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GreenBriar Creative Retreat Center, managed by owner Judy Groom, welcomes guests with warm hospitality, genuine comfort, professional service, extraordinary convenience and exceptional value.

The Perfect Location
Relax among the rolling hills of East Texas. Nestled on a quiet homestead between Athens and Canton, you'll enjoy breathtaking scenic beauty during every season of the year. We are located only 16 miles from the World Famous First Monday Trades Day in Canton. Consider coming on Thursday to add a great shopping experience to your creative retreat!

Simple and Delicious Dining
Meals are prepared daily. Begin with breakfast including your choice of cereal, fruit, waffles with all the trimmings, and coffee and tea. Lunch and dinner are served daily with special consideration given to healthy eating.

The Best of All Worlds
This incredibly practical and beautifully decorated guest house offers you a delicious breakfast, quiet and comfortable rooms, stimulating conversation, and work areas designed to accommodate the needs of a variety of crafts and hobbies. It's the perfect combination of old fashioned hospitality and modern technology and amenities.


Let the good times roll! Join your friends at Judy's place, Greenbriar. You will enjoy a relaxing atmosphere, lots of laughs, good food, and the opportunity to create something of beauty. How can I be certain? I've been friends with Judy for more than thirty years!
Patsy Tindell, Waco, TX

When I first met Judy Groom on a trip to the Sisters Oregon Quilt Show, the first thing I noticed was the mischievous glint in her eye and the irrepressible smile on her face. I soon learned that she was an imaginative risk-taker as well as an avid quilter. Later, as a guest in her home I enjoyed delightful food, engaging conversation, and quilting inspiration. I applaud Judy's retreat and look forward to events in her new establishment because I know that she will be a spectacular hostess and proprietor as well as an endless source in inspired quilting knowledge. I will see you there!
Norma Chapman
President 2007-2008
Homespun Quilters' Guild
Home of the Waco Quilt Show

Questions? Send Judy an email .



GreenBriar Creative Retreat Center
8951 FM 1861, Eustace, Texas 75124
Tel: 903.479.3225