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Oak Manor Bed & Breakfast/Pine Grove Cottages

12395 FM 556 , Pittsburg, TX 75686 USA (Show map)
4.8
8 Reviews
$125 - $200
per night

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About

Stay in style in the heart of east Texas. Oak Grove Manor offers first class accommodations on a beautiful East Texas acreage. Two large suites, each with private bath are located in the Manor house. A third large suite is located over the detached carriage house. All accommodations feature satellite TV and high speed Internet access. Breakfast is delivered to your suite at a time of your choosing. Oak Grove Manor is a wonderful retreat for the weary traveler or for the couple seeking a romantic getaway in the East Texas countryside. Located equidistant to Winnsboro, Gilmer, Quitman and Pittsburg, this property is in close proximity to the best East Texas has to offer. Hiking trails, birdwatching and canoeing are available on the acreage at no additional cost. Two fully equipped guest houses offer an alternative lodging experience.

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4.8

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  • Guest room4.8
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.8
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Dining4.5

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Best in East Texas, and very unexpected!

5 on June 06, 2013

The drive in got us with a 1/2 mile. The proprietor got us to the correct cabin quickly. We chose the Sam Houston suite because we wanted the Breakfast (full, and worth every bite!) We ate on the balcony the next morning and then lounged and read. So relaxing. We went for a walk about the property soon after. We strolled along the lake and the family site. Admired and smelled the amazing floral growing everywhere. What roses! We made it up to the chickens and garden supreme! Made we want to add to mine back at home. Paula offered to tour us around but we declined this time. She did give us some history on the place though. We went across the street to the baby cocks and goats. How precious they were, and gentle. The night before we went over to a recommended winery for a nice meal, a bottle, and jazz. Just perfect. We will be back. Next time we will bring some adult friends to enjoy the experience with us. Paula and her husband, plus animals, are salt of the earth people.


Great place, great people!

5 on February 18, 2013

Nestled away on a ranch in a wooded area. Oak Grove Manor is great place to relax and "wine" down. Only minutes away from Los Pinos Vineyard we found ourselves really enjoying our short stay at the Manor. My girlfriend and I stayed in the Sam Houston Suite, which is located on the top level of the manor. The views from on high were incredible and service we received was exceptional. Paula sure can cook! I really want to stress how great of people Jim and Paula are. During our stay some really severe thunderstorms with forecasted hail (large) were due to roll in during the middle of the night. I alerted the Archer's of my concern and within minutes they had moved items around their facility to accommodate for our vehicles safety and our peace of mind. These are the types of people you can really appreciate. Came in as a stranger and left as a friend. What a great experience. Thank you Jim and Paula! We will be back!


Wonderful Bed and Breakfast

5 on November 04, 2012

My husband and I spent a long weekend the first week in November staying in the Sam Houston Suite. The accommodations couldn’t have been better. The suite was incredibly spacious with a comfortable king bed and an adjacent sitting room. We were given the option of a full breakfast but instead chose the continental breakfast (saved $s and the coffee, pastry and juice were perfect). Paula and Jim Archer couldn’t have been nicer. Jim gave us a tour around the ranch. We loved the experience. There are two lakes on the property so my husband enjoyed fishing. In addition to enjoying the ranch experience, we realized, went to the near-by winery and did some shopping in town. I plan on taking my 80 year old father back this spring. There is a smaller suite down the hall. The two suites will be perfect for us and are a good value. A true 5 Star B&B experience.


Great Getaway

4.2 on October 27, 2012

Fantastic ranch built by Jim and Paula. They are the most friendly people and really seem to love having guests. We stayed at the treehouse and loved it. It is not large but plenty spacious for two--and it felt cosy and romantic. We fished in one of the lakes and relaxed. Jim took us on a great tour of the ranch and Paula told us about the animals. The cows were having calves, and the goats were great fun to watch. We looked inside the other two cabins--the larger one is new and has lots of light and high ceilings. The "smaller" one is still quite large and has more of a feel of an older ranch house. Bothe are on their own lakes. The smaller house is back in the woods and has an especially "out on your own" feel. The larger house is nearer some of the farm outbuildings. Both are very nice, but a bit different from each other. If just two of you, take the treehouse. The main house has two B&B rooms, but we did not see them. No breakfast in teh houses and treehouse, but good kitchen--and Paula will sell you fresh free range chicken eggs for breakfast! There is a gass grill by the lake--we had a great rib eye steak from Brookshire Grocery in Pittsburg and some great wine. Perfect. We will be back.


Just wonderful!

4.0 on June 23, 2012

Lovely place to unwind and get away. Our family stayed here for a family reunion in the area. It was a great home away from home. The amenities are wonderful. Farm Animals, fishing, canoes, fire pit for smore! All the amenities inside the cottage are well thought of--there was not anything we lacked. Paula and Jim are very friendly and I enjoyed their history with a property. Will definitely return if we have the opportunity again. Thanks Jim & Paula.


What a Great Place to Stay

5 on May 06, 2012

This year we had the opportunity to stay in the brand new Lakeside Cottage. It is spacious, very clean and comfortable. The ranch is great for those who appreciate the outdoors, like to explore the surrounding small towns for casual fine dining , look for bargin antiques or just quietly relax and let your cares fly away. We have been coming to the ranch for five years now. We would not even consider going anywhere else because the place has it all. Ed and Bonnie


A wonderful "get-away"

5 on January 08, 2012

We have stayed at the "Treehouse" on 3 seperate occasions, and each time was a wonderful, relaxing experience. Jim and Paula are gracious hosts, and the room was spotless. Their grounds are inviting.....there are several lakes/ponds available if you like to fish, or just wander the trails for a relaxing walk (we even went out one night for a midnight walk, and the stars were gorgeous!) The Treehouse does not have breakfast service, so be prepared to bring your own food. There are numerous restaurants in the area, and antique shopping galore. Paula always seems to know the latest "in-place" to go for that special meal! The Treehouse: get away, relax, enjoy!!


A Home Away From Home

4.8 on November 08, 2009

My hubby & I recently stayed in the Treehouse at Oak Manor and cannot wait to return...We have stayed in many spots in Texas but this was by far the MOST pleasant surprise of them all..Jim & Paula have a lovely place..Better than the pictures...Everything was spotless when we arrived and beautiful views from each and every window..The bed could not have been any more comfy and the fishing was a TREAT....Can't wait to return and HOPE it is soon...Thanks Jim & Paula....


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Rooms & Rates

Sam Houston Suite

Beautiful and spacious apartment size suite with living room, large bedroom with king bed, large bath with claw foot tub and shower and private deck overlooking the woods and lake. Access to wet bar in adjacent hall with refrigerator, sink and microwave. Beautifully appointed with antiques and luxurious bedding plus satellite TV, wireless Internet, telephone and DVD/VCR. Video library down the hall.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $115 - $115

Stephen F. Austin

The Stephen F. Austin Suite is a spacious one room suite with a large sitting area in one end of the room. An antique cabinet makes a wonderful desk. The room features gorgeous wood paneling, 17 foot vaulted ceilings and sweeping views of the wooded yard and lake beyond. The queen bed features luxury bedding. The private bath features fixtures and styling from times gone by. Access to refrigerator, sink and microwave at wet bar down the hall.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $100 - $100

Treehouse

Treehouse is a beautiful studio guest suite over the detached carriage house. It is warm and cozy with wonderful views from the private deck high in the trees. Treehouse features a queen bed, sitting area, dining table, full kitchen and full bath. It also has high speed Internet access, a telephone, TV with Satellite service, DVD and luxury bedding. The furnishings include a variety of antiques and architectural treasures. Perfect for a honeymoon suite!

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $110 - $110

Pine Grove Cottage

Pine Grove is a magical 1200 sq ft cottage surrounded by woods and a private lake. It features 2 bedrooms and 2 baths plus a washer/dryer. There is a great room with a living area, dining area and kitchen. A separate sunroom runs the length of the house and includes a second dining table, a trundle bed which can be made into two twin beds and a desk with high speed Internet access. Satellite TV, DVD/VCR and telephone are all included. A charcoal grill, picnic table and fire pit are provided at no extra charge. Pet friendly with prior approval of the owner

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Double , 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: $135 - $135

Spring House

Spring House is a spacious 1500 square foot guest house. It features a large open family room/dining area/kitchen and 2 large bedrooms. There are 1.5 baths and a washer/dryer. The house has a carport and a porch across the back of the house which is perfect for morning coffee, evening wine and great sunsets. Satellite TV, DVD/VCR, telephone, high speed Internet access, charcoal grill, fire pit and picnic table are included at no additional charge. Pet friendly with owners prior approval. Perfect for families. Access to lakes and trails throughout the property.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Double

Nightly Rate: $135 - $135

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Location

Location Type

Countryside, Ranch, Small town

Airport

Shreveport, LA (SHV) 75 miles

Directions to property:

From Dallas area take I-30 east to Mt. Pleasant. Exit at Highway 271 (Pittsburg Exit) and take Highway 271 south for about 15 miles to Pittsburg. At Pittsburg, exit from 271 to Spur 238 (right hand exit only) and take 238 through the center of town and continue to FM 556. Take 556 12 miles south. The ranch is on the right and is called Lone Star Cattle Company. Turn in under the pipe entrance and follow the signs to Oak Manor.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, National/State parks, Nature area, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Rodeo, Winery, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Cottage, Working Ranch

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Board games, Copier, Fax Machine, Library, Washer/dryer, Wi-Fi , Boats & Canoe on lakes, Fire Pits at each guest house, Picnic tables throughout property, Hiking Trails

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Desk, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Wet bar

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Photography, Antiques, Blue Grass Music, Winery, Ranch Tour, Shopping, Sight-seeing

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Policies

  • Check In:: 3:00 PM
  • Check Out:: 11:00 AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Children under 12 in guest houses only.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required Only in two guest houses with prior approval
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 Day Minimum in Guest Houses & Treehouse Fri/Sat Rental
  • Accepted payments Other, AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: One night's charge for 1 to 3 days. Larger deposits required for longer stays.
  • Cancellations: For stays of 5 days or less, the deposit is fully refundable if cancellation notice is received more than 30 days from the date of arrival. Within 30 days of the arrival reservation date, the deposit will be forfeited. Deposit policies for stays longer than 5 days will vary and should be discussed with the Innkeepers.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Jim & Paula Archer

Languages spoken

English

Resident Pets

No animals live in B&B

About the innkeepers

Jim teaches Chemistry at the local college and is an active Rotarian. He is involved in many civic activities. Paula works in computer software sales and also spends time gardening and caring for her herd of prize winning Shorthorn cattle.

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Meals

Breakfast

Continental Plus

  • Time Served: 7:00 to 8:30 AM
  • Serving Location: Guest room

Details

12395 FM 556 , Pittsburg, TX 75686 USA (Show map)

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