Last year, my sister, our childhood friend, and I met at Tell Story Walk Cottage for the opportunity to reconnect. We enjoyed our stay so much that we booked the cottage again for this year, and the stay this year did not disappoint. When we arrived, the hosts served us glasss of chilled white wine and greeted us as old friends. They remembered us and our preferences for food and drink, and Mark and Mary listened attentively to stories of our experiences and even shared stories of their own.
The hosts provided a variety of beverages, fresh fruit, yogurt, scones, friendship bread, individual quiches, cereal and milk. The food was plentiful and delicious!
Tell Story Walk offers two full baths, one with a shower and one with a tub, and each is furnished with beautiful towels. The cottage has several comfortable seating areas, including two outside spaces, where we were able to talk, laugh until we cried, and even to sing without disturbing anyone, except for a nearby farm dog, because of the cottage's rural setting. The cottage has three twin beds in a loft that includes one of the two bathrooms, and there is a full bed in a separate room downstairs. We, of course, stayed in the three twin beds so that we could talk and laugh until we fell asleep.
On Saturday we visited Homestead, including the Homestead Cafe, which is just minutes away from Tell Story Walk. We enjoyed strolling around, visiting the basket-weaving house, wandering through the herb garden, and watching the grist mill grinding grain; however, our greatest joy during the weekend came from being able to spend time together as life-long friends and sisters. Tell Story Walk created an environment that allowed us the opportunity to experience that joy!
You don't need to look any further for a place to stay in Waco. I'm very picky about where we stay and this is by far the best place we have ever stayed! Mary and Mark have a lovely, clean, beautiful place that you will feel like is your home. They have decorated it as if they were living in it and have furnished it with all the amenities you would want or need even down to having bubble bath and salts for a relaxing bath. They truly have thought of everything. Mary makes the best breakfasts but what I enjoyed the most was that she had everything ready in the refrigerator & freezer baked so all we had to do the next morning at our leisure was to warm it up in the microwave. They supplied more food than you'll be able to eat including sconces and the fresh baked seasonal bread that was their for us upon our arrival late in the evening. They even supplied our favorite soft drinks along with many other varieties to drink. Mary makes the best gluten free waffles and sconces I have ever tasted. Mary I would like your recipe for both of these. :) The outside sitting area was so peaceful and beautiful and you can hear the birds sing. Mark & Mary are the epitome of the best hosts you will ever find. They make you feel right from the second you meet them like you are family. We wished we had more time to stay and get to know them more. We will definitely stay here again!
We loved that the cottage was away from the bustle of town. Our hosts, Mark and Mary were there to greet us, and they couldn't have been kinder or more accommodating! We walk in to a breath taking home with every amenity imaginable. On the first floor is a beautiful bedroom, and upstairs is a loft with 3 twin beds. Outside the lower floor bedroom is a gorgeous covered deck, complete with rocking chairs, table, grill for cooking, and a fire pit.
And if you're in the mood to cook, the kitchen is fully equipped for any gourmet meal you can create. In addition to that, Mary had provided wonderful individual quiches for breakfast as well as friendship bread and homemade scones! There was also a lovely basket of fresh fruit. No stone was left unturned to make your stay unforgettable!
We will certainly be returning to experience this wonderful place again!
This cottage is absolutely gorgeous and in the most serene setting surrounded by live oak trees. Everything is top quality from the breakfast to the linens. The breakfast Mary provided was amazing! Mark and Mary are so hospitable and have thought of every little detail to make you feel right at home. We had the best time, wish we would have stayed longer!!!
If you think you might like a cottage just out of town, surrounded by huge live oak trees with fresh flowers in every room, this is the place to book. It is beautiful and so clean it shines with antiques and personality everywhere. The hosts, Mark and Mary are so friendly and sweet! Add to all of that fresh, very tasty scones, fresh fruit and a nice bottle of red wine. They thought of everything!! We had a wonderful time!! I felt like an invited guest!! Thanks Mark and Mary!!
We had the pleasure of staying at Tell Story Walk for the second time. This trip we brought my parents so they could see why we love this place so much. The owners, Mark and Mary, are hands down the most wonderful people you will ever have the pleasure of meeting. They greeted us like family the moment we arrived and had the Cottage all ready for our stay with delicious food and our favorite drinks. The Cottage is beautifully decorated with everything you could need for a comfortable stay. Mark and Mary have thought of everything. From the soft linens to the fully stocked kitchen, your comfort is their top priority. Let's not forget the delicious breakfast delivered daily. Everything they serve is fabulous and will leave you full and ready to start your day. The grounds are beautiful with mature trees and lots of outdoor living space. We could spend hours walking around and just enjoying the peaceful outdoors.
We truly had the best time again at Tell Story Walk. My parents fell in love with the place and enjoyed not only the Cottage but the pleasure of story telling with Mark and Mary. We could have talked all night long. We all agreed that our favorite part of our trip was staying at the Cottage and visiting with Mark and Mary because they are truly special people with loving, caring hearts.
My husband first brought me to Waco to experience the Magnolia Market last year for my birthday, which was so much fun but we will keep coming back because of Mark and Mary and the Cottage at Tell Story Walk. They are part of our family now! We are blessed to have met them.
Top notch hosts added to the enveloping ambiance of this totally impeccable, first rate B&B. It was a dream come true to enjoy it with my sisters and nieces. HIGHLY recommend the Cottage at Tell Story Walk!