The Sanford House was built in 1996 to replicate a
Victorian home but comes complete with all the modern conveniences and
private bathes. Arlington’s premier Inn has created a perfect answer
to the stresses of today’s lifestyle. From the overworked executive to
the harried housewife, we offer a relaxed change of pace that promises
to melt away your worries and replace them with a new appreciation for
Attention to detail is a hallmark of the Sanford
House. From exquisitely appointed rooms and cottages to beautifully
landscaped grounds, the Sanford House strives to make your stay an
unforgettable experience in elegant living.
Browse through the library provided for our guests
at the top of the winding staircase beneath a sunny cupola. Then
nestle down with a good book (your or ours) by a roaring fire in the
cozy parlor. The parlor is an elegant place to mingle with other
guests in relaxed conversation.
Stroll through our beautiful garden - it refreshes
the soul. Pause in one of our enchanting gazebos or by the fountain to
enjoy the solitude with a good book, a morning cup of coffee, a quiet
thought, a loved one… Or, refresh yourself with a dip in our lovely
Our gardens mimic a French countryside complete with
waterfalls, gazebos and fountains. Colors are rotated with the season
making a perfect backdrop to weddings, receptions, showers, reunions,
luncheons, teas and parties for any time of year.
Area businesses and organizations are finding
Sanford House the ideal place for their retreats, private meetings,
and other functions. We host sit-down luncheons and dinners for up to
50 guests, larger functions can be accommodated on the grounds.
Out-of-town guests or business associates will find
the Sanford House a welcome change of pace from the standard hotel
fare. Early risers can avail him or herself of the butler’s pantry for
juice or that first cup of hot coffee and wander through the gardens
or sit on the veranda in one our many cozy tables. Those late risers
will welcome the delicious breakfast that awaits them in the dining
If anyone is interested in a photo time line of the
building of The Sanford House, a photo album is available for viewing
in the Parlor on the first floor of the main house.
The Sanford House is constantly looking for new ways
to accommodate our guests’ needs. With that thought in mind, we added
– Sanford Spa & Salon, located conveniently across the street in 1999.
ACCOMMODATIONS: The interior of The Sanford
House is decorated seasonally as well, while the rooms are unique in
many ways. Many of the furnishings in our suites have a bit of history
that might be of interest to many of our guests.
The Bach Room – A queen-sized bed in our lovely
green and gold accented room over the Carriage House. This small
intimate space opens out onto the balcony for an enchanting view of
the beautifully landscaped grounds. The side tables in the room are
from an estate sale and the armoire is Argentinean an unusual for its
detail. The lamps are from the 40’s. The cabinet in the bath was
originally a record cabinet.
The Beethoven Room – Green and burgundy accents add
richness to this lovely room, which includes a queen- sized bed and
mirrored armoire and perfect foils for the marble and carved mahogany
that surround the fireplace. Enjoy the spacious bath. The shorter than
normal daybed dates form the 20’s or 30’s. The chair was found at an
upholsterer’s. The beautiful mantel is a reproduction form Harris
Antiques. The Bombe chest is also from Harris Antiques. The round gold
table is an antique with a new marble top.
The Brahms Room – Soft floral and pink accents lend
an air of spring to this lovely room. A king sized bed lends to the
comfort of this room with an ultimate bay window sitting area
overlooking the beautifully landscaped grounds.
The Haydn Room – Lovely carved headboards adorn twin
beds in this downstairs bedroom accented in beige and green.
Completely handicapped accessible. The twin beds and small chest are
from Greer Garson’s ranch. The side table is a reproduction and the
armoire was found at an antique shop on Cooper. The chairs are
The Mozart Room – This lovely, spacious room sports
a queen-sized iron bed. A television can be found in the sitting area.
Beige and muted earth tones lend an air of calm to this room.
The Strauss Room – A small entry opens to a spacious
suite over the Carriage House. Luxuriate in the King sized bed or
relax in the large sitting area where you‘ll find a television hidden
away in the large, mirrored armoire. Enjoy and intimate dinner on the
balcony just outside of the double doors that overlook the landscaped
grounds. This room makes a lovely bridal suite. The sofa is a Meyer-Gunther-Martinin
and the table and armoire are by Baker. The cabinet has hand-inlaid
flowers that dates from the early 20’s. The bathroom chair came from
an estate sale in Rockwell; the fabric is valued at approximately
$1000. The mirror is from Harris Antiques and the end stools were from
and estate sale. The lamps are from the 50’s.
The Vivaldi Room – This large, spacious room with
queen sized bed and reading area is lovely with deep plum and floral
accents. The chest and table are from an estate sale and the Scottish
armoire dates to around the 1st World War. The round table by the
chairs is by Hendredon and the bronze lamp is from the 30’s. The
Amethyst lamp is typical of the 50’s.
DINING: There is a high probability of
heightened sensory awareness. It is only fair be warned of encounters
such as: The aroma of baking scones wafting up the staircase at
sunrise; the glisten of dark sweet chocolate hugging plump
strawberries as they balance on a pillow and the anticipation of
dinner by candlelight to include baby shrimp stuffed chicken breast
with a drizzling of gouda wine sauce.
MEETING FACILITIES: Businesses and
organizations are finding Sanford House the ideal place for their
retreats, private meetings, and other functions. We host sit-down
luncheons and dinners for up to 50 guests, larger functions can be
accommodated on the grounds.
WEDDINGS: Our gardens mimic a French
countryside complete with waterfalls, gazebos and fountains. Colors
are rotated with the season making a perfect backdrop to weddings,
receptions, and parties any time of year. We can facilitate 250
guests. The Sanford Spa and Salon located conveniently across the
street and perfect for your wedding day make up, hair, nail and
ACCOLADES: The Sanford House has met rigorous
criteria to achieve the distinctions of a Select Registry and Historic
Accommodations of Texas (HAT) property. The Sanford House is also a
part of the North American Innkeepers Association and has a AAA
The Sanford House
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