The Cottage at Homestead Farms

CR 2325 , Mineola, TX 75773 USA (Show map)
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Situated on a private 58 acres and carefully restored over 18 months, "The Cottage" is reminiscent of turn of the century agricultural structures originally found throughout the South. The cottage is comfortable and unique containing period correct artifacts and art. From the massive oak framing, to the tongue and groove walls, beadboard ceilings and variety of pine hardwood flooring, this structure was built to stand the test of time. The builder and former owner was one of the first individuals to document plant and animal life in this part of East Texas and at a time when the area was growing and changing rapidly. A naturalist and rancher, this 58 acre retreat was his "Walden". Homestead Cottage housed his woodworking shop and the upstairs loft was his study where he filed his naturalist diaries and records going back to the 30's. He also was the original recycler and would store items collected from decades of salvaging and recylcling in the many outbuildings of the Homestead. The renovation, which was started in early 2009, attempted to use as many of these materials as possible to retain the character of the structure and continue to reflect the spirit of the original builder. If you like to cook you will love our country Kitchen! Modern amenities have been added to the house to provide guests with a comfortable stay, including a full kitchen, modern bathroom and central heat and air, but the house retains its early agricultural and naturalist roots.



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  • Guest room4.7
  • Service4.7
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness4.6
  • Onsite Dining4.4

Great escape!

5 on June 19, 2017

My husband spent three lazydays/nights relaxing and unwinding at the Cottage. The proprietor was very kind and attentive. The area has lots of good food and fun shopping. Topped off with crappie fishing in the pond. Jim and Jeanne

Our getaway to Mineola

3.0 on November 19, 2014

We had a good time! :-) The cottage is decorated with all sorts of interesting things.

"A Wonderful Escape into The Past"

5 on September 01, 2014

Gee Vic! Don't know why our review wasn't a 5 star !!! We stayed there Feb. 3th, 2012---Was wonderful as I said. Please feel free to change our rating to "top-notch" with a high 5 !!! Thx, Chris Heermans

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- Vic (innkeeper)

Perfect weekend away!

4.4 on October 07, 2013

I surprised my husband with a weekend away at the Cottage. What a treat! We had such a relaxing time away from our busy life at home. The owner, Vic, was great to work with. He even came down one afternoon to check on us and make sure there was nothing we needed. He shared stories with us about the history of the property. The cabin itself is quaint and quiet.

Relax; slip on something more comfortable....

5 on July 29, 2013

My wife wanted to surprise me with a getaway for an early celebration of our 31st anniversary. I travel up to 40 weeks a year, so another trip wasn't high on my list. Trusting her reliable instincts, I hopped in the car for the easy 80 mile trip East of Dallas. It might as well as been 10,000 miles and a few decades to end up at The Cottage at Homestead Farms. Vic has recreated a idyllic set with all the pleasures of simple living. No rush to do every activity, or see every site, but rather just relish the simple pleasure of honest relaxation.

A Nature Retreat

4.8 on June 19, 2013

I loved the remote feeling of this property, yet close to town. The birdwatching is exceptional and a pleasant surprise was the screened in porch--outdoors but no mosquitoes! The bedroom was very comfortable and the nice oscillating fan was a great touch. The directions from the owners were helpful and the communication was excellent. Highly recommended--and I will return!

Great place to get away..

5 on January 28, 2013

Didn't do the breakfast so didn't rate "dining" but host offered to clean the fish he had caught for us okay so had to rate dining and rated it high because there was everything we needed at the cabin including fresh herbs

Our stay at Homestead Farms Cottage

3.2 on August 06, 2012

My husband and I enjoyed spending our 33rd wedding anniversary at the Cottage at Homestead Farms. We found it very quiet and relaxing. The Cottage decor was great, country living combined with outdoor theme. We recommend it if you are looking for a quiet place in the woods. It is located near the quaint town of Mineola TX where you will find antique shops, and other quaint shops. If you are looking for a good place to eat dinner on a Friday or Saturday night be sure to eat at Kitchens .

Great country stay, yet close to town for necessities

4.6 on August 06, 2012

Great, little cottage that worked well for stay by my husband, me, and our 2 year old son -- our son loved being outside, could make noise and no worries about neighbors.


5 on April 26, 2012

The Cottage was one of the most relaxing stays that my wife and I have had in a long time. We usually try to stay at a B&B as apposed to a hotel and this was great. We spent the weekend doing a whole lot of nothing.

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Rooms & Rates

The Cottage

The Cottage is located in Mineola, TX and has a queen master bedroom and 2 twin beds upstairs in the loft that also has an adjacent small den area. (The loft stairs are a bit steep and while all are welcome, the loft may not be appropriate for some visitors.)

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

Nightly Rate: $129 - $159

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Location Type

Farm Homestead, East Texas, Piney Woods, Countryside, Rural, Secluded, Small town, Waterview


Dallas, TX (DFW-Dallas-Fort Worth) 100 miles

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Concert venue, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, Nature area, Lake Fork Bass Fishing, First Monday in Canton, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, Rodeo, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Cottage, Historic Inn, Farm, Cabin, Ranch

On-site amenities

Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Hairdryer, Parking, TV, VCR, Videos, Wedding Facilities , Full kitchen, Screened porch, Fire Pit, Ponds, woods, pasture, Walking Trails, Abundant Nature

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Fridge, Microwave, Private entrance

On-site activities

Bird watching, Fishing, Hiking trails, First Monday in Canton, Lake Fork Fishing, Shopping, Sight-seeing

Check Dates


  • Check In:: 3 pm
  • Check Out:: 12 noon
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No Absolutely no smoking in or near the cottage
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited The cottage is on a farm. Parental supervision required
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: 50% of total stay amount is due at reservation.
  • Cancellations: Cancellations must be received no later than 7 days prior to reservation dates for a full refund. If within 7 days, Innkeeper will make best efforts to re-rent to other guests, however if unable to will retain deposit.



Vic and Cynthia Savelli

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About the innkeepers

We love East Texas and enjoy sharing our cottage and land with others.

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"Make your own with our Country Ingredients"

  • Cost: $20
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area