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The Cattleman's Cabin, a Perfect Get Away!

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Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 - 3 nights

About the property

Rustic Cabin Sitting On Small Lake With Wrap Around Porch.

If you are looking for a nice little get away to enjoy Gods beautiful country come stay at Cattleman’s Cabin a custom built metal cabin with rustic interior that sits on 246 acre ranch. Your choices to relax either on the wrap around porch, the concrete patio at the fire pit which are all steps away from the lake. Enjoy on cool nights, a warm fire or roasted marshmallows and fishing in the day. Cattleman’s Cabin is a SMOKE FREE & PET FREE environment. It is one bedroom with a Queen Bed, one bath, kitchen and living room with a leather queen sofa sleeper, as well as the recliner. Provided: washer & dryer, Kitchen with a stainless steel Frigidaire refrigerator, a stove top, microwave, toaster, coffee pot and dishes for your use.

Property Manager
Stephanie Gurley
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 16, 2017

About Stephanie Gurley

David & Stephanie, owners, are honored to work beside each other ranching cattle and in their family owned and operated steel building business, DG Construction. Stephanie is a Christian author, speaker and swim coach/water safety instructor. Together they are blessed with four children and two grandchildren.

Stephanie Gurley purchased this cabin in 1993

Why Stephanie Gurley chose Prairies & Lakes

SD Ranch was established by David & Stephanie in 1993. They have raised their children and shared a family owned and operated business near this cabin while also ranching cattle and enjoying the great outdoors. The Gurleys believe all blessings come from God, and that hard work, honest living, and appreciation for God's creation teach values of great importance in life. On this property you will see the evidence of their hard work and the beauty of the blessings which flow from it.

What makes this cabin unique

Experienced ranchers and greenhorns alike will appreciate the rustic ranch atmosphere. A beautiful cabin surrounded by a full wrap around porch overlooking the peaceful waters of the SD Ranch. Enjoy fine luxurious leather along with the cowhide rug, ranchers décor and whiskey barrel table. Add to that the full amenities including washer/dryer, refrigerator, stove top, microwave, coffee pot and furnishings, and you will feel right at home. Outside we offer opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors including fishing, horseshoes, washers, relaxation on the back porch and bird watching including an occasional bald eagle sighting who frequents our property. End the day around a beautiful concrete fire pit enjoying your favorite meal. Each reservation will also receive an autographed copy of the book written by cabin owner, Stephanie Gurley. With all this to offer, a stay at our cabin should leave you ready to return home "Refreshed in His Spirit".


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(20 traveler reviews)

The Cattleman's Cabin, a Perfect Get Away!
average rating of 4.9 based on 20 reviews

Great place for a weekend vacation

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was very clean and well stocked with kitchen supplies and anything else we might have needed. The fire pit was awesome and there was even a s'mores kit provided which was a nice surprise. The property is beautiful and makes for a very nice place to spend some relaxation time. Good place to stay with the wife while in town on a hunting trip.

  • Submitted: Dec 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for choosing Cattleman's Cabin as your choice of stay. We are glad y'all enjoyed your selves and had a nice relaxing time. We look forward to hopefully having you in the future. God Bless Rental Agent- Leigha Pannell
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Squeaky clean, perfect location & beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

The property was very well maintained, lots of well thought out little courtesies. Super user friendly & a beautiful setting. We enjoyed the roaring fire only 20 feet from the stocked pond (poles & tackle already there & tons of wood ready for the fire pit) & the stars are plentiful! Canton is a quick trip up state Hwy 19 and if you head out the opposite direction look for Castle Oaks Winery! Very relaxing trip & the owners & neighbors were super hospitable! We loved it...

  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad your trip to the castle Oaks Winery lead you to Cattleman's Cabin. Our goal is to make sure our guest feel as cozy as possible in a clean environment, and to be available as needed. May God Bless and keep you Safe. Have a Merry Christmas. Rental Agent - Leigha Pannell
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Wonderful anniversary weekend getaway

  • 5 of 5

Our overall experience with the Cattleman's Cabin and the owners was great! Due to our late arrival, we did not have the opportunity to meet the owners, but Stephanie was in contact with us to answer any and all questions we had from the get go, and continued to make herself available through out our stay. As far as the cabin and the property, it was wonderful! The entire property is decorated, stocked, and furnished with the same care and detail that most people would put into their own home.

At first I was a bit hesitant that the road was so close but surprisingly, both privacy and road noise were not a problem once we were in a around the cabin. The porch is amazing! We spent hours out there, grilling, reading, fishing, and watching the cows. The cabin it self is clean and beautifully decorated with a ranch themed decor, and personalized with a few fun family pictures. The bed, pillows, and sheets are amazing! The kitchen is well-stocked for cooking, grilling, and even has a few items for cooking over the fire pit (which is also amazing, by the way). The bathroom is even well-stocked! My husband forgot his toothbrush, and there were even extras under the sink. No detail seems to have been left out, the cabin is even stocked with movies and games. I absolutely loved our stay here! I cannot say enough nice things about this property. According to my husband, the fishing left a little to be desired. But aside from that, the very best VRBO property yet! I hope to stay here again in the future.

  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Deanna, Thank you for all the wonderful compliments. We strive to provide all the comforts of home and then some extra. We would love for you to return so your husband can have a second chance at the big bass and copper nose blue gill " that must had been hiding ". We keep the lake stocked yearly. We love that you got to enjoy the porch it is truly our favorite spot to stop and take in all of God's beauty. May God Bless and keep you safe, and have a Merry Christmas . Rental Agent- Leigha Pannell
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Great location for trade days

  • 5 of 5

Cabin is perfect for two. Porch sitting for relaxing evening or morning coffee wife really enjoyed time at cabin. I had no luck catching fish but enjoyed trying

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review. We are so blessed yall enjoyed your stay, we look forward to having your stay in the future again. God Bless Rental Agent - Leigha Pannell
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Relaxing Beautiful Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Cattleman's Cabin is great! It's a peaceful, serene and beautiful place to get away and just relax. Love that the cows graze a few yards away! Everything you could ever need or want is furnished--fishing poles, horseshoes, life jackets, even an ice chest on the wonderful porch! Our weekend was awesome and we will definitely be back. Thanks so much Stephanie Gurley!

Moncy and James

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. We are very blessed yall enjoyed your stay at Cattleman's Cabin and we look forward to having yall again one day. God Bless Rental Agent - Leigha Pannell
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  • 5 of 5

If you're looking for a quiet stay after going to trade days in Canton this is the place to stay! Such a great cabin with everything you need! Peaceful surroundings with a private water source for some fishing and even a paddle boat! Very, very clean and just a home feeling! We were greeted with a smiling face! When we return to Canton I'll be booking again!

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your sweet words. We are so blessed you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to having you again in the future . Thanks again God Bless Rental Agent -Leigha Pannell
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Tailwind Airpark
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Twin Lakes Golf Course
Nearest Train
53 Miles
Texas State Railroad Palestine Tx
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
Interstate 20

World Famous 1st Monday Trades Day, Canton TX

Hog Festival, Moore Store Live Music, The Forge Restaurant Ben Wheeler, Tx

Black Eyed Pea Festival and Fiddlers Reunion, The Texas Fish Hatchery, The Marina Restaurant Athens, Tx

Blueberry Farm and The Shed Restaurant Edom, Tx

Splash Kingdom Water Park Canton, Tx

Cedar Creek Lake, 4th largest man-made lakes in Texas

Just a few minutes away, Twin Lakes Golf Course


Rates & Availability

Athens Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Trades Day
Feb 2 2017 - Feb 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
Trades Day
Mar 2 2017 - Mar 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
Trades Day
Mar 30 2017 - Apr 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
Trades Day
Apr 27 2017 - Apr 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Trades Day
Jun 1 2017 - Jun 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
Trades Day
Jun 29 2017 - Jul 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
Trades Day
Aug 3 2017 - Aug 6 2017
3 night minimum stay
Trades Day
Aug 31 2017 - Sep 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
Trades Day
Sep 28 2017 - Oct 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
Trades Day
Nov 2 2017 - Nov 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
Trades Day
Nov 30 2017 - Dec 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $150
Tax Rate 6.0%

Rates include lodging and fishing for 2 occupants. Children 12 and under are free. Please note: When booking, do not select additional occupants option for children 12 and under. Additional guests over age 12 are $15.00 a night per person. Horse Boarding available. Catch & Release Fishing available. Fishing privileges are for paid occupants only. Any guests under the age of 13 must wear a life jacket near the water. Life jackets are provided. Not Allowed: Riding on property with ATVs! GPS puts many guests in wrong place. Please message after booking for directions.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Athens Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Shower/Tub Toilet Sink Limited Supply of Towels and Wash Cloths provided; Washer and Dryer available. Toiletries and Paper Goods provided. Hairdryer, Iron and Ironing Board provided
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • One Bedroom including a queen size hammered wood Mendocino platform bed with two-drawer storage on the end. A small dresser An antique wingback chair Room for a twin cot (Not Provided)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • 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:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing

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