The SpaceThis is our family log cabin that we are starting to rent out when we aren't using it. It's small and cosy, with only 1 bedroom and bathroom. The living room has a fold out couch (that sleeps 2). Then there is a loft that has 3 more mattresses- great for older kids or teens. The ladder to access the loft is attached to the wall very securely, but this is NOT safe for little kids.
There is a small bathroom, kitchen and dining room table. There are 2 porches, one of which is screened in with fans. Perfect for reading a book in the evening.
We will supply you with coffee, creamer and sugar, but we recommend that you bring your necessary food supplies with you since the nearest grocery store is a 20-minute drive away. There are restaurants: Tex-mex, Italian, BBQ, as well as all the major fast food places if you drive about 20 minutes south to Clarksville or 20 minutes north to Idabell, Oklahoma.
From the cabin porch you can see lots of different types of animals: deer, turkey, Racoons, Beaver, Otter.
This cabin is NOT for everyone- there is no TV nor WIFI. So come here to unwind, unplug, grill up some steaks, go for walks, reconnect with each other and nature. It's a great place to friends to come and hang out for a weekend.
The Chapman family loves kids (we have a gaggle of them) and kids LOVE staying at the log cabin, but we think this cabin isn't safe for little kids under the age of the 2: there is a river right by the house, you have to cross a footbridge with no hand railing to get to/from your car, and there is a very tall ladder attached to the wall to access the sleeping loft. You are welcome to bring your littles, and we can even supply you with a pack n' play but you come at your own risk so please take all the necessary precautions. Guest AccessGuests have exclusive access to the cabin, and have access to the whole Chapman Family Ranch, but we ask that you respect our livestock since this is a working ranch.
You can read more about the Chapman Family Ranch if you look us up on the internet. Interaction with GuestsPart of the (very large) Chapman family lives on the ranch, about 1 mile away from the log cabin, so there is usually, but not always, someone near in case of an emergency. We will supply you with a 24-hour emergency number to call in case of any issues or questions you might have. The NeighborhoodOn ranches nearby you can go horseback riding with a local guide, hunting wild boar, pheasant, duck and much more (not on our property, please!), fishing, antique shopping, 4-wheeling. These are all extras that we can help you arrange, and you would pay each provider directly. We do not offer these services directly.
There are also casinos owned by Native Americans that are circa 25 minutes away. Getting AroundThe best way to get around Texas is with a car. You don't need 4-wheel drive to access our log cabin, but if it has rained a lot it can be quite muddy. We will let you know before you arrive, so we can advise you the best spot to park. Other Things to NotePlease note: we have well water that is SAFE to drink, but some times of the year we think it has a slight sulfur oder so we will supply water (in gallon jugs) which we will leave on the counter.
We do not allow hunting on our ranch, so please leave your guns at home.
After you park your car, you have walk about 50 feet, and then cross a footbridge (with no hand railing) over a small creek-- our horses cross it so it's not too small. But don't bring heavy luggage :)