A lot of our prospective guests are interested in jogging or other exercise while they stay at our Fort Worth bed and breakfast, and in most cities the options are limited. I jogged for 30 years but never found it too healthy to jog on major roadways! Between not being able to breathe and having to stop for traffic, I just never saw the benefit. Anyway, that is not a problem here. We have a beautiful neighborhood just a few steps outside our front door that provides about 3 miles of scenic, quiet streets. The homes were built in the 1920s and 1930s and provide interesting architecture to look at if you can do two things at once! And the Trinity Trail is about .5 miles to the west down a tree-lined, neighborhood street. If you’re not familiar with the Trinity Trail, it’s a bike and jogging path, most of which is paved, stretching southwest along the Clear Fork of the Trinity River from north of downtown Fort Worth. Jogging the entire trail will allow you to cover about 15 miles. So, now you have no excuse. You can enjoy our delicious breakfasts, eat out every night you’re here, and still keep the calories off and feel good about getting some time away. Sounds like you ought to do it soon.
Posts Tagged ‘Fort Worth’
May 16th, 2010 by Grover McMains
May 5th, 2010 by Grover McMains
Those of you who travel the highways and by-ways of Texas (not the Interstates) have undoubtedly seen signs like “Texas Lakes Trail” with a logo pointing the way along that particular trail. If you’re like me, I always want to follow the trail to see what’s down that road! The Texas Historical Commission has 10 such trails around the state, and they have just introduced the 10th and last brochure in the program, this one detailing the Texas Hill Country.
The Heritage Trails Program began in 1968 when then Governor John Connally established it to promote regional tourism in conjunction with HemisFair, the World’s Fair event in San Antonio commerating the 250th anniversary of the founding of that city. For years the only active part of the program was the signs. Then in 1997 the Historical Commission was given the task of expanding the trails to promote regional, heritage tourism. Fort Worth is part of the Lakes Trail Region covering 31 Texas counties. Our trail features such Fort Worth attractions as Thistle Hill Mansion, the Stockyards and Log Cabin Village, as well as sites from Clifton to Paris and Consicana to Gainesville. You can see which trail comes through your part of the state by visiting the web site, www.thc.state.tx.us, and selecting Heritage Tourism. All bed and breakfasts who are members of the Texas Bed & Breakfast Association should have brochures at their property for the trail in their region.
It would not be easy to travel any given trail in one trip. The idea behind the brochures is to promote heritage sites in the region and to suggest day-trips to one or more of those sites. It’s a great way to see the rich history that is such a vital part of our state. Staying at a bed & breakfast along the way, many of which are also designated, historical sites, makes your trip even more enjoyable.
April 30th, 2010 by Grover McMains
There are always new places opening in Sundance Square in downtown Fort Worth. Some stay around and some open and quickly close. Take it from someone who knows, that is more internal to the operation than the place just being unpopular. That also makes those who do stick around seem even more special; so, typically those are the ones we recommend to our guests. For entertainment in Sundance Square there is no one better than the Four Day Weekend Improvisational Group. Several of their members have left Fort Worth for the national stage and can often be seen on television. But regardless of the cast, the quality remains. The shows are reasonably priced and leave plenty of time to see other attractions while in downtown. Whether you’re staying at our bed and breakfast or not, don’t miss spending an evening with Four Day Weekend.
April 23rd, 2010 by Grover McMains
I’m sure all you golfers know that the Colonial is coming up May 24 – 30 in Fort Worth. OK, I know; its official name is the Crowne Plaza Invitational at the Colonial, but to us locals, it is and always will be the Colonial! Over the years we’ve had many guests stay with us and go to the golf tournament; some walk, some drive and park in our secret area not too far away. Either way, it’s convenient to stay at The Texas White House because you’re just a little over one mile away from some great golf. And after the day’s play, you’ll be back on our big, front porch sipping wine and relaxing while everyone else is still in traffic going home.
April 16th, 2010 by Grover McMains
Springtime has started in earnest at the Texas Star Gardens of The Texas White House. Each day, more and more Native Texas plants are budding out and blooming, and many of these spring flowers are producing seedlings. So, it’s time for our special discount offer. Actually, this is more “free” than “discount.” For each guest who stays at our Fort Worth bed and breakfast this spring and summer, you may dig up and take two seedling plants (supervised, of course!!) for each night you stay with us - absolutely free. For those of you reading this on Facebook, you are entitled to receive an even more special offer; so, please call us for the details. These seedlings can’t last forever – not because they won’t grow but because we will be forced to dig them up to keep the garden in shape. So, if you are interested, please plan to stay with us soon. You may want to time your stay to the type of plant you want, and we’ll certainly help you with that.
April 13th, 2010 by Grover McMains
The Naval Air Station JRB Fort Worth will open its doors to the public on April 24 & 25 for an air power demonstration and a concert. The air show will include flyovers by an Air Force B-2 and B-52, and an air-to-ground firepower exhibition by Navy F/A-18′s and Air Force A-10′s (As far as I know, this is a first for Fort Worth)
. There will also be civilian aircraft aerobatics and the U.S. Special Operations Commandos will conduct a paratrooper drop as well as static displays of numerous military and civilian aircraft. The concert will be by country music’s James Otto and Lonestar beginning at 4:00 P.M. on Saturday. All of this is FREE. However, if you stay at The Texas White House the weekend of April 24 & 25 and attend the show, we will give you a discount off of your room rate. So, FREE just got better! Call us to make your reservation.
April 10th, 2010 by Grover McMains
Only die-hard football fans are thinking about the sport at this time of year, but there is a lot of planning and work going on in Fort Worth right now for next year’s Super Bowl at Cowboy Stadium. Here are some things to think about if you’re considering coming here for the Super Bowl. There are close to thirty official NFL Sponsors, large corporations which use the Super Bowl week to entertain their largest clients. No, you are not one of those, no matter how much beer you drink! But you can take advantage of what’s going on because many of the parties and attractions put on by these NFL Sponsors are open to the public. So, here’s a planning tip to think about: come to Fort Worth, stay close to the center of town, go to the parties and activities the Thursday, Friday and Saturday before the game. Then head home Sunday in time to watch the Super Bowl on television (you’d be surprised how many Sponsor executives do exactly that!). I’ll be posting additional information at least once a month about Super Bowl events, especially Fort Worth events, and how you might be a part of them.
March 29th, 2010 by Grover McMains
If it’s spring, and officially it is, then it must be time for Fort Worth’s Main Street Arts Festival. Artists’ booth down the center of Main Street, food and beverages on the side streets and people everywhere!
All festivities begin on April 8, but if you slip downtown on the evening of April 7, you can usually get a preview of many of the booths as they set up (just a little hint from a local!). This year’s attraction includes many, shall we say, unusual live acts including music from chain saws and yo-yo demonstrations/performances. The Texas White House is only 1.5 miles from the center of all of this activity, and if you stay at our bed and breakfast during the festival, we’ll provide your transportation downtown. If you like crowds, you’ll love the Main Street Arts Festival, but at least you won’t have to hassle with the traffic and closed streets!
March 25th, 2010 by Grover McMains
During spring break or anytime your family can get away for some time together, use our bed and breakfast as your home away from home. What makes that even better than just a great place to stay is that we are within walking distance of the city’s top family attraction, the Fort Worth Zoo, and are 5-6 minutes from the Log Cabin Village, the longest miniature train in the world and the Omni Theater at the Fort Worth Museum of Science & History.
Top that off with some family restaurants within walking distance, and you have a simple vacation to plan and a great one to be a part of! All you have to do is call us, book the Longhorn Suite and get ready to have some family fun.
March 18th, 2010 by Grover McMains
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.