Hipcamp host John H.,
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The little off grid cabin has 12v solar power for lights. It does not have electricity. It is nestled in some cool rocks overlooking a private lake. The lake has great fishing, boating and swimming. I have kayaks and a canoe available to guests. I have a generator available to power AC on hot days. This cabin features lots of nature, it is not a fancy condo. Not for those that
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The little off grid cabin has 12v solar power for lights. It does not have electricity. It is nestled in some cool rocks overlooking a private lake. The lake has great fishing, boating and swimming. I have kayaks and a canoe available to guests. I have a generator available to power AC on hot days. This cabin features lots of nature, it is not a fancy condo. Not for those that can’t rough it a bit. No refrigerator in this cabin so bring an ice chest. Outdoor kitchen with stovetop, smoker and campfire ring for cooking. Cool outdoor shower. My ranch is located N of Stephenville, Texas. For a larger group look at Rustic Log Cabin on Private Lake.
Lodging provided
Cabin
1 site
Up to 2 guests per site
Up to 1 vehicle
No wheelchair access
Essentials
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Fire ban in effect
Amenities
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Bins available
No potable water
No wifi
Laundry absent
Have a question? Send John a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Strict
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 2 nights
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 10% off
  • Response time: Within an hour
  • Response rate: 100%

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Hipcamper Elodie

Cabin by the lake

Elodie P.
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June 9th, 2022

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.

Hipcamper John
Response from John, the Host, on June 9th, 2022

Thanks, y’all come back soon.... well when it cools down a bit!

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Hipcamper Ritika
Ritika T.
recommends this listing.
June 9th, 2022

Fishing and watching the cows walk on by was wonderful! Beautiful property and a great host, thank you!

Hipcamper Douglas

Off the grid heaven!!

Douglas M.
recommends this listing.
June 7th, 2022

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.

Hipcamper John
Response from John, the Host, on June 8th, 2022

Thanks y’all come back!

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Hipcamper Rebecca

Pleasant escape

Rebecca L.
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June 4th, 2022

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!

Hipcamper Brittany

Second visit :)

Brittany R.
recommends this listing.
April 15th, 2022

It was our second time at the Spurce, and it was just as lovely as last time. Can't recommend John's Ranch enough.

Hipcamper Teri
Teri L.
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March 27th, 2022

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!

Hipcamper John
Response from John, the Host, on March 28th, 2022

Thanks! Y’all come back anytime! Still working on more improvements! 😊

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Hipcamper Ruby
Ruby A.
recommends this listing.
March 16th, 2022

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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Hipcamper Britney

Can’t wait to go back!

Britney S.
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March 13th, 2022

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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Hipcamper Amy

Easy camping!

Amy A.
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March 1st, 2022

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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Property
JH Ranch-Haggard Lake
State
Texas
Country
United States
$75/night
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