Welcome to The Red Door Bed & Breakfast!

We invite you to stay in our elegant guestrooms, and escape to our peaceful getaway in the heart of downtown Mason, Texas. We have over 31 years of experience in welcoming guests to Mason! This beautiful old building on the northwest side of the square has been completely renovated and updated featuring Victorian woodwork, oak flooring and pressed tin ceilings. Each suite is uniquely decorated with our custom designed stained glass transoms, antique furniture and fine art along with dedicated bathrooms for each suite. It’s those details that allow us to share our personal touch with our guests in order to make your stay in Mason special. Come sit on the porch, soak in the historic square, and let your cares melt away. We live upstairs in a fully remodeled apartment adjacent to the B&B! We look forward to hosting you!

– Brent & Monica Hinckley

Call Us to Book Your Room Today!

 325-347-6398 or 1-325-347-5415

Our Elegant Guestrooms

At the Red Door, we have eight rooms, each uniquely decorated with our antique furniture, quilts and fine art. A part of Brent’s extensive antique map collection is displayed in the B&B hallways and in some of the bedrooms. We also provide a common living and dining area with a kitchenette on both floors, perfect for families and larger gatherings. Our Room #2 is fully handicap accessible, with grab bars and walk-in shower. Several rooms have additional single beds or pull-outs to provide additional sleeping areas. We would be happy to help you find the perfect room for your stay!

B&B Layout

Plans-1 - Floor Plan - Level 1b

Ground Floor

Plans-1 - Floor Plan - Level 2b

Second Floor

As you can see from our layout, the Red Door is a great place for family and friends. Both floors offer common living and dining areas, and kitchenettes with toaster, refrigerator and microwave. We have additional single beds in several rooms, with Room #2 being completely ADA – handicap accessible. Upstairs guests may use our old fashioned luggage lift for convenient transportation to the upper floor.

Call Us to Book Your Room Today!

325-347-6398 or 1-325-347-5415

Soak in the Historic Square from the Balcony Melt Away Let your cares Small Town Life Enjoy the simplicity of

Red Door Amenities





Free Wifi


A/C & Heat


Kitchen & Dining


For us, it’s all in the details that allow us to share our personal touch and make your stay in Mason special. We try to provide all of the comforts of home – from the clean, charming rooms with individual bathrooms and temperature controls, to the common areas with kitchenettes stocked with coffee, tea, hot chocolate and popcorn. Each morning, we invite you to a generous continental breakfast, complete with Monica’s homemade bread. Enjoy the quiet of small town Mason with no TV, but stay connected to the world with FREE WIFI! Come sit on the porch, soak in the historic square, and let your cares melt away at the Red Door Bed & Breakfast!

Fun at your fingertips

The Red Door B&B is located on the Courthouse Square and thus is within a short walk of the Odeon Theater which has provided local entertainment since 1928, five unique restaurants, seven local winery tasting rooms, and numerous interesting shops and antique stores, even Mason-brewed beer! There is also the Square Museum featuring local history exhibits and unique artifacts highlighting the heritage of this frontier town.  Just a little further away, but still within a couple of blocks is the historic Seaquist House, one of the largest and most interesting residential buildings in West Texas, and in front of the Library, there is the lifesize Old Yeller statue honoring the well-known story of local author Fred Gipson.  And just a vigorous walk up the hill to the south of the Square is the site of Fort Mason that served as an outpost on the frontier from 1851 until the Civil War and where numerous men were stationed that went on to be generals on both sides of that conflict.

Mason Chamber

Peruse our unique local shops and explore for treasures in our antique stores, all within walking distance of the Red Door. For more info on things to do in Mason click here.

Mason History

Learn more about Mason in our museums, discover Fort Mason atop the biggest hill in town, or take a tour of the beautiful town square. Click here for more info.

Seaquist House

This unique 19th century Hill Country landmark is just two blocks north. Public tours are open each month, with private tours available upon request. Click here for details.

City of Mason

Interested in learning more about our little Texas city? The City of Mason website has information on our local parks, utilities and services. Click here for more information.

Building History

The Red Door Bed & Breakfast is owned and operated by Monica & Brent Hinckley and is currently located on the first and second floors of a commercial Rock Building on the Mason County Courthouse Square.

Originally built circa 1895, the building housed a succession of retail businesses including a grocery which used the 1,000 sq ft basement for a root cellar. In 1946 it was opened as “Grimsley’s – Five to Five Dollar” store. Mr. Grimsley later covered the basement access with a new oak plank floor and the basement was “lost” for 50 years! The building went through several other retail establishments until our purchase from Winn’s Corp. in 1995. We “found” the basement again during the renovation to the retail space, which became HINCKLEY’S Country Store and built a new stair to provide access for our additional storage.

In Jan 2016, we closed the retail Variety store (after 21 years) and renovated the storefront to accommodate additional B&B rooms downstairs.The new rooms provide

four additional private rooms with private baths. We

also included a handicap accessible room for our guests.

Previously the upstairs portion of the building was used as residences, a dentist office, a small darkroom and even a worm farm! Although it was abandoned and used for storage in recent years. We believe at one time the upstairs was used as a Community gathering room and during the renovations we found a notation etched into the plaster walls indicating that the Mason Concert Band had used the space in the mid 20’s. Extensive renovations were required as the upstairs did not have any functional plumbing and no active electrical service! The ceilings were 14 ft high and both the East and West walls are rock.


Our Guests Say

Our Rates:

$125.00 per night
Double or Single Occupancy
All Rooms (King bed)
Extra bed – $20.00
Credit card required to hold reservation (Visa/MasterCard/Amex & Discover are accepted).

Red Door B&B Policy:

Room rates are based on single or double occupancy ($20 for extra bed) and are subject to a 13% room tax. Two-night minimum on Holiday weekends, as well as all weekends from March-June and from Nov-Dec.
 * Visa/MasterCard, cash & personal checks accepted.
 * Well-behaved children are welcome.
 * Smoking is not permitted in the rooms.
 * Pets cannot be accommodated.
Check-in: 3pm, late arrivals can be arranged. Check-out: 12 noon.
Please call us with your credit card information in order to guarantee your reservation. Cancellation notice of 72 hours prior to arrival is requested; otherwise a fee of $75 will be assessed.

Call Us to Book Your Room Today!

325-347-6398 or 1-325-347-5415