Classic Family Ranch House -- Relax with Incredible Views(14 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Property type:Farmhouse
- Pets considered:Ask Owner
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
Ranch house that sleeps 12-hills, ponds and creek on premises; Close to activity
The home has 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Sleeping has been arranged so that 12 people fit in beds. The home is often used for large family get-togethers and reunions, where several generations enjoy family time, the outdoors, and the amazing scenery of East Texas. Kids love to set up tents and 'camp' under the trees surrounding the home. The property is ideal for these family times, but would also be great for church or company retreats, scrap-booking or quilting weekends, or a romantic escape from it all.
Bedroom accommodations include a room with a double bed, a room with 2 queen beds, and a room with two twin beds. A large living room has been set up to accommodate guests in a king bed and a queen sleeper sofa. The family room also has a sleeper sofa. There is seating for 12 with 6 at a dining table and 6 at a kitchen bar area.
Outside, there is a picnic table under the covered patio. There is a bar-b-que grill and fire pit available outdoors, as well as several portable chairs.
One of the best aspects of this rental is the 250 acre ranch land that is part of the experience. There are three ponds, and you are sure to spot turtles resting in the sun at the ponds. The pond closest to the home has an aluminum boat for rides on the pond -- offering fun for children or romantic escapes for couples. An early morning or afternoon stroll to observe wildlife and experience the tranquility of the outdoors is a great way to spend some time in the country. Bird-watchers can find wood ducks, woodpeckers, mockingbirds, and several other native species of birds from East Texas. Other wildlife can be seen on a hike down to the creek. Though the water level varies with drought and rain conditions, there is always a stream of water in the natural creek. An old wooden bridge (for foot traffic only) leads to heavy thicket area that abounds with more critters, such as raccoon, possums, dear, and pigs.
Our family and friends have loved getting away to the country home -- always disappointed to leave the beauty of it all.
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Member since: 2011
- 1950 sq. ft.
- Max. occupancy 12
- Events Allowed
- Non Smoking Only
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 12
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- Away From It All
- Tourist Attractions
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Freshwater Fishing
- Hot Air Ballooning
- Dining Area
- Seating for 12 people
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
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My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Fees and Rental Conditions:
- Property Damage Protection $59
- Taxes Not included
Owner's cancellation policy:
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Most visitors to the ranch home claim that their favorite activity is just hiking around the property, visiting the ponds and the creek, enjoying the solitude of being away from the hustle and bustle of it all. The several trees and rolling hills create a serene environment, enjoyed by young and old alike.
For travelers who would like to use the ranch as a stopping off point for area sightseeing, the ranch is located in proximity to many East Texas tourist areas. The home is 18 miles to Athens. In Athens, you can visit the East Texas Arboretum, Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center, Athens Scuba Park, Lake Athens, the Athens Opry, or enjoy shopping at the farmer's market or for antiques at the many area shops.
Palestine is only miles away too. In Palestine, people can visit the Columbia Scientific Balloon Facility, Lake Palestine, The Museum for East Texas Culture, the Palestine Community Forest, the Gus Engeling Wildlife Management Area, or the Famous Texas State Railroad -- which boasts the Polar Express Train ride and many other interesting dinner and themed train rides. Also located in Palestine is Reagan Park, which host Classic Movies in the park and Splash Day in park.
There are several vineyards in the area that offer winery tours: Tara Vineyard and Winery, Sweet Dreams Winery, Texas Vineyard and Smokehaus, and Granny Muffin Winery.
Rated as a Best of Texas Adventure Tour -- the New York, Texas Zip-Line tour is located only 15 miles from the property.
Canton, which is famous for its First Mondays and several antique shops, is located only 40 miles from the home. Tyler and its famed rose gardens is 45 miles from the ranch.
Year Purchased: 2010
About the owner: We are originally from Houston -- and visited this ranch growing up and visiting family. It is currently owned by two brothers, a sister, and their mother. It is a family get-away that continues to build beautiful family memories.
Why the Owner Chose Anderson County, TX, USA:
The ranch has been in the Price family since the original Price brothers settled in Texas from Ireland. The current home was build by Uncle Jake, a WWII veteran and member of the famed Merrill's Marauders. The ranch was passed down to us from Uncle Jake and Aunt Evelyn. It has been our family get-away all of our lives. We invite you to create many special memories as we have over the years.
The Unique Benefits at this Farmhouse:
The home is large enough to fit many people comfortably. However, the best part of the ranch is the serenity you find in the natural surroundings. Looking out the kitchen window, you see pastures surrounded by thick forests and rolling hills. Take a stroll and enjoy the sounds of crickets and frogs or the smell of clean air and fresh grass. It is a nice escape from the pressures of everyday life -- like traveling back in time to a simpler way. Sitting on the outside patio in the evenings enjoying simple conversation, reading a book, or laughing with children creates memories that will last a lifetime. A trip to the ranch is perfect for family get-togethers, mother/daughter or father/son adventures, or romantic escapes.
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Welcome to the country
Back view of Ranch house
View from the back yard patio
Dining table from the kitchen and hallway
Room with 1 queen bed
View of living room that has this king size bed and a queen sleeper sofa
Nature walk -- beaver fallen tree
pond in fall
front of house
island bar between kitchen and den/dining area
den with queen sleeper sofa
room with 2 queen beds
Room with 2 twin beds
Converted living room -- queen sleeper sofa
Pond closest to house
pastures of flowers
This listing was first published here in 2014.
Date last modified - Sunday, April 23, 2017
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