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Cozy Guest House 'Shady Springs Pine Tree Farm'

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Last updated: 08/18/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Gilmer house description

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 and pit area.

Guests are free to roam the woods where wildlife and birds abound. Fishing is available in the lake. Lake is stocked with catfish, bass, and bluegill. Paddle boat may be used. It can be so relaxing to sit on the patios or get in the paddle boat on the lake and just listen to the county sounds.

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.

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 of the farm.

Additional guests can be accommodated with previous approval of owner at the cost of $10 per person per night.

Check in 3 pm -- Check out 12 noon
Unless other arrangements are made with owner.

Check with owner for special Snowbird Rates for stays of 2 weeks or more.

Owners live on property and are available if any problems arise.

Property Type

  • House
  • 1400 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Smoking Allowed:

            Outside only. Please use ashtrays on tables...moreless

          • Children Welcome:

            NO GUNS - BB, Air Soft, etc....moreless

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            21 years...moreless

          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Limited Accessibility

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 5-8

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1


          • Shampoo, hair conditioner, bath soaps, hair dryer

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Pantry Items:

            Sugar, Sweetener packets, Salt, Pepper, Tea, coffee...moreless

          • Cooking Utensils:

            Slow cooker, electric blender, waffle maker...moreless

          • Dining Area Seats:


          • Dining
          • Oven
          • Kitchen
          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Refrigerator
          • Stove
          • Microwave
          • Coffee Maker
          • Toaster
          • Seating for 8 people


          • Living Room seats 8:

            Great room/ open area ,kitchen, dinning, fireplace, living area...moreless

          • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

            Area that can be made available...moreless

          • Washing Machine:

            Soap and dryer sheets...moreless

          • Heating:

            Central air and heat...moreless

          • Parking:

            Covered car port...moreless

          • Wood Fireplace:

            Wood furnished...moreless

          • Covered Parking:

            Car Port...moreless

          • Towels Provided
          • Air Conditioning
          • Linens Provided
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Fireplace
          • Hair Dryer
          • Parking Off Street
          • Iron & Board

          Other Amenities

              • Check in 3 pm Check out 12 noon No Guns - including children BB and Air Soft. ...moreless


              • Satellite / Cable
              • VCR


                  • Internet:

                    Wifi available - Deck of owners log home ...moreless

                  Outdoor Features


                  • Historic
                  • Tourist Attractions
                  • Family
                  • Away From It All
                  • Budget

                  Location & View

                  • Rural


                  • Churches
                  • Fishing
                  • Medical Services
                  • Laundromat
                  • Hospital
                  • Groceries
                  • Fitness Center
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Boating
                  • Paddle Boating
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Walking
                  • Golf
                  • Shopping
                  • Gambling Casinos
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Antiquing
                  • Live Theater
                  • Zoo
                  • Winery Tours
                  • Restaurants
                  • Museums
                  • Library
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Cinemas
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Hiking


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                  from 15 traveler reviews
                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Aug 26 - Oct 1, 2014
                  2 night min stay
                  My Standard Rate
                  2 night min stay

                  Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

                  Additional information about rental rates


                  • Refundable Damage Deposit $50
                  • Tax Rate 6%


                  ****Rate is for 4 people and a fee of $10.00 per person per night for each additional people up to 8 .

                  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.

                  Cancellation policy:

                  100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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                  Last updated: 08/18/2014
                  Check availability
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                  21 Unavailable
                  22 Today
                  23 Selected dates


                  40 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Longview, TX
                  5 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway
                  Hwy 271

                  Car: Necessary

                  See Above 'Other Amenities'


                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 1856

                  About the owner: Jim and Jodi Roberts 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.

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                  Speaks: english



                  • 'Shady Springs Guest House'

                    'Shady Springs Guest House'

                  • Great Room

                    Great Room

                  • Bathroom


                  • Bedroom 2 - trundle bed & double bed

                    Bedroom 2 - trundle bed & double bed

                  • 1/4 Mile Driveway to Guest House

                    1/4 Mile Driveway to Guest House

                  • Car Port Patio

                    Car Port Patio

                  • Charcoal Smoker/Grill, Concrete Table and Pit.

                    Charcoal Smoker/Grill, Concrete Table and Pit.

                  • Lake Fountain and Dam

                    Lake Fountain and Dam

                  • Trail


                  • Fall


                  • Front Gate at Christmas

                    Front Gate at Christmas

                  • Great room

                    Great room

                  • Kitchen/washer/dryer


                  • Large Bedroom - 2 Double Beds

                    Large Bedroom - 2 Double Beds

                  • Front Gate Electric Entance

                    Front Gate Electric Entance

                  • Shady Springs Guest House

                    Shady Springs Guest House

                  • Lower Patio Closer to Lake with Gas Grill.

                    Lower Patio Closer to Lake with Gas Grill.

                  • Concrete Table, pit looking out at lake, deer feeder and dam.

                    Concrete Table, pit looking out at lake, deer feeder and dam.

                  • Trail


                  • Trail


                  VRBO #438883

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                  This listing was first published here in 2012.

                  Date last modified - Wednesday, August 06, 2014

                  $130 per night (USD)

                  2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 8

                  View calendar: Updated 08/18/14
                  Minimum stay: 2 nights
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