The Carriage House Bed and Breakfast

401 N. Polk St , Jefferson, TX 75657 USA (Show map)
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The only Jefferson, Texas bed and breakfast located in downtown, the Carriage House offers attentive service, while bringing you the amenities of the finest hotels, plus we offer pet-friendly accommodations for those traveling with their four-legged friends! We are also handicapped accessible with a wide ramp into the main house. Whether you are coming for a family getaway or a romantic retreat, our seven cozy rooms and gourmet breakfast will make this a vacation worth remembering. The historically themed rooms, each with private baths, are dressed in restored antique furnishings with handmade quilts on the beds. We also started managing another property with Four more rooms, two stand alone cottages and two bedrooms inside the circa 1850’s house we call the “Sam Houston” house. So we now have eleven rooms available for booking. Enjoy your morning coffee while sitting in a rocking chair on the wrap-around front porch or watch the birds and butterflies play while relaxing in the garden courtyard. A multi-course gourmet breakfast is served each morning at 9 am in the main Dining Room. Some house specialties are Italian Frittatas, Caprese eggs, Croissant eggs Benedict, Smoked Gouda and Bacon Grits, or how about Bananas Fosters French Toast. We have conference rates as well. After breakfast, you will have all the energy needed to explore the Historic Riverfront District of Jefferson located just two blocks from shops and restaurants, so there is no need to drive



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  • Guest room4.8
  • Service5.0
  • Value4.9
  • Cleanliness5.0
  • Onsite Dining5.0


4.6 on September 30, 2017

One of the best B and B experiences we have had. Awesome breakfasts. Friendly hosts and staff. Will come back. Jefferson is a wonderful town to experience and learn about Texas history, a little antique shopping and relaxing

Great B&B in a great location!

5 on September 28, 2017

We spent one night here so that we could attend our son's Parent Weekend at a local college. The room, facilities, location and breakfast were perfect! The atmosphere is very comfortable and relaxing and did feel like home. Proximity (walking distance) to downtown historical Jefferson was also a plus. The breakfast was one of the best that I have had is some time. I highly recommend this B&B... we will definitely be back. Thanks!

Weekend with the wife

4.8 on September 20, 2017

This was our first time in Jefferson and at The Carriage House but it won't be are part to either. The Carriage House has a great location within easy walking distance to downtown and a quiet place to relax after a day of skiing or night of music. The staff and owners were incredible! They took care of every need and made it feel like our home as well. And the food was amazing!! As I said, my wife and I will be back to The Carriage House soon.

First stay in Jefferson, TX

5 on August 26, 2017

We were greeted with smiles and warm hearts! And who could not fall in love with Birdie! The Carriage House was beautiful and the food was to die for thanks to Jessi and team! Amazing!! We will return. There was nothing not to love..

Anniversary trip July 8th

5 on July 12, 2017

We stayed at Carriage House in the Diamond Bessie room for our 28th anniversary. The room was beautiful and the service and food was outstanding ! We will certainly be back.

Absolutely love this B&B!

5 on June 24, 2017

My husband and I have stayed at The Carriage House B & B two times now. We love the location b/c you can walk right into downtown from the inn. The rooms are beautifully decorated, the wrap around porch is wonderful for sitting and watching people go by. The breakfasts prepared by Jesse are beyond exceptional. Her staff is excellent. Most of all we love the fact that Jesse remembers you and cares about making your stay the best possible. My husband and I plan to go back in the fall for another visit to The Carriage House Bed and Breakfast. We love it!

The Best in US

4.0 on June 14, 2017

I love this place. I was in travel for a lot of years, and stayed at a lot of different wonderful places, this one is right there at the very top. So peaceful, quiet, Jessie is a best friend to all guest, you miss her when you leave. Totally gourmet breakfast,, best food I've had in a long time There is a wonderful fire at night, make s'mores, chat. fire in the morning for coffee . this is a must stay place

We truly enjoyed our stay!

5 on May 12, 2017

Carriage House Bed and Breakfast was a welcome oasis of tranquility for my husband and I. Our room was oh so comfortable, the smoors by the firepit was very relaxing and the breakfast was to die for! Jessi, our hostess, was one of the most charming and sweet ladies that I have had the pleasure of befriending and I KNOW we will make it a point to return to Carriage House on a regular basis!

Great stay

5 on May 06, 2017

This is a very nice inn. Jesse works her wonders adjusting food to your dietary needs. Quite good. I heartily recommend this B and B.

First Time B & B

5 on April 28, 2017

Wonderful facility and exceptional service and attention from the owner and staff

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Rooms & Rates

05 Diamond Bessie Room

This sumptious room features a large King Size bed, private bath. Decorated with luxurious scarlet and gold colors, your stay will be both opulent and comfortable. You will agree that this room is fit for a king.

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

06 Allen Urquhart Room

This Allen Urquhart Room has a cozy earthy feel to it. With a hand made quilt on it's Queen bed, you are sure to get a good night's sleep. The large bathroom features a walk in shower and a beautiful claw foot tub for a lttle pampering on your get-away.

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

01 Rosa Bland Room

This romantic room located in the main house features a comfortable Queen Size bed and a private bath with seperate shower. This charming room is decorated wtih antique furnishings to make you feel like you have stepped back in time.

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

02 Capt. William Perry

This beautiful and romantic room features an antique Queen Size bed with matching furnishings. The Capt. William Perry Room is located in the main house and features a private bath with a seperate shower. This lovely room is perfect for romantic get-away.

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

03 Ladybird Cottage

Our former First Lady was known for her love of flowers and nature and this room celebrates both of these passions. This lovely room features a Queen size bed in a garden motif room. This room boast a full size bathroom so that your stay is both comfortable and charming

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

07 Ruth Lester Room

This charming room features two full size beds perfect for a group traveling together. If you need to unwind, this room's private bath boast a luxurious claw foot tub perfect for a relaxing bubble bath.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Double

04 Jay Gould Room

The Jay Gould Room is our most private room. This western themed room has a large walk in closet and a full bath to make your stay comfortable and relaxing. The Queen Size bed features a lovely hand made quilt to add to the coziness of this large room.

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

10 Daniel Alley room -Please Call to Book

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

09 Col. Richard Waterhouse room Please call to book

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

11Caddo Room-Call to book

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 Queen

08 Red River Room- Please call to book

08 Red River Room

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Double

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Location Type

Countryside, Downtown, Small town, Wine country


173 miles

Directions to property:

Get on I-20 heading east from Dallas. As you come into Marshall you will see an exit 617 (Carthage/ Marshall exit)US HWY 59. Take this exit and go north (left) on US HWY 59 (East End Blvd). Take US-59 for approximately 19 miles and make a right at E Broadway St/TX-49. Make a slight right when you come to FM-134/N Polk St. The Carriage House is the white wood frame house on the right at the corner of Polk and Orleans.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Casino, Concert venue, Eco-tourism, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Night life, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Tours, Vineyard, Winery

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On-site amenities

Amenities Basket, Board games, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, Electric vehicle charging, Library, Outdoor grilling, Parking, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities, Wired internet, Workout facility , 24/7 access to the dining and parlor area which offers a large Keurig coffee maker with a variety of decaf and flavored coffees, teas and cocoas. An Ice machine and a microwave are also available for the guests use along with an outside refrigerator supplied with water, sodas, and various complimentary libations.

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Kitchenette, Microwave, Private entrance, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wheelchair access, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bird watching, Carriage Rides, Ghost Tours, Photography, Antiquing, Historical Museums, Year Round Special Events, Sight-seeing

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  • Check In:: 3:00
  • Check Out:: 11:00
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Please call if you have children under 8 years old.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Yes Nonrefundable $25 one night fee/$50 two night fee
  • Disabled Access Yes

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Cancellations: We require 5-day cancellation notice on all regular reservations and a 14-day advance notice for special event dates. Any cancellation received outside of this time period will be charged a $50 cancellation fee charged to the credit card holding the room. If we are unable to rebook the room, the reservation cost will also be applied to the credit card holding the reservation. Group reservations (3 or more rooms) require a 30-day advance cancellation to avoid the 50.00 charge and any of the rooms we are not able to re-book will also be charged to your card. All “no show” reservations will be charged the full amount of their stay to the credit card used to hold the room. No shows and same day cancellations do not allow us any possibility of re-booking the room and have already obligated us to preparation and planning, and thus will incur the full reservation cost.
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Jessi & BW Brooks

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Two-course Gourmet Breakfast

  • Time Served: 9am
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Special meal options


Signature Dish

Italian Frittata, Brusseltators, Peach Chimmies
A hearty Italian breakfast full of robust flavor along side of our homemade sliced potatoes with a little extra flavor that has proven itself to be a favorite. The Peach Chimmies are filled with cream cheese and peaches. Lightly fried and topped with cream and fresh fruit. Sure to keep you satisfied up until dinner. Not that you would want to miss lunch here in downtown Jefferson, Tx.


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