205 E College St, Grapevine, TX 76051
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10/17/2010Provided by Citysearch -
Don't judge this book by its cover!!! It is a beautiful place inside and out, but the innkeepers were severely lacking in people skills. Only God's grace kept them from totally ruining my son's wedding. When I arrived at the front door, the ""host"" finally opened the door and just stared at my sisters and me. No ""good afternoon"" , ""welcome to Garden Manor"", no introduction of himself ~~ just a stare. When I identified myself as the groom's mother and said I had brought the wedding flowers ~ he looked disdainfully at the cooler and said ""what else is in there?"" just flowers. He said ... ""no, what else is in there?"" Just flowers. ""no water?'' no ~~ ""OK I guess you can bring it in here"". Never a word of welcome. His wife was equally ungracious to my sister who had gone around back to try and see where we should take the flowers. I could go on and on as this lack of common courtesy continued throughout the evening. The food was delicious, but their treatment of family and friends left a terrible taste in our mouths and knots in our stomachs. Be warned! Make sure you have a STRONG wedding coordinator to act as a buffer. The lady of the manor even told the minister SHE was running the show!!!
Bottom line up front: Outstanding. We stayed 3 nights 18-20 Sept 2010 , during the Grapevine wine fest. Bed - not too soft or too hard - just right. Thankfully the airconditioning was at a low setting throughout as it was uncomfortably hot and humid outdoors - the air conditing and the overhead fans were just the ticket. The room was spacious as was the bathroom and closet. Chocolate truffels and complimentary sodas and bottled water in the room refigerator were a nice touch. The breakfasts were first rate - coffee, juice, fresh fruit, bacon cooked just right, kiesh, eggs and biscuits like my aunt Peal use to make. Quiet except for the music from the winefest bands which ended by midnight. Speaking of winefest - this B&B is only a few steps away from it so very convenient to the winefest, the main street and other local wineries.. TV plenty of channels. Fresh towels each day. Parking in the rear nice and the garden in the rear is something to see. Only recommended improvement would be to the showerhead - it should be improved to spray a wider area and a hand held shower hose/head added. Plenty of hot water. Lighting in the bathroom good. Breakfast was at 9 AM sharp and that was for us a perfect time.
12/19/2009Provided by Citysearch -
What a wonderful experience! We were in Grapevine for a business trip and were thrilled with this beautiful B and B! The owners were kind and accomodating, the rooms fabulous,clean and very comfortable and the breakfasts were delicious! I can't wait to go back!
06/14/2009Provided by Citysearch -
I had a wonderful 2 night stay in May, 2009 at this beautiful home... It was so peaceful and such lovely gardens in which to walk, sit, read, etc. Just a short walk to the historic district and it's shops and eateries, too. The owner/hostess is such a gracious lady who made the most delicious breakfasts.... oh, those buttermilk biscuits! She made me feel so at home here & my room was so large,spacious & clean, with large walk-in closet & refrigerator with water and soft drinks. The lower and upper verandas were great places to sit ( I loved swing downstairs) and could surf the net there, too with the free high speed wireless service. I felt very safe and secure there . And do hope I get to go back real soon !
04/13/2009Provided by Citysearch -
We will be recommending GM to our friends! We spent our 32nd anniversary at Garden Manor this past March. It was everything we had hoped for and more! The weather was chilly so we did not get to enjoy the gardens like we had wanted, but everything else was wonderful. Read the rest of the reviews and believe them!! Only one bad review in all, but there are always disgruntled customers!
03/11/2009Provided by Citysearch -
We reserved all four rooms for family to gather to celebrate my son's birthday. Every room was comfortable and tastefully decorated. Each room had a mini fridge that was stocked with the preferences Judy asked about when I made the reservation. Service was excellent, including the chocolates on the bed every day and the information about restaurants and attractions within walking distance. The food was delicious and included fresh fruit, croissants, quiche, and orange juice that tasted like it was fresh squeezed. The weather was cold while we were there so I would love to go back when it's warmer to partake of the veranda and the beautiful garden grounds.