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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. Watch your step, occasionally the cattle will roam nearby. 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 along with the supply of firewood and propane grill.


More Details

Property Manager
Leigha Pannell
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 17, 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 Athens

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 (Black bass, Blue Gill, Crappie , Catfish) 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".


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:
  • 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 4.84375 based on 32 reviews

Home away from home!!

  • 4 of 5

Absolutely taken away by this amazing find!! Everything was spot on. Owners have literally thought of ever comfort you may need or desire. Great place to get to stay, we will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for these compliments we are glad y'all enjoyed your stay. We look forward to having you again in the future. God Bless Rental Agent - Leigha Pannell
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Great place to relax!

  • 5 of 5

Great place to relax for a few days! Owners were really nice. Cabin was neat, clean, comfortable and very inviting. Could not ask for better. Definately will stay there again when in that area.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review , so blessed y'all were able to enjoy your stay. Thank you for the compliments it is our number one priority to make sure our guest can enjoy a clean environment and hopefully make them feel as welcomed and like they are at home while having the joys of relaxing.We look forward to having you come stay again in the future. Thank You God Bless Rental Agent - Leigha Pannell
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Nice, Quaint getaway

  • 5 of 5

This property was well maintained and provided my wife and I a great getaway for our 24th anniversary. The cabin was well kept, clean and nicely decorated. The wrap around porch was a great bonus. we spent most of our time on the porch enjoying the weather. The private lake seems to have been stocked in the last year and a half or there was a population explosion as I caught about 13 Black bass that were about 8-9 inches in length. But I also caught about a 2 1/2 lb Black bass, a yellow cat about 14 inches in length and a Barn door Crappie. I did release tose so others could enjoy catching them. We also were pleasantly surprised to find the kitchen stocked with needed items that you might otherwise forget. wWe look forward to our next stay out there.

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so blessed y'all choice Cattleman's Cabin to get away to and celebrate your Anniversary. What a wonderful turn out you had while fishing.Thank you for letting us know what all you caught, so others know a little more what they have to look forward to. We are so glad y'all enjoyed your stay and what the cabin has to offer. We look forward to having you again in the future. Thank You God Bless Rental Agent- Leigha Pannell
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Adorable and peaceful

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed for the weekend just to get away from distractions and spend time together. The Cattleman's Cabin was perfect! Beautiful scenery, wrap around porch with plenty of space to grill, play cards, and watch nature. A stone sidewalk leads you to the fire pit that sits directly in front of the large pond, complete with a fountain and nearby pier. Furniture was beautiful, house was spotless, kitchen well stocked, and the whole cabin smelled wonderful! For First Monday visitors, this is a PERFECT place and so affordable. It is very obvious that the owners put great care into making this home feel welcoming and an extension of their family. Would certainly come back!

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You Kindly , glad you were able to enjoy the different things the cabin has to offer like the games , fire pit , grill , fishing , and just the beauty God has made outdoors. We hope all of our guest and future guest can enjoy a peaceful getaway with a touch of home that they know is clean and well cared for. God Bless Rental Agent -Leigha Pannell
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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: August 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: April 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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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Tailwind Airpark
Nearest Train
53 Miles
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Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

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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