|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
Trinity Trails Ranch is 24 acres of forested land located in the heart of Texas. The ranch is nestled between the towns of Whitney and Hillsboro on Lake Aquilla just 45 minutes south of the Dallas / Fort Worth Metroplex. There is about a mile of dirt roads on the property to explore and view the natural beauty of the woods and observe the wildlife. It's peaceful, quite, secluded, and the stars at night light up the sky.
The custom cabin design is an open plan and includes an outdoor porch and spacious balcony that overlook the forest with glimpses of the lake. The property is adjacent to the corps of engineers and allows for easy access to the water.
The home is designed as a getaway from the business of life. The lower level contains a spacious great room and a bedroom that comfortably sleeps 3 with the full size bed and upper twin bunk. The lower level bathroom has a walk in shower for easy access. With views of the adjacent forest from every window and the gracious porch. This cabin encourages enjoyment of the outdoors.
The second level has two large bedrooms, the first bedroom has a queen bed and a reading nook with views of the forest. The second bedroom has a full bed. Both rooms have doors leading to the outside balcony. The bathroom upstairs is designed to accommodate multiple users with its 'Jack and Jill' layout allowing separate and private use of the tub, lavatory, and loo.
The balcony faces west towards Lake Aquilla allowing spectacular views of the setting sun and of the adjacent rolling hills.
The site contains a fire pit with outdoor furniture as well plenty of opportunities for enjoying nature and native wildlife. This property is ideal for family and friends to retreat and spend time together in the beauty and quietness of the Texas hill country.
There are opportunities to explore the property or the adjacent lake. The lake has opportunities for boating, fishing, and for hiking.
I has been a life long dream to have a location south of the Dallas / Fort Worth area where the family can get away from the business and hurried lives we live. When a family member wisely asked us to be part of purchasing the 24 acres now called Trinity Trails we were started on our adventure to build this family retreat. Just like we have enjoyed the time spent in this beautiful part of Texas we invite you to come and spend time in this beautiful retreat. Enjoy the sunrise and sunset, the sound of birds, and the twinkling of the stars which are definitely brighter in Texas.
That is why we have built the Lakeview Cabin. We hope that like we have been able to build great family memories so too you and your family can enjoy Trinity Trails and this cabin. A place of quiet and peace. A place where you can enjoy the outdoors and build great memories.
Catherine Gonzalez purchased this cabin in 2014
This property is located close to the Dallas / Fort Worth metroplex and is convenient to Hillsboro. Waco and Austin are also a short drive away. The land is surrounded in forests and Aquilla is a short hike from the cabin.
The home is designed to encourage people to enjoy the outdoors. The cabin has views of the surrounding forest. A large porch with spacious seating for outdoor dining. There is a balcony on the second level that overlooks the forest and toward Aquilla. The master bedroom contains a cozy reading area with plenty of natural light. The kitchen is part of the great room so all family members can participate in activities without being left out. Bathrooms are spacious. There is a gracious fire pit to enjoy on chilly nights. Lake Aquiilla is known for having angling opportunities for largemouth bass, catfish, crappie, white bass, and sunfish.
Our stay at the Lakeview Cabin was exactly what we needed and expected. We were looking for a quiet family get away for new years and that's what we got. The cabin was comfortable, clean, and had everything we needed. Plus it has a well stocked pantry which is a nice perk. We spent our days walking the trials, going down to the lake to through rocks with our toddler (!), taking naps, and generally relaxing. In the evening we had campfires and made smores. The fact that this cabin is pet friendly was wonderful for us as well. We like to travel with our dog. Catherine was very helpful in planning our trip. We would recommend the Lakeview Cabin for anyone looking to get away for a while and relax.
The house was decorated minimally and beautifully. Perfect woods to run and explore. We enjoyed using the canoe in Lake Aquila. S'mores on the fire pit. Movies and games in the living area. Comfortable beds. Plenty of room for our 6 adults and 3 kids. We really had a wonderful time there. The owner was so kind to even leave a folding table to use.
The cabin was very nice and comfortable. Only complaint was the weather. It rained on and off the whole time but we made the best of it.
This cabin offered everything we needed, space, cleanliness, and a fire pit that got used EVERY night! The perfect atmosphere for the whole family to laugh and reconnect.
We had a good time and plan to come again in the future
My family and I spent a relaxing weekend at Lakeview. We enjoyed the peaceful setting and the house was very nice. We brought our boat and spent a great day on Lake Aquilla. I would recommend this rental for families and friends looking for an escape from city life. Bring the pets too! We had a great time walking in the woods and lighting the fire pit each night.
A few things to note before renting:
If you take a boat, it is rather tricky to get it in and out of the property. There is only a dirt road in and out and trees are very close to the road. Definitely have an expert driver. Also, there is a TV on premises but it is DVD only. There is a good selection of DVDs to choose from, but just be aware you will miss your favorite shows while you are staying at Lakeview. Last thing is that there are no curtains or blinds on the windows. If you are in the living room or upstairs it isn't such a big deal, but there is one bedroom downstairs that you might want to bring a cover or curtains (it does face the sunrise).
Lakeview is located within the Trinity Trails Ranch 24 acres of wooded lands. Overlooking Lake Aquilla and about 8 miles from Lake Whitney. Hiking, biking, canoeing, fishing, shopping are activities available close to Trinity Trails Ranch. While visiting you'll be surrounded by nature in the beautiful forest all around.
Enjoy the sounds of native birds.
View the constellations from the balcony or while sitting around the fire pit.
Enjoy roasting marshmallows from the stone fire pit.
Enjoy a cook out using the provided gas grill.
Visit Farmers Jim and Roseanne Smalley (http://www.localharvest.org/farms/M9301) organic farm right next door.
Shop the Hillsboro outlet malls , antiques, and collectables 10 minutes from Trinity Trails.
Hunt the big fish with a fishing guide on either Lake Aquilla or Whitney.
Water ski or rent a party barge on Lake Whitney.
Camera or Bow hunt, during allowed seasons, on the Corp land along lake Aquilla.
Nature walks looking for wildlife or just to enjoy the walk through the trees.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest|
|Refundable damage deposit||$300|
|Pet Fee||$50 + Tax|
|Cleaning Fee||$100 + Tax|
Flexible rates to accommodate a couple's getaway...or a small family reunion...
1-6 people: Weekday $200/nt, Weekend $250/nt... $1,400/wk, $300 deposit(2 night min)
7-12 people: Additional $15/person/nt... $50/person/wk, $300 deposit
13-25 people? Camp around the campfire... $15/person/nt, $300 deposit
NOTE: Three night stay or higher rates for holidays/spring break