Brand new to historic downtown McKinney is a charming bed and breakfast just right for folks who want to get away for a weekend -- and enjoy the finest live music, art, food and wine, and unique shopping in the Dallas area.

McKinney's reputation as an extraordinary destination, with its lovely historic homes and buildings, dates back to before Abraham Lincoln was president, before women could vote, and before electricity. This was a time when horses and buggies roamed Virginia Street, drinking alcohol was prohibited, and top-hatted men walked around with canes and said, "Well, howdy, ma'am." 

As a former railroad town with saloons and brothels, McKinney once entertained the likes of Jesse James and his gang. Annie Oakley brought her traveling show to the square. Local legend has it that Bonnie and Clyde were once held at the local jailhouse, and some say that is one of the many jails the two villains escaped.

And right off the square, just a five-minute walk away, was a tiny shotgun house that would one day grow up to be renovated and become McKinney Bed and Breakfast.

McKinney Bed and Breakfast, at 406 Parker St., is currently the only bed and breakfast in the historic district. Its owners, Wayne and Vicki Hill, are on-site innkeepers (and residents); they say they are proud to offer three guest rooms and a breakfast experience you will not soon forget.

The Hills invite you to call them to reserve a get-away night or weekend in McKinney, and they have plenty of ideas for the perfect McKinney experience.

"Grab a pal or your honey and start your escape by enjoying a night on the square dining at one of the many unique eating establishments," Vicki Hill says. "After dinner, stroll the square and plan your shopping for the next day -- because every single one of downtown McKinney’s 115 shops and stores are innovative and one-of-a-kind. Next, grab a nightcap and listen to some impressive local bands at one of the square’s cozy music venues. Maybe swing by the gelato shop and indulge yourself in some salted caramel or crème Brule!"

Enjoy a short walk back to McKinney Bed and Breakfast for the perfect night’s rest.

"Leisurely, wake up to a carafe of hot coffee and homemade biscotti waiting for you at your bedroom door," Vicki says. "Go back to bed if you want. Or get up and enjoy the newspaper (or your laptop) on the wraparound porch or backyard decks while waiting for your morning meal.

"A decadent five-course breakfast (complete with dessert!) is included with your night's stay and is served on the back deck, in the formal dining room, or even in the privacy of your own guest room."

McKinney Bed and Breakfast Details:

McKinney Bed & Breakfast offers three separate rooms:

  • The "Green Room” (originally the kitchen in 1890) boasts a luscious California King-size bed and full bathroom.
  • The “Latte Room" has a queen-size bed so high and majestic, there are stairs on each side to assist you as you climb in for the night.
  • In the “Family Sweet”, families and friends can enjoy staying together in one large room with a game room and full bathroom attached. With three twin-size beds, a full-size bed, a queen-size bed, and a day bed, there’s a comfortable night’s rest for six to eight who are enjoying all kinds of fun events: girl’s shopping weekends, scrap-bookers, office retreats, wedding parties, birthday celebrations, family reunions, or even golf weekends.

For rates, reservations, or additional information, please contact the Hills at 214-808-6727, or find them online at www.mckinneybedandbreakfast.com or www.facebook.com/mckinneybedandbreakfast.