our own wine which the Inn chilled for us. Service for dinner and breakfast was paced nicely and had a high attention to detail. After dinner we strolled downtown Glen Rose and ended up sitting along the Paluxy River, behind the Inn, gazing at the stars enjoying the night air. We rested quite well in our room, which was comfortable and Quiet. Everyone there was concerned if we needed anything at anytime... I HIGHLY recommend the Inn on the River for a quick respite getaway.

Wonderful Place to Stay

5 on February 18, 2014

Although an Inn rather than a B&B (a few more rooms), the amenities and atmosphere are far more than we expected. All of the staff were extremely friendly and helpful. The dinner and service were outstanding. The surrounding garden and grounds offer plenty of quiet time to relax outdoors. We will be returning!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you very much for your positive comments. We are so pleased that your enjoyed your stay at the Inn and look forward to having you back with us again soon.

- Shirley Reinke (innkeeper)

Lovely little get away

4.4 on January 03, 2014

Perfect service and friendly people. Loved it!

Innkeeper Response
We're so pleased that you had such a positive experience at Inn On The River. We do appreciate your comments and look forward to you joining us in the future.

- Shirley Reinke (innkeeper)

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Location Type

Small town


Dallas, TX (DFW-Dallas-Fort Worth) 80 miles

Directions to property:

Hwy 67 S from Dallas thru Cleburne. Located in Glen Rose 1 block from courthouse. Hwy 377 S from Ft. Worth thru Granbury.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Museum, Nature area, Fossil Rim Wildlife Center, Squaw Valley Golf Course - 36 holes, Dinosaur Valley State Park, The Brazos River, The Promise - a passon play, Somervell County Expo Center, River, Rodeo, Ruins, Zoo

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, CD player, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Library, Private entrance, TV, VCR , Gourmet food, atmosphere, conference center

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, Hairdryer, Radio, Telephone, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Horseshoes, Hunting, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Volleyball , bocci, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming

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  • Check In:: 4:00 pm
  • Check Out:: Noon
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No Smoking allowed on grounds
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: No Children 16 and older allowed
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Yes

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: On holiday weekends - 2 night minimum
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Diners club, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: CC # or 50%
  • Cancellations: Rooms and dinner reservations must be canceled one week in advance to avoid a $25 service charge. All reservations canceled within 48 hours will be charged 50%. No shows charged full rate.
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Michael & Lorraine Linnabery

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  • Time Served: 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining room, Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian All Upon Advanc

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