Singer/songwriter Richard March stayed at our Fort Worth bed and breakfast while he performed at The Aardvark close to TCU. Richard is on a tour of the southwest building a fan base and getting to know the area. He blends a love for country and western music with the folk music he grew up with using a combination of guitar, harmonica and piano. Richard leaves Fort Worth and after a quick trip to Norman, Oklahoma, will come back to Texas to play in Bastrop and Austin. Check out his web site at richardmarch.com and pick up his latest album called, “These Dreams.” Better yet, go see Richard in person. We look forward to having him back at The Texas White House.
March 18th, 2010 by Grover McMains
March 10th, 2010 by Grover McMains
This is not the time of the year most people think of going to the Fort Worth Botanic Gardens. But I doubt you will ever be surrounded by as much color as the attraction now in place at their conservatory. You can literally walk among 2400 butterflies each week through April 4. Between now and the end of the exhibit, about 12,000 butterflies will have been on display. In fact, you must be checked before you leave to make sure one or more are not “hitchhiking” out on you! Butterflies from both North and South America, Southeast Asia and Africa are on display. What a fun date or family outing. Even more fun would be to make mini-vacation out of it by staying at The Texas White House. Call us and ask about our “butterfly special!”
March 6th, 2010 by Grover McMains
St. Patrick’s Day doesn’t seem like it would mean much to Fort Worth cowboys and cowtown. But you probably didn’t know that St. Patrick came from the west side of Ireland! To celebrate that little-known fact, Fort Worth will break out the green with a downtown parade and a full day’s activities in the Stockyards. All attractions will be held on March 13 even though St. Patrick’s Day is really March 17 (after all, what’s tradition got to do with it?). And it’s not just for the little people! Adults are welcome, too.
March 1st, 2010 by Grover McMains
I’m sure it will surprise the folks on the east and west coasts, but America Online Travel has named the State of Texas as the country’s new Capital of Culture. In addition to Fort Worth’s Kimbell and Modern Art Museums, Sid Richardson Museum and Bass Performance Hall, Dallas’ Performing Arts Center, Austin’s live music, the Johnson Space Craft Center, the Dallas Cowboys, Houston’s Grand Opera, and the entire state for diversity of architectural styles were all contributors to the honor. Can’t you just hear someone from New Jersey or from overseas saying, “Let’s take a few days and go down there and see all these things.” Pretty tall order, partner! But if you want to pick a place to start, I’d suggest Fort Worth. And if you need a place to stay, I know of a little bed and breakfast in Fort Worth that’s really close to everything. Why, you can even take a day trip to that little city east of us!
February 24th, 2010 by Grover McMains
The Texas White House is proud to announce that we have a yoga instructor who will come to our bed and breakfast for individual or couple sessions during your stay with us. It is especially nice to have these exercise sessions early in the morning or after sundown in the Texas Star Gardens, surrounded by flowers and the waterfall sounds of our fountains. We already have the winter honeysuckle in bloom and in just a few weeks, there will be more early spring flowers in the gardens. Add to that a cool, crisp morning, and you have the perfect setting for a good yoga workout. Advance booking is required; so, let us know the next time you’re coming to Fort Worth, and we’ll reserve you a time.
February 21st, 2010 by Grover McMains
The National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame is hosting a special exhibit of artist Georgia O’Keeffe now through September. This attraction, of course, displays many of her works but also has extensive photography of her life and lifestyle. So, it’s a behind the scenes look at this artist’s life as well as an exhibit of her work. Some of our guests received a member preview and said it shows how Ms. O’Keeffe lived, played, worked and whom she associated with. Reserve a room at The Texas White House, and we’ll have your tickets waiting for you when you arrive.
February 16th, 2010 by Grover McMains
That’s right! It’s time for the Fort Worth Cowtown Marathon, February 27. This year’s events include the marathon, an ultra, half, 10K and 5K, all of which begin in downtown. So, if you’re into running, there’s a race for you.
And if you’re into eating the right breakfast before the race or the evening before, stay at our bed and breakfast, and we’ll have your special food, fixed just for you. And then we’re only a mile and a half from the start of the race. Perfect race! Perfect place! Just call us to reserve your room and food.
February 12th, 2010 by Grover McMains
- Snowman, thanks to Jordan & David, guests at The Texas White House
You probably have heard that Fort Worth and Dallas received an all-time record snowfall of over 9 inches on February 11, but you also need to know that our bed and breakfast also recorded a new record, coincidentally of over 9 inches! Other than at ski resorts, I have never seen this much snow at one time; it is truly a winter wonderland and a wonderful experience despite what our friends in the northeast are saying! I even got to use a snow shovel to clear the walkways. Wow! What fun! And good exercise. That snowman is over 5 feet tall! I want to thank our guests, Joey, Kerry, Jordan and David, whose excitement at being a part of this event made the day even more beautiful.
February 10th, 2010 by Grover McMains
We’ve recently received a copy of Supernatural Texas: A Field Guide by Brian Righi and published by Schiffer Publishing. The book contains ghost stories from haunted places all over the state and includes our bed and breakfast.
You can find the book at all bookstores and, of course, online. Or better yet, come stay with us in the Lone Star room and read all about what has happened in YOUR room!
February 5th, 2010 by Grover McMains
This time of year in Fort Worth, we’re all bundling up to stay warm and probably just wishing for spring flowers or not even thinking about it yet. However, the Winter Honeysuckle has started blooming in the Texas Star Gardens at our bed and breakfast. Imagine yourself, still bundled up on a cool day, sitting in the sunshine on the bench almost surrounded on three sides by the fragrance of honeysuckle. Close your eyes and smell. Suddenly, it’s Spring! Well, you don’t have to just imagine. Come see us at The Texas White House and let your imagination come alive! Mention this post, and you’ll receive our early spring discount.