Cedar Country Cottage
& Lone Oak Room
|Covered patio area
the French doors on the left you will find
our Spacious Lone Oak Room at Cedar Country Cottage
which features a king bed & full
bath on the first floor
The covered porch is great for sitting outdoors and extends
the living area.
The Lone Oak Room in Cedar Country
To the left of the sofa and table is a door that leads into the kitchen of
the Cottage Dorm side.
It can be completely closed off
or left open if you are leasing both sides.
A full bath is through the door beyond the bed featuring a marble
vanity & tub
The Lone Oak Room has a microwave, coffeemaker & double door refrigerator
CEDAR COUNTRY COTTAGE DORM
The Cottage Dorm may be rented in conjunction with the Lone Oak Room or either side
may be rented separately EXCEPT during Antique Festivals.
The Dorm side has
4 beds upstairs all in one room and 1 bed downstairs. Pets are NOT allowed upstairs.
Notice the little sitting area next to the staircase and the beadboard ceiling.
Also, there is Direct TV
upstairs as well as down.
Downstairs is the front entry with one twin bed, a kitchen
and a shower bath. There is a maximum capacity of 6 persons in the Dorm side.
Entry bedroom of Cedar Cottage Dorm has a downstairs twin
and a china hutch filled with dishes and crystal.
Sitting Room Entry goes through to eat-in full kitchen
Stairs in background go to dormitory style second floor bedroom
CERAMIC TILED BATH WITH
GLASS ENCLOSED SHOWER & PEDESTAL SINK
When leasing both the Lone Oak Room & the Cottage Dorm, the door between
the kitchen and Lone Oak is open. When leasing only one side, then it is locked shut.
story COUNTRY COTTAGE DORM
The Right side of Country Cottage
is dormitory style upstairs.
It includes a front
bedroom sitting area downstairs with a twin bed and upholstered rocker, a full kitchen with stove, microwave,
double door refrigerator w/ icemaker & water thru door, table & 6 chairs,
coffeemaker, shower bath downstairs.
Upstairs TV, king bed, queen bed, full bed & twin bed,
settee, chaise lounge and rocker.
It has a covered patio with
glass top table and chairs and two metal rockers.
Also there is a firepit and charcoal grill.
is a two night minimum on the Cottage Dorm during normal times
and three night minimum during Antique Festivals.
PLEASE NOTE THAT A CANCELLATION FEE OF $350
WILL BE CHARGED FOR RENTING THE ENTIRE COTTAGE DURING ANTIQUE FESTIVALS non-refundable
regular times, a non-refundable cancellation fee of $100 will be charged for bookings cancelled within 21 days of the reservation
date. This policy is in regard to the Cedar Country Cottage only and not other cabins.
Please note that the Cottage & Lone Oak Room together have
a total of 7 beds
in order to be fair on our rental rates, we will quote by the number of beds used.
The prices are for one bed/double occupancy.
If more beds are required, please add
$50 per bed to the double occupancy price.
Dorm + kitchen only: Off season (Jan 2-Feb 28
& July 7- Aug 29),
Sun- Thurs $150
double occupancy, Fri & Sat $175
season (March 1-June 1, Jun 30-July 6, & Aug 30 - Dec 31)
Sun-Thurs $175 double occupancy,
Fri & Sat $195
and Special Event weekends $200
and Fall Antique Shows (3 night minimum)
(includes 4) combo with Lone Oak Room included = $400 includes 6
Combining the Lone Oak with the Cottage dorm = 2 kings, 1 queen,
1 full, 2 twins, 1 rollaway, sofa, 2 tables 12 chairs, 3 rockers, 2 baths,
kitchen, utility room & 2 dbl door refrigerators
with ice makers,
2 microwaves, 2 coffeemakers,
Please add $20 per person over 2 for
normal times, $25 per person during Antique Festivals.
Price quoted is Double occupancy (unless otherwise noted)+ hotel tax, cash or check
Deposit is equal to 1 night stay or 50% of entire stay.
$350 is NON-REFUNDABLE in case of antique festivals when renting whole
we are able to re-lease the room, we may give you a partial refund at our discretion.
There will be no refunds given if cancelled within 4 weeks of the
Active Military, handicapped
or disabled Veterans receive special discount.
Ask for quote (not applicable
during antique festivals, special events or holidays).
Oak room, if available, can be leased for an additional charge during normal times.
It has an adjoining door through the kitchen that can be locked
from both sides.
Limit 6 persons in Country Cottage Dorm normal.
10 persons total if the Lone Oak Room is included.
LONE OAK ROOM ONLY (KING BED, FULL
BATH,) Two night minimum weekends off peak $135, week days $125/dbl occup + tax, Peak weekends $150, week days $140
( includes two persons)
Pets are allowed in the downstairs portion only of the
There is a separate $50 refundable
pet deposit required.
The Lone Oak Room
in Cedar Country Cottage
Located on the left side of the Cottage
and accessed through the French doors,
it is also accessed by a door that locks from both sides that goes into
the Cedar Country Cottage Dorm. The Lone Oak Room may be leased
separately from the Dorm side.
The spacious Lone Oak Room
is downstairs with a ceramic tile floor,
is wheel chair accessible, has a covered patio, King bed, private bath with
tub/shower and marble vanity,
sofa, table &
4 chairs, double door refrigerator with ice & water thru the door, coffeemaker,
direct TV, central
heat/AC. A comfortable rollaway bed is available for an extra person.
Limit 4 in Lone Oak Room.
Same restrictions as Country Cottage
sides of Country Cottage can be rented together at a reduced rate depending
on number of guests.
There is a limit of 10 total persons including children
during regular time.
under the age of 2 are admitted free.
stay free! There is a $50 refundable pet deposit required.
Price quoted is cash or check.
We can invoice you through Paypal in advance for the full
amount if you prefer to use a credit card.
There is a small administration charge
for this service.
HOLIDAYS & Special Events Calendar (Higher
rates apply) 2 night minimum applies except for MS150
Valentine's Day week
March Spring Break &
Antique Show (March 16-April 6)
May Memorial Day
4th of July 1-7
September Labor Day Aug
30 -Sept 3
October Halloween Oct 26- Nov 2
November Thanksgiving week of Nov 20-30
All weekends in
December+ Dec 21-31
Meet your hosts!
Betty & Del Meischen, owners of Trails West Retreat, lived in the Cottage for a year during the construction
of Eagle's Nest Lodge where they now live.
Below, are some pictures of Betty & Del and their family.
Betty & Del Meischen
One of the most memorable events that I have ever had in my entire
life was landing on the Ruth Glacier on Mt McKinley in Alaska.
It truly was reaching out and touching the face of God. As called by
its Indian name, Denali, the Great One, McKinley is the highest mountain in North America.
We went up in airplanes two times before to get a glimpse of
the Great One but clouds shrouded this elusive mountain. The third time was the charm.
The day broke crystal clear, and there before our eyes was this
enormous mountain, far larger than all the others.
We took off from the small village of Talkeetna and flew over a rescue operation to get a group of stranded
climbers off the mountain.
What a treat it was to sit at a small cafe that evening listening to their stories.There is nothing I can say to compare with
all around us, looking up at a the circle of ragged, lofty peaks.
It gave us a true feeling of humility to know
how small we are and how great are the works of the Lord.
Above, Del Meischen in our Cessna 182 flying near Bellville.
Betty is actually flying the plane at the moment the picture was taken.
Del as instructor
always sits in the right seat when we fly. Even though I have had my pilot's license for over 25 years, he still thinks he needs to instruct me.
I still make pretty decent landings but we don't fly near as much as we did in our younger
An occasional flight to Dallas to see our son Scott or down
to Port Mansfield near Padre Island to go fishing with our son Jeff.
the kids were little we flew to California, Alabama and Colorado with all three in the back.
We really had a great time flying to Oshkosh Wisconsin to the big airshow there.
The original name for Cedar Cottage was the Hangar.
We called it that
because Del and I are both general aviation pilots.
So are our sons Jeff and Scott. Del was a Captain in the USAF 1970-75 flying T38's and the Convair T130.
He became a flight instructor
in the civilian world in 1980.
Betty & Max in a field of foxglove at Trails West Retreat
Betty & Del with grandsons Jake & Sam and our
new lab Mack
in a field of foxglove & bluebonnets
on the north side of the TWR creek.