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Peaceful Cabin on 8 wooded acres 3 Miles From MSU Campus

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,300 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom 2 Bath Cabin On 8 Wooded Acres

Awakening Spirit Retreat is a 3 Bedroom 2 Bath cabin that is located on 8 wooded acres that are yours to explore and hike during your stay. The cabin has a separate garage that has been closed in that is home to Awakening Spirit Massage Therapy and Hypnosis Monday through Friday. The entire cabin was originally used for the business until we closed off the garage so that we could live there during the construction of our home. Our new home is now complete and we wanted to share the simplicity and tranquility that we found while our family stayed in the cabin. The cabin has a covered front porch perfect for drinking your coffee and watching the wildlife as you wake up in the morning, an open back porch with plenty of seating, and a fire pit that is perfect for enjoying the sunset and a glass of wine. The cabin is equipped with a full kitchen that has most of the basic utensils you will need, and a charcoal grill on the back porch. It has a central heat and A/C unit, as well as a wood burning fireplace with wood provided. The main bedroom has a queen size bed and adjoins a full bathroom. The second bedroom has a full size bed, and the third bedroom has a queen size bed with a twin bunk above.

Russell Winston
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
27 April, 2017

About Russell Winston

Amy and I were both born and raised here in Starkville, MS. We both attended high school at Starkville schools, then continued our education at Mississippi State. After graduating, I began my career in the automotive collision repair industry, and Amy attended The Cayce Reilly School of Massotherapy in Virginia Beach, VA. Amy has been self employed as a massage therapist for 15 years, and I now own Advanced Collision Repair in Starkville. We have 3 young children, and love to travel and discover new places. We enjoy staying in cabins and houses that we find on VRBO, and we are excited to have the opportunity to share our retreat with others.

Russell Winston purchased this cabin in 2010

Why Russell Winston chose Mississippi

The land the cabin is on first belonged to my grandfather. He sectioned off the 8 acres and gave it to his sister so she could have a place to build outside of town to get away. Louise and Kenneth Pyron built the cabin on the property in 1968 where Louise would come to paint and read, and Kenneth would come to work on woodworking projects in the adjacent shop. When Louise and Kenneth passed away the cabin went through several hands, until 2010 when Amy and I had the chance to purchase it to reclaim and restore it for what the property was originally intended. We love this property and are excited to share this peaceful retreat with others.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Starkville in Oktibbeha County

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
  • All bedroom are furnished with linens, and additional blankets.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • Shopping
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • Kayaking
  • tennis


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(9 traveller reviews)

Peaceful Cabin on 8 wooded acres 3 Miles From MSU Campus
average rating of 4.888889 based on 9 reviews

Beautiful and Peaceful

  • 5 of 5

Having stayed in this cabin 20 years ago as an MSU student it is stunning how beautiful the updates are! The original rustic feel of the cabin was maintained but the cabin has been completely reformed. The owners thought of every detail for the visitors needs, from items for making smores, to small household items and nice toiletries. Our children loved exploring and playing in the acreage. The cabin was clean, comfortable and beautiful! We will come again.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Great place to spend a weekend supporting the Dawgs!

  • 5 of 5

We are already looking for a future date to come back!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect setting for family gathering

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for a perfect cabin to celebrate our thanksgiving and mini vacation. Great location and the house has everything you need for cooking and relaxing. Our family enjoyed the firepit, the welcome basket with smores fixings was a pleasant surprise. Beds are super comfortable, decor is beautiful. AAA+ we look forward to our next visit. With a son st MSU, its a blessing! thank you Winston family

  • Review Submitted: Nov 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quaint, cozy, peaceful and relaxing. We thoroughly enjoyed the cabin.

  • 4 of 5

The Winston's cabin is very nice and well done. It was so peaceful that it helped make an emotional time so much easier. Amy and Russell really know how to make you feel welcome.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Beautiful. Serene. Clean.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best place to stay near STATE / Starkville

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely gorgeous property with plenty of room to roam and explore. The cabin was perfect and a unique experience for the kids. Our hosts welcomed us with an much appreciated Easter basket filled with goodies as we were visiting our oldest daughter (freshman at MSU) for Easter weekend. Conveniently located just minutes from campus and all the amenities of Starkville. We plan to make this our regular overnight spot when visiting MSU in future.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Golden Triangle Airport
Car: necessary

Our cabin is located on 8 wooded acres, and is a perfect setting for a weekend of relaxation. We are located 3 miles from the campus of Mississippi State University, and 3 miles from the Mississippi Horse Park. We are just far enough out of town to not see another person if you like, but still close enough to be in the middle of any events that Starkville has to offer with in 5 minutes.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin in Starkville, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
MSU Vs Charleston
31 Aug 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
14 Sep 2017 - 16 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
12 Oct 2017 - 14 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
MSU vs Kentucky
19 Oct 2017 - 21 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
MSU vs UMass
2 Nov 2017 - 4 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
MSU vs Alabama
9 Nov 2017 - 11 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
MSU vs Ole Miss
21 Nov 2017 - 23 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £57.98

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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