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The Cattleman's Cabin, a Perfect Get Away!

Bedrooms 1
Space 600 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
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 custom built by the eldest son, Brandon Gurley. A metal cabin with rustic interior that sits on the 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.


More Details

Property Manager
Leigha Pannell
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 22, 2017

About Leigha Pannell

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 three grandchildren.

Leigha Pannell purchased this cabin in 1993

Why Leigha Pannell 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".


Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Tailwind Airpark
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


Athens Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
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 ...
  • 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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The Cattleman's Cabin, a Perfect Get Away!
average rating of 4.857143 based on 28 reviews

Very relaxing, beautiful ranch, great hospitality.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at the cabin. It was beautiful out there with the lake and wildlife. We had everything we needed. We definitely look forward to staying here again.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mendy we are so glad y'all were able to enjoy your stay and witness the beauty of the outdoors. Thank you for your review and we look forward to having you visit again in the future. God Bless Rental Agent- Leigha Pannell
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Amazing peaceful little piece of heaven in the trees.

  • 5 of 5

Pictures give this place no justice. So serene and peaceful. Truly enjoyed the Cattlemen's Cabin on SD Ranch and plan on making another trip in the future. The cattle that roam the property are very sweet along with many nature sightings, just sit on the huge wrap around porch and take it all in. The fire pit was a huge hit at night and the paddle boat was nice as well. The cabin was well stocked with all the essentials and the s'more gift was an additional treat. Minutes from Canton or Athens and convenient if you want to eat out or spend a day shopping antiques. Can't wait to book our next trip.

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for all the compliments , so blessed y'all enjoyed the beauty of the outdoors and all the cabin had to offer. Nothing more easing than knowing God is with us and what better way of seeing that than to just sit still for a moment in time. We look forward to having you again in the future, until then take care. God Bless Rental Agent - Leigha Pannell
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Peaceful Retreat

  • 5 of 5

Cattleman's cabin provides a well appointed comfortable environment perfect for relaxing. The large wrap around porch, grill, fire pit, fishing poles, canoe and pedal boat provided plenty of activities/distractions. We enjoyed our stay and will definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much , We are blessed y'all had a relaxing time and were able to enjoying the outdoors. That is one of our favorite things when we go up there just the peace that the porch brings and casting a line. We are looking forward to your future stay with us again. God Bless Rental Agent- Leigha Pannell
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Relaxing and Unforgetable

  • 5 of 5

SD Ranch is by far the best cabin we've stayed in. We enjoyed the lake so much. The scenery of the cattle, trees, and nature are just mesmerizing. The cabin itself is so neatly decorated with filled with love. The importance of family and especially the love of Christ is so evident in this place. My husband and I feel refreshed, reenergized and we feel His healing. We enjoyed fishing, sitting out by the fire pit and grilling. I personally enjoyed my alone time with God as I sat outside early in the mornings. I enjoyed reading and journaling as I saw and heard God's creation all around me.

We are just so happy we were allowed to stay here. I don't believe it was by accident either. God designs everything for us.

Lord willing we will be back.

Thank you for your kind, sweet hospitality.


  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very blessed that you enjoyed your stay and was able to relax and enjoy God's beauty outdoors, thank you for all the wonderful compliments. We get so much joy in our hearts when others are able to see our main focus we put into the cabin that our love for God is so beyond this world, and that everyone that stays may leave knowing how loved they are by Him. We enjoyed having you as guest, and do look forward to your hopeful stay in the future. God Bless Rental Agent - Leigha Pannell
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Perfect Cabin

  • 5 of 5

By far the neatest little cabin I've stayed at, and I've stayed at quite a few in Texas and Oklahoma. Perfect setting. No neighbors, fishing right outside your back door, and lots of nature to see.. Also, being a bit of a neat freak, I was pleasantly surprised with how clean and organized everything was. Will definitely be going back.

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for giving us a great review. We are blessed you enjoyed your getaway at Cattleman's Cabin.We strive to make sure our guest can enjoy themselves in a clean home like environment, so we thank you for the complements. We look forward to having you back again in the future. Thank You God Bless Rental Agent-Leigha Pannell
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3 night, wild pig hunting adventure in Texas

  • 5 of 5

The description that the property owner provides of this property is too modest. It has amenities that aren't mentioned including a dish TV station that has ALL old westerns playing 24/7. My group of 4 hunters was pleasantly surprised and aren't used to such cushy digs. It has rustic charm and simplicity while being clean and accommodating. I would bring my wife in a heart beat and I know my kids would enjoy exploring the back acres and pond. The owner and/or caretaker were available EVERY TIME I called or texted, whether it was for directions, making last minute changes or asking how to work the remote. Thanks!

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad that you hunters had a great visit in TEXAS , and enjoyed your stay at Cattleman's Cabin . Thank you for your complements on the accommodations of the cabin and cleanliness. We strive to make our guest feel as at home as possible and try to do our best at meeting our guest in person and being able to be available at all times for any questions you may have.We look forward to having you and the others stay again in the future either bringing back your wife and kids or another wild pig hunt adventure. Thank You God Bless Rental Agent- Leigha Pannell
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Additional Guest Fee $15 per person per night
Damage Deposit $150

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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