We welcome you to
share in the warmth and comfort of our home set back on a large corner lot
(about 3/4 acre) in the Brick Street District, and located in the heart of
Tyler near the downtown square. It is nestled under many old Pecan, Willow Oak,
Chinese Pistache, Sweetgum and Magnolia trees, with
ample off-street private parking available. The closest Bed & Breakfast Inn
to downtown, the manor is also located near the YMCA , where an outdoor tennis
court, jogging track, an indoor pool, racquetball courts, weight room and cynergy circuit room facilities are available.
The house, which
is almost 4000 square feet, features 17 original 1884 stained-glass windows,
doors and transoms, original Oak and Heart of Pine floors throughout, crystal
chandeliers, and several porches and balconies for our guests to enjoy. The
house is centrally air conditioned and heated for your comfort. In the Rear Garden , you will find our
large outdoor deck and arbor, along with our 1920's Iron Ore fence wall,
wishing well, Koi pool and Goldfish fountain.
The 4 guest rooms upstairs and 2 downstairs in the main house, are
all delightfully decorated and furnished with period American antiques. The
downstairs guest rooms have working gas fireplaces for our guests' enjoyment.
The Front Parlor is where our guests can visit and read from our library, or
check out pictures from the manor's restoration. All the rooms have private
baths which include wall-mounted hairdryers. Some bathrooms have restored
antique claw-foot tubs with shower.
Wireless (WIFI) Internet, cordless
telephones with FREE local calls, and irons and ironing boards are available.
All rooms have overhead ceiling fans and digital alarm clocks. All rooms except
the downstairs rooms (#1 and #2) have cable TV. All rooms are non-smoking, with
smoking areas available outside on a covered porch or balcony.
Directly behind the main house, there are two
carriage houses that were built in the 1930s. The Rockway Carriage House and the Mockingbird
Cottage feature very private accommodations on a 2nd floor. With over 700
square feet, the Rockway Carriage House includes a
private kitchen, dining room, and living room. Guests in the Rockway Carriage House can also enjoy the private balcony.
The Mockingbird Cottage is slightly larger at 725 square feet, and also
includes a private kitchen, dining room, and living room. In addition to the
queen bed in the bedrooms, both the Rockway Carriage
House and the Mockingbird Cottage also have sofa sleepers in the living room to
accommodate additional people. Guests in both the Rockway
Carriage House and Mockingbird Cottage can enjoy themselves outside beneath the
shady pecan trees in the adjacent yard.
When you arrive, we will have home baked cookies
waiting for you on the sideboard in the main Dining Room, or in the kitchen if
you are in the Mockingbird Cottage or Rockway
Carriage House. Complimentary refreshments are located in the guest
refrigerators. In the main house, the guest refrigerator is located in the
armoire in the rear hall. Also, you can prepare yourself a hot beverage
(flavored or herbal teas, coffee, hot cocoa or apple cider) anytime during your
stay. In the morning, freshly brewed coffee services are available. In the
formal Dining Room, you will find that a bountiful breakfast awaits you, served
to you on Johnson Brothers' Blue Willow china with crystal and silver. We look
forward to serving YOU at the Woldert-Spence Manor!
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