This place is so unique, it’s located about 10 miles north of Waco Texas in a rural setting. We saw deer in the yard and stars at night. Mark and Mary made our stay special from the moment we arrived until the time we left. The cottage has everything don’t worry if you forgot something they have it covered..Mark was great in assisting us with our tour to magnolia and had suggestions about fun things to do in filling our weekend. The breakfast Mary provided daily was so good and homemade. You can not go wrong here at the cottage it’s excellant. Thanks Mary and Mark
The Cottage At Tell Story Walk is soooo much more than a roof over your head. It’s therapy for your soul! The cottage and grounds are immaculate. The coziness and comfort of the cottage are unmatched. Our 3 night 4 day girls trip was priceless and our time spent at the cottage and visiting with the owners, Mike and Mary, will be forever remembered. If we ever find our way to Waco, there’s no question to where we will stay! Almost forgot to mention the breakfasts.......amazing, fresh each morning, delicious, and prepared with love ❤️
The cottage at Tell Story Walk was absolutely lovely! Mark and Mary were there to welcome us at 10:30pm and even carried in our luggage!
The cottage is somehow prettier than pictured and was very clean. We were welcomed with a bottle of our favorite wine. (Mark messaged us prior to our arrival, to find out our favorite.) And the fridge was stocked with bottled water, Perrier, soda, and sparkling cider, as well as fresh berries and homemade whipped cream. There were even little quiches for breakfast the next morning. On the counter, there was a heaping plate of the most delicious scones and a loaf of friendship bread and homemade granola too!
Because the cottage was so cozy, we decided to stay in and cook our own dinner one night. The kitchen was exceptionally well stocked with everything you could possibly need! Our dinner table looked so pretty with the beautiful fresh flowers that were there to welcome us, and we even found freshly pressed linen napkins to use!
The beds were super comfortable, and the sheets and towels smelled heavenly.
When I asked Mary, where I could find a mailbox, she cheerfully offered to take my letter to the post office!
This was a wonderful find! Everything about our stay was perfect! Thank you Mark and Mary!
I can't say enough about our stay at the cottage. It was wonderful and I would highly recommend it. Mark and Mary are two of the most precious people you will ever meet. I will never forget our time with them.
The location was so peaceful and quiet. The owners are two of the most amazing people that we have ever meet. The cottage was so warm and welcoming, it was like coming home. The breakfast was truly amazing. Every day was a new exciting menu. We absolutely loved visiting The Homestead which is 2 miles from the cottage. We look forward to visiting again and to seeing our new friends.
An absolute gem in every respect. The cottage is conveniently designed, perfectly appointed, and impeccably maintained - and wheelchair accessible. The setting is on a large, beautifully maintained site with large oaks, multiple seating areas, and convenient parking. The cottage itself has seating on the front, to the side under an arbor, and by the chiminea. Bird feeders and fountains guarantee lots of feathered visitors (We saw a roadrunner in the yard). As charming as the cottage itself is, flower-filled and bright, the hospitality of the innkeepers, Mary and Mark, takes the experience to a completely different level! Upon arrival we found a well-stocked refrigerator: fruit and homemade whipped cream, juices, and yogurt. On the counter were a loaf of friendship bread, fresh scones, homemade granola, and wine chilling on ice. Breakfasts were large and varied.
This spot IS the destination. There are plenty of things to see and do in the Waco-Elm Mott area, but you'll be tempted to stay in and just luxuriate inside and out!!!!
We can't wait to try the fireplace and chiminea in cooler weather there!
Our first impression was "Wow". From that point on, it only got better! Actually, it started before we ever got there. Shortly after booking our stay, we were contacted by Mark and Mary. They asked a few simple questions to get a feel for our preferences. Based on that conversation, when we arrived, we found a welcome gift waiting for us. Mark and Mary are wonderful hosts and their only request is that you relax and enjoy yourself. They provided great food, fresh each day. While it was supposed to be for breakfast, it was enough to feed us all day. The actual accommodations are wonderful and make you feel like you are at home. Everything was clean and very well kept and the kitchen has everything you can imagine. There was absolutely nothing lacking, especially the hospitality. We will surely return there often. We recommend you do the same! You won't be disappointed.