The property can be best described as your very own State Park. The hills, live creek, forest and lake make Creekside a great spot to unwind from the hectic pace of city life. Add two large decks 14'x24' and 14'x12' with lighted walkways and it's a perfect place to unwind both day and night. Walk the trails, sit on the many benches and cross the bridge to take the dirt road to the lake (approx. 7/10's of a mile)
Take the short ride, or walk to the community boat launch, park and playground and enjoy swimming or boating in Texas' best kept secret. The spring fed lake is always cool and refreshing.
The wildlife and birding are a favorite with all our guest. Fall and spring bring the migrations and birders seem to spot many species flying through as well as a many resident species.
The wildlife, especially deer is plentiful. It's not uncommon to see small herds of deer on the property.
Return home from a day of activities to grill and enjoy a game of horseshoes. When your ready to wrap it up for the day enjoy watching an evening of movies on Netflix instant streaming or cable television. The home is tastefully decorated and is modern and comfortable.
The Setting: Creekside sets on nearly 10 acres of land. The land is a very interesting piece with many interesting features. There are areas where springs run from the hillside and have washed away soil exposing tree roots. You will enjoy sitting on a bench looking at thousands of ferns, in the area our Niece aptly named 'Fern Gully'. See the conjoined trees, cactus, Holly Grove, hills, huge trees and beautiful dogwoods.
The bridge crosses the creek, set a while and enjoy watching the minnows dart around nibbling on whatever food washes their way. Benches dot the property and offer a variety of settings for you to enjoy.
The two decks are lighted and spacious, they are perfect for those that want to enjoy the solitude of your own personal park. Creekside provides much needed rejuvenation to those that suffer from the stress of city life. Come find the real you, it's hidden in there somewhere!
The Inside: When you walk up to the front porch the first thing you notice are the hanging plants and the cafe table and chairs. Open the front door and you will be amazed at the flow of the home.
Creekside, as are all our rentals, is used for Vacation Rental purposes only. You are not entering someones home and invading their private domain.
I was a builder my entire life and Creekside shows the small touches you won't normally find in a rental.
The tile and laminate floor, Granite tile counters, tiled tub/showers and lighting help make for a happy and relaxing stay.
The Living Room, Breakfast room and kitchen are all open and connected allowing your group to communicate and enjoy each other regardless of which room they are in. The bedrooms are roomy and comfortable, guest seem to compliment on the comfort of the beds.
The Decks & Trails: Yes I like building decks! The rear deck is a 14'x24' deck about 3-4' off the ground. Aside from your standard outside light it also has subdued rail lighting that offers a nice light that doesn't blind you.
When you walk off the main deck you will see a lighted pathway that takes you approx. 50 yards to a 12'x14' deck at the side of a hill. This deck overlooks a fern grove that is just beautiful. This deck (as does the upper) has an electrical outlet as well as rail lighting.
Near the upper deck we offer horseshoes with two areas to place beverages while throwing the shoes (yeah, we try to cover all those little issues)
We are constantly working on improving the property and adding trails. The underbrush has been cleared and the trees trimmed to provide a shade canopy that is absolutely stunning. Walking the property offers unique and ever-changing views.
As is the case with all our properties we seem to receive great and positive reviews.
The local area with the towns of Crockett, Grapeland, Lovely and Kennard offer a host of small hometown festivals. The Peanut Festival, Lovefest, and Christmas on the square are just a few.
Crockett host the States oldest fiddlers festival in October.
For those that like to hike, a short drive takes you to Davey Crockett National Forest where hiking is great!
Mission Tejas State Park is historic and has some really pretty hikes. Caddo Mounds State Historical site is home to the burial mounds of the Caddo Indians.It offers guided and self guided tours (check their web site for more info) and borders the Neches River which was the instrumental for their survival.
Take the hour drive to Lufkin and visit what I call the worlds biggest small zoo. It has an impressive array of specimens usually seen in much larger zoos. The beauty of The Ellen Trout Zoo is the small area it sets on. This makes it very personal and easy to tour.....it's worth a trip!
A short drive away lies Grapeland Safari, it is a popular spot with our guests and has a web site under the same name.
As always, we are happy to answer any questions you may have to the best of our ability.