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 Dining4.9

Well restored early 1900s home

4.8 on October 16, 2017

This well dressed and large bed and breakfast has pleasant owners who have created a little piece of calm. The home is on a large property, just off of the walking/biking trail, within walking distance of the town square. They have some rooms that are smaller and less expensive, and one large lower bedroom with it's own patio.

First B and B experience

5 on October 10, 2017

This was our 1st B and B experience. It was beyond expectations. Dan and Diana are wonderful.

Beautiful restored 1900s home, but with all the amenities you need

5 on October 03, 2017

Very reasonable prices, excellent breakfast, beautiful property on a path leading through two parks to the downtown square. Well restored 1900's home, with several on-property cottages as well. Designed to be adults only so there is no disturbing the peace.

You won't regret your stay!

5 on September 16, 2017

My husband and I had a great stay at the iron horse bed and breakfast! We have told so many of our friends what a relaxing time that we've had and cannot wait to get back to visit with Diane and Don. If you ever have the opportunity to go please don't hesitate you will not regret it!

Exactly what we were looking for.\

4.2 on September 06, 2017

The hosts were very friendly, breakfast was relaxed and tasted great. We would definitively stay here again. Highly recommended.

I can't wait to return!

5 on September 03, 2017

We had a great time in all areas. The service, food, and overall decor was great! We did not want for anything. As we left we felt like we were leaving friends in Don and Diana. They are a great couple. They were prompt with serving the meal and the special dessert-cheesecake, chocolate covered strawberries, and coffee.

Anniversary Getaway

5 on September 02, 2017

Diana and Don were wonderful hosts. Breakfast was delish. Homemade quiches, bread pudding, fresh fruit and to die for cinnamon rolls! Breakfast conversations with other guests and our hosts was delightful - lasted almost 3 hours! Our room was perfect - the bed was relaxing and the sheets were incredibly soft. It was our anniversary, they offered a beautiful romance package and they recommended some great places to eat and things to do to celebrate. I have a feeling we'll be back!

Quick One Night Stay

4.8 on August 29, 2017

Whatever your reason for visiting Granbury, make it an overnight stay and choose the Iron Horse Inn. What a wonderful experience. The owners are the best. The facility is outstanding. The location is convenient to Granbury's cute downtown area. And the breakfast beat our expectations by a long shot. You can't go wrong at the Iron Horse Inn.

Great Getaway

5 on August 02, 2017

The Iron Horse Inn is a great place to stay for a weekend getaway in DFW. Nice rooms, beautiful decor and furnishings, friendly and attentive inn keepers and a great breakfast. Grandbury offer plenty to do or the opportunity to to nothing. Interesting old courthouse and downtown square.

Wonderful stay!

5 on July 31, 2017

Don and Diana were the best! Breakfast was amazing and they were a joy to talk to. Will definitely be staying there again!

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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

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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: 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!

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