After 30 years in the financial industry, I decided to retire in 2018. Living in Flower Mound Texas for 22 years, and with a little over a year into retirement, my wife and I wanted a change. While visiting family in the small town of Mason during the spring of 2019, my wife discovered a home for sale that we had previously seen during a visit nearly a decade earlier. We took the leap of faith and wanted to share the beauty of hilltop living. Copper Rooster Guest House invites you to share our hospitality.
The Hey House
Our personal home is known to the local community as the Hey house, built in 1902 by Wilson Hey. Hey was born in Yorkshire, England in 1837 but he left home when a boy to become a sailor, and eventually he located in America and learned the tailor's trade in Memphis, Tennessee. Mr. Hey established his permanent home in Mason county in 1868 locating on Comanche creek a short distance east of the town of Mason. While our home features a guest house at the back, it offers more modern conveniences. Hoping to attract guests looking for a quiet get-away, we sit on one of the highest points in Mason with beautiful views overlooking the Mason County Courthouse Square. Our guest house is named the "Copper Rooster Guest House", and features over 1400 square feet of living space with 2 spacious bedrooms, 1 bath, full kitchen, breakfast area, dining area, living area, stained concrete floors, flat screen TV and WiFi. Guests are welcome to relax on the Main House spacious porch overlooking the Square while enjoying your morning cup of coffee or bring your beverage and relax in the evening as well. Stroll over to the site of historic Fort Mason, established in 1851-1869 it features a replication of the officers' quarters, and enjoy the spectacular view from the observation deck. Walk or drive down to the square and enjoy the shops and restaurants. Mason is steeped in history so be sure to visit the Mason Square Museum while you're strolling around the square. Or maybe take in a movie at the historic Odeon Theater. Built in 1928 the theater is the longest continually operating theater in West Texas. In 1957, the theater was the site of a special premier showing of the Disney movie "Old Yeller," based on the book by Mason native Fred Gipson. Whatever your desire Mason can accommodate you. Mason truly is the "Gem" of the Hill Country.