Grey Stone Manor

20058 Scenic Loop Road, Helotes, Texas 78023
Innkeeper(s): Bill Irwin
  • Grey Stone Manor Entrance

    Grey Stone Manor Entrance

  • Indoor Pool

    Indoor Pool

  • The Imperial Chamber

    The Imperial Chamber

  • The Royal Suite

    The Royal Suite

  • Introduction

    This Fairytale Victorian, English Manor, is nestled on 3 acres in the Texas Hill Country. Our rooms overflow with Victorian antiques and the ambiance of a romantic past. Grey Stone Manor offers an excellent VIP hideaway and tranquil seclusion within a short drive from urban events (catch a Spurs Game!). Take a bluebonnet tour in the Spring and see what all the fuss is about, or stroll along our famous Riverwalk. This is the perfect location for weddings, business or leisure getaways.

    Stroll through our beautifully landscaped grounds that include a pastoral gazebo overlooking a Koi pond. Admire the fountains and waterfalls while you are surrounded by nature's beauty. Experience Victorian hospitality in a quiet and tranquil atmosphere. Our sun porch is the perfect place to rest and catch your breath after a busy day exploring the city of San Antonio and all the festivities on the River Walk.

    Surround yourself in luxury. Why stay at a chain hotel when you can have a unique experience you won't forget. A touch of class and style awaits you here at Grey Stone Manor. Many people have said " it's the best kept secret in San Antonio!" Come experience what true relaxation is all about.

    Enjoy your afternoon tea or coffee in one of our sitting areas filled with beautiful antique furnishings and wood burning fireplace.  Complimentary wine is also available for that special occasion, along with other personal touches to make your stay unique. (Inquire when making reservations.)

    Our premises include an indoor pool with a beautiful hand painted mural of a tropical ocean sunset. We have an indoor jacuzzi, meditation area, large deck with bar, water fountains with falls, gazebo overlooking the pond, and several different sitting areas around the grounds where you can relax and take it all in.

    At Grey Stone Manor we have ample onsite parking allowing you to use your car whenever you need to. We have accommodations for up to 50 capacity. This is a great addition we've added for family reunions and wedding receptions. Please call 210-695-4500 or E-Mail for rates.


    Gift Certificates available upon request. What a great gift idea
    for that special someone that has everything!

    Accommodations in the Main house include 2 bedrooms and one Suite. Private baths are available, based on occupancy. Separate quarters with kitchen and dining areas are also available, in our "Enchanted Cottage".  All rates include tax.

    Upon your arrival, you will discover that Grey Stone has made your breakfast menu delicious, easy and convenient for you to cook and eat at your leisure.  Sleep late, eat's all there for you, during your stay.

    Eggs ~ Smoked Breakfast Sausage ~ Bacon ~ Pancakes ~ Assorted Muffins ~ English Muffins ~ Assorted Fruit Bars ~ Cereal ~ Fruit Cups Yogurt ~ Jellies ~ Jams ~ Honey ~ Real Butter ~ Regular and Decaf Coffee ~ Tea ~ Milk ~ OJ ~ Bottle Water ~ Assorted Chocolate Candies

    Dining can also be arranged at a nearby local historic restaurant and of course, you can always drive to San Antonio (only 15 miles) to dine at one of their world class restaurants as well!

  • 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 Bill Irwin for sharing his own secrets with!
    Why do most travelers stay at your inn?

    Hospitality and privacy.

    What are you best known for?  

    Making a guest feel at home and the romantic atmosphere.

    What makes your inn unique?


    What do you love most about your inn?

     Ambiance and Old English décor.

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

    Riverwalk and Alamo. The Inn is only 30 minutes from downtown San Antonio.

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

    The warm hospitality and most comfortable beds ever slept on.

    What’s the best kept secret about the area?

    Historic and pristine area.

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

    Go into San Antonio or old historic Helotes. Many fine restaurants nearby as well as quaint towns of Boerne and Bandera.

    Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?

    Nothing in immediate area. The Inn has such wonderful landscape grounds and indoor pool to enjoy.

    What is your favorite restaurant/food in the area?

    The Grey Moss Inn and Scenic Loop Cafe; Both within driving minutes.

    Any good area guides/websites that travelers could reference?

    The website for the Inn has many points of interest listed.

    How many rooms does your inn have?

    We have 3 intimate private rooms.

    Do you accept pets?

    We usually only accept small pets. Each situation handled differently.


  • About Us

    Grey Stone Manor was built around the turn of the century on the old stage coach run to Helotes, Texas. The area was originally settled by the Canary Islanders and Mexican landowners since the area was part of Mexico in the early 1800's. The area is rich with history of Mexican bandits and local Indians. On a still night, as you sit on your porch, one can hear the Indian calls of the past in the nearby woods.

    The home was constructed of native rock by the Islanders as a residence. the home was owned by the original family until bought by the current owner in 1994. The renovations began with the comfort and needs of the guests in mind. The project has been and still is a "Labor of Love". Every guest feels welcomed and is no stranger by the host. Grey Stone Manor is truly a "Home Away From Home". Every traveler needs to experience this warmth and hospitality.

  • Weddings

    • Small intimate weddings or special occasions for 50 persons can easily be accommodated at Grey Stone Manor.  Cost for 50 guests: $1,000 tax included.  Please inquire for smaller event rates.
    • Premises include party room tables and chairs. The Manor will provide limited ceremony chairs outside. Overnight stay in the cottage for the bride and groom.
    • Linens, catering, DJ's / Bands are separate costs.  The Manor can provide a list and arrange the catering upon request.
    • If additional accommodations are requested for family or guests, the rate for overnight stay in the Manor is $450.00. The
    • Manor can accommodate up to 6 guests.
    • A deposit of $500.00 is required with the balance due 30 days prior to the event. You may also pay installments up to
    • one month prior to the event. The deposit is non-refundable!
    • Security is not necessary, however, can be provided for an additional cost.
  • Meeting Facilities

    Reserve our beautifully appointed banquet room for your business meetings. Additional seating and tables are always available. We offer quiet, tranquil surroundings which are an excellent atmosphere for business retreats as well. Please call 210-695-4500 for special pricing.

  • Guest Comments

    "Gracious living in an enchanted forest!  Delightful!"

    "We have been to numerous B&Bs around Texas and this is by far the most beautiful one we have
    stayed in. It reminds us of the small hotels of France."
    1st visit

    "A wonderful retreat for a mother-daughter trip, we had a beautiful time here."
    1st visit

    "Another amazing holiday in your beautiful B&B."
    5th visit

    "What a wonderful place to spend our anniversary, Bill. You are a fabulous host. We will be back."
    1st visit

    "A nirvana, paradise as always: our home away from home."
    17th visit

    "We enjoyed it just like it was our first time. Thank you for being such a gracious host!"
    3rd visit

    "Wow!  What a jewel!!!!  A piece of heaven on earth."  
    1st visit

    "Our experience to put in words would be every word that has been written in this book."
    1st visit

  • San Antonio Attractions and Information

    John T. Floores Country Store

    For over 60 years, John T. Floore Country Store has hosted Texas and American music legends alike. This quintessential Texas Honky Tonk has hosted such legendary performers as Willie Nelson, Bob Wills, Ernest Tubb, Patsy Cline, Hank Williams, Elvis Presley, Bob Dylan, Jerry Lee Lewis, Merle Haggard, Ray Price, George Jones, Waylon Jennings, Dwight Yoakam, Lyle Lovett, Robert Earl Keen, B.B. King, Little Richard and many many more.  John T. Floores is only a few miles from Grey Stone Manor.

    Helotes, Texas

    Helotes, of Bexar County, Texas is considered part of the San Antonio Metropolitan Statistical Area.

    The City of Helotes

    Saddle up...and get ready for The MarketPlace at Old Town Helotes!  Music, food, and a good time are served up, and local craftsmen fill Helotes with treasures from across South Texas.

    Botanical Gardens
    Convention & Visitors Bureau
    Fiesta Texas
    Fort Sam Houston Museum
    Grey Moss Inn
    Institute of Texan Cultures
    Japanese Tea Garden
    King William Historic District
    La Villita
    Leon Springs Dance Hall
    Market Square - El Mercado
    Natural Bridge Caverns
    San Antonio Spurs
    San Antonio Zoo
    Scenic Loop Cafe Sea World
    Splash Town San Antonio
    The Majestic Theatre
    The River Walk
    Tower of Americas
    Vietnam War Memorial
    Request a FREE San Antonio Travel & Leisure Guide

  • Directions

    From the San Antonio International Airport
    Start out going east on terminal acc towards parking ( 0.1 miles). Turn slight left onto parking. Road becomes Airport Blvd. Turn slight right onto NE Loop 410 (0.1 miles). Take the I-410 west ramp. Merge onto I-410 W/I-410 Loop W. (7.7 miles). Take exit number 13a, towards Leon Valley (TX-16 N) / San Antonio (0.1 miles). Turn right onto Bandera Road / TX-16 (9.1 miles). Take Bandera Rd. (Hwy16) north from 410, to the signal light past Helotes, Texas (just past Floore's Country Store). Turn right onto Scenic Loop Dr (Located Approximately 3.5 miles from Bandera Rd.) Go through the community of Grey Forest, past Grey Moss Inn restaurant (1/2 Mile past Grey Moss Inn). You will see a rock fence (#20058) on the entrance. There are railroad cars across the street. Total distance: 21.9 miles

    From Houston, Texas
    Take IH 10 West to San Antonio, Texas. Take IH 1604 West to Babcock Road.  Exit, wind around approximately 5 miles, until you dead end on Scenic Loop Road. Turn left on Scenic Loop Road and proceed 1 mile to the premises, on the left.