Perfect for Reunions, Retreats and Relaxing! Plenty of Space for groups!
About Melissa Fortner
We have been married for over 20 years and have always enjoyed vacationing with each other, extended family and friends. We are very excited to provide a home away from home for our family and yours!
Melissa Fortner purchased this House in 2018
Why Melissa Fortner chose Gun Barrel City
We have been blessed to be in a family that has had 82 consecutive years of having a family reunion on the lake. There have been many wonderful memories made with multiple generations each year. We want the tradition to continue. We are beyond blessed to purchase this property that will be in the family for generations to come and bless many others along the way. There were hundreds of homes to choose from, but this one stood out as THE one that we could envision many future memories being made with friends and family. We have named it Fortner Point to keep the name in the family since we have three girls that will someday marry and leave their maiden names behind.
What makes this House unique
This home is 38 feet tall, the tallest structure in Gun Barrel City. It is three stories and every room has a view of the lake. Two wrap around porches and a location on the end of the channel offer a country feel less than an hours drive from downtown Dallas.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Great Company Retreat
Our company had our annual retreat at Fornter Point. The home is so spacious that everyone had their own space and felt comfortable. Every detail is thought of in the house. From the decor down to the kitchen items. We had a chef come in and cook for us one day in the large kitchen. We catered another night and the huge kitchen island was great to set up food on. The kitchen has TWO LARGE sinks and TWO DISHWASHERS! That really helped when it came time to clean up. We had around 22 guests, and again there was room for everyone to sit down and eat very comfortably. The yard space is amazing with a industrial volleyball net, fire pit (we made smores!) and a double decker dock. We rented a boat for the days we were there and kept it there overnight so all of our team could enjoy. Some of our group sun tanned during the day on the 2nd story dock while others used it to watch the sun rise/ sun set each day. Let's not forget the wrap around porches on each level. Those were where we had some great conversations. The Fortners were great hosts and answered all my questions and even mailed me a few important documents I left behind. If you have a big group or family this place has it all. Reserve it, you won't regret it!
Much needed down time
This property was so open inside and out.
Even though there was several people in my group i could still find a spot to be alone, read and take in the views.
GREAT Guy's Weekend
I had 12 of my friends spend the weekend primarily to network and discuss investments, etc. By the end of the weekend, everyone was exchanging numbers, etc. We really bonded. We had SO MUCH fun hanging out in the house with TONS of space to break into different groups, play poker, etc. We spent a lot of time on the boat dock, sitting on the swing and just catching up on things all while being in the shade. The floor of the lake is sandy, not mossy which was nice. We had a boat so we were able to take it to the new "Vernon's" restaurant and play corn-hole, grab a bite and a few drinks. Sunsets and sunrises on the boat dock were AWESOME! The whole atmosphere of this place is fun and every detail thought out. I've stayed at other lake houses on Cedar Creek and they mostly look like a house in Plano put on the water. This place makes you feel like you're at Key West or something! We will definitely be back!
We are glad you enjoyed your stay! I appreciate the videos and pictures of the group having a good time (especially the drone footage).
Great lake house for a large family
Our family ( ages 72 down to 4) had a great time at this house. We brought our own boat and loved having the dock and lift to use. Enjoyed swimming, paddle boarding and kayaking around the lake. Kitchen and living space are huge and nicely updated. Overall great house for our large family for the long weekend. Thanks to the Fortners for sharing it with us.
The perfect piece of paradise!
This is one of my families favorite places to be! It is perfect for big groups and they have thought of everything to fully stock this vacation home!! It sleeps so many people very comfortably! I love the touches the new owners have added like all of the patio furniture and swings and the lounge chairs on the dock! We just left and are already counting down the days till next years reunion!! Thanks Melissa and Tony for everything!
It's wonderful to have repeat guest and your input on how you have enjoyed the new touches. Family time is the most special time! So happy you enjoyed your stay.
Perfect family reunion
This property has everything a large family needs to enjoy a long weekend. Nothing was for want, everything we needed was here. The house and equipment was clean as a whistle. The bed linens were freshly washed and the bathrooms and kitchen were spotless. Very impressive. Thank you.
That is our goal to provide a clean, comfortable place for you to relax and unwind! I'm glad we were able to meet your expectations! We would be happy to host your family again!
This property is right on the edge of town so if you want to enjoy a night in town at a restaurant you are just minutes away or else you can make a quick trip to the grocery store or Walmart for all your necessities without winding around the entire lake just to get back to town. Walmart and Brookshires are less than 5 miles away. Yet, you are secluded out on the point so you can relax away from city life. Canton Trade Days is only a short 20 minute drive straight up Highway 198.