Located in a historic neighborhood southwest of downtown is the charming Texas White House (1417 8th Ave., 800/279-6491, www.texaswhitehouse.com, $125–205). The friendly folks here proudly offer three large rooms in the main house with full private bathrooms, and two suites in the carriage house a fireplace, whirlpool tubs, and sauna. On-site massage services are available, and a tasty breakfast (fancy egg dishes, homemade pastries, fresh fruit) at a time of your choosing starts the day off right. Additional services include early coffee service to your room, free soft drinks, and afternoon snacks.
More historic hotel than typical bed-and-breakfast, Miss Molly’s (109 W. Exchange Ave., 817/626-1522, www.missmollyshotel.com, $100–175) is one of the only lodging options available in the Stockyards. A former brothel, Miss Molly’s was built nearly 100 years ago and reflects Fort Worth’s colorful cowboy history in its seven rooms furnished with Old West antiques. Incidentally, Miss Molly’s has a reputation for hosting paranormal activity—which can either be fascinating of frightening depending on the traveler—including ghost sightings and unexplained sounds.
© Andy Rhodes from Moon Texas, 6th Edition