Prepare to be pampered in the comfortable elegance of the Presidents House Bed & Breakfast in Plainview, Texas. The stately two-story home was built in 1939 for a local businessman Mays Osborne and his family. In 1966 the family gifted their spacious home to Wayland Baptist University to serve as the private residence of their presidents. Over the years, its historical integrity and charm have been maintained to perfection. Generations of local residents have admired the beautiful home, referring to it as The President's House. When innkeepers Mike and Debra Melcher purchased the home, they felt it was appropriate to continue the presidential tradition for which it was known. If you are looking for a private peaceful retreat or the opportunity to meet and mingle with other guests, the President’s House is sure to meet all your expectations.
Breakfast is always served in the dining room, or weather permitting, you might choose to have it on the patio. Breakfasts change daily and include fresh fruit, homemade muffins or breads, and a main course featuring an egg entrée, and a breakfast meat such as bacon, sausage, or ham. French toast or pancakes are also a possible treat or the country boy in you might have a craving for biscuits and gravy. Whatever the case you won’t be disappointed. Our guests enjoy lively, stimulating conversation and making new friends around the breakfast table.
Quiet, Convenient Location
The President's House is located just 5 blocks from downtown in a quiet, residential neighborhood. It is located just 6 blocks from Wayland Baptist University, one of the main attractions in Plainview. The home is situated on a beautifully landscaped half-acre lot. There are many shade trees and a large patio area to enjoy as well. You will find many inviting areas to relax, reflect and enjoy the serenity of your surroundings. Or, for the more active, enjoy a brisk walk through the neighborhood or the city park only a block away. The President’s House also features a large comfortable patio for your outdoor pleasure.
High-Quality Lodging and Accommodations
The President’s House features 3 large guest rooms with private baths and an elegant two-room suite with a large his-and-her bath. All are appointed with high-quality linens, fluffy towels, signature toiletries and luxurious spa robes. Each one is elegantly furnished with your comfort in mind. Each room has its own mini-fridge stocked with complimentary water. There is also a basket of snacks in your room, again compliments of the house. For your enjoyment, books and games are provided as well as cable TV and alarm clocks. For those who need to stay connected, complimentary high-speed wireless Internet is provided.
Ample parking is available for all our guests with private off-street parking. Take advantage of our meeting room if your business requires a group of your peers.
Owners Mike and Deb are happy to help you plan your getaway and will make arrangements for dinner or to give you the scoop on all local events. Their knowledge of the local area will give you the inside track on shopping, restaurants, live music, and all the events happening at Wayland Baptist University. Mike and Deb are always accessible to graciously cater to your every need. At the President's House, you will experience true Southern hospitality at its best!
Plainview is located in the heart of West Texas on I-27 between Lubbock and Amarillo.. It is the perfect location for a relaxing getaway, ladies’ shopping spree or a romantic weekend. The President’s House is nestled in the heart of town, within walking distance to downtown or Wayland Baptist University. Just off US I-27, take the FM 70 exit and your almost there. Situated on the corner of 6th street and Milwaukee, the President’s House is hard to miss.
Plainview has a rich history. The county seat of Hale County, Plainview has been the hub for the surrounding counties of West Texas for years. Numerous events during the year give residents and visitors the opportunity to experience the simple good life that appeals to so many. Experience Cowboy Days, where the cattle are driven right through downtown just like in the old days. If cattle don’t appeal to you, take advantage of our Hale on Wheels cycling event the same day or you may choose to celebrate the 4th of July with us and enjoy our Red, White, and Moo Festival. The day celebrates our Country and our local dairies with booths, fireworks and fun for all ages. If you are a music lover you might prefer an evening listening to the Plainview Symphony that includes a couple of appearances by the Children’s Choir of Plainview. You won’t want to miss the Christmas concert featuring the Children’s Choir. It will awaken the child in all of us.
Plainview offers a small town with big shopping experiences. Several locally owned boutiques, an antique mall, and other antique shops offer a day of leisure. Enjoy one of our many fine restaurants or take a tour of the University to see what’s happening there.
Said to be the best kept secret on the Plains of Texas is our beloved Wayland Baptist University. Founded in 1908 by a medical doctor, James Henry Wayland, the university serves as the hub for just about everything in Plainview. Situated just blocks from the President’s House, Wayland is the center of activity for our community. There you will find over 1200 students receiving a quality education in a Christian environment .Championship athletic teams, the Abraham Art Gallery, the Llano Estacado Museum, and the newest addition to the campus, the Jimmy Dean Museum. The multi -million dollar museum is a must see when visiting Plainview.
There are several day trips you can enjoy while staying in Plainview. Take the short drive north to Canyon or Amarillo and visit:
Big Texan Steak Ranch---Cadillac Ranch---American Quarter Horse Museum---West Texas A&M University---Panhandle Plains Museum---Palo Duro State Park--- The Texas Musical Production---and much more
A short 40 minute drive to Lubbock you might want to:
Texas Tech University---Jones AT&T Stadium===United Spirit Arena---Buddy Holley Museum---The Depot District--- Windmill Museum---West Texas Wineries---Silent Wings Museum---National Ranching Heritage Center---The Cactus Theatre---Science Spectrum Museum
Meet the Owners
Before purchasing the President’s House to create a wonderful experience for guests at their Bed and Breakfast, Mike and Deb Melcher were full time employees at Wayland Baptist University. Mike served as Executive Director of Advancement and Deb worked in several areas with her last being the supervisor of the Jimmy Dean Museum Gift Shop. Both were born and raised in West Texas, so they know what West Texas hospitality is all about.
Mike spent years in the automobile business, following in his dad’s footsteps before coming to WBU. Deb spent much of her professional career in the orthodontic field. Before moving to Plainview in 2006, they had owned and operated a cake shop in Amarillo where they developed their passion and flair for food and events. They decided that operating a B&B would be the perfect retirement for them as they enjoy meeting and serving people.
When Mike called Deb at midnight during a business trip to Houston and told her about the B&B idea he was afraid she would think he was crazy. She DIDN’T! Right from the start she was all in and together they felt that God had opened the door to their future. It hasn’t been easy doing all the things that had to be done to make this happen, but each time they had a setback the Lord found a way to make it work. It has been a dream come true for them, and they want to share their joy and love of life with all the folks they can. Their goal is to make each visitors stay as memorable as possible and to show off their community and the great lifestyle of West Texas.
They hope that you will come and experience a little piece of pampered happiness with us at the President’s House Bed and Breakfast.
Mike and Deb Melcher
Owners & Innkeepers of the President’s House B&B