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
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.8

Friendly owners

5 on October 12, 2016

We stayed one night and had a wonderful experience. The owners are good people and seemed to really love being hosts.

Quick Kid Free Getaway.

5 on October 11, 2016

All I can say is WOW. Great weekend with great hosts in a great house. The home has a great and rich history that Don and Diana are all to happy to share. They tended to our every need and really made you feel at home the moment you walk in. Mornings are met with a wonderful breakfast, afternoons evenings are ushered in with wine and snacks and night is closed out with homemade cookies. Can recommend highly enough. Get a suite, you won't regret the extra spend. Many thanks - Brad and Traci Clark

Great B&B

5 on October 01, 2016

If in Granbury, this is an outstanding B&B with a dedicated owner team. The hospitality and accommodations are well above average.

Awesome experience!!

5 on September 22, 2016

Very first visit to TX from Midwest... We didn't know what to expect... but thanks to the host, we had a great time! The homemade breakfast was amazing! The room was very clean and super comfortable. The victorian home is well restored and beautifully decorated. We appriciated the fact that they use unscented detergent for bedding and towels since my wife is allergic to artificial scent. We will come back again!

Great kids free getaway

5 on September 06, 2016

This is our first time stay in Granbury and our first time away from our little ones. Iron Horse Inn surpassed our expectations. It's walking distance to the Square. It has great ambiance with wonderful conversations with the owners and other guests. I have a dairy free diet and the owners were able to accommodate for breakfast. It was delicious! Loved all the craftsmanship of the renovations of the house. Definitely a great romantic getaway for a kids free weekend.

Wonderful Place to Stay !!

5 on September 01, 2016

We took a last minute weekend trip to Grandbury Texas and found The Iron Horse Inn and OMG what a beautiful place to stay. Everything from the rooms to the owners Don and Diana was just out of this world. Its close enough you can walk to the square and shop and eat. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND this place to anyone who is traveling to Grandbury. Thanks you very much for a great weekend Johnny and Kim

Special stay built around attending concert at the Opera House.

4.2 on August 23, 2016

Room was outstanding, breakfast was excellent and the hospitality and friendliness demonstrated by Don and Diana was exemplary. Highly recommend this property for your next trip to Granbury.

Great Country Getaway!

5 on August 23, 2016

Great Location, Great Service, Beautiful Home, and so so Peaceful! Host were so nice and helpful! The home is beautifully restored and the rooms were decorated nicely with quaint and peaceful decor!!!

Iron Horse...Great House...Don and Diana Great Hosts!

5 on August 15, 2016

Loved our stay. Don and Diana are great hosts. Made us feel like family. Had long conversations several times hearing the story of this beautiful historic home. Don and Diana were very nice and accommodating. Filtered Water, Coffee, Tea and Snacks available around the clock. Quiet places to sit and read or play games. Great location. Loved it. Thanks Don and Diana. You were awesome.

Love this place!!

5 on July 20, 2016

Awesome place to stay!! We have stayed for two anniversaries in a row now and will continue to make it a tradition :)

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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


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 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

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

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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

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  • 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.



Don and Diana McBride

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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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  • 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!