Dawn K., United States
7 Jul 2020
Property great for family gatherings if you need more than one cabin
This was a change from city life! Great place for a family gathering, especially with smaller children. The property has several cabins with a centralized gathering picnic, playground, smoker/grill area - we actually smoked a brisket while there! Note: if grilling you need to bring charcoal. There was more than one fire pit and a great wood pile, we loved having a campfire, plus we didn't need lawn chairs as there were chairs all over. We had 2 children under 5 who really enjoyed the playground and our grandson had a blast catching catfish in one of the two ponds. The fact that we were able to bring our dogs was key and there was plenty of area for them to run around. It was a 10 min drive to the grocery store and about 25 min to Canton if going to First Monday. It was also 5 min away from the East TX Alligator Zoo so that was a quick trip and fun for kids. The host was very friendly and responsive and worked with us on our requests. The kitchen was well stocked, so you do not need to bring any dishes, pots, pans, etc. and the refrigerator kept things cold, it was a bit on the smaller side. Unfortunately there is not a dishwasher or garbage disposal. The water pressure was good in the bathrooms as well. The porch was great to sit on at night. There could be some improvements. There were several spiders, etc. in the home, a big piece of that was because there isn't much of a seal around the doors. The beds were pretty uncomfortable; the furniture was dated and I think the beds were from that same time period. There could also be some fine tuning on their cleaning process. We had 5 adults, 2 kids & 3 dogs so it was cramped in the main living space with a 6 person table right as you walked in. It is quiet and rustic so if you are looking for more of a cabin/camping feel this place is for you. We would consider staying here again.