The Old Irish Bed & Breakfast @ Patricks' Pastures Alpaca Ranch

3030 N Trinity Rd , Denton, Texas 76208
Innkeeper(s): Rita and Jim Patrick
 
  • Introduction


    A brand new alpaca experience facility for ADULTS ONLY AND SMOKE FREE (a small remote area for smoking only) Bed and Breakfast on a working alpaca ranch in North Texas. (infants under 18 months who stay with their parents are permitted).


    Come enjoy Irish charm amongst alpacas in the Old Irish Bed and Breakfast @ Patrick’s Pastures, a 6-acre ranch located 21 miles north of DFW airport and just 4 miles East of I-35 in Denton, Texas. The Old Irish Bed and Breakfast @ Patrick’s Pastures has a quaint and tranquil setting and nestled under 100 year old Pecan and Oak trees along the banks of Trinity River making it a perfect location for romantic getaways, reunions and adventures.


    Rock on our oversized, custom built rocking chairs on the porch. Free WiFi available 24/7. Spa / massage, theatre, golfing, antiquing, fiber spinning and casino packages available with advance notice. We are a working alpaca ranch and you can get in and touch the animals, just let us know.

    We are the perfect place to get back to nature...naturally! Enjoy total privacy in new cottages that look like vintage 40s and 50s lake cottages along the banks of a small lake. 100 year old trees shade the entire area.


    Porches on each cottage with rockers add to the romantic and intimate setting.  Privacy shades on each porch. Very high fences on 4 sides...enjoy a massage on your porch, sun bathe or just rock and relax. Porch has a ceiling fan.

    Alpacas abound --- Fish in our catch and release pond, see geese and ducks, rare birds... get back to nature!


    Remember going to a lake cottage as a kid with your parents or grandparent's.  A cute little cabin built in the 20s, 30s, 40s or even 50s that felt special.

    We have recreated that feeling and those memories and added alpacas, llamas, ducks, geese, friendly dogs and over 20 species or birds...even baby squirrels.  Tired of the same old places with rooms and landscapes that look like all the others? We are NOT your traditional B&B...we are an Alpaca Resort!


    Want to get naturally immersed into nature again in true harmony? Nestled under canopied 100 year old pecans and oak and resting on the banks of a beautiful small lake with geese, catfish and fountains is this ADULTS ONLY oasis. Rock on your private porch, get a massage for one or couples in total privacy surrounded by 12 to 18 foot fences.   This is the place where nature meet humanity...naturally!


    On Saturdays and Sundays breakfast is served  in the PaCa RoAd Inn or with advance notice, we will even serve it to you in bed.  The ranch has serene places to meditate, stroll, chat, read or even take in some time in the hot tub which is open until 1 am.


    Each room is decorated differenty with antiques or vintage furnishings.

    All rooms have:

    • AC and electric fireplaces
    • Ceiling fans
    • Dish Network TV
    • DVD players with movies on loan or bring your own!
    • Private bath with heat lamp
    • Free WiFi
    • Queen size bed with multiple pillows of different softness
    • Coffee maker
    • Microwave
    • Refrigerator
    • Dining table
    • Clock Radio
    • Private Porches with rockers
    • Free Parking
    • Spring water from a 800' deep source
    • Breakfast served free on weekend at the PaCa RoAd Inn or we will serve it to you in bed if you desire.
    • Hot Tub open until 1 am, later if you want
    • Gated and secured entrance

  • Insider's Info

    Travelers are always looking for memorable and relaxing experiences. Let’s discover more through the words of our innkeepers. Many thanks to Jim Patrick for sharing his own secrets with BBOnline.com!
    Why do most travelers stay at your inn?

    People like to stay here because we have cottages vs. single unit accommodations. We are a romantic, private facility for adults only. We are also a working Alpaca Ranch.

    What are you best known for? What makes your inn unique? What do you love most about your inn?

    We are best known for seclusion and privacy. We are located in an agricultural setting… very ornate, yet simple. We are located in a quaint and tranquil setting nestled under 100 year old Pecan and Oak trees along the banks of the Trinity River.

    If someone has never been to your city, what is the #1 reason to come visit?

    We are close to Texas Womans University (TWU) and the University of North Texas which offers live theater. People can enjoy the many restaurants, bars and jazz and live music venues and shopping in downtown Denton.

    What’s the best compliment you have ever received about the inn?

    We often received compliments such as “It’s very romantic! It’s fun and peaceful!” and enjoy those very much.

    What’s the best kept secret about the area?

    Denton is a fun town with lots of restaurants and bars.

    If a traveler is staying at your inn for 4 nights, what should he/she do in the area?

    We are about 3 miles from downtown Denton with shopping and restaurants. We are 20 minutes from Dallas and Dealy Plaza which Chronicles the assassination and legacy of President John F. Kennedy. We are 25 minutes to South Fork Ranch and Winstar Casino, 35 minutes to many pro sports venues, and 20 minutes from Texas Motor Speedway.

    Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?

    We are within walking distance of the North Texas Greenbelt Trail, a 1,500 acre wilderness corridor that features 11 miles of multi-use trails and waterways. It has become the premier North Texas destination for outdoor enthusiasts from the surrounding area.

    What is your favorite restaurant/food in the area?

    We have a list of restaurants that we suggest. These restaurants will usually offer a complimentary appetizer to our guests:

    1. Hannah’s Off the Square – International Cuisine
    2. Guiseppe’s Italian Restaurant
    3. Prairie House Restaurant – Texas Prarie Cuisine
    4. Bagheri’s Restaurant – Italian/Greek
    5. Frilly’s Seafood – Cajun/Seafood
    6. Hoochie’s Oyster Bar – Cajun /Creole/Seafood
    7. Mazatlan Restaurant – Mexican,Tex-Mex

    Any good area guides/websites that travelers could reference?

    Denton Convention and Visitors Bureau discoverdenton.com.

    How many rooms does your inn have?

    We have 3 cottages that look like vintage 40s and 50s lake cottages. Each cottage has a queen size bed and private porch with rockers.

    Do you accept pets?

    We do accept pets and provide a separate kennel for them.

     

  • Weddings

    Our Wedding Gazebo by the Duck Pond is very romantic and is especially nice for Celtic Weddings. Alpacas and ducks in a tropical setting provide a natural effect. The Isle of the Heart, our new heart-shaped island in the heart-shaped moat is the perfect setting for weddings and ceremonies. The Tea Garden of the Celtic Fairy is another option for smaller weddings and ceremonies.

    We can do sunrise weddings, afternoon weddings, even a breath taking torch light sunset wedding.  The point is, we can help you with a 'non carbon copy' type of wedding.'  We are a special venue that is much more intimate, quaint and natural in its make up to provide you with a relaxed day for only $1250 for 5 hours!


    We can have our authorized caterers work with you to build a special menu! Sorry only authorized caterera are allowed on the

    We have a sanctioned wedding planner, who works  independent from Patricks' Pastures but is truly creative and unique at what she does and she is literally right across the road and has all the things you will want for your special day

  • Events

    Tired of the same old worn out, all look the same venues that are just plain boring?

    Well, you have arrived at the right place for a place that is different, special, interesting, intimate, inspring, did I say inspiring, oh yeah...well it is and a whole lot more!


    We offer a quaint, secure and comfortable place for:

    • Anniversaries
    • Graduations
    • Showers
    • Cocktail parties
    • Large dinner parties
    • Debutants
    • Reunions
    • Charity Events
    • Welcome back or going away parties
  • Reviews

    We have over 70 5-Star reviews! Below are a sample of these reviews. You can find many more on our Reviews Page!

    A truly Unique Experience on 7-10-13
    A truly unique experience.  I really enjoyed the alpaca tour.  Jim has a great sense of humor.  A relaxing place to celebrate 23rd wedding anniversary!  Bring your bikes or running shoes, since this property is very close to the Greenbelt.

    Posted By gman4691 on 06/25/2013
    Very nice place. Jim did a super job at making me feel welcome. No complaints from my end. I highly recommend the Old Irish Bed & Breakfast. Great for business or personal travel. A refreshing change from the standard old motel rooms. Thanks, Jim...you run a great operation.

    Something extraordinary looking for? Then found here! "  Reviewed May 16, 2013
    We arrived at our holiday through Texas 3 weeks in search of a chance on this ranch stay working ranch. Here there is not the "usual" horses, but about 100 alpacas, llamas and a lot of other animals (dogs, cats, geese, etc.) to experience first hand, if you want it (and we wanted to have the annual shearing of animals as work fully experienced). Accommodation in new, beautifully decorated and well-kept wooden houses has us as excited as the guests tried hard to owner Jim Patrick and his wife Rita. We received a very friendly and family feel included, were carried out to eat and sights were shown to certainly not get to see any U.S. tourist. Without exception, all people with Patrick pastures have endeavored to us, giving us tips, called people, made ​​appointments (Rodeo, day ride, shopping gems) - Thank you all! It was an unforgettable stay, we have only too happy to be extended by three days. We would like to come back!

    Posted by Cherie 6-1-13
    This is a 5 star B&B. I have stayed 3 different weekends. It just gets better and better every time I stay. Jim and Rita are the sweetest. Thank you.  Thank you, Perfect little gem!”

    Posted By on 08/28/2012
    This was our first experience at a bnb. Jim made some pretty big shoes to fill for any others we might attend. The food was amazing! The wildlife is beautiful. And the night time view is breath taking. A great little get away to your own cabin so privacy is always available.

     Posted By on 08/28/2012
    This was our first experience at a bnb. Jim made some prett Posted By on 08/28/2012
    This was our first experience at a bnb. Jim made some pretty big shoes to fill for any others we might attend. The food was amazing! The wildlife is beautiful. And the night time view is breath taking. A great little get away to your own cabin so privacy is always available.

     Posted on on: 9/3/2012
    Jim let us stay one night to try. That night was thunder and lightning, but the sound of rain on the metal roof turned out to be romantic. New facilities, clean, but not easy to find six miles off the interstate. Creative lunch that we enjoyed instead of an early morning breakfast.

  • Local Attractions

    We really enjoy our community and strive to encourage our guests to get out and meeting the local Dention County and surrounding areas businesses.  

    Here are a few links for local attractions:

    Dining Favorites

    We have explored the area and are happy to recognize the following establishments as Patricks' Pastures Friendly Resturants.  

    Many of these establishments have provided us with coupons for discount and free items when presented as a guest of the Old Irish Bed and Breakfast.  

    See us for coupons, invite us and we might buy the first round! Enjoy....

    • Hannah's Off the Square
    • Bagheri's Restaurant
    • Frilly's Seafood Bayou Kitchens
    • Mazatlan Restaurant
    • Giuseppe's Italian Restaurant
    • Hoochie's Oyster House
    • Prairie House Restaurant

    Entertainment

    Sharkarosa Wildlife Ranch is a favorite of Patricks' Pastures. Guests of the B&B recieve free passes. Please donate to this wonderful organization!

    Greater Denton Area: Current activities, festivals etc

    Campus Theatre - Live off boradway and semi pro theatre

    Denton Movie Tavern - Dine and watch current and classic movies

    Denton Movie Tavern - Dine and watch current and classic movies

    UNT Football - Watch the Mean Green in Conference USA!

    Championship Fishing on Lakes Lewisville and Ray Roberts

    Water Sports on Lake Lewisville

    Antiquing

    Jazz and Live Music Venues

    Outlet Malls

    Lewisville Lake Symphony

    Denton Night Clubs

    Auctions

    Museums

  • About Alpacas

    Alpacas have coexisted with humankind for thousands of years. The Incan civilization of the Andes Mountains in Peru elevated the alpaca to a central place in their society. The imperial Incas clothed themselves in garments made from alpaca and many of their religious ceremonies involved the animal. Museums throughout the Americas display textiles made from alpaca fiber.


    The Spanish conquistadors failed  to see the value of alpaca fiber, preferring the merino sheep of their native Spain.  For a time, alpaca fiber was a well-kept secret. In the middle 1800's, Sir Titus Salt of London, England rediscovered alpaca. The newly industrialized English textile industry was at its zenith when Sir Titus began studying the unique properties of alpaca fleece. He discovered, for instance, that alpaca fiber was stronger than sheep's wool and that its strength did not diminish with fineness of staple. The alpaca textiles he fashioned from the raw fleece were soft, lustrous, and they soon began making their mark across Europe.


    FACTS

    • The alpaca's feet are padded and they leave even the most delicate terrain undamaged as it browses on native grasses.
    • An alpaca is a modified ruminant with a three-compartment stomach.  It converts grass and hay to energy very efficiently, eating less than other farm animals.
    • Its camelid ancestry allows the alpaca to thrive without consuming very much water, although an abundant, fresh water supply is necessary.
    • The alpaca does not usually eat or destroy trees, preferring tender grasses, which it does not pull up by the roots.
    • South American Indians use alpaca dung for fuel and gardeners find the alpaca's rich fertilizer perfect for growing fruits and vegetables.
    • A herd of alpacas consolidates its feces in one or two spots in the pasture, thereby controlling the spread of parasites, and making it easy to collect and compost for fertilizer.
    • An alpaca produces enough fleece each year to create several soft, warm sweaters for its owners comfort. This is the alpaca's way of contributing to community energy conservation efforts.