Stay in Chip and Joanna Gaines’s Fixer Upper Houses
Now is the time to visit Waco, so book one of these vacation rentals that was renovated on the popular HGTV show.
I recently spent an action-packed 24 hours in Waco, where I explored hip coffee shops and galleries, well-designed (and delicious) restaurants, and stylish boutiques. It didn’t take long to realize that the creative boom in Waco is real, and that it’s all been triggered by hometown heroes Chip and Joanna Gaines of the wildly popular Fixer Upper on HGTV. But, the hotel scene hasn’t quite caught up to everything else that is going on, so instead of staying in a big box chain (and if you can’t get a reservation at one of the Gaines’ two popular bed and breakfasts), book one of these vacation rentals to stay in true Fixer Upper style at one of the homes that was renovated by the Gaineses and featured on the show.
Barndominium | Sits on 16 acres of private land with a lake | 5 bedrooms | Shiplap galore | Averages $742 a night
The Chicken House | 3 bedrooms | Ranch style | Centrally located | Averages $750 a night
Gorman House | Fenced yard | Modern interiors | 5 bedrooms | Averages $375 per night
Harp House | Owned by Fixer Upper regular Clint Harp | Next door to Harp Design Co. | Averages $550 per night
Mailander House | Built in 1910 | Three large porches | 3 bedrooms | Averages $225 per night
The Mod-Mod House | Outdoor dining area | Sleeps up to 12 people | Averages $340 per night
The Shotgun House | 1 bedroom | Down the street from the Magnolia Silos | Averages $325 per night
Downs House | Craftsman built in 1905 | Cozy fireplace | Close to Cameron Park | Sleeps 4 | Averages $297 per night
Two Island Bachelor Pad | Basketball or volleyball court outside |Sleeps 12 | Averages $325 per night
The German Schmear House | Open kitchen | Sleeps 8 | Averages $327 per night