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Treehouse: Romantic Hideaway on Private Lake

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 800 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Studio Apartment with 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 1-2)

Relax in style! Take a break at our beautifully appointed Treehouse in East Texas.

Treehouse is located in a forested section of a 135 acre ranch. It is a cozy upstairs getaway with a queen bed, sitting area, full kitchen and bath with commanding views of the 8 acre lake below. Situated on the second floor of the owner's detached carriage house, Treehouse offers a private deck where guests can sit and take in spectacular views of the lake. It features windows, windows and more windows opening to the surrounding woods and hence, the tree house feel. Accommodations at Treehouse are first class and include luxury bedding with Egyptian cotton sheets. Satellite TV with DVD library and a DSL hook-up let you reconnect with the world outside if desired.

A picnic table and gas grill sit on a large dock out in the lake and make for a wonderful dining experience just a short walk from Treehouse. Guests can hike and picnic throughout the 300 acre ranch. Because the ranch sits between two vegetation zones, it is a great area for birdwatching. For those who enjoy fishing, the lake behind Treehouse is stocked with Florida bass, bream and catfish. Guests can also fish on a variety of fully stocked lakes/ponds throughout the property. All fishing is catch and release to ensure our fishing remains good for future guests. Each has a dock and most have boats and/or canoes for getting out on the lake.

The owner will provide interested guests with a tour of the ranch where prize winning Shorthorn show cattle are raised. Miniature horses and tiny pygmy goats are also a great hit... especially if there are baby goats to pet.

Located within 15 minutes of Pittsburg, Gilmer and Winnsboro, guests can experience life in the country but also enjoy the amenities of a town. In the Summer, fresh peaches, blackberries and blue berries are sold at nearby orchards. Golfing, a winery and a variety of restaurants are within 15 minutes of the ranch. There is also a SPA in nearby Winnsboro for those who want to pamper themselves while visiting. For antique shoppers, there are many shops within 15 to 30 minutes of the ranch.

Keywords: Cabin

More Details

Owner
Paula & Jim Archer
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2018

About Paula & Jim Archer

Jim and Paula Archer own and operate Lone Star Cattle Company, a working 110 acre ranch in Northeast Texas. Jim is a retired Professor of Chemistry and Paula is a retired software sales representative. They moved to the ranch 20 years ago. Jim serves on the college foundation board. He is a past District Governor for Rotary International and continues to serve actively in that organization. He is also Chair of the local ambulance board. Paula gardens, makes jam and other goodies from the fruits and vegetables she grows and also makes wine for her own enjoyment. She has a flock of chickens which provide fresh eggs for the family and extras for purchase by friends and ranch guests. Jim and Paula enjoy sharing the relaxation and enjoyment of the ranch through the vacation rental program.

Paula & Jim Archer purchased this apartment in 2000

Why Paula & Jim Archer 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 Treehouse and a Bed & Breakfast to allow larger groups to stay. 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 but each property can have its own privacy. Our return rate is very high so many of our guests have come to view the ranch as their own special place in the country...without all the hard work!

What makes this apartment unique

A stay at the ranch is a chance to step away from the stress and demands of everyday life and truly relax. The ranch provides a great opportunity to enjoy the out of doors and the seasons. With woodlands and lakes throughout a wide variety of birds and wildlife can be spotted. Fishing on one of the many ponds throughout the property is a great way to relax. On the other hand, all the adventures of Northeast Texas are just a short drive away as we are located in the heart of the area and only a 10 to 15 minute drive to 3 nearby towns: Pittsburg, Winnsboro and Gilmer.

Amenities

Pittsburg Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Full refund for cancellations at least 30 days prior to arrival. No refunds within 30 days of arrival date.
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • pier fishing

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(43 traveler reviews)

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Treehouse: Romantic Hideaway on Private Lake
average rating of 4.9534883 based on 43 reviews
Carrollton, TX
5

All facilities were very clean and Paula and Jim could not have been any more accommodating and kind

  • 5 of 5

Both of the houses we stayed in were quite lovely in their own way. We enjoyed our time in each tremendously. The grounds were beautiful and very peaceful. We are amateur birders and saw more species on this property than we have ever seen anywhere else in a comparable amount of time. We also saw several new birds that we have never seen before. We highly recommend this property!

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

it was awesome!

  • 5 of 5

we had a very enjoyable stay at the Treehouse. Perfect peaceful setting, comfortable lodging, friendly hosts. We hope to return sometime and stay in one of the larger guest houses. Highly recommended!

Ronnie & Patty Krakosky

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Treehouse

  • 5 of 5

Very nice property and enjoyed our stay. The unit had everything we needed and it was a real plus that they had boats for fishing.

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Treehouse was great!

  • 5 of 5

We were very happy with our stay at the Treehouse. The accommodations were perfect and the property was beautiful! We loved being able to fish and enjoyed the serenity. The Archers were very gracious hosts.

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

very nice and clean room! we had a great time. Thank you!!

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful stay!

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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5

very nice and peaceful

  • 5 of 5

Everything was great. The Treehouse was clean, the preserves were great, the property was peaceful and the lake/fishing was great.

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Tyler
Nearest Barpub
13 Miles
Pittsburg
Nearest Golf
14 Miles
Pittsburg Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
13 Miles
Pittsburg
Car: necessary

Treehouse is on a 200+ acre ranch. Owner can provide a tour of the ranch to interested guests.

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Rates & Availability

Available
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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 6.0%

Rates are subject to change until confirmed.
6% Tax applied to all stays.
Weekday rates apply only for stays from Monday thru Thursday nights and for non-holiday stays.
Heavily Discounted Monthly Snowbird rates available for January and February. Please request rates from owner.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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