The Historic
Nutt House Hotel

Luxury Lodging in the Heart of Historic Downtown Granbury, Texas

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Henry and Euna Nutt King Suite>

Room 1

This spacious suite sits at the front of the hotel on the Southwest corner, resting above the tranquil "Wagon Yard Garden." The Wagon Yard is located directly behind the hotel, and is the original livery stable and feed store built and owned by the Nutt family until the property was sold to the King family in the 1960's.

From this elegant suite, you can enjoy a full view the Historic Square in all of its grandeur. This room is literally right across the street from the Historic Granbury Court House, newly renovated in 2010. The ornate tower of the court house is the tallest building in this scenic town, and can be seen from some points as far as 20 miles away. It certainly serves as the heart of the community, and no matter how far you may venture out from the hotel, you're sure to find your way back with this point of reference. The Seth Thomas clock in the tower tolls on the hour, and you will quickly learn to love the soothing sound of the melodious chimes. It and Big Ben in London are the only two manually wound Seth Thomas clocks still in use in the world today.

This suite has exquisite furnishings, and tons of storage and shelving. There's a closet, antique dresser, and plenty of seating too! Be sure and check out the antique accessories in the bath as you enjoy soaking in the huge garden tub or duck in for a quick shower before dinner! Even our baths have Historic views here at The Nutt House!

This comfortable suite with its four-poster king bed sits off of the Grand Sitting Room, and is adjacent to the Western Historic Hallway with its photos and objects from Granbury's past. It is also located near the Breakfast Room as well as the Lobby Snack table and the Kitchen Nook, which features a communal refrigerator, microwave, and fully stocked ice chest for your convenience.

All of our rooms are meticulously arranged to optimize space as well as your privacy and comfort. We are most confident you'll enjoy your stay with us!

(See Henry Lee Nutt biographical information below.)


Henry Lee & Euna Nutt Historical Mini-Biography

Henry Lee Nutt was the only surviving son of David and Sudie Nutt. He and his wife Euna inherited the hotel property upon David's death in 1929. But Henry had long been a vital part of the businesses here. Henry grew up working in the mercantile alongside his father and uncles, and it was he and his father who made the decision to open a hotel on the second floor and shift the focus of their business enterprise in that direction.

Henry and Euna operated the Nutt Hotel together until his death in 1954. They had three children, Mattie – who became a Methodist missionary, Mary Sue – who was the mother of Mary Lou Watkins, and a son Joe – who was killed in an accident with a horse as a very young man.

After Henry's death, Euna continued as owner and oversaw operations of the hotel during some very lean years. Travel by rail had dried up with the postwar automobile boom, and Granbury in those pre-lake years had become like many small Texas towns- with few businesses and a dwindling populous. Times were hard. To generate income, Euna began to run the hotel more as a boarding house for older gentlemen. As she grew older, she made the hard decision to sell the old hotel to a local businessman named Norman Strain and his wife Jewel in 1964. But all was not lost, as Euna's granddaughter was none other than Mary Lou Watkins! Euna lived to see Mary Lou purchase and renovate the hotel, and witness it's designation as a Texas Historical Landmark in 1970. Euna died in 1975 at the age of 97.

 

Rates

Weekdays Sun-Wed: $109
Weekends Thurs-Sat: $139 

 

Features

  • Historic Downtown location "On the Square"
  • Over twenty in-house retail shops
  • Access to grand sitting room and scenic historic vistas
  • Spa-like baths with luxury Garden Tubs, separate showers*, and   wall unit heaters
  • Individual climate control
  • Free Cable TV and WiFi High-speed Internet Access
  • Coffee and tea makers
  • Ceiling fan
  • Custom made toiletry items available
  • Professionally decorated with designer fabrics
  • Quality linens
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