The Houstonian

Merry Mansions Tour

The Houstonian Hotel welcomes holiday guests to its new “Merry Mansions” display in the Great Room Lobby of the hotel, an impressive collection of giant gingerbread homes modeled after iconic John Staub mansions and homes. Then, watch the “Merry Mansions” come to life as you hop aboard the whimsical, open-air Houston History Bus and visit the historic Bayou Bend mansion and other John Staub homes in the famous neighborhood of River Oaks with your charming guide, Mr. McKinney’s Historic Houston. End the afternoon in front of the fireplace at The Houstonian with a complimentary hand crafted cocktail for adults and milk & cookies for the kids.






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  • Experience gingerbread mansions
  • Hop on an open-air bus to see real mansions
  • Guided by Mr. McKinney's Historic Houston
  • Available Friday and Saturday from 11/24-12/22
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The Houstonian

Merry Mansions Tour

Tour available Fridays and Saturdays starting on November 24th. Tour starts at 3 PM. Please arrive at The Houstonian at 2:30 PM to check-in at the front desk. You can self-park in The Houstonian Hotel parking garage.

You will be notified by text message by 12:00pm on your tour date should cancellation of the tour be necessary due to inclement weather. Full refunds will be given should cancelling the tour become necessary.

The tour bus is open-air, so feel free to bring a cozy blanket should there be chilly weather.

Tour Includes:

  • Experience The Houstonian's new "Merry Mansions" display in the Great Room Lobby - giant gingerbread homes modeled after iconic mansions
  • Hop on board an open-air History Bus to visit Bayou Bend mansions and other John Staub homes in the River Oaks district
  • Guided by Mr. McKinney's Historic Houston
  • End the afternoon with a craft cocktail for adults and milk+cookies for the kids


$20.00 - $45.00


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The Houstonian

(713) 680-2626

111 North Post Oak Lane, Houston, Texas 77024

The Houstonian offers an atmosphere designed to relax and pamper guests in a serene setting unlike any other in Houston. Local Houstonians and worldwide travelers alike flock to The Houstonian anticipating a rejuvenating and luxurious experience for each guest and Member. The welcoming sense of arrival is evident from the moment guests arrive to our secluded haven tucked away within the beauty of nature.

Nestled within the wooded setting near Uptown Park, The Houstonian presents the opportunity for a personalized approach with nature in a purely urban oasis with modern appeal and convenient access to areas of interest in Houston. Mere minutes from dynamic Downtown Houston, Memorial Park and the Houston Galleria, The Houstonian has it all - location, southern hospitality and amenities that appeal to travelers all over the world. The Houstonian Campus includes the Houstonian Hotel, along with the world-renowned Houstonian Club and award-winning Trellis Spa.

The Houstonian is Houston’s premier destination for those seeking an exclusive resort experience as well as the conveniences of the city.


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