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Recent Piney Woods reviews

  • Fun for adults and kids!

    "The condo itself is very nice, has an inviting balcony overlooking a quiet lake cove for morning coffee and sunset cocktails. Days are filled with boating and swimming in the lake, and playing lawn games on the expanse of green space. Having a private pool so close is a real value, too but the yacht clubs pools are really great! Enjoying lunch poolside is what I call vacation! And this condo is a perfect vacation rental. Professionally handled, too. Thank you for a wonderful experience."
    Guest: GG Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: July 11, 2014
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  • Great place for a family reunion

    "My husband and I took our 4 adult children and some of the grandchildren for a weekend. Perfect place for fishing (catch & release). Horses in the pasture adjoining the property loved being hand fed the sliced carrots I brought. The house is actually 6.5 baths not 7.5. The cons first. We had bad cell phone reception, a hairdryer was only in 1 bedroom, no shampoo/conditioner, broken/uneven stepping stones outside back door, plenty of knives in kitchen, but all are "very" dull, boats had water in them that we had to empty, two trolling motors were missing, but were promised on Saturday (never arrived), property was only partially mowed (said a mower broke down). The pros. There is a fire pit (bring your own wood), one outdoor chair in each bedroom, combination safe in each bedroom, coffee/condiments in each bedroom as well as in dining room area, many condiments for kitchen provided, i.e. sugar, salt/pepper, ketchup, mustard, paper towels, 3 full size washers/dryers, very close to Wal-Mart/town. Other things. The gazebo has a round table in it, so it can't be used for a wedding, but a great place for fishing. The grill is for charcoal. Caretaker Jim comes twice a day to remove trash and provide any information/requests. He knocks and comes right on in without waiting for the door to the answered. There is a combination lock, so locking the door wouldn't prevent his entry. One morning he saw my son-in-law (an earlycriser) fishing & spoke to him. Son-in-law told him everyone was still sleeping. He came in anyway and I ran into him almost literally as I was coming out of my bedroom. He didn't knock that time. There is a tip jar for the housekeeper, but we were asked to do whatever we could to help her out before we left. I washed all the towels and folded what wasn't in the dryers before we left. However, there is no additional fee for cleaning. There is tax charged on the house which is not indicated in the VRBO website. Would I stay there again--YES, but with an understanding about entry with Jim."
    Guest: gourmet traveler Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 18, 2014
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  • Our Point

    "We had a lovely stay there, the place was very nice as was the people who ran it... We will be back for more weekends, and we know they will be there with smiles and only kind words to share! Very nice people, and couldn't stay at a more beautiful place! When I woke up the next day, I just didn't want to go home! We my husband and our small dog loved it!"
    Guest: SonicBoom Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: September 20, 2014
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  • WONDERFUL BACKYARD VACATION

    "For the last two vacations Paw Paw and I have taken the grands on the vacations of their choosing. This year we decided to spend a little quiet time to ourselves and a little closer to home. This location was PERFECT! We fished everyday- starting at daybreak, resting through the heat of the day then back at it around sunset. We got some beautiful sunset photos from the dock during our stay and the fishing was wonderful. We stood on the deck each evening and watched deer as they visited us and the adjoining properties. There were even a couple of small fawns with the group of ten or so deer who seemed to have very little fear as they watched us watching them between their frolicking and snacking. The cabin was very well maintained and true to its description. Everything we needed as far as kitchen items was available. It was even stocked with plenty of laundry, bathroom and kitchen sundries (although we brought our own). Even though the owners were out of town, they provided us with a contact person who was very nice and helpful in answering our questions. He even found us some life vests to use in the canoe or paddle boat if we chose to go out. One evening we road through town and visited the spillway, surrounding area and Lone Star. We didn't eat out at all because we had brought along more than enough food for the stay. Between this and our trips to obtain live fishing bait, our activities were limited to the dock on the lake and the football games! Very restful and calming indeed. We have told all our family and co-workers about this rental unit and have given them the website address. Thanks Phil for the wonderful home away from home and an atmosphere that definitely what we were looking for. Hopefully we will get to spend another "backyard" vacation in your rental and bring the grands along."
    Guest: MzsHon1e Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: September 25, 2014
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Piney Woods Travel Tips

The Piney Woods of Texas provide great vacation destinations for all those who love the great outdoors. Offering a host of things to do and a comfortable vacation home base from which to explore the area, you can really make the most of your Texas vacation with an away-from-it-all adventure, right here in the Piney Woods.

Great Reasons to Choose Piney Woods Vacation Rentals

Piney Woods vacation home rentals continue to rise in popularity, and there are many good reasons why they may suit you better than a hotel room. Space is the big advantage holiday home rentals have over cramped hotel rooms. For a family, everyone can have their own space to do as they please. Pets are often welcome too.

Vacation homes such as those in the Piney Woods region are found in a variety of great locations. Hotels and motels are typically located on major routes, but vacation homes, log cabins and cottages are often tucked away in quieter residential areas, perfect for relaxing away from it all. Having your own house is also a good choice for travelers on special diets and families who want to eat what they like, when they want it. Comfortable, well-equipped and offering great value for money, Piney Woods vacation homes makes good sense.

Things to Do Around Your Piney Woods Lodging

Piney Woods in East Texas and offer plenty of outdoor recreation in the many preserves and parks around the area. Historic towns steeped in history are scattered throughout Angelina and Nacogdoches counties, full of fascinating museums and historic landmarks to visit. Visit the art and craft shops in Tyler and enjoy the Victorian architecture in this delightful area.

For those who enjoy hiking and cycling, Piney Woods offers unspoiled natural beauty and a host of trails. The nearby Big Thicket National Preserve is a bird-watcher’s paradise. Swimming, fishing and kayaking can all be enjoyed here. Visit the local wineries along the Piney Woods Wine Trail or take a trip on a restored steam engine between Palestine and Rusk. The area also has a number of golf courses for the duffers that want to get in a round or three. Wherever your Piney Ridge lodging may be, the activities are endless and almost inexhaustible.

Delightful Neighborhoods around Piney Woods

Conroe is known as the “Urban Jewel” in the Piney Woods area and is known for its unique history and traditions. With a host of museums and art galleries and many annual festivals, there is always something happening. Nearby, Lake Conroe vacation rentals are on one of the most popular recreational lakes in Texas.

Take a step back in time with a trip to Henderson, named after the first governor of Texas in 1843. Antique stores and specialty shops line the pretty streets. Or take the oilfield driving tour which includes many museums and shops along the way.

For something completely different, head for Shenandoah, Texas. This award-winning city has 38 upscale restaurants and four shopping centers. Attend a concert, or take the family to Splashtown for a day of water slides and wet fun.

How to Get to Piney Woods Vacation Homes

You can fly to Houston to get to your Piney Woods vacation, then rent a car, 4X4 or truck to drive the final hundred miles or so to Piney Woods. Once in the area, hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking and kayaking are the favored modes of transport, but a vehicle is useful for getting around and visiting nearby towns for provisions.

The Best Time to Visit Piney Woods

The summer months in Piney Woods are generally hot and dry, although the shady forests and higher altitude make it very pleasant. Spring and fall are beautiful months to visit, especially during the changing colors of the fall foliage. The wettest months are May and October when some 4-5 inches of rainfall is expected, and the winter months may see some sub-zero temperatures.

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