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Owner

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english

Lake Whitney - Updated Cabin with Water Access and Hiking!

14 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Texas Cabin Rental Photos and Description

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!

HIKING:

*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!

CANOEING:

*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.

FISHING:

*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.

GAME ROOM:

*Have fun in the outside game room that has been stocked with a quality air-hockey 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!

OUTSIDE GAS GRILL / OUTSIDE FIRE PIT:

*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!

HORSE-SHOE PIT:

*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
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Owner
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english

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 Texas

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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Reviews

4.9
based on 14 traveler reviews

Lake Whitney - Updated Cabin with Water Access and Hiking!
average rating of 4.857143 based on 15 reviews
5

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: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Quiet & Relaxing Lake House

  • 5 of 5

This house has everything you need for a relaxing retreat! Bryan is very quick to respond back to you and super easy to work with! Very clean!! It has a complete, well stocked kitchen and comfortable beds. There is plenty to do and see around Lake Whitney and an easy drive to Waco for more sight-seeing. The dvd player was great to end our days with a movie. It was so peaceful and quiet there; very relaxing. We would definitely go back!

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Super Relaxing Retreat

  • 5 of 5

This is an absolutely wonderful house...It had everything we needed to make us feel right at home! We enjoyed the front porch most of all. Rocking in the rocking chairs and enjoying the peace and quiet. Any neighbors we encountered were super friendly. It was a great home away from home...comfortable beds, fully stocked kitchen, and great outdoor space. We grilled, we hiked, we relaxed. We can't wait to go back...It would even be a great retreat in the winter and then we could use the heater and the fireplace. There were so many things that we didn't even get to enjoy...2 days just wasn't enough!

  • Submitted: May 26, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great Lake House with Extras

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at this lake home. The wonderful landscaping and outdoor extras such as a horseshoe pit and outdoor grill were perfect for our summer getaway. Lake Whitney is a beautiful lake!. There was a place to dock our boat close by and the kids enjoyed using the kayaks. Definitely a house with character for those that enjoy the great outdoors!

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect for a quiet retreat.

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I were looking for a small quiet place by a lake where the two of us could just relax and do outdoorsy things. Bryan's place was perfect! It was just lovely to wake up in the morning to all the birds singing. And the property is so beautiful and green and lush. We're from Albuquerque where there's no such thing as green and lush. We loved hiking around the trails on the perimeter of the lake. We also rented a pontoon boat and spent a few hours exploring this beautiful lake. The house itself was very comfortable. The AC unit works great, the beds were comfy, the kitchen was very user friendly and the outside seating areas were amazing. We would definitely come back to this charming place again. Thanks Bryan! :)

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
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Weekend Getaway

  • 5 of 5

This was a great place for a weekend getaway. We enjoyed the hiking trails behind the house and around the lake. My 9-year-old got to explore and followed streams and gulleys down to the lake. We played games inside, air hockey in the little game room, horseshoes in the garden, made a fire in the fire pit, barbequed, and overall - had a fun, relaxing weekend. Bryan was easy to work with. Thanks for sharing your lake house with us.

  • Submitted: May 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
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Map

Nearest Point of Interest
Brazos River Canoe Trip (www.dickscanoe.com)
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 (www.discoverclifton.com)
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 (www.wacomammoth.com)
Nearest Point of Interest
Hillsboro, Texas
Nearest Point of Interest
Whitney, Texas www.lakewhitneychamber.com
Nearest Point of Interest
Waco, Texas - www.waco-texas.com
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.

• Hillsboro Outlet Mall: Over 200 shops and only a few minutes away.

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

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Rates & Availability

Lake Whitney Cabin Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay
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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $50

A $50 cleaning fee is required on all reservations. Minimum 25 years of age requirement for all reservations (No exception), 4 guest maximum, as well current residency and citizen of USA. No out of country reservations will be made.

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Amenities

Texas Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Child Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • Air Hockey
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
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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