Relax and ‘take a step back in time’ at one of the most beautiful and accommodating lodging options Jacksboro has to offer – and the only one located in the historic downtown area.
You may just drive by the 120+ year old renovated stone building – called The Eastburn Building – in the center of Jacksboro if you didn’t know that what is inside will take your breath away!
Take a hike up the long-wide wood staircase to the second floor to experience a vision of splendor, elegance and history. A modern take of an old-style elevator is also available to take you to the Sitting Parlor where FREE bottled water and fruit await our guests. The Sitting Parlor is open to all guests for relaxing outside of your private rooms to read, relax and visit with other guests.
Each private room has its own private bathroom and is appointed in ways not normally seen in any hotel. Special attention was given to the design and décor of each of the five magnificent rooms. Three of the rooms have high-back old-fashioned claw-foot tubs within the main room, and all have elegant walk-in showers, with luxury shower heads.
Each room has individually controlled thermostats for A/C and heat, along with top-quality ceiling fans. Flat-screen TVs are conveniently placed in each room in case you want to keep up with ‘what’s going on.’
Our Bed & Breakfast guests are treated to FREE breakfast in the morning after your stay. If staying Saturday night, since the Bistro is closed on Sunday, your stay includes a voucher for each person to the Village Kitchen just down the street.
After-hour access to the Bed & Breakfast is available through The Courtyard gate using a secure key-pad entry.
Cancellation Policy for the Bed & Breakfast is: 72 hours before check-in – full refund. Any cancellation within 72 hours – deposit is forfeited.
History of the Eastburn Building
The Eastburn Building was originally built in 1889 by Edward Eastburn and was the cornerstone for the northwestern side of the town square for many decades. Eastburn was a very successful businessman and came to own the entire west side of the town square. After Edward’s death in 1900, he left his wealth and properties (including the Opera House) to his nephews Warren and Edwin R. Worthington.
One night in the early 1980’s two of the west side downtown building collapsed, including the Opera House. The collapse was heard across town and it was first thought that a natural gas explosion had claimed the buildings. It later became apparent that age had taken over and the buildings could not withstand their own weight. The two building adjacent to the Eastburn Building (now The Main Street B&B) were a total loss. The Eastburn Building also suffered severe damage and was left with three partial walls (facades) standing.
The damaged building lay empty and in disrepair until the Jacksboro Economic Development Corporation began initial safety repairs in 2008.
In 2010, prominent local business owners Ken and Becky Swan bought the building from the JEDC and began an extensive renovation project to bring it back to the prominence it once experienced. After 19 months of planning, designing, building and furnishing, the building was opened to guests in May of 2012.
JR’s Chophouse B&B is filled with beautiful antique furnishings brought in from all over the world. Each room is appointed with elegant bedding, furnishings, bath accessories and atmosphere. The ceilings are covered in beautiful silver metal mosaic tiles that lend an air of the expensive hotels of the bygone days when wealthy travelers visited ‘just to see them.’ The woodwork has been crafted by some of the finest craftsmen in Jack County.
The two-story building is set up with the Bed & Breakfast rooms upstairs, along with a Sitting Parlor, and The Bistro and The Banquet Room downstairs with easy access to passersby in the town square. Surrounding two sides of the building is a massive Courtyard capable of holding up to 500 people. Along with the Banquet Room that holds 50 people, these two spaces are available for parties, weddings and special events.
All of us at JR’s Chophouse B&B truly hope your stay with us is memorable and enjoyable. We want you to feel that you are part of the Jacksboro family!