About the property
- House1200 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 nights
House, 2 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 1 Bath (Sleeps 4-6)
***Please call or email through VRBO/HomrAway for week or more quote***
Guest house has 2 bedroom, 1 bath, and has an open family room/dining/kitchen/wood fireplace and is perfect for family gatherings. Car port has patio area with table and chairs, plus second patio area close to the one acre spring fed lake with table and chairs. Patio has gas grill for your use. Concrete table with benches and pit area has 2 concrete benches. July, 2016 Two new docks on our spring feed acre lake. One dock platform close to Guest House where you can sit at a table with two chairs and have coffee, drinks, etc. One large dock off the dam with glider , rocking chair, side table and fish feeder and plenty of room to fish.
Guests are free to roam the woods where wildlife and birds abound. Fishing is available in the lake. Lake is stocked with catfish, bass, red ear and bluegill. Re-stocked 4/2017 PLEASE CATCH AND RELEASE until they get larger. Paddle boat may be used. It can be so relaxing to sit on the patios, listen to the water fountain or/ and get in the paddle boat on the lake and just listen to the county sounds. NO SWIMMING in 1 acre lake, Only Fishing,
Cozy guest house in the woods is perfect for a family vacation, long weekend retreat, guys fishing retreat, girls get away, or just get away from the hustle and bustle of town and forget about the 'real world' and relax! Quiet and peace surrounds you in the middle of 'Shady Springs' 85 acres with a gated entrance. We furnish lots of extras. Wood for fireplace, salt, pepper, sugar, flour, some basic seasoning, coffee,tea, paper towels, tissues, etc. All you need is your food, clothes and fishing supplies if you fish.
Located 100 miles east of Dallas, 100 miles west of Shreveport and within minutes of Pittsburg, Mt. Pleasant, Winnsboro and Gilmer. A 45 minute to an hour drive away is Jefferson, Minneola, Canton. All the towns have unique little shops and wonderful antique shops plus beautiful scenic drives along the way.
Some of the best fishing in the area is Lake Fork, Lake of the Pines, Lake Palestine, Lake Holbrook, Lake Winnsboro, Lake Gilmer and more. Guests can experience the country but enjoy the amenities of town.
In the spring fresh strawberries, and the summer fresh peaches, blackberries and blueberries are sold or you can pick your own at nearby orchards. A winery 10 miles away and restaurants are within 15-30 minutes from the farm.
If more than 4 guests there is a cost of $10 per person per night. Welcome to have guests to visit but NO Extra Overnight Guest. No pets allowed.
Check in 3 pm -- Check out 12 noon
Unless other arrangements are made with owner.
Owners live on property and are available if any problems arise.
Jim & Jodi
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- Response time:
- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- May 26, 2018
About Jim & Jodi
Jim & Jodi moved to 'Shady Springs' in 2001 from Dallas, TX. The land has been in the family since the mid 1800's. Jim's mother inherited her part in the mid 1950's and started carving out their little niche in the woods on weekends and holidays. Parents retired and built their home in 1970. Jim designed and built our log home 'Mi Mi's Tree House' on the land in 2001 to be near 90 year old mother. 2005 we redid parents home for guests and family. We live on the property and take care of everything.
Jim & Jodi purchased this House in 1855
Why Jim & Jodi chose Gilmer
Relax with the peace and quite surrounding you. Lots of fishing lakes close by.
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 12:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Great property....nice cabin....owners could not be more kind and helpful...expected better fishing.
If you want a nice, safe, secluded, beautiful east Texas getaway for your family hosted by really friendly and helpful owners who are on site in their separate cabin this is a great spot. Our only disappointment was not catching many fish as that was part of the attraction based on the advertising for this spot.
What an amazing relaxing getaway!
Others were right. The pictures do not do justice to this cute, well stocked and well decorated/appointed house. We loved Remi and Breck, the other doggie who was a little shy. Jim and Jodi were very thoughtful and helpful. I even had to borrow some eggs for breakfast. The house was spotlessly clean and well stocked with everything you could think of that you might need. Probably the best of anyplace we have stayed. We took advantage of the trails around the property before we left. Quite lovely although we were a few weeks early for the dogwood blooms. Perhaps next time. I highly recommend this charming and most of all, relaxing East Texas gem.
A PERFECT 10 in my book!!
As the sun rises through the pines, you can hear the steady fall of water on the lake and the echoing calm sounds of woodpeckers tapping nearby trees. This was our typical morning pleasure as we breathed in the cool East Texas air at the Shady Springs Guest House. Our special friend Remi is truly quite the guide dog and our kids loved her immediately. We vote Jim and Jodi for hosts of the decade, such kind hospitality! This place has all that you need for the perfect getaway weekend and we are very glad that we found it. We will be back for sure.
Aaron, Melanie and the Kids
Thank you so much for your wonderful words. Loved the message your daughter wrote in the guest book. I really really want to know which of your children did the drawing. I am planning on framing the picture. I will give you a call soon.
Appreciate you choosing Shady Springs,
Jodi & Jim
We have stayed at this great property several times now, and always have a great experience. Besides being super clean, it's relaxing and homey, and Jim and Jodi are perfect hosts--super easy to work with, but never intrusive. The kitchen is roomy and well stocked, and the king size bed is super comfortable. Shady Springs is the perfect "home base" for everything in east Texas. We will definitely book this beautiful property again, and highly recommend it to others.
We so enjoy your visits and hope to see more of you with the cooler weather coming. Safe fishing!!
Jodi & Jim
Great place for our family!
Pictures do not do this place justice. It was clean and well stocked. Beautifully decorated and peaceful.
This home was perfectly quiet and peaceful. It was clean and well stocked. The hosts were friendly and hospitable. We would definitely stay there again.
Small towns with nice shopping and restaurants.
EX: Jefferson,TX48 miles
Winnsboro, TX 22 miles
Mineola, TX 45 mile
Mt. Pleasant, TX 30 miles
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
For weekly rate please call or email for quote. ****Rate are for 4 people and a fee of $10.00 per person per night for each additional adult up to 6 . Check out Events and Festivals in East Texas. Examples ; **October - Jamboree 3rd weekend,Gilmore; Tyler Rose Festival; Winnsboro Autumn Trails **December - Christmas events ** Spring - Dogwood and Azalea Trails **Canton Trade Days once a month, yearly.