Treehouse is located in a forested section of a 300 acre ranch. It is a cozy getaway with a queen bed, sitting area, full kitchen and bath with commanding views of the 8 acre lake below.
Treehouse is located in a forested section of a 300 acre ranch. It is a cozy getaway with a queen bed, sitting area, full kitchen and bath with commanding views of the 8 acre lake below. Situated on the second floor of the owner's detached carriage house, Treehouse offers a private deck where guests can sit and take in spectacular views of the lake. It features windows, windows and more windows opening to the surrounding woods and hence, the tree house feel. Accommodations at Treehouse are first class and include luxury bedding with Egyptian cotton sheets. Satellite TV with DVD library and a DSL hook-up let you reconnect with the world outside if desired.
A picnic table and gas grill sit on a large dock out in the lake and make for a wonderful dining experience just a short walk from Treehouse. Guests can hike and picnic throughout the 300 acre ranch. Because the ranch sits between two vegetation zones, it is a great area for birdwatching. For those who enjoy fishing, the lake behind Treehouse is stocked with Florida bass, bream and catfish. Guests can also fish on a variety of fully stocked lakes/ponds throughout the property. Each has a dock and most have boats and/or canoes for getting out on the lake. Guests are provided with a trolling motor, battery and charger at no additional charge.
The owner will provide interested guests with a tour of the ranch where prize winning Shorthorn show cattle are raised. Miniature horses and tiny pygmy goats are also a great hit... especially if there are baby goats to pet.
Located within 15 minutes of Pittsburg, Gilmer and Winnsboro, guests can experience life in the country but also enjoy the amenities of a town. In the Summer, fresh peaches, blackberries and blue berries are sold at nearby orchards. Golfing, a winery and a variety of restaurants are within 15 minutes of the ranch. There is also a SPA in nearby Winnsboro for those who want to pamper themselves while visiting. For antique shoppers, there are many shops within 15 to 30 minutes of the ranch.
250 Acre ranch with hiking trails and multiple stocked ponds ranging from 1 to 8 acres in size. Use of boats and life jackets if free of charge. Trolling motor, battery and charger are available for an extra charge of $10 a day. There is a gas grill and picnic table on the dock of the 8 acre pond immediately behind Treehouse that is specifically for guest use.
Treehouse is a no smoking, pet free (i.e., no pets) accommodation. We expect guests to leave all dishes clean and put away and the beds stripped for our cleaning lady. We ask that guests treat this nice property as if it were their own home.
As much or as little as they would like. We can usually find the time for a tour of the ranch for guests who are interested.
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 serve as Vice President of that organization for 2013-14. Both enjoy sharing the relaxation and enjoyment of the ranch through the vacation rental program.