|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
First watch our story on Channel 8 ABC to see The Veranda in all its glory:
Reunion, Anniversary, Wedding, Family Retreat or Couples Weekend - enjoy an entire compound! Originally a bed & breakfast - The Veranda is a glorious 1920’s Victorian Home (and accompanying bunkhouse) that served as the areas most posh, upscale B&B for many years. Wealthy patrons from Dallas with lake homes on the beautiful Lake Cypress Springs referred to the “Mansion of Mt. Vernon” as the finest dining and one of the most picturesque setting in East Texas. Having just undergone a $1m+ restoration, the retreat is a 120 acre paradise incorporating a sanctuary of rest and relaxation as well as activities galore. Originally envisioned and operated by Robert Whiteside & Warren Butler, new owners Mark and Kelly Bunting made cautious (yet significant) upgrades to this famous property during the 2010-2012 season. The result is a fabulous retreat true to original intentions of the earlier owners, yet greatly enhanced and expanded. Just 100 miles due East on I-30 from Dallas – this paradise of tranquility and peace feels more like 1000 miles away!
Featured June 9, 2013 on ABC's Designing DFW segment (see video below).
It is simply THE most tranquil and beautiful places you can imagine within 90 minutes of DFW and Shreveport. It is perfect for a family reunion, anniversary, couples weekend, corporate executive retreat work weekend de-compress. Perfect for large families - lots of activities for kids, tons of entertaining spaces and a fabulous commercial kitchen.
Picturesque setting on 120 acres / (7 landscaped)
5 bedroom Main House - luxury finish 1920's Victorian
Bunk house (8 bunk beds + 2 Queens) - great for kids
Gazebo on Lake for dining and fabulous keepsake photos
5 Acre Lake - great fishing
Full length pool and Cabana
Full length basketball court (night lighting)
11 flat panel TV w/Satellite
wrap around porches (some screened)
Jon Boat / 4 Wheelers / more
Acreage with over 100 night lights - Gorgeous at night
My family of 18, ages 67 to 3, had a great time. House and bunkhouse accommodated everyone comfortably. Games in bunkhouse and basketball court were a big hit. The swimming pool was the perfect size for swimming and volleyball. The pond and fishing was great. Many fish caught by all ages. S'mores loved by all around fire pit and the Jon boat was also used by everyone. My favorite was listening to my grandchildren playing the piano in main house! Mark and Kelly answered all our concerns and very enjoyable to work with. Extremely enjoyable week!
We thoroughly enjoyed our weekend at the Veranda. The well manicured and beautiful property provides an abundance of activities for our growing and active family. Even though the temperature soared, the wrap around porch, pool and lake allowed us to enjoy the gorgeous out door in perfect comfort. Mark and Kelly were very accommodating to our every need and question. I think our grand daughter said it best as our weekend came to and end. She said, " I wish we could stay 100 days."
My family had a wonderful time at the Veranda.it was just as described.it is a beautiful and well-maintained property with stunning grounds and lake views. There is so much to do there that we did not have to leave and it provided the perfect atmosphere to relax and enjoy being together. The Buntings were great to deal with and always responded quickly to any question.
The Veranda was the ideal location for our small family-centered wedding. The property was large enough so that our parents and relatives were able to stay with us for the entire wedding weekend. The house is very well maintained and has everything you could possibly need while you are there. The commercial kitchen made meal preparations a breeze. The grounds were also very impressive. The kids enjoyed the swimming pool and the men had a blast fishing on the lake every day.
We held our entire wedding weekend on the property; rehearsal dinner, ceremony, and reception. The gazebo was the perfect setting for our ceremony. It was large enough to comfortably accommodate forty of our nearest and dearest friends and relatives. We utilized the pool area as the setting for our cocktail hour. Our candlelight dinner reception was held along the bank of the lake, which was incredibly beautiful. If you are considering the Veranda for your wedding we highly recommend that you use the owner’s restaurant to cater the event. The majority of our guests were from Louisiana and they were very impressed with the cajun style dinner. The restaurant staff members were professional, easy to work with, and genuinely excited to be a part of our special day.
We were truly touched by the owner’s genuine interest in making sure that our special day was everything we envisioned it to be. We highly recommend the Veranda for a small wedding.
Our family takes a vacation in a different location every summer and we always rent a house. Many times the houses are not as they appear on the web, but the Veranda is definitely an exception to that rule. It is truly just as in the pictures. The grounds are clean and manicured and the house is homey with the high ceilings as is customary in an older home. We have kids of all ages so the guys liked the fishing and us ladies, and some girls too, did some pool stuff and just enjoyed the porches, putting puzzles together and the big tall pine trees. The first thing for me was walking out the back door and the fragrance of the many gardenias was just mind boggling. We have a hard time growing them where we live so that was a real treat. Plenty of room for everyone and just an all around great place to vacation. The owner was so very attentive to any questions I had and I always have a lot. We also went to some of the small towns around and found some antiques that were amazing. Don't hesitate to visit the Veranda. You won't be sorry you did!
We stayed at the Veranda with a large group of adults and kids. There were tons of activities for everyone - full court basketball, fishing, swimming, fire pit, ATVs, ping pong, grilling etc...The property is very tastefully decorated and exceptionally well equipped/outfitted.....no reason to leave once you are there.
Please see video!
70 acres in secluded area near major highway / lush landscaping – over 5 acres manicured / Spring Azaleas and summer Crepe Myrtles are gorgeous / beautiful lawns front and lakeside to accommodate activities. Tall swaying pines and thick forest enclose the property for a total confined escape. 3 miles of walking trails thru the property / security entrance.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Sep 1 2016 - Mar 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Cleaning Fee upon depart||$250|
WEEKLY DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST. Will consider partial weeks at $2,200 per night (minimum of 4 nights).
Full Rental is required up front and will be fully refunded if booking is cancelled more than 90 days out from arrival. Cash or check only.
$5,000 security deposit required for damages. Refunded within 7 days if no damages. Credit card accepted for security deposit.