Mary and Howard Baskin are fortunate to be the custodians of this beautiful historic mansion located at the doorstep of Dallas. The home was built circa 1915 by the English cotton merchant, James Wright Harrison, for his new bride at a time when Waxahachie was at the center of one of the leading cotton producing areas in the world. Your host, Mary Baskin, has many years of experience in interior design, hospitality, and small group European travel. In addition she has worked for and produced interior design articles for such publications as Traditional Home, Country Home, and Better Homes and Gardens. She brings with her many years of travel experience with a wealth of knowledge and an educated eye for interior design.

If you fancy a romantic getaway or a traditional country house party where you can gather friends and family, let us organize the details, giving you the opportunity as host to kick back and relax for an evening of fun and fellowship. At the end of the night you can retire to one of our luxurious ensuite rooms. In the morning a complimentary breakfast will be served. 

In addition to maintaining a world class bed and breakfast, Mary leads small groups on antiquing and cultural adventures in countries such as France, Ireland, England, and coming soon Morocco. Learn more at TheVagabondInternational.

Owner, Mary Baskin

Owner, Mary Baskin

The English Merchant's Inn

717 W. Main Street
Waxahachie, Texas 75165

+1 254 366 0229


Contact Us

Please send us an e-mail if you have questions. We are also happy to help you plan the perfect weekend in Waxahachie.

Interested in renting out the house for a classic country party or girls getaway weekend? We'll do all the planning.

We can also host weddings, parties and special events. 

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