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The Trueheart Neill House

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The Trueheart Neill House

6 guests
3 bedrooms
3 beds
3 private baths
6 guests
3 bedrooms
3 beds
3 private baths
Mary is a Superhost
Superhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
Great location
100% of recent guests gave this home’s location a 5-star rating.

Please note: The price quoted is for ONE suite in the home. A discount is given if entire home is rented. Please message host for rate. Keep in mind that a "special offer" will be sent which includes the tax with rate or may be paid upon check-in. The cleaning fee is for ONE suite. Additional cleaning fees apply per suite. This home sleeps 10. Check in from 4:00 pm-8:00 pm. We are pet friendly. Please message host for more information on pet(s).


Air Conditioning
Indoor Fireplace

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 king bed, 1 sofa bed
Bedroom 2
1 super king bed, 1 sofa bed
Bedroom 3
1 king bed

House Rules

No smoking, parties, or events
Check-in time is 4PM - 6PM and check out out by 11AM


35 Reviews

Maunang User Profile
November 2018
Mary is a great host - everything has detailed attention. She is really quick to communicate and respond to your request. The outdoors of the property is huge and has lots of trees and rocks - FUN for kids!
Sara User Profile
August 2018
Mary’s place is gorgeous! An old museum, my boys loved it. Be sure not to make the same mistake I did and read the entire listing before committing ;)
Kyle User Profile
July 2018
Very nice house with a lot of history. The the room with the pull-out bed accommodated my wife and I and our two kids. If you want to visit the MacDonald Observatory get your tickets well in advance. We were bumped to find it sold out on a Friday night.
Kelly User Profile
May 2018
The Neill House was a quiet and comfortable retreat in Fort Davis. A nice place to rest after a long drive. We were the only people in the house so that was a bonus. We enjoyed cooking in the kitchen too.
Jackie User Profile
April 2018
Staying at The Trueheart O’Neill House is like going back in time but with modern amenities. We spent the early mornings on the large covered porch drinking coffee while listening to singing birds and watching butterflies in the chinaberry tree. I enjoyed cooking in the big kitch…
Abigail User Profile
April 2018
We had a lovely time! The grounds are just beautiful and Mary was great. We came to spend time in Marfa (20 minute drive), but found that Ft. Davis was a draw and we wanted to spend more time there. We have two toddlers that just loved it!
Lee User Profile
February 2018
A beautiful, historic home in a picturesque setting. The grounds provide ample opportunity to relax, sit, and enjoy the beauty of the area. The location is very convenient - just a few blocks from the courthouse. The hospitality was excellent, with quick responses to any text …
Mary User Profile
Response from Mary:
Thank you for your review! So glad you all enjoyed this historic home! I hope to have you come back and visit! Lee, I will definitely post the History of this home for all the guests but let me tell you a bit about it! In 1898, Henry M. and Annie Trueheart built this home which they called "Las Rocas" meaning The Rocks from a design by their daughter Sally Trueheart. At the time, the 20 acre parcel was the crowning structure of a neighborhood forming on Court Street at the turn of the century. It was soon referred to as "Millionaires Row". The house was used primarily as a summer retreat for the Truehearts to escape the oppressive summer heat of Galveston. Trueheart was a prominent Galveston businessman. He was said to have been the first real estate credit broker in Texas. He was the builder and owner of the Trueheart Building, later the Adriance-Trueheart Building just off of Strand in Galveston. Like his home in Fort Davis, that building is now also listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Trueheart owned a ranch near Fort Davis. The Truehearts sold the home in 1920 to Edwin Folkes, a local rancher who had major holdings in the area. The Folkes lived in the home until 1941. The home fell into decline throughout the 1940's. In 1949, the property was saved from neglect and inevitable by the purchase of Bertram Clayton Neill. Unfortunately, it was not long until Neill was killed in a car accident. His family continued to live in the home. His wife Teda, restored and renovated the home and lived there until 2005. During this 56 year period, Teda also established The Neill Doll Museum which became a popular tourist attraction to Fort Davis.Mrs. Neills museum featured dolls dating to 1835 plus Victorian furniture and other antiques appropriate to the nature of the home. It also became a bed and breakfast inn in the 1980's. In 1996 the home was listed in the National Register of Historic Places. In 2005, the Neills sold the home to Lanna and Joe Duncan of Fort Davis. The Neill family asked the Duncans, being five generation Jeff Davis County natives, to buy the home due to their historic preservation interests. The Duncans immediately renovated the house. New electrical service, plumbing, heating and air conditioning plus a third adobe bathroom was added to improve the home. The house would then become part of their Hotel Limpia Suites and Guest House business. I hope you enjoy this history and I hope to have you come back! Mary
February 2018

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