Cottage, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)
Paula & Jim Archer
About Paula & Jim Archer
Jim and Paula Archer own and operate Lone Star Cattle Company, a working 130 acre ranch in Northeast Texas. Jim is a recently retired Professor of Chemistry and Paula is a recently retired software sales leader for a major corporation. They moved to the ranch over 12 years ago. Jim remains active as a District Governor for Rotary International. He is also Chair of the local ambulance board. Both enjoy sharing the relaxation and enjoyment of the ranch through the vacation rental program.
Paula & Jim Archer purchased this Cottage in 1998
Why Paula & Jim Archer chose Pittsburg
We love the beauty of the area and the wonderful community of small town friends and neighbors. We moved to East Texas more than 20 years ago. After living in 'town' (Pittsburg TX) for 10 years we bought the ranch and fixed up Pine Grove Cottage for our weekend getaway. We loved staying there so much we sold our home in the city and moved to Pine Grove Cottage while we began plans for a new home on another corner of the property. During this time we needed more room for family and friends so we added Spring House on still another corner of the ranch. In 2005 our home was completed and we moved out of Pine Grove Cottage. We decided to offer both Pine Grove and Spring House on VRBO at that time so others could share in the beauty and fun of the ranch. We were so pleased with the wonderful guests that visited, we have added a third VRBO guest apartment and a Bed & Breakfast to allow larger groups to stay. We often host extended families looking for a retreat, wedding parties and multiple families who want to come together to visit. Now we can accommodate all. Our return rate is very high so many of our guests have come to view the ranch as their own special place in the country...without all the hard work!
What makes this Cottage unique
We love the peace and quiet, the wildlife and the wonderful neighbors and sense of community in rural East Texas.
Check-in: 3:00 pm
Check-out: 11:00 am
Small family gatherings allowed wt prior approval.
Only with approval from the owner prior to rental.
Children should be closely supervised.
Minimum age of primary renter:21
Max guests:8 (sleeps up to 6 adults)
Cancellation Policy: 1/2 due up front and fully refundable if cancelled at least 30 days prior to arrival. No refunds within 30 days.
A pet may be approved but only with prior approval. Owner must sign pet agreement and pet must meet strict criteria to be approved.
Swimming is strictly prohibited. All fishing is "Catch and Release" only. Four wheelers and discharge of firearms strictly prohibited.
100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Great place to stay
Beautiful place to stay The cabin was great and very relaxing. Fishing was really good also. Plan on returning!
Wonderful time as usual
This is our I think 4th time staying with Jim and Paula and yet again it was fantastic. Home is cozy and spotless. Beds comfortable and the most hospitality of any place we've stayed. Jimmie was able to catch multiple fish. Will definitely return again :) Thank you so much for a great weekend away.
Country at it’s best!
We were looking forward to the quiet, country cottage and that’s exactly what we got. The cottage was awaiting us with a cool ac going, which was really nice with the heat still underway even in September. Jim arrived shortly after our arrival greeting us with biscuits. After that, the only sounds were the roosters crowing, beautifully if I might add, each morning and cows mooing in the distance. Sitting on the back porch watching nature and just exhaling was such a joy. Thank you so much Paula and Jim!!
A little slice of heaven!
Amazing! Great family and relaxing place. The hosts were great. The eggs, biscuits and fruit preserves awesome. The cottage is homey and fully equipped. Even my doggie enjoyed the stay. Looking forward to my next visitSSS!
Lovely cottage on the lake
We really enjoyed our stay at the cottage on the lake. Very peaceful and quiet! Cottage was clean and beautiful. Even though it was 100 degrees, we managed to get out early in the morning and catch some nice bass. Definitely planning to go again when it’s cooler! Thanks Paula & Jim!
We had a great stay!
autumn foliage, pond, forests, bird watching, hiking, freshwater fishing, fruit orchards with fresh peaches/blackberries/blueberries/strawberries & pick your own, winery tours, scenic drives