Texas Forest Country Retreat

156 Grimes Flournoy Rd , Huntington, TX 75949 USA (Show map)


Our Traditional Four Square home built in the early 1900's has four rooms with the top of the line beds to ensure total comfort. We are located ten minutes south of Huntington, Texas on a beautiful 1,000 acre homestead with a fully stocked lake for your own personal recreation. If you want to escape from the world we also have a beautiful log cabin snuggled away in the woods with its own private pond, great for family get-a ways. We also have a Chef on premises to cook dinners as well as breakfast. This Bed and Breakfast is like no other and can't wait to see you.



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

Wonderful and educational

3.8 on August 23, 2016

The stay was very nice. It was interesting to learn about the area. We could feel the TLC.

Weekend Away

4.4 on December 08, 2015

Wonderful property to escape for a few days. Rooms were very comfortable and the breakfast, awesome!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much for your kind review! We are honored that you chose this amazing property for your stay! We hope to see you again soon!

- James and Jennifer Coogler (innkeeper)

25th anniversary getaway

4.2 on December 29, 2013

It was perfect! I wanted to surprise my husband with something out of our ordinary and had a little of what we both liked. I love older homes with history (check - plenty of that) and he loves seclusion and fishing (another check - plenty of that). We took advantage of the option of dinning in that evening and our B&B host (who is by the way a legit chef) cooked us one of the best meals my husband and I have eaten. We are still talking about that steak and tilapia! Definetly would recommend and am planning on going back myself!

Absolutely Perfect

5 on September 03, 2013

I could not have been happier. This trip was planned so I could propose to my now fiancee and the weekend went perfectly. Brice suggested a private dinner for two the night we arrived and the food was exquisite. The house, the room, the grounds and the scenery were simply beautiful Brice went above and beyond to make sure we were taken care of, including a dozen roses at dinner for my fiancee. We will definitely be going back.

Amazingly Excited.

5 on June 11, 2013

I was very happy to find that there was such a great place in East Texas for Weddings and Family Reunions. It is very well kept and I will continue to recommend it to everyone I know.

Winter Getaway

4.8 on January 01, 2013

Easily the nicest B&B I've encountered. Secluded location, exceptional service, great food and an amazing historic house. Rodney and Julianne are gracious and share a wealth of interesting history about the house. We'll be back in the Spring to enjoy again in warmer weather. Visit the forestry museum in Lufkin to really understand the history of the area and this house. David

Outstanding Inn

5 on June 28, 2012

If you want a relaxing and quiet getaway, this is the place to stay. The inn is beatifully decorated, and the innkeepers are very gracious and hospitable. The food was absolutely amazing. We will definitely visit the Texas Forest Country Retreat if we are in the Piney Woods area again.

Reminisce, Relax, and Rejuvenate

5 on January 01, 2012

What a wonderful way to wrap up 2011 and greet 2012. We stayed in the Miss Ruby room. We roamed the ruins of the sawmill town of Manning, where my father-in-law was born and lived with his family until the sawmill burned. We had fabulous accommodations and delicious breakfasts. Our hosts, Judy and Rodney, saw to our every need. We had a bonus visit with Bob on Saturday morning. It was great to be able to hear and read some of the history of Manning and the sawmill days.

Historical surprise

5 on December 19, 2011

Myself and my wife booked this B&B at very short notice on 16th Dec. We arrived 2 hours later. Rodney (the proprietor) was there waiting for us and made us very welcome. We decided to stay in the Stephen F Austin room which was very charming and comfortable. The house is really beautiful, built in the early 1900's, very well restored and has lots of character. We woke up the next morning to a fantastic breakfast cooked by Rodney's wife, Judy. We had the best French toast ever. We didn't have to eat again until evening! Rodney and Judy sat with us while we ate breakfast. It was only at this stage that we learned we were actually staying in the only remaining house in the former sawmill town of Manning, which at one stage back in the 1920s had been home to approximately 1500 people. We didn't for one second consider this when we looked out our window in the morning and saw that there was nothing else around us!! We walked down to the old mill pond and to the ruins of the old saw mill. What started out as a very pleasant stay in a beautiful old house also turned into a very interesting history lesson. If you are interested in getting away to a lovely old house in very quiet, tranquil and historic surroundings, then you can't go wrong by staying here.

Country Oasis!

5 on November 30, 2011

My husband just got back from a year long deployment in Afghanistan and I wanted to surprise him with a calm getaway and to keep everything going on in the world at bay. Texas Forest Country Retreat did all that and so much more. This B&B is one of the most beautiful places we've ever seen; charming, well-preserved, and absolutely stunning. Rodney and Judy were extremely hospitable, humble, and such great hosts. And holy French Toast! Indescribable. We have been many places and have very high standards when it comes to traveling. This experience was beyond what we were looking for. Thank you for making this the perfect retreat my husband deserved and for creating a special weekend after a very long year away.

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Rooms & Rates

Heart to Heart Suite

Beautiful queen size bed, flat screen TV with built in BluRay DVD Player. Enjoy the spacious sun room with a view of the sawmill lake. This room is a favorite of our honeymooners.

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

Nightly Rate: $215 - $215

Whipporwill Suite

This room offers great comfort and warmth desired by you for your relaxation and has a beautiful view on the balcony overlooking the hay meadows and majestic pines.

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

Nightly Rate: $195 - $195

Miss Ruby's Room

This room offers great comfort and warmth desired by you for your relaxation and has a beautiful view on the balcony overlooking the hay meadows,majestic pines, and Mill pond

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $185 - $185

Stephen F. Austin

This room is a standard room with a bed fit for a king and plenty of windows for an excellent view of the rising sun.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $165 - $165

Beaver Creek Lodge

Beaver Creek Lodge includes a king sized bed in the master bedroom and trundle beds in the loft. Looking for privacy? This is the place to be!

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

Nightly Rate: $250 - $250

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Location Type



Houston, TX (IAH-Bush Intercontinental)

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Texas Forest Museum, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Rodeo, Ruins, Zoo

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Board games, CD player, Clothes dryer, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Library, Movie library, Outdoor grilling, Parking, Piano, Private entrance, Satellite/Cable TV, Telephone, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, DVD Player, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Radio, TV, Videos, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bird watching, Fishing, Hiking trails, Shopping, Sight-seeing

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  • Check In:: 3PM to 9PM
  • Check Out:: 11 AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: No
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard
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  • Time Served: 8:00-8:30 AM
  • Serving Location: You may also opt to have your breakfast out on our back deck and enjoy the beautiful scenery., Breakfast Room, Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian ribeye steak dinners, fish, baked dijon chicken with rosemary cream sauce,and various pasta dishes

Signature Dish

Homemade Sin-amon rolls and Sausage Fritatta
This breakfast is sinfully rich and filling. Because of the portion size, you will not likely be hungry for lunch. Dinners are prepared at your request. Our Steak Dinners are fit for a King. Your meals are prepared by Chef Coogler and are something truly to remember. Candle Light dinners available upon request.

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