Published August 19, 2016
Chip and Joanna Gaines, of HGTV’s “Fixer Upper,” weren’t thrilled when news broke this week that some of their renovated homes were being used as vacation rentals, however the attention may have come at the perfect time for the couple.
The Gaines’ own bed and breakfast, Magnolia House, opened up its bookings for January to July of 2017 on Thursday, and the property sold out of rooms within an hour, according to People magazine.
The Magnolia House was mentioned in a report by The Waco Tribune that revealed that some contestants on the HGTV show had been listing their reality TV renovated homes as vacation rentals through Airbnb and VRBO.
The Gaines’ bed and breakfast -- located in McGregor, Texas, near Waco – sleeps eight people and must be booked as an entire unit, not room by room.
The pair opened the bed and breakfast earlier this year. It was renovated on season 3 of their show.
"Fixer Upper" follows the Gaines as they find wannabe homeowners in need of a new place who can't afford a home with all the bells and whistles. The couple then works to remodel an older home.
New episodes of “Fixer Upper” will air on HGTV in the fall.