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Classic Family Ranch House -- Relax with Incredible Views

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Last updated: 04/23/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:12
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Farmhouse
  • Internet:No
  • 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 classic ranch home was built in 1950s -- it retains the character of an East Texas ranch home of that era. Cattle still graze the rolling hills and rest under the shade of the large oak trees.

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

Speaks: english, french, german, spanish
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 04/23/2017

Property Type

  • Farmhouse
  • 1950 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 12
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Ask owner...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    There are wheelchair ramps to get into the home. However, the home is not built to today's ADA (Americans with Disability Act) building codes, such as wide hallways and doorways....moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 12

  • Bedroom 1: 2 queen

    This bedroom is connected to a bathroom...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 double


  • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single


  • Bedroom 4: 1 king, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    This room was a living room that sleeps 4 in beds...moreless

  • Family room: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Sleeper sofa to accommodate 2 people....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    one sink...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

    one sink...moreless


  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    located in bins in the closet of the twin beds room...moreless

  • Television:

    There is a television and DVD player. There is no cable or internet in the home. ...moreless

  • Toys:

    located in bins in the closet of the twin beds room...moreless

  • Video Library:

    limited movies -- mostly older movies and/or children's movies...moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Arboretum
  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Museums
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Rural:

    Property is located on a 250 acre working cattle ranch. It has creeks and ponds....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Snorkeling/Diving


  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 12 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    Wood-burning fireplace...moreless

  • Garage:

    For storage only -- not for parking cars....moreless

  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Family room has television and DVD player, as well as a sleeper sofa....moreless

  • Parking:

    There is parking for 3 in the driveway. There is additional parking around the home....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    few pantry items available, such as salt and pepper...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Bicycles
  • Boat:

    aluminum paddle boat by the pond closest to the home...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    There is a large concrete patio. There are folding chairs and a picnic table. There is a fire pit that is kept in the garage that can be brought outside on the patio as desired....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    This is kept inside the garage and can be rolled out as needed....moreless



Write a review 4.8
from 14 traveler reviews
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My Standard Rate
2 night min stay

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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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Last updated: 04/23/2017
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109 Miles
Nearest Airport
Dallas Ft. Worth International Airport
18 Miles
Nearest Train
Palestine - Texas State Railroad
10 Miles
Nearest Motorway
US Highway 287
18 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Athens and Palestine have several

Car: Recommended

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.


Owner info

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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Speaks: english, french, german, spanish
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 04/23/2017

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  • Welcome to the country

    Welcome to the country

  • Back view of Ranch house

    Back view of Ranch house

  • View from the back yard patio

    View from the back yard patio

  • Kitchen


  • Dining table from the kitchen and hallway

    Dining table from the kitchen and hallway

  • Bathroom 2

    Bathroom 2

  • Room with 1 queen bed

    Room with 1 queen bed

  • View of living room that has this king size  bed and a queen sleeper sofa

    View of living room that has this king size bed and a queen sleeper sofa

  • dock


  • Nature walk -- beaver fallen tree

    Nature walk -- beaver fallen tree

  • pond in fall

    pond in fall

  • front of house

    front of house

  • back patio

    back patio

  • island bar between kitchen and den/dining area

    island bar between kitchen and den/dining area

  • den with queen sleeper sofa

    den with queen sleeper sofa

  • Bathroom 1

    Bathroom 1

  • room with 2 queen beds

    room with 2 queen beds

  • Room with 2 twin beds

    Room with 2 twin beds

  • Converted living room -- queen sleeper sofa

    Converted living room -- queen sleeper sofa

  • Pond closest to house

    Pond closest to house

  • pastures of flowers

    pastures of flowers

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Sunday, April 23, 2017

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