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The Cottage at BonTerra Farm in N Texas - Convenient to DFW Areas

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths2
Space 812 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4

***Weddings and Events at the Barn are quoted on an individual basis separate from Cottage rate***

***The Barn at BonTerra rests on top of a hill on our property. The Barn and grounds can be rented for events and weddings under a separate rental agreement.*** Please let us know if you would like a quote for your event.***


Gorgeous, custom, hand-built cottage tucked in the woods on a private 30 acre horse farm right in the middle of Horse Country USA. The Cottage is most suitable and comfortable for 1 to 4 adults. The Cottage is not suitable for very young children. Older, well behaved children are welcome. BonTerra Farm is listed on the National Register of Historic Places for a pottery kiln (Roark-Griffith kiln) in operation from mid 1800s to 1904. The farm is just 9 miles east of Denton, TX and 45 minutes north of downtown Dallas. We raise Irish Sport horses on the farm and have 2 large, friendly dogs.

Rustic Elegant Cottage in a Beautiful Country Setting!

There are 2 beds, one full size bed in a separate room with doors and one queen size bed set off of the living area (no doors), 2 half baths with shower between. A queen size air mattress is also available. Premium cotton, high thread count linens, a choice of down or alternative pillows, 100% cotton towels and fresh ground dark roast coffee, creamer, chocolates are always available. Delicious cinnamon rolls, citrus and fresh apples are included. Occasionally, farm fresh eggs are available if you let me know in advance.. As an option, for a nominal fee, I would be happy to shop for a specific list to stock in the cottage for your arrival. Also available are iron/board, hair dryer and 'I Forgot' baskets with various sundries. The kitchen is nicely equipped with full size fridge, stove top (NO OVEN), micro wave, blender, coffee maker, kettle and toaster. Plates, glassware, utensils and pots and pans are included. The living area has a cozy vent-less fireplace and concealed TV, DVD player, CD player and eclectic collection of music & movies. A lovely screened porch looks out into the woods and nearby creek. The 2 sets of french doors can be opened to expand the living space and enjoy the wonderful sounds of nature. There is a fire pit with plenty of firewood and a charcoal grill (bring charcoal). The farm is very wooded and secluded with a creek that runs through the length of the property. There is an abundance of bird and wildlife to enjoy as well as peace and quiet.

Our dogs, Sam and Buckshot, handle our guests with grace and reserve, but in the interest of their comfort and well being as well as the horses', we cannot accept dogs or other pets. Thank you for respecting our policy.

Since we are close to the UNT and TWU campuses, the Cottage is perfect for visiting professors or parents who prefer a more personal alternative to hotel accommodations. Romantic retreats, girls' or guys' get-togethers, de-stress escapes (mani/pedis, facials and massages can be arranged close by), base camp for adventures in hiking, biking, treasure hunting, exploring new places, restaurants and just plain getting away are all excellent reasons for booking a stay at The Cottage.

This is a private, beautiful, quiet place in the country yet not far from the hip cultural events & eateries in Denton or urban bustle of Dallas, Plano, Frisco & Lewisville.

Restaurants very nearby:

The Prairie House: BBQ, home cooking, steaks

Villa Grande: Mexican

Mom's On Main: Home cooking

Palio's: Gourmet Pizza & BYOB

A Super Walmart & CVS - 1 mile

PLEASE let us know if you are looking for more dining options or activities. We want to make your experience with us exceptional!

Denton, 9 miles away, offers many choices for entertainment and food. UNT football, graduation and events. The Texas Greenbelt, with miles of hiking trails, riding trails and canoeing on the Trinity river. Several Polo clubs in the area with tailgating and special charity events during fall and early summer.

More Details

Dorian & Bruce
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 19, 2018

About Dorian & Bruce

Bruce and I are native Texans and proud! We have been all over the world and absolutely love to travel but our roots landed us in Cross Roads, TX in 1994 where we found a very unique, one of a kind parcel of land to raise our son, raise some horses and build our dream in the country. Our farm is on the National Register of Historic Places for possessing an intact beehive kiln. Bruce is the history buff and was thrilled. We are also in the middle of Horse Country USA and that thrills me. Our son is raised now and we've scattered a dozen equine offspring across the country. Now we're focused on improving our farm and designing equestrian properties for other horse lovers. We think our place is beautiful and special and want to share it with others who would enjoy this too.


Cross Roads Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 812 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , and vanity
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , and vanity
  • There are two half baths with a shower in between.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • A queen air mattress is also available.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • limited accessibility
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


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The Cottage at BonTerra Farm in N Texas - Convenient to DFW Areas
average rating of 4.9534883 based on 43 reviews

We loved the rustic beauty!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at the Cottage! Dorian was a very gracious and wonderful host and she helped to make us feel welcome and at home. We loved all the birds off the porch, loved interacting with the two dogs and enjoyed seeing the horses out our kitchen window. We highly recommend this little slice of paradise to anyone that want a quiet refuge in a very busy area!

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Relaxing weekend

  • 5 of 5

Cottage is very warm and cozy. Enjoyed our secluded peaceful get-a-way experience.

  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Clean, peaceful and restful

  • 5 of 5

Loved this property. It was exactly what we were looking for. Clean, welcoming and restful. Close to the city but feels very country. We will be back again!

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great cottage and fantastic hosts. We wanted a place to relax and this was perfect

  • 5 of 5

Quiet, peaceful, great location. Everything we wanted. The cottage was charming, the screened in porch was big and faced the woods. Great hosts! We will definitely go back.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wondeful place to relax

  • 5 of 5

What a lovely spot! The cabin was charming and cozy. The outdoor, screened in porch was the perfect place to enjoy a glass of wine and wind down. Dorian is gracious and generous. I highly recommend the cottage if you are planning to stay in the Dallas area; it is much more comfortable than any hotel. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The cottage was the perfect weekend getaway!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I so enjoyed our time at the cottage! Their are woods surrounding the screened patio where we enjoyed watching all the birds come to the feeders. Dorian did a great job of decorating the cottage making us feel right at home. The cottage sits on 50 acres of property so it was very peaceful. We loved the fact that it was only 20 miles from our home but felt much further.

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 6.0%

Children count as adults.

INFORMATION for Guests at The Cottage:
NO SMOKING inside the cottage

Since we do not charge a cleaning fee, we kindly ask our guests to wash their dishes and glassware after use, leave used towels on the shower floor and bed linens piled on the beds.

If you need to use more than one trash bag, let us know and we will gladly collect the full bag and provide you with more.

Let us know if you would like to enjoy the fire pit and we will make sure there is plenty of fire wood available.
Bring Matchlight charcoal if you want to use the grill.

PLEASE, notify us IMMEDIATELY if anything is missing, broken or not in working order. Failing to do so could result in forfeiture of your damage deposit.

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.