Our fully Restored Victorian Cottage sits on a large corner lot adjacent to our Bed & Breakfast in Bonham, TX. It has a fully stocked Kitchen, Dining room, 2 bedrooms with queen beds, a sitting area with 2 daybeds and a fireplace and 2 full baths perfect for a couple to getaway or a multi generational family vacation as it has ground floor amenities. The rooms have individual ac/heat, WiFi, Cable TV and Roku. The outdoors has a large porch across the back to sit with your morning coffee and watch the wildlife or the kids playing in the fenced yard. There is also a BBQ/ S'mores pit and additional seating for dining outdoors. The state park, lakes, museums, shopping, wineries, golfing and even skydiving are all nearby. The home sits in a quiet neighborhood yet it is just minutes from lakes and entertainment.
A victorian cottage complete with historic built ins and original woodwork!
Steve & Karen Halbrook
- Calendar last updated:
- Nov 29, 2018
About Steve & Karen Halbrook
We were married after graduating from LSU. We then moved to Dallas and worked in different fields before deciding to move from the hurried pace of the big city life. We wanted to connect with the land, history, wildlife, clean air and the community. With our background in art, design, music, cooking, photography, gardening and woodworking we knew we could design the perfect bed & breakfast getaway.
Steve & Karen Halbrook purchased this House in 2007
Why Steve & Karen Halbrook chose Bonham
My wife and I own and operate the Carleton House Bed & Breakfast in Bonham for the past 20 years. After graduating college and moving to Dallas,Texas, we decided to move out of the big city and look for a place with a slower pace of life in a rural community. Opening a bed & breakfast seemed like the perfect way to help others escape the daily city life and reconnect to life and each other. After looking for the perfect place for a year and a half, we stumbled into Bonham. The area has abundant resources all rolled into a small town package, just what we were looking for! Once here, we fell in love with the restoration of old houses, collecting antiques of all kinds, the small town community and making people feel welcomed in one of our 3 restored homes. Our background in art, music, woodworking, repair, gardening, cooking, photography and design are all evident as you step onto our properties. You are bound to find something to love about your stay with us!
What makes this House unique
The home has a special warmth from the families who have lived in and loved the house previously. Most of the interior woodwork such as built ins and doors with their antique hardware are still intact as well as some of the original flooring and glass. Outdoors, the quaint arched porticoes over the entryway doors show the skills of past apprenticeships. Large Mature Pecan trees provide much needed shade for enjoying the outdoors Your hosts can also provide live music and antique car rides or for a nominal fee gourmet meals, massages and gift baskets.
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 12:00 PM
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
The area also has an Art Gallery, tours of Sam Rayburn's Home and a recreation of his office in DC while he was Speaker of the House. Annual scheduled events include a Heritage Day Festival, a Festival of Flights with Antique Airplanes, a County Fair in October and of course Christmas Festivities in December with a Tree lighting and Parades. Off road tracts for four wheeling and bikes are available. Also, a nearby city has Skydiving as well as additional wineries.