"This cute little cabin has all the basics for a comfortable stay. The bed is super comfortable. All linens and towels, bathroom essentials are provided. In the kitchen you will find a small refrigerator with freezer with ice trays. Other appliances include a toaster, k-cup type coffee maker, single burner portable cook top and microwave. If you plan to cook on the cooktop, I recommend bringing your own pot and pan and cooking utensils. There are a few items provided, some metal utensils and an iron skillet, but I preferred my own non-stick pans and plastic utensils. Also the plates, cups and bowls provided are metal and not microwaveable, so you may want to bring microwaveable mugs and paper plates. Dishwashing liquid, paper towels and trash bags are all provided as well as cable television and internet service. The air conditoners and ceiling fan over the bed worked great keeping the indoor temperature quite comfortable even during the hot, humid summer. This is definitely a place for only one or two people as it is small and only provides seating for two in the living area/kitchen.
It is a great place for a private retreat or a home base for exploring Southeast Texas. only 2 1/2 hours from Galveston beach and the local area is full of history and National Forests to explore. Less than 30 minutes to the oldest town in Texas, Nacadoches. Lufkin, Crockett and the other small local towns are full of antique shopping and historical places to visit as well as all your favorite chain restaurants and fast food. For a home cooked breakfast out, I recommend the 15-20 minute drive to the little town of Ratcliff. Stop in at Wildflours Cafe, family owned and operated and quaintly decorated with antiques. Great food, coffee and taste of Texas. Be sure to explore Davy Crockett National Forest and Ratcliff lake, picnic, swim, fish. Also nearby is Angelina National Forest and Mission Tejas State Park. The parks have small entry fees so bring a few dollars in cash, you can check it all out online before you go. Tons of hiking trails, so bring your hiking clothes. I really recommend going in late fall or early spring for the best weather and temperatures.
Cal and Carolyn are great hosts and provided welcome gifts of wonderful homemade banana nut bread and wine. They are sweet, wonderful people and respond quickly to your needs. I am very happy to have met them. Down home Texas flavor for all to enjoy. I will definitely stay again, when I am back in the area."
Guest: Jannet M.
Date of Stay: July 2016
Review Submitted: July 30, 2016