The Inn is delightful; rooms are large and nicely furnished. We would have liked a little better arrangement in the bathroom -- only one small bar of soap, which we had to move back and forth between lavatory and shower, and no table or hooks to put anything. Breakfast was good -- the poached pair was excellent; scrambled eggs good, but the waffle/bacon combo left a little to the desired. Howard was a gracious and congenial host; we met Mary only briefly, but she too was friendly. We did question the recommendation of a pub for off-site dining for two old ladies who had said we don't drink, but to each his/her own ideas. We would definitely go back and recommend this B&B to friends.
My husband and I stayed here on our wedding night, and it was perfect. Everything is so comfortable- the bed, the couch, every single chair. The decor is beautiful and unique. The Jacuzzi and the huge shower were just what we needed after the chaos of our wedding week. We sat on the front porch for a little while on our way out to watch the birds and hear their songs... it was so peaceful. It felt like we were a million miles away in a private garden- but we were really a short stroll from downtown. I cannot wait to return. This is now our dedicated getaway from the noise of Dallas.
We decided to spend our fourth anniversary taking in the bluebonnet trail of north Texas and stumbled upon the Moore Ventura bed and breakfast in Ennis looking for accommodations. We can tell you that nothing is left to chance here!!! Sam and Joannn are the ultimate hosts!!! Their years of experience in the hospitality and the arts become a natural fit as curators and hosts of this beautiful and warm mansion. The home has been lovingly restored and every attention to detail has been met. Joann even called my husband and arranged for a gorgeous bouquet of flowers in our suite! The decor is filled with worldwide pieces that have a history which they love to share if you are interested. The home has two areas for tv or movie watching (but who wants to do that), game areas, beautiful porches and outdoor areas for relaxing, reading or opening that bottle of wine from an area wine tour. And I haven't even gotten to the beautiful and sumptuous breakfast you will be served in the handsome dining room!!! This is where you can see their years of experience in the restaurant arena. Perfection!!! Don't miss any opportunity you have to book a stay here. You won't regret it.
The host and hostess were fabulous! We will definitely go back in the future! The house is exquisite, beautiful, we didn't even get out in the yard! The home is so beautiful and restored to top detail. The rooms were beautiful and we fully enjoyed ourselves for our anniversary! The two of us.
My Wife and I spent three nights and celebrated our 50th wedding anniversary. I can't say enough good things about our stay. Linda and Luis are number one. The house is beautiful well-kept and very clean. The breakfast was great. And really enjoyed the fellowship around the breakfast table with other guest and Linda and Luis. We plan a return trip in the near future
This B&B was everything and more than I had expected. The host and hostess were gracious. The house is beautiful. Little things were thought of and provided to make our stay even more perfect - things I would not even have thought of. You won't be disappointed choosing this B&B
Everything was lovely and Mary and Howard made me feel so comfortable and at home. They are exceptional hosts and everything from the delicious breakfasts to the comfort of the bed and room decor was much better than I expected!
This place is a fun oasis in a quaint little town within quick driving distance of Dallas. It worked out perfectly for us to travel into Dallas daily, but stay away from loud noises and heavy traffic at night. The English atmosphere and history is delightful and Howard and Mary are very gracious hosts.
My daughter and I were heading to Dallas for a wedding and I could not believe my eyes when I happened upon the online description of the stunning, historical Moore Ventura bed and breakfast tucked away in Ennis, TX, just south of Dallas. An incredibly beautiful Neo-classical Revival House from 1905 is now open to the public as a Bed and Breakfast. Well we had to to check it out! The house is lovingly restored and just breathtaking - the pictures don't do it justice. Of course we did appreciate the modern amenities as well, such as the fast wifi. The hosts Joanne and Sam did all they could to extend true hospitality to us and the other guests staying at the B&B. The 2-course breakfast was especially delicious and creatively plated, served in the gorgeous dining room along with interesting conversation with the innkeepers and other guests. I consider this a destination gem just south of Dallas. There are 3 bedrooms available for guests, and we enjoyed the huge bedroom with twin beds at the top of the sweeping staircase. I would recommend booking early for your choice of rooms.
What a beautiful home. The retreat room we stayed in was so relaxing, especially the tub for two. The breakfast was absolutely delicious, and the sweet homeowners are the best part of the visit!
We stayed her last weekend, and it was wonderful. The only complain was the train loudness, but can't do much about that. We loved the innkeepers, they were as much fun as the historic old house itself. Great italian resturaunt nearby, close to Dallas, nice history and amazing house with really great balcony to sit on, especially when it's training! About the only suggestion would be to put in an enclosed hot tob in the back yard. Will stay again!
I cannot recommend a more charming and relaxing place to stay. Howard and Mary have created a little slice of heaven for their guests to feel at home. This B&B is nestled in the historic heart of town, so it's extremely close to the square with all its great shops and Restaurants . The rooms are beautifully done and extremely clean. The beds feel as though you are sleeping at home with wonderfully soft sheets and over stuffed pillows. Howard and Mary go out of their way to treat you as though you were old friends staying for a visit. If you are looking for a five star luxury place to call home for a few days, look no farther . You will not be disappointed . I am looking forward not only to stay in their beautiful home again but to see two of the sweetest people I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. Book it!!!
Hi, we just visited this amazing place this past weekend for the first time. We were made to feel so welcome, and the rooms were so well decorated with each having its own identity. I would recommend staying here as often as you can which we intend to do. Plus it's so close to everything!
We had an unexpected change of plans and needed a place to stay for the night. My husband remembered Chaska House and we crossed our fingers on getting a room at the last minute. Louis was so accommodating and we were able to get The Clemens-Twain Room which was such a treat! The antiques are so amazing in that house! It was fastidiously clean with luxurious sheets and the huge breakfast the next morning made it perfect. We will come back again and again to stay with Linda and Louis and enjoy their true southern hospitality!
I was on an assignment to shoot the Ennis Bluebonnet Trails April 8-10, 2016. I had the most welcoming and generous people, Sam and Joanne are so wonderful and kind. I will definitely return to the Moore Ventura B&B in the future. I do recommended anyone traveling to Ennis or passing by to visit this beautiful B&B.
Outstanding accommodations and great food. Linda and Louis seemed like old friends in interactions with us. Their recommendations on evening meals and places to see were spot on. We will be back. Paula and Grant
This was our 3rd visit to Chaska House so we've now had the pleasure of F.Scott Fitzgerald, Teddy Roosevelt and Mark Twain's hospitality. This trip, we also had the pleasure of traveling with our son & his lovely wife, who works in the hospitality industry herself so were pleased to find that she was equally impressed.
My husband and I were treated to this wonderful Bed and Breakfast for our 29th anniversary. The Ventura's were amazing hosts and went out of their way to make our stay special. Our room was AMAZING and GORGEOUS! It was huge with a working fireplace and an attached sun room. There was a Keurig coffee machine, small refrigerator and pantry with treats just outside our door. Breakfast was completely 5 star. The hosts used to own a restaurant and breakfast showed off their gift for preparing amazing food, service and hospitality.
The owners of this beautiful home thought of all the details to make my stay special and well worth the visit. It was obvious they were committed to making this a memorable stay from beginning to end. My breakfast in the dining room was fit for royalty. I hope to return to this special home!
My wife and I had such a wonderful stay in the Margaret Mitchell room. It surpassed all of our expectations, from the old Alabama plantaion 4 poster canapy bed with its luxurious linens, to its antique furniture and furnishings, making us feel like we went back in time. Our gracious hosts, Louis and Linda, made us feel right at home, having homemade chocolate chip cookies and tea waiting for us on our arrival. The morning started with a silver pitcher of coffee and cups sitting outside our door and breakfast was so delicious served in a beautiful dining room while conversing with our hosts as well as another guest couple. Thank you so very much, Louis and Linda for making this our best anniversary ever!
We took a 2-day trip to check out the bluebonnets around Ennis and Waxahatchi, Texas the Friday and Saturday before Easter Sunday. After checking the B&B listings on the web, we chose Chaska House in Waxahatchi as the place to stay. We certainly weren't disappointed; Louis and Linda Brown were just the nicest and friendliest couple, and as hosts they went out of their way to make our stay enjoyable. They suggested a great restaurant for dinner, provided fresh baked cookies in the evening and an outstanding breakfast the next morning. The house was just magnificent with turn-of-the-century furnishings and antiques everywhere. The bed was one of those high four posters, king size and the most comfortable you can imagine. The room had a firg, flat screen tv, wi-fi and just about every convenience you might find in a 5-star hotel, a giant shower and a soaking tub; just great. We plan to go back at the next opportunity.
My sisters and I have been taking a spring trip together for the last 25 + years and we love B&Bs. The Chaska House is delightful and the Browns are the best hosts we have had the pleasure to stay with! By the time we left we felt like friends instead of guests. Thanks Louis and Linda for a wonderful stay.
Each year I book a bed and breakfast for my mom's birthday weekend. Last weekend we stayed at Chaska House and enjoyed one of the best B & B experiences we've ever had. The property is amazing! Louis and Linda spare no expense to make your stay as pleasant as possible. One highlight was breakfast where both the meal and the conversation were wonderful. I would highly recommend Chaska to anyone looking for a B & B in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area.
Can't believe how nicer these guys are. Went down for breakfast at 9 and everyone was still sitting around talking 2 hours later. It felt like we were leaving friends behind. Room was amazing and the restaurant catfish plantation, right around the corner was too good. Already recommended it to our friends and look forward to coming back. Thank you so much.
Texas Country Reporter Festival 2013, Chaska B&B close to downtown (walking distance), clean, quaint, historical, great porches & big trees, clean rooms, great host, good breakfast & other guest conversation, would recommend to others and will return! Tuscan Slice - great place for dinner, go see the park, cemetery and the prettiest Court house in Texas!