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Gathering Oaks Retreat - Reunions, Retreats, Weddings with group lodging onsite

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gated entrance on 30 acres
The 5 Bedroom Gathering House Porch
Gathering Living

Overview
19 bedrooms
19 bathrooms
50 guests
2 nights minimum 
Cabin
The Gathering Oaks retreat is a place where friends, family, or colleges can come together to in a relaxing secluded setting for a reunion or spark the next big idea for their company. We've hosted yoga retreats, weddings, family reunions, anniversary parties, corporate retreats, and more. The property will sleep large groups of up to 50 people in a variety of private resort-style accommodations. There are 18 bedrooms total with private bathrooms, but many rooms have futons or couches for little ones. There are 2 indoor areas that are perfect for hosting events and 30 acres of outdoor space to create your ideal gathering under a canopy of oaks. There is a full kitchen available in the Gathering House with three ovens, 2 refrigerators, a huge ice-maker, and a coffee bar. Many rooms hav...The Gathering Oaks retreat is a place where friends, family, or colleges can come together to in a relaxing secluded setting for a reunion or spark the next big idea for their company. We've hosted yoga retreats, weddings, family reunions, anniversary parties, corporate retreats, and more. The property will sleep large groups of up to 50 people in a variety of private resort-style accommodations. There are 18 bedrooms total with private bathrooms, but many rooms have futons or couches for little ones. There are 2 indoor areas that are perfect for hosting events and 30 acres of outdoor space to create your ideal gathering under a canopy of oaks. There is a full kitchen available in the Gathering House with three ovens, 2 refrigerators, a huge ice-maker, and a coffee bar. Many rooms have kitchenettes and all have coffee pots with coffee provided. We have a pool available for our overnight guests to use as well. The property is available for complete rental to ensure your group has privacy. We also welcome smaller groups that just want to utilize a portion of the place or a couple that wants to rekindle in their own private suite. We will work with your needs to establish the best package for you.
House Rules
Pet-friendlyKid friendlyNo smoking
1. Smoking is NOT allowed on the property indoors and smoking is only allowed in designated areas outdoors. 2. Burning of candles, incense or any open flame is NOT allowed. 3. Fireworks or explosives are NOT allowed. 4. Hunting of any kind is NOT allowed. 5. Glass is NOT allowed in or around the pool. 6. Pets are NOT permitted unless previously authorized by Homeowner. **See Rental Agreement for Complete Rules**
Bedrooms
9 Kings9 Queens4 Fulls13 Sofas1 Twin
Bathrooms
1 Half bath1 Full bath17 Attached (ensuite)

Meet the host
Brandon H
Hosting since December 2016
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 100%
Response Time: Within a few hours
Interaction with guestsWe are available for questions and assistance during your stay.

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Reviews (11)
Mindy C
Mindy C
2 contributions
Best get away in Texas!
We love our time at Gathering oaks soooo cozy. Perfect for soooo many different events. Will continue to go back!
Visited April 2021
Written April 26, 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

DAVID P
DAVID P
1 contribution
Charming, beautifully landscaped, loads of big windows, recreational games, great group casual dining area, big kitchen.
Truly an exceptional setting in the gorgeous oaks and many lovely flowerbeds, with great attention to detail, cleanliness and beauty. Outdoor party lights let the party continue after dark, including the several fire pits. The kids enjoyed the pool and many games, and we had plenty of seating at mealtimes in the ample kitchen. The walking trails at the back of the property and the pond at the front, complete with fountain, and lighted grounds provide easy access to areas to sit and reflect. The entire family will enjoy it.
Visited June 2019
Written June 10, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

TheWeekendGetaway
TheWeekendGetaway
Detroit, MI10 contributions
Authentic Texas Experience!
Wow! This place is amazing! We stayed a few nights in Tiny House #1, which was actually quiet roomy and cozy. The accommodations are top flight, clean and comfy. We were here just to rest and relax, but it's clearly a great place for retreats, weddings, events. All with the added experience of being Authentic Texas!
Visited September 2018
Written September 30, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

TBone
TBone
2 contributions
Perfect Oasis
Gathering Oaks was the perfect place for our family (16) to gather to celebrate our daughter's graduation from Baylor. It was relaxing and such a wonderful gathering place. We highly recommend GOR and hope to be back our selves in the future! Working with the owners was the best, easy and very responsive!
Visited May 2018
Written May 24, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Mary G
Mary G
1 contribution
Gathering under the grove of oaks
A beautiful place to retreat. My daughter and I loved visiting the Gathering Oaks Retreat this past weekend. We stayed in the Luxury Casita that faces the courtyard and the view from every window is spectacular. As I write this review, it takes me back to sitting under the oaks, listening to the crackling fire while watching the leaves fall from the trees on that beautiful fall night. What a wonderful memory of your beautiful place. Thank you Gathering Oaks Retreat! We will return in the very near future.
Visited December 2017
Written December 5, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Lauren F
Lauren F
3 contributions
The perfect, relaxing, refreshing place for a getaway alone or with a lot of friends!
Gathering Oaks is the perfect, peaceful getaway! I recently held a team retreat there and we all LOVED it. We spent a lot of our time in the Gathering House (which is SO cute!), walking the grounds, and enjoying the camp fire. This is an amazing place for a quiet getaway with your partner or a large group that can still have your own accommodations. I highly, highly recommend and will definitely be back soon!
Visited October 2017
Written November 3, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Gathering O
Gathering O
Lauren, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience! We are so happy that loved it. Blessings!
Written November 6, 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

gregorybX8358TW
gregorybX8358TW
San Antonio, TX1 contribution
We had a fabulous wedding weekend!
The Gathering was the perfect spot for our family to get together for ours son's wedding in Waco. We hosted a beautiful rehearsal dinner in the Gathering House. Then our family from 8 different states enjoyed time together as a big group, at the pool, during walks, in our own rooms and in lawn chairs under the big trees. We had a fabulous weekend were we could be loud with laughter and fun or quiet with an intimate conversation.
Visited July 2017
Written July 27, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Lacy H
Lacy H
We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your time at Gathering Oaks! Thank you for taking the time to share!
Written July 29, 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

blairclarkpierce0015
blairclarkpierce0015
Dallas, TX1 contribution
Truly a Magical and Amazing place to stay!!
I had a friends/family reunion there!! You have to experience this place for yourself! If you are near the Waco area you should try it out for yourself! We stayed in the Bridal suite and it was beautiful and very cozy! The entire property is peaceful and quiet and the pool is amazing! I can promise that I will never stay anywhere other than this place if I'm ever in Waco!
Visited July 2017
Written July 24, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Lacy H
Lacy H
Wow! Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us! Just so you know, you can always rent out any one room when you visit Waco. You don't have to rent the entire Gathering Oaks Retreat. We have 14 private suites to choose from, but the bridal/luxury suite is definitely our nicest and most luxurious room!! Come again.
Written July 26, 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Nelson B
Nelson B
Fort Worth, TX2 contributions
Reunion
We had the best time here for a little reunion. The accommodations were cozy, relaxing, and very comfortable!! The new owners have done an outstanding job renovating and restoring this unique property!!
Visited July 2017
Written July 24, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Lacy H
Lacy H
We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and hope you visit again!
Written July 26, 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

rsg928
rsg928
Roswell, GA1 contribution
Amazing Property
We needed lodging for a Baylor College Graduation we rented 1 tiny house 1 king suite and 1 queen suite, couldn't have met our needs any better very clean ,new wonderful place to relax
Visited May 2017
Written May 22, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Lacy H
Lacy H
Thank you Carroll!! I hope your family will be back one day! It was a pleasure working with you!
Written May 24, 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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What this rental offers
Entertainment
  • DVD player
  • Game Room
  • Stereo system
  • Television
Indoor amenities
  • Air conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Internet access
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi
Outdoor amenities
  • Deck
  • Patio
  • Playground
  • Private outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Private yard
  • Swingset
Nearby
  • Golf course (within 30 mins drive)
  • Horse riding facilities
  • Countryside area
Bathroom and laundry
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
Kitchen and dining
  • Grill
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Things to do
  • Fishing spots available
  • Watersports
Parking
  • Parking available
Property features
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Staff on property

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Map
About the neighborhood
This is a gorgeous country atmosphere 15 minutes from the city of Waco where there are tons of restaurants and shops. There is a local winery tasting room just 2 minutes from us. Lake Waco and Tawkawa Falls are less than 10 minutes away.
Getting around
No public bus route. We are in the country. Recommend a car to travel to tourist locations. Waco Tours will be up and take you to downtown or take you on a site-seeing tour.
Access
Car advised
How to get there
Uber from the Waco Airport or easy drive from I-35 Lots of free parking
Activities nearby
Fishing spots availableGolf course (within 30 mins drive)Horse riding facilitiesWatersports

Things to know
Check in / out timings
Check in after 4 PM Check out by 10 AM
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 8 weeks before check-in
  • 25% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed

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Frequently Asked Questions about Gathering Oaks Retreat - Reunions, Retreats, Weddings with group lodging onsite

Gathering Oaks Retreat - Reunions, Retreats, Weddings with group lodging onsite is able to accommodate up to 50 guests. See all property details.

Gathering Oaks Retreat - Reunions, Retreats, Weddings with group lodging onsite has 19 bathrooms available. See all property details.

Gathering Oaks Retreat - Reunions, Retreats, Weddings with group lodging onsite has 19 bedrooms available. See all property details.

Stays at Gathering Oaks Retreat - Reunions, Retreats, Weddings with group lodging onsite must last at least 2 nights. See all property details.

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