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The Cattleman's Cabin, a Perfect Get Away!

Bedrooms 1
Space 600 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Rustic Cabin Sitting On Small Lake With Wrap Around Porch.

If you are looking for a nice little get away to enjoy Gods beautiful country come stay at Cattleman’s Cabin custom built by the eldest son, Brandon Gurley. A metal cabin with rustic interior that sits on the 246 acre ranch. Your choices to relax either on the wrap around porch, the concrete patio at the fire pit which are all steps away from the lake. Watch your step, occasionally the cattle will roam nearby. Enjoy on cool nights, a warm fire or roasted marshmallows and fishing in the day. Cattleman’s Cabin is a SMOKE FREE & PET FREE environment. It is one bedroom with a Queen Bed, one bath, kitchen and living room with a leather queen sofa sleeper, as well as the recliner. Provided: washer & dryer, Kitchen with a stainless steel Frigidaire refrigerator, a stove top, microwave, toaster, coffee pot and dishes for your use along with the supply of firewood and propane grill.


More Details

Property Manager
Leigha Pannell
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 27, 2018

About Leigha Pannell

David & Stephanie, owners, are honored to work beside each other ranching cattle and in their family owned and operated steel building business, DG Construction. Stephanie is a Christian author, speaker and swim coach/water safety instructor. Together they are blessed with four children and three grandchildren.

Leigha Pannell purchased this cabin in 1993

Why Leigha Pannell chose Athens

SD Ranch was established by David & Stephanie in 1993. They have raised their children and shared a family owned and operated business near this cabin while also ranching cattle and enjoying the great outdoors. The Gurleys believe all blessings come from God, and that hard work, honest living, and appreciation for God's creation teach values of great importance in life. On this property you will see the evidence of their hard work and the beauty of the blessings which flow from it.

What makes this cabin unique

Experienced ranchers and greenhorns alike will appreciate the rustic ranch atmosphere. A beautiful cabin surrounded by a full wrap around porch overlooking the peaceful waters of the SD Ranch. Enjoy fine luxurious leather along with the cowhide rug, ranchers décor and whiskey barrel table. Add to that the full amenities including washer/dryer, refrigerator, stove top, microwave, coffee pot and furnishings, and you will feel right at home. Outside we offer opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors including fishing (Black bass, Blue Gill, Crappie , Catfish) horseshoes, washers, relaxation on the back porch and bird watching including an occasional bald eagle sighting who frequents our property. End the day around a beautiful concrete fire pit enjoying your favorite meal. Each reservation will also receive an autographed copy of the book written by cabin owner, Stephanie Gurley. With all this to offer, a stay at our cabin should leave you ready to return home "Refreshed in His Spirit".


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation cabin rental in Athens, Texas

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Shower/Tub Toilet Sink Limited Supply of Towels and Wash Cloths provided; Washer and Dryer available. Toiletries and Paper Goods provided. Hairdryer, Iron and Ironing Board provided
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • One Bedroom including a queen size hammered wood Mendocino platform bed with two-drawer storage on the end. A small dresser An antique wingback chair Room for a twin cot (Not Provided)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


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The Cattleman's Cabin, a Perfect Get Away!
average rating of 4.8636365 based on 44 reviews

Pristine + Serene = Cattelman's Cabin

  • 5 of 5

Cattelmans cabin is amazing!! Very peaceful and relaxing, we loved our stay and will definitely book again!!

  • Submitted: 17-May-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A wonderful Place

  • 5 of 5

I loved everything about my stay. Great home on beautiful land. I hope to return. Peaceful1

  • Submitted: 23-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Enjoy the beauty and peacefulness of God's creation

  • 5 of 5

By far our best find yet! Everything was above and beyond what we expected, the graciousness of the owners to provide much much more than they needed to was very impressive. The property manager's hospitality was extremely wonderful, she offered to bring more wood for our night time fires by the water and anything else we may need with a simple text. I don't think I can put into words just how great this entire weekend was, I can't express enough that it's truly the owners & property managers that made this place as wonderful as it is.

  • Submitted: 9-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Joy is contagious! You have left us full of joy and excitement that you found a place of fulfillment and hospitality. We work so hard in making sure our cabins leave our guests with a wonderful experience to walk away from. Thank you so much for blessing us with your stay! Come again. Owner- Stephanie Gurley
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Great place to relax!

  • 5 of 5

This was by far the best stocked place we've stayed! It was clean and very comfortable, and offered several options for entertainment. Thank you!

  • Submitted: 31-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello , glad you were able to get away to relax and enjoy some time away from all the busy that life throws our way, and able to take in all the cabin has to offer. Thank you so much for your review. May God bless and keep you safe. Rental Agent-Leigha Pannell
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This was the best ever! The owners go above and beyond to make your stay enjoyable.

  • 5 of 5

We will definitely be back. Loved it!!

  • Submitted: 31-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review we are very glad you enjoyed your getaway to Cattleman's Cabin and we look forward to having you back again soon. Rental Agent- Leigha Pannell God Bless
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Beautiful experience

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I spent a fantastic weekend at this relaxing peaceful place for our 16th anniversary. The cabin was much nicer than we expected. Bigger too. It had plenty of unique features such as the wine barrel table and lonestar rug. We got a little reading in while sitting in the lounge chairs on the huge wrap around porch deck over looking our own private lake.

We were able to enjoy the many amenities such as fishing (we each caught a nice size one), canoeing, walking some of the pastures, and to top off the evening, we ate smores at the firepit by the lake as the sun went down. I even found a boomerang, but didn't really know how to throw it as it kept coming back to me :-)

The convenience of being so close in location to everything along with great restaurants was a real draw. 10 minutes to Canton and about that to Athens and Ben Wheeler.

We were welcomed by Leigha who was very helpful showing us where everything was at. They had provided everything we needed such as dishes, towels, and a good amount of food stuffs, wood for the fire pit, fishing poles and tackle, and life jackets. They even gave us a nice package of yummy smores items and an Inspirational Book written by one of the owners.

In all, it was about the perfect weekend. When my wife says I hit a home run, I guess I did alright. The price was amazing as I expected much less than what we got as everything was first class and better than described. We will definately return!

  • Submitted: 21-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We would like to thank you so much for the wonderful review. It is our goal that our guests leave with a refreshing and wonderful experience. We all need that moment of stillness to breathe in life's blessings. May you continue to have many more Happy Anniversaries. We look forward to having you again. Oh and that boomerang we tired to train it to come back so we wouldn't have to chase after it lol :). God Bless Rental Agent- Leigha Pannell
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Tailwind Airpark
Nearest Train
53 Miles
Texas State Railroad Palestine Tx
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
Interstate 20

World Famous 1st Monday Trades Day, Canton TX

Hog Festival, Moore Store Live Music, The Forge Restaurant Ben Wheeler, Tx

Black Eyed Pea Festival and Fiddlers Reunion, The Texas Fish Hatchery, The Boat House Restaurant Athens, Tx

Blueberry Farm and The Shed Restaurant Edom, Tx

Splash Kingdom Water Park Canton, Tx

Cedar Creek Lake, 4th largest man-made lakes in Texas


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation cabin rental in Athens, Texas

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
1st Monday Trades Days
May 31 2018 - Jun 3 2018
3 night minimum stay
1st Monday Trades Days
Jun 28 2018 - Jul 1 2018
3 night minimum stay
1st Monday Trades Days
Aug 2 2018 - Aug 5 2018
3 night minimum stay
1st Monday Trades Days
Aug 30 2018 - Sep 2 2018
3 night minimum stay
1st Monday Trades Days
Sep 27 2018 - Sep 30 2018
3 night minimum stay
1st Monday Trades Days
Nov 1 2018 - Nov 4 2018
3 night minimum stay
1st Monday Trades Days
Nov 29 2018 - Dec 2 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$19 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit C$194.59

Rates include lodging and fishing for 2 occupants. Children 12 and under are free. Please note: When booking, do not select additional occupants option for children 12 and under. Additional guests over age 12 are $15.00 a night per person. Horse Boarding available. Catch & Release Fishing available. Fishing privileges are for paid occupants only. Any guests under the age of 13 must wear a life jacket near the water. Life jackets are provided. Not Allowed: Riding on property with ATVs! GPS puts many guests in wrong place. Please message after booking for directions.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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