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Pine Grove Cottage in East Texas Pine/Hardwoods forest

Pine Grove Cottage in East Texas Pine/Hardwoods forest Living Room with Vaulted Ceiling Pine Grove backyard slopes down to private 4 acre bass lake. Living Room Opens to Kitchen Large sunroom provides added dining & conversation area wt great views of lake Bedroom #1 with Queen Bed

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Last updated: 02/25/2014
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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

  • 1200 sq. ft.
  • House

Accommodation Type

      • Guest House

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Optional

              Suitability

              • 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
              • Children Welcome
              • Non Smoking Only

              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

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

              Amenities

              • 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

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

              Other Amenities

                  • VCR/DVD Player

                  Entertainment

                  • 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

                  • VCR
                  • Stereo
                  • Satellite / Cable
                  • DVD Player

                  Communications

                  • Telephone
                  • Internet
                  • Wireless Internet
                  • Broadband Access

                  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

                  Theme

                  • Away From It All
                  • Romantic

                  Location & View

                  • Lakefront
                  • Lake View

                  Car

                      • Necessary

                      Activities

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

                      Other Activities

                          • On-site: Birdwatching, Canoeing, Ranch Tour Nearby: Antiques, Golfing, Winery, Fresh Fruit Stands in the Summer...moreless
                           

                          Reviews

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                          • Another Wonderful Weekend!

                            Another Wonderful Weekend!

                            • Guest CW
                            • Date of stay 03/23/14
                            • Review Submitted 04/01/14
                            Always peaceful. Always relaxing. I just can't get enough of this place. Brought my kids for the first time...I usually only reserve this for adult get away time. But I think they love it just as much as I do. Thank you again for everything.

                            Recommended for: Pet owners, romantic getaway, adventure seekers, families with teenagers, families with young children, girls getaway.

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                          • great fishing getaway

                            great fishing getaway

                            • Guest gardenwoman (Texas)
                            • Date of stay 11/19/13
                            • Review Submitted 11/25/13
                            We have stayed at the Pine Grove cottage many times and love it. It is on a lovely ranch and sits by a small beautiful east Texas lake. It is well cared far and the owners are very helpful and work to solve any problems quickly. It is a great locations for exploring east Texas.

                            Recommended for: Age 55+.

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                          • Great Title - loved this place ! ! !

                            Great Title - loved this place ! ! !

                            • Guest Jerry and LaDonna (McKinney TX)
                            • Date of stay 06/09/13
                            • Review Submitted 06/14/13
                            Pine Grove Cottage was a great place to celebrate our 41st anniversary ! ! !

                            Recommended for: Pet owners, romantic getaway, age 55+, adventure seekers, tourists without a car, families with teenagers, families with young children, sightseeing, girls getaway.

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                          • country living

                            country living

                            • Guest Anonymous
                            • Date of stay 05/07/13
                            • Review Submitted 05/19/13
                            The cottage is so cute. The pond with the use of a fishing boat is a great plus. And having the goats to play with was amazing. Wonderful time.

                            Recommended for: Romantic getaway, age 55+.

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                          • What a great week

                            What a great week

                            • Guest the duke (Sibley LA)
                            • Date of stay 04/13/13
                            • Review Submitted 04/18/13
                            My husband and I had a great week. Everything was as expected and Ms Paula and Mr Jim were so nice. My husband fished all week and on the ponds and there was at least 2 boats so no need to bring your own pirogue. Can't wait to come back.

                            Recommended for: Pet owners, romantic getaway, age 55+, adventure seekers, families with teenagers, families with young children, girls getaway.

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                          • SO Relaxing!!!

                            SO Relaxing!!!

                            • Guest Mc4Some (Houston, TX)
                            • Date of stay 12/28/12
                            • Review Submitted 01/03/13
                            The Cottage is the perfect place to find relaxation! There are so many wonderful reading spots both indoors and out, even on a boat in the lake. Our teens built their first snowman and enjoyed the freezing temps outside. Then we built a fire inside to keep us warm and toasty while we played games and made s'mores. This time we even brought the Wii with us to play Mario and go bowling together. This is the perfect place to make memories!

                            Recommended for: Romantic getaway, age 55+, adventure seekers, families with teenagers, families with young children, girls getaway.

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                          • Perfect get-away

                            Perfect get-away

                            • Guest Kathy (Garland Texas)
                            • Date of stay 11/09/12
                            • Review Submitted 11/20/12
                            Pine Grove Cottage is a wonderful place. Quiet, peaceful and charming. The goats were fun to feed. Caught some nice bass Had a fire every night in the firepit. Our dogs loved the place. It has a nice little yard just for them.The highlight was the fresh eggs and the interesting tour of the ranch. Jim and Paula are the best. Plan to retun soon. Kathy, Leesa and George

                            Recommended for: Pet owners, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with teenagers.

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 2/2

                          • Wonderful Get a Way

                            Wonderful Get a Way

                            • Guest Hank D.
                            • Date of stay 08/06/12
                            • Review Submitted 08/15/12
                            Really enjoyed our week stay. Quiet, Clean and well equipped cottage. Fishing was very enjoyable. Paula and Jim were away but there sister and brother in law made sure we had everything we needed. The goats were fun to watch. The fresh eggs were awesome, and the preserves that were given to us were very tasty. The hosts couldn't have been nicer! Great place to vacation and we recommend it highly. Hank and Karen Darden Livingston, Texas

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                          • Candy

                            Candy

                            • Guest Candy (The Woodlands)
                            • Date of stay 10/21/11
                            • Review Submitted 10/24/11
                            Paula & Jim are extremely easy to work with. the property is exactly as described and pictured. Clean, well decorated and QUIET. Keep in mind the cottage is on a ranch and the chicken coop is nearby but that is part of it's charm and fresh eggs are available on request. My kids loved the fact that they could go inside the pasture with the miniature horse and goats. Loved It! Will definitely return some day.

                            Recommended for: Romantic getaway, adventure seekers, families with teenagers, families with young children, sightseeing, girls getaway.

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                          • So good we are comming back !!!

                            So good we are comming back !!!

                            • Guest painthorse65 (Aubrey, Texas)
                            • Date of stay 11/18/10
                            • Review Submitted 09/06/11
                            Took my two boys here last year around Thanksgiving and we are returning with them again this year. Paula and her husband are amazing folks with great hospitality.. Thank you for opening up your place to us. The boys fished every moring and every evening and all in between, great getaway for the wife to relax while we boys played.. The homeade jams are amazing and the bisquits also... don't forget the farm fresh eggs either... Caught some great bass and huge blue gill (hybrid)... Thanks again we will be back this year in the new house on the 4 acre lake...

                            Recommended for: Pet owners, romantic getaway, age 55+, adventure seekers, families with teenagers, families with young children, sightseeing, girls getaway.

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                           
                          Rental basis: Per property
                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          Base Rate
                          2 night min stay
                          $175
                          $950

                          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.


                          Notes:

                          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: 02/25/2014
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                          Location

                          • Nearest Airport: Tyler, TX at 60 Miles
                          • Nearest Restaurant: Simpsonville Store at 2 Miles
                           

                          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 - Wednesday, April 09, 2014

                          $175 per night (USD)
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                          2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 8

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                          Minimum stay: 2 nights
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