Chaska House B&B / Hemingway's cottages

716 W Main St , Waxahachie, TX 75165-3240 USA (Show map)


Classic architecture, period antiques, old fashioned wrap-around verandas, and tree-shaded grounds. The Chaska House celebrates the romantic turn-of-the-century Revival style and attitude. Guests enjoy large bedrooms and suites with private baths, spacious common areas, facinating collections, and an elegant breakfst served in the formal dining room.



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

Great rooms and breakfast

5 on May 05, 2017

Had a delightful stay with friends. Our hosts were so accommodating and iendly. We would definitely stay here again!

Wedding Night Relaxation

5 on April 25, 2017

My husband and I stayed here on our wedding night, and it was perfect. Everything is so comfortable- the bed, the couch, every single chair. The decor is beautiful and unique. The Jacuzzi and the huge shower were just what we needed after the chaos of our wedding week. We sat on the front porch for a little while on our way out to watch the birds and hear their songs... it was so peaceful. It felt like we were a million miles away in a private garden- but we were really a short stroll from downtown. I cannot wait to return. This is now our dedicated getaway from the noise of Dallas.


5 on April 11, 2017

My Wife and I spent three nights and celebrated our 50th wedding anniversary. I can't say enough good things about our stay. Linda and Luis are number one. The house is beautiful well-kept and very clean. The breakfast was great. And really enjoyed the fellowship around the breakfast table with other guest and Linda and Luis. We plan a return trip in the near future

Fantastic Weekend Getaway

5 on November 15, 2016

What a beautiful home. The retreat room we stayed in was so relaxing, especially the tub for two. The breakfast was absolutely delicious, and the sweet homeowners are the best part of the visit!

First Timers here, and to Waxahachie!

5 on May 09, 2016

Hi, we just visited this amazing place this past weekend for the first time. We were made to feel so welcome, and the rooms were so well decorated with each having its own identity. I would recommend staying here as often as you can which we intend to do. Plus it's so close to everything!

Return visit to Chaska House!

4.0 on April 17, 2016

We had an unexpected change of plans and needed a place to stay for the night. My husband remembered Chaska House and we crossed our fingers on getting a room at the last minute. Louis was so accommodating and we were able to get The Clemens-Twain Room which was such a treat! The antiques are so amazing in that house! It was fastidiously clean with luxurious sheets and the huge breakfast the next morning made it perfect. We will come back again and again to stay with Linda and Louis and enjoy their true southern hospitality!

Great two days

5 on March 14, 2016

Outstanding accommodations and great food. Linda and Louis seemed like old friends in interactions with us. Their recommendations on evening meals and places to see were spot on. We will be back. Paula and Grant

Felt like "going home"...

5 on March 05, 2016

This was our 3rd visit to Chaska House so we've now had the pleasure of F.Scott Fitzgerald, Teddy Roosevelt and Mark Twain's hospitality. This trip, we also had the pleasure of traveling with our son & his lovely wife, who works in the hospitality industry herself so were pleased to find that she was equally impressed.

back in time!

5 on August 31, 2014

My wife and I had such a wonderful stay in the Margaret Mitchell room. It surpassed all of our expectations, from the old Alabama plantaion 4 poster canapy bed with its luxurious linens, to its antique furniture and furnishings, making us feel like we went back in time. Our gracious hosts, Louis and Linda, made us feel right at home, having homemade chocolate chip cookies and tea waiting for us on our arrival. The morning started with a silver pitcher of coffee and cups sitting outside our door and breakfast was so delicious served in a beautiful dining room while conversing with our hosts as well as another guest couple. Thank you so very much, Louis and Linda for making this our best anniversary ever!

Very Enjoyable Stay at Chaska House

5 on April 21, 2014

We took a 2-day trip to check out the bluebonnets around Ennis and Waxahatchi, Texas the Friday and Saturday before Easter Sunday. After checking the B&B listings on the web, we chose Chaska House in Waxahatchi as the place to stay. We certainly weren't disappointed; Louis and Linda Brown were just the nicest and friendliest couple, and as hosts they went out of their way to make our stay enjoyable. They suggested a great restaurant for dinner, provided fresh baked cookies in the evening and an outstanding breakfast the next morning. The house was just magnificent with turn-of-the-century furnishings and antiques everywhere. The bed was one of those high four posters, king size and the most comfortable you can imagine. The room had a firg, flat screen tv, wi-fi and just about every convenience you might find in a 5-star hotel, a giant shower and a soaking tub; just great. We plan to go back at the next opportunity.

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Location Type

Municipal Airport w/FBO, Historic Tours, Countryside, Small town


Dallas, TX (DFW-Dallas-Fort Worth) 45 miles

Directions to property:

35 minutes (and 100 years) south of Dallas on I35E to Waxahachie exit 401B. See web site for details.

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Movie Theater, Museum, Bethlehem Revisited (Dec), Christmas Home Tour (Nov-Dec), Crape Myrtle Fest. (Jul), Gingerbread Trail (Jun), Scarborough Faire (May-Jun), Screams Halloween Theme Park (weekends in Oct.), Outlet Stores, Religious Services

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Copier, Library, Piano, Telephone, Washer/dryer

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Board games, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Desk, Fax Machine, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Microwave, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, VCR, Videos, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Golfing, Historic Driving/walking Tours, Shopping, Sight-seeing

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  • Check In:: 3:00 - 6:00 pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00 pm
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Limited to outside verandas and grounds.
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Age 9, Limited to Hemingway's Cottage.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Valid Credit Card No., Cash or Check in amount of one night's rate. Multi-room, multi-night stay requires 1/2 of total room charge.
  • Cancellations: Notice of cancellation must be received at least 5 days prior to the scheduled arrival date. Cancellations without minimum notice will be charged unless room(s) are rebooked.
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Louis & Linda Brown

Languages spoken


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About the innkeepers

History, Old House Restoration, Historic Preservation, Reading, Fiction Writing, Story-telling, Horticulture, Aviation, Science & Engineering, Investing.

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Full Southern

  • Time Served: 9:00 am
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian

Signature Dish

Stuffed French Toast Strata

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