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Getaway Camp and Cabin

6 reviews
· Huntsville, Texas
17 acres
1 site
1 Tent
Tired of the city ordinances that restricted raising fouls, I decided to look for an acreage that is not too far nor too close to the city and which allowed the raising of farm animals. We have a couple of ducks, 5 geese, 2 pigs, and 11 cows. But they will not bother you :-) We built a log cabin in the 17-acre property in preparation for downsizing when the boys go to to college. But when our neighbors had to move back to England, they sold us their house and 11-acre land. With the cabin on the 17-acre now vacant, we decided to open it for camping (on the land) or renting out the log cabin after building the 2-acre pond. Learn more about this land: Stay in the log cabin, or pitch a tent. Enjoy stargazing, or just enjoy the peace and quiet of the property.  Pick wild grapes  or wild blackberries when in season or spring wildflowers. Kayak or canoe in the pond.   Cabin use is free, but these are STRICT RULES.1. No pets please, not even emotional support animals of any kind 2. No smoking inside the cabin 3. Do not use the bathroom towels for kitchen purposes or to wipe off dirt 4. Please no outdoor footwear indoors, but you are welcome to wear clean indoor footwear. Violation will result in forfeiture of the entire deposit 5.  Cars MUST be parked on the rocked section, thus walking is necessary from this point.  This is a 2-3 minute walk. The driveway might be dry but, no vehicles will be allowed past the rocked section. 6. Never leave food - solid or liquid - where ants can find them or you will cause them to infest the house including your bed! They can do so faster than you can imagine. 7. Please do not bring more people than officially booked, or we will cancel the reservation and force you to leave. No refund. We also close/lock the gate once you have checked in. We understand rules can be off-putting, but we had to disclose due to massive damage, thefts, and other violations by a few - Dawn S., Marc A., T. Frazier. IF THESE RULES ARE UNACCEPTABLE, PLEASE DO NOT BOOK.
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Huntsville, Texas, United StatesTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Mark B.Joined in August 2018
Response rate: 80%Response time: Within 5 hours
6 Ratings · 6 reviews
Chance J.recommends
November 14, 2022
Getaway Camping, Free Use of Cabin
My first experience with Hipcamp and it was fantastic. Beautiful cabin and very relaxing property. Mark is a great host and very easy to work with. Highly recommend
Travis S.recommends
November 22, 2021
Getaway Camping, Free Use of Cabin
Great place to pitch a tent!
I enjoyed pitching a tent with my boys on this wonderful property. There were so many things for us to do, such as catching some nice sized bass in the pond, exploring with the kayak and canoe, and roasting marshmallows at the fire pit next to the water. The cabin was really nice for cooking meals and escaping the cold for a bit and made this camping trip extra easy. Mark was a great host and had great communication! We’ll definitely be back and recommend this property to anyone looking for a great time.
Jack H.recommends
September 7, 2021
Getaway Camping, Free Use of Cabin
We loved Mark’s property! It’s well kept and full of pleasant surprises! The only regret is we only spent a day there.
Cong Bao P.recommends
August 9, 2021
Getaway Camping, Free Use of Cabin
Amazing Place
Mark provided an incredibly beautiful area and a cabin that would be ideal for any group who is looking to go out and enjoy nature without sacrificing amenities. The land the cabin is located on is vast, beautiful, and diverse. Just outside is a beautiful pond with multiple access points to enjoy the view. And let's not forget that there's an island in the middle of the pond that you can access. Additionally, there was plenty of open space. In regards to the cabin, it was fully stocked with everything we needed. The entire cabin was also spotless when we arrived, not to mention how it has its own charm and fun decor. I hope to one day come back when the opportunity arises.
Jason W.recommends
October 25, 2020
Getaway Camping, Free Use of Cabin
Great little spot outside Huntsville and close enough to state park for day access. We enjoyed the cabin and pitched a tent for the kids to try the outdoors. Would come back again.
Yuhuang C.recommends
May 20, 2020
Getaway Camping, Free Use of Cabin
GREAT experience
We had a great weekend getaway! The cabin: pretty spacious and had everything we needed for a weekend getaway. No WIFI but LTE was full bar. Surroundings: large & private property, next to a lake w/ island that's protected by two geese; Canoe, fireplace, viewing deck, and stargazing! The host: Mark was very kind and responsive. Location: only 90 mins drive from Houston, nearest city Huntsville is only 10 miles away!
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