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.
4.6 on October 17, 2017
Loved staying here, the owners were very nice and made the stay that much better. This was our first getaway in a Long time and will highly recommend to family and friends!
5 on October 12, 2017
This romantic weekend with my wife was capped off staying at this charming and beautiful and historic and delightful Inn. Mary and Howard were full of hospitality and good cheer. We will be back.
5 on September 22, 2017
We recently met some friends in the area and decided to stay at The English Merchants Inn. We stayed in room 2 on the 2nd floor,which had a private outside patio. The entire house was nicely decorated with European items and antiques. The room and bathroom were immaculate. Hosts were welcoming and went out of their way to make sure that our stay was enjoyable. Breakfast...don't miss it (I'm normally not a breakfast eater). I highly recommend if you're in the area. PK
4.8 on September 18, 2017
Howard was a informative and sweet host. We came from a conference in Dallas & we're headed to Waco & found this great place in between. The bed was soft & cozy, bathroom spacious and breakfast was delicious. You can walk to the historic downtown for neat restaurants & a wine bar.
5 on August 20, 2017
I booked this b and b online because the reviews that I read were so wonderful.
4.6 on August 08, 2017
The room was beautiful and the breakfasts divine! Stayed with my sisters for 3 nights and we loved every minute of our time there. Super close to downtown and all the shops making it easy to go get out of the heat for a bit and then hit the shops again later. Only negative for the trip - The charge for an additional person sharing the same room when the room was designed to hold more than 2 people was steep I thought. But we still enjoyed our stay. Hosts were wonderful! And again the breakfast were incredible each day!
5 on July 08, 2017
You'll have a wonderful stay at the English Merchant's Inn. The rooms and bathrooms are very clean. The home is comforting. And the innkeepers are incredibly friendly and accommodating.
5 on May 15, 2017
My wife and I agree, this is our new favorite gem of a Bed and Breakfast but it is so much more than that. Mary and Howard were amazing hosts, going truly above and beyond to make us feel welcome. Mary is an amazing cook and we were woken but the amazing smell of Bacon and she even cooked me a custom English Breakfast (as I am actually from "Across the Pond"). The accommodations were awesome and we stayed in the HUGE suite and bed I just did not want to leave. We loved it so much we will be back just to stay there as our new secret hide-away.
5 on May 04, 2017
We chose to stay at this location at the last minute while attending the local Renn Faire. I was amazed to find such a lovely room at a great price for an Inn vs. a regular hotel. We booked the downstairs suite which had a HUGE bedroom and a full sitting room WITH a fireplace, PLUS we had a private patio with our own entrance. Amazing.... Staying at an inn or B&B is SO much nicer and about half the price you would pay for a suite at a hotel. Plus the cozy atmosphere, the beautiful decor, the privacy..you really can't beat it. Mary and Howard were outstanding hosts, welcoming us with a chilled glass of wine and great conversation. They provided directions to a choice of dining options and introduced us to another couple staying at the Inn who we ended up going out to dinner with and had a great time. The next morning we had a lovely breakfast of parfait and quiche that smelled heavenly as we woke up. The whole experience was so pleasant and restful that it was hard to want to leave to even go to the Faire! Our second morning was even better than the first as Mary whipped up a full English breakfast specially for us, complete with tea and scones, just because my British husband mentioned it. She's a fabulous cook and it was stellar! The next time we come we won't need any more reason than just to visit with Mary and Howard and to enjoy just relaxing in truly the best Inn we've ever stayed at.
5 on May 01, 2017
The English Merchant's Inn is a hidden gem in Waxahachie, Tx. It is a place that transports you from the ordinary of everyday life to the romance of far off climes. The decor is superb, the hosts are wonderful, and breakfast is equally, ootherwise of the ordinary and tastey. If you are going to the Scarborough Faire and want don't want to drive home afterwards, The English Merchant's Inn is a very short drive with very comfortable beds. Cheers!
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.