Elm Creek Manor Culinary Inn

2287 FM 2739 , Muenster, TX 76252 USA (Show map)

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If you make a reservation online, we offer amazing packages and unforgetable dinning with meals prepared by Certified Master Chef, Marcia. Just phone or email the Inn, prior to arrival, to add a wonderful experience to your stay. Seen on Good Morning Texas, Martha Stewart Live, New York Times. Top 5 Farm to Table Inns, Top 10 Culinary Inns in World, Winner Top 10 Inns in USA, Winner best "Farm to Table Experience." Fully "Farm to Table" organic luxury estate. Exclusive accommodations, excellent service, beauty, and privacy. We pamper and indulge our guests. It is not possible to receive fresher or purer food than what we plate for you. An incredibly unique, Inn experience. We believe that our guests should enjoy peace, comfort and be amazed by their stay. We are situated on 14 rolling acres covered with Pecan trees and two meandering creeks and a Pond. All rooms are decorated with their unique European style and decor. Many with 100+-year-old beams. We use only the finest linens and down comforters in our guest rooms. European bedding, with no throw pillows, or blankets on the bed. White on white bedding. Spotlessly clean is our motto. During Summer months staff circulates the pool w/ complimentary fresh fruit, chilled towels, and fruit water. We are an adult only facility. Choose from 6 lovely suites, cottages, and guest haus. Let the experience begin........




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  • Guest room5
  • Service5
  • Value4.9
  • Cleanliness5
  • Onsite Dining5.0

Highlander Experience

4.6 on July 16, 2018

The Highlander was a very clean quaint and elegant room. The Bed was super soft, great for peaceful sleeping! Nice corner jetted bath. Cable TV, VCR movies and books can be checked out. The mineral pool was so nice and peaceful, not a thought just total peace! We had a in room massage it was a very good compliment to the relaxed atmosphere. The farm to table dining experience makes you want to be like Brad and Marcia the best host’s you could ask for along with a team of people pleasing employees!! Everything is an experience there, it’s a family feel but your left to your own privacy. Various time of the day they pick, gather, garden , feed the donkeys and the goats - your welcome to join! We’ve been enjoying this little slip away from home for several years....almost hurts me to share for fear the wait list gets longer and longer. It’s just to good of a time not to share! Enjoy your stay!! W

Honeymoon Kickoff

5 on November 30, 2015

My new wife and I stayed here for the first 2 nights of our honeymoon. The first night, we pretty much just walked in and fell asleep immediately. It seemed really nice, but we were so exhausted after the long day, we barely noticed. We woke up to quite the surprise. After some much needed spa time including a couples massage, we were able to spend an amazing day just lounging around the property. Quite the needed respite after all the stress leading up to the big day!

Foodie Heaven

5 on November 27, 2015

I love to eat, and am a self described foodie! Staying here was such a surprise. I expected to have a good meal, the menu online looked rather impressive, but I did not expect what I got. You see a lot of places that bill themselves as "farm to table" or "locally sourced", but this is the real deal. Almost everything we were served was literally grown here. They have chickens, goats, and rabbits raised onsite and grow their own vegetables, even all the herbs are grown out the back door of the kitchen! They make their own cheese and the beef is grown on the owner's father's ranch. It's rare to find that kind of fresh and since everything is grown onsite, you can see the quality. The chickens literally free range right around you in the yard!

So Peaceful

5 on November 17, 2015

I needed a break from the the hubbub of Dallas congestion and work headaches. My friend stayed there and recommended that I take my kids to the grandparents and take my wife to the country for a relief. We loved the grotto area and the scavenger hunt they set up for us. the most amazing thing to me was the quiet at night. I could hear things creaking from miles away, maybe a windmill or an oil pump, maybe just a gate blowing open. Didn't know, didn't care. soaking in our private hot tub at night felt like a rebirth. the perfect end to a beautiful day after an amazing dinner from the house chef. My salute to you.

Exactly what I needed, and some stuff I didn't know I did.

5 on November 11, 2015

I brought my girlfriend here for a weekend getaway from Austin. It was a little further from us than the Hill Country options, but that really just made it feel a little more like a vacation than a day trip. That worked well for me, as I was in the dog house a bit because I had been very busy with work at that time and she was feeling a bit neglected. We arrived at the estate in the late afternoon, after some stops along the way for sightseeing, snacks and a couple of wine tastings, just in time for hors d'oeuvres and refreshments. This was a charming ordeal where we were able to relax and meet the owners, Brad and Marcia who were onsite at the time. They took the time to tell us all about the farm to table concept they had developed at the actual estate! Everything we were about to eat it seemed was not only grown there, but harvested that day! Dinner was exquisite, they really outdid themselves. I don't want to brag on a specific dish, as I get the impression that the menu is written each day and I don't want to make anyone jealous at the lack of availability of one thing or another, but I will say that they were able to knock our socks off while accommodating my allergies, and my girlfriend's as well, (respectively, wheat and dairy) without compromising quality in the least. The room we had was well appointed, and beautiful with all the subtle nuances from their travels that really made it feel like we were in Tuscany ( we stayed in the Tuscan suite)! The next day, we started with a couple massage, and I left the madam to enjoy more spa treatments for a few hours while I was able to go into town and sneak in a quick round of golf. We will definitely back, and given my penchant for getting into trouble with the old lady, probably sooner rather than later. I suggest you do the same.

Beyond a Bed and Breakfast

5 on November 04, 2015

My best friends and I spent a weekend at the Manor in September, and we loved every minute of our annual girls' getaway! We were treated to delicious fresh meals, spoiled during our spa massages, and appreciated the superb service from the inn keepers. Since we love antiquing, we were excited to find some great shops in nearby Muenster and Saint Jo. Elm Creek Manor provided the best retreat for my best friends and me. We have already booked a return visit for next year!

European Luxury in North Texas

4.8 on August 24, 2015

From the moment you drive up to this hidden treasure, Elm Creek Manor takes your breath away. The manor is filled with unique features from the evening wine and cheese social hour in the library to the rooms filled with accessories from European travels. My stays at the manor are in double digits and continue. Each time there is a new adventure around the corner. From breakfast to dinner, the food is an experience that you will not forget.

Clean beautiful healthy food

5 on August 17, 2015

i just love the earthiness if what they do. Most of us should learn to make food from scratch! I Did a cooking course and dressed out a rabbit and took it all the way to dinner. Got to milk a goat and made chèvre that day. During my break in the middle of the day I had a massage and swam for a bit. I had the most wonderful time, doing the unusual and being treated like a VIP during my stay. These people really know kindness and creation. I am so thrilled I found this place.

Round Three ---Perfect Again!

5 on August 12, 2015

we cam for our third stay at the Inn in July and just can not get over how every time we come they have improved upon themselves! I actually dream of Marsha's Carmel Apple pie. I requested it for this visit and even though the apples were not in season, she bought some organic apples and made my favorite desert anyway!!! Just for me! It was waiting in my room for me to take home. Unfortunately it did not last beyond the three day stay. I could not get enough. I was so excited to get the email to all guests, announcing their famous New Years Eve Murder Mystery. Alas, I was too late. They were sold out in 12 hours! I am on the waiting list though. All I can say is that they just do it GREAT!!!!!!

Lovely Weekend Getaway!

5 on June 01, 2015

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The meat, fruit and cheese tray Friday night was pure poetry and the wine chosen to compliment our meal was perfect. I also especially appreciated the hard boiled egg and dips that were included. And the fact that the innkeepers are very accommodating to those of us with dietary differences. The grounds and estate are perfection, and the activities planned are just enough for a couple seeking peace in the countryside. We especially enjoyed breakfast in our suite, and at the cafe table just outside our sanctuary. The location for exploration of neighboring towns is also excellent. We found German goodies at Fischer's Meat Market as well as strudel at Bayer's. And then we discovered the fully restored St. Peter's Catholic Church in Lindsay, and Sarah's on the Square in Gainesville.

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Rooms & Rates

Austrian Imperial Haus

This accommodation is a two night minimum on Friday & Saturday night. Awesome new guest Haus has a medieval feel with timber & plastered walls, slate floors, and stone walls. A large and unique accommodation. The main bedroom has beautiful Austrian antique furnishings (queen bed with memory foam mattress with cool gel), an expansive stone living room with satellite TV, Keurig, Wifi, and dining room with a wall of windows overlooking the garden. Large spa shower room with chaise lounges, infrared sauna, dual mineral water showers, plus a separate 1/2 bath with commode and sink. A luxurious stay for a couple. Or if you are traveling with friends, we open another bedroom with two twin beds or another with one twin bed. The extra rooms are opened or closed based on your occupancy. Perfect for one couple, yet may be expanded to fit your small group or up to a group of 5. Additional fee if a small group wishes to take all 3 bedrooms. This is a private accommodation not shared with other guests at the inn.

  • Maximum Capacity: 5

Château Alsace Cottage

Hansel & Grettle cottage with a path through the trees. French/German furniture. Antique beamed walls, comfortable sitting w/ flat screen satellite TV, Keurig Coffee Maker, Wifi, Queen bed featuring memory foam mattress with cool gel. Egyptian cotton linens, a very private deck out your back door with your hot tub, looking down into the creek.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Regal Provence Suite

Large Ground floor suite in a separate building with lovely views of gaming hill. Private entrance. Your suite has two bathing areas, one with shower, sink and commode, one with a large soaking tub and French sink. 43-inch flat screen satellite TV, King sized bed featuring memory foam mattress with cool gel. Egyptian cotton linens, Daybed for a pleasant TV viewing area (twin bed will accommodate a 3rd guest).

  • Maximum Capacity: 3

Tuscan Villa Cottage

This Old world cottage with stone floors, plastered walls, and hand-hewn beams, TV in the Queen bedroom, a bathroom is off of bedroom with walk-in shower. Cozy Living room with couch, hologram fireplace and second TV for a pleasant relaxation area. There is a door off the bedroom, out to your private fenced patio to your hot tub. Very charming and authentic Tuscan cottage. Great views of the garden from cottage and front patio.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Bavarian Grenier

Large 3rd-floor suite. The bedroom has a balcony with magnificent views. Separate living room with a twin Tempur-Pedic day bed and twin Tempur-Pedic trundle bed plus a nook created from a dormer where a twin-size bed lies for the use of a fifth guest in the room.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Royal Highlander Suite

This room is very private and secluded with fantastic outdoor areas. Your accommodation is reached down a path, past the greenhouse, along the creek that leads to your large deck with outdoor dining area, private garden with a double hammock, an upper balcony with charming bench and vast views to the creek and hills. The interior enhanced with beamed walls and ceilings, with antique Scottish furnishings, a heart shaped whirlpool tub, and Queen bed. Located in a separate building on the second floor. Has private entrance and fenced secluded garden(all the photos are the private area for Highlander only).

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

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Location Type

Countryside, Secluded, Small town, Wine country


Dallas, TX (DFW-Dallas-Fort Worth) 76 miles

Directions to property:

Dallas Fort Worth Airport is the closest airport. We are a Luxury Boutique Inn that caters to the discerning individual and those guests that wish to be pampered and allowed to relax and "have it all."

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, Rodeo, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Cottage, Historic Inn, Spa, Farm, Boutique Hotel, Mansion

On-site amenities

Conference Rooms, Movie library, Parking, Pool , Farm to Table Experience, AM Goat Milking Lesson, Help Collect Fresh Eggs, Help Pick Vegetables for Dinners

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Board games, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Library, Microwave, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, Sauna, TV, VCR, Videos, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Hammocks, Luxury Spa, cooking classes, arts and crafts, Farm to Table Experience, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Water sports

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  • Check In:: 3:00
  • Check Out:: 11:00
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Out doors and not where it would effect others
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: No
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No We have free range rabbits and chickens
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: During Some Special Event and Holiday periods
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: 1 night
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Bradford & Marcia Scarbrough

Languages spoken


Resident Pets

Dogs , Goats, Chickens, Rabbits

About the innkeepers

Brad and Marcia opened the Inn after they had a fire in their home. They rebuilt the damaged parts and converted the remaining building into an Inn. Marcia is a Master Chef and enjoys cooking for guests with all of her unique infusions from around the world. Brad grew up farming and found it necessary for the Inn to be farm to table and for the food to be sustainable. He enjoys gathering fruits, vegetables, and milk the goats.

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Full Gourmet

  • Time Served: 8:45-9:30
  • Serving Location: back patio, pool, Guest room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian we need a prior notice of special diets and food allergies.

Signature Dish

Crepes Suzzette


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