Our private upstairs loft holds a queen sized bed. The walls here are made entirely of reclaimed barn wood. A full sized bed is located in the open concept downstairs area. This bedroom suit is made of vintage limed oak furniture. A comfortable, queen sized sleeper sofa is available in the living area as well. The Blue Barn can accommodate up to six people.
- Due to insurance purposes, all occupants must be 12 years of age or older.
The living area offers plenty of seating and western flair. Enjoy our flat screen TV with local channels and a DVD player. The TV stand is another family heirloom that many of our cousins might recognize from being in their own homes. You will also find board games for your enjoyment. The coffee table was originally our great-great-grandmother's wash table. She sat tubs on top to clean her laundry. Also in this area is a vintage singer sewing machine that now serves as a tabletop for our guest book.
One of our favorite parts of the spacious bathroom is the jetted Jacuzzi tub, perfect for a relaxing getaway. You may also wish to rinse off in with our rainfall-style shower head. The bathroom vanity was originally a handmade, antique dresser. We restored the furniture and added the copper vessel sink with a pump-style faucet for a primitive look. Basic toiletry items are available and towels are provided.
The kitchen offers a double farmhouse sink, an electric oven with a ceramic range top, Keurig coffee maker with assorted hot drinks, microwave, toaster, and a refrigerator. An antique china cabinet now holds our pots and pans, stoneware dishes, and utensils. The handcrafted dining table for six is framed by a rustic chandelier. A genuine wood burning stove (not for use) adds to the farmhouse feel.
Breakfast: Breakfast items such as eggs, sausage, juice, coffee, milk, cereals, oatmeal, and muffins will be available for guests to prepare. Meals will not be served. Snack, lunch, or dinner items are not included. Please consider this when planning your stay!
The Blue Barn is located on a working ranch. Our family runs a small herd of cows, horses, and mules from the back pasture of the barn. A functional windmill is found in this pasture as well.
Our beautiful pond is sure to catch your eye as you cross the wooden bridge that leads to The Blue Barn. We hope the sounds of the waterfall leave you feeling at ease.
Sit on the front patio and share a good conversation on the outdoor seating. From the patio you may even hear the whir of cables from the New York Texas Zipline Adventures, which is located just up the road. The patio is framed by giant crape myrtles reaching far above the top of the barn's tin roof.
You can also enjoy the view of a private pond (restricted access) across the road. This is a great place to catch glimpses of the East Texas wildlife, including deer, turtles, frogs, wild pigs, squirrels, ducks, geese, and a variety of other birds. The evening "serenade" from the frogs and insects of the ponds always bring back some of our favorite memories.
The back patio includes an outdoor dining set that seats six. It is framed by iron ore stones that have been collected from the property. Some were hand carved by ancestors and used to build homes and chimneys. This area offers ample seating, a fire pit, and a charcoal grill. Interaction with GuestsThe owners live only minutes away and are available for questions at any time during your stay. The NeighborhoodThe Blue Barn is found in the valley of Myrtle Springs Mountain, in the LaRue - New York area of East Texas. It is a close neighbor to the New York Texas Zipline Adventures and a reasonable drive to the famous Canton First Monday Trade Days. Its rural location is perfect for a getaway to the country, but within driving distance of Athens, Canton, and Tyler, and only 90 minutes from Dallas. Other Things to NoteAbout The Blue Barn
The Blue Barn is found in the valley of Myrtle Springs Mountain, in the LaRue - New York area of East Texas. It is a close neighbor to the New York Texas Zipline Adventures and a reasonable drive to the famous Canton First Monday Trade Days. Its rural location is perfect for a getaway to the country, but within driving distance of Athens, Canton, and Tyler, and only 90 minutes from Dallas.
The Blue Barn has recently been converted to a rental property with all of the comforts of home, although the charm of its rustic roots remains. It is currently located on a working ranch with a small herd of cows, horses, and mules.
The barn was originally built to store horse tack and farm equipment. In 1990 it was turned into an antique shop called Myrtle Mountain Memories, which tragically closed due to illness in the family.
Our family purchased the land where The Blue Barn stands in 1861. They built their home here and began to farm the land. It has since been passed down from generation to generation. Ancestors who originally developed the area are buried at the Myrtle Springs Cemetery, just up the road from the Blue Barn.
We are excited to share our home and history with new friends and hope that you will grow to love the Blue Barn as much as we do!