Patti and Leon Gallaway
About Patti and Leon Gallaway
We found this "little piece of heaven" in the Piney Woods in 2016, and immediately named it our "Almost Paradise". We built the cabin up on the "mountain" over a year ago. It is our vision to create a quiet space in Nature and to share it with anyone who, like us, wants to experience peace and quiet in the woods. We are constantly evolving our space with more cabins, Tipi Pods, and other adventure-attracting amenities, just enough, but not too much that we lose its beauty and exclusivity. We welcome visitors, families, and groups.
Why Patti and Leon Gallaway chose Frankston
We hail from the Austin area and Dallas/Ft. Worth. When we "refocused" our future, we chose East Texas because we wanted something in Nature, large enough to move around on, yet something we could afford and develop on retirees' income. We are moving slowly but surely toward our goal of creating wonderful possibilities that meet the needs of all who seek the quiet, meditative benefits of Nature - God's Creation.
What makes this Cabin unique
We visited and traversed many properties in the area before we found this piece of property. We chose it because of the tall pine trees and the many hardwoods that inhabit the 42 acres. We did not know but have since been told that we are "out on Sugar Mountain" and we accept that since our acreage has a climb to its "highest peak" where you will find breathtaking views (between the trees) of the surrounding beauty. It's not the Rockies, but it is Texas' answer to "mountain living".
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Great owners, access can be difficult
The owners were extremely caring and hospitable and the property is beautiful. The cabin was a little bit more rustic than we had anticipated and the level of difficulty driving a car on the access road was not mentioned in the listing. However the owners were available and helpful throughout.
The pictures do not do it justice. The property is amazing and the cabin itself is great. All you could need and more. If you're looking to get away and experience some peace and quiet it is the place to go. 10/10 reccomend.
Thank you, Caleb, for the great review. So happy you and your friends enjoyed your trip. Hope to see you again in the future.
Everything we wanted and More
The pictures on this site should be retaken because it looks far more quaint than it actually is. The property itself is so peaceful, and you have to rent the golf cart if you can. Roaming the hills driving through puddles and shooting along was a blast. Hiking it would have been fun too, and we enjoyed walking through everything we did. The generator provided enough for us to make coffee supplied by the hosts, they provide propane for the coleman grill so you can make anything you normally would at home. The showers at the bottom of the hill were somewhat small but hot which was appreciated. All in all, it was definitely the Glamorous side of Camping. Leon was friendly and kind, a blast to talk to, and has put together a stellar property. The inside mattress was sturdy enough for me (I'm a big guy) and the deck mattress was fine for the kiddos. Do yourself a favor, at this price it's a steal, get yourself there and enjoy. Leon and Patti, you are the best, we hope we can come again soon.
An amazing escape with wonderful hosts!
It was a beautiful cabin on an equally beautiful property that really felt like a little home away from home by the time I left. Leon was a fantastic host, coming to fix the heater when it wouldn’t light and helping me get all the things i packed into the cabin. I didn’t get the chance to talk to Patti but I’m sure she’s just as lovely and welcoming, I’ll have to come back to meet her officially!
So happy you found what you needed at the Tree House Rustic Cabin. It’s even more beautiful as the trees begin to leaf out so come back soon! Thank you for being so neat and considerate of leaving the cabin clean and orderly!
Leon and Patti were so hospitable and helpful. The cabin was enchanting, peaceful and clean. My boys and I enjoyed going on nature hikes, sitting by a fire outside, stargazing, and playing board games on the screened in porch. It was the perfect way to get away from it all!
This trip was so awesome I wouldnt think twice about coming back. Patti and Leon have hearts of gold
Patti and Leon made the stay feel like home. The cabin was awesome with everything you needed for a much needed getaway from the city. I would not think twice about coming back. Bless your hearts Patti and Leon you guys are awesome people.
The Rustic Cabin is located deep in the Piney Woods surrounded by beautiful pine trees and hardwoods. We are 5 minutes from the little town of Frankston TX where groceries and gas are plentiful. There is a Family Dollar, a Dollar General, and a Dairy Queen in town and two very nice cafes.
We are only 25 miles from Tyler TX where there are many attractions including the Tyler Rose Festival and many other local festivals and tourist sites.
We are also 25 miles from Palestine, the county seat of Anderson County. Palestine has many historic sites to visit, antique stores, a few great restaurants, and the Texas State Railroad, Davey Dogwood Park, and the Museum for East Texas Culture.
We are about 10 minutes from Lake Palestine where all kinds of water sports and fishing are available.
We are about 20 miles from Athens TX where the Texas Fresh Waters Fishery is located, plus the Athens Scuba Park, and the New York Texas Zipline Adventures. There is also a great fishing lake.
Yes, we are in the Heart of East Texas! Come stay in a unique Rustic Cabin and enjoy the Piney Woods and all the sites.