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Modern Cabin, 2 Bed, 2bath, trails, fishing, gun range, remote, fire pit & wood

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

2 Bed/2 Bath Cabin screened porch Ranch near Lake Bridgeport, TX

Besides the cabin, it includes three large barns, all solar, main house with 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, pool with slide. The cabin fishing pond was restocked the last week of November 2016 with an additional 400 game fish. Bring your poles. We recommend live worms and/or a trebble hook with chilled hot dogs. WE DO NOT CHARGE A SEPARATE FEE FOR CLEANING. IT IS INCLUDED IN THE LIST PRICE. For more information call me at 817-807-1811

ANYONE RENTING THE WEEKEND OF AUGUST 19, 2017 WE ARE HAVING A QUINCINERA SATURDAY NIGHT FROM ABOUT 6 P.M. TO 1 A.M. AND YOU WILL BE INVITED TO ATTEND WITH NO COST TO YOU. IT WILL BE ABOUT 1/4 MILE FROM THE CABIN, SO IT WILL NOT CARRY MUCH, if any, SOUND TO THE CABIN. HOWEVER, YOU WILL BE INVITED TO ATTEND AMONGST THE 300+ PEOPLE INCLUDING A LIVE BAND, DANCING, FOOD AND DRINKS.

The ranch is about 4 miles from beautiful Lake Bridgeport, with close landings, beach and fishing. The ranch has about three miles of trails, grazing cattle and horses, wild animals including deer, hogs, coyotes, raccoons, fox, rabbits and more. ATV's are available for rent.

There is a large fire pit for your use close to the cabin, plus a gas grill.

You have access to our private shooting range (guns and/or bow and arrow); plus a well stocked large fishing pond that includes a large fountain.

You will be staying in a solar powered modern cabin with central air, heat, TV's, kitchen, hot tub and other amenities. Enjoy 120 acres of nature, ranch life, cows, deer, plant life, flowers, deer, rabbits and other wild life. Stroll and pick wild tuna from the prickly pear which can be prepared into a large variety of foods and drinks. This 2 bedroom/2 bathroom cabin is 3/4 mile from the county road, but only 4 miles from the City of Bridgeport. Quiet, clean, hiking, camp fire, bring your ATV or horses, fish, and with advance notice shooting range. Washer/dryer, Wi-Fi, cell phone access, hot tub, shower, two bathrooms, two Queen beds, two flat screen TV's, stove, refrigerator, dishes, screened in front porch, fire pits, and 3 miles of riding trails. All blankets, sheets and towels are washed and cleaned before you arrive. Soaps are provided for the washer, showers, sinks and conditioner. A hair drier is provided along with coffee beans, grinder, coffee maker and filters.

Nearby, Lake Bridgeport and public access, Tiger/Lion park, Bridgeport 4 wheeling park, restaurants, two golf courses, tennis, and more. Hablamos Espanol.

The ranch is run almost entirely on solar energy starting February 1st, 2014. Come meet our horses: Campion, Gracie, Yancha, Sugar, Graice's baby Valintina (born the day after Valintines day this year), and the miniature Tune Tune.

WHEN EMAILING US, OCCASIONALLY OUR RESPONSES GO INTO PEOPLES SPAM EMAIL. IF YOU DO NOT HEAR BACK, PLEASE CHECK YOUR SPAM.

Check-in 4 p.m. If you would like early check in or late check out, please contact the owners in advance so we can plan around other guests.

Check-out 10 a.m.

You are in the country and there is a lot of wild life here. It is critical you leave the doors on the cabin closed at all times. It is possible animals and flying insects will get into the cabin if the doors are left open.

We wash the blankets, sheets and covers after each visit.

Included:

Clean Towels, sheets, blankets and extra blankets

Dishes, glasses, eating utensils and cooking utensils

Coffee beans, grinder & coffee pot,

metal sticks for marshmallows, some marshmallows, fire wood outside, and soap for clothes washer, sink dishwasher soap, sink, shampoo, and hand soap.

First aide kit in cabin for minor injuries,

Steel charchol grill and Gas grill and propane provided.

Well water tests fine, but we still put a some bottles of water and soda in the refrigerator.

Two bikes, and backdrop to put targets at the firing range. Use of horse shoes, swing, soccer ball, games, swing, trails, bow and a couple arrows, and more.

POOL: There is a pool next to our house 1/4 mile from the cabin. It has a grill, bathroom, 8' stucco wall (see picture on web site). The house cannot be seen from the cabin. This is available for up to 3 hours for $30. It is up to 9' deep

DOGS: The cabin has a fenced in yard for the dogs. We can only have dogs in the cabin if you commit not to use the towels on the dogs, keep them off the beds and furniture, and keep them from chewing the furniture.

Please note that this is a working ranch. There are animals walking freely on the ranch, and the cabin is located 3/4 mile south of the front gate in an isolated location. There are cattle and horses that roam freely.

MAKE YOUR TRIP INTO A SPECIAL FISHING TRIP on Lake Bridgeport. Expert Fishing Guide Keith Bunch probably knows this very large lake better than anyone. Have an amazing fishing experience:

Keith can schedule half-day trips (4-6 hours) in the morning or afternoon.

The boat can accomodate up to 6 people very comfortably. For larger groups, he can bring in boats from other services.

Rates:

1-3 people

$275 per trip

4-6 people

$275 for the first 3 people, plus $50 per person after the first 3

Trips can be customized to fit your needs.

He provides a complete package, including all your equipment, safety equipment, and bottled water. We even clean and fillet your catch, and take pictures for you! All you will need is a valid fishing license, snacks, and a cooler so you can take your fish home. We also recommend sunscreen, hats and sunglasses (for kids too!).

PLEASE NOTE, THIS IS A RANCH EXPERIENCE. NOT THE BEST PLACE FOR A BABY, THOUGH WE HAVE A BABY PLAY PEN THAT CAN BE USED AS A CRIB FOR $10 PER DAY. ALSO, WE CHARGE ABOUT THE SAME RATE AS A HOTEL FOR ONE ROOM, SO WE DO NOT PROVIDE NEW TOWELS EACH DAY. THERE ARE EIGHT LARGE TOWELS, ETC. AND A WASHER AND DRIER OF WHICH WE PROVIDE SOAP TO WASH CLOTHES OR TOWELS.

More Details

Owner
Rick Lifto
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, spanish, russian, My brother speaks fluent Russian and is available
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 21, 2017

About Rick Lifto

Recently retired, own and operate ranch with our house 1/2 mile south of the entrance. The cabin is another quarter mile south out of view of the main house. We run horses and cattle on the ranch, but they will not bother you and we ask you respect their solitude. We love the country, rodeo's, golf, boating on Lake Bridgeport, swimming, tennis, racquetball, travel and the peace and quiet of the country.

Rick Lifto purchased this cabin in 2010

Why Rick Lifto chose Texas

We bought this ranch from the granddaughter of a man who homesteaded this ranch in 1886. The stone house near the gate was originally part of the property. After we rehabilitated it with the intent to start a winery, the neighbors horse pasture was sold and changed the scenery, so we sold the house to a friend and developed the ranch land. As you arrive at the gate, you will have been provided a special temporary code to open the gate. Or, if you lose the code, just call Rick's cell number which will have been provided.

What makes this cabin unique

If you enjoy solitude, modern comfort, yet the ability to enjoy the country, we believe you will enjoy staying here. You can fish in the pond close to the cabin. It is stocked with catfish, perch, bass, and crappie. Each year we add more fish. In January of , 2017 we added another 400 perch, sunfish, bass, blue gill, & crappie. Due to flooding and loss of much of our fish, we added another 300 catfish and perch in early June 2015, 2016, and 2017. You can keep up to 4 fish to eat for each two days at the ranch. If you stay six days, that would be 12 (all in the same day or spread out). Anything five pounds and above does not count in your number.

Bring your horses, and you can use our corral and trails.

For the ranch bring your ATV, 4 wheeler, or simply enjoy the ranch on hiking the trails, biking, grilling or simply relax around a camp fire. Use the gun range with agreement to abide by the safety agreement. Also, we have bow and arrows for use at the range. We have two flat screen televisions with cable TV, DVD player, movies and Wi-fi. Enjoy an evening soak in the two person hot tub, located in the master bedroom.

Nearby is: Bridgeport Northwest OHV/ATV and 4 wheeling Park

2914 Hwy 101

Bridgeport, TX 76426

940-683-3480 (M-F)

940-683-3685 (Weekends)

www.cityofbridgeport.net/northwest

Amenities

Bridgeport Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , jetted tub , Masterbath includes 2 person hot tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , The second bath has a shower, washer and dryer, toilet, sink
  • Master bathroom has hot tub for two; sink, toilet, sink, towels and queen size bed. Towels and soaps provided.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Includes flat screen TV
  • Master Bedroom has a queen size bed, but keep in mind this is a cabin and the bedrooms are small. There is a couch that can be made into a bed in the living room.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 2 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
For those who have never fired a pistol or shotgun, we offer a one hour class in fire arms, firing three or four different types of pistols and a shot gun. The class takes about one hour. The cost is $50, which covers the bullets, targets, and time for cleaning the guns. It is $12 each additional person which pays for the ammunition and gun cleaning. If your wish to fire an AK 47, it is an additional $8 per person. ATV's available for rent at $75 per day and $8 for gas. If you wish to rent a boat on Bridgeport Lake, you can call Northside Marina and Resort and ask for Jeanne or Alan Kennedy. 940-644-5475. Twana Massage is willing to do massages at the cabin (prices are listed in the brocheres in the cabin. Her number is 940-859-3219 There is a small private airport only a 1.5 mile drive away. We would pick you up if you need a ride.

Reviews

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Modern Cabin, 2 Bed, 2bath, trails, fishing, gun range, remote, fire pit & wood
average rating of 4.9716983 based on 106 reviews
Burleson
5

Didn't want to leave!

  • 5 of 5

It was amazing! The cabin is fully stocked, extremely clean and comfortable. Rick, the owner, makes everything SO easy. He is very quick to respond to questions but does not intrude at all.

It is very private. It has so much to do already set up for you (horseshoes, GIANT fire pit, private gun range, canoe and more). It is worth it to take him up on the use of an ATV for a minor extra fee. It's close to restaurants should you feel like not cooking. Rick can give you some suggestions and I loved the Rooster's Roadhouse in Decatur. There is literally so much to do that next time I want to stay a week!

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words and positive feedback. We look forward to seeing you again. Rick and Dayan
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5

Amazing place, awesome owners

  • 5 of 5

Rick and Dayan are fantastic hosts and the ranch is an amazing oasis. I almost don't want the secret to get out because I want to be able to go every weekend!

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for this feedback.
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4

Weekend getaway

  • 4 of 5

We had a great time, very peaceful out there. Only wish we had more time. With such late check in and early check out, we didn't get to do everything we wanted! Still a great weekend.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your feedback. We try to allow people to check in as early as reasonable; however, it is difficult for us to allow people to check in before 3 p.m. account, our cleaning people take three hours to ensure a very clean and sanitary facility. For the same reason, it is hard for us to allow people to stay later than 11:00 a.m. to allow the cleaning people to ready the cabin for the new guests. Thank you
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Fort Worth Tx
5

Five stars all around !

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I loved getting away from it all. Rick was super friendly and a great host! This place was extremely peaceful and clean! We enjoyed sitting out on the covered patio relaxing, watching the sun rise and set both days. The yard in the back was freshly mowed and the fish pond was extremely relaxing to sit by. I would also suggest getting the 4x4s and going exploring! Cant wait to come back there again!

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review/feedback. We look forward to seeing you in the future.
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4

Loved the down home country feel of a working ranch, very relaxing.

  • 4 of 5

The best family time spent. The cabin was very clean. Great fishing and rides through the ranch on the ATV. Everything you need kitchen was there. All you need is food, fishing poles, and bait. The cabin was fully stocked with anything you might need. The owner is very friendly. We were greeted with a bottle of wine and marshmallows to roast. I would go back.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful place and Ric was a super hoist. If we needed anything he was right there to help. We are definitely planning on a return trip. Had a great time just sitting on the porch and caught some good fish too! Definitely recommend this place 👍

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We look forward to seeing you again in the future.
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Map

Nearest Airport
1 Miles
Bridgeport Airport
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Bridgeport
Nearest Golf
5.2 Miles
Runaway Bay Golf
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 380
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Pronto's
Nearest Beach
3.5 Miles
Lake Bridgeport (size: 17 miles by 5.9 miles)
Car: necessary

Lake Bridgeport is only 4 miles away. It is now full, ready for fishing, swimming and boating. We have a canoe & life jackets that you can rent for $20 per day if you take it off property. Or you can use it on the pond for free.

The cabin is located 3/4 mile south of the nearest county road. The driveway has a newly hard surfaced paved road. The cabin is in a remote quiet location from traffic. You can find the entrance on your GPS map by inputting 831 County Road 3510, Bridgeport, Texas. As you head west on the country road you pass a stone house, a small house next to it, then our gate on your left.

Massage therapist (Twana Massage) 940-859-3219 will travel to the

Elk farm located just south of the Bridgeport country club;

ATV City park;

CARE wild cat park is 4 miles east

Bowie, Texas TRADE DAYS is the weekend preceding the 2nd Monday of each month. Some Venders are also open on Friday.

PLEASE NOTE THAT IF YOU MAKE AN INQUIRY, THE CABIN CAN NOT BE HELD FOR YOU WITHOUT A PAYMENT. We have held it open in the past in this manner and often the person doesn't follow up, thus blocking it for others.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Additional Guest Fee $19 per person per night
Pet Fee $19
Damage Deposit $100

Presuming no damages, $100 damage deposit with be credited upon inspection. Because of prior history with people bringing large numbers of guests and causing damages resulting in extensive time to clean and remedy, we must charge an additional $19 per guest after 4 guests. It is critical you leave the doors on the cabin closed at all times to keep animals and insects out. Thank you. If the reservation is cancelled within 30 days of a reservation, we reserve the right to withhold the deposit ($100). If within two weeks, you risk forfeiture of your entire payment. Though we have not withheld the entire payment in the past, we have found the few times people have cancelled with such short notice, we have lost other rentals.

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.