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Get away to the Piney Woods of Deep East Texas

Bedrooms 1
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights


About the property

You will be taken back in time when you enter this cabin built in 1865.

This is just the cutest little ole cabin that was the homeplace for this property built in 1865. We both love LONESOME DOVE so we named this cabin for GUS....(we are building CLARA'S CABIN further away on the property with as close to the same feel as Gus's as we can achieve, but with 2 bedrooms.)

It has been updated in keeping with respect for both its age and our modern needs. The kitchen boasts a new stainless GE gas stove/oven and a stainless GE fridge. It has a porcelain farm sink and the floors....while not old....are stained to match the old plank flooring in the rest of the house. There is a comfy living room with a fireplace and DirecTV and fantastic stained glass pieces done by widely acclaimed stained glass artist, Pat Williams.

The bedroom has a queen size bed and off this bedroom in the front is a reading room/bunk room with bunk beds for an extra person...although this little house is more comfortable for one or two people. We can also provide a Pack N Play if given advance notice that you are bringing a small child.

The bathroom has a slate tile floor and slate tile shower with stained glass in the window of the shower and above the sink. There is a washer and dryer in the event that you need those items. We supply a hair dryer and linens and towels for your needs. We also supply shampoo, soaps, Tide, charcoal for grilling, etc., just like your home.

There is a lovely patio in the back with a couple of tables and chairs and patio furniture with an umbrella. There is also a grill for your outdoor cookouts! We stock the pantry with condiments and other foodstuffs for your use. We generally have eggs, butter and milk and soft drinks there for your use as well.

Whatever you would like to use at the Little House, please feel free to do so.

AND....if you love fresh farm eggs, then feel free to go into the chicken coop and get some fresh eggs and in the garden behind the little chicken coop, you can pluck some fresh veggies whenever the garden yields its crops.

Please pick ALL the fresh figs that you want!

Our big dog, Sadie, will usually camp out in front of the Little House just to make sure you are taken care of. She is an Anatolian Shepherd and was bred to be a livestock guard dog. The breed hails from Turkey and I know she wishes we had much, much colder summers... She is BIG but she is a sweet girl who lays around a lot and makes sure that you are safe and secure.

It is just a lovely little cabin. Please enjoy yourself!

More Details

Marcia Lyon
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
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Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
16 August, 2017

About Marcia Lyon

We have lived on and loved this wonderful property since 2000. It is just the perfect spot being 1.5 miles from town and yet on 25+ acres of beautiful hardwoods. We both love the outdoors and this place allows us to enjoy the close proximity of town and the peace that is found in the country. My husband grew up in Levelland, Texas on a farm and loves the pastures as well as the woods surrounding us out here. We always have a few cows in one of the adjoining pastures and we enjoy them as well as the gardens and the chicks. Of course we have a wonderful dog or two always and our little farm cat wandering about.

I grew up in West Texas also... Amarillo to be exact, and just love our little Casita (and the main house which is a bit like a large treehouse)! We have a barn with a kitchen and music studio and of course work space for the farm stuff! Out in the back of the big house is a "Brew Kitchen" where my husband makes incredible craft beers from time to time..

Marcia Lyon purchased this cabin in 2000

Why Marcia Lyon chose East Texas

We moved to Nacogdoches in 1984 from Dallas to raise our family in a smaller environment. When the kids all went to college we thought about moving to Austin or somewhere in the Hill Country....but found this jewel and it was absolutely perfect for us...with kids coming in and out with their friends, with our families visiting very often, with the closeness to town and the feel of the country, and with his work here in Nacogdoches....well, we just had to stay in this area.

What makes this cabin unique

Since we bought this place...(with the Little House greeting guests as they drive up the driveway to the "TreeHouse" that we call home)....we have added the barn and a waterwall in the back by the swimming pool/spa and a large fire pit and a brew kitchen as well as updating (but keeping the old flavor) the little Casita. We "vacation" there when we can't find the time to go further away. Sitting on the front porch, looking out at the cows in the pasture to the left or gathering eggs for breakfast or just relaxing make this a very, very special get away. Come see your college kid or just enjoy fishing at one of the area lakes or take in the many historical landmarks in "The Oldest Town in Texas". Relax at a wonderful, personal little cabin that is a quaint bit of history and leave totally refreshed and relaxed.

I think you will love it as we do.....


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Nacogdoches in Nacogdoches County

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • WEAR NO BODY LOTIONS when getting into the hot tub. It gunks it up and we have to drain and refill and you will incur a $75. charge if that happens.
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • There is one large bathroom with a shower and a washer/dryer combo and a linen closet as well as the sink and potty of course.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Little Cabin Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bunk Bed/Reading Room - 1 Bunk Bed
  • The main bedroom is off of the living room and has a large adjoining bathroom and a smaller reading room/bunk room. There is a queen size bed in this bedroom. The bunk bed room/reading nook has built in bunk beds. Whoever built them did not leave very much room at all on the top bunk. Essentially it is comfortable only for 3 people max. If one is a small child, there are two couches that a child could possibly sleep on.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • Miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • tennis
  • water skiing
There are three lakes within a 45 minute drive that have really good fishing and one of these (Lake Nacogdoches) is about a 25 minute drive and you could water ski on that lake as well as kayak or fish. We DO have a hot tub that is available with restrictions. The restrictions are deliniated in the information book found at the house. IF you do decide to use the hot tub,...we must be notified BY EMAIL that you will be using it.and the rules must be followed to the "T". Absolutely NO LOTION...sunscreen or ANY OTHER LOTION on your body in the hot tub. The damage deposit will be debited $75 if our pool maintence man is required to drain and scrub the hot tub clean due to the use of lotions. NO children under the age of 15 are allowed in the hot tub. YOU MAY USE IT AT YOUR OWN RISK AS WE ACCEPT NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR YOUR USE OF THE HOT TUB. THIS ENTIRE PROPERTY IS A NO SMOKING PROPERTY! THIS INCLUDES ANY GUESTS THAT YOU MAY INVITE OVER.


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average rating of 4.8653846 based on 52 reviews

Simply AMAZING!!!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was AMAZING! We brought our children with us and they made the accommodation of small children perfect! There were toys and a pack n' play ready for us when we arrived. We could not have asked for a better place to stay while in Nacogdoches. It was out of town but within 10 minutes to everything, it was perfect!! I would recommend this adorable cabin to anyone!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words. I had hoped that it would all work out for you guys and wanted to make sure that you had everything that you needed (though I was worried about it being crowded). I am tickled that it worked out well. Our new little cabin...Clara's Cabin...will have two bedrooms and SHOULD be ready withing the next MONTH if you guys are in town for another visit. You might want to try it too.... Come see us again. Marcia
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Weekend Getaway

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I spent a wonderful weekend doing nothing but relaxing and reading. Our goal was to spend a quiet weekend alone away from the hustle and bustle of the city and it was perfect.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad to have been able to supply that little bit of peace and quiet that you were searching for. I hope that you need a bit of a break again and again and come see us often. We will keep it peaceful for as long as you need! Marcia
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The home was wonderful and comfortable

  • 3 of 5

I was however disappointed in the fact my husband and I were looking forward to the hot tub and found it very nasty with algae growing on the sides and also chucks of algae floating in the water. Then the tub tripped the breaker. We were told we could use the owners hot tub, however found it also to be unclean

  • Review Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so sorry that you had these issues. We had been out of town for a couple of weeks and found that our pool man had been in the hospital and missed a weekly maintenance visit. It has all been remedied and is clear as a bell. Thank you for bringing it to our attention. We have made some major changes regarding the use of this amenity.
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The house was absolutely perfect.

  • 5 of 5

Homeowner thought of everything. We stayed a week and loved every minute. The weight of every day melted away our arrival. Sadie the dog and the cat were welcoming and special additions to each day. Recommending it.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Words cannot express our Memorial Day weekend at this awesome cabin in East Texas. From the moment of arrival to a saddy good bye, our stay for 1 that we will never forget. Our host had everything ready for us before our arrival. From the moment that we stepped into this dream cabin we knew that when it was time to return home, it was going to be hard to say good-bye. We can't say that about most places we have been.

The ability to just kick back and use the patio on the back on the cabin, the rockers on the front porch and oh the hot tub was awesome. To sit on the front porch each morning and listen to God's birds sing their sweet songs of joy, while we enjoyed coffee, to listening to the cows calling their young. It brought back moments of growing up on the family farm. To be able to pick items from the garden and fresh eggs from the hen house. Life is good.

There were a few items with the a/c but upon notifying the owners of the problem, a repairman was there in no time and the problem fixed. Where do you get service like that today? Nowhere!

To be able to just take a walk on the County Road in front of the property without having to go into town was great. Not much traffic to have to watch out for.

My wife had been here with a girlfriend back in November 2016 and she had so much to tell me about this place when she returned that I surprised her by booking it for the Memorial Day weekend. We will be returning again very soon.

My review and recommendation is you are better than any 5 star hotel. We can't wait to see and stay in the new place that is under construction right now. We will see you soon. Thank you so much for being wonderful host.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Your kind words are sincerely appreciated! We wanted to share this little quiet spot and provide a very different type of vacation. (I DO know that we need to place some candles and flashlights down there to accommodate for the power interruptions that come in stormy weather.) I hope that you make this a frequent stop for many years to come. See you soon! Marcia
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Perfect in every way

  • 5 of 5

This cozy cabin is so comfy and welcoming. Enjoyed all the special touches... cookies, drinks, and coffee. The sweet kitty welcomes you on the back porch and Sadie made an appearance too. What more could you ask for?! :)

  • Review Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for coming to take a break at our little cabin. We enjoy having you here and I know that Miss Kitty and Sadie enjoy your visit also.... Our new "Clara's Cabin" that we arein the final stages of building will be complete soon and you might like a weekend there also...Watch for pictures to be posted soon.. Come again....Come often! And thank you again for choosing to stay at Gus's Place. Marcia
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Nearest Airport
95 Miles
Tyler Pounds Field
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Liberty Bell in Downtown Nacogdoches
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Piney Woods Country Club, Woodland Hills Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
OH MY! I will make a list!!!
Nearest Ski
12 Miles
Water Skiing at Lake Nacogdoches, or Sam Rayburn
Nearest Beach
12 Miles
Lake Nacogdoches
Car: necessary

Nacogdoches is known as the "Oldest Town in Texas" and is full of antique shops and quaint little restaurants. There is wonderful shopping in Nacogdoches and the nearby town of Lufkin. We have a farmers' market on Saturdays and live music at the Liberty Bell Wine Bar & Restaurant every Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Other venue's in town also have live music on week ends.

Lake Nacogdoches is good for water skiing and jet skiing and fishing. Lake Naconiche is also a good fishing lake...as is Lake Sam Rayburn (which is about an hour away).

About 45 minutes minutes away, close to Jacksonville is the Cherokee Trace drive thru wildlife park...

If you are interested in sight seeing we have the Old Stone Fort, The Sterne Hoya Library, and Millard's Crossing.

In the very near future, a water park is opening AND a micro brewery. Auntie Pasta's has really good Italian Food and Clear Springs has real down home cooking...Mike's Bar B Que and The Bar B Que House will satisfy any craving for bar b que! There are many Mexican food restaurants and a couple of wonderful Sushi Bars as well as the new little Dollie's Diner for breakfast and lunch downtown....


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin in Nacogdoches, Texas

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
22 Nov 2017 - 27 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Christmas/New Year's
21 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £58.29
Pet Fee £233.16
Damage Insurance £45.85



If you would like a one day rental, please contact us. Reserving for one day during the week is generally no problem. Week-ends are a bit of a different matter, but we are open to change if it is not booked.

CHECK IN TIME IS 4:00PM--------unless we have discussed other arrangements
CHECK OUT TIME IS 11:00AM----unless other arrangements have been discussed

DO NOT PARK IN THE PATIO AREA BEHIND THE HOUSE. PARK BESIDE THE HOUSE. The concrete patio is not thick enough to handle cars or trucks...DO NOT PARK THERE.


Our rates are for one-two people. For any requests over 2, the fee increases by $20/person for any person over the age of 18. Children 18 y/o and younger are welcomed without extra fee. But this small cabin is really more suited for two people.

The TOTAL FEE is DUE at the time of booking IF you are scheduling arrival within TWO weeks.
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO DIVIDE THE PAYMENT INTO TWO PARTS, please contact us and we will work it out.

We do provide all the towels and linens and hair dryers and shampoos and soap that you might need. The pantry and fridge contain items for your use. There are charcoal briquets and lighters for the outside bar-b-que grill. You are welcome to feed any non protein scraps to the chickens and to gather the fruits of their labors. If the garden is producing or the fig tree is full of figs, please, please feel free to gather and enjoy. AND PLEASE take as many figs as you want!

AGAIN...CHECK IN IS 4:00.......CHECK OUT IS 11:00AM....unless we have made different arrangements.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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