"Immerse Yourself in Texas History,
Mother Nature and Gracious Hospitality"
In a desire to save a beautiful structure, preserve history, and allow others to share these blessings and legacies, we have opened the McGloin House as an extension of our historic Texas Bed and Breakfast Inn, The Knolle Farm & Ranch. Situated just across the Nueces River from us, the McGloin house, on this San Patricio ranch, shares riverfront property with us, as well as a unique and interesting history. Guests choosing the McGloin House will receive the service and hospitality that KF&R is known for, while enjoying the peace of this very private retreat. They still have access to all of our lodging amenities, but the experience is a variation of the typical bed and breakfast holiday.
A stay in this graceful historic homestead and the 350 acres of woods, riverfront and lush pastures upon which it sits allows one to experience South Texas culture and history firsthand. It is situated next to Round Lake, a private oxbow lake extending from the Nueces River. Guests have access to a range of outdoor activities, including hunting, fishing, canoeing, kayaking, birding or simply relaxing and exploring the pristine wildlife habitat that makes up this beautiful countryside.
Rich in history and folklore, this home was the first frame building of the old colony of San Patricio de Hibernia. The home was built in 1855 by James McGloin, an Irish empresario and one of the primary settlers of the area. Further enhancing the historical intrigue are several stories of folklore and apparitions that have been passed down through the generations. The McGloin Home also sits on an area of South Texas that the Lipan and Carancahua Indians called home long before European civilization came to America.
The McGloin House and monument is now owned by the Corpus Christi TX Area Heritage Society, but we both play roles in keeping this lovely home alive. Through the bed and breakfast, we are able to share it as a unique vacation home rental that allows guests to immerse themselves in and live in this fine example of Texas history and beauty. When not occupied, it is open periodically for public tours. Please call to request a schedule of tours or we will accommodate you in planning your own.
Guests will enjoy an entire home with parlor, full kitchen, dining room and 3 bedrooms. We can accommodate up to 8 guests; one bedroom having a king bed, one a queen bed and one 2 sets of bunk beds. All but the bunks boast the sumptuous down comforters and pillows that are part of our normal luxuries. As with other lodging accommodations within Knolle Farm & Ranch, a full breakfast is included. Our same gourmet dinners and picnics can also be delivered to you with prior arrangements. If you long for secluded privacy and an escape to the peace of timeless beauty, we now offer the McGloin House.
For rates please inquire.