The English Merchant's Inn is a historic mansion located on picturesque Main Street in Waxahachie which is 30 minutes south of downtown Dallas. The home was built in 1916 by an English cotton merchant for his bride who he was bringing from Manchester, England. To help compensate for the fact that he was causing her to leave the heart of the British Empire for the unknown regions of rural Texas, he built her a grand home with many exquisite details like the massive carved columns found in the grand entry hall which he had imported from England. The detail and beauty found in the common areas of the home continues throughout each of the bedrooms. Each bedroom at The English Merchant's Inn is designed to combine a charming setting with an ensuite bath. Each of the rooms is unique, featuring individual collections of antique furnishings and curious finds. All rooms have 500 count linens, oversized towels and king sized beds. Rooms No. 1, 2, and 3 are located on the second floor and the suite, Room No. 4, is located on the first floor.
5 on May 22, 2018
Mary and Howard are very dear people. They went out of their way to help me after my car broke down coming into town. They run an exceptional B&B. Quiet, clean, reasonably priced. I've stayed with them several times while traveling on business. An excellent value, and a wonderful experience.
4.8 on April 20, 2018
My husband and I have stayed at many bed and breakfast and have to say English Merchants Inn is one of the most beautiful homes we have been to. All the rooms and bathrooms are very large. Great porch area to sit on and nice area for walking. The breakfast was awesome too. The price seems a little high but we stayed during the week so it was reduced some. We enjoyed our stay and hope to return again.
5 on April 19, 2018
We rented the whole house for the night. We loved this place and would stay again. It was very clean and comfortable. Mary and Howard were very likeable and knowledgeable offering great places to eat in the area. The rooms are large and well furnished with nice linens. There was a large living area with a fireplace that we enjoyed. We loved The English Merchant's Inn.
5 on March 23, 2018
We picked this wonderful B&B because we have stayed there before and wanted to stay somewhere special to get away from the city and to celebrate. Howard was there to greet and take care of us and Mary was traveling to Morocco. The rooms are decorated with unique items from her trips around the world and of course, has British accents everywhere. We look forward to our next visit!
5 on March 19, 2018
We loved our stay here. My partner and I took the upstairs room with a king and a double bed and it was just lovely. Loved the huge room, and the big tub in the bathroom. Beds were so comfortable. Our hosts were So accommodating, providing an early breakfast on a day we had to head out earlier. Breakfast was delicious. I am looking forward to staying there again, hopefully with friends and family. Have considered renting out the whole place. A 2 minute drive from the Square. Comfortable common areas and patio to just lounge around. Absolutely loved this B&B
5 on March 07, 2018
We went and stayed here for our 15 year anniversary. It was so nice and clean. The owner was super nice. The breakfast was amazing. We will be back!!
4.4 on February 18, 2018
Great location, in walking distance to downtown and to nature trails. The hosts are a delightful couple.
5 on January 14, 2018
Our annual family trip to a town not too far outside of DFW was perfect! The historic home and the history shared by the hosts was a beautiful step back in time. The rooms were stunning, the hosts were delightful and the food was delicious. We were simply able to relax and thoroughly enjoy our time away and one another. I highly recommend this B&B! C. Campbell, Paradise, TX
5 on November 02, 2017
The owners were great and made us feel like family. We were only in town for the night, but felt as though we were at home. The breakfast was excellent. From the charm of the town to the history of the home and the great rooms within, we definitely recommend that anyone looking for a B&B in Waxahachie give The English Merchant's Inn a try.
4.0 on October 23, 2017
I was staying for one night due to a wedding in nearby Midlothian. I loved the room (had one with two beds so my friend got the other bed), and the breakfast was perfect! Not too big or small and tasted delightful. I would stay here again in a heartbeat. The houses on Main Street are beautiful as well. I plan on returning to spend more time in the downtown area.
A charming cottage located on the grounds with a sitting room, oversize bathroom with footed tub and seperate shower and a king-size bed in the bedroom.
Dallas, TX (DFW-Dallas-Fort Worth) 47 miles
Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Historical interests, Movie Theater, Nature area, Picnic area, Religious Services
Historic Inn, Boutique Hotel
Board games, Coffee/Tea facilities, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, DVD Player, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Library, Movie library, Parking, Piano, Washer/dryer, Wet bar , Media room with 60" TV and dvd
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi
Faux English Bulldog Winston
Your host, Mary Baskin, has many years of experience in interior design, hospitality, and small group European travel. In addition she has worked for and produced interior design articles for such publications as Traditional Home, Country Home, and Better Homes and Gardens. She brings with her many years of travel experience with a wealth of knowledge and an educated eye for interior design.
Upon prior request we will attempt to accommodate any dietary restrictions.