Texas Hospitality for Folks and "Horsepitality" for Horses
About Charlotte Mullins
I am a retired teacher who taught every grade level from pre-school to junior college as well as adult education in the Texas prisons and juvenile detention facilities. I was presented the 2007 GED Lifetime Achievement Award by the American Council on Education. Marlin is my home although I lived all over the world as the wife of a US Army officer from 1962-1982. During that time I had two lovely daughters, one born in Frankfurt, Germany. I later married a high school teacher/coach who had two sons. The children kept us busy with sporting and equestrian events as well as academic pursuits. My husband started writing western historical novels after he retired, and two were published. He was inducted into the Western Writers of America organization, and we attended many seminars and conventions as part of that group. I began teaching in the prison system when we returned to Marlin, and I did that very-rewarding work until my retirement in 2014. A major fall soon after my husband's death made me give up my trail-riding so I remodeled my home and my life and began this endeavor. What fun I have had meeting and hosting my varied guests through Airbnb and VRBO! My life has come full-circle, beginning in Falls County TX, through Sam Houston State University (closest I could get to the all-male TAMU), to Europe, Central State University in Oklahoma, Japan, Las Vegas, NV, Washington D.C., Navasota, TX(with the Rattlers) and back to Marlin. Along the way I attended Baylor University, East Texas State University, Texas Tech University, and Harvard (seminars with Leadership America), majoring in home economics(Early Child Development), English Language and Literature, Journalism, and International Studies.
Charlotte Mullins purchased this House in 1974
Why Charlotte Mullins chose Marlin
I always used Marlin as my home base, and it is where my heart resides. I have loved horses and riding for pleasure and raising good-quality trail horses also of show-quality. Southwestern houses have always been my favorite as I collect Native American Art and Western art and artifacts as well. This Spanish Hacienda/ranch house suits me to a tee as does the barn and small acreage. I also love gardening., and the large yard with greenhouse/shed is fun as well as a great reward for my efforts. I love sharing plants and rescuing native plants for my garden.
What makes this House unique
Being able to see the stars and moon on clear nights, and listening to locusts and crickets and watching lightening bugs, while smelling the scents of roses, 4-0'clocks and jasmines is my idea of a relaxing evening. Yet, I am close enough (one hour or less)to live band music on weekend nights, great athletic events (awesome Lady Bear basketball and exciting Aggie football), super antiquing, and great theater and dining. I love to cook and can willingly provide great breakfasts, as well as great Texas hospitality.
100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
It was convenient for our purpose. no tv was a bummer
I enjoyed having you as guests. I'm sorry that you did not understand from the description of the property that no TV was available. I will check the information again to be sure that it is more clear so future guests will not be surprised. Yours is the first review that I have received that is less than 5 stars. I'm sorry that my rental did not meet all of your needs.
It was a quiet and relaxing place. The decor was of a western flair, and our hostess, Beth, was more fun to visit with. Wish we could have stayed longer. We definitely will be going back.
It was a real pleasure hosting your family. I hope we get to see each other again soon. Thanks for your lovely note.
Beth was awesome! Our room was fantastically Texified. We met all the dogs and T-Bone (wish we could be invited for Christmas dinner). Comfortable and quiet surroundings. Beth made us a delicious custom cowboy breakfast, y'all!
My daughter and I came to the Waco area for a girl's weekend at Magnolia Market and decided to stay at Beth's beautiful ranch in Marlin. It was an easy 25 minute drive to the silos. The room was spacious, the bed was very comfy & the snacks and homemade breakfast were awesome! Her sweet dogs were a fun treat & I "bonded" with her cow T-Bone 😊who came to the fence and mooed for me to pet him before we left. We will definitely stay with Miss Beth again if we plan another trip to Texas.
If Texas could fit in a home, this is what it would be!
Such a wonderful place to stay, with the sweetest hostess!
My mom and I were visiting Waco for a girls trip and this was just a short 25 minute trip from downtown Waco; It was nice to get out of the city and see some Texas countryside! Beautiful property with sweet doggies to greet you.
The room was clean and cozy and very much felt like Texas.
We will definitely be back to visit!
Thanks for the kind words. It was a pleasure to have you visit my home. My dogs, pony and all the wild creatures that reside here enjoyed your attentions as well. I hope you have carried warmer temperatures back to Kansas. I woke up to 60s this morning. Please do come back. You were wonderful guests.
Southern hospitality at its best
Such a perfect place to enjoy a relaxing evening with my daughter! We loved the room, the property and of course our host. If you like animals, rural beauty and lovely conversations this is the place!
I enjoyed your visit very much. Josephine was a real joy--just like having my granddaughter with me as a young teen. I also enjoyed conversations and getting to really know you both. Please visit again.
Waco of "Fixer Upper" HGTV fame and Baylor University is 25 minutes away. Great shopping, dining and sightseeing at the Mammoth National Park, Cameron Park Zoo available. Many athletic events are held in Waco throughout the year.The Heart of Texas Fair and Rodeo and numerous equestrian events are held in Waco and areas within a 50 mile radius. Horses may be boarded on-sight and trailer parking space is available. Up-to-date health records are required for horses or dogs to accompany guests.
Bryan/TAMU is 60 miles south.