Mellie’s Historic Inn (B&B)


Mrs. Mellie Lasseter Van Horn opened the Van Horn Residential Hotel in the fall of 1938 during the height of Odessa’s first oil boom. The boarding house became an Odessa institution from which many prominent citizens launched their careers and formed life-long friendships.

During renovation in 1996, the basic structure, hardwood floors, and interior walls were retained. Today Mellie’s is a beautiful Historic Landmark where the elegance of the past meets the comforts and convenience of the present. Each of the 16 guest rooms is uniquely furnished with quality antiques, a private bath,, telephone, and individual climate control. Guests may enjoy breakfast and refreshments throughout the day in our dining room, patio, veranda, or guest lounge. In addition, the restaurant at the inn offers lunch for guests and the public as well as catering for special group events.

Mellie’s is conveniently located 11 miles from Midland International Airport and is an excellent stopping point on the way to the beautiful mountains of Big Bend National Park where one will find float trips, horseback riding, pack trips, hiking, mountain climbing, fishing camping and hunting.

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