Granbury Lights Up for Christmas


It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in historic Granbury!

Granbury’s Lighted Christmas Parade, now in its 27th year, takes place on Friday, November 27th, starting at 6 pm. Every year the theme changes, so no two parades are ever the same. This year it’s called: “Happy Birthday, Jesus” and it tells the story of Christmas.

Arrive downtown early and enjoy candlelight, music, hot drinks, holiday-flavored popcorn, and good cheer! The Parade travels from the GISD Admin parking lot east on Pearl Street, then down three sides of the square continuing back on Bridge Street.  Santa and Mrs. Claus will only meet children at the Courthouse Gazebo (like all of us, they’ve been swamped with growing to-do lists; and well, checking them twice). All children waiting in line to greet Santa will receive a cookie and hot chocolate.

The Granbury Candlelight Tour, a beloved annual town tradition, returns once again for it’s 32nd year. Grab a candle and under its flickering flame visit seven historically significant homes and marvel in the architecture and furnishings of this magical place.

In addition to the tour, there’s plenty of holiday spirit to go around, including a horse drawn carriage to sample holiday goodies from merchants on the square. The town’s historic buildings and museums will open their doors for free to anyone to enjoy during the event hours. A public tram will offer complimentary lifts from the home sites back to the square.

The Granbury Candlelight Tour takes place on two days: Friday, December 4th from 5 pm – 9 pm and Saturday, December 5th from 12 pm to 9 pm. For detailed information on the sites on the tour visit the event program online:

Want the early Christmas Bird discount? Reserve and pay before November 30th, 2015, and score tickets for $20. Starting December 1st, tickets cost $25 per person.

To extend the holiday spirit and capture all the lights in full splendor, reserve a room at the Inn on Lake Granbury. The lake looks spectacular among the reflection of all those twinkling lights!

Mary Poppins Comes to Granbury


The singing nanny we all know and love making her way to Granbury. Mary Poppins, made famous by Walt Disney Productions in 1964, will be presented by the Granbury Theatre Company from November 27th through December 23rd.

Based on the Mary Poppins books for children, written by author Pamela L. Travers, the story centers on a mysterious and magical English nanny who is blown by incredibly strong winds into the home of the Banks family to care for their children. The story includes jumping into paintings for adventures, meetings with chimney sweeps, and nostalgic family life.

The Mary Poppins film was nominated for thirteen Academy Awards, of which it won five, making it the most Oscar-nominated Disney-film at the time. Julie Andrews won Best Actress for her portrayal of Mary.

Many theater renditions have been performed of the iconic tale over the years. This holiday season, the Granbury Theatre Company will perform its own Mary Poppins at 133 E Pearl Street on Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30 pm. There will also be Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2:00 pm. For more information visit the theatre’s website.

To create your own supercalifragilisticexpialidocious experience, reserve a room at our picturesque inn and jump into a breathtaking real-life setting, complete with musical theatre through our “Let Us Entertain You Package.” The package includes two theatre tickets, dinner voucher for two a the Eighteen Ninety Grille, turn down service with pillow-top chocolate, and late evening dessert in your room after the show for $150 plus the cost of your room. Next day, a complimentary full-course breakfast is also included.

Artsy Yet Spooky Halloween Weekend in Granbury

Filed under: Things to Do — Tags: , , , — on October 30, 2015 by LakeGranbury @ 8:03 pm


You can have a spooky Halloween just about anywhere, but an artsy yet spooky Halloween? You’ll have to visit Granbury for that. In fact, we have a whole weekend of suggested activities, many full of “spirits.”
For those thinking of traveling on Friday, you’ll want to arrive by 7 p.m. D’Vine Wine Bar is hosting “Music, Massage and Merlot.” Enjoy more than 20 fine wines ($5 per glass), karaoke, and relax with a massage ($1 per minute). Or get into the festivities hands-on! The wine bar is letting guests make their own wine, bottle it, and embellish it with a custom label. The event lasts till 11 p.m.

The last Saturday of each month, the Galleries of Granbury offer a free art walk — and this Saturday falls on Halloween! Starting at 5 p.m. Langdon Center Art Gallery, Artefactz, Shanley House Art Gallery, Uptown Arts (located inside The Bridge Boutique), D’Vine Wine and Your Private Collection Art Gallery will open their doors for enthusiasts. You can also ride the complimentary tram (when available) around to the different galleries free of charge. See demonstrations and enjoy some hors d’oeuvres, wine and music till 8 p.m.

After the arts walk, brave souls can embark on the town’s renowned Ghosts and Legends tour. You’ll walk through the Historic Square and learn about the famous characters of Granbury’s past, like the Lady in Red, The Faceless Girl, John Wilkes Booth, outlaw Jesse James and many others. Tours are every Saturday (and Friday) at 7 p.m. and 9:15 p.m. $10 for adults/$7 for children.

Plan ahead and make a reservation for the 11 p.m. Last Mile Cemetery Tour. You’ll walk the quiet grounds of the historic Granbury City Cemetery, the resting place for several of Granbury’s notorious residents, like Ashley Crockett (grandson of David, of Alamo fame), gravesite of outlaw Jesse James, city namesake General Hiram Granbury, and many others. Bring a flashlight and war good walking shoes! $10.

After a hearty breakfast at the inn, there are many options. Two of the most popular include a tour of the Hood County Jail Museum and a matinee of Sweeney Todd.

The Hood County Jail Museum hosts tours from 1 to 4 p.m. This historic jail was built in 1885. The original jail cells are on the second floor, the tall tower was erected to accommodate hangings. See the Sheriff’s office, kitchen and the great collection of memorabilia. $2 for adults, $1 for Children under 12.

Granbury Opera House is performing Sweeney Todd at 2 p.m. Plan ahead and get tickets to see the demon barber of Fleet Street… a perfect finale to your Halloween getaway.





D Magazine Picks Our Inn as Where to Stay in Granbury

Filed under: Press — Tags: , , , , , — on October 8, 2015 by LakeGranbury @ 3:40 am

D Magazine, one of the premier lifestyle magazines in Texas, just wrote an article that includes the Inn on Lake Granbury as a great place to stay in Granbury!

Writer Catherine Downes visited Granbury for a story on Dallasites seeking a quaint “out of the big city” getaway – less than 90 minutes from Dallas. Downes described our town square as “one of the most darling” in the state. She also touted our area’s many festivals, events, vintage shopping, vineyards, and stellar dining options.

When it came to our award-winning inn, just three blocks from downtown, she touted our sprawling lakeside views, 15 lavish rooms, and the saltwater pool found amid our manicured grounds. For more information about the Inn, click here.
To reserve a room and visit the different eateries, and wineries mentioned in the story, click here.

And to read the full magazine article, click here.

Inn on Lake Granbury Receives Top Lakeside B&B Award!


The Inn on Lake Granbury has just received one of its “Top Lakeside B&B” awards from! This means the Inn was one of only 13 other lakeside lodging properties in the U.S. to receive this award.

Since its opening in 2005 after a complete renovation, the Inn has grown from 8 guestrooms to 15 guestrooms – many with lakeviews from balconies or porches. One constant reminder of the picturesque setting, since Dr. John Doyle first purchased the property in 1880, are towering 200 year old live oak trees that beautifully overlook the lake from the bluff. Together with comfortable sitting areas that dot the property – each offering a sparkling view of the lake – the Inn offers a saltwater pool with waterfall to cool off on hot summer days. also noted that we offer 15 luxurious and unique guestrooms and suites, some of which have heated bathroom floors, steam showers, showers with body jets, stone fireplaces, and private porches or balconies; and let’s not forget our king or queen beds that are draped with fine custom linens. To take a peek, visit the Accomodations page on our web site.

Our full breakfast was also featured, including our signature Blueberry Blintz Soufflé — which has one numerous culinary awards from magazines and travel writers. If it is not on the menu during your stay, you may be treated to our equally popular Upside Down Banana Walnut French Toast, or another delicious breakfast entrée. Either way, you’ll love what we serve to start your day!

Curious? Reserve a room at the inn now to experience lakeside views, incredible sunsets, sprawling grounds, upscale amenities, and our hearty breakfast.

Special Frank Sinatra Tribute Comes to Granbury!


Start spreading the news… Granbury Theatre Company is celebrating Frank Sinatra’s 100th birthday this year with a special tribute to the late singer.

“100 Years of Old Blue Eyes” will run two days only at the theatre: Friday and Saturday, August 21-22. The Inn on Lake Granbury can help secure an excellent seat for you and a guest when you reserve our “Let Us Entertain You Theatre” package.

The way it works — when you reserve a room at our beautiful lake front inn, through the package, you receive two tickets to the show; a dinner voucher (also for two) at Eighteen Ninety Grille, which recently written up in Austin Food Magazine; chocolate-on pillow turn down service; and a late evening, post-show, dessert (in your room); in addition to a hearty homemade breakfast at the inn the next morning.

Sinatra, one of the most popular entertainers of the 20th century, had a long career as an award-winning singer and actor. He recorded numerous hits, including songs like: “New York New York,” “Strangers in the Night,” and “Come Fly With Me.” Dallas native, Dave Halston, will be performing the tribute to Sinatra. Halston has made a name for himself as one of the nation’s top rated Sinatra vocalists.

The “Let Us Entertain You Theatre” package costs $150 plus the cost of your room.

Austin Food Magazine Picks Our Inn as its Favorite in Granbury


Editor-in Chief names the Inn on Lake Granbury as one of his favorite spots in town!

Hayden Walker, Editor-in-Chief of the magazine, visited Granbury for a story on the most unique small towns across the state. He stayed at the Inn on Lake Granbury, and selected us one of the “classiest spots in town” and noted that our inn is “stunning.”

Walker marveled at our lake front setting within walking distance to historic downtown Granbury Square and praised our luxurious accommodations, saltwater pool with waterfall, and landscaped grounds overlooking Lake Granbury.

When it came to our lovely area, he found that Granbury, located 35-miles south of Fort Worth, Texas, was a special destination for foodies and for wine lovers. In fact, with three wine vineyards, a winery in the historic courthouse square, and one of the fastest growing microbreweries, Revolver Brewing, in the state, our historic town — and its 8,000 people — have much to offer visitors seeking an exceptional experience.

Several Granbury restaurants and attractions made it into his story, as did our hearty breakfast and complimentary wine and appetizer social hour in the late afternoon for our guests. Walker also specifically mentions The Eighteen Ninety Grille and Lounge in his story. The fine-dining steakhouse, which offers a relaxed yet elegant setting, is part of our Dine ‘N Stay package. So, book your room and add the Dine ‘N Stay package! You will save 10% on your room, and receive a gift card for $100 for dinner at the Eighteen Ninety Grille. Click here for details.

To reserve a room and visit the different eateries, and wineries mentioned in the story, click here.

And to read the full magazine article, click here.

Top 5 Reasons to Host Business Retreat at Inn on Lake Granbury


Finding the right place to host a business retreat can be tricky.  . You want to get away from the from distractions to be productive and yet enjoy the surroundings and not be restricted to a four wall conference room. You also want to be able to reach your destination within a reasonable amount of time — say, one tank round-trip.

The Inn on Lake Granbury offers an exceptional inn and retreat within 90-minutes from Dallas and Fort Worth. But more than that… it offers upscale amenities, a private conference facility with lake view, and grounds for social time – all within a short walk to the downtown square.

You will enjoy:

1. Conference Room with Lake View: Our private conference room offers a relaxing alternative to the urban bustle and a stunning view of Lake Granbury. It has a seated capacity of up to 36 people that can be arranged in various ways – boardroom, classroom style, or u shape. It also provides an opportunity for undisturbed, productive, gatherings at a facility with on-site accommodations. We provide complimentary wireless internet and full concierge service.


2. Private Dining Room for Working Meals: At the Inn on Lake Granbury you’ll have breakfast, and/or a chef prepared lunch and/or dinner in our private dining room – up the hallway from the conference room.


3. Attentive Concierge Services: You want to have someone there when you need it, but don’t want to be disturbed at important times during your meetings.  Our staff knows the difference and we will work with you on how we can be of service, when you need us.  If you’d like for us to arrange a wine tasting or golf outing, we can help.  If you want us to plan fun activities around the downtown square, we can do it.  Whatever we can do to make your retreat enjoyable and productive, in the ways you need, we will be there.


4. Luxurious Accommodations. The Inn on Lake Granbury sits on 3 landscaped acres and has 15 guestrooms – many with lake views and balconies and porches. Each guestroom or guest suite offers first class amenities, and comfort, along with a work desk and free wireless internet access.


5. On-site Locations for Private ‘Break-Out’ Meetings: The Inn on Lake Granbury is nestled among 200-year old Oak trees, landscaped gardens, a stone amphitheater, and a soothing waterfall in the pool. It also features 300-ft of waterfront with a sitting dock on the lake, so there are plenty of gathering places, as well as outdoor and indoor space for breakout meetings (and inspiration)!


The Inn on Lake Granbury welcomes groups up to 15 single occupancy and 30 double occupancy. All guests have the option of booking a block of rooms or the entire inn. For group rates and more information, please email or call 1-817-219-3016.


Top 5 reasons to marry at the Inn on Lake Granbury


Your wedding is one of the most memorable days of your whole life. We get it. That’s why at the Inn on Lake Granbury we pay extra special attention to the details so you don’t have to. Whether you’re planning an intimate wedding for two, or a wedding with close family and friends, our three-acres on Lake Granbury is the perfect setting for your special day. One of the premier wedding directories, Where to Elope, recently chose the Inn as one of the best places to elope in 2015!


Here’s why:

1. Award-Winning Setting & Accommodations. Picture a beautiful sunset over our glistening lake, 200-year old Oak trees, landscaped gardens, a stone amphitheater, and a soothing waterfall in the pool… that’s just the beginning. The Inn on Lake Granbury has 300-ft of waterfront with a sitting dock on Lake Granbury. The inn is a popular destination for weddings within about an hour’s drive from Dallas and Fort Worth. If you are looking for luxurious accommodations for your wedding guests, the Inn has 15 guestrooms – many with lakeviews and balconies and porches. Before and after your wedding, guests will also find a quaint historic town filled with boutique shops and restaurants within walking distance of the Inn.


2. Lakefront Wedding Experience. There aren’t too many places like the Inn on Lake Granbury where you can get married overlooking the lake and have all the details taken care of for you. Here, you can marry on the bluff with the lake as your backdrop. Not only does this provide an extraordinary experience for your guests, it also provides your photographer with a naturally breathtaking view.


3. Wedding Coordination Included. Wedding Planning? Check. Exceptional cuisine? Check. Gorgeous flowers? Check. Incredible wedding cake? Check. Zero-stress, weddings happen here. Our award-winning event professionals take care of all the little details so you don’t have to.


4. All-Inclusive Wedding Packages. Weddings can be expensive and every little thing counts. Your guests can take tons of photos to post on Facebook or tweet, as-it-happens, with the Inn’s WiFi access. Create a custom hashtag and by the end of your event your streams could be abuzz with pictures! Overnight guests at the inn also enjoy appetizers and beverages late in the afternoon and a full breakfast – all included with their room rate. If you rent the entire inn, you will also save on your wedding budget by having the rehearsal ‘dinner’ here at the Inn. Don’t forget, overnight guests also have access to our pool, outdoor hot tub, amphitheater, library, and lake. It’s like having your very own country estate.


5. Honeymoon Kickstarter. Spend your first night as husband and wife at the Inn – it’s included for one night! Enjoy a romantic evening in one of our beautiful lakeside guestrooms. And the next morning, a gourmet breakfast in our dining room starts your day.


Wedding packages start at just $995. Click here for details and call the inn now to ask any additional questions or schedule a tour and meeting with our wedding coordinator.

TripAdvisor Awards Inn on Lake Granbury “Certificate of Excellence” for 2015


Thank you to our fabulous guests for helping us win the top award with TripAdvisor for the third year in a row! Thanks to your excellent reviews, the Inn on Lake Granbury in Granbury, Texas, has been awarded a Certificate of Excellence.

The coveted award celebrates hospitality excellence worldwide and is given to accommodations, restaurants and attractions listed on TripAdvisor that consistently achieve outstanding five star traveler reviews. The winners are chosen based on the quality and quantity of reviews and opinions submitted by travelers on TripAdvisor over a year-long period.

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