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Pine Grove Cottage - Romantic Getaway on Private Lake

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Pine Grove Cottage sheltered in a grove of tall pines and beautiful hardwoods.


Last updated: 05/25/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Romantic 3BR 2BA Cottage on Private Lake

Fully furnished cottage in the woods with backyard opening to pine trees and four acre pond. Cottage has wood floors, window air conditioners and homey furnishings. Perfect for a family retreat or a romantic getaway. Located on our 300 acre working ranch, Pine Grove Cottage is tucked away on its own corner of the property with private drive and gated entrance. A sun room runs the length of the house in the back and looks out on the pine grove and lake beyond. An open family room/dining/kitchen is perfect for family gatherings. Guests are free to roam the ranch property which includes several small lakes (four to seven acres in size) and large expanses of wooded acreage where wildlife and birds abound. Fishing on the lakes is available on a "catch and release" basis to ensure fishing remains good for future guests. Lakes are stocked with bass, catfish and brim.

Canoes and boats are provided for those who want to go out on the lakes to fish or just relax. Visitors can also receive ranch tours including a chance to see prize winning Shorthorn cattle and the owner's herd of miniature horses. Located within 15 minutes of Pittsburg, Gilmer, and Winnsboro, guests can experience life in the country but enjoy the amenities of a town. In the summer, fresh peaches, blackberries and blueberries are sold at nearby orchards. Golfing, a winery and a variety of restaurants are within 15 minutes of the ranch. For those who enjoy antiques, there are many shops within 15-30 minutes of the ranch.

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Member since: 2005

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/25/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 1200 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 8
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Must be 21 years or older make the rental reservation....moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Requires owner prior approval. Be sure to ask owner for permission for your pet prior to renting....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

  • Sunroom: 2 twin/ single

    Daybed in sunroom makes into 2 twin beds...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 double


  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


  • Loft: 1 twin/ single

    Carpeted open loft suitable for well behaved older child...moreless

  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1) Available upon request, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Cottage sits on a 4 acre stocked pond. Guests also have access to 2 other large stocked ponds and several smaller ponds for fishing during their stay. Fishing is catch and release only. Bass in the 10 to 15 lb range have been caught. Typical catch is 1.5 to 4 or 5 pounds....moreless


  • Books:

    A diverse collection of books and magazines are provided...moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library:

    A variety of videos on DVD are provided with many favorite movies included....moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic


  • Autumn Foliage
  • Churches
  • Forests
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Museums
  • Pond
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Rural
  • Water View:

    Looks out on private 4 acre pond....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Pier Fishing


  • Dining:

    Multiple dining options: larger table in sunroom could seat up to 6, 4 person table in living area, bar seating for 4 or 5 in the living area...moreless

  • Dining Area


  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning:

    Central Heat and Air...moreless

  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Multiple window units providing heat and air conditioning....moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Living area with high vaulted ceiling opens into nearby kitchen where a bar separates the two making one large gathering place for friends and family....moreless

  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Guests can park a boat for use on some of the larger lakes within 10 to 30 minutes of the ranch....moreless

  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone:

    Telephone available for local and 1-800 or 888 no charge toll calls. Outgoing long distance service only available using carrier calling card with toll free number that is provided by guest....moreless

  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace:

    Wood burning stove in addition to heating units in Cottage provide additional warmth and perhaps more importantly wonderful ambiance....moreless

  • Wood Stove:

    Has glass window to provide a view of the fire and ambiance for cozy evening in the cottage...moreless


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen:

    Fully equipped kitchen...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Boat:

    Boats are provided at no additional charge for our guests to use. ...moreless

  • Boat Dock
  • Boat With Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio:

    Stone patio with picnic table in backyard....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden:

    The large shaded backyards leads to a beautiful 4 acre pond surrounded by pine trees and oaks. A fire pit is also provided....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Weber Charcoal grill in backyard. Guests expected to provide charcoal and lighter....moreless

  • Walkway To Water

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


from 53 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Standard Rate
Feb 1 - Jul 31, 2018
2 night min stay
$175 $195
Fri, Sat
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$175 $195
Fri, Sat

Additional information about rental rates


  • Tax Rate 6%


Rates are subject to change until the reservation is confirmed.

6% Tax applied to all stays.

Weekday rates apply for non-holiday stays from Monday thru Thursday only. Sunday with Saturday only counts as a weekend night and is charged at the weekend rate. Similarly a Thursday stay with only a Friday night counts as a weekend night and incurs a weekend rate.

Rates are for 4 people. Additional people can be added up to 8 total occupants for $25/person/stay. Maximum of 6 adults.

Heavily discounted monthly Snowbird rates available for January and February. Please contact owner for a quote.

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 05/25/2017
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60 Miles
Nearest Airport
Tyler, TX

Car: Necessary

On-site: Walking Trails, Birdwatching, Canoeing, Ranch Tour

Nearby: Antiques, Golfing, Winery, Fresh Fruit Stands in the Summer


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1998

About the owner: Jim and Paula Archer own and operate Lone Star Cattle Company, a working 250 acre ranch in Northeast Texas. Jim is a recently retired Professor of Chemistry. Paula retired last year after 30+ years as a software sales leader for a major corporation. They moved to the ranch over 13 years ago. Jim continues to be active in Rotary International and recently served as District Governor for Rotary International. He is also Chair of the local ambulance board. Paula raises Shorthorn show calves and breeding stock. She is on the Board of Directors for the Texas Shorthorn Association and will served as President of that organization for 2016/2017. Both enjoy sharing the relaxation and enjoyment of the ranch through the vacation rental program.

Why the Owner Chose Pittsburg, TX, USA:
We love the beauty of the area and the wonderful community of small town friends and neighbors. We moved to East Texas more than 20 years ago. After living in 'town' (Pittsburg TX) for 10 years we bought the ranch and fixed up Pine Grove Cottage for our weekend getaway. We loved staying there so much we sold our home in the city and moved to Pine Grove Cottage while we began plans for a new home on another corner of the property. During this time we needed more room for family and friends so we added Spring House on still another corner of the ranch. In 2005 our home was completed and we moved out of Pine Grove Cottage. We decided to offer both Pine Grove and Spring House on VRBO at that time so others could share in the beauty and fun of the ranch. We were so pleased with the wonderful guests that visited, we have added a third VRBO guest apartment and a Bed & Breakfast to allow larger groups to stay. In 2011 Paula's sister and brother-in-law moved to the area and purchased Spring House as their private residence. Our positive experience with vacation rentals led us to replace the property with a brand new one, Lakeside Cottage, which we built and opened for business in 2012. We often host extended families looking for a retreat, wedding parties and multiple families who want to come together to visit. Now we can accommodate all. Our return rate is very high and many of our guests have come to view the ranch as their own special place in the country...without all the hard work!

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Relaxation in a beautiful country setting with all the amenities of home.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/25/2017

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  • Pine Grove Cottage sheltered in a grove of tall pines and beautiful hardwoods.

    Pine Grove Cottage sheltered in a grove of tall pines and beautiful hardwoods.

  • Pine Grove Cottage in East Texas Pine/Hardwoods forest

    Pine Grove Cottage in East Texas Pine/Hardwoods forest

  • Living Room with Vaulted Ceiling

    Living Room with Vaulted Ceiling

  • Sunroom runs the length of the house and offers stunning views of the backyard

    Sunroom runs the length of the house and offers stunning views of the backyard

  • Bedroom #1 with Queen Bed

    Bedroom #1 with Queen Bed

  • 10 lb 4 oz Florida Bass caught in March 2013

    10 lb 4 oz Florida Bass caught in March 2013

  • 12 lb Florida Bass caught by guest

    12 lb Florida Bass caught by guest

  • Fishing on pond behind 
Pine more peaceful place to be!

    Fishing on pond behind Pine more peaceful place to be!

  • Living Room with loft area above.

    Living Room with loft area above.

  • Living Room Opens to Kitchen

    Living Room Opens to Kitchen

  • Seating at Pine Grove Breakfast Bar

    Seating at Pine Grove Breakfast Bar

  • Pine Grove backyard slopes down to private 4 acre bass lake.

    Pine Grove backyard slopes down to private 4 acre bass lake.

VRBO #73494

This listing was first published here in 2005.

Date last modified - Friday, May 26, 2017

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