We did quite a bit of research for our 1st Anniversary get-a-way, and we finally decided on Alfonso's Loft in Granbury, Texas. We were so glad that we did. Granbury is a gem in and of itself because though it is only 45 minutes from Fort Worth, it felt like we were hours away. Alfonso's Loft is located in the 1st building you see as you approach the historic square, on the 2nd floor above the quaint Nutshell Eatery & Bakery. The building has been there for a very long time - rumor has it that the space downstairs used to be a saloon where John Wilkes Booth - that's right, the guy that shot Lincoln - worked incognito. The location is absolutely unbeatable - the gigantic windows open up to a view of the busiest part of the square, with the old courthouse, Granbury Live, and other countless shops and restaurants all within sight. The Opera House sits on the same side of the square as Alfonso's Loft, as well as the Coffee Grinder, The Art of Chocolate Shoppe, and other fantastic restaurants. We absolutely loved having everything within such short walking distance.
The room itself is huge yet cozy. The bed was amazingly comfortable - perfect for sleeping in. We desperately wanted to avoid any stuffy and overly-victorian decor, and Alfonso's Loft had just the right amount of vintage touch and antique furniture - no roses and doilies here! Nothing but charm. We loved the tall ceilings and the enormous windows...and that view! The bathroom is comfortable, and we enjoyed the experience of bathing in an old pedestal bathtub - but our only complaint was that there was no shower head...so washing my long hair was a bit of a task. However I will say that it added authenticity to our experience in a room with such history!
The "breakfast" part of our stay at this B&B included two vouchers to the Nutshell Eatery & Bakery downstairs. The Nutshell does all of its baking in-house, which means better, healthier, tastier breads and desserts. The food was pretty good, but don't bother with the coffee.
All-in-all, we loved staying at Alfonso's Loft. We were so comfortable and happy that we had chosen to stay there. It was hard to leave - so it's safe to say that we will most definitely be back!