Our romantic hideaway lies in absolute silence and peacefulness. You can still feel a trace of the 'wild west' out on this beautiful and totally unspoiled 42 acres of private property. Nobody and nothing is going to disturb you here. It is a pretty 1200 square foot cedar wood cabin with a fantastic view and an inground pool. There is lots of wildlife to see. Hummingbirds, armadillos and possums come right up to the house, also whitetail dear, bobcats, raccoons, turkeys, coyotes, vultures etc. There is also a private small lake/pond. In springtime everything is covered with wildflowers. This is also the blooming time of the cactus. The house is a cozy place, western style with 2 porches, 2 bedrooms, nice kitchen and fireplace. Enjoy breathtaking sunsets and absolute relaxation with your partner or family. Lots of things to do also for kids are nearby. Wichita Falls only ½ hour away (approx. 90.000 pop.), Golf, horseback riding, water sport and boat rental. Many large lakes close by.
Activities: Rodeos, Country Western music and festivals, Golf, horse back riding in the wilderness, waterski, rent a jet ski or any other boat on one of the many lakes, swimming, canoeing on the Brazos river, fishing, antique shops and flea markets, hiking or take a tour in your car in the Wichita mountains in nearby Oklahoma, there you could see bison, elk, or watch the funny prairie dogs in their 'prairiedog town'. Museums about settling Texas, visit Forts from the 19th century, go to a theatre performance or concert, Cowboy pubs or discotheques, eat Texas barbecue in one of the barbecue places in W.F or Mexican dining. Cook something tasty from the Texas cookbook in the house or get a rib eye or T-bone steak from the excellent butcher in Windthorst ('Luis') put it on our grill and enjoy a bottle of Texas red or a Lonestar beer. Sit in the evening by the pool or on the porch and enjoy the evening listening to the sounds of the coming night. Look at the huge sky count shooting stars and dream.
Service: Introduction of the house the pool and facilities and handover of the keys by local caretaker.
Nature: Hiking or taking a walk on the property is a must. Attention, you could even get lost (for a while). Many butterflies, owls, turkeys, cardinals and many many more. You’ll see vultures glide above the house in the late mornings, many small birds, raccoons. Depending on the season you can hear coyotes howl or bark at night, whitetail dear, bobcats, armardillos, very cute they’ll come right up to the porch digging for roots. Possums (many visits to the porch lately documented), skunks, ringtails, squirrels and sometimes a fairly tame rabbit. Roadrunners, wild pigs near the westfork river which is fairly close but not on our property, and the hummingbirds. Breathtaking wildflowers in April/May that cover everything and at the same time the cactus bloom.
Wichita Falls with a population of approx 90.000 is roughly 35 minutes away. It is 11 miles to the small town of Windthorst. The house is invisible from the nearest highway. There is a private road on the property that leads to the house. The land is covered with oak trees with natural clearings in between; in the southern part are mesquite trees. Rocks, a small lake/pond and a creek that may be dry depending on the season. Just south of the property runs the west fork of Trinity river. Dallas and Ft Worth with the international airport is 2 1/2 hours away.
Other Activities: Canoeing on the Brazos river, Flying, Parachuting
Golf: Possibilities to play golf in Wichita Falls. Wekks Park golf course. 940 767 6107. Hawk Ridge golf course 940 855 0771. Arnie Golf 940 766 2661. The town of Graham south of the Texas Hideout has a nice public golf course as well.
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