Hotels can seem a bit impersonal, and renting homes can be a lot of work. However, the guest rooms offer all the comforts of home, with the added bonus of a host or hostess on site (whose whole mission is to make your stay as special as possible!). If you’re the type of traveler who enjoys having a home-cooked breakfast and interacting with new people, a guesthouse may be what you need.
When it’s time to book a romantic weekend, a mom’s retreat, or a flea market weekend, try one of these North Texas B & Bs!
Red door hostel
811 North Church Street, McKinney
This charming, historic home in historic downtown McKinney is surrounded by over an acre of serene and artistically organized trails. It is a perfect destination for an intimate wedding, family reunion or romantic getaway. The beautiful house offers a multi-course breakfast or an evening glass of wine. Prepare a cocktail at the bar, sit on the covered porch or simply relax in the cozy lounge in front of the warm fireplace. Each bedroom has all the comforts of home you could want (even fluffy bathrobes!). Take advantage of the many restaurants, wineries and shops nearby.
Neathery Estate Bed and Breakfasts
215 N Waddill St, McKinney
Neathery’s Estate has modern comforts and a great history. In addition to the four very beautiful suites, the formal living room filled with European antiques is a great place to meet. Relax on the large back porch and enjoy a delicious breakfast each day. Each suite has its own special details, such as a private screened-in porch, library, or an entire floor of the house all to yourself. The Neathery is a great location for your wedding party; the rooms are double occupancy. Nearby, historic downtown McKinney Square is filled with some of the area’s best antique and boutique shops, fabulous restaurants and wineries.
The Gaston House
4802 Gaston Avenue, Dallas
The Gaston House in Historic Dallas East values avant-garde sophistication over traditional tea and placemats. Built in 1912, the charming artisan bungalow underwent a huge renovation in 2017. Updates celebrate the home’s heritage while improving amenities and design for modern travelers. This boutique hotel offers five Texas-themed suites, each with a private bathroom. Enjoy breakfast each morning and the proximity to the entertainment districts of Deep Ellum, Lower Greenville, Knox / Henderson and Uptown.
Azalea Plantation Bed and Breakfasts
1400 Robinwood Drive, Ft. Value
This charming plantation-style home is in a historic neighborhood near downtown Sundance Square and Fort Worth’s historic Stockyards. Built in the 1940s, the grand house has four lavishly decorated bedrooms, including a newly renovated suite located on the ground floor of the two-level Carriage House. Each bedroom has a deep whirlpool tub for two and other thoughtful details. The property also has two acres of lush gardens, a stream, meadow, and patios. The historic Azalée estate also hosts small weddings and you can rent the entire property if you wish.
Maison Rosen Inn
1714 S. Henderson Street, Fort Valeur
This Fort Worth bed and breakfast is located in historic Fairmount, minutes from downtown and many of the area’s best entertainment venues. They tell us that each of the three guest suites has a unique story and is tastefully furnished and thoughtfully designed. Enjoy a freshly prepared breakfast daily, made with local ingredients. They will be happy to plan a massage for you, and they have hundreds of books on a variety of topics. Guests can enjoy the eclectic neighborhood of Southside nearby, one of Fort Worth’s trendiest ‘restaurant rows’ with alfresco dining, patio options, live music, distilleries, breweries and more. from streets – all within walking distance. See a gallery of the beautiful house.