Hipcamp host Robin B.,
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We are somewhat secluded having 15 Acres of Wooded Rolling Land with a 4 Acre Swimming Pond.  We opened our land to visitors to meet new people and share our place with other Nature Lovers.  We treat our place more like a retreat.  Not quite Glamping but definitely not totally roughing it.  If you want to be secluded, site 3 is just right for you.  If you want to be a little

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We are somewhat secluded having 15 Acres of Wooded Rolling Land with a 4 Acre Swimming Pond.  We opened our land to visitors to meet new people and share our place with other Nature Lovers.  We treat our place more like a retreat.  Not quite Glamping but definitely not totally roughing it.  If you want to be secluded, site 3 is just right for you.  If you want to be a little more social then site 1 or 2 would be more your speed.   We have a wide variety of wildlife, including Bald Eagles.  If you want to venture out we are about 5 Minutes from Lake Livingston and about 15-20 minutes away from the closest town just in case you forgot something.  There is a great Pizza Place in Onalaska named Simple Simon's.  There a few convenient stores and a Dollar Store a few minutes away.  We are also near Sam Houston National Forest.  For Cyclists or Motorcycles there are some extremely nice nearby long sweeping and winding roads that are fun to ride.  If while out running around there are 2 nice icehouses close by.  One is on 190 (The Hill Top) and the other is on 156 (The Bullet).  One of our Guests told us about some very nice walking/hiking trails in Livingston State Park which is only about 30 minutes from us.

We face north & the breeze blows across water onto our property, which helps us keep a little cooler.  In the early morning fog rolls around on the water, moving in and out of the cove.  The birds start waking up and singing songs to start the day off right.  In the background you might hear the Cows mooing and 1 Lonely Donkey that thinks his a cow.  His "moo" is a little awkward.  During the day there is Swimming, Horse Shoes, Darts and Hammocks for napping.  Just Before Dark the Bats come out while being serenaded by the Frogs.  Then if the sky is clear the stars are amazing.

Camp Site 1 is semi secluded but still close to everything.  Camp Site 2 is near the water in a nestle of trees and closest to the communal amenities.  Site 2 can only be booked in conjunction with site 1 or when booking the entire area for larger groups.  Camp Site 3 is very secluded and not so close to the communal amenities, but sports its own fire pit, table with chairs and charcoal cooker but still very much welcome in the communal area.  The pavilion is equipped with an Outdoor Propane Kitchen and Electricity.  On the pavilion is plenty of seating, a charcoal grill table, fans, lights and a refrigerator.  In the middle of a common area is a 100 year old electrified 20' street lamp which can be lit for a little extra ambiance.  There is an 8' Fire Pit with chairs to sit around at night or day.  

Watching the Large Mouth Bass, Bluegill, Green Perch and Tilapia from the deck by the water is like looking into an aquarium.  The water stays fairly cool to cold and clear all year round.  Swimming is definitely a must.  Upon request we can anchor a large float in the center of the pond.  The center at its deepest is about 15' and in the coves the depth ranges from 2' to 8'.  We have a Jon Boat and 2 paddle boats to take a whirl around the pond.  Also heading out to Lake Livingston to go Fishing or just a Boat Ride isn't bad idea either.  A FREE Boat Launch is on the West side of the 190 Big Bridge.  A Paid Marina/Boat Launch is on the East Side.   There's an place named "Pine Island" were the locals drop anchor to party on the beach for the day.  

During the weekends we are on site and readily available.  We have a weekend neighbor that shares the pond with us.  They also rent their place.  If you choose to stay during the week you might get the place all to yourself but we are still reachable.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
3 sites
Up to 8 guests per site
Short walk
No wheelchair access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Kitchen available
Picnic table available
No potable water
No showers
No wifi
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Have a question? Send Robin a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Flexible
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 2 nights
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Response time: Within 6 hours
  • Response rate: 100%

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Activities

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Biking

The area is very scenic with rolling hills which is great for bicyclist and motorcycles.

Boating

There are 2 pedal boats & 1 John boat available to use in the pond. If you bring a real boat, Livingston is a 5 minute drive. ...Read more

Fishing

We have Large Mouth Bass, Bluegill. Red Eared Sun Perch, another kind of Bass (we haven't quite figured out) & Tilapia. Please...Read more

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Bring a Canoe, Kayak or Paddle Board & have blast in the pond.

Swimming

On hots days a dip in the pond is a great way to cool off. Upon request we can have the blow up island floats in the water. T...Read more

Wildlife watching

There is a wide variety of birds that visit or stay in our area. Redheaded Sap Suckers & Woodpeckers, Wood Stork, Blue Heron & ...Read more

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Natural features you'll find at The Honey Hole in Texas.

Lake

Lake Livingston is a 5 minute drive from our property. The fishing is great and the water sports are fun. Even given weekend ...Read more

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There are no lifeguards on duty. This is a swim at your own risk.

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Hipcamper Neil

Fantastic family time

Neil S.
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(Dispersed site)
July 26th, 2021

Beautiful setup! The site is well setup for families looking for a nice balance between a “traditional”tent-camping experience and “glamping”. Private and serene, this location has a nice sized pond with plenty of fish to target, a range of possible tent locations, and a covered deck with an amazing amount of space for lounging, and a surprising amount of cooking and grilling equipment (smoker, gas BBQ, fajita table, searing surface, gas burners, and a large hibachi-like grilling surface). Had an amazing 4 days there - thanks to the owners Robin and Steve!

Hipcamper Robin
Response from Robin, the Host, on July 28th, 2021

Loved having you there and hope you get to come back in the spring

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Hipcamper Elizabeth
Elizabeth S.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 10th, 2021

This is our new fav place to camp! It has it all. We spent 3 amazing nights and 2.5 days enjoying all the amenities. Even with the rain off and on each day it was the perfect getaway for us and our 3 girls. The hosts are exceptional and we can’t wait to return soon!!!!

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Hipcamper Robin
Response from Robin, the Host, on July 10th, 2021

It was a pleasure having y'all stay. It'll be great to have y'all back again

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Hipcamper Phyllis
Phyllis F.
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(Dispersed site)
April 27th, 2021

I just returned for a repeat visit to The Honey Hole. It’s a special place. The amazing outdoor pavilion and kitchen...they keep making it better! The pond is always like glass. Wildlife abounds.

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Hipcamper Robin
Response from Robin, the Host, on May 3rd, 2021

Thanks for all the pictures. We really love seeing them. We'd Love to have you back any time.

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Hipcamper Elizabeth
Elizabeth W.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
April 20th, 2021

We had an excellent time! The hosts were welcoming and friendly - very responsive and helpful when needed. The property was the perfect mix of “roughing it” and “comfortable accommodation”. The covered outdoor kitchen made meals easy and provided cover from the few passing rain storms we encountered. The pond and surrounding woods are beautiful...the nature trail made for a great adventure for the young kids. It was too cold for us for swimming but the boats and fishing made for wonderful entertainment. Our 5 and 7 year old kids said it was the best trip they have ever been on! We have every intention of going back. Thanks for adventure!

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Hipcamper Robin
Response from Robin, the Host, on April 30th, 2021

We are so glad y'all had a great time. Thank y'all for the flowers. It was so sweet of the kids. Hope to see y'all again

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Hipcamper Adam
Adam I.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
April 13th, 2021

Friendly hosts, lovely little pond (LOTS OF FISH), and an excellent little kitchen.

Hipcamper Robin
Response from Robin, the Host, on April 14th, 2021

Thank you for your review Adam. Y'all were a very nice group that seamed to make the most of being outdoors. Glad y'all had a great time

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Hipcamper Sureima

Beautiful piece of land

Sureima P.
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(Dispersed site)
March 18th, 2021

The Honey Hole is simply amazing! The area is very nice, clean and peaceful. The lake is beautiful, with clear water and plenty of fish. Robin was very attentive and made sure all of our questions were answered. Chairs, fire pit, BBQ, gas stove and kitchen utensils were available. Great place for a family getaway. We will be coming back, for sure!

Hipcamper Robin
Response from Robin, the Host, on April 14th, 2021

Thank you for your review. Y'all were a very respectful group and would welcome you back again.

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Hipcamper Jimmy

Peaceful

Jimmy E.
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(Dispersed site)
March 10th, 2021

The Honey Whole is amazing. My stay here has been one of the best camping trips I’ve been on. Peaceful and beautiful sums up this property. There’s a great breeze that comes off of the water pretty much all day and in the evening keeping you cool. The deck on the water and the covered outdoor cooking space make the main area a great gathering spot. The owners are wonderful people and have been extremely accommodating. I’ll be back to stay again.

Campsite 3. Firepit and tent setup! The water is super clean and clear Nice walking trail
Hipcamper Robin
Response from Robin, the Host, on April 14th, 2021

Thank you for your review and would love to have you back.

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Hipcamper Phyllis

It’s true.

Phyllis F.
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(Dispersed site)
January 9th, 2021

Hard to expand on what everyone says about The Honey Hole. What a perfect getaway. I’ll come back soon. Robin is an amazing host.

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Hipcamper Robin
Response from Robin, the Host, on January 11th, 2021

Thank you for your review & next time we'll tell the story behind the street lamp. We put it there 30 years ago. We were glad to have you.

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Hipcamper Jasmine
Jasmine W.
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December 9th, 2020

Wonderful host. Great site. Had everything we needed and we can not wait to visit again. I wish we would have had a gift to leave.

Hipcamper Robin
Response from Robin, the Host, on January 10th, 2021

Yes it is fun finding little trinkets from former guests. Maybe next time. We have found more shoes, cable chargers, fishing pliers & a speaker. Maybe a message on the Jenga set.

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Property
The Honey Hole
State
Texas
Country
United States
$75/night
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