Iron Horse Inn

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


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.



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

We Loved It!!

4.8 on May 22, 2018

Our stay at the Iron Horse Inn exceeded our expectations! I have stayed in a number of B and B's -- this one is a true cut above. The hosts, Diana and Don, were great! They took time to meet and visit with all of their guests. Our breakfast was delicious! Hope to go back! We had such a nice experience.

Holiday weekend

5 on April 17, 2018

We loved our stay at Iron Horse Inn! Our room was spacious and very tastefully updated. In the afternoon, cookies, coffee, and bottled water were available, so we took them out to the front porch to enjoy the view. Later, our host Don suggested a walking trail which led into town, as well as local dining suggestions. The train tracks are nearby, and I did hear one come through one night. However, my husband slept right through and didn't hear it. Breakfasts were one of the best we've had at a B&B! Overall, we had a wonderful time, and will definitely be back again!

Wonder Host

5 on April 17, 2018

Wonderful Hospitality, beautiful property and please take host. Great walking path to Main Street. Delicious breakfast!! Host sat down with us at breakfast and it was a unique experience! Going back for sure!!

Absolutely marvelous!! Paul C.

5 on April 15, 2018

Don’t miss this one. Don and Diana are the ultimate host and hostess. Beautifully restored and appointed B & B.

Iron Horse Inn Review

5 on April 08, 2018

Relaxing stay at the Iron Horse Inn. Great location close to downtown. Enjoyed visiting with the owners.

Relaxing visit

4.0 on April 03, 2018

We had a very enjoyable stay at the Iron Horse Inn. The hosts are extremely friendly and breakfasts were delicious. The Inn is an easy walk to the town square through the local parks. The trains going by are rather loud if you have the windows open, but not very noticeable if your windows are closed.

Great gem!

4.8 on March 20, 2018

We loved our visit to this great home in Granbury. The hosts were very nice and even offered us an upgrade. The home was beautiful, bed very comfortable, games and books to use, and great location. We highly recommend Iron Horse Inn! We will return!

Absolutely wonderful

5 on March 08, 2018

We loved our peaceful stay here. The location was perfect. The hosts made us feel at home. The breakfast was truly delicious. We couldn’t have chosen a more perfect place to stay. We hope to return yearly!

Wonderful place to stay!

5 on March 06, 2018

My sister and I really enjoyed our weekend getaway at this historical home. The innkeepers were incredibly hospitable and the breakfast was perfect! We look forward to our return visits!

Amazing Experience

5 on February 23, 2018

Beautiful B & B! If you enjoy traveling into the past (with modern conveniences) this is the place for you. The historic home is loved and immaculately cared for with attention to every detail. Diana & Don are so friendly and true masters of hospitality. After just a few minutes we felt like we had been welcomed into the home of old friends. We will definitely be returning for another stay and highly recommend Iron Horse Inn.

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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

Nightly Rate: $195 - $225

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

Nightly Rate: $155 - $185

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

Nightly Rate: $155 - $185


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

Nightly Rate: $145 - $145

Sunflower Room

The McBride's 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

Nightly Rate: $155 - $185

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

Nightly Rate: $195 - $225

Garden Cottage

Nestled behind the main historic house, is the Garden Cottage, which is the perfect setting for a Honeymoon or secluded Romantic Get-Away. A large open floor-plan with a fireplace and sitting area, king bed and the original seven foot long claw-foot tub from the main house make this the perfect relaxation space. Guests can join others in the main house for breakfast, or have it delivered to the cottage.

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

Nightly Rate: $195 - $225

Check Dates


Location Type

Small town


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

Check Dates


  • Check In:: flexible
  • Check Out:: 12:00
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No Granbury has a no smoking ordinance.
  • 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



Don and Diana McBride

Languages spoken


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.

Check Dates




  • Time Served: 9 a.m.
  • Serving Location: Dining Room, Guest room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian

Signature Dish

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