In 1884, Samuel Wood, a Marshall merchant built the home located at 215 East Rusk for his bride. It sits in the historic downtown district two blocks from the courthouse on the square. The home remained in the family until 1988 with the death of Wood’s daughter, Ruby at the age of 96.
The home contains four spacious guest bedrooms on the second floor that was added to the original structure in 1898-99. The home has two parlors and a dining room with seating for sixteen guests. A gazebo overlooks the garden and is the perfect place to enjoy a cup of coffee or tea while enjoying an East Texas sunrise. We welcome your questions about Wisteria Garden.
The East Lake Room as the name implies faces toward the East. Our newly remodeled room features a beautiful queen-sized iron bed. The East Lake Room has an original 1918 bathroom renovation minus the pull chain toilet. It includes a large claw-footed tub that is perfect for a hot, relaxing bath.
The Sleigh Room is one of our most elegant rooms. It contains a beautiful antique mahogany queen-sized sleigh bed, a large bay window which over looks our garden. The window seats and antique chairs and sitting area.
Located in front of the house, The Train Room has twin beds which are separated by an Original Oak Framed Fireplace accented with blue tile and old wooden toys ready for play. It is perfect for ladies traveling together who want their own bed and of course for children. Enjoy the 1850’s carrom board.
Located in the front of the house, The Rose Room, has a decorative inlaid Queen bed with brass roses names this room, provides a spectacular view of the grounds and the historic First United Methodist church, two blocks north.
Feel like royalty as you dine at the nineteenth century oak, flute-legged table. You will enjoy meals served on lovely rose patterned china and at Christmas you will be served on our beautiful Christmas wear. An original leaded glass chandelier compliments the room.