Heading to Magnolia? A Stay at The Green Door Lofts in Waco Is A Must
714 Green Door Lofts are a set of luxurious boutique residences located in the heart of Waco's happening Silo District (yes the Chip & Joanna Silo's). In fact, on an episode of "Fixer Upper" this "Funky Town" loft was actually featured in the Urban Loft Challenge Episode. Pretty cool! So when Gadabout Gal Michele found this property on Airbnb she knew it was the place to stay when visiting Magnolia world.
Green Door Lofts are very easy to find on Austin Street in downtown Waco because you can't miss the super cool iconic green art deco door. I mean it's the perfect place for a photo shoot and we loved taking our photo with it!
Plus it is right next to the historic Hippodrome Dinner Theater.
We stayed two nights in the Urban Cowboy Loft a fun, unique loft home where Texas western style and urban living merge into a funky vibe that overlooks the courtyard and swimming pool. It was a fabulous space with all the amenities which included homemade cinnamon rolls from Ruth, who is the mother of loft owner, Jim. They were delicious with a cup of coffee in the morning.
It's quite the family affair and what a friendly family! We had the pleasure of meeting Ruth upon our arrival, Jim's dad when we accidentally blew a fuse our first morning (oops), and Jim the second evening of our stay. They are all very warm, welcoming and full of hospitality. Jim actually showed us some of his other rental properties at the Green Door Lofts. We liked the Tuna Loft, especially that elevated kitchen and the Retro Loft with that funky disco ball. But our favorite was the Boho Loft that has two bedrooms and a balcony that overlooks the silos. If we return to Waco, that will definitely be the property we book. Yes, that one has a disco ball as well. Love it!
Our pictures are nice, but definitely do not capture how impeccably decorated it is (the attention to detail does not go unnoticed), the cool vibe it exudes, yet extremely comfortable feeling it creates. As an added bonus, Jim the owner, was the ultimate host who is very personable and kind and made sure not only our stay was a pleasant one, but showed us some of that southern charm by buying us a glass of wine across the street at the Klassy Wine Bar. We enjoyed it over a nice conversation as we waited for our pizza from Portofino's (which was next door) to be ready. Pizza and wine right across the street from the loft made it extremely handy!
Another great spot recommended to us that is just a couple blocks down Austin from the Green Door Lofts is Dichotomy Coffee & Spirits. We grabbed a cup of java to go on our way back to Burton and it was pretty fabulous. Coffee snobs alike agree that this is some good stuff!
Waco not only has Chip and Joanna, it has some really cool murals as well. We found only a handful but there are plenty more across the city. You can find many of them listed here.