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JH Ranch-Haggard Lake

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· Texas
200 acres
2 sites
2 Glamping
Come get a big dose of Texas! Working cattle ranch with 200 acres of rugged country to explore. Quite often we will ride by the cabin on the horses and kids can climb on for a photo or short ride. Take a dip in the the 6 acre private lake that also offers great fishing and kayaking. Want some adventure? Sign up for the Jeep tour of the ranch. Serious about fishing? Get the 2 man bass boat with trolling motor. Want to see stars? We are an hour SW of Fort Worth so well away from the city lights. Your well behaved dogs are welcome but please add under extras the $25 additional cleaning fee. If they are don’t leave hair everywhere I will refund it.
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Hosted by John H.Joined in February 2020
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146 Ratings · 122 reviews
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Orlando C.recommends
January 16, 2023
Rustic Log Cabin on Private Lake
John was a great host, very welcoming. The cabin was exactly what we expected and more. So many outdoor activities to do. Got to see deer 30 yards away or so. Kayak. Fished. Build a fire first night. Looking forward to go back in the spring.
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Reid W.recommends
January 8, 2023
“The Spruce” mini lake cabin
GREAT WEEKEND!
The spruce cabin and property was awesome! This place is really something else. My girlfriend and I booked the cabin last minute and I’m so glad we did. John is a great host and made us feel like the ranch was ours. John has a little slice of heaven on earth out there and we can’t wait to go back. All the wildlife and views were amazing and I’d say we accomplished our goal of a relaxing/adventures weekend. Thank you again John for everything! We will be back very soon to stay up in the hilltop palace!
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Lagenea D.recommends
September 24, 2022
Rustic Log Cabin on Private Lake
The cabin and lake view are fabulous! We caught 5 bass and several perch!
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Lanelle R.recommends
September 16, 2022
“The Spruce” mini lake cabin
Was greeted by John and shown to the cabin. Cabin had all I needed.Complete with AC for the Texas heat,fridge,micro and outdoor cooking stove and sink.Another plus was the bathroom with shower. The land here is awesome! If you love nature and aren't afraid of a few bugs this is an awesome place. I saw deer, lizards,ducks,crane,kingfishers,and my first armadillo and scorpion. Being from Washington state we don't have those there. If I lived in Texas or closer and wanted a get away I would stay here. I give this place a 100 on a scale of 1-100.
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Brittany R.recommends
September 11, 2022
Rustic Log Cabin on Private Lake
4th Trip :)
Wonderful trip at John's lovely cabin. It's our forth time visiting John's ranch, and we're looking forward to our 5th :)
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Neely V.recommends
July 21, 2022
Rustic Log Cabin on Private Lake
We had a great time staying in the rustic cabin! He has a beautiful property with a tank to fish or take the kayaks out on! We loved being in the country!
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Karen R.recommends
July 16, 2022
Rustic Log Cabin on Private Lake
Can’t wait to go back!!!!!
The Rustic cabin setting is absolutely beautiful! The porch swing was my spot to relax and unwind. I loved the cattle roaming and interacting with one another. The stars were like a celestial dream! My teen daughter and her friends look forward to many more visits! -Karen Staying with John is definitely a must!!! He creates the most inviting and fun experience for his guests and it’s always a blast!! -Casey John and his cabin are always so good to us each time we visit! We love spending time on the lake and thoroughly enjoy the beautiful views. John is always so welcoming and kind which enhances the experience. The Jeep rides are SO much fun! Thank you John! - Olivia My experience at the cabin was so much fun with all the activities we were able to do. Swimming, kayaking, canoeing, John’s horse Cisco, and riding in the Jeep. John is an amazing host who always ensures our stays are the most fun possible!! - Jayden My friends and I love going to John’s ranch in the summer! John has given us knowledge, lots of laughs, and unforgettable memories to cherish! -Kelsey
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Terry S.recommends
July 4, 2022
Rustic Log Cabin on Private Lake
Quiet and peaceful!
My wife and I tried out this location to celebrate our 35th anniversary! Everything was great. The house was ideal, the porch swing was a perfect place for breakfast and to enjoy the cool summer rain we had. We hiked around the property a dozen times over the weekend. We wanted to stay a couple more days. A perfect place to unplug and focus on each other! We will be back! Thx Joy for making our time at JH perfect!
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Tia R.recommends
June 12, 2022
Rustic Log Cabin on Private Lake
Family weekend getaway
The ranch is so pretty and peaceful. John is great. Friendly great host and super helpful.
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Elodie P.recommends
June 9, 2022
“The Spruce” mini lake cabin
Cabin by the lake
We loved John's cabin and ranch. The cabin was comfortable, and the lakeside spot was ideal. John is a great host, he swung by the cabin with his pup Kimber and horse Sisco who were so welcoming we just checked out of city life in a heartbeat. We had a few walks around the ranch with our pup and were taken aback by the views, scenery, and wildlife. The lake feature was amazing - we kayaked, swam, and just chilled; The lake was so safe and cool that we brought our pup onboard the kayaks and she just took to the water like a waterdog. We can't wait to go back! Thank you John, Kimber and Sisco.
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Ritika T.recommends
June 9, 2022
“The Spruce” mini lake cabin
Fishing and watching the cows walk on by was wonderful! Beautiful property and a great host, thank you!
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Douglas M.recommends
June 7, 2022
“The Spruce” mini lake cabin
OFF THE GRID HEAVEN!!
What can I say but THANKS to John for giving us the best anniversary ever! He was an absolute angel in human form, and so patient, as well. Even after getting lost for over three hours he kept on helping us, and was still waiting in his jeep when we arrived. As for the property, and our little snug cabin, it was the closest thing to heaven we could experience. It was really spiritual.for both of us. The scenery is just too gorgeous, and you get the feeling of being back in the old pioneer days. Would I recommend it to my friends? It's already been done, and I have sent the word out to all my sites. If you are looking to get away from everything, no calls, no internet, just want to really be off the grid, then look no further than John Haggard Ranch at the Spruce Mini Cabin. You'll never want to leave. We will definitely be back, and before the end of this year. Bless you, John. You are truly an angel in human form.
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Rebecca L.recommends
June 4, 2022
“The Spruce” mini lake cabin
Pleasant escape
I had a very pleasant stay on John's property. He met me at the bottom of the road and guided me to the cabin. Gave me an orientation & then we had a nice conversation about his property and animals. He even gave me a tour of the larger cabin as it was empty. The Spruce cabin where I stayed is simple & charming. The large windows make you feel as close to being outside as you can feel while in the protection of a structure. The bed is comfortable. The outdoor kitchen area is convenient and very usable. The hot shower is delightful, especially in contrast to the simplicity of the outhouse. I agree that the cabin is only for those who are comfortable in an outdoors, rugged setting. Best to bring all your cooking supplies as if you were camping. Pots & pans were adequate, but there wasn't much in the way of other basic cooking supplies. Also, because the pond water level is low, there is quite a bit of mud along the shoreline making entry to boating challenging. Overall, a great place and I will be returning!
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Chad S.recommends
May 16, 2022
Rustic Log Cabin on Private Lake
Cabin Camping by the lake
We all had such a great weekend on John’s property and lake! Good place to unwind and hang out. Thank You
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Denise C.recommends
May 1, 2022
Rustic Log Cabin on Private Lake
Perfect, peaceful weekend get away!
John’s cabin at the lake is the perfect little weekend get away. The cabin was cozy, beds comfortable and we loved the outside area to sit and relax. The fishing was a lot of fun and we caught several crappie. John was great and the jeep ride around the place was also fun. Our dogs loved getting in the lake and going for hikes. They even loved sitting on the dock and got excited every time we caught a fish. We’ll definitely stay here again!!!
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Aaron M.recommends
April 28, 2022
Rustic Log Cabin on Private Lake
We loved staying at John's cabin the lake and the area was beautiful John was an excellent host and we highly recommend staying there.
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Danny S.recommends
April 28, 2022
Rustic Log Cabin on Private Lake
John Haggard is a great host…a good dude. His cabin is as advertised - no surprises. It was wonderful. We will certainly go back.
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Kristin M.recommends
April 25, 2022
Rustic Log Cabin on Private Lake
Perfect place to break away too!
We loved John’s placed! It’s absolutely beautiful and John is a whoot, kindest person. John made sure we had everything we needed, took us on a “ride” to see his property (so much fun)! Just a side note you probably won’t have phone reception out there and there’s no tv’ either- I promise you won’t miss them! We will most definitely be back!!
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Jimmy E.recommends
April 24, 2022
Rustic Log Cabin on Private Lake
Camping
John was a great host, we always checked on us. He gave us a Jeep run which was fun. John told us a trail to godown and look for antlers and we found some. Our son caught his first fish. Beautiful place to get away. Thank you John, we will be back.
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Brittany R.recommends
April 15, 2022
“The Spruce” mini lake cabin
Second visit :)
It was our second time at the Spurce, and it was just as lovely as last time. Can't recommend John's Ranch enough.
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Travis B.recommends
April 3, 2022
Rustic Log Cabin on Private Lake
Beautiful View with Great Fishing!
Beautiful rustic cabin with an awesome view! Plenty of room to set up our trailer tent and had a blast fishing and taking advantage of the kayaks and boat! Caught a ton of bass, more than we do many times on membership based stocked ponds! Highly recommend!
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Molly L.recommends
March 28, 2022
Rustic Log Cabin on Private Lake
Wonderful relaxing weekend
John’s place was wonderful. Extremely relaxing and everything there that we needed. The cabin is so cute, and the dogs loved running around on the property. He is so nice and helpful, and even let us have stay longer in checkout day to enjoy some time with family. We will definitely be back!
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Teri L.recommends
March 27, 2022
“The Spruce” mini lake cabin
John's piece of paradise was perfect for our quick getaway out of the city. Gorgeous views of the stars! John met me at his house and then rode his horse as he guided us to the cabin. John is an outstanding host who truly enjoys hosting. He gave a thorough tour of the cabin and directions to the store should we need supplies. The cabin had a nice deck with lots of shade. Having hot water, stove top, and solar lights were so nice! Literally you just bring your ice chest! The jeep tour was fun and we were able to see the new calves and foal up close. We would definitely stay at John's cabin again!
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Wendy H.recommends
March 20, 2022
Rustic Log Cabin on Private Lake
Our quick trip to John’s cabin was perfect! We loved being able to kayak around the lake and our dogs loved going for a swim! John was a fantastic host and we can’t wait to go back!
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Ruby A.recommends
March 16, 2022
“The Spruce” mini lake cabin
John was super friendly & his land was beautiful! His cows, horses & dogs made it even extra beautiful! My partner, two dogs and I had a lot of fun! We caught a lot of fish the first night & slept great on the comfy bed! The outdoor shower was amazing after a warm day & if you’re looking for a mixture of camp & glamping this is the place for you! :)
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Britney S.recommends
March 13, 2022
“The Spruce” mini lake cabin
Can’t wait to go back!
My fiancé and I loved staying at Johns “the spruce” mini cabin!! It was so much fun fishing, canoeing and hiking around the property! There’s cows everywhere and lots of wildlife to hangout with. John is extremely friendly and we’ll definitely be going back soon!
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Amy A.recommends
March 1, 2022
“The Spruce” mini lake cabin
Easy Camping!
We had an awesome time! John was very friendly and helpful. The cabin was great, it was just enough to still feel like your camping but with some added convenience. There's a room with a great view, running water, and nice fire pit. We brought alot of supplies, like our own water, propane, firewood, & grill just in case, but John had all of that provided also. The view is fantastic and some nice walking trails around the property. Our dog had a great time exploring around. Would love to visit again!
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Jeremy S.recommends
February 22, 2022
Rustic Log Cabin on Private Lake
Fantastic place, definitely will be back, John went above and beyond and treated us like family.
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Mystery S.recommends
February 20, 2022
Rustic Log Cabin on Private Lake
MUST STAY!!!
What a beautiful property! If you’re looking for peace and quiet this is perfect; if you’re looking for family and fun this is also the place for you. The cabin is perfect for multiple guests and has options for indoor or outdoor activities although you won’t want to be indoors at all. The lake is perfect, so many options to get on the pond and fish, swim, paddle, kayak, or lay in the sun. Loved interacting with the horses and doggos, so pet friendly. Wake up to cows and deer near the cabin was a majestic touch. Make sure to bring groceries and drinks with ya to avoid running up to the store or even into Stephenville for anything after you arrive. John’s hospitality is absolutely unmatched, I was so happy to leave a rave review and we will absolutely be back with friends and family!
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George C.recommends
February 15, 2022
Rustic Log Cabin on Private Lake
Cabin , camp fires , wildlife !!!!!
The property is beautiful. We over looked a quiet private lake in a unadorned but not too rustic cabin. The deer came to feed in the evening after a day of fishing or kayaking while we sat fireside. Our host rode up horseback to make sure our needs were met. What a wonderful weekend!
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