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"'Shady Springs Guest House "

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Last updated: 09/23/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property 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. 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 of the farm.

If more than 4 adult guests there is a cost of $10 per person per night. Welcome to have guests to visit but NO Extra Overnight Guest.

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.


Property Type

  • House
  • 1400 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    21 years...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

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

  • Limited Accessibility
  • Pets Considered:

    Small dogs only will be considered...moreless

  • Smoking Allowed:

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

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 3-6

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1


  • Shampoo, hair conditioner, bath soaps, hair dryer

Other Amenities

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


  • Books:

    Adults and children Children books bottom of TV cabinet Adults inside Black cabinet...moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Cards and Monopoly Bottom of TV cabinet...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo:

    Inside hall closet...moreless

  • Television:

    1 Great Room - 40' flat screen HD Cable...moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Library:

    Mostly young children DVD and VHS inside draws of TV cabinet...moreless


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


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Rural

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking


  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Central heat and air...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking:

    Car Port...moreless

  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Central air and heat...moreless

  • Internet:

    Wifi available - Deck of owners log home - sometimes lap top will work on Guest House car port....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

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

  • Parking:

    Covered car port...moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Area that can be made available & electric outlets available...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Soap, spray & wash, bleach and dryer sheets provided...moreless

  • Wood Fireplace:

    Wood - 1st rack on carport finished. If more firewood is needed a charge of $30.00 to refill. ...moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

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

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen:

    Lots of dishes, cookware. Everything you could need, even for cooking hoilday meals....moreless

  • Microwave:

    on the counter...moreless

  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

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

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    Electric with above oven...moreless

  • Toaster




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Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jan 1 - Jan 1, 2016
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 $100
  • Tax Rate 6%


****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.

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

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Last updated: 09/23/2015
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40 Miles
Nearest Airport
Longview, TX
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Hwy 271
12 Miles
Nearest Restaurant

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'

  • 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


  • Great Room- wood fireplace, DVD/CD player
42" HD Flat Screen/cable

    Great Room- wood fireplace, DVD/CD player 42" HD Flat Screen/cable

  • Great Room /Dinner table

    Great Room /Dinner table

  • Same Master /King Décor Brown

    Same Master /King Décor Brown

  • 2nd Bedroom/ 2 Full Beds

    2nd Bedroom/ 2 Full Beds

  • Bathroom


  • 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,  and dam.

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

  • Trail


  • Trail


  • Great Room

    Great Room

  • Dinner Table

    Dinner Table

  • Master Bedroom/King Décor Yellow

    Master Bedroom/King Décor Yellow

  • Same Master/King

    Same Master/King

  • Same 2nd Room -2 Full Beds  - Décor change

    Same 2nd Room -2 Full Beds - Décor change

  • Fall colors 2013 looking from car port patio

    Fall colors 2013 looking from car port patio

VRBO #438883

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