Chip and Joanna Gaines have just about a million things on their plate, and in case you didn't know, their real estate company Magnolia Realty is one of them. Magnolia Realty has recently listed something really special: a boutique hotel in quaint Hico, Texas that is stunning. It's practically the set of a romance novel — think small-town hotel owner meets big-city gal whose gotten snowed in on her way to the airport from her family's house. (Does it snow in central Texas? No? Ok, never mind.) But anyway, you've got to check this out (and be sure to scroll through the photos, ok?):
This historic space (which is currently called the Midland Hotel) has been restored to a T, with reclaimed wood ceilings and exposed brick and stone walls. There are 14 hotel rooms and a restaurant and bar, too.
According to the Midland Hotel website, records of the hotel date back to 1891. And look at that! The romance novel vibes we were picking up may not be too far off, after all. One of the hotel's previous owners, Tolula Stovall, who purchased the space in 1891, ended up marrying one of her boarders — bank president Robert Dorsey. Told you so.
You'll have to shell out $2,350,000 to nab the Midland Hotel, but with all those Gaines family fans passing by on their way to Waco, that may not be such a bad bet.
Carolin Lehmann is an Associate Editor at Hunker. She's a graduate of the Missouri School of Journalism and has previously written for HuffPost, Seventeen magazine, and a variety of local news outlets. As a studio apartment dweller, she's always on the lookout for new ways to decorate a rental on a budget.