Lodge, Cabin on 25 Wooded Acres Near Edom, Ben Wheeler Artists, Canton, I-20
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Property type:Bed And Breakfast
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
A unique B&B nestled on 25 E TX piney wooded acres on 675' highest point to gulf coast with amazing views of nature.
Jeffrey Lee Basehore, Architect, designed Dragonhead to be environmentally responsible & resource-efficient. Stay at the Cedar CABIN at foot of the hill or at LODGE at the end of a ridge with wonderful views. Book both for larger group.
The LODGE: 1,500 sq. ft. with 2 wheel chair accessible bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, common kitchen & living spaces; with a huge loft with sleeping, game & reading areas.
OPTIONS: Lease North &/or South Room, plus Loft. Sleeps 10+.
DRIVING HILL to Lodge? Front or 4-wheel drive vehicle recommended. ASK about driving steep dirt road hill OR owner transport to top.
CEDAR CABIN: Sleeps 1 to 5+. 900 sq. ft. at the foot of the hill with 1st Floor & loft bedrooms, kitchen, 1 bath, living areas & 400 sq. ft. of outside deck area.
OUTSIDE LIVING/STAGE AREAS: 700 sq. ft. under covered area with fireplace and great views. Park areas w swings, horseshoes, climbing rocks, hammocks, alter, etc
RATES from $85 to $300 per night, per room or Cabin or Lodge. $500/night for both. SPECIAL RATES for groups, 4+nights, no breakfast discount, catering & tours.
MAIN HOUSE: Options for special Events or Retreats: 2,500 sq ft with use of gathering areas, main kitchen, 1 bedroom or away room, 3 bathrooms, 2 upstairs sitting areas, 1st floor back porch & large 2nd floor deck overlooking view & Neches River bed.
•Kid & FAMILY Friendly
•Wireless Internet (Inside & Out)
•Group Rates for Church, Family, Business Retreats
•Fire Circle in Open Meadow w Hammock Hangout, surrounded by deep woods
LOCATION: East of the Edom & Ben Wheeler Artists' communities, between Canton & Tyler, TX.
-11 Mi south of I-20, Exit 540
-Edom & Ben Wheeler Artists' Communities featuring festivals, weekly music venues/jams & great Food.
-Tyler (15 Mi) with Rose Garden, Festivals, museums, parks, zoo...
-Canton (18 Mi) boasts First Monday Trade Days with 1,000s of vendors.
-Lake Palestine (20 Mi) offers Rowdy Dowdy Big Fish Round-Up, 903-363-6633, with barge riding, fishing; Fish fry option seperate; Marina, waterpark, etc
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Member since: 2014
- 2500 sq. ft.
- Bed And Breakfast
- Bed & Breakfast
- Catering Available
- Breakfast - Booking Possible
- Lunch - Booking Possible
- Dinner - Booking Possible
- Car Available
- Events Allowed
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Children Welcome:
- Pets Not Allowed
Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20, Beds for 16-20
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms
- Away From It All
- Tourist Attractions
- Botanical Garden
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Water Parks
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Miniature Golf
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Mountain View
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Basketball Court
- Equestrian Events
- Freshwater Fishing
- Golf Privileges Optional
- Water Skiing
- Water Tubing
- Child's Highchair
- Dining Area
- Seating for 10 people
- Air Conditioning
- Hair Dryer
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
- Towels Provided
- Coffee Maker:
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Pantry Items:
Deck / Patio:
CABIN has front deck with table, porch swing, lots of room. LODGE has outdoor covered Living Area perfect for Wedding Ceremony, Jams, Reunions, etc. MAIN House has upper deck & back porch. ...moreless
- Lawn / Garden:
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My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Fri, Sat, Sun
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $50
- Tax Rate 7.25%
CANCELLATION Policy is intended to be fair to our guests, yet prevent loss of income to our business. Due to our small size, cancellations do affect us significantly. Once we reserve space for you it is removed from market. Cancellation refund/fee schedule: No Refunds given for Group Rates; Extended Stay; Special Event Dates including *1st Monday Weekends, Holidays & Edom Festivals (3rd Weekend of Apr & Oct). Refund Policy: Up to 21 days prior to scheduled arrival date for a full refund less $35 (per room, loft) cancellation fee. Cancellations with less than 21 days notice will forfeit full deposit. Cancellations less than 14 Days, forfeit FULL RESERVATION CHARGE
CLEANING FEE: $50, waived w 2+Nights.
ALCOHOL on the property is restricted to Adults over 21 years of age, with moderation.
DISORDERLY CONDUCT not allowed.
SMOKING: We are a Smoke Free facility.
Credit Card via Intuit. 50% Due at booking; Balance due 7 days prior to check in.
$50 Cleaning Fee. Waived with 2+ Nights Stay.
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-ARTIST COMMUNITIES in Edom & Ben Wheeler with Artists, Music, Great Food & Festivals
-Tues Night Pickin' at the Shed Jam Session
-The Old Firehouse Acoustic Concerts & Indy Films
-Blue Moon Gardens
-Blueberry Hills Farm a Family Favorite, May-July
-Canton's First Monday Trade Days the largest in world.
-Tyler Rose Festival, the Rose Capital of the World.
-Rowdy Dowdy Big Fish Round-Up barge rides & fishing
Year Purchased: 1984
About the owner: INNKEEPERS: Jeffrey Lee Basehore, Architect, & Kathy Holdway. Dragonhead Retreat is a labor of love for Kathy and Jeff, blending their strengths and dreams, personally and professionally, to create a unique bed & breakfast, designed to be energy efficient, with nature and art at every turn. “I always wanted to live in a tree house!” is Jeff’s response when B&B guests comment that it feels like they are on top the trees. From the B&B point of view: Hospitality comes easily to the innkeepers! Kathy puts folks at ease with her humor and storytelling. Jeffrey Lee’s calm spirit and good nature ensure every guest's comfort. Their songs and music bring harmony. Both were raised in large families where “everyone was welcome at the table.' They kept that tradition going with daughters Faith, Alex and Jessi with monthly gatherings bringing multi-generational, diverse folks together for jam sessions, food, laughter and friendship. Joy in harmony: B&B guests frequently make a point to drop by Edom for Tuesday night jam sessions and/or April, June, Oct or Nov Artisan Trails or Festivals to hear the Innkeepers sing/harmonize and play instruments with friends. Guests often request on-site jam sessions to highlight their stay. Professionally speaking: Kathy's has spent 35+ years training/ empowering leaders and building the capacity of nonprofit agencies. She’s founder & president of A Circle of Ten, Inc.-Network for Collaboration and teaches a monthly 3-day grant writing seminars on site. It’s common for Dragonhead guests to return to the B&B for professional development. Jeffrey, an Architect with 35 years specializing in energy-efficient design, technologies and construction of homes, churches and businesses, is renowned for his artistry in creating beautiful structures. Dragonhead Retreat exemplifies this. Both are active in the Edom Area Chamber of Commerce working to increase artist and business opportunities in the area.
Why the Owner Chose Ben Wheeler, TX, USA:
Jeff bought the 25 acres in 1975 and built the Cabin in 1981 & Lodge build in 2008 to reflect beauty and function in nature. The B&B's Lodge and Inn Keepers' Main House were built in 2008 reflecting an emphasis on energy efficient, sustainable and alternative building systems. Plans are pending for an Eco-Environmental Arts & Education Center with cabins, amphitheater and trails. The structure and lay of the land reflect Jeff's MOTTO as an Architect: Creating designs around the way you live, work and play, balancing beauty, aspirations and your environment.
The Unique Benefits at this Bed And Breakfast:
Multiple Outside Decks, Porches, fireplaces, swings, hammocks, meadow, woods, trails, ... offer room to spread out and roam. KIDS DELIGHT in scavenger hunts, ping pong, butterfly nets, rock climbing, tonka trucks & 'SMore Kits. ON-SITE INN KEEPER adds security. MAIN HOUSE offers larger reception, party, bridal suite space. BREAKFAST included with 'Top of the World' View OR ask for No Breakfast discount. GROUP RATES, Multiple night Benefits. JAM SESSION or Sing-a-Long upon request. TAILORED RETREAT For groups of Artists, educators, etc include catered lunch, dinner and inclusion in Edom's Festivals.
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Links to more information:
- CLICK HERE - Dragonhead Retreat Web Site
- CLICK HERE - Check out Guests photos and comments, plus opportunities for memories to be made.
- CLICK HERE - A quaint little artist community filled with honest-to-goodness country cookin', fine arts, antiques & Southern hospitality. Festivals & Events in April, June, Oct & Nov. Weekly Jam Sessions
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Cabin Sleeps 7+; Lodge Sleeps 10+; View inside Cabin & Basehore Architecture.
Cabin: Ladder to loft. Kitchen to far left.
Potters' Brown sink thru out Cabin & Lodge reflect Edom Artists' Community.
LODGE. Atop 675' hill. Outside Living Room, Porches, Decks, nature galore.
Swing in rock garden is favorite spot to read or rest from 25 acre walk.
The Bride-to-be with friends & loved ones in Outside Living Area.
LODGE: North Room w King Size Bed. Southroom w twin beds; 2 full ADA bathrooms.
MAIN HOUSE: View from upper deck & site for morning coffee, late night jams, etc
4 Generations look to Ardmore, OK from deck in huge oak, walnut, dogwood trees!
Our drive way. Watch for deer.
CABIN: Entry way into living room
Cabin: From Living room into full bathroom.
Living Area in Cabin. Sofa is a sleeper.
Kids Delight. Lodge in back ground.
Outlside Living, Jam, ... Area. Lodge door & windows to Left.
Lodge Loft: From Libray Nook to sleeping & reading areas. Kitchen down below.
MAIN HOUSE breakfast dining with Musicians from Edom's Old Firehouse Concert
Scavenger hunts are a favorite! Memories are made here!
This listing was first published here in 2014.
Date last modified - Thursday, December 01, 2016
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