4 Bedrooms (Sleeps 10, Maximum Occupancy 12) 2.5 Baths
About Tracy Gegenheimer
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
Why Tracy Gegenheimer chose Milam
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.
What makes this Lodge unique
The bluff overlooks the lake and offers privacy from boat traffic and spectacular evening sunsets . 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.
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Owner approval required
Smoking is allowed outside. Please pick up butts
Owner approval required. Pet fee will apply.
with appropriate supervision
Minimum age of primary renter:25
All trash must be bagged and brought to the dumpster at the front of the property before checking out.
Exceeding the maximum number of 12 occupants will result in forfeiture of security deposit. Please be honest with us!
3 night minimum on holiday weekends
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Very receptive owners and very comfortable lodge. Easily accommodated 10 guests comfortably. Didnt fish but back porch was great for cooking and hanging w friends. Only think i wished for was easier on site lake access- theres a little swimming hole but the steps seemed temporarily damaged and the pier access doesnt work for kids or older folks. However abt 10 min drive to a smaller lake w pic nic and swim capabilities. Overall great and wd stay again.
Look forward to returning.
Lake acess was a little tricky unless from the pier. The view and place was spectacular. The in side of the home was not a disappointment. The pictures were very accurate. The only disappointment was in the movie room the dvd player was only a dvd not a blue ray. But was one in the living room just no hdmi cable to use it. In the movie room though it was only a standard dvd player they did supply a rather large amount of movies. Not complaining just don't expect to bring a hand full of blue ray and play them in the theater room. Fantastic place love the view the pool table was one of the best I've seen yet in a rental unit. There is plenty of parking for this rental boat and trailer parking is just a short walk away ear the cabin and fish cleaning station. The showers were huge, the master bathroom was perfect and gave husband and plenty of room to shower together. Sunset & Sunrise makes for gorgeous romantic views with you loved ones. Great location for star gazing. When we had questions the owners were quick to answer our calls and answer the questions we had.
Large Lake House
The interior of this lake house was very nice. We all enjoyed the large back porch and the movie room. It was a little disappointing, however, that the house was not as private as it appears in the photos. It is more of a community of cabins. There is no division between this house and the large one next door. Also, the house sits on a cliff, so the water is not easily accessible.
We encourage travelers to actually read property descriptions before renting. As our description states, we are located on a beautiful bluff above Toledo Bend lake. The views are beautiful. There is a gradual stairway to the dock/pier. We have 3 vacation rentals on 8 acres of waterfront property. How that equates to a "community of cabins" is ridiculous. The review was written 9 months after the visit. Must have us confused with another property. The property is very spacious with amenities for all ages.
Absolutely beautiful place on the lake with eagles all around.
Wonderful place to stay!! Absolutely beautiful house with everything furnished and a view the is breathtaking. The pictures don’t do the home justice. We had a great time.
Butiful place and wonderful vacation
We came here 4times already ,our family and all my friends love stay here. Nice place, lake view house, we will come back again
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.