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Historic 1859 Tyler Texas Bed and Breakfast Inn Welcome to Tyler's oldest B&B, The Woldert-Spence Manor Bed and Breakfast Inn. We are a historic landmark restored to its prior beauty, and the closest lodging facility to the downtown Tyler square. We have a total of 8 guest rooms, 7 in the main house (3 downstairs and 4 upstairs); and the Rockway Carriage House. All rooms have private bathrooms with wall-mounted hairdryers and wireless internet access and cableTV. View our guest rooms at www.tylertexasinn.com to customize your comfort with a fireplace, porch, or balcony. We offer add-on packages for those very special occasions. Choose from king, queen, or full-size beds. Rates include a delicious full breakfast served in our lovely formal dining room. Enjoy evenings on the balcony or front porch; or simply relax beneath the trees in the garden near the koi pond. The Woldert-Spence Manor is perfect for business travelers, weekend getaways, honeymoons, anniversaries, or any special occasion! Also ask about our whole house rate for family reunions, retreats, parties or groups.

Our (true) Story: We met in a dream, that dream came to life; and we are blessed to share our good fortune with the world we meet. Thomas “Mike” (The Colonel) is an American hero who actively served our country for 26 years, and retired from the Pentagon.The Colonel is now in charge of materials acquisition and heavy lifting. He treats his wife like a queen, strangers like friends, and friends like family. An engaging story and genuine smile will always accompany his helping hands. Favorite remark: “We are meeting everyone in the world, one person at a time.” Barbara (The Queen) is the multi-dimensional muse of creativity and design.After ten years of living the fast-paced life in Washington D.C., we decided to take our talents to a whole new level. We believe in living the life that we dream; recognizing the circumstances and opportunities that will bring those dreams, and perhaps a fragment of fantasy, to life. When we visited in the fall of 2014 we immediately knew Tyler, Texas was a great location; and the Woldert-Spence Manor was our dream home. Come share with us, if only for a moment in time, a wonderful, relaxing experience and some sweet dreams of your own!


  • Air conditioning
  • Books, DVD, games
  • Free high speed internet
  • Free WiFi internet
  • Outdoor hot tub
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Housekeeping - daily
  • Housekeeping - weekly
  • Designated smoking area
  • Pet(s) live on property
  • Snack bar
  • Library


  • On-site parking
  • Free parking
  • Secure parking
  • Limited parking


  • Cooked breakfast
  • Free breakfast
  • Vegetarian options
  • Vegan options
  • Gluten-free options

Activities and Experiences

  • Animal watching
  • Billiards / pool / snooker
  • Bird watching
  • Bowling alley
  • Dancing
  • Golf
  • Horse riding
  • Karaoke
  • Art galleries & museums
  • Nightclubs
  • Shopping
  • Antiques & fairs
  • Tennis court - outdoor
  • Theater
  • Walking
  • Card, board, video games
  • Cinema
  • Concerts, music
  • Entertainment
  • Exhibition
  • Games, chess, cards
  • History/science museums
  • Leisure park
  • Re-enactment
  • Train spotting
  • Hiking


  • Check in
    3:00 PM (Reception open 24 hours)
    Early check-in available on request
  • Check out
    11:00 AM
    Late check-out available on request
  • Child Policy
    Adults preferred
  • Smoking Policy
    No smoking
  • Pets
    No pets
  • Parties Allowed
    Parties not allowed
Booking Terms and Conditions


Due to the historic nature of the home and private residence status, the home is not handicap accessible.


  • Road from Dallas (100.0 miles)

    Take I-20 east to Highway 69 (the Tyler/Lindale exit) into Tyler (6.8 miles) Cross Loop 323. Turn Right on Palace, go over the RR tracks and make a left on Elm. Turn right onto Vine Avenue; and you will see us immediately on the left.

  • Road from Austin/San Antonio (229.0 miles)

    Take I-35 north through Temple to Waco. In north Waco, take Highway 84 eastbound a short distance to Highway 31. Travel eastbound on Highway 31 through Corsicana, all the way into Tyler. At Loop 323 in Tyler, continue east on Highway 31 (also named Front Street), and travel 5 lights up to Vine Avenue. At Vine, turn left going north on Vine Avenue. We are located just 1 block up on the right, at the northeast corner of Vine Avenue and Woldert Street.

  • Road from Houston (198.0 miles)

    A. THROUGH LUFKIN: Take Highway 59 north out of the Houston area to Lufkin. In north Lufkin, take Highway 69 northbound through Jacksonville, all the way into Tyler. At Loop 323 in Tyler, continue north on Highway 69, which becomes Broadway Avenue, towards the downtown square. At Highway 31 (also named Front Street), turn left heading west and travel 2 lights to Vine Avenue. Turn right onto Vine Avenue. We are located just 1 block up on the right.

    B. THROUGH HUNTSVILLE: Take I-45 heading north out of the Houston area, through Huntsville to Highway 79 at Buffalo, Texas. Take Highway 79 heading northeast to Palestine. At Palestine, take Highway 155 north all the way into Tyler. At Loop 323 in Tyler, continue north on Highway 155, which becomes Vine Avenue, to Houston Street. At Houston Street there is a split, so stay to your right to continue north on Vine Avenue. You will pass the intersection of Front Street (also named Highway 31). We are located just 1 block north of Front Street on the right, at the northeast corner of Vine Avenue and Woldert Street.

  • Road from Shreveport (97.0 miles)

    Take I-20 west out of Louisiana. Continue to Highway 271, which is the Tyler exit. As you head south into Tyler on Highway 271, stay to your right at the split (Spur 147, also named Gentry Parkway). Immediately after the split onto Gentry Parkway, get into the left lane to turn left onto Broadway Avenue. Take Broadway Avenue through the downtown square to Highway 31 (also named Front Street). Turn right onto Front Street, and travel 2 lights to Vine Avenue. Turn right onto Vine. We are located just 1 block up on the right.

  • Road from Tyler Pounds Regional Airport (6.0 miles)

    As you exit the airport, take a right turn onto Highway 64 towards Tyler. Cross Loop 323, then turn Right onto Palace Avenue. Go over the RR tracks and turn left onto Elm. Turn Right onto Vine and find our entrance immediately on your left.

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