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"'Shady Springs Guest House "

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Last updated: 04/28/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 1 Bath (Sleeps 4-6)

***Please call or email for week or more quote***
Guest house has 2 bedroom, 1 bath, and has an open family room/dining/kitchen/wood fireplace and is perfect for family gatherings. Car port has patio area with table and chairs, plus second patio area close to the one acre spring fed lake with table and chairs. Patio has gas grill for your use. Concrete table with benches and pit area has 2 concrete benches. July, 2016 Two new docks on our spring feed acre lake. One dock platform close to Guest House where you can sit at a table with two chairs and have coffee, drinks, etc. One large dock off the dam with glider , rocking chair, side table and plenty of room to fish..

Guests are free to roam the woods where wildlife and birds abound. Fishing is available in the lake. Lake is stocked with catfish, bass, and bluegill. Paddle boat may be used. It can be so relaxing to sit on the patios or get in the paddle boat on the lake and just listen to the county sounds. NO SWIMMING in 1 acre lake, Only Fishing,

Cozy guest house in the woods is perfect for a family vacation, long weekend retreat, guys fishing retreat, girls get away, or just get away from the hustle and bustle of town and forget about the 'real world' and relax! Quiet and peace surrounds you in the middle of 'Shady Springs' 85 acres with a gated entrance. We furnish lots of extras. Wood for fireplace, salt, pepper, sugar, flour, some basic seasoning, coffee,tea, paper towels, tissues, etc. All you need is your food, clothes and fishing supplies if you fish.

Located 100 miles east of Dallas, 100 miles west of Shreveport and within minutes of Pittsburg, Mt. Pleasant, Winnsboro and Gilmer. A 45 minute to an hour drive away is Jefferson, Minneola, Canton. All the towns have unique little shops and wonderful antique shops plus beautiful scenic drives along the way.

Some of the best fishing in the area is Lake Fork, Lake of the Pines, Lake Palestine, Lake Holbrook, Lake Winnsboro, Lake Gilmer and more. Guests can experience the country but enjoy the amenities of town.

In the spring fresh strawberries, and the summer fresh peaches, blackberries and blueberries are sold or you can pick your own at nearby orchards. A winery 10 miles away and restaurants are within 15-30 minutes of the farm.

If more than 4 guests there is a cost of $15 per person per night. Welcome to have guests to visit but NO Extra Overnight Guest. No pets allowed.

Check in 3 pm -- Check out 12 noon
Unless other arrangements are made with owner.

Owners live on property and are available if any problems arise.
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Member since: 2012

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/28/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 1200 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    21 years...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    NO GUNS - BB, Air Soft, etc. No off road ATV, etc driving on property....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    smoking outside only. Please use ashtrays on outside tables....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Limited Accessibility

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 3-6

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1


  • Shampoo, hair conditioner, bath soaps, hair dryer

Other Amenities

  • Check in 3 pm Check out 12 noon No Guns - including children BB and Air Soft. ...moreless


  • Books:

    Adults and children Children books bottom of TV cabinet Adults inside Black cabinet...moreless

  • DVD Player:

    Children / Adults...moreless

  • Games:

    Cards and Monopoly Bottom of TV cabinet...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo:

    Inside hall closet...moreless

  • Television:

    1 Great Room - 40' flat screen HD Cable...moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Library:

    Adult & children DVD and VHS inside draws of TV cabinet ...moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    Gilmer, TX 12 miles Pittsburg, TX 18 mile Mt. Pleasant. TX 30 miles Gladewater, TX 25 miles Longview, TX 32 miles...moreless

  • Rural:

    Area Lakes Miles Lake Gilmer 10 miles Lake Quitman 37 miles Lake Bob Sandlin 35 miles Lake Fork 44 miles...moreless

  • Water View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking


  • Dining:

    Place settings for 12. Table cloths, place mats, cloth napkins. In black cabinet....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Central heat and air...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking:

    Car Port...moreless

  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Central air and heat...moreless

  • Internet:

    Wifi available - Deck of owners log home - sometimes lap top will work on Guest House car port & lower concert covered patio by lake. New WiFi hook-up added.6/2016...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Great room/ open area ,kitchen, dinning, fireplace, living area...moreless

  • Parking:

    Covered car port...moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Area that can be made available & electric outlets available...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Soap, spray & wash, bleach and dryer sheets provided...moreless

  • Wood Fireplace:

    Wood - 1st rack on carport furnished. $30.00 to refill. Also wood can use wood for fire pit. ...moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    Slow cooker, electric blender, waffle maker, electric can opener, lots of utensils, etc....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Place settings for 12...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Lots of dishes, cookware. Everything you could need, even for cooking hoilday meals....moreless

  • Microwave:

    on the counter...moreless

  • Oven:

    above stove top...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Sugar, Sweetener packets, Salt, Pepper, Tea, coffee furnished...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    Electric with above oven...moreless

  • Toaster


  • Outdoor Grill:

    Charcoal smoker by Fire Pit Area Gas grill on lower patio...moreless



Write a review 5
from 48 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jan 1 - Dec 31, 2017
2 night min stay
$130 $145
Fri, Sat

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
2 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Tax Rate 6%


For weekly rate please call or email for quote. ****Rate are for 4 people and a fee of $15.00 per person per night for each additional adult up to 6 .

Check out Events and Festivals in East Texas. Examples ; **October - Jamboree 3rd weekend,Gilmore; Tyler Rose Festival; Winnsboro Autumn Trails **December - Christmas events ** Spring - Dogwood and Azalea Trails **Canton Trade Days once a month, yearly.

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 04/28/2017
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40 Miles
Nearest Airport
Longview, TX
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Hwy 271
12 Miles
Nearest Restaurant

Car: Necessary

Small towns with nice shopping and restaurants.

EX: Jefferson,TX48 miles

Winnsboro, TX 22 miles

Mineola, TX 45 mile

Mt. Pleasant, TX 30 miles


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1856

About the owner: Jim & Jodi moved to 'Shady Springs' in 2001 from Dallas, TX. The land has been in the family since the mid 1800's. Jim's mother inherited her part in the mid 1950's and started carving out their little niche in the woods on weekends and holidays. Parents retired and built their home in 1970. Jim designed and built our log home 'Mi Mi's Tree House' on the land in 2001 to be near 90 year old mother. 2005 we redid parents home for guests and family. We live on the property and take care of everything.

Why the Owner Chose Gilmer, TX, USA:
Relax with the peace and quite surrounding you. Lots of fishing lakes close by.

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/28/2017

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Links to more information:



  • Front Electric Gate

    Front Electric Gate

  • Shady Springs Guest House

    Shady Springs Guest House

  • Charcoal Smoker/Grill, Concrete Table and Fire Pit.

    Charcoal Smoker/Grill, Concrete Table and Fire Pit.

  • Trail


  • Trail


  • Dock by Dam across Lake from Guest House

    Dock by Dam across Lake from Guest House

  • Kitchen , Washer & Dryer, Microwave

    Kitchen , Washer & Dryer, Microwave

  • King Bed

    King Bed

  • 2 Double Beds

    2 Double Beds

  • 1/4 Mile Driveway to Guest House

    1/4 Mile Driveway to Guest House

  • Guest House
Iron Table & Chairs on Carport

    Guest House Iron Table & Chairs on Carport

  • Lower Patio by Lake

    Lower Patio by Lake

  • Trail


  • Little Dock by Guest House
Paddle Boat

    Little Dock by Guest House Paddle Boat

  • Dam Dock

    Dam Dock

  • Open Great Room

    Open Great Room

  • Wood Fireplace

    Wood Fireplace

  • Our "Remi"  See comments in reviews by guests..

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This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Friday, April 28, 2017

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