Historic 1859 Woldert-Spence Manor


Colorful BirdsArborWe 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.

1884 stained-glassSpaThe 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.

Alma Mary RoomGazebo & backyard deckThe 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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