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Come stay at the Depot on Lake Texoma, a truly unique vacation destination. The Depot was built using old plans for an MKT Rail Road Depot. The Depot is furnished with a relaxed mix of antiques, train memorabilia, and comfortable furniture designed with your enjoyment in mind. A fully equipped kitchen with sub zero refrigerator, Jenn Air range, convection oven, and dishwasher bring the luxury of home to the relaxation of Lake Texoma.
Parked on a length of track alongside the Depot is the Missouri Pacific Business Car #3.
The car originally was built in St. Louis, MO. in 1927 to be used as a business car for Missouri and Pacific executives. It was rebuilt in 1947 and was in active use until it was dry-docked in a railroad storage yard in Sedalia, MO. in 1957. In 1965, Mr. E. B. Chapman of Sherman, TX bought the car to use as a guesthouse on his lots on Lake Texoma. He had the car shipped by rail to Pottsboro and then moved by flat bed truck to his lake lots and finally parked on a stretch of track. The MOPAC business car #3 is 81 ft 4 3/4 in long, 10 ft wide, 14 ft 8 in high and weighs about 135,000 pounds. The car was designed to accommodate 7 guests and two crew.
The train is not part of the rental, but tours of the train are available for Depot guests.
Memorial Day Holiday May 22 - May 25, 2015 3 night min stay
4th of July Holiday Jul 3 - Jul 6, 2015 3 night min stay
Labor Day Holiday Sep 4 - Sep 7, 2015 3 night min stay
My Standard Rate 2 night min stay
$140 Fri, Sat, Sun
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay
Additional information about rental rates
Refundable Damage Deposit$150
7 night stay without a holiday is discounted to $730.00 per week
7 night stay during holiday is discounted to $910.00 per week
Monthly Rates upon request
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Easy boat launch on either side of the peninsula at Highport or Light House Marinas. 30 minute drive to Choctaw Casino.
Year Purchased: 1982
Why the Owner Chose Pottsboro: We have always loved the weekends camping, fishing and swimming around Lake Texoma after long weeks working in Dallas. In 1982 we bought the MOPAC train car and spend most every weekend staying in the train and enjoying the lake. As our family grew, we built the Depot in 1988 for the added comfort and space. After years of commuting between our jobs in Dallas and the relaxing lake life on the weekends, we decided to move our family to Texoma. We moved to the Lake in 1998 and enjoyed living in the Depot for a few years as we built our home. Since that time, family and friends have stayed in the Depot while visiting. Now we open our guesthouse to visitors to Lake Texoma. Whether for a weekend, a week, or even longer, you will enjoy your stay at the Depot on Lake Texoma. Our guesthouse is fully furnished and comfortable for a romantic weekend for two, spa weekend for the girls, or a fishing trip for the guys or a golf excursion for everyone or really any activity of your choice. We will be delighted to share our property with you. Tours of the amazing Missouri Pacific Business Car #3 can be arranged if you would like to see how the business men of the railroads traveled earlier in the last century. Please join us. Rest, unwind, and enjoy life at the Lake. Kindest regards, Richard & Susan Rawlins
The Unique Benefits at this House: Striper fishing is the best. The fishing tournaments on Lake Texoma are a challenge for all skill levels. Swimming on the beaches of the islands is a summer classic. Gambling at the wonderful new Chocktaw Casino is just 30 minutes away.