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Lake Texoma Guest House

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The Depot and Train

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Last updated: 07/26/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Come stay at the Depot on Lake Texoma, a truly unique vacation destination. The Depot was built using old plans for an MKT Rail Road Depot. The Depot is furnished with a relaxed mix of antiques, train memorabilia, and comfortable furniture designed with your enjoyment in mind. A fully equipped kitchen with sub zero refrigerator, Jenn Air range, convection oven, and dishwasher bring the luxury of home to the relaxation of Lake Texoma.

Parked on a length of track alongside the Depot is the Missouri Pacific Business Car #3.

The car originally was built in St. Louis, MO. in 1927 to be used as a business car for Missouri and Pacific executives. It was rebuilt in 1947 and was in active use until it was dry-docked in a railroad storage yard in Sedalia, MO. in 1957. In 1965, Mr. E. B. Chapman of Sherman, TX bought the car to use as a guesthouse on his lots on Lake Texoma. He had the car shipped by rail to Pottsboro and then moved by flat bed truck to his lake lots and finally parked on a stretch of track. The MOPAC business car #3 is 81 ft 4 3/4 in long, 10 ft wide, 14 ft 8 in high and weighs about 135,000 pounds. The car was designed to accommodate 7 guests and two crew.

The train is not part of the rental, but tours of the train are available for Depot guests.


Keywords: guest house, Bed & Breakfast, depot, bungalow, lake house, romantic getaway, train car, Missouri Pacific, Fishing getaway, Outdoor activities, train

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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 4-5

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Train antiques, Missouri Pacific Train car #3. Train car tours can be arranged....moreless

Entertainment

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Marina
  • Restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Sight Seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer:

    Shared and located across the parking area...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    No Housekeeping. Fresh linens offered every three days or upon request....moreless

  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils

Outside

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Labor Day Holiday
Sep 1 - Sep 5, 2016
3 night min stay
$155
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$115 $140
Fri, Sat, Sun
$750 $3,000
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $150
  • Cleaning fee $50
  • Tax Rate 6%

Notes:

7 night stay without a holiday is discounted to $730.00 per week

7 night stay during holiday is discounted to $910.00 per week

Monthly Rates upon request


Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Last updated: 07/26/2016
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Location

Car: Necessary

Easy boat launch on either side of the peninsula at Highport or Light House Marinas. 30 minute drive to Choctaw Casino.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1982

Why the Owner Chose Pottsboro, TX, USA:
We have always loved the weekends camping, fishing and swimming around Lake Texoma after long weeks working in Dallas. In 1982 we bought the MOPAC train car and spend most every weekend staying in the train and enjoying the lake. As our family grew, we built the Depot in 1988 for the added comfort and space. After years of commuting between our jobs in Dallas and the relaxing lake life on the weekends, we decided to move our family to Texoma. We moved to the Lake in 1998 and enjoyed living in the Depot for a few years as we built our home. Since that time, family and friends have stayed in the Depot while visiting. Now we open our guesthouse to visitors to Lake Texoma. Whether for a weekend, a week, or even longer, you will enjoy your stay at the Depot on Lake Texoma. Our guesthouse is fully furnished and comfortable for a romantic weekend for two, spa weekend for the girls, or a fishing trip for the guys or a golf excursion for everyone or really any activity of your choice. We will be delighted to share our property with you. Tours of the amazing Missouri Pacific Business Car #3 can be arranged if you would like to see how the business men of the railroads traveled earlier in the last century. Please join us. Rest, unwind, and enjoy life at the Lake. Kindest regards, Richard & Susan Rawlins

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Striper fishing is the best. The fishing tournaments on Lake Texoma are a challenge for all skill levels. Swimming on the beaches of the islands is a summer classic. Gambling at the wonderful new Chocktaw Casino is just 30 minutes away.


Contact us

Speaks: english

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Photos

  • The Depot and Train

    The Depot and Train

  • Living Area

    Living Area

  • Kitchen

    Kitchen

  • Bedroom #1

    Bedroom #1

  • Bed room #2

    Bed room #2

VRBO #307975

This listing was first published here in 2010.

Date last modified - Friday, August 05, 2016

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  • Sleeps
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  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Property type
    House
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Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
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  • Calendar last updated 07/26/2016

(903) 786-5527 (Texas, USA)

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Lake Texoma Guest House

Pottsboro, TX, USA #307975

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