JACOB NUTT KING SUITE - Room 6

This is our most popular room, and once spanned the majority of the north side of the hotel and included what is now room three. The larger space was called the "Presidential Suite." Even though it is now a bit smaller, it is still regarded as our premier room today! This is our largest room; has multiple seating areas, a closet, alcove, armoire, and is tucked away at the back of the hotel. In the modern era, it has hosted several famous persons, including Larry Hagman (J.R. Ewing in the TV series, "Dallas") and former Texas Rangers pitcher, Nolan Ryan.

The bath which sits on the Northeast corner at the back of the hotel, is painted a glorious yellow color, and is a very sunny, cheerful, and welcoming spot in the morning! There are historical vistas from every window.

(See Jacob Nutt biographical information below.)

Rates: $109 during Weekdays Sun-Wed
$139 during Weekends Thurs-Sat


Jacob Nutt Historical Mini-Biography

Jacob Nutt was born in Bedford County, Tennessee, on New Years Day, 1835. He moved with his parents to Missouri in 1844. Jacob and his older brother Jesse both became blind in 1854 and 1855 due to an eye disease. Far from allowing blindness to handicap them or interfere with their plans for their lives, Jessie and his family moved with other members of the Nutt family to Texas in 1858. Jacob along with his brother Jesse, opened a business in Stockton Bend, Texas in 1867 with $30.00 capital. Their youngest brother, David Lee Nutt, at age ten, began his life's work as their eyes in business at that time.

When the site of Granbury was chosen as the county seat of Hood County, the two blind brothers along with Thomas Lambert, donated 40 acres as a town site. Jesse and Jacob Nutt, then moved their business to Granbury, and originally began doing business in a log house on this very site where the Historic Nutt House Hotel now stands. In 1893, they built the current Nutt Hotel, at a cost of $10,000.00. In cooperation with other businessmen they built the first bridge across the Brazos River at Granbury as well.

The blind brothers with their mother were among the charter members of the First Baptist Church of Granbury. Jacob never married, but lived out his Christian convictions in being, as his tombstone states, "father to the fatherless." Along with his brothers, he spent many years as a prominent businessman and civic leader. But in times of tragedy, family came first. He opened his home on one of the Nutt Family farms to the children of three different family members, when they lost their parents. In all, he basically raised and educated from a young age seven nieces and nephews. In his role as parent, he became a staunch advocate for quality education in Granbury and the surrounding area. He served on the organizing board of Granbury's first secondary school. It is no wonder that during those years he decided to retire from active participation in the mercantile business, once David was old enough to be a full partner! Jacob lived out the rest of his years as a farmer, surrogate father and grandfather and active churchman. He died in 1912 at the age of seventy-seven.