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

What a great B&B.

5 on February 07, 2017

The grand old house is restored with modern touches, but remains old world cool. The owners are very nice folks and the 'breakfast celebration' is always a great time. Park your car and walk to the square. We will be back.

Peaceful and delightful

3.4 on January 31, 2017

I came to Iron Horse Inn for a night away from the hustle and bustle of the big city. Don and Diana are so very friendly and very accommodating. A rare gem.

Great Time at Iron Horse!

4.6 on January 09, 2017

We really enjoyed our stay with Don and Diana. Room was very comfortable and clean, breakfast was delicious and we spent about an hour and a half talking with Don, Diana and the other guests at breakfast. One problem: Wi-Fi service doesn't reach the rooms. You must be downstairs.


5 on January 04, 2017

We cannot wait to go again! From the luxurious bed linens to the delicious homemade breakfast, Don and Diana are over the top in true Texas hospitality. We stayed in the cottage where we had a large 7' claw foot tub and fireplace. Walk to the square through the nature trail! Sit and read on the front porch! Enjoy a sunset swing and glass of wine on a 400+ year old oak tree. This experience does not disappoint.

Perfect Anniversary Getaway!

5 on January 03, 2017

Don and Diana McBride were warm, friendly and very attentive to every detail of our stay. They made us feel right at home. It was the perfect Anniversary Getaway and we hope to come back soon!

Monday night stay

5 on November 26, 2016

My husband and I spent the Monday night before Thanksgiving at the Iron Horse B&B. Even though we were the only guests there and they had family visiting, we were treated like royalty. The hosts even sat and visited with us at breakfast and introduced us to their family! The food was delicious and our stay delightful. We would definitely recommend!

Always a great!

5 on October 31, 2016

It was our second time staying and it was as usual, amazing! It is a nice place to get away, very quiet, and cozy! Breakfast was amazing and the bed was so comfortablen we never wanted to leave! Will definitely stay a third time and even more!

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.

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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

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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.
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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!

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