About the property
- Cottage1500 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 nights
Cottage, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)
Fully furnished cottage overlooks a beautiful spring fed four acre pond. Lakeside Cottage is brand new and has wood floors, farmhouse sink, silestone counters, central heat/air and a beautiful gas log stove for ambiance. Perfect for a family retreat or a romantic getaway. Located on our 250 acre working ranch, Pine Grove Cottage is tucked away on its own corner of the property. A sun room can double as a third bedroom as the daybed there can convert to two twin beds. An open family room/kitchen is perfect for family gatherings. Guests are free to roam the ranch property which includes several small lakes (four to seven acres in size) and large expanses of wooded acreage where wildlife and birds abound. Fishing on the lakes is available on a "catch and release" basis to ensure our fishing stays good for future guests. Lakes are stocked with bass, catfish and brim. Spring Lake has Hybrid Bass and nearby Oak Grove Lake has Florida Bass along with catfish and bream. Just 10 minutes to Los Pinos Ranch Vineyard Winery (Pittsburg) and Bella Stella Winery (Winnsboro).
Paula & Jim Archer
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 19, 2018
About Paula & Jim Archer
Jim and Paula Archer own and operate Lone Star Cattle Company, a working 250 acre ranch in Northeast Texas. Jim is a recently retired Professor of Chemistry and Paula is a recently retired software sales leader for a major corporation. They moved to the ranch over 12 years ago. Jim remains active as a District Governor for Rotary International. He is also Chair of the local ambulance board. Paula raises Shorthorn show calves and breeding stock. She is on the Board of Directors for the Texas Shorthorn Association. Both enjoy sharing the relaxation and enjoyment of the ranch through the vacation rental program.
Paula & Jim Archer purchased this Cottage in 1998
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 a third VRBO guest apartment 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. 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 Cottage unique
We love the peace and quiet, the wildlife and the wonderful neighbors and sense of community in rural East Texas.
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Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Had a great time. All you need to take is food , clothes and fishing gear. Cabin is beautiful and has all the amenities you'll need. We will definitely be back!!
Perfect Weekend Getaway
We came for the fishing and we weren't disappointed! Even though the high that day was 45, the fish were still biting. Lakeside Cottage is a beautiful place to stay and has everything you need to be comfortable. Paula and her husband were great and went out of their way to help us get some more firewood. They were also nice enough to let us stay a little longer on our checkout day so we could get some more fishing in.
Love This Place
We had a great time! We spend a lot of time fishing and just enjoying this awesome guest house.
Beautiful property, wonderful folks and great fishing. Planning the next trip.
We loved it.
Everything was cozy and well planned to make a vacation feel more like home. It was lovely and quiet.
Relaxed, fully stocked, farmhouse style getaway
Wonderfully maintained cottage with homemade preserves and farm fresh eggs in fridge upon arrival! Peaceful property with multiple fishing ponds set up with row boats to use at your leisure. Perfectly located only 10 minutes from a grocery store and about 15 minutes from a classy Los Pinos Winery/Restaurant. Decor favored a comfortable farmhouse style home. Completely stocked kitchen amenities and outdoor grill including a fire pit for s'mores! Owners were very friendly and welcoming! We will definitely come back!
autumn foliage, pond, forests, bird watching, hiking, freshwater fishing, winery tours, scenic drives
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Rates are subject to change until the reservation is confirmed. 6% Tax applied to all stays. Special weekday rates apply for non-holiday stays from Sunday thru Thursday only. Special rates available for a stay of three to six nights. For this property three night rate is $575 plus tax. Rates are for 4 people up to 8 people total occupants can be added for $25/person/stay. 6 adults maximum. Heavily discounted monthly & weekly Snowbird rates available for January and February. Please contact owner for a quote.