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Lake Whitney - Updated Cabin with Water Access and Hiking!

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Front Covered Porch - w/ rock'n chairs: Perfect early morning spot!

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Last updated: 05/24/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Cabin
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Cabin, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

This cozy lake cabin is nestled in the hills within one of Lake Whitney's most beautiful scenic areas near Rocky Creek on the Bosque County side. This is the perfect weekend place to spend time getting caught up with family, friends, or that special 'someone'.

Lake Whitney has been officially recognized as the 'Getaway Capital of Texas'. Lake Whitney is often compared to a Texas Hill Country lake, but, without all the lake traffic and overbuilt lake shores.

Lake Whitney's 23,500 surface acres of clear blue water and 225 miles of shoreline are sure to satisfy a broad variety of interests for those with recreational interest or just 'getting away'.

Our cabin's South West lakeshore location means easy access from the I-35 corridor and SH 22. Our location is less than a 90 minute drive from most DFW metroplex locations, under an hour from Waco, and no more than 2 hours from Austin. Better yet we are within a short drive to RedCaboose Winery in Meridian, Waco's New Mammoth Park, The Dr. Pepper Museum, mountain biking at Waco's Cameron Park which is 'nationally recognized', Clifton's historical downtown, and much more!

The cabin is fully-equipped with everything you might need to include: 1 queen bed, 1 double bed, 1 single bed, and 1 kids bed. (4 total person maximum limit - 3 adult max or 2 child max). We include all linens as well coffee for your early morning wakeup! If you plan on bringing your pet along, there is a large fenced yard in the back. A house broken pet is allowed inside (1 small/medium 'non-agressive breed' / E-MAIL OWNER PET DETAILS).

Come enjoy the full length patio where conversations are a brewing in the rock'n chairs or enjoy reading a good book in the outside country breeze. There is a screened in porch with tables and chairs to have an outside lunch or dinner (don't forget to ring the brass 'dinner' bell when the meals a coming!)

We have also included an inside and outside CD Player with multi-artist CD's for your listening pleasure. We also provide a good assortment of DVD's as well books to enjoy during your stay.

If you like to keep active or need to have the little ones keep'n busy, here are a few recreational items that we have provided at NO ADDITIONAL COST!

HIKING:
*You can access several miles of hiking trails just down below the cabin. Feel free to walk in either direction with lake access available in multiple points of entry. Be sure to have good shoes should you decide to climb down one of the various canyons for a little cave exploration or try jumping over the running creek!

One of our family favorites is to go hiking at nighttime with our flashlights when the critters come out!

CANOEING:
*You can take out the provided 3 seat canoe down to the lake for exploration or up many of the lakeshore coves. You won't believe the waterfalls and lime-stone caves that you'll find along the edges! Be sure to bring your camera as proof. The canoe can be hand carried down to the lake by two (2) adults. ADULT PARTICIPATION IS REQUIRED AND LIFE JACKETS ARE MANDATORY.

Don't worry as we have provided life jackets to include: 2 small children, 2 youth for 50-90 lbs, 2 medium adults, and 1 large/extra large adult. Don't forget to bring the ores that are located inside the game room closet. LIFE JACKETS ARE MANDATORY.

FISHING:
*Feel free to use the provided fishing poles and go fish with the kids! Our suggestion would be to use a hook with a slip weight above the hook with a bobber about 1-2 feet up the line.

We have provided the fishing gear to get started. If you want to land the 'big' fish, you can stop at any of the local general stores and purchase some live worms, frozen shad, frozen shrimp, or just use a piece of hot dog.

Locations for fishing are easily found in either walking direction. When you catch that 'big' fish, feel free to use the cleaning board that is hung inside the game room.

GAME ROOM:
*Have fun in the outside game room that has been stocked with a foosball table, electronic dart-board, a sleeping cot with checkers(in case you need a little nap!), badminton, and other activities.

The exterior window shutters open up to allow a nice breeze inside during the hot summer months. We have installed a new light inside for use during evening hours. Have fun!

OUTSIDE GAS GRILL / OUTSIDE FIRE PIT:
*Pull up some chairs and enjoy the evening with our outside fire pit (firewood is provided on the patio). PLEASE DO NOT USE IF A BURN BAN IS IN EFFECT. Turn on the gas grill and get those steaks on or that 'big' fish catch, nice and cooked!

HORSE-SHOE PIT:
*Take a throw in our horse-shoe pit! This is a game of skill where many hours can be spent bonding with fellow friends and family members. Remember the rules: 3 points a ringer, 2 points a leaner, and 1 point for the closest shoe. First to get 21 points is declared the winner!

Most of all, our cabin has been designed for 'family' style fun that we hope your family will enjoy as much as ours does. Please relax and leave your stress behind as we expect you'll have as much fun ever at Lake Whitney!

We'll see ya soon!

Keywords: Cabin

Owner

Member since: 2008

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/24/2017

Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 900 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 4
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    1 small non-aggressive breed. Call for details....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Bedroom 1

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  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Child Beds (1)...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1

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  • Walk-in shower. Recently renovated.

Other Amenities

  • Our cabin provides a great central location that gives you more time to enjoy. The surrounding hills and natural limestone terrain offers unique 'hill country' habitat and wildlife such as: exotic birds, squirrels, unique animal, as a variety of native plant species. ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Air Hockey
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Games
  • Video Library

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities

Attractions

  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Spelunking
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Wood Stove

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
 

Reviews

4.8
from 17 traveler reviews
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$135 $150
Fri, Sat

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning Fee $50
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

**3 Day minimum during all Holiday Weekends including Spring Break week (March 10-19, 2017). A $50 cleaning fee is required on all reservations. 3% Add-on charge for PayPal. Minimum 25 years of age requirement for all reservations (NO exception - NO Spring Breakers), 4 guest maximum, as well current residency and citizen of USA. No out of country reservations will be made.

Damage Deposit and 1/2 of the reservation due with the reservation confirmation. Final 1/2 due 2 weeks prior to arrival. Contact owner for additional information. PayPal is accepted although there is a 3% Add-on Fee.


Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Location

Places to go/ things to do at Lake Whitney:

• Lake Whitney State Park: P.O. Box 1175, Whitney TX 76692

• Walling Bend Lake Park: Located on the West shore at mid-lake. From Whitney Dam, go West on 22 and turn right on 56. Proceed a mile then turn right on 2841. The park is at the end of the road. Three-lane boat ramp and swimming area. $2 launch fee. Open all year. Operated by US Army Corps of Engineers . Beautiful cliff views at end of the park and roaming deer.

• Meridian State Park: 173 Park Road 7, Meridian TX 76665,

• Dinosaur Valley State Park: 1629 Park Road 59, Glen Rose TX 76043. See actual dinosaur footprints in the limestone creek bed along with lifesized dinosaur figures displayed in the surrounding trees.

• Waco Mammoth National Monument. A must see for the kids. Actual mammoth bone preservations under roof with the national park service. Steiner Blvd, Waco, TX.

• Cell Block Museum in Hillsboro: The museum served as the county jail until 1983 and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

• Magnolia Market at the Silos: Only a 30 minute drive to see Chip & Joanna Gains newest store in Downtown Waco.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2007

About the owner: Hi. My name is Bryan and live in the DFW Metroplex. Like many folks, I consider myself a 'weekender' looking to get away from the busy and complex city life where I can take the family for a quick adventure. Our place is great for family fun and exploring the beautiful shores of Lake Whitney. Have fun!

Why the Owner Chose Clifton, TX, USA:
We looked for almost 2 years for the perfect weekend lake cabin. The reason we chose this cabin was the unique features of Lake Whitney with the large limestone cliffs and canyons which are spectacular as well the adjacent land owned by the Army Core of Engineer that gives us a natural setting for hiking the surrounding woods and walking the canyon floors in search of fossils.

The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
Sometimes just relaxing on the front porch and taking it easy is perfect. We enjoy cooking on the outside grill and gathering the family around for an outdoor dinner while the wives usually open a good bottle of wine while the men share their college day stories.... We enjoy the dryer climate in which you will see roadrunners, deer, cardinals, racoons, squirrels, sparrows, Texas tarantulas, native live oak, cactus, mountain cedar (juniper), and more.


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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/24/2017

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  • Front Covered Porch - w/ rock'n chairs:  Perfect early morning spot!

    Front Covered Porch - w/ rock'n chairs: Perfect early morning spot!

  • Open living room. Great for catching family movie. DVD and movies supplied!

    Open living room. Great for catching family movie. DVD and movies supplied!

  • Just the right size to cook a little something to eat! Spices are included...

    Just the right size to cook a little something to eat! Spices are included...

  • Updated walk in shower.  Towels and shampoo supplied!

    Updated walk in shower. Towels and shampoo supplied!

  • Great place to sit and enjoy your family meal!

    Great place to sit and enjoy your family meal!

  • Bedroom - 1/2 side of an Xtra large room with queen, double, single, & kid bed.

    Bedroom - 1/2 side of an Xtra large room with queen, double, single, & kid bed.

  • Screen in porch - w/ eating table & chairs, outside CD player, & washer/dryer

    Screen in porch - w/ eating table & chairs, outside CD player, & washer/dryer

  • Limestone cave. Location is in canyon behind the cabin. Camera!!!

    Limestone cave. Location is in canyon behind the cabin. Camera!!!

  • Wow. That's a keeper!

    Wow. That's a keeper!

  • Two cool kids on the Ilusion II. Shouldn't that be in the water?

    Two cool kids on the Ilusion II. Shouldn't that be in the water?

  • Tubes are sometimes best in slow float...

    Tubes are sometimes best in slow float...

  • Lake Whitney dam. Free access for fishing in the Brazos River. Canoe trip!

    Lake Whitney dam. Free access for fishing in the Brazos River. Canoe trip!

  • Kids canoeing in early morning before the boats arrive! Kayaks are included!!!

    Kids canoeing in early morning before the boats arrive! Kayaks are included!!!

  • Walling Bend Park . Favorite local hang-out.  Free access.

    Walling Bend Park . Favorite local hang-out. Free access.

  • Outside Fire Pit - w/ supplied firewood and trail down to lake and hiking.

    Outside Fire Pit - w/ supplied firewood and trail down to lake and hiking.

  • Woods behind the cabin. Take a seat in the hidden bench!

    Woods behind the cabin. Take a seat in the hidden bench!

  • Popular spot for hang'n and chill'n in the water. Short walk around the cove!

    Popular spot for hang'n and chill'n in the water. Short walk around the cove!

  • Way up the river where the cliffs get big!

    Way up the river where the cliffs get big!

  • Walking trails behind the cabin. What's around the corner?

    Walking trails behind the cabin. What's around the corner?

  • Cliff overhang seen from canoe behind the cabin.

    Cliff overhang seen from canoe behind the cabin.

  • Lake cove with Whitney dam in background.

    Lake cove with Whitney dam in background.

  • Nearby lake spot - great place for cooling off!

    Nearby lake spot - great place for cooling off!

  • Cool scenic caynon off of Little Rocky Creek. Public access area.

    Cool scenic caynon off of Little Rocky Creek. Public access area.

  • A sign says it all...

    A sign says it all...

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This listing was first published here in 2008.

Date last modified - Wednesday, May 24, 2017

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