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The Homestead at 3218

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3218 Canaan Church Rd, Crawford, TX 76638-3334
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A clothing-optional members-only retreat exclusively for gay & bi men, The Homestead at 3218 is gay owned-and-operated on a private farm in rural Crawford, Texas, near Waco. It opened on May 20, 2016. The first phase of the retreat covers about two acres. Overnight accommodations include five fully-furnished Pool House suites each with a private bath and complete kitchen; Rec Center bunk room with six single beds and clothes lockers and seven locking sleeping cubicles; and an RV park and campsites. Amenities include an outdoor seasonally-heated pool, steam room, video room, billiards, free WiFi, free parking, portable BBQ grill and lockers for day/night passes.
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3218 Canaan Church Rd, Crawford, TX 76638-3334
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Killeen-Fort Hood Regional Airport38 miSee all flights
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Frankie V wrote a review Aug 2019
Texas2 contributions7 helpful votes
Great place to just hang out,relax, make new friends and party. 2nd visit, always have a good time. Went with a friend and spent the day lounging by the pool. Very friendly owners and enjoy visiting with them both.
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Date of stay: August 2019
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Response from jaybird89101, Owner at The Homestead at 3218
Responded Aug 7, 2019
Your kind review is very appreciated, Frankie, as is your membership. We're so glad you've enjoyed yourself on your previous visits and we look forward to your return.
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KyleBoulder wrote a review Jun 2019
Boulder, Colorado3 contributions
Had such a nice visit to Homestead. Went for a Birthday weekend,but mostly for me and my husband to relax. Well appointed rooms, pool was amazing and the people we met will be friends for a long time. Planning a trip back on Labor Day weekend. Kyle & Adam
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Date of stay: June 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from jaybird89101, Host at The Homestead at 3218
Responded Jun 11, 2019
Thanks very much, guys, for your extremely complimentary review. We really enjoyed hosting you and look forward to your next visit.
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mhhorowi wrote a review Dec 2018
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If you are looking for a place where you can be yourself and enjoy some excellent amenities in rural area of Texas, this might be your place. The owners, Rob and Mark have created an oasis on a family ranch just a stone's throw away from Crawford. While they are still working on adding some services including a bar and restaurant there is still plenty to make your visit special. For those looking for accommodations, you have your choice of units that range from an efficiency to a two bedroom. All the units are well-appointed and quite tastefully decorated. You can take advantage of the full kitchen with everything you need to cook and dine as well as a dining area to maximize your time onsite rather than having to venture away to a restaurant. If you are visiting in your RV, you will find reasonable level sites that currently offer electricity and water only accommodating both 30A and 50A service. Sewer services are not yet available at the time of this review. While the sites are closer together than average for a campground, they do offer the convenience of being quite close to the rec center and the pool area and will be close to the restaurant/bar once that facility is open. Speaking of the pool and rec center, both area are clothing optional for those that want to spend their time au natural. At the pool, you will find comfortable lounges, chairs and tables and of course a very nicely sized pool. At the rec center, there is plenty to keep you occupied. Whether you want to play a game of pool, watch some frisky videos, spend some time in the 17 man, 2 level steam room or visit the play area, there is something for everyone. The rec center even has area with some small "rooms" for those seeking a play to lay down by themselves or maybe a new friend. There are only a few negatives that I should mention for the facility at this time. First, this is in a fairly remote location which is both a positive and a negative. If you are an RV'er, that's looking to visit here a side trip through Texas heading east or west, then you will likely be making a 2 hour detour from the main routes of i-10 or I-20. Additionally. the roads are not well lit if you are arriving at night, so be prepare to take your time and be careful navigating the curves. We were able to navigate our 41' class A RV to the facility but we did have a pretty tight turn getting into the driveway that required us to make a 3 point turn. If you are towing a vehicle, you'll want to disconnect prior to entry. Also, the lack of a working sewer system at the moment means you are limited to the length of your stay. This issue will be resolved as soon as the new septic system is approved and in place. In closing, you will not find better service or hospitality than you will received from Mark and Rob. If you book one of their rooms, be prepared to be blown away as the facilities are amazing, especially for the price.
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Date of stay: November 2018
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Room Tip: For the best view of the pool, choose the efficiency.
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bobncomfort wrote a review May 2017
Comfort, Texas5 contributions3 helpful votes
I spent Memorial Weekend at the Homestead and was amazed at what the two owners have created for our community. I booked a pool house suite which was very clean, beautifully decorated, and had every amenity I needed for the weekend. Everyone was nice, kind, accepting, outgoing....it was wonderful. If you're reading this, please support these guys and it will only get better. I plan to have my RV here on a permanent basis just come a couple weekends a month. This is a real find......
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Date of stay: May 2017
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Room Tip: I had a pool house suite, I think all are good choices
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Response from Robert S, Owner at The Homestead at 3218
Responded Jul 5, 2017
We really appreciate your positive Memorial Day weekend stay review of our retreat, Bob, and look forward to your scheduled return visit in July. We also look forward to working with you on the permanent placement of your gorgeous vintage Airstream travel trailer in our RV park. We'll see you again soon.
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Donnie R wrote a review Apr 2017
Austin, Texas1 contribution1 helpful vote
Owners are amazing. Will definitely make sure we go back SOON. Great accommodations, very clean, amazingly decorated very upscale and great scenery. Can't wait to go back and have a relaxing weekend and just have fun.
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Date of stay: April 2017Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Robert S, Owner at The Homestead at 3218
Responded Apr 14, 2017
We appreciate the kind accolades, Donnie, and grateful you had a good time on your last visit with us. We look forward to your return visit.
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Homestead at 3218
What are some of the property amenities at The Homestead at 3218?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Is parking available at The Homestead at 3218?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Homestead at 3218?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a sauna during their stay.
Are pets allowed at The Homestead at 3218?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Is The Homestead at 3218 accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.