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Pine Grove Cottage - Romantic Getaway on Private Lake

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Pine Grove Cottage in East Texas Pine/Hardwoods forest


Last updated: 07/19/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Pittsburg guest house description

Fully furnished cottage in the woods with backyard opening to pine trees and four acre pond. Cottage has wood floors, window air conditioners and homey furnishings. Perfect for a family retreat or a romantic getaway. Located on our 300 acre working ranch, Pine Grove Cottage is tucked away on its own corner of the property with private drive and gated entrance. A sun room runs the length of the house in the back and looks out on the pine grove and lake beyond. An open family room/dining/kitchen is perfect for family gatherings. Guests are free to roam the ranch property which includes several small lakes (four to seven acres in size) and large expanses of wooded acreage where wildlife and birds abound. Fishing on the lakes is available. Lakes are stocked with bass, catfish and brim.

Canoes and boats are provided for those who want to go out on the lakes to fish or just relax. Visitors can also receive ranch tours including a chance to see prize winning Shorthorn cattle and the owner's herd of miniature horses. Located within 15 minutes of Pittsburg, Gilmer, and Winnsboro, guests can experience life in the country but enjoy the amenities of a town. In the summer, fresh peaches, blackberries and blueberries are sold at nearby orchards. Golfing, a winery and a variety of restaurants are within 15 minutes of the ranch. For those who enjoy antiques, there are many shops within 15-30 minutes of the ranch.

Property Type

  • House
  • 1200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Guest House


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Optional


              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

                Must be 21 years or older make the rental reservation....moreless

              • Pets Considered:

                Requires owner prior approval....moreless

              • Long-Term Renters Welcome
              • Non Smoking Only
              • Children Welcome

              Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Dining:

                Multiple dining options: larger table on sunroom, 4 person table in living area, bar seating for 4 or 5 in the living area...moreless

              • Kitchen:

                Fully equipped kitchen...moreless

              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Coffee Maker
              • Toaster
              • Freezer
              • Stove
              • Oven
              • Microwave
              • Refrigerator
              • Dishwasher
              • Cooking Utensils


              • Living Room:

                Open living area with high vaulted ceiling opens into nearby kitchen where a bar separates the two making one large gathering place for friends and families...moreless

              • Wood Fireplace:

                Wood burning stove in addition to heating units in Cottage provide additional warmth and perhaps more importantly wonderful ambiance....moreless

              • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

                Guests can park a boat for use on some of the larger lakes within 10 to 30 minutes of the ranch....moreless

              • Wood Stove:

                Has glass window to provide a view of the fire and ambiance for cozy evening in the cottage...moreless

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

              Other Amenities

                  • VCR/DVD Player


                  • Video Library:

                    A variety of videos on DVD are provided with many favorite movies included....moreless

                  • Books:

                    A diverse collection of books and magazines are provided...moreless

                  • Music Library:

                    Some music for the DVD...moreless

                  • Games:

                    Playing cards...moreless

                  • DVD Player
                  • Television
                  • VCR
                  • CD Player
                  • Stereo
                  • Satellite / Cable


                  • Telephone
                  • Broadband Access
                  • Wireless Internet
                  • Internet

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Boat:

                    Boats are provided at no additional charge for our guests to use. Trolling motors can be rented for a nominal charge....moreless

                  • Lawn / Garden:

                    The large shaded backyards leads to a beautiful 4 acre pond surrounded by pine trees and oaks....moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill
                  • Kayak / Canoe


                  • Romantic
                  • Away From It All

                  Location & View

                  • Lake View
                  • Lakefront


                  • Museums
                  • Pier Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Hiking
                  • Golf Privileges Optional
                  • Medical Services
                  • Laundromat
                  • Hospital
                  • Groceries
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Shopping
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Walking
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Boating
                  • Antiquing
                  • Pond
                  • Forests
                  • Autumn Foliage
                  • Winery Tours
                  • Churches
                  • Restaurants
                  • Fishing
                  • Freshwater Fishing


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                  Base Rate
                  2 night min stay

                  Discounts: 3 nights or more: $158 Nightly

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Additional Fees and Taxes:

                  Additional person charge of $25 per stay for each person over 4 people.

                  6% State Occupancy Tax applies to all stays.

                  Fresh eggs and trolling motors can be added for a nominal fee.

                  Free eggs for duration of stay for all guests visiting 7 days or more.


                  Rates are subject to change until the reservation is confirmed.

                  Special weekday rates may apply for stays from Sunday thru Thursday. Please contact owner for specifics.

                  Heavily discounted monthly Snowbird rates available for January and February. Please contact owner for a quote.

                  1/2 due at booking with remainder due upon arrival. Guest who cancel less than 30 days from their arrival date will forfeit their initial payment.

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                  Last updated: 07/19/2014
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                  60 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Tyler, TX
                  2 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Simpsonville Store

                  Car: Necessary

                  On-site: Birdwatching, Canoeing, Ranch Tour

                  Nearby: Antiques, Golfing, Winery, Fresh Fruit Stands in the Summer


                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 1998

                  About the owner: Jim and Paula Archer own and operate Lone Star Cattle Company, a working 250 acre ranch in Northeast Texas. Jim is a recently retired Professor of Chemistry. Paula retired last year after 30+ years as a software sales leader for a major corporation. They moved to the ranch over 13 years ago. Jim continues to be active in Rotary International and recently served as District Governor for Rotary International. He is also Chair of the local ambulance board. Paula raises Shorthorn show calves and breeding stock. She is on the Board of Directors for the Texas Shorthorn Association and will serve as Vice President of that organization for 2013-14. Both enjoy sharing the relaxation and enjoyment of the ranch through the vacation rental program.

                  Why the Owner Chose Pittsburg:
                  We love the beauty of the area and the wonderful community of small town friends and neighbors. We moved to East Texas more than 20 years ago. After living in 'town' (Pittsburg TX) for 10 years we bought the ranch and fixed up Pine Grove Cottage for our weekend getaway. We loved staying there so much we sold our home in the city and moved to Pine Grove Cottage while we began plans for a new home on another corner of the property. During this time we needed more room for family and friends so we added Spring House on still another corner of the ranch. In 2005 our home was completed and we moved out of Pine Grove Cottage. We decided to offer both Pine Grove and Spring House on VRBO at that time so others could share in the beauty and fun of the ranch. We were so pleased with the wonderful guests that visited, we have added a third VRBO guest apartment and a Bed & Breakfast to allow larger groups to stay. In 2011 Paula's sister and brother-in-law moved to the area and purchased Spring House as their private residence. Our positive experience with vacation rentals led us to replace the property with a brand new one, Lakeside Cottage, which we built and opened for business in 2012. We often host extended families looking for a retreat, wedding parties and multiple families who want to come together to visit. Now we can accommodate all. Our return rate is very high and many of our guests have come to view the ranch as their own special place in the country...without all the hard work!

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                  • Pine Grove Cottage in East Texas Pine/Hardwoods forest

                    Pine Grove Cottage in East Texas Pine/Hardwoods forest

                  • Pine Grove backyard slopes down to private 4 acre bass lake.

                    Pine Grove backyard slopes down to private 4 acre bass lake.

                  • Large sunroom provides added dining & conversation area wt great views of lake

                    Large sunroom provides added dining & conversation area wt great views of lake

                  • Living Room with Vaulted Ceiling

                    Living Room with Vaulted Ceiling

                  • Living Room Opens to Kitchen

                    Living Room Opens to Kitchen

                  • Bedroom #1 with Queen Bed

                    Bedroom #1 with Queen Bed

                  VRBO #73494

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                  This listing was first published here in 2005.

                  Date last modified - Friday, June 13, 2014

                  $175 per night (USD)

                  2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 8

                  View calendar: Updated 07/19/14
                  Minimum stay: 2 nights
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