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Mallard Haven

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· Texas
40 acres
6 sites
1 Lodging
1 RV/Tent
4 Tent
Mallard Haven Retreat is located off US 287, halfway between Palestine on the north and Crockett on the south.   The retreat and associated activities are part of our overall program,which is to provide a refuge away from the frantic pace of daily life. We are somewhat sequestered from the outside world so as to provide immersion in the sights and sounds of nature. The setting is designed to be a place for relaxation and restoration of the soul and body through reading, journaling, quiet reflection, or simple camp activities such as hiking. Campers and visitors are expected to respect the land and natural features of the property as a gift from our Creator to be used and appreciated. We treat the property carefully and honorably, in acknowledgment we are the 'stewards' of the land.
Activities
Hiking
Wildlife watching
Natural features
Forest
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Texas, United StatesTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
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Hosted by Mallard H.Joined in October 2017
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45 ratings · 30 reviews
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Brooke L.recommends
October 23, 2022
Grove Camp Primitive, Mallard Haven
Allen and his wife were super helpful and friendly. The area was secluded and beautiful, perfect to get away from city life. I look forward to going back!
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Cherie G.recommends
August 10, 2022
Grove Camp Primitive, Mallard Haven
Allen and Judy are wondeful people I highly recommend you check out their camp ; they always make your stay feel like your at home
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Abigail D.recommends
May 1, 2022
Grove Camp Primitive, Mallard Haven
Weekend in the Woods
We had a great weekend at Mallard Haven. We were the only campers and set up at campsite 1 right near the hunting cabin that has the toilet in it. The property had plenty of paths to walk during the day and we were fortunate to stumble upon some wild brambles! We enjoyed that the property was forested and the spots were very private. There is quite a distance between the two main homes and in between each site. Very thankful for the indoor space as we had a pretty wicked storm pass through with quarter sized hail.
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Chris S.recommends
March 28, 2022
Grove Camp Primitive, Mallard Haven
Fun Camping Ever!
OMG! The most lovely host In the world! They are amazing!!!we had so much fun! If you love camping this the place you have to try! You can see all the stars 🌟 at night and so much more! It’s a big place you can do so much! A lot out door games! Bone fires BBQ fishing 🛶 …….when it’s season you can pick up wild berries so we will come back again! Love ❤️ the host! We had a great time!!!!!
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Jacquelyn G.recommends
March 21, 2022
Mallard Pond Cabin
My kids & I had such a blast here! The owners are such sweet, helpful people. I loved the cabin so much, its simple, homey & relaxing. There are trails to walk, a paddleboat, canoe, fire pit, there are games in the closet, if you want to step away from the fast lane & rest yourself this is a great place to do it.
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Ramiro Q.recommends
March 18, 2022
Mallard Pond Cabin
Awesome place! Awesome hosts!
This is an awesome hidden little gem! We were there for 3 days and did not want to leave! Place has everything you need and has lots to do. The kids can’t wait to come back. They played from sun up to sun down since the cabin has several toys and games to play with and also they were Entertained by the owners dogs which were very funny and playful. The property is quite , tranquil, and beautiful. You won’t be disappointed to book this cabin.
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C R.recommends
March 15, 2022
Mallard Pond Cabin
Rustic spot to stay!
The owners were very welcoming and hospitable. The cabin that the 5 of us stayed in was a great rustic getaway from the hustle and bustle of city life! Plenty of land to walk and just enjoy the simple things. Would definitely recommend this place!
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Lidia P.recommends
March 14, 2022
Mallard Pond Cabin
I love this place!!!! It’s amazing comfort,silence,peace!!!!
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Maryana S.recommends
September 27, 2021
Grove Camp Primitive, Mallard Haven
The property was a bit hard to find. But once we got settled in we had a great time! We had fun walking the many trails with our dogs. It was a very quiet and peaceful weekend.
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Matt W.recommends
August 29, 2021
Grove Camp Primitive, Mallard Haven
A beautiful and quiet get away.
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Roxanne J.recommends
August 3, 2021
Mallard Pond Cabin
Cozy country relaxing place. Off gr
Very friendly owners, cozy comfy place, country relaxing atmosphere, fun feeding the fish in the pond, lots of areas to hike and wander around, fire pit and bbq area,i recommend this place for couples or families to just away and relax.
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Patrick G.recommends
June 8, 2021
Grove Camp Primitive, Mallard Haven
10/10
Best host ever! Very nice guy, super accommodating and great communication. Best spot for the price, look no further!
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Stephanie C.recommends
May 30, 2021
The Grove Shelter & Supplies
Super quiet and peaceful! Great spot!
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Michelle M.recommends
March 20, 2021
The Grove Shelter & Supplies
Very peaceful and beautiful scenery. Wonderful place to reconnect with nature.
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Robert J.recommends
October 11, 2020
Mallard Pond Cabin
This was my second time there, an absolutely amazing comfortable place. The hostess was perfect, kind. Beautiful place I can't wait to come back
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David H.recommends
September 27, 2020
Mallard Pond Cabin
Secluded comfortable cabin
Cabin was roomy and well equipped. Hosts were very friendly and helpful. Our kids want to move there. A perfect getaway for our family.
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Stephanie M.recommends
July 30, 2020
Mallard Pond Cabin
The kids didn't want to leave. I slept very well. It had everything we needed. We will definitely return.
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Kelly M.recommends
July 19, 2020
Mallard Pond Cabin
A Good Ol Fashioned Cabin
Hosts were very nice and welcoming. Cabin brought back many pleasant memories and felt just like your grandparents/unlce's place you visited and loved as a kid. Plenty of beds and pretty much everything you need is there. Nothing fancy but very homely and relaxing place to just kick back. Some nice state parks/forests nearby to go hiking.
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Victoria F.recommends
March 1, 2020
Mallard Pond Cabin
Peaceful Quiet Cabin Getaway
Was an amazing getaway for me and my husband. The cabin was so peaceful on a pond and had everything we needed! The owners came over to say hi and were so nice and welcoming. We recommend to anyone who wants a quiet getaway.
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Melissa S.recommends
February 24, 2020
Mallard Pond Cabin
Great property. Very out in the woods feel, which was what I was looking for. Friendly longhorn welcomed us.
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Allyn B.recommends
February 24, 2020
Mallard Pond Cabin
Isolated cabin surrounded by nature
We stayed in the cabin and it was lovely and perfect. The husband, dog and I just wanted a weekend away from the city. This hit the spot! There were lots of trails to go exploring and fishing in the pond if you wanted. There was also a closet full of board games and cards, which we took full advantage of! The hosts came over to greet us and stayed for a chat. It really was the most lovely peaceful weekend.
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Gisele J.recommends
January 13, 2020
Mallard Pond Cabin
true definition of unplug & reboot
Mallard Haven is a pristine and secluded getaway located on the outskirts of Davy Crockett National forest. It is absolutely perfect for groups looking to find a connection with nature. That being said, prepare for about a 30-40 minute beautiful "off road" driving through natural forest landscapes to get to the location. I drove my Kia Soul and made it just fine, although in inclement weather perhaps not. My arrival was breathtaking, and only made better by a greeting from the cows. As I arrived to the rustic cabin, I just felt everything melt away. It's EXTREMELY well stocked & has 8 beds, plus cots and plenty of room to spread out. It has the "going to grandmas" kind of charm. There's an adjacent pond for fishing, large deck equipped for summer cookouts, a "backyard" with fire pit, swings, and "forest trails". The hosts were very accomodating, even with a packed schedule.
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Kelsy M.recommends
November 10, 2019
Mallard Pond Cabin
Amazing!!!!
We loved it!!!!! Can't wait to go back. The place was extremely clean and comfortable. The hosts were very polite and hospitable. Very secluded.
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Emily A.recommends
July 26, 2019
Mallard Pond Cabin
Cozy cabin nestled in tall trees!
We had an incredible time at Mallard Haven! The rustic cabin is cozy with tons of beds to choose from. The kitchen has everything you’d need to prepare meals. We spent most of our time on the darling porch fishing; giant bluegill and bass are plentiful! The kids loved the paddle boat. Two friendly dogs live onsite. There is a giant fire ring with tons of wood provided. The night sky is very dark and excellent for star-gazing. You could spend your whole time exploring this massive property and all its hidden ponds. We drove to Ratcliff Lake in the Davy Crockett National Forest for a day of swimming, and highly suggest the side trip. We can’t wait to return to Mallard Haven!
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Alice I.recommends
May 29, 2019
Mallard Pond Cabin
Great country living experience!
Great for the country living experience. My kids love the out doors so this home and property was perfect. Fishing was a hit and kids loved the paddle boat and canoe. The property is in a great location and safe trails for kids. Our ages 10, 9, 8, 7, 6 and 1. :) Can’t forget the camp fire for S’mores! Yum! Large log sitting and plenty of chairs for outdoor. Thank you again for a great experience. We will definitely come visit again.
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Jason D.recommends
May 28, 2019
Mallard Pond Cabin
A nice weekend away from it all
This was a great spot for families wanting to have a get away from everything. Me. Fell was a great host and showed us the cabin and assisted us from helping the kids fish to ensuring the trash was taken out. A personable and polite person that I would defiantly would do business with again in the future.
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Heather C.recommends
April 30, 2019
The Grove Shelter & Supplies
One night get away!
The hosts are super friendly. It was set to storm over night so they put me in the cabin instead so i would be better protected and everyone would rest easier. They have a few dogs that were very friendly as well. One followed my dog and I as we walked the property after getting in. Beatiful place, fantastic hosts!
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Bryan J.recommends
November 19, 2018
The Grove Shelter & Supplies
The hosts were incredibly accommodating and hospitable despite our last minute booking. It was very peaceful and the flushing restroom was a huge win. 10 out of 10 would recommend. We'll be back to check out the cabin!
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Ryan H.recommends
October 22, 2018
Mallard Pond Cabin
Had a great time. Very private and relaxing. Hosts were excellent!
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Carter C.recommends
August 1, 2018
Mallard Pond Cabin
Our stay at Mallard Haven was so great. Allan could not have bene more excited to show us around the property and Judy was the most hospitable of hosts. They have pretty extensive property, which I road around in a golf cart to go see. We stayed in the cabin, but camping areas are endless and the little shack in the woods is a great, private getaway. The cabin was filled with lots of luxuries - for someone living on the road, A/C, hot water, and clean towels are just gold. I will absolutely be back the next time I am going through southeast Texas.
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