The Excelsior House Hotel. Jefferson. The Excelsior House has welcomed travelers to Jefferson since the 1850s including famous people like Ullysses S. Grant, Oscar Wilde, and Lady Bird Johnson. They boast about their Southern charm and elegant decor with rich rosewood, cherry, and mahogany furnishes and the outside is constructed with brick, timber, and lacy iron work. It has a ballroom, dining room, and beautifully manicured grounds, and is within walking distance to downtown Jefferson’s retail shops and entertainment venues. 211 West Austin Street, (903) 665-2513, www.theexcelsiorhouse.com
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