The English Merchant's Inn

717 West Main Street , Waxahachie, TX 75165-3239 USA (Show map)
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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.



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  • Guest room5.0
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.8

The English Merchant's Inn in Waxahachie, Texas

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.

Beautiful Home

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.

Great stay at The English Merchant's Inn

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.

St. Patrick's & Birthday Weekend

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!

Charming B&B

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

Wonderful experience!

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!!

Excellent lodging in Waxahachie

4.4 on February 18, 2018

Great location, in walking distance to downtown and to nature trails. The hosts are a delightful couple.

A lovely and relaxing family getaway!

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

What a Great B&B!

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.

Lovely Stay near Downtown Waxahachie!

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.

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Rooms & Rates

Room #1

A large, second floor ensuite bedroom with both a king size bed and a double bed. The bathroom has both a footed tub and a shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Double

Room #3

A large, second floor ensuite bedroom that has a cozy English cottage feel with two oversized lounge chairs. The large bath has a stained glass window with a footed tub and shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Room #2

A large, second floor ensuite bedroom with a king size canopy bed that opens onto a second floor private patio above the main front porch of the home. It has a large bath with a footed tub and shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Room #4

A superior two room, first floor suite with a large study with fireplace. In addition, it has it's own private outdoor patio area and private entrance.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

The Cottage

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.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

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Location Type

Small town


Dallas, TX (DFW-Dallas-Fort Worth) 47 miles

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Historical interests, Movie Theater, Nature area, Picnic area, Religious Services

Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn, Boutique Hotel

On-site amenities

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

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi

Check Dates


  • Check In:: 3:00 - 6:00 pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: A deposit equivalent to the rate for one night's stay or 50% of the reservation total invoice, whichever is larger, is required to confirm a reservation. The deposit will be applied to the total invoice due upon arrival. Requirements may differ for certain holidays, special events or group reservations.
  • Cancellations: The deposit is fully refundable if notice is communicated in person or by phone no less than 10 days prior the scheduled arrival date. Late cancellations are subject to the full charges for the reserved night(s) unless the room(s) can be re-booked for the same period. If we are successful in rebooking the room(s), the deposit will be refunded in full, less a $10 processing fee. Holiday, special events and group reservations require 30 days cancellation notice. This policy applies equally to gift certificates.



Mary Baskin

Languages spoken


Resident Pets

Faux English Bulldog Winston

About the innkeepers

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.

Check Dates




  • Time Served: 9:00 am
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Special meal options

Upon prior request we will attempt to accommodate any dietary restrictions.