When Bret and Ashlee met in college in 2006, they both knew they wanted to travel, see the world and experience as much of life as they could before settling down into the daily grind that we all know as life as an adult. So that they did, travel. They saw Europe and beyond, sleeping on couches and cutting costs however possible, as is necessary for college-age people to do while traveling.
After graduation, Ashlee felt the tug of graduate school, but she pushed back because it just didn’t seem right. Her experiences while traveling had such as effect on her that she wanted to continue in the hospitality industry. Working as a concierge at a high-end hotel in Dallas, Ashlee spoke with a guest at the hotel who happened to be from Tyler. Ashlee shared with her new friend her desire to be an innkeeper. Well, the hotel guest had a friend who was the housekeeper at Munzesheimer Manor in Mineola. A connection was made and Ashlee was soon spending weekends and other off time at Munzesheimer working with the previous owners and learning as much about the B&B as possible.
Then one day it happened. The previous owners decided that it was time to sell the inn and Ashlee was right there to do everything possible to attain the business. Through the help of a professional business counselor in Dallas and encouragement from friends and family, Ashlee and Bret became the new owners of this historic Bed and Breakfast Inn in Mineola.
Guests can choose from 4 inside rooms and 3 cottages for lodging. Also, there is a foyer Boutique which offers an apothecary, local foods, antiques, gifts and souvenirs. Guests also enjoy full Breakfast served in the morning along with gourmet coffee.
Ashlee and Bret realize they are the exception when it comes to innkeepers due to their youth, but they strive every day to offer the very best accommodations possible. They offer many different packages from a romantic Valentine’s Day Getaway to weekend getaways all year long. They are working with several Mineola area entities and businesses to put together adventure packages to keep their guests engaged with our town with fun and enlightening activities.
If you have never been by the greet Ashlee and Bret, or if you are interested in a beautiful, peaceful place to stay while in Mineola, Munzesheimer Manor should be atop your list of lodging options.
Munzesheimer Manor Bed & Breakfast
202 N. Newsom St.
Mineola, TX 75773