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Lake Whitney - Updated Cabin with Water Access and Hiking!

Bedrooms 1
Space 900 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cabin, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

This cozy lake cabin is nestled in the hills within one of Lake Whitney's most beautiful scenic areas near Rocky Creek on the Bosque County side. This is the perfect weekend place to spend time getting caught up with family, friends, or that special 'someone'.

Lake Whitney has been officially recognized as the 'Getaway Capital of Texas'. Lake Whitney is often compared to a Texas Hill Country lake, but, without all the lake traffic and overbuilt lake shores.

Lake Whitney's 23,500 surface acres of clear blue water and 225 miles of shoreline are sure to satisfy a broad variety of interests for those with recreational interest or just 'getting away'.

Our cabin's South West lakeshore location means easy access from the I-35 corridor and SH 22. Our location is less than a 90 minute drive from most DFW metroplex locations, under an hour from Waco, and no more than 2 hours from Austin. Better yet we are within a short drive to RedCaboose Winery in Meridian, Waco's New Mammoth Park, The Dr. Pepper Museum, mountain biking at Waco's Cameron Park which is 'nationally recognized', Clifton's historical downtown, and much more!

The cabin is fully-equipped with everything you might need to include: 1 queen bed, 1 double bed, 1 single bed, and 1 kids bed. (4 total person maximum limit - 3 adult max or 2 child max). We include all linens as well coffee for your early morning wakeup! If you plan on bringing your pet along, there is a large fenced yard in the back. A house broken pet is allowed inside (1 small/medium 'non-agressive breed' / E-MAIL OWNER PET DETAILS).

Come enjoy the full length patio where conversations are a brewing in the rock'n chairs or enjoy reading a good book in the outside country breeze. There is a screened in porch with tables and chairs to have an outside lunch or dinner (don't forget to ring the brass 'dinner' bell when the meals a coming!)

We have also included an inside and outside CD Player with multi-artist CD's for your listening pleasure. We also provide a good assortment of DVD's as well books to enjoy during your stay.

If you like to keep active or need to have the little ones keep'n busy, here are a few recreational items that we have provided at NO ADDITIONAL COST!


*You can access several miles of hiking trails just down below the cabin. Feel free to walk in either direction with lake access available in multiple points of entry. Be sure to have good shoes should you decide to climb down one of the various canyons for a little cave exploration or try jumping over the running creek!

One of our family favorites is to go hiking at nighttime with our flashlights when the critters come out!


*You can take out the provided 3 seat canoe down to the lake for exploration or up many of the lakeshore coves. You won't believe the waterfalls and lime-stone caves that you'll find along the edges! Be sure to bring your camera as proof. The canoe can be hand carried down to the lake by two (2) adults. ADULT PARTICIPATION IS REQUIRED AND LIFE JACKETS ARE MANDATORY.

Don't worry as we have provided life jackets to include: 2 small children, 2 youth for 50-90 lbs, 2 medium adults, and 1 large/extra large adult. Don't forget to bring the ores that are located inside the game room closet. LIFE JACKETS ARE MANDATORY.


*Feel free to use the provided fishing poles and go fish with the kids! Our suggestion would be to use a hook with a slip weight above the hook with a bobber about 1-2 feet up the line.

We have provided the fishing gear to get started. If you want to land the 'big' fish, you can stop at any of the local general stores and purchase some live worms, frozen shad, frozen shrimp, or just use a piece of hot dog.

Locations for fishing are easily found in either walking direction. When you catch that 'big' fish, feel free to use the cleaning board that is hung inside the game room.


*Have fun in the outside game room that has been stocked with a foosball table, electronic dart-board, a sleeping cot with checkers(in case you need a little nap!), badminton, and other activities.

The exterior window shutters open up to allow a nice breeze inside during the hot summer months. We have installed a new light inside for use during evening hours. Have fun!


*Pull up some chairs and enjoy the evening with our outside fire pit (firewood is provided on the patio). PLEASE DO NOT USE IF A BURN BAN IS IN EFFECT. Turn on the gas grill and get those steaks on or that 'big' fish catch, nice and cooked!


*Take a throw in our horse-shoe pit! This is a game of skill where many hours can be spent bonding with fellow friends and family members. Remember the rules: 3 points a ringer, 2 points a leaner, and 1 point for the closest shoe. First to get 21 points is declared the winner!

Most of all, our cabin has been designed for 'family' style fun that we hope your family will enjoy as much as ours does. Please relax and leave your stress behind as we expect you'll have as much fun ever at Lake Whitney!

We'll see ya soon!

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More Details

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 5, 2018

About The Owner

Hi. My name is Bryan and live in the DFW Metroplex. Like many folks, I consider myself a 'weekender' looking to get away from the busy and complex city life where I can take the family for a quick adventure. Our place is great for family fun and exploring the beautiful shores of Lake Whitney. Have fun!

The Owner purchased this cabin in 2007

Why The Owner chose Clifton

We looked for almost 2 years for the perfect weekend lake cabin. The reason we chose this cabin was the unique features of Lake Whitney with the large limestone cliffs and canyons which are spectacular as well the adjacent land owned by the Army Core of Engineer that gives us a natural setting for hiking the surrounding woods and walking the canyon floors in search of fossils.

What makes this cabin unique

Sometimes just relaxing on the front porch and taking it easy is perfect. We enjoy cooking on the outside grill and gathering the family around for an outdoor dinner while the wives usually open a good bottle of wine while the men share their college day stories.... We enjoy the dryer climate in which you will see roadrunners, deer, cardinals, racoons, squirrels, sparrows, Texas tarantulas, native live oak, cactus, mountain cedar (juniper), and more.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our family wants to welcome you to our Lake Whitney cabin that we hope you find as special as we do. Our family memories are so full of fun events that we wish to share these same wonderful moments with others such as yourself. Please do not hesitate to contact us and we hope to have your family as a guest soon!
May 2008
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Clifton Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 1:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • No fireworks or ATV's allowed on the Property.
  • Owner is flexible on arrival and departure times.
  • 4 person maximum.
Location Type:
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Walk-in shower. Recently renovated.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Child Beds (1)
  • Air Hockey
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Our cabin provides a great central location that gives you more time to enjoy. The surrounding hills and natural limestone terrain offers unique 'hill country' habitat and wildlife such as: exotic birds, squirrels, unique animal, as a variety of native plant species.


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  • 5 of 5

What a fabulous place!! It is right on the cliff, just a small walk down and you are at the water access. Bryan allows you to use his canoes and life jackets to see the beautiful cliffs Whitney lake has! The house has everything and more you could need. You’ll feel right at home just bring your groceries. Everything was very clean! The outdoor area he has created is heavenly. Lots of seating, chimnea for roasting marshmallows, beautiful landscaping, fenced in yard for your dog and even an outdoor shower! He has thought of everything to make this home away from home feel so comfortable. There’s a big front porch and a screened in porch so you can sit and eat or watch the storms. The neighbors all waved when they drove by great people. There is a neat trail behind the house that runs along the cliff so you can hike it or take an atv. Your a 5minute drive from going to the Whitney cliffs to jump them and 20-30minutes from magnolia farm and homestead heritage. And there’s a carport to park under which comes in handy keeping the car cooler in the hot weather and keeping the rain off. There are 5beds that are very comfortable and clean. Dining room table is beautiful and sits 6 people. Bryan is an amazing host and I couldn’t be more grateful To have had the opportunity to stay at his home. Love love love it here will stay again! If you get the opportunity to book it, do so! You won’t be disappointed!

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Boerne, Texas

Great Place to Stay at Lake Whitney!

  • 5 of 5

The cabin is very comfortable and well-equipped. The location is convenient for anyone who wants to enjoy the lake--fishing, kayaking, etc. with a variety of equipment provided for guests. We thoroughly enjoyed the peaceful neighborhood and the lovely outdoor areas. We did not bring our dog, but there is a fenced area that would be wonderful for a pet. Since we were in the area to attend a nearby family event, the owner provided helpful directions and information prior to our arrival. Bryan was easy to contact and helpful throughout the reservation process and during our stay. Thanks for a great weekend getaway!

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We had a great stay. Would definitely come back.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time. Had a few circumstances in life happen after our initial reservation was made and Bryan was very understanding and let us alter our plans to meet our needs. The cabin was very nice and had everything we needed to make this short vacation a great one. Thanks again to Bryan Graham.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fort Worth, Tx

Family getaway

  • 5 of 5

Me and my family really enjoyed staying at this house, Bryan is quick to respond and we loved watching the DVDs and using the kayak. We would definitely recommend this property and some of the nearby restaurants, and hope to stay again in the future.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mckinnry, tx

Cozy and Quiet

  • 4 of 5

Unfortunately we reserved our time right after several storms so Lake Whitney was 10 feet above normal.

Bryan was gracious enough to let us delay our visit so we didn't experience all the rain, just the aftermath.

We weren't able to use the canoe or even get very close to the water but our lab loved it!! The cabin itself

is very cozy and has everything you need. We enjoyed sitting out around the firepit. Bryan provides lots of

information about the area and maps to help navigate. We will need to return when we can take advantage

of everything his cabin and the area has to offer.

  • Submitted: May 3, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice and Relaxing - Better Than Expected

  • 5 of 5

My spouse and I were ready to get away together before the big spring break crowds started gathering to enjoy their breaks! This was the first time I used HomeAway. It was an easy and pleasant experience. Bryan was just fantastic. He provided us with maps of the area, a long list of activities, attractions, and restaurants nearby, and was even willing to be flexible with the reservation dates due to bad weather.

The property is cozy, very clean, and the layout was just awesome. Lots of outside seating with a fire pit. The neighbors are wonderful and friendly. We will definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
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Nearest Point of Interest
Brazos River Canoe Trip (
Nearest Point of Interest
Walling Bend Lake Park - see roaming deer
Nearest Point of Interest
Lake Whitney Dam - go flyfishing
Nearest Point of Interest
Clifton, Texas (
Nearest Point of Interest
Uncle Gus Marina - Boat Launching
Nearest Point of Interest
Horseback Riding
Nearest Point of Interest
Meridian, Texas
Nearest Point of Interest
Waco Mammoth Site (
Nearest Point of Interest
Hillsboro, Texas
Nearest Point of Interest
Whitney, Texas
Nearest Point of Interest
Waco, Texas -
Nearest Point of Interest
Red Caboose Winery

Places to go/ things to do at Lake Whitney:

• Lake Whitney State Park: P.O. Box 1175, Whitney TX 76692

• Walling Bend Lake Park: Located on the West shore at mid-lake. From Whitney Dam, go West on 22 and turn right on 56. Proceed a mile then turn right on 2841. The park is at the end of the road. Three-lane boat ramp and swimming area. $2 launch fee. Open all year. Operated by US Army Corps of Engineers . Beautiful cliff views at end of the park and roaming deer.

• Meridian State Park: 173 Park Road 7, Meridian TX 76665,

• Dinosaur Valley State Park: 1629 Park Road 59, Glen Rose TX 76043. See actual dinosaur footprints in the limestone creek bed along with lifesized dinosaur figures displayed in the surrounding trees.

• Waco Mammoth National Monument. A must see for the kids. Actual mammoth bone preservations under roof with the national park service. Steiner Blvd, Waco, TX.

• Cell Block Museum in Hillsboro: The museum served as the county jail until 1983 and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

• Magnolia Market at the Silos: Only a 30 minute drive to see Chip & Joanna Gains newest store in Downtown Waco.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $100
Cleaning Fee $50

**I AM GLAD TO DO DIRECT MAIL PAYMENT TO SAVE ONLINE BOOKING COSTS. SEND OWNER A QUESTION WITH YOUR DATE REQUEST. ****3 Day minimum during all Holiday Weekends including Spring Break week. A $50 cleaning fee is required on all reservations. Minimum 25 years of age requirement for all reservations (NO exception - NO Spring Breakers), 4 guest maximum, as well current residency and citizen of USA. No out of country reservations will be made.

PET POLICY: One (1) approved small non-aggressive breed dog. Please contact ownership with pet details.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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