Hi, I’m Shannon and I discovered this amazing treasure under a run down property I inherited. Over the course of a year we sandblasted, scraped, painted & planted to bring this beautiful home back to a “better than original” state. I’ve collected not only historic pieces of furniture, but unique farm implements and nineteenth century details to give you the feel of being transported back in time. But don’t think we’re just looking to the past – no outhouse here. We’ve installed a large walk-in shower and modern bath fixtures, complete with complementary robes. Our modern kitchen is great for making popcorn or cooking Thanksgiving for your family of 10. I’ve worked hard to make sure no detail is missed for the enjoyment of your stay. We look forward to you and your family visiting The Fulton, a premier guesthouse.

– Owner

Shannon Worrell

The Fulton House brings together

Modern Amenities with Historic Charm


Enveloping King Size Bed

The antique iron bedstead with dramatic head board sets the stage for a restful sleep with the plush & pampering pillow topped mattress and Soft Surrounding© linens. The second bedroom sports an antique full size bed that has been repurposed, by local woodworkers, to a unique design of bunkbeds. Antique quilts and pillows adorn these beds to make a comfy & cozy place for kids and venturesome adults to rest.


Historic Living Room

With scorch marks still on the fireplace, you can feel history wrapping around you as you sit back and watch the game on our satellite equipped SMART TV. In addition to the antique furnishings, we also offer a very comfortable queen size sofa bed.  Never fear you’re stepping too far into the past because we offer complimentary fiber-optic WIFI.


Modern Spacious Bathroom

Although the bathroom has been updated with all new fixtures, it still has the feel of a late 1800’s wash room. The antique cast iron pedestal sink with well lit mirror add to the spa like nature of the walk in shower. Plush towels and snuggly robes to help you relax.  A hair dryer and clothes steamer are available for your use. Personal amenities include shampoo, conditioner, body lotion, makeup remover towels and more.


Elegant Dining Hall & Kitchen

Accommodating 8 people, our farm-style table is the heart of the house, easily served from our retro, yet modern, kitchen. The kitchen is stocked with coffeemaker, full size range, microwave, dishwasher and refrigerator/freezer. A selection of coffees, teas and their service are provided as well as dish & glass ware and cooking utensils. Feel free to cook your own meals, have it catered or visit one of the local restaurants just a short stroll away on the town square.

The Fulton is a completely smoke free environment.

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History of the House


Marshall Fultons

In 1851, when Mason was founded, Marshall Fulton was one of the original land owners. When settling Mason, he brought with him a vast knowledge of surveying and many of the first surveys still bear his name. With a sizable amount of wealth, and a good eye for property he took to developing the large block of property located West of the Mason town square.


Mason Town Plan

Originally laid out in 1870, the town plan has played a critical role in not only the commercial success of the town, but the beauty which still draws people to Mason today. The Fulton, located just a block west of the courthouse once sat on Fulton St., but was renamed to Westmoreland after World War II .

William Zesch

William Zesch purchased the property from Marshall Fulton in 1898 for $400 – paying $100 annually on the bank note. The original Deed hangs in the living room. Like many structures around town, the native sandstone in the house was taken from decommissioned Fort Mason. At one point, this property also had an electric plant, ice house and steam laundry. Although this property left the Zesch family in the mid-1950’s, there are still several grand and great grandchildren living in Mason today.


Traditional Texas Dog-Trot Plan

In the Texas style from the time of settlement the dog-trot plan allowed for breezes to pass through the middle of the home, providing a cool & relaxing space for the family to go about their daily lives – and lazy dogs to lounge. We’ve upgraded this plan to include a bedroom with king size bed, bunk room with two twin beds, a modern spa-like bathroom, and elegant dining hall & kitchen.

The Fulton Guesthouse is always
clean, comfortable, and climate controlled.

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Fulton Photo Gallery

Large Views and Custom Details

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Visit Mason’s Treasures


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The Mason Square Museum & the Mason County Museum (just south of the square) are an easy walking distance from the Fulton. The self-guided Fort Mason Museum is open 24hrs on the tallest hill in town.




Llano River

The mighty Llano River flows through Mason County with four crossings where visitors can drop off kayaks and canoes or just dip their toes in this mostly spring fed river.


Explore the



This 1887 sandstone mansion is an on-going restoration project serving as an historic attraction and community event space. Guided tours are scheduled on the first Saturdays of each month or by special appointment.

The first time I saw this stretch of road between Llano and Castell, Texas, I was pretty amazed at the beautiful colors. Bluebonnets with a few paintbrush mixed in stretched down and back up to where the road started down the hill again. I had to return here for better skies. My second trip was rewarded with patchy clouds over a sea of blue... well worth the extra effort.




From early to late spring, the Texas Hill Country explodes with bluebonnets and other wildflowers. There are several scenic wildflower loops around Mason that can be driven or bicycled.

Mason – the best kept secret in the hill country


And of course you can walk to the..

Mason Town Square

Take a few steps out of The Fulton and turn right. In a few hundred yards you’ll be at the Mason Town Square – voted one of the top 5 most beautiful Texas town square according to Texas Monthly Magazine. You’ll find wonderful restaurants, charming shops, wine bars and art galleries. In the evening catch a movie or concert at the Odeon Theater.


Book Your Stay Today!

We look forward to hosting you at the Fulton Guesthouse in Mason, Texas! Check-in begins at 3:00pm. Please check out of the guesthouse by 11:00am. If you have any questions or need assistance during your stay, please contact Courtney at 830-998-5623. Thank you!