Rustic and fun 2 bedroom, 1 bath, on a working ranch. Peaceful location near a major highway. Air conditioning and central heat. No television or dish washer. Two small decks to relax in cool mornings and evenings and watch the cattle or wildlife--if you are lucky maybe a deer or two. Very comfortable beds and linens. A great repeat location for TAMU ball games and activities. There are two bedrooms, including a king-sized bed in one, and 2 twin beds in the other. Small living room has 2 comfortable sofas--maybe for 1 adult and 1 child. Antique claw foot tub in the bath. The house is small but has good sleeping space.
I am an early female graduate of TAMU. I graduated in 1969/1970--they changed the graduation from after the new year to before Christmas soon afterwards. Confused. My husband, Bill, recently deceased, and I lived in the Bryan/College Station area many years. He grew up here, and I came in high school. He served in the military, and we were gone a few years to Virginia . We came back and he worked in office and commercial furnishings/office supplies-Maniord Office Products and Maniord Executive Furniture. We moved in 1987 and were gone for 16 years, following my job as an investigator/ investigator supervisor with OPM, Office of Federal Investigations and later, USIS, to several locations, including Santa Fe, Dallas, and San Antonio. We returned in 2002 when I retired and bought the ranch, which Bill called Shepherd Creek Ranch. We lived in College Station, but enjoyed lots of family time at the ranch.
Joyce Maniord purchased this cabin in 2006
It was bought as an investment property after we sold land which had been in the family In Robertson Co. and Limestone Co. It has been a wonderful experience which we were blessed to have had.
Out of the rush--but a quick ride to TAMU---around 25 minutes to my house in south College Station. There are lots of good restaurants in Bryan and College Station. Messina Hof Winery is just down the road. Enjoy the sports at A&M and the many activities, such as the Bush Library.
My sister and I stayed here and had a fantabulous stay! Clean Clean Clean! The bed was oooooh sooo comfy. Guaranteed to have a good nights sleep. Actually I haven't slept that good in a long time. She had snacks waiting for us. Water, milk, coke, juice and all kinds of crackers and snacks. Didn't have to worry about our breakfast because she left some oatmeal for us in the morning. It was a PERFECT stay. Better than we thought it would be. Sitting on the deck in the morning sipping on our coffee was so relaxing. Best of all it's in the country and very peaceful. Overall I would DEFINATELY recommend this place to ANYBODY! It's very spacious too. Thank you for such a wonderful stay! :O) Angelica
We were in town for the A&M LSU game. We loved the cabin and the hospitality. It is a wonderful alternative to a hotel. It is a little hard to find at night so I would suggest going out before dark the first time. We will stay here again!
This cabin was only about 25 minutes from the heart of College Station and a great place to stay on a game weekend. The beds and linens were wonderful and the owner really thought of every detail (she left us some great snacks and coffee as well as refreshments in the fridge, even a copy of the local newspaper and a season review of Aggie football, and offered to get us anything we thought we might need). The porch looks out at the back of the property and the views were really nice. There was even a family of Cardinals on the deck in the morning. It was just my husband and I this time but the cabin would easily accommodate a family of 4. Checking in and out was a breeze and allowed us to make our way to College Station hassle free. We will definitely book this cabin again for other Aggie events.
Very nice views in a peaceful country location --driveway is immediately on Highway 21/190 but hilltop yard drops down to house which is sheltered from traffic noise. Cattle, deer, birds, butterflies, and other happy surprises. Working ranch.
Convenient from Houston or Dallas areas going on I 45 and taking Madisonville exit (Hwy. 21) to the west through Madisonville and 11 miles further through the small community of North Zulch. Just a few miles west of North Zulch turn right/north in front of the BIG blue barn.
Or, coming from College Station take the east bypass Hwy.6 north through Bryan and take the Hwy. 21/190 exit and go east all the way past the Navasota River, then go 3.5 miles further and turn left, north, in the driveway in front of the BIG blue barn.
There are some country shortcuts when you know the area.
Fun along the way--Sam's Restaurant in Fairfield coming from DFW area; Woodbine Restaurant in Madisonville (wonderful weekday east Texas plate at lunch); Edge Store at Edge (call me for directions) great jalapeno burgers, not hot, and milkshakes and live country music some nights; Messina Hof winery as you drive toward Bryan on 21 (call me for specific directions or ask someone in the area); downtown Bryan area, full of fun shops and wonderful food locations-try the Village Cafe for good coffee or the LaSalle Hotel cafe for breakfast; Bush Library and ....lots of other places.
I was unable to get the marker on the site map to stay where it belongs--but, I am working on it.
Shopping--excellent boutique/nice Witte's End in the Kroger Shopping Center on Rock Prairie Road off Texas 6 south College Station. Expensive/fun/some good sales sometimes.