Texas Forest Country Retreat

Texas Forest Country Retreat

156 Grimes Flournoy Rd, Huntington, TX 75949-5500
Traveler (9)
living room
Room & Suite (3)
Breakfast at the Texas Forest Country Retreat
Dining (1)

View prices for your travel dates

Prices are the average nightly price provided by our partners and may not include all taxes and fees. Taxes and fees that are shown are estimates only. Please see our partners for more details.

About

5.0
#1 of 1 guest house in Huntington
Location
4.8
Cleanliness
5.0
Service
5.0
Value
4.7
Suggest edits to improve what we show.Improve this listing
Good to know
HOTEL CLASS
Star ratings are intended to indicate the general level of features, amenities, and services to expect. This property is classified according to Giata.
3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Mid-range
Property amenities
Non-smoking hotel
Room features
Air conditioning
Room types
Non-smoking rooms

Location

156 Grimes Flournoy Rd, Huntington, TX 75949-5500
Getting there
Shreveport Regional Airport
101.5 mi
See all flights
11Reviews1Q+A2Room tips
Traveler rating
  • 10
  • 1
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
Time of year
Traveler type
Language
Selected filters
  • Filter
  • English
Sort by:
Detailed Reviews
Len S wrote a review Jan 2020
Livingston, Texas2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We love the old mansion and the remote location was just what we were looking for from a place to send our twenty second anniversary. The host were excellent and informative and we enjoyed a bountiful breakfast. Can’t wait to return.
Read more
Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Shanie S wrote a review Sep 2021
4 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This has been an amazing weekend in a beautiful, historic home. There was lots of history regarding the town of Manning. We enjoyed perusing through the many books, pictures, and magazines and learning as much as we could about the area. The grounds are beautiful!! Our hostess Kay was wonderful and we are looking forward to returning here soon!! Thank you for sharing this gem with us. The Sanfords
Read more
Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
JReynolds78 wrote a review Nov 2014
Bridge City, Texas, United States1 contribution3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My wife and I chose the Mansion on Sawmill Lake as our place to stay, and it was more than we could have hoped for. The historic mansion and the surrounding land are simply beautiful. For those that like to read a little, there's a great deal of interesting history about the area formerly known as Manning. Books and pamphlets concerning this are provided in the mansion for you to look at at your leisure. The days and nights are very quiet and peaceful. The innkeepers were FANTASTIC! Breakfast was so good, that it was almost worth the trip just for that! The location is about 30 minutes away from Lufkin. The downtown area of Lufkin is worth at least one visit, as they have a number of unique shops and restaurants. I'd definitely recommend this place to any couples looking to get a way for a few days. We're already thinking about when we want to visit again, as we'll definitely go back.
Read more
Date of stay: November 2014
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
journ2train wrote a review Oct 2014
Missouri City, Texas32 contributions17 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
This place is practically in the middle of nowhere - which we loved! We stayed at the Sawmill Mansion (main B&B) and it was a full house. We visited Beaver Creek and if were to come back again, that's what we'd book - very private and practically your own pond to fish in. Truly lovely place. Lovely innkeepers as well - very hospitable in many ways! We were a bit surprised that the outdoor porch seating - which we used a lot (great rocking chairs) - and area could've used a little wipe down at minimum. But the innkeepers are fairly new and VERY busy! I think they would also do well if they created snack packs to sell for guests (granola, fruit, etc) since the nearest grocery store is 20 minutes away. So, if you don't want to go to town, plan on bringing a small ice chest with your own snacks and such. Again, overall, really loved it!
Read more
Date of stay: October 2014
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Erinnelizabeth1 wrote a review Jun 2016
1 contribution2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Wow where do I start? I absolutely LOVE everything that Texas Forest Country Retreat has to offer! This is hands down the most beautiful place I've ever been- it's tucked away in the beautiful pines of East Texas. From the first time we (my husband and I) set eyes on the Mansion on Sawmill Lake we knew we had to get married under the gorgeous tree overlooking the pond. We got married May 28, 2016 and our wedding couldn't have been more perfect. Jennifer Coogler is the wedding coordinator/innkeeper at the Bed & Breakfast and I cannot thank her enough for everything she did to make sure our wedding was beautiful. Texas Forest Country Retreat has so much wonderful family history it's truly amazing. I had the pleasure of meeting Bob the owner the day of our wedding and he was so kind and has the sweetest southern drawl. If you are looking for a place to say your "I do's" or simply a relaxing weekend away-I would highly recommend visiting Texas Forest Country Retreat. I know we'll definitely be back to visit in the near future.
Read more
Date of stay: June 2016Trip type: Traveled with family
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
carolk325 wrote a review Apr 2015
Grapevine, Texas50 contributions19 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed two nights in this lovely home. It was very romantic. We had a sun room connected to our bedroom. The host does not live in this home but allows guests to have full roam of the place. We enjoyed the huge fireplace in the front living room. It made the experience so much more comfortable and inviting. The other couple staying upstairs were very friendly and interesting. Breakfast was delicious and plentiful! The host is a great cook! Overall, it was a wonderful experience and we enjoyed relaxing, reading in the library and exploring the property surrounding this home.
Read more
Date of stay: February 2015
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: All the rooms are lovely but we enjoyed the downstairs suite with the sun room
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Stacie L wrote a review Jan 2015
Addison, Texas3 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My husband and I stayed at The Mansion on Sawmill Lake for two nights in early December. We roomed in the main house, and a wonderful historic building it was. The Texas history associated with the property is really interesting, and was a definite bonus; it was fun to explore. I felt like we were going back to a quieter time in the past, and that added to the ambiance of the place! Our hosts had decorated the entire house for Christmas, and we felt cozy and welcome at once. The grounds were simply gorgeous, and the food served us was delicious! My husband likes to fish, and he did so both mornings,as steps away from the porch was a pond with a beautiful view. He said there were hungry fish in it! We love a real fire in the fireplace, and our attentive innkeepers made sure that we had plenty of wood for a warm and mesmerizing fire. It was fun, and the experience was made complete by the endearing hospitality of our innkeepers. We loved it, and intend to return.
Read more
Date of stay: December 2014
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
LeeAnn S wrote a review Sep 2014
Austin, Texas5 contributions8 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My husband and I finally got to spend a quiet trip without the kids. We loved this country retreat! Beautiful property and very accommodating staff. We are visiting from Paris and absolutely love how country and down home this place is! We will return!
Read more
Date of stay: June 2014
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Paula S wrote a review Aug 2013
Houma, Louisiana46 contributions7 helpful votes
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Wow! What an awesome place! We stayed at Beaver Creek (log cabin).This log cabin is literally down a gravel road in the middle of the woods. Absolutely no other properties within site. The main B&B is about 2 miles away. The cabin is well built with that rustic homey feel. It has a full kitchen and all the amenities of home including a washer and dryer. There are 2 stocked ponds on site and a huge lake at the main house that is stocked with huge bass and perch just begging for a hook. It is so relaxing. The meals were out of this world and so plentiful that there was no way that you could finish them. The manager Brice could not be more accommodating and WOW! What a chef! He came to the cabin to prepare a romantic steak dinner for my husband and myself...amazing! There is a huge screened in porch with rockers for coffee in the am. It was nice just to sit and admire nature.The grounds are beautiful. This place is a definite redo for the whole family when we are able to return.
Read more
Date of stay: August 2013
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: The main house is gorgeous, however, if you want ABSOLUTE privacy, beaver creek is the way to go!
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Carmen B wrote a review Jul 2016
Tyler, Texas193 contributions31 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My parents rented the Forest Country Retreat and Mansion on Sawmill Lake for them and all seven of their daughters, husbands and grandkids.
Only four daughters spent the night, but we stayed in the mansion and my parents stayed in the cabin with all of the kids. It was absolutely PERFECT! We grilled burgers and hotdogs while the kids chased lightning bugs and played in the water hose. We also had a professional photographer come to take family pictures down by the lake. It was so peaceful to sit out on the patio and listen to the frogs, coyotes and birds. My husband and I slept in the Ruby Room and will probably be buying that mattress when I can find one! The robes were soft and the water pressure was great!
Best Bonus: NO PHONE SERVICE OR INTERNET
Read more
Date of stay: July 2016Trip type: Traveled with family
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Answer from LufkinPR
Lufkin, Texas147 contributions91 helpful votes
This is East Texas. Unfortunately, there has not been an extended hard freeze so mosquitoes are a potential. It also depends on how much breeze there is - I was outside all day last Saturday with a lite breeze with no bites - and if they're around, I'm usually the first to get bothered!
carolk325 wrote a tip Apr 2015
Grapevine, Texas50 contributions19 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"All the rooms are lovely but we enjoyed the downstairs suite with the sun room"
Read full review
Paula S wrote a tip Aug 2013
Houma, Louisiana46 contributions7 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The main house is gorgeous, however, if you want ABSOLUTE privacy, beaver creek is the way to go!"
Read full review
Not the right property for you?
There are more places to choose from in the Huntington area.
LOCATION
United StatesTexasHuntington
NUMBER OF ROOMS
5
Prices are the average nightly price provided by our partners and may not include all taxes and fees. Taxes and fees that are shown are estimates only. Please see our partners for more details.
Is This Your Tripadvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

TEXAS FOREST COUNTRY RETREAT