We live nearby (DFW Area) and needed to get away for a night or so. I'd been through Archer City once before and had stopped to see the well-known bookstores but my wife had not. (I am a TCU graduate and my major professor, Dr. Keith Odom, had also been an antiquarian bookstore aficionado. ) We had no idea where to stay but a friend raved about Lonesome Dove so we decided to give it a try in lieu of a nondescript place in Wichita Falls. Oh my am I glad we made that choice. Mary is a delightful and conscientious innkeeper and she did more than was necessary in making our stay memorable. Our accommodations were lovely and very comfortable, and she has decorated her home with a delightful motif (obviously Lonesome Dove, capitalizing on Larry McMurtry's proximity). We have only stayed in a few B & B's, but this was the absolute best. She made what was meant as a quick get-away into a special occasion. Highly recommended!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Lonesome Dove Inn is located in Archer City, Texas, on the edge of the Great Plains. The area, settled in 1878, has historically been known for its rich land, its cattle and oil, its big ranches, and lonesome cowboys and their cattle calls. The Dovecote is adjacent to the Lonesome Dove Inn and guests have the choice of breakfast at the Inn or kitchen priveleges at Dovecote. We're only 25 miles from Wichita Falls. ... more less