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Luxury Retreat in the North Texas Horse Country

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath, (Sleeps 8)

Hidden in the Cross Timbers area of North Texas, Rancho Sereno is a 165 acre private ranch and wildlife preserve. Located on the ranch is the Inn at Sandy Creek – overlooking native prairie, indigenous hardwoods and a three acre lake stocked with bass.

The Inn is designed in contemporary Texas vernacular style with expansive porches and beautiful views of the surrounding country. The interiors were created by a recognized San Francisco design firm with a level of sophistication not usually found in a property of this size.

Located approximately 1 hour from the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex and 10 minutes from Lake Texoma, the Inn is in the heart of horse country within minutes of the most recognized trainers and breeders of quarter horses in the United States.

The Inn is the perfect spot for a weekend retreat with family and friends and an elegant headquarters for horse owners and professionals visiting the area. The owners’ accomplished broodmares and their foals are at home here and will greet you when you arrive.

Keywords: Inn, cottage, casita, bed and breakfast

More Details

Lisa Maberry
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 12, 2017


Whitesboro Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 queen
  • Queen size Beds (2)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • churches
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
Our nightly room rates are all-inclusive. Sandy Creek bisects Rancho Sereno and separates the Inn and the reining horse breeding operation from the ranch’s 115 acre wildlife preserve. Guests are welcome to hike through the wildlife preserve. The five acre private lake was designed by a well known wildlife biologist and fisheries expert and is stocked with an appropriate food chain at the top of which are Florida and native largemouth bass. Guests are encouraged to fish the private lake on a catch and release basis. The ranch asks that fisherman use every reasonable effort to release the fish without harm. These fish have a short memory, so you may catch one twice! Guests are welcome to observe our reining horses and can tour the barn with the owners. Please, for you safety do not visit with the horses without the owners supervision.


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Luxury Retreat in the North Texas Horse Country
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews

Beautiful country and accommodations

  • 5 of 5

The pictures do not do this place justice! It's really quite wonderful, peaceful, and relaxing. Our group of eight (4 adults and 4 teens) enjoyed our stay and wish we could have stayed longer.

  • Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful property

  • 5 of 5

The photos do not do it justice. Came here on a weekend with a few friends as a retreat and was not disappointed at all. Beautiful scenery and amazing accommodations. Would definitely recommend.

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great, relaxing stay.

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect get away for the family. We had 6 of us ranging from a toddler to 70. The property has 2 separate bedroom cabins and then the main lodge set in the back of the property. This created a fantastic relaxing atosphere and tons of privacy. The best part is the stocked pond. In the 2 days of fishing, we caught 100+ fish, including some very nice bass and catfish. Lisa was very welcoming and a great host. We will definitely be coming back.

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, peaceful retreat

  • 5 of 5

I have only praise, and my family will definitely stay there again. We had a wonderful time. The guest cottages are in great shape, clean, and luxurious. I was a little confused by the multiple cottages when I looked at the website, as it wasn't immediately clear to me whether other families might be there at the same time. But although there are multiple cottages, they're really like one home separated into three units. The two bedrooms (each with lovely bathrooms) are in their own cottages separate from the living/cooking area (which also has a nice bathroom). All three were included in our rental, so the way the cottages are set up is private and convenient for those who want to sleep in after others awaken. The pond is right next to the cottages, and it is well-stocked with plenty of big fish. My oldest happily fished all weekend. The large yard next to the cottages was big enough for a family football game. The property is surrounded by trees and has walking trails to explore. The owners' home is far enough away that the cottages feel secluded and private. The owners were friendly and laid back, while clearly also being available to help if we needed anything. They gave us some suggestions on restaurants and took my younger two children out to feed the gorgeous horses, which my kiddos loved. My family is already planning a return visit, and we hope to make it a tradition.

  • Submitted: Dec 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Serene Retreat

  • 5 of 5

Lisa and Mike were very gracious hosts and greeted us upon our arrival to show us around the Inn. The casitas were well equipped with extremely comfortable beds, towels and toiletries. The main room is where we spent most of our time and took advantage of the great kitchen, which was fairly well equipped for a rental. The outdoor patio had a grill and outdoor furniture which was perfect for our gathering in the late afternoons. The peaceful atmosphere of the property was the most enjoyable part of our experience. We were lucky to have Lisa give us a tour of her pastures and were able to visit her horses too. The scenery was like a postcard. There was not much rustic to the trip since all of the accommodations were quite luxurious. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Car: necessary

Located on a breeding farm in the heart of North Texas Horse Country


Rates & Availability

Whitesboro Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100 + Tax
Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 8.5%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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