My girlfriend and I were looking for a B&B feel that matched the vibe of a visit to the Stockyards. We rolled in on Saturday afternoon and called Debbie who came out to meet us and show us to our room - The World Champion Room upstairs. The stone building is all wood inside ... floors, walls and ceilings, rooms and hallways, offering a really warm feel, especially since almost every bit of space is covered in cowboy style paraphernalia. It's like stepping back in time. The community bathroom is a tight squeeze along with a seperate small shower and bath. If you're looking for a roomier sprawl that's more antiseptic, this isn't it. But you'll be missing out on the whole purpose of hanging out in a place like this - authentic. After chatting over a few beers on the front porch til midnight with Debbie, we hit the rack and slept like the dead. Btw, you gotta get her to tell you the ghost stories. And you definitely have to ask her about Elvis! I think it's probably hit or miss as to how noisy the place will be depending on how many rooms are rented and how wild or chilled the other folks are who are your B&B buddies for the night. The place actually has wifi and we had our Jawbone Jambox and played Elvis tunes during and after hanging with Debbie. You'll understand why if you ask her about Elvis as I already mentioned, ha! It's casual and very laid back. Get there early to get a parking spot and just walk to where you want to go since it's just a block or so away from the Stockyards. They stopped serving hot breakfast in the mornings recently but do have a room with some packaged pastries, granola bars etc. and a fridge with cold water bottles, orange juice etc. We brought a cooler with some xtra chow and drinks in it that we had in our room for the night which I'd suggest for late night munch-downs once you've already wandered back into the Stoneplace at the end of an evening out. There's a sink in every room and a few little paper dixie cups which I actually drank some really nice craft beer from. At that point in the night, it tasted just dandy since we were in our own little cowboy heaven by then. All in all we had a romantic, rustic weekend get-away from Dallas. Great location and a lot of cool characters you'll cross paths with for friendly visits if you like. Looking forward to going back. Fyi, I lived in Ft. Worth a couple of decades ago and so am somewhat familiar with the area. And the beds don't squeak too much either ;) Would suggest hitting Joe T. Garcia's for brunch about a half mile down the road (Main St.) for a Tex-Mex breakfast. Just make sure you're there at 11am when they start serving to avoid the inevitable long line that forms up pretty quickly.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A 1900's cowboy boarding house bed and breakfast located in the Historical Fort Worth Stockyards ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Stonehouse b&b
- Stonehouse Hotel Fort Worth