|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
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This is a 3000 sq. ft. custom Lake House, built in 2011 and located on world renowned Toledo Bend Reservoir.
* 4 beautiful bedrooms (2 King Beds, 1 Queen Bed, and 4 Twin Beds). Each of the 4 bedrooms has a 26 in. flatscreen TV. Pak 'n Play available upon request. We're on approx. 8 acres and feature 400+ feet of waterfront property.
* Great Room features fantastic views of the water and opens up to fabulous covered porch. Hardwood floors. 50 in. Flatscreen TV with Dish Network's America's Top 200 package which includes NFL Network, CBS Sports Network, NHL Network, NBA TV, Regional Sports and SO MUCH MORE!
* FREE WiFi
* Fully equipped kitchen has stainless appliances and granite counter-tops. Kitchen features a pots and pans, dishes and silverware, blender, coffee pot, serving trays, restaurant style Belgian waffle maker, and more. High chair available upon request.
* Luxurious Bathrooms
* Brand New Fishing Pier
*One bedroom cabin...call for availability
On Site Activities and Equipment: * Brand New Fishing Pier
* Fish and Game Cleaning Station
* Swimming in Natural Cove
* Camp fires (except during county wide burn ban)
* Bird Watching
* Boat Launch within 1/2 mile
Located directly on the famous 'Chicken Coop': We are located on a stretch of the Sabine River bed that touches the west side of the lake and stays close to shore for nearly 2 miles. This prime fishing area is well known to locals as The Chicken Coop. This crappie hole was named such because of several large commercial chicken houses that once lined the top of the ridge near the river bank. This deep stretch of the river is has developed a reputation over the years of producing almost unbelievable numbers of crappie for approximately six to eight weeks during the winter, depending on weather conditions.
My husband, Tracy, and I were born and raised in New Orleans, LA. I am a 37 year Human Resources professional who relocated from New Orleans, LA to Houston, in 2005 - one month before Hurricane Katrina! We purchased this waterfront acreage with the intention of building a home for our retirement years. However, I retired early in order to begin our own vacation rental business. Construction of our 4 bedroom Lodge began in 2010. Cliffside Lodge opened to the public in July, 2011 and is such a success that we to added a cozy 1 bedroom cabin and our brand new 3 bedroom Lake House. We have also added a fantastic fishing pier, fish cleaning station, and many more amenities. We have been blessed with 3 great children, 3 wonderful grandchildren, 4 terrific dogs and 3 grand dogs!
Tracy Gegenheimer purchased this lodge in 2010
Originally from South Louisiana, we have always loved living close to the water. We searched for waterfront property that offered great fishing, water sports for the kids, scenic shorelines, and breathtaking views. Without a doubt, Toledo Bend was the perfect spot. We are located on a bluff, directly above the Sabine River on the 'Chicken Coop', a deepwater section of the river that is famous for great cool weather crappie fishing . Toledo Bend reservoir is ranked nationally as having some of the best year-round bass fishing in the United States. As an added bonus, the panoramic views from our covered deck allow us to see the western border of Louisiana, our home state.
The bluff overlooks the lake and offers privacy from boat traffic and spectacular sunsets every evening. There is a natural cove on our property which allows for access to the water and a natural shalestone beach. Our guests enjoy swimming, tubing, and jet skiing right from the cove and fishing from our pier. We offer boat rentals, a 1 hole driving range, fish cleaning station, large fishing pier, and much more! Toledo Bend Reservoir is a nationally known bass fishing lake, and numerous tournaments are held here each year. For wildlife enthusiasts, bald eagles nest nearby and provide quite a spectacle when perched in the pine trees that line the bluff. Fox, red headed woodpeckers, cardinals, black squirrels, ducks, and deer are among many species of wildlife that are very common in the area. East Texas is also part of the central flyway for multiple species of neotropical migratory birds including songbirds, hawks, and shorebirds.
"I wanted to take time to thank you for extending your cabin to us this past weekend. We loved the atmosphere and hope to go back soon. We enjoyed every single minute there, the view was breath taking and relaxing. Again, thank you"
I booked the Cliffside Lodge for a reunion with my high school and college buddies for the first weekend in October, 2016. Wow - what a great set up. The inside of the lodge is just incredible, probably nicer than most of our own homes. It had great cooking facilities and a big table that accommodated us for all we did (mostly card playing). The media room was a big hit, and we got a kick of watching college football on the screen. Several were considering which room at home they could outfit similarly. The TV package included everything we wanted, and the furnished WIFI was a great perk too. The trip down to the water is a bit a hike, and we did not bring any bait with which to fish. The outdoor seating - both porch and gazebo - were excellent (though bring some mosquito repellent). The sleeping arrangements were convenient to seven single guys, as were the bathrooms (nice tub, though we never used it). The view of the lake was incredible, and the provided directions to the property were spot on. All in all, we loved it. The other guys in my party were VERY impressed. I was a hero for booking it. Though I did not meet Tracy, Missy was very easy to work with and they gave easy to follow directions on how to leave the lodge. Again, while we did not use them, my wife would have loved the washer and dryer if we have been here with the family. This is an excellent spot for a small family reunion. I would re-book this in a heartbeat!
Pack well, as the nearest grocery store is a ways off! Very nice and peaceful, but not too isolated.
James T. - Marshall, TX
Our group was truly blown away by the beauty of the cabin and the amenities.
This place is awesome! The natural landscape is beautiful, the grounds are well maintained (and offer a ton of activities like volleyball, soccer, golf, fishing, archery, and more), and best of all was the cabin. It was obvious that a lot of time and detail went into making the cabin as beautiful and comfortable as it is. I wish I could live there! The owners are incredibly friendly and accommodating as well. I can't recommend this place enough--I know I'll be back.
The waterfront lodge and lake house was the perfect choice to accommodate our family of 19 (5 of our children, their spouses and 9 grandchildren). Everyone enjoyed the home theater and playing pool at the lodge. The lodge and lake house had all the amenities we needed and then some. We enjoyed gathering at both houses to cook and visit. It was so convenient to be able to rent the pontoon boat for a couple of days during our stay.
Tracy and Missy were so easy to work with and were available if we needed them.
Hugh and Donnell Louviere
Our family really enjoyed this beautiful lodge! The owners were genuine and very accommodating. We rented the pontoon, which was nice also. The lodge is very spacious. The kids had a great time after fishing, playing on the pool table and enjoying the movie theater! Thanks so much for everything!! We will be back!!
The Ficarra Family
The Kagel Family
The lodge was nicer than expected, quick drive to the boat landing. View was beautiful over Toledo Bend, and overall had a fantastic time in a great place!
Cliffside Lodge is located at 4465 Carters Ferry Rd. E in Milam, TX. We are on the outer bank of the peninsula where the deep water of the Sabine River runs along the shoreline for several miles. We are on a stretch of the river known as the 'chicken coop', an area that often produces incredible early winter Crappie (Sacalait) fishing.
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$300|
|Cleaning Fee||$125 + Tax|
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* HOLIDAYS - Regular rate applies - 3 Night Minimum
* Maximum occupancy for the Lodge is strictly limited to 12 guests at any time. NOTE: Exceeding maximum occupancy without prior written authorization from the owner will result in loss of security deposit.
* Larger parties can book the 4 bedroom Lodge AND/or the Lake House AND/OR the 1 bedroom cabin.