Duck Inn Lake Palestine is the perfect romantic getaway. It is a two-story brick waterfront guesthouse in the piney woods of East Texas--just south of Tyler. All three rooms are comfortably furnished rooms. Two are situated on the ground floor and there is an upstairs suite. All rooms face south across the lake to capture spectacular sunrises that illuminate a section of the 134 miles of shoreline. Sitting areas on shaded lawns under tall oak trees, on the long pier, or in the covered boathouse, provide perfect places for relaxation, contemplation, and meditation. Lake Palestine is a haven for perching birds and pelicans, waterfowl and woodpeckers, cardinals and kingfishers: Birdwatching is exceptional. Fishing is excellent all year and there are boat-launching facilities,fishing guides and lake tours available. For your convenience, your refrigerator will be stocked with a variety of both hot and cold breakfast items. You and your sweetie can heat up your own breakfast when you want it! Sleep in or wake up at dawn!!
5 on August 04, 2012
We found duck inn on-line. As soon as we walked in the Terrace Room we loved it! The long drive was well worth it! - The Imhoff's
5 on November 06, 2011
My husband and I have lots of kids and lots of stress. We needed to get away. We found the Duck Inn online and decided to give it a try. We had such a wonderful weekend! The room was so clean, and everything was just right. The towels and sheets were very freshly washed (they actually had the fresh scent of laundry detergent, not the wierd smell of hotel towels), and the sheets were incredibly soft. We were left alone to have a nice, stress free weekend in the hot tub, on the dock, and watching movies in peace and comfort. There was amazing breakfast food in the fridge - we felt at home. Thanks Ann for a wonderful time! L. Hutto
4.8 on March 16, 2011
Wanted to get away a couple of nights and destress! Everything was very clean, very comfortable, the hot tub was hot and clean. Everything was very much as described! The food was delicious, and we pretty much finished it all off! Met Ann just for a minute when she came out to check to see if we needed anything, which we didn't, because it had been taken care of. Thanks Ann! We enjoyed the room, the balcony, the view, and the treats/food, and the privacy... We'll be back some day!
2.8 on March 01, 2011
We stayed in the Safari room for one night. The decor cute and you could tell a lot of thought went into the decorations. The rooms were very clean and had an overall nice presentation. The bed was really high (steps were inlcuded), but it was too hard for my taste. My husband felt the same, but it might be perfect for others. The towels were large, soft and fluffy. The jacuzzi was wonderful. The morning was beautiful and relaxing sitting outside with a cup of coffee, listening to the birds chirp. Now for the areas that were just so-so. We told Ann that we would be arriving late, so she said she would leave the room unlocked and key inside. We arrived at 7pm, and she left a sheet with instructions. No problem, but we never met Ann, never saw her, never spoke with her upon or after arrival. Maybe she was offering privacy, but part of the BB experience is meeting the owners. The patio had no lights. It was pitch black when we arrived and it wasn't very romantic sitting in the jacuzzi in the dark. The jacuzzi was nice, but the atmosphere itself was not. We have stayed at many BB's,and breakfast here was lacking. We found 2 yogurts (they were good), 2 frozen hot pocket sausage breakfast sandwiches, 2 packaged bear claws and something on a plate that had ham in it.We read the guest book and almost everyone raved on the breakfast, we wondered if this was the same operation. Needless to say, we went out to breakfast. No hairdryer. After the breakfast issue, I was just too annoyed to ask for one. So, I let my hair air dry and we left earlier than checkout time. Overall, it was a nice, clean room overlooking the lake with a very relaxing jacuzzi tub. It wasn't a bad experience, but I don't that we would return at the asking price. I think not meeting the owners hurt, because that helps their guests connect with them and the property.
Both my website and the listing here reflect that breakfast is not prepared and served. I changed my breakfast arrangements for personal reasons. It is difficult to meet and talk to quests because they all come and go at different times and yes, I try to respect their privacy while in their rooms. The "thing" on the plate was a homemade ham, egg and cheese calzone they might have liked it if they tryed it. There wer also pigs in a blanket that were uneaten. I just stocked a refrigerator for guests staying more than one night. It consisted of quiche, breakfast sandwiches, a breakfast bowl, calaches, yogart, fruit, bagels, cinamon bread and cream cheese raspberry croisants. I try to have variety. Many people enjoy the freedom of eating in privacy on their own time. As far as other the other complaints, I am already working to make changes. I was already planning to remove the wall in the room to accomodate a new king size bed. Most people use the candles on the patio, but I will put in a light. I avoided it in the past because it draws so many insects. There is soft lighting in the flowerbeds but..if you want to be on display...alright. I will buy blowdryers. It's never been an issue before. I believe the price is in line with a lakefront view and private hot tub, with or without food.
4.4 on July 07, 2010
My husband and I stayed at the Duck Inn because we needed some stress free time to reconnect. He likes to fish and I don't, so he fished off the boat house deck while I watched him from the balcony hot tub. The place was beautiful, comfortabe and completely relaxing. I can't wait to come back!
5 on September 23, 2009
We had only 24 hours, went on our harley, we got there and the room was perfect, a wonderful bottle of wine waited for us and a home made cake! Dinner was on time and amazing! The owner even went as far as going out to get us a second bottle of the wine she selected. The view was amazing, the hot tub wonderful after a day on the bike. A great breakfast got us ready to get back out! I can't wait to come back, one of our favorites, if not THE one!
5 on September 09, 2009
We stayed her for our 5 yr anniversary Oct 2008 (wkend of the 4th) all I need to say we found out 4 weeks later we were expecting our 4th child (a girl after 3 boys) who just joined the world June 2009. We Loved the hot tub perfect at night and was relaxing in late afternoon. Very comfy bed, amazing bathroom and choc covered strawberries! We LOVED the breakfast which was delivered to our room. Ann was the sweetest hostess and we just loved her cts. We even adopted and brought home a kiten from pandoras box. WE CANT WAIT TO COME BACK! Was better than we expected!
5 on August 30, 2009
We are one of the couples that stay at the Duck Inn on an average of 3-4 times a year. We have property and boat at the lake and will being retiring and building a home in the near future. We have been staying at the Duck Inn for several years, and at times our visits were at the last minute, and Ann was very kind to accommondate us. We have enjoyed every minute of every visit and would not think of staying anywhere else. She is a lovely person and a great hostess. The property is right on the water, and we enjoy the Terrace room (upstairs) with private hot tub. The site is just beautiful, relaxing and romantic. This is a great choice.
1.6 on February 21, 2009
I used this site to find a bed and breakfast in the Tyler area. After reading the prior reviews on this site about the Duck Inn I thought it would be a great deal. I was wrong. The overall cleanliness wasnt bad, however this is not a romantic getaway at all. The house is a normal lakeside home with a hottub on the porch. There is no privacy for a romantic getaway, and once we decided this isnt where we wanted to stay ANN went bizerk. I would recommend this place for someone on a regular weekend getaway who maybe has a boat. I would definatley not recommend this place for a romantic getaway. I appreciate ANN needing the money so bad that even though I didnt stay she still charged my card for the rental. ANN good luck in the future...
I try to make every quest's stay special and comfortable. I have many repeat guests some coming 2 or 3 times a year. The person who wrote this waited until last minute to plan a romantic get away for his anniversary. He was under the impression that the hot tub was inside. Most people enjoy being able to sit in their private hot tub on their private patio overlooking the lake. They didn't not spend the night and they were not charged one dime. I did get angry because he said I ruined his anniversary. I held the room for him and had many calls for that room. I could not rebook the room at 8:00 p.m. on a Friday night because the other callers had made other plans by then. My policy is to charge him, but I did not. This is a case of someone who didn't plan ahead or read property descriptions.
4.4 on November 23, 2008
My husband and I went to the Duck Inn to celebrate our 1 year anniversary. We both had a wonderful time and we plan on coming back soon! The view was beautiful, the hot tub as wonderful and the most comfortable bed I have ever slept in! It was very clean and neat. Ann was a very sweet lady she definitely thinks about her customers! It is far from Tyler,TX..about a good 30 minute to 40 minute drive. It was worth the money spent! We stayed in the Terrace Room, Beautiful!!
I am glad you had a good time. I am not sure how you went to Tyler but it is 15 minutes to the city limits and about 20 - 25 to most restaurants/attractions.
This romantic upstairs suite is nestled in the treetops and offers an excellent panoramic lake view. The queen room has a sitting area, ceiling fan and large dressing/bathroom with marbled tub and shower. With a private entrance, covered deck, and spacious hot tub, it is ideal for relaxation and rejuvenation. For your comfort there is a coffee-maker and mini-fridge, TV and VCR.
Nightly Rate: $0 - $150
Southwestern touches in the Siesta bedroom add warmth to this cozy room. With a French door facing the lake, this spacious lounge-room, with its two sofas, desk, TV/VCR and refrigerator is definitely "home away from home."
Nightly Rate: $0 - $130
Sliding glass doors afford a spectacular view across the lake when the early morning sunrise baths it in reds and golds. This comfortable room, with its rocking chair, desk, duck motifs, TV/VCR, and refrigerator provide everything for the ultimate romantic "hide-away.'
Nightly Rate: $0 - $120
This brightly furnished bedroom is an inside room with an outside feel. With yellow walls, striped curtains, and patchwork quilts and an entrance through the greenhouse, this is a wonderful room to get away from it all.
Nightly Rate: $0 - $100
Dallas, TX (DFW-Dallas-Fort Worth) 90 miles
2 hours east of Dallas on I20. Tyler exit on Hwy 69 to Loop 323. Turn right on Hwy 155s for 14.2 miles. In Coffee City turn right on Pine Street. Duck Inn 1/6 mile on right. 4 hours northeast of Austin on Hwy 79, and 4 hours north of Houston on I45 & Hwy 79 to Palestine, then Hwy 155 north toward Tyler. 6.6 miles north of Frankston, cross bridge and take last turn to left in Coffee City before leaving Henderson County. Duck Inn 1/6 mile on right.
Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Tyler Rose Gardens, Canton Trade Days, Longview Balloon Race, Rusk/Palestine State Railroad, Athens Black-Eyed Pea Festival, Azalea Festival, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Rodeo, Vineyard, Zoo
Private Home Bed and Breakfast
Amenities Basket, CD player, Computer, Copier, Fax Machine, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Telephone , hairdryer available, ironing board available
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Desk, Fridge, Internet Service, Microwave, Private entrance, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi, Wired internet
Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Water sports