Selected as Top 10 Luxurious in U.S.

Filed under: Awards,From the Inn,Press — Tags: , , — on July 8, 2014 by Jim Leitch @ 5:39 pm

We are delightTop 10 Luxurioused to receive the news that BedandBreakfast.com has selected the Inn as “One of its 10 Most Luxurious Inns” in the U.S. for 2014. Over the past 9 years, the Inn has received numerous accolades and awards for  its upscale accommodations, lakefront views, and exceptional guest service. “We are honored that BedandBreakfast.com, one of the leading online companies for B&Bs and inns, has selected us for this prestigious award,” said Jim Leitch, owner/innkeeper of the Inn on Lake Granbury. “We take great pride in delivering an exceptional guest experience, and we appreciate that BedandBreakfast.com has recognized us in this way.” The Inn on Lake Granbury has also had a long association with BedandBreakfast.com, having been a Diamond Collection member inn since 2010. The Inn on Lake Granbury is a lakefront inn and retreat located within walking distance to the historic downtown of Granbury, Texas. The Inn has 15 luxury accommodations with a saltwater pool, lush grounds, a sitting dock directly on Lake Granbury, and a meeting facility for overnight group retreats. Many of its guestrooms and guest suites have porches and balconies. The Inn is known throughout the nation as one of the top inns in small towns, as noted by other leading magazines and travel groups. Please go to www.innonlakegranbury.com for more information.

Lake Granbury

Inn on Lake Granbury Awarded “Certificate of Excellence” for 2014 from TripAdvisor

Filed under: Awards,From the Inn — Tags: — on May 22, 2014 by Jim Leitch @ 8:29 pm

For the second consecutive year, the Inn on Lake Granbury, a lakefront Texas bed and breakfast and retreat, has been awarded the prestigious TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2014 for its upscale accommodations, exceptional amenities, and overall guest satisfaction.

We are honored that TripAdvisor, the world’s most respected review site, has selected the Inn, and recognized what others, such as TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2014Southern Living Magazine, Texas Highways, and Texas Meetings & Events Magazine, have also bestowed upon the Inn on Lake Granbury.

The Inn on Lake Granbury is an upscale inn in historic Granbury Texas.  Since 2005, the Inn has welcomed thousands of guests, hundreds of group retreats, and numerous weddings.   With 15 total guestrooms on three landscaped acres overlooking Lake Granbury, the Inn is perfect for romantic Texas getaways. Guests looking to escape their routine can relax by the saltwater pool or stroll around beautiful outside sitting areas that dot the property.  In addition, the Inn is within walking distance to shopping and dining on the historic Square, and is within a short drive to multiple wineries, and Revolver Brewery, home to the Metroplex’s #1 craft beer, as voted on by dfw.com.

Thank you to our wonderful guests for your support over the years to help us achieve this recognition!

5th Annual VIP “Sip & Savor” Granbury Wine Walk Dinner – April 24, 2014

Filed under: culinary,Events — Tags: — on April 9, 2014 by Jim Leitch @ 4:43 pm
Granbury Wine Walk VIP Dinner

Photo courtesy of granburywinewalk.com

One of the most popular weekends in Granbury is being kicked off “under the stars” on Thursday, April 24th with the Granbury Wine Walk VIP Wine Dinner at a private lakefront residence.  The dinner location is within walking distance from your stay at the Inn on Lake Granbury.   From 6pm-10pm, enjoy Texas wines, and food prepared and cooked by 6 of the top chefs in the Dallas/Fort area.  A jazz trio will provide live entertainment, and there will be a chef cook-off leading to a people’s choice award for “best chef”.

If you are looking for a deliciously fun evening, go to granburywinewalk.com/vip-event for more information and to purchase tickets. Tickets are going fast, and so are our rooms! Book your stay at our Granbury bed and breakfast today!

5th Annual Granbury Wine Walk Festival – April 25-26, 2014

Filed under: culinary,Events — Tags: — on by Jim Leitch @ 4:35 pm
granbury wine walk 2014

Photo courtesy of granburywinewalk.com

The popular Granbury Wine Walk will be held on Friday and Saturday, April 25-26th, in the Historic Square in downtown Granbury, Texas. Clusters of 21 Texas wineries paired with food vendors will dot the square, allowing ticket holders to stroll from

Granbury TX festival

Photo courtesy of granburywinewalk.com

one cluster to another.  The Granbury Wine Walk will open from noon to 8 p.m., and is walking distance from our Texas bed and breakfast. Visitors will also enjoy live music and the Lake Granbury Art Association will host a wine-themed exhibition and sale at different locations on the Granbury Square.  A ticket to the festival includes a commemorative wine glass, 5 tastings, food samples, and live entertainment.

A VIP “Sip & Savor” wine dinner kicks off the Granbury Wine Walk weekend festivities, and we still have guestrooms available! Click here to read more about this event, or to purchase tickets for the Granbury Wine Walk, visit to www.granburywinewalk.com.

Texas Highways Magazine : Granbury, Texas Top Vacation Destination

Filed under: Press,Specials — Tags: , — on March 25, 2014 by Jim Leitch @ 6:03 pm

We are excited that ‘the travel magazine of Texas’, Texas Highways Magazine, has voted Granbury #25 in its top 40 travel destinations in the state.  In addition, the March issue featured Granbury and the Inn on Lake Granbury in its top 40 destination article.

Texas Highways Magazine

Photo Courtesy of Texas Highways Magazine, March 2014

We are so pleased the article points out that our historic town of Granbury has so much to offer travelers and tourists.  All of the downtown shops are within walking distance from our Granbury inn, and offer boutique style clothing, décor, gift items, and furnishings.   The renovated 1886 Granbury Opera House (pictured here) showcases professional talent in its year round plays and musicals.

Located on the historic downtown square are quaint restaurants offering everything from authentic German food to Italian at Farina’s, and steak and seafood entrees at the upscale Eighteen Ninety Grille.   The town is also known for “ghosts and legends” such as Jesse James, Belle Starr, and a rumored town visit by Bonnie and Clyde.  An historic downtown wouldn’t be complete without an “Old Jailhouse Museum”, which spins tales of sheriffs and their badges, a gallows, and jail cells from years past.  For lunch, Paradise Bistro and the Fillin’ Station are local downtown favorites for delicious sandwiches – both within a short walk from the Inn.  If you would like to sample fine chocolates and pick up a bottle of wine to bring back to your room at the Inn, be sure to stop by the Art of Chocolate and Wine Shoppe.

The award winning Revolver Brewery, known for its best of class “Blood & Honey” ale, is a short drive from downtown.   For wine lovers, Granbury also boasts D’Vine Wine personal winery and Farina’s Winery and Café on the Square, and two award winning wineries, Barking Rocks Winery, and Bluffdale Vineyards, which offer wine tastings, and winery tours on weekdays and weekends.

Revolver Brewery Granbury

Photo Courtesy of Texas Highways Magazine, March 2014

With Spring just around the corner, there is no better time to visit Granbury and have an overnight stay at the Inn.  The Inn on Lake Granbury is an award winning lakefront inn with 15 luxurious accommodations set on three acres of beautifully landscaped grounds.   The Inn also caters to romantic getaways, group retreats, and weddings.

Granbury bed and breakfast

Photo Courtesy of Texas Highways Magazine, March 2014

To show our appreciation to our guests who have helped spread the word about our Granbury bed and breakfast, we are offering a Special Spring Getaway Discount. Be one of the first 5 callers to the Inn (817-573-0046) to make a reservation for 2 nights and get 20% off your stay Sunday-Friday*!

 

*Stay must be occur before April 30, 2014. Subject to availability. Cannot be combined with other offers.

“Let Us Entertain You” :: Special Theatre Package

Filed under: Concert,Entertainment,Specials — Tags: , — on February 21, 2014 by Jim Leitch @ 9:25 pm

Let Us Entertain You

Looking for a relaxing overnight getaway with a fabulous dinner and theatre experience,
included with your stay?
The Inn on Lake Granbury is pleased to offer its “Let Us Entertain You Package”. The “Let Us
Entertain You Theatre” Package, when added as an option to your Inn reservation, includes a
dinner voucher for two at the Eighteen Ninety Grille, a full breakfast for two, complimentary
appetizers and wine, two tickets to a show performed by the Granbury Theatre Company, an
evening dessert in your room following the show, chocolates on your pillow, and turndown
service at our Granbury Bed and Breakfast.
With your two show tickets, you will experience an entertaining two act musical called
“Romance Romance” which opens February 20th at the newly renovated Granbury Opera House.
The story of two couples who fall for each other – either under an assumed persona or in make
believe circumstances – is musically accompanied for the first time from the New Orchestra Pit,
and featuring ballet dancers from the North Central Ballet. Early pre-opening reviews have
characterized the show as “clever”, “funny”, and “truthful” about couples and romance.

“Romance Romance” will be showing from February 20 – March 8, 2014 with shows Thursday
– Saturdays at 7:30pm with a Saturday matinee at 3:30pm. For ticket and show information, go
to www.granburytheatrecompany.org.

For more information about the Inn, and the “Let Us Entertain You Package,” go to
www.innonlakegranbury.com or call us at 817-573-0046.

A Musical Performed in the Granbury Opera House February 20, 2014 – March 8, 2014

Thursdays – Saturdays 7:30 pm

Saturday Matinee 3:30 pm

Starring Brian Lawson, Emily Warwick, Cooper Dodd and Ashley Blaine, Featuring Ballet Dancers
from North Central Ballet.

First Time Ever – Live Musical Accompaniment from the New Orchestra PitRomance/Romance a two act musical – Varied looks at romance seekers during the turn of the century and then modern day. In nineteenth century
Vienna, Alfred and Josephine are discontent with their lives. He is tired of women
only wanting him for his money, and she is a woman used to wanting men for their
money. Confiding their woes to their respective best friends in letters, they each
separately decide to dress down and go walking in the park, hoping for something
different. They end up meeting and fall in love with the others’ assumed persona.

Grand Re-Opening of Granbury Opera House!

Filed under: Concert,Specials — Tags: , — on December 17, 2013 by WhiteStone @ 7:50 pm

Granbury Opera House Re-opensAfter an extensive interior renovation, the 1886 Granbury Opera House is back in operation!  The Opera House, the crown jewel of the downtown square, now has state of the art acoustics, an expanded stage, rehearsal space, and concession areas for patrons to enjoy.  The theatre has maintained its intimate setting for live plays and musicals with 309 seats. Plus it is only a short walk from our Granbury bed and breakfast!

Providing quality live theater entertainment, the Granbury Opera House debuts “A Christmas Carol” just in time for the holiday season.  This classic holiday show opened December 12 and runs daily through December 23 with evening shows Monday-Saturday at 7:30, Saturday matinees at 3:30pm and Sundays at 2pm.  The theatre also has a wonderful lineup of shows in 2014, starting in January with “Noises Off”, the British comedy, followed by “Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn”, and then the widely popular “A Streetcar Named Desire”, to name a few.

When booking your stay at the Inn, add the popular “Let Us Entertain You” dinner and show package!

Let Us Entertain You Theatre Package

  • Two tickets to the Granbury Theatre (plays or musicals – Friday/Saturday)
  • Dinner voucher for 2 at the Eighteen Ninety Grille
  • Turn Down Service with Chocolates on Your Pillow
  • Late Evening Dessert in Your Room Following the Show
  • $150 plus the cost of any available room

BOOK NOW!

Winter time at the Inn is the perfect time to enjoy the festive downtown square, enjoy a wonderful dinner close to the Inn, and then relax in your room, suite or house next to a cozy fire with someone special.  We hope to see you soon!

 

 

Come Hither to Granbury, Texas for the Perfect Weekend Retreat

Filed under: Press — on December 3, 2013 by Jim Leitch @ 4:58 pm

“The Perfect Weekend Retreat” was the phrase given by Shop Across Texas.com recently when describing our historic hometown of Granbury.   Shop Across Texas.com describes itself as “the ultimate web resource on shopping in Texas.”  The website is chock full of information regarding Texas shopping, traveling and entertainment.  The well-organized and expansive site claims to “cut through the clutter to bring you only the best -of-the-best,” and that’s where Granbury fits right in!

When visiting Shop Across Texas.com, a visit to the Hither and Yonder tab will bring up an article highlighting the “multitude” of things to see and do in Granbury.  They included one of the Inn on Lake Granbury’s favorite evening shots of our shimmering saltwater pool.  We’re proud to be mentioned in this online resource of all things Texas!  As locals, we know all the wonderful attractions that beckon travelers and tourists to Granbury, and we’re thrilled that Shop Across Texas.com is sharing all of our wonderful indulgences with its readers.

Shopping in Granbury Texas

Click on the link below to read the entertaining Hither and Yonder section of Shop Across Texas.com which highlights our beloved Granbury!   Got something to add?  Get interactive and write a thought for others in the comment section provided by the site.

Many thanks to Shop Across Texas.com for this notable mention and inclusion in this first-rate online travel resource!

Another local favorite, The Granbury Opera House, has the entire town anticipating its grand opening, following an extensive renovation.  The Opera House swings back into action with the classical performance of “A Christmas Carol” beginning on December 12th, 2013.   Read more about the history, renovation and re-opening of the Opera House, in an article recently posted by the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

Join us in our Granbury bed and breakfast for a wonderful getaway in Texas.

Sinful Apple Crisp Pie Recipe

Filed under: Food and Dining — on November 7, 2013 by Jim Leitch @ 11:50 pm

At our Granbury, TX bed and breakfast, we love engaging with guests through social media.  Recently, after posting a mouth-watering photo of one of our favorite dessert offerings, Apple Crisp Pie, we received requests to share our recipe.  Our Event Chef, Stacy Counts, has obliged and provided the irresistible recipe below.   Whip it up and let us know how it goes!

Apple Crisp Pie Recipe

apple crisp pie recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 whole Unbaked Pie Crust
  •  Filling
  • 3 whole Large (4 Or 5 Small) Granny Smith Apples, Peeled, Cored, And Sliced Thin
  • 1/2 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon All-purpose Flour
  • 1 cup Heavy Cream
  • 2 teaspoons Vanilla Extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon Cinnamon
  •  Topping
  • 7 Tablespoons Butter
  • 3/4 cups All-purpose Flour
  • 1/2 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/4 cup Pecans (more To Taste)
  •  Dash Of Salt

Recipe Directions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Roll out pie dough and place it in a pie pan. Decorate the edges as desired.
  • Add apple slices to a large bowl. In a separate bowl, mix together cream, 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1/2 cup sugar, 1 tablespoon flour, vanilla, and cinnamon. Pour over apples. Pour apples into pie shell.
  • In the bowl of a food processor (or you can mix by hand) combine butter, flour, sugar, pecans (chop if you’re not using a food processor), and salt. Mix until everything comes together in clumps. Pour topping over apples.
  • Attach foil to the edges and lay a piece of flat foil loosely over the top of the pie. Place pie pan on top of a rimmed cookie sheet and bake for one hour. At the end, remove foil and allow to finish baking and browning. Can bake for up to 15 or 20 minutes more if necessary.
  • Remove from oven when pie is bubbly and golden brown.
  • Serve warm with hard sauce, whipped cream, or ice cream.

Shepherd Ministries Joins Us at for their Texas Retreat

Filed under: Group Retreats — on September 23, 2013 by Jim Leitch @ 7:43 pm

Al and Barb MacDonald arrived on a Thursday to check in, get comfortable and ready for a busy and invigorating weekend ahead.  They were preparing for a mission.  What was the mission before them?  To lead, coach and encourage an assembly of married couples who would begin arriving the next day.  A group of over twenty would be gathering for the weekend at the Inn on Lake Granbury for a couples retreat with a focus on marriage and families.

Al and Barb were gracious enough to sit down and chat for a few minutes regarding the retreat they were leading.  Easygoing, friendly and well-spoken, the couple exuded passion for this mission they have enlisted for.

Retreat in Texas

Al is President of Shepherd Ministries, which is located in Grapevine, just over an hour’s drive from the Inn’s location in historic Granbury, Texas.  Al and Barb host about twelve getaways a year, and label these getaways “life enrichment conferences.”  Al, while smiling, mentions that identifying the getaways in this manner is a little more appealing to men than the label “marriage retreat.”  And Barb agrees.  These life enrichment conferences are limited to a maximum of twelve couples per session in order to preserve the intimate atmosphere they both feel is so useful.

Al said that the couple began in youth ministry and worked in youth ministry for years and actually considers that they “still are” in youth ministry.  He further explained that maintaining a strong marital relationship is vital to children and thus considers this aspect of ministry as still serving youth, just maybe indirectly.  A healthy marriage serves a family well.

Barb explained that they happened upon our Granbury, Texas bed and breakfast one day on a rainy drive to nearby Glen Rose, Texas.  Barb had seen our advertisement in D Magazine and they ultimately found themselves in our parking lot.  When an employee tapped on their car window to inquire whether they were guests checking in, introductions were made, a tour was given, and the first of several retreats was booked.  The Inn on Lake Granbury is a full-service facility offering a spacious state-of-the-art conference room, onsite catering and overnight group accommodations.

When asked what the MacDonalds and their group found notable during this stay at the Inn, mention was made that our staff obviously possessed “servants’ hearts” which was made apparent by “attention to detail” and how all were “involved and hardworking.”  We were pleased to hear that “couples come in and are wowed” by the luxurious amenities, the lush grounds and the stellar service.  Several meals, all prepared by our Event Chef, were enjoyed by the attendees and we were thrilled to hear comments such as, “the food is excellent!”

Ministries 2

The couples enjoyed a bit of free time sitting by our saltwater pool, lounging lakeside in a hammock and some visited our nearby Historic Granbury Square for a unique shopping experience.

We couldn’t resist asking for a tip or a little relationship advice from these experts, and they both willingly obliged.  Al advises to “Be real in relationships.  Integrity means a lot.”  Barb emotionally expresses the value of relationships and says, “Life is short and relationships are the only things that matter.”  Shepherd Ministries will be back this winter with yet another retreat, and we look forward to their return!

If you’re wondering how to get your group checked in at our Select Registry Inn, just give us a call!  We can tailor your Texas corporate event or retreat to fit your needs.

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