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The House of the Seasons

409 South Alley Street, Jefferson, TX 75657
903 665 8000
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Ranked #3 of 12 attractions in Jefferson
Type: Historic Sites, Tours
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Waco, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

The House of the Seasons was built for Benjamin H. Epperson in 1872, and it has long been recognized as one of the most interesting Victorian houses in Texas. It ranks with the Fulton Mansion in Rockport, East Terrace in Waco, the Steves Mansion in San Antonio, and even the Bishop’s Palace in Galveston. The House of the Seasons is... More

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Aledo, Texas
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7 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

While in Jefferson this past weekend, decided we had to see this house. We had already had a lovely stay at another bed and breakfast for two nights, and we were across the street from this house. We saw the lights on in the cupola at night and decided we had to extend our stay in Jefferson one more night... More

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

This is a beautiful place, wonderful rooms, inviting grounds and garden. Shirley made us two exquisite breakfasts and even cooked a chocolate sheet cake for later in the day. She knows her stuff and gave us a great tour of the house. Recommended!

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Lufkin, Texas
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32 reviews 32 reviews
19 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

The house was lovely, but to tour was only so-so and we did not get to go all the way to the top to see the stained glass windows that the home is named for. Wish we had been informed of that when we booked the tour.

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London, UK
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30 reviews 30 reviews
6 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014 via mobile

We stayed two nights in the Presidential Suite which was the largest room I've ever stayed in! We had a lovely comfortable huge bed, and seating area, a hot tub in the room then the ensuite with shower, there was even our very own Christmas tree. After our first breakfast we were given a tour of the main house that... More

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Longview, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

My wife and I have enjoyed two nights stay at this quaint establishment. Shirley and Kathy do a very good job of meeting ones personal needs within the rooms. Breakfast is a real treat, served in an unhurried fashion. The tour of this old home will take you back to a time when one enjoyed the life of family. There... More

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Richardson, Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

This home was absolutely beautiful. Much to see and much history behind it. Also found out (by looking at a picture displayed in the home) that a news reporter for Channel 8 news here in Dallas, Calvert Collins, her dad owns the house.

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Houston, Texas
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11 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

We werea party of four, so we had to rooms. The palce is very nice, clean and well managed. THe owner took us a on privtae tour of the main hous, be sure and go all the way to the top of the house o see why it called the House of Seasons. Great Place, the breakfawst was very good.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013 via mobile

I'd put this place high on the list. Our guide was very informative and well educated on the house and the area.

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Caldwell, Texas
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60 reviews 60 reviews
18 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

Shirley is a hoot. She runs the tours and is the proprietor of the B&B. This house has a lot of history, and according to Shirley and her housekeepers - a couple full-time, non-threatening ghosts. They have gone out of their way to restore this home with original pieces that they've bought back over the years or have worked with... More

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