Magnolia House Now Open!

If you’ve got Fixer Upper Fever, you already know that the dynamic duo just completed a remodel on a late 1800’s house, turning it into a vacation rental property called Magnolia House.

The beautiful house was redesigned by the Gaines to reflect the charm of their own farmhouse. You’ll find lots of shiplap and kind thoughts on the walls, unique use of hidden spaces, and a wrap around porch. Joanna’s touch is all around.

Joanna says it best in her blog post about the property: Watch here for rental information as it comes available:

When you visit McGregor to check out this labor of love, be sure to check out some of the locals favorite spots there. You’ll find shops at The Strand and great local food at Luigi’s, Coach’s and The Coffee Shop. Don’t forget to drop in to Tobacco Junction, the largest cigar lounge in Texas. You might even find your own ‘fixer upper’ as you drive around town.

Want to learn a little more about McGregor?

  • The city of McGregor lies in two counties, as well as two metropolitan areas. The McLennan County portion of the city is part of the Waco Metropolitan Statistical Area, while the small portion that lies in Coryell County is part of the Killeen–Temple–Fort Hood Metropolitan Statistical Area.
  • SpaceX has a rocket engine development and test facility in McGregor, Texas.

Can’t wait until Magnolia House has openings? We have some beautiful B & B’s and several award winning hotels. Come stay awhile, get comfortable, and learn what makes the area so special to the Gaines family.  For a complete list of HOT lodging, click here.

Looking for a B & B or vacation rental? Try one of these:

Fans of the HGTV series know to expect Chip and Joanna’s business ventures to be true business adventures.



  1. melissa brown on July 2, 2018 at 9:39 pm

    Jo! You are my spirit animal! I just love everything you guys stand for and your passion for family food and beauty in each individual home. I can’t wait to see when this is open. id love to spend a weekend there for my 40th birthday

    • Susan Morton on July 3, 2018 at 8:14 am

      Hi Melissa, You can book your stay at Magnolia House by clicking here.

      Best Wishes,
      Susan Morton
      Tourism Manager
      Waco Convention & Visitors Bureau.

  2. Maxine Stone on November 26, 2016 at 10:13 pm

    I love your show, Watch it also tape and watch it over and over.
    Your sweet family reminds me of my child hood .
    I have always knew at night after my daddy reading the bible and having family prayer that all my brothers and my sister and myself were loved.I see the love you
    Have for your children.
    May God Bless your little family.
    Hopefully to come to visit soon.

    • Susan Morton on November 28, 2016 at 7:57 pm

      Maxine, we forwarded your message to Chip & Jo’s Staff. Susan

  3. Sandy on June 2, 2016 at 1:36 am

    Do you have to rent newborn house? We are here in Waco visiting from Canada and have been trying to get information. Can’t afford the whole p,ace. Thought it was a b&b

  4. Laura Richmond on March 29, 2016 at 9:08 pm

    Absolutely love your show!! You are by far my favorite on HGTV! Love to watch you with your family … told my daughter I would like to meet you both & she just laughed at me. You both have a way of making the show entertaining & interesting! You are both very talented! My sister lives near Houston & every year go down in November for 2 – 3 weeks … maybe we will head to Mcgregor to sight see. Wish you were closer to Ohio. My mom now has my grandmas house & would love to have some upgrades done. The love & care you put in to your projects mean more than words can express. Thank you for your show!!!

  5. Iris Garcia on March 9, 2016 at 11:49 am

    This show warms my heart and makes me laugh! Chip and Joanne are so down to earth and real. What a fun show to watch!
    I have had a few hard years health wise and I want to treat myself to everything “Fixer Upper” in Waco!

    Iris Garcia

  6. Rebecca Bolduc on March 1, 2016 at 3:16 pm

    Love your show! Wish you were in NC ,needs me help with decorating my home .Love your style! Keep your show going ,please !

  7. Rob & Kirstine Brown on January 30, 2016 at 4:29 pm

    We enjoy your show and your family traditions. We’ve said that if ever we have the extra money we could have you guys come to Canada and restore a home we would buy as a fixer upper.

  8. Karen McDaniel on January 4, 2016 at 10:54 pm

    Please email info as soon as rental rates are available for Magnolia House in McGregor.
    I’m planning a girls trip and would love to rent the whole house. My email is

    Karen McDaniel

  9. Debbie on December 29, 2015 at 11:51 pm

    The homes you have remodeled are awe-inspiring and the program is a joy to watch. Your home and family are beautiful. Thank you for sharing them with us. Please let me know the details of the Magnolia House contest. Debbie

  10. Debbie on December 29, 2015 at 11:10 pm

    The homes that you have remodeled are awe-inspiring and the program is such a joy to watch, even the reruns. Your family and home are beautiful. Thank you for sharing with us. Please let me know the details for the Magnolia House contest. Debbie

  11. Cynthia McMahel on December 29, 2015 at 8:51 pm

    My husband and I love watching Fixer Upper and are so excited about the new b&b. Hope to get to stay there in June 2016 and visit some of the local shops too.

  12. Bobbi peck on December 29, 2015 at 6:46 pm

    Concerns about all the destruction from the weather are you and your family safe? I sure hope so love your show and its silly humor it makes my day!!!

  13. John on December 27, 2015 at 9:06 pm

    My wife and I watched this episode and fell in love with the B and B. We cannot wait to make a trip to McGregor and stay there!

  14. Chuck Marcero on December 26, 2015 at 6:15 pm

    Love the B and B! Chip and Joanna you always do such a great job. Hope my wife and I can visit McGregor and Waco sometime and maybe even stay there. What an awesome family you have. Good Luck with all your ventures and can’t wait to see what you do with the silos.

  15. Chuck Marcero on December 26, 2015 at 6:15 pm

    Love the B and B! Chop and Joanna you always do such a great job. Hope my wife and I can visit McGregor and Waco sometime. What an awesome family. Good Luck with all your ventures and can’t wait to see what you do with the silos.

  16. Kim McConkey on December 26, 2015 at 4:12 pm

    Love what the two of you stand for and how you have allowed your love for the Lord to shine through all that you do. MAY God continue to bless your family

  17. Pat Gase on December 26, 2015 at 11:21 am

    I would love to make a reservation at your new b&b that is opening up in spring 2016. My childhood friend is coming down from Indiana in early june to help me prepare for my sons graduation party. She has asked me to drive her to Waco to stay at your b&b and visit your store. She loves your show. I on the other hand have never seen it but plan to turn to it so I’m familiar before we come down. I would love to know when and how I can make a reservation. One night 31May. Looks Fabulous. Thank you.

  18. Alice Lewis on December 25, 2015 at 9:30 pm

    I tape your shows so I don’t miss any. Love, love, love it. Makes me want to visit Waco and the surrounding areas…unfortunately that will never happen as my husband and I retired to Florida recently and live on social security… I am a retired nurse not by choice but necessary to care for my sick husband. He has dementia.. don’t stop making your shows. Again I love what you bring to tv… Blessing to you and your family

  19. Roel on December 25, 2015 at 2:16 pm

    Can’t wait till Magnolia House is available.
    Would love to take my Wife for our 2nd anniversary on October 18, 2016.

  20. Gayle Staley on December 24, 2015 at 8:19 pm

    I would like make reservations for the spring of 2016 at the Magnolia House B&B….how do I do this???

  21. Albie Heeney on December 24, 2015 at 7:59 pm

    I’m a fan of the show,I was a contractor till I Suffored a stroke at 46. Changed our life,my wife Linda.I love the work ethic you both have, and Joanna visions are great.I’m from Irish decent,Do you need someone to help you with the B& B, I’ll bake Irish soda bread and scones,I also read tea leaves,a gift handed down from my Mom. I can’t wait to bring my wife down to stay at the B&B.
    Albie Heeney

  22. Mrs. Susan Wellman on December 24, 2015 at 7:02 pm

    My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed your Magnolia B and B holiday show. We also truly appreciate all you and your family stand for. I believe I heard mention of a contest to win a free 2 night stay at your Magnolia House B and B. I would like details please as I can’t think of any place I want to visit more than yours. Thank you and may God bless you with a truly heartwarming Christmas with your precious family. Susan Wellman

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