Stockyards & Azalea Plantation Bed and Breakfast - Fort Worth, TX
Dec 31, 2010
LYD says grab your cowboy boots, round up your friends, and head down to Cowtown! Cowtown, better known as Fort Worth, became a bustling town as part of the old Chisholm Trail as the last stop for the cattle herders to get supplies at the outpost before heading up to the Red River. The town was established as a camp after the end of the Mexican-American War by Major Ripley A. Arnold and named it after the decorated Major General William Worth. The city attracted local ranchers and became a good market for housing, selling, and shipping livestock as a major player in the cattle market since 1866. Due to its flourishing cattle enterprising and construction of the Stockyard Train Station, Fort Worth later became known as the “Wall Street of the West.” Fort Worth continues to embrace its cattle history through their most visited tourist spot the Fort Worth Stockyards. The Stockyard is lined with steakhouses, bbq joints, saloons, rustic boutiques, parlors, and their most famous dance hall and honky honk Billy Bob’s. Full of history, great food, and it's also a great hangout for the family especially for the kiddies who want to experience the life of an old fashioned cowboy. Cowtown proudly highlights its calendar of rodeo shows, cattle pens, and petting zoos which are open seven days a week for hours of family fun! Make sure you grab a seat at the rodeo, seek your way through the Cattlepen Maze, or enjoy a nice train ride provided by the Stockyard Station, and Texas two-step your way to Fort Worth to enjoy a day in the life of a cowboy or cowgirl!
Even if you only have one night available for a vacation away from the Big D, LYD recommends a night out to the Old West! Dallasites can take a short ride by car or train to Fort Worth and see the sights and then rest their dog-tired feet at a serene and accommodating bed and breakfast complete with a luscious gardens, tranquil rooms, and a delicious homemade morning meal. Arrive at the Azalea Plantation Bed and Breakfast, nestled in the heart of Ft. Worth and only five miles away from the historic Stockyards and Sundance Square, and you can find a Parisian getaway without having to travel to Paris. Azalea’s charming, quaint atmosphere is attributed to the bed and breakfast being owned and operated by Richard and Martha Linnartz. Both owners are there to greet guests with their warm smiles and dedication to hospitality; they truly know how to provide you a one-of-a-kind B&B experience. So when you’re ready for a weekend trip to Ft. Worth full of fun and adventure, with nights of well-deserved R&R, and a special-made breakfast that is hearty and good for the soul, head to Azalea Plantation to complete the trip.
The grounds of Azalea Plantation are covered with lush greens and beautiful flowers with the gazebo only a short jaunt away under the secluded trees. We suggest taking your morning cup of caffeine and watch the sunrise or find the fire pit and watch the night stars while enjoying your favorite wine. Built in the forties, this plantation-style home and its serene surroundings make you feel like you are miles away from the city without a care in the world. And if you're curious about the history of the house, Ft. Worth, or the trails that originally brought the cowboys through the stopping post, then the owners of Azalea will truly give you a Republic of Texas history lesson. Richard is very passionate about the history of Fort Worth and is willing to give you an education on the subject! Martha can help you find some great places to shop and eat and makes a magnificent breakfast, perfect to fill you up and give you energy for a day of walking and seeing the sights!
And when you're ready to rest your weary head, you can head to the back cottages of the house and enjoy a gorgeous evening in Paris! The elegant Parisian room is a two bedroom suite embellished with antiques, fresh linens, soft bathrobes for everyone, and lots more amenities! Each cottage offers a small kitchen and mini-fridge stocked with complimentary water and sodas, a big comfy couch, flat-screen TV and DVD player, a cozy fireplace, and jacuzzi bathtub! As you walk in, the Linnartz’s personal touches include a decorated a table of fresh cookies and your names individualized on an antique China dish. It's a uniqueness that highlights this establishment with a special touch that LYD truly cherishes and loves to promote! And after your soothing and relaxing night, you can be ready for an energetic and scrumptious breakfast served in in the Azalea dining room. The Linnartz's have a serious collection of China dishes chosen specifically with tons of research and knowledge of antiques with some pieces hand-carried direct from England. The buffet style breakfast is prepared by Martha herself, and is served on these delightful China pieces. LYD filled their plates with crispy smoked bacon, fresh fruit salad, crunchy hash browns, toasted raisin bread, and home-cooked Southwestern Soufflé with your favorite breakfast juice or coffee. Get your belly ready for some good eats!
Guests of Azalea Plantation will live like kings and queens in a Parisian-style castle! LYD says prepare for a relaxing and fun weekend with the family, a girls trip, or a romantic weekend with your honey; the comforts of Azalea Plantation are endless and waiting for you to enjoy!