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Relax in style! Take a break at our beautifully appointed Treehouse in East Texas.
Treehouse is located in a forested section of a 300 acre ranch. It is a cozy getaway with a queen bed, sitting area, full kitchen and bath with commanding views of the 8 acre lake below. Situated on the second floor of the owner's detached carriage house, Treehouse offers a private deck where guests can sit and take in spectacular views of the lake. It features windows, windows and more windows opening to the surrounding woods and hence, the tree house feel. Accommodations at Treehouse are first class and include luxury bedding with Egyptian cotton sheets. Satellite TV with DVD library and a DSL hook-up let you reconnect with the world outside if desired.
A picnic table and gas grill sit on a large dock out in the lake and make for a wonderful dining experience just a short walk from Treehouse. Guests can hike and picnic throughout the 300 acre ranch. Because the ranch sits between two vegetation zones, it is a great area for birdwatching. For those who enjoy fishing, the lake behind Treehouse is stocked with Florida bass, bream and catfish. Guests can also fish on a variety of fully stocked lakes/ponds throughout the property. Each has a dock and most have boats and/or canoes for getting out on the lake. Guests are provided with a trolling motor, battery and charger at no additional charge.
The owner will provide interested guests with a tour of the ranch where prize winning Shorthorn show cattle are raised. Miniature horses and tiny pygmy goats are also a great hit... especially if there are baby goats to pet.
Located within 15 minutes of Pittsburg, Gilmer and Winnsboro, guests can experience life in the country but also enjoy the amenities of a town. In the Summer, fresh peaches, blackberries and blue berries are sold at nearby orchards. Golfing, a winery and a variety of restaurants are within 15 minutes of the ranch. There is also a SPA in nearby Winnsboro for those who want to pamper themselves while visiting. For antique shoppers, there are many shops within 15 to 30 minutes of the ranch.
Jim and Paula Archer own and operate Lone Star Cattle Company, a working 300 acre ranch in Northeast Texas. Jim is a recently retired Professor of Chemistry and Paula is a software sales leader for a major corporation. They moved to the ranch over 10 years ago. Jim remains active as a District Governor for Rotary International. He is also Chair of the local ambulance board. Paula raises Shorthorn show calves and breeding stock. She is on the Board of Directors for the Texas Shorthorn Association. Both enjoy sharing the relaxation and enjoyment of the ranch through the vacation rental program.
Paula & Jim Archer purchased this cabin in 2000
We love the beauty of the area and the wonderful community of small town friends and neighbors. We moved to East Texas more than 20 years ago. After living in town (Pittsburg TX) for 10 years we bought the ranch and fixed up Pine Grove Cottage for our weekend getaway. We loved staying there so much we sold our home in the city and moved to Pine Grove Cottage while we began plans for a new home on another corner of the property. During this time we needed more room for family and friends so we added Spring House on still another corner of the ranch. In 2005 our home was completed and we moved out of Pine Grove Cottage. We decided to offer both Pine Grove and Spring House on VRBO at that time so others could share in the beauty and fun of the ranch. We were so pleased with the wonderful guests that visited, we have added Treehouse and a Bed & Breakfast to allow larger groups to stay. We often host extended families looking for a retreat, wedding parties and multiple families who want to come together to visit. Now we can accommodate all but each property can have its own privacy. Our return rate is very high so many of our guests have come to view the ranch as their own special place in the country...without all the hard work!
My husband and I visited Treehouse for a short getaway for peace and quiet. The pictures show all the rooms but when you walk in it actually looks bigger. It is an efficiency but for my 6' man he was comfortable and pleased. The bed was very comfortable and entire place was very clean. Kitchen was stocked and as all the comments said the biscuits were fantastic. We also asked to buy a dozen farm fresh eggs.
The lake was absolutely beautiful and we caught numerous fish, mostly bass. We took a boat out with a trolling motor and cruised all over it allowing us to get to other areas...and just enjoy the beauty. All you hear are fish splashes, frogs, the birds, and the cows. We really enjoyed this little hideaway. We felt all by ourselves. The owners are very sweet and helpful (Paula even helped us at 11 pm). Thank you, Paula. We look forward to bringing our kids and staying in a bigger property there.
You can tell Paula and Jim have went out of their way to make this "treehouse" a cozy place for couples to getaway. The place was very clean, updated, and just all around nice! We loved being able to hop in a boat and paddle out to fish, or just fish off the pier. We caught quite a few bass. You can buy farm fresh eggs from Paula and Jim and they are amazing, they also have biscuits in the freezer and homemade jam/jelly in the fridge that is complimentary. Seriously, the biscuits and jam were to die for :) free tours of the property are offered, just call and schedule a time. we did not get to take a tour of the property because we only stayed 2 nights and got their really late. For sure will have to do that next time. I LOVED all the ivy growing around the trees and the complete ground cover under "treehouse". It's just a beautiful place and Paula is the sweetest person to work with. Stay here, you won't regret it. We will be back!
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The view from the tree house deck was beautiful, the lakes were very peaceful, and the walking trails were very nice. The owners were very friendly, provided a great tour of the ranch, and were very helpful with every little question we had. We look forward to visiting again, and will consider one of the other cabins on the property for our next stay. I would whole-heartedly recommend this ranch for anyone looking to enjoy a nice relaxing few days away from the hustle and bustle of city or suburban life.
This was the second time my husband and I have stayed at the Treehouse. It is the perfect get-away for a couple. The Treehouse is small, but cozy and has plenty of room for a long weekend away for two! The lake is very close to the Treehouse so fishing is easy; my husband caught around 15 bass this past weekend. You also have access to two smaller ponds on the property if you desire. Paula and Jim are wonderful and will give you a tour of the property if you would like! And the fresh eggs are highly recommended! We would definitely recommend staying with them!
My boyfriend & I really needed a quiet, relaxing weekend together to simply unwind and get away from the world for a while. And we found it here at the Treehouse! Paula & Jim's description & photos of their property was spot-on; it was beautifully furnished, very well-maintained and a joy to stay there. The Archers are very good hosts. We highly recommend their ranch to any couples looking for some quiet time in a beautiful location, and also to families that would be interested in the other rental houses available for larger groups on their property. We will seriously consider bringing the kids back for another visit sometime! Plus the fishing was a lot of fun! Thank you Jim & Paula!
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Rates are subject to change until confirmed.
6% Tax applied to all stays.
Weekday rates (stays Sunday thru Thursday nights) for non-holiday stays.
Heavily Discounted Monthly Snowbird rates available for January and February. Please request rates from owner.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.