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.
Posts Tagged ‘bed and breakfast’
February 24th, 2010 by Grover McMains
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.
February 3rd, 2010 by Grover McMains
Jamie doesn’t like to serve a guest at our bed and breakfast the same breakfast twice, at least until they’ve stayed with us several times. This slightly spicy creation is included in a non-egg breakfast and is one of the recipes our guests ask us to repeat!
MEATY MORNING MUFFINS
1 lb. Bulk Sausage (we use regular, but Sage also works well)
2-4 ozs. Sun Dried Tomatoes
6 ozs. Velveeta – Cubed
6 English Muffins – Split
Brown sausage. While sausage is browning, soak sun dried tomatoes in boiling water until soft.
Dice dried, softened tomatoes and add to the sausage along with the Velveeta. Heat mixture until cheese is melted.
Lightly toast English Muffins. Generously spread meat mixture on English Muffin halves. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes.
Yields: 12 Halves/24 Quarters
January 27th, 2010 by Grover McMains
Ride your bike FROM our bed and breakfast, too! It’s just a short ride on residential streets to Fort Worth Trinity Trail, 15 miles each way of bike and jogging paths along the Trinity River. And we will store your bike safely while you’re not using it. Or we can even try to have a bike ready for rental from Panther City Bicycles, right around the corner on Magnolia. So, now you have no excuse to get your bike riding exercise and have a getaway weekend all at the same time!
January 13th, 2010 by Grover McMains
Speaking of cattle (see our posting under Fort Worth museums) it’s time for the 114th Fort Worth Livestock Show & Rodeo, the longest, continuously running livestock show in the United States. Beginning Friday, January 15 and running until February 7, the show involves food, western vendors, livestock judging and, of course, one of the major rodeos of the year. There are even special rodeo events separate from the rodeo itself. Except for the finals rodeo, there are plenty of tickets and plenty of parking. It’s great fun for a couple or the family; so, check the Stock Show site for a daily schedule, then call The Texas White House for your reservation. We are only 5-6 minutes from all the action. A lot of people think that the show is in the Fort Worth Stockyards, but it’s not. Except for the downtown parade on Saturday, January 16, all events are held at the Will Rogers Coliseum and Complex just northwest of our bed and breakfast. If you have time, plan to come during the week; mention this post, and we’ll give you a discount on your room. And definitely plan to spend two nights. There’s just too much to see for only one day!
January 6th, 2010 by Grover McMains
The holidays are over! That’s a “good news/bad news” type of thing for most of us. Regardless of how the holidays affected you, January is a good month to unwind from holiday shopping and rushing around in all the traffic. And, of course, with holiday bills, you don’t want to spend a lot of money. So, The Texas White House has just the answer! My favorite solution is our Privacy Package: Picture the two of you relaxing in a two-person, whirlpool bubble bath, sipping wine and munching snacks with only a candle light glow; a private dinner for two, sitting on plush cushions in front of your own fireplace; and do you think you could continue relaxing and have breakfast in bed? This package includes all of this: one night in either of our Longhorn Suite; snacks and wine, the delivery fee on dinner from any of several, local restaurants, and breakfast brought to your room; all for a total price of $299.00, plus tax. Mention this post, and you’ll receive an additional discount of $10.00. And if you want to book this special during the week, we will reduce the price another $10.00! It’s all available to you right now at our Fort Worth bed and breakfast.
December 22nd, 2009 by Grover McMains
Whether you want a Texas-style celebration at New Year’s Eve or a dinner for two and home early, downtown Fort Worth will have it all. They will also have plenty of noise! So, whichever way you prefer to celebrate, come spend that night at our bed and breakfast. We guarantee it will be quiet and peaceful here while the celebrating continues downtown. The Texas White House is only five minutes from downtown by residential streets and will provide taxi service to the celebration. A short cab ride home, and you’ll get a great night’s sleep and awaken to a breakfast worthy of the beginning of a new year.
December 13th, 2009 by Grover McMains
In another of our posts I mentioned the idea of getting away from Christmas stresses by staying overnight at The Texas White House and doing your shopping from here. Here’s another idea on how to slow down this Christmas season and maybe, just maybe, enjoy the holiday more! Visit the Fort Worth Zoo! Before school lets out, the zoo can be a peaceful, romantic place to just stroll. You can even joke with your spouse about how one of the animals reminds you of one of your in-laws! Well, OK; maybe not. But I’ll bet you can find that peace and quiet that will remind you of a simpler Christmas time. Now, some better news! Stay one week night at our bed and breakfast, and we’ll buy you a ticket to the zoo; stay two nights, and we’ll buy you two tickets; so, you even get a discount on getting some peace and quiet!
December 2nd, 2009 by Grover McMains
A former ghost storyteller from Galveston came to Fort Worth to stay at our bed and breakfast. So what, you’re thinking! But here’s “the rest of the story!” She and her husband booked the Lone Star room, our haunted room, without knowing it was haunted. The storyteller walked into the room and immediately sensed a presence there. Inside that room, there is a recently published book, “Ghosts in the Guest Room” by Olyve Abbott. As they were looking around the room at the various antiques, she noticed the book and recognized it. You see, she’s in it! As Sherlock Holmes used to say, “Fate laughs at coincidence.”