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Peaceful Cabin on 8 wooded acres 3 Miles From MSU Campus

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,300 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom 2 Bath Cabin with game room on 8 Wooded Acres

Awakening Spirit Retreat is a 3 Bedroom 2 Bath cabin that is located on 8 wooded acres that are yours to explore and hike during your stay. The cabin has a separate garage that has been closed in that is home to Awakening Spirit Massage Therapy and Hypnosis Monday through Friday. The entire cabin was originally used for the business until we closed off the garage so that we could live there during the construction of our home. Our new home is now complete and we wanted to share the simplicity and tranquility that we found while our family stayed in the cabin. The cabin has a covered front porch perfect for drinking your coffee and watching the wildlife as you wake up in the morning, an open back porch with plenty of seating, and a fire pit that is perfect for enjoying the sunset and a glass of wine. There is a game room in a separate building that has a dart board, pool table, and separate refrigerator. The cabin is equipped with a full kitchen that has most of the basic utensils you will need, and a charcoal grill on the back porch. It has a central heat and A/C unit, as well as a wood burning fireplace with wood provided. The main bedroom has a queen size bed and adjoins a full bathroom. The second bedroom has a full size bed, and the third bedroom has a queen size bed with a twin bunk above.

Russell Winston
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 19, 2018

About Russell Winston

Amy and I were both born and raised here in Starkville, MS. We both attended high school at Starkville schools, then continued our education at Mississippi State. After graduating, I began my career in the automotive collision repair industry, and Amy attended The Cayce Reilly School of Massotherapy in Virginia Beach, VA. Amy has been self employed as a massage therapist for 15 years, and I now own Advanced Collision Repair in Starkville. We have 3 young children, and love to travel and discover new places. We enjoy staying in cabins and houses that we find on VRBO, and we are excited to have the opportunity to share our retreat with others.

Russell Winston purchased this cabin in 2010

Why Russell Winston chose Starkville

The land the cabin is on first belonged to my grandfather. He sectioned off the 8 acres and gave it to his sister so she could have a place to build outside of town to get away. Louise and Kenneth Pyron built the cabin on the property in 1968 where Louise would come to paint and read, and Kenneth would come to work on woodworking projects in the adjacent shop. When Louise and Kenneth passed away the cabin went through several hands, until 2010 when Amy and I had the chance to purchase it to reclaim and restore it for what the property was originally intended. We love this property and are excited to share this peaceful retreat with others.


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation cabin rental in Starkville

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
  • All bedroom are furnished with linens, and additional blankets.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • tennis


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Peaceful Cabin on 8 wooded acres 3 Miles From MSU Campus
average rating of 4.952381 based on 21 reviews

Nice nature escape

  • 5 of 5

Liked the “homey” things like stocked bookshelves and DVD shelves, although we did not turn on the TV once during our stay. Watch out for ticks!! It’s that time of year and boy did they love my blood type. Lots of space for walking around and watching birds.

  • Submitted: 27-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet getaway in a great cabin

  • 5 of 5

Snuck away here for a weekend of needed peace. Loved it. Will be back.

  • Submitted: 8-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rustic Beauty

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay in the cabin. The scenery was so beautiful, and we saw two deer in the lawn behind the cabin. The accommodations were very comfortable and well furnished. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: 9-Dec-2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just what we were looking for!

  • 5 of 5

Great family to rent from. All my questions were answered ASAP! Would definitely stay there again!

  • Submitted: 12-Nov-2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

We came to town on a work trip. Decided to rent this cabin instead of staying in a hotel. It was perfect! Plenty of room, beautiful property, fully stocked. The game room and fire pit are a huge bonus.

  • Submitted: 1-Oct-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful and so peaceful

  • 5 of 5

We had to evacuate from Hilton Head Island because of Irma, so we decided to make the most of the situation and go to Starkville and see our son at MSU. This cabin was exactly what we needed. We were welcomed with the sweetest note and a basket of goodies that included supplies for making s'mores and treats for our dogs. It was a great mini vacation for our family. The cabin is so cute and comfortable and the setting is absolutely beautiful and so peaceful. Thanks for everything!

  • Submitted: 16-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Golden Triangle Airport
Car: necessary

Our cabin is located on 8 wooded acres, and is a perfect setting for a weekend of relaxation. We are located 3 miles from the campus of Mississippi State University, and 3 miles from the Mississippi Horse Park. We are just far enough out of town to not see another person if you like, but still close enough to be in the middle of any events that Starkville has to offer with in 5 minutes.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation cabin rental in Starkville

Rental Basis:
per property
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee C$94.7
Cleaning Fee C$94.7

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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