The Merchant

This distinguished room is named after original the land owner on which the estate would later be built. E. B. Nichols was a well-known banker and merchant to the Galveston and Houston area in the mid 1800's.

The Merchant Suite has large original windows that open up from the floor allowing guests to walk through and onto the veranda. The room has a queen size canopy bed of carved mahogany, original to the home and tucked beautifully in the corner turret of the house. There is a private walk-in toilet/sink bathroom. The original clawfoot tub set within a special wall nook, has a hand shower and a rattan screen for privacy within the room. The crown molding and  fireplace are original to the expansion from 1889, and the seating area is a perfect, comfortable space to lounge and take in the eclectic room.



  • Every room newly renovated
  • Private Bath with upgraded fixtures
  • Certified natural luxury mattresses
  • Alarm Clock / Speaker with bluetooth linking
  • Wifi throughout property
  • Robes for every guest
  • TV, Direct TV Cable Smart TVs, guests can plug in their Netflix, etc info to enjoy their own shows
  • Private porch access


$279/night one night only

$379/night one night only



Everything we wanted and more.

“A lovely opportunity to step away from the rush of everyday life and step back in time. The calm and elegance and beauty of this room, this mansion have been everything we wanted and more.”

— J.D.


“This place is unforgettable and has captured our hearts and imagination as few others have, and someday we must return. The ambiance and amenities make their mark, but it is your kindness and hospitality that we will remember.”

— J.T.

Beautiful memories!

“Beautiful memories...laughter, warmth, friendship and an abundance of elegance & Southern Hospitality!”

— H.K.


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