Antique cars and proud owners making their 52nd annual pilgrimage to Autumn Trails and Thee Hubbell House B&B. Such a popular weekend it is the only weekend we require a two-night minimum stay and every year nearly every guest reserves the same room for the following year. Over the years we have developed friendships with many of the guests until they seem more like family. It is always a thrill to see their vintage automobiles gracing our parking lot. We look forward to seeing them all again next year.
ANOTHER BIG EVENT IN OCTOBER : MUSIC ON MARKET STREET!
October means Autumn Trails in Winnsboro but there is another big event that you don't want to overlook that's hosted by our good friends at Double C Steakhouse and Saloon. It's free to the public and Benefits Make A Wish Foundation of North Texas. Dont miss it!
MUSIC ON MARKET STREET
Saturday October 16th Music starts @ 3:00pm runs til midnight
The Todd Mankin Band
Chris Bevil & the Spur On Band
The Cody Riley Band
(Ask about our special Hubbell House Double C package)
October is our busiest time of year so please book your stay early for Autumn Trails!
Some of the main Events:
October 2---Coronation of Queen Autumn Trails LII, 7 p.m. Winnsboro HS Auditorium
October 8 & 9 ---- Antique Tractor Show & Pull, City Park. Saturday BBQ Cook-Off at City Park and Arts & Crafts.
October 9 ---Annual Tour de'Trails Bicycle Race
October 15 ---Trail Ride Welcome Parade - 4pm, Downtown. ---- Trail Riders' Campout, all weekend at City Park.
October 16 ---"42" Tournament - 9 a.m. TASTE OF WINNSBORO Cook-Out - 5:00pm, City Park-- Barn Dance at City Auditorium at 8pm.
October 17 -- Big Woods Trail Ride.
October 22, 23, 24 --- Trades Day & Swap Meet - Flea Market at City Park.
October 23 -- Antique Car Grand Entry Parade 10:30 a.m., Downtown Sidewalk Sales. All School Reunion.
October 24 -- Antique Car Tour - leaves the Trails Country Motel at 9:00am.
October 30 -- Livestock & Dairy Show.
When you book your room in July with Hubbell House you'll receive two free 24 hour fishing passes to LakeStore Marina. Located on beautiful Lake Winnsboro, LakeStore is a good time for all and right now they are reporting excellent fishing: Crappie, Bass, Catfish and Bream are all biting steady. LakeStore has a beach area so you can swim in a fresh water lake and a private saltwater pool when you stay with us in July. And as an added bonus when you book a weekend stay you'll get a LakeStore Marina complimentary Catfish buffet dinner! Call us today for your Fish, Swim and Stay package 903-342-5629
Come to The Depot in downtown Winnsboro for the May 21st & 22nd "3rd Friday" Art Festival. At The Depot (100 E Broadway/Hwy11), and the surrounding area, festivities will be Friday, May 21st from 11am-7pm, and Saturday, May 22nd, from 11am-6pm. Bring music, dance, performance, painting, prints, photography, weaving/textiles, and hand-crafted ceramics, sculpture and jewelry. Registration is required, but no vendor fees will be charged to participants. No food vendors, please. The public is invited. Come shop, dine, support the arts, and join in the festivities. For further information, call Sandy Page at the Cultural Arts District
This week's weather will be hovering near the 80's making this a good time to announce our PoolOpening Special: a two night stay including homemade breakfast meals, for two, and all the swims you want in our refreshing, secluded, salt water, pool for just $159. That's over 30% off! You must book your stay before April 30th when the offer expires - so please call us now to reserve your date!
We have extending the Special until Friday May 14th!!
When a recent guest discovered that Thee Hubbell House property was once owned by Robert E Lee's cousin and that Colonel Stinson (the mansion builder & Governor Hogg's father-in-law) had fought for the Confederacy in Georgia - where his mansion was burned to the ground - he graciously gave us this beautiful antique colored print of General Robert E Lee, on his horse, from their antique shop in Hurst (DFW mid-cities). He said he just felt it was the right place for it.
Spring has officially sprung and The Hubbell House Plum trees are in full bloom. This truly is a wonderful time of year to book a stay and take in the sights here in Winnsboro and attend some of the great Spring Events that will be taking place downtown during the next few months - of which we'll keep you posted!
Congratulations to Denise Miranda, a good friend of ours here at Thee Hubbell House. She is working with City Hall to spearhead a new Farmer's Market in Winnsboro. The Farmer's Market begins April 3rd though October and will take place every Saturday under the covered Jack Cross Pavilion at City Park. Here is a link to their site: Winnsborofarmersmarket.com It is for farmers, growers and backyard gardeners: No charge to participate with your Home Grown, Home Made, Home Raised and Home Produced products....Call Winnsboro City Hall 903-342-3654 for more information and to register for the 2010 Farmer’s Market.
The past few days we've had three guests visit from the Netherlands, some 5000 miles away. Two special young ladies visiting family stayed with us for 5 nights and gave me these gifts of appreciation. The cow is a refrigerator magnet from the famous Delft Pottery in The Netherlands. It's a thrill for them to stay here and for us as well. We often offer very special rates for guests staying longer than one night (just ask). We have made some very special friends, over the years, which we still keep in touch with. It makes it all worthwhile!
During your stay at the Hubbell House you may just be able to smell a sweet breeze in your towel as you dry, or in your bed linen as you lay down to rest. That's because when nature allows, we tend to do things the old fashioned way. Line drying is a lost art but recent articles in the LA times and other publications suggest it's may be making a comeback. Much of this has to do with the desire to reduce energy, save dollars, and of course, go Green. For Hubbell House its a long standing tradition that allows us to add to your comfort and make your stay that much more pleasant and memorable.
Weather wise February here was brutal. We had it all, snow, hail, freezing temperatures, and tons and tons of rain. So it was good to step outside yesterday and finally see the sun shining and flowers beginning to bloom. Our forecast looks really good for the next few days and many in Winnsboro will agree: we earned it. Come and enjoy it with us! The pool is open and warm enough (for some) to take a dip. Even if the water is still a little too cold, it is a great place to relax with family & friends and enjoy the weather!
A rabbi must oversee the ingredients going into the batches before it can be labeled and sold as kosher. The rabbi come's every year for a month to oversee the kosher butter manufacturing at Keller's Creamery here in Winnsboro. For the last few years the rabbi has been David Ganz. He is from Philadelphia and often rides his motorcycle here but this year they were waist deep in snow and he couldn't ride his motorbike. Many of the local merchants know him and enjoy his arrival every year and he's one of our favorite guests here at the Hubbell House.
Just wanted to give a shout to Anita Williams over at Winnsboroonlineguide.com and thank her for linking our blog to that wonderful site. Anita truly has her finger on the pulse of what's happening in Winnsboro. If you are planning on visiting Winnsboro for the first time you'll absolutely want to check the site out. And if you live here, or visit often, you should have Winnsboronlineguide.com saved as one of your favorites.
Lake Fork's renowned monster Bass begin their annual spawn over the next several weeks and Bass fisherman will once again be out in full force attempting to capture a Fork trophy.
Hubbell House is a short 15 minute drive to Lake Fork and we are long standing members of Lake Fork's Chamber of Commerce - so as always we'd like to say: if you're planning a trip to wet the line, please keep Hubbell House in mind.
While the mini blizzard that swept through Winnsboro last week caused many businesses and homes to lose power throughout East Texas, Hubbell House lucked out and we managed to stay warm through the storm.
This is our ad featured in County Line Magazine February's issue. We've been running ads with County Line for the past three years and were picked by their readers as best bed and breakfast in Upper East Texas for 2007 and 2008!
The property upon which Thee Hubbell House Estate is located was once part of a land grant of several thousand acres which was made in 1835 by General Sam Houston, commander in Chief of the Territory of Texas. By 1871, General Robert E. Lee’s cousin, B.W. Lee, bought fifty acres of this land for $500 in gold. Read More