$129 per night
$129 per night
Wise Manor Bed And Breakfast Inn, Jefferson, Texas

Wise Manor Bed And Breakfast Inn

Jefferson, Texas - 312 Houston Street

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Description - Bed and breakfast

Located within walking distance of shops and attractions WISE MANOR is one of the oldest BED & BREAKFAST homes in Jefferson. Built in 1851 on the ferry road into pre-Civil War Jefferson, the home has been in the same family since 1908.
Jacob & Ernestine Sterne, Jefferson postmasters, were distinguished residents. General Buell was a guest here
during Reconstruction.

A hearty breakfast is served on the owner's grandmother's Bavarian wedding china from 1900. Family portraits from 1790 adorn the dining room and parlor walls.

Three guest rooms are furnished with antiques that arrived in Jefferson via riverboats. The Ramsay Suite has a queen Mallard bed and rare Victorian "youth" bed. Ballauf's Room's queen bed was converted from a pioneer rope and peg bed. Margaret's Room has a complete cherrywood bedrrom set from 1927. Each room has a private bath, hair dryer, bedside chocolates, coffee service, and cable TV. The house has central air and heat.

KATHERINE RAMSAY WISE, Jefferson's town historian lived in this Houston Street home from 1927 until her death in 2000, at the age of 85. Mrs. Wise worked at restoring
the Victorian cottage throughout her lifetime. She opened Wise Manor to overnight guests in the 1970s when Jefferson needed accommodations for visitors to its annual Historic Pilgrimage.
Your innkeeper is Katherine's daughter,
Susan Wise.

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The space
  • Property type: Bed and breakfast
  • Guest rooms/units: 3
  • Year built: 1851
  • Renovated: 2012
  • Public classification: 4
Bed and breakfast accommodations

Lowest price available: $129

Double Margaret's Room Queen Ramsay Suite W Katherine's Rm Suite
  • Check-in: 3:00pm
  • Check-out: 11:00am

Bed and breakfast amenities

Full breakfast served at 9:00 a. m. in the dining room. Guests are invited to relax in the parlor with popcorn, wine, cider, or hot chocolate.

Antique furnishings Breakfast included (full) Family history Family portraits Historic site Internet access No Smoking Parking (free) Pets not allowed Registered Texas Historic landmark

Room amenities

RAMSAY SUITE with KATHERINE'S ROOM -- QUEEN Mallard mahogany bed made in New Orleans and shipped to Jefferson on a riverboat, AND rare Victorian "youth" bed made to order for a family member. Marble top tables and dresser. Six windows. Private bath with walk-in shower. Toiletries basket. Bedside chocolates. Extra pillows. In-room coffee service. Cable TV. Clock. Magazines, games. Family antiques. This is our most spacious and popular room. Bring a friend, your mom, or a well-behaved pre-teen.

BALLAUF'S ROOM -- This QUEEN matress has been added to a specially modified antique pine rope and peg pioneer-vintage bed. Most furnishings are pine. Private bath with in-tub shower. Hair dryer. Toiletries basket. In-room coffee service. Bedside chocolates. Extra pillows. Cable TV. Clock. Lots of magazines and reading material. We have kept the 1937 vintage Emerson electric oscillating fan for your pleasure. The room has central AC. Chock full of family memorabilia.

MARGARET'S ROOM -- Downstairs with private entrance. You may park in my carport. This room has rare 1927 cherry wood bedroom suite. Cable TV, VCR and video library. Bedside chocolates. Clock. Lots of magazines. Private bath with claw-foot tub and shower. Hair dryer. Toiletries basket. Extra pillows. A favorite choice for honeymooners or single travellers.

A/C climate control Air-conditioning Bedside chocolates Books Cable TV Clock Coffee/tea maker Extra pillows Games Hairdryer In-room coffee service Internet access Magazines Non-smoking rooms Private bathroom Television Television (cable/satellite) Toiletries complimentary VCR/DVD WIFI


Riverport Jefferson was a trading hub during the Civil War and during Reconstruction. Its situation on a scenic river and between two lakes make it a sportsman's paradise. Caddo Lake is historic, natural, lovely and mysterious. Lake o' the Pines is man-made and is perfect for sailing and other water sports. Wise Manor is walking distance from the quaint downtown shopping and dining area.

Points of interest
  • Antiques and Gift Shopping
  • Fine dining
  • Carriage rides
  • Riverboat rides
  • Steam train rides
  • Home tours
  • Mardi Gras celebration
  • Christmas Candlelight Tour of Homes
  • Spring Tour of Homes
  • Local theatre group

Food and drink
Eating out
Stillwater Inn
Continental cuisine/highly recommended
Crazy Dayz
50's Diner
Auntie Skinner's
Bar and American food
Don Juan's
Hamburger Store
Burgers, steaks, pie

Price details

$129 - 159 per night

Taxes: 15.00%
Prices shown here are without tax. Tax will be added to your final payment.

Credit cards accepted on location: VisaMasterCard

Available discounts

3rd night 1/2 price

Booking and cancellation policy

Unless otherwise specified, booking payments are non-refundable.

Wise Manor has a seven day cancellation policy and a $25 anytime cancellation fee; please plan carefully.

Location - Bed and breakfast

312 Houston Street
Marion County
Texas  US  75657

Latitude: 32.75139, Longitude: -94.34822

How to get there

From downtown Jefferson, take Austin Street west to Line Street; turn left on Line Street at the Wise Manor sign. One block on Line Street to Houston, which is a left fork from Line. We're at 312 Houston, salmon house with iron fence.

Nearest airport: Longview, 35 miles; Shreveport; 40 miles