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Pine Grove Cottage - Romantic Getaway on Private Lake

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Romantic 3BR 2BA Cottage on Private Lake

Fully furnished cottage in the woods with backyard opening to pine trees and four acre pond. Cottage has wood floors, window air conditioners and homey furnishings. Perfect for a family retreat or a romantic getaway. Located on our 300 acre working ranch, Pine Grove Cottage is tucked away on its own corner of the property with private drive and gated entrance. A sun room runs the length of the house in the back and looks out on the pine grove and lake beyond. An open family room/dining/kitchen is perfect for family gatherings. Guests are free to roam the ranch property which includes several small lakes (four to seven acres in size) and large expanses of wooded acreage where wildlife and birds abound. Fishing on the lakes is available on a "catch and release" basis to ensure fishing remains good for future guests. Lakes are stocked with bass, catfish and brim.

Canoes and boats are provided for those who want to go out on the lakes to fish or just relax. Visitors can also receive ranch tours including a chance to see prize winning Shorthorn cattle and the owner's herd of miniature horses. Located within 15 minutes of Pittsburg, Gilmer, and Winnsboro, guests can experience life in the country but enjoy the amenities of a town. In the summer, fresh peaches, blackberries and blueberries are sold at nearby orchards. Golfing, a winery and a variety of restaurants are within 15 minutes of the ranch. For those who enjoy antiques, there are many shops within 15-30 minutes of the ranch.

More Details

Owner
Paula Archer
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 17, 2017

About Paula Archer

Jim and Paula Archer own and operate Lone Star Cattle Company, a working 250 acre ranch in Northeast Texas. Jim is a recently retired Professor of Chemistry. Paula retired last year after 30+ years as a software sales leader for a major corporation. They moved to the ranch over 13 years ago. Jim continues to be active in Rotary International and recently served as 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 and will served as President of that organization for 2016/2017. Both enjoy sharing the relaxation and enjoyment of the ranch through the vacation rental program.

Paula Archer purchased this house in 1998

Why Paula Archer chose East Texas

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 a third VRBO guest apartment and a Bed & Breakfast to allow larger groups to stay. In 2011 Paula's sister and brother-in-law moved to the area and purchased Spring House as their private residence. Our positive experience with vacation rentals led us to replace the property with a brand new one, Lakeside Cottage, which we built and opened for business in 2012. 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. Our return rate is very high and many of our guests have come to view the ranch as their own special place in the country...without all the hard work!

What makes this house unique

Relaxation in a beautiful country setting with all the amenities of home.

Amenities

Pittsburg House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Rural
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Sunroom - 2 twin/ single , Daybed in sunroom makes into 2 twin beds
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Loft - 1 twin/ single , Carpeted open loft suitable for well behaved older child
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1) Available upon request, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Walkway to Water
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
Notes:
Cottage sits on a 4 acre stocked pond. Guests also have access to 2 other large stocked ponds and several smaller ponds for fishing during their stay. Fishing is catch and release only. Bass in the 10 to 15 lb range have been caught. Typical catch is 1.5 to 4 or 5 pounds.

Reviews

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Pine Grove Cottage - Romantic Getaway on Private Lake
average rating of 4.9636364 based on 55 reviews
5

Lovely Place.Beautiful Surroundings!!

  • 5 of 5

great PLACE. great owners.We'll be back

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

I spent a few days at Pine Grove Cottage with my husband and daughter. When we arrived, Mr. Archer left us a nice note along with vegetables from his garden, eggs, biscuits, and homemade jelly. Mrs. Archer texted to make sure we had everything we needed. The cottage was very clean and comfortable. We had a great visit and will be back in the future.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Girls' Getaway

  • 5 of 5

I stayed a couple of nights at Pine Grove Cottage with two of my friends. We take long-weekend trips every once in a while and this cottage was one of the best we have stayed in. The cottage was very clean and had everything we needed. The beds were super comfortable. The kitchen was fully stocked with everything you could need. One of the friends spent time canoeing on the pond directly behind the cottage and had a lovely time. The entire area was full of wildlife and very pleasant to listen to all the frogs and the birds.

The owners were very accommodating and made sure we had everything we needed. A big storm came through and Mr. Archer came by in his golf cart letting me know I could move my truck to his barn in case we got hit by hail. He met me at the barn and gave me a ride back to the cottage. That was very thoughtful of him.

I highly recommend this cottage and guarantee you will have a nice, relaxing time.

  • Submitted: May 23, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

So much family fun!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time visiting and we had a wonderful time! It was just as difficult to leave this time as it was last time! So much fun!

Thanks Paula and Jim!

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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5

Beautiful and refreshing

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Paula. From the service to the beautiful cottage, it was all perfect!

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Weekend in paradise

  • 5 of 5

Our most recent stay at Pine Grove Cottage was absolutely the best yet (we've been three other times). Being out with nature -- fishing in the pond, watching the baby chickens and goats, and yes hearing the rooster crow in the mornings -- makes you see that the little things in life are the most important. It was so nice just to relax in the afternoons on the sun porch (the day bed is a great place for a nap). I highly recommend Pine Grove Cottage for the couple who want a romantic get away to re-connect or those who just want to get away from the hustle and bustle of "city" life.

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Tyler, TX
Car: necessary

On-site: Walking Trails, Birdwatching, Canoeing, Ranch Tour

Nearby: Antiques, Golfing, Winery, Fresh Fruit Stands in the Summer

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Rates & Availability

Pittsburg House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Standard Rate
Feb 1 2017 - Jul 31 2018
2 night minimum stay
$175
From
$195
Fri,Sat
$1,100
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$175
From
$195
Fri,Sat
$1,100
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 6.0%

Rates are subject to change until the reservation is confirmed.
6% Tax applied to all stays.
Weekday rates apply for non-holiday stays from Monday thru Thursday only. Sunday with Saturday only counts as a weekend night and is charged at the weekend rate. Similarly a Thursday stay with only a Friday night counts as a weekend night and incurs a weekend rate.
Rates are for 4 people. Additional people can be added up to 8 total occupants for $25/person/stay. Maximum of 6 adults.
Heavily discounted monthly Snowbird rates available for January and February. Please contact owner for a quote.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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