VACATION, RELAXATION DESTINATION FOR WEEKEND GET-AWAY, FAMILY GATHERING, HOLIDAY CELEBRATION OR EXTENDED VACATION. The Ofannin Ranch House is located on the Porter-Ofannin agricultural property in north east Texas. The centralized location of the property makes it an ideal location to explore the red river area and southeast Oklahoma, The Texas Lakes region and the antiques and crafts centers near Canton Texas. The nearby campus of Texas A&M; Commerce offers opportunities for activities at the campus as well as family visits. Most facilities at TAMU-C are available to the public. There are many shopping and dining options there as well. Those who prefer flying, the Commerce FBO, airport is located between the college and the Ofannin Guest House.
The area nearby the lodging, plays host to two rodeos per year and several small town events to experience. Along the North Sulphur River people travel from miles around to hunt for, the seemingly unending collection of, artifacts from the areas past. There are several wineries, restaurants and community theaters in all directions just a short distance away that draw from the talent of the drama schools at the various colleges in the region.
Those who pursue more outdoor lifestyles this area has much to offer. Whether your tastes favor hunting nature with a rifle or a camera the opportunities are plentiful here. The region is home to deer, wild boar, hawks, variety of colorful song birds, coyotes and the occasional wild cat. There are ponds on the property that are a stopover for migrating ducks and the plant life attract the migrating hummingbirds each year. The camera bug can get lost here in all the nooks and crannies of the old and weather worn as well as the new and annually refreshed vistas of this country setting.
The thing that is most important is what is it like to stay at the O'fannin Ranch house. The lodging is a farm cottage that has been completely renovated. The exterior has been given a board and batten look of the 1930s. The front porch is wide, covered and comfortable for that late afternoon lemonade. When you open the door, using the electronic lock, you are greeted with a classic hall tree to drop a garment or package on as you enter. From that vantage point you may peruse the great room. Your eye will be immediately drawn to the fireplace conversation pit where many a days exploits will be relived. The breakfast bar is convenient for discussions with the cook or for quick and easy dining. While seated there one can see that that the kitchen is complete with stove, oven, dishwasher, microwave and refrigerator/freezer. All tools and handy items to prepare a holiday meal are at your disposal. The basic small appliances such as coffee maker, hand mixer, toaster even a jar lid remover. The laundry area at the rear access has a washer and dryer, drying rack, iron and board, mop, broom and dustpan, even the laundry soap. The dining room is a partially separated area for an air of formality without being stuffy. Place settings and seating for up to eight guests is available at the table. Additional diners may use the breakfast bar or the folding table. The great room is home to our game cradle in which is stored a variety of child, family and adult games for indoor and out door use. Those who just can't stop working there is a desk on which you may place your laptop. Our WI-FI will make internet connection available for work or pleasure.
The master bedroom has a queen bed, master bath and walk in closet. A comfortable chair is tucked into a corner for a little light reading before retiring. At the opposite side of the great room are the two other bedrooms. One has two twin beds and a walk closet. The other has a comfortable day bed to relax on away from the rest of the crowd. A trundle bed stored underneath can be made up as a twin or adjoined with the day bed to form a double bed. In the great room the sofa can be made up as a double be in front of the fireplace. The community bath is next to the bedrooms and the great room. All bathrooms are full bath with the master bath having a tub/shower.
The back yard is fully enclosed so you can enjoy being under the spreading "pecan" tree, with the kids or the dog. A dog house and run are in the back yard and are free to use with your clean up. Animals kept inside require additional fee. Speaking of animals your large animal such as a horse or show livestock are welcome to use the corral at no charge with your clean up.
The property is home to our cattle, llama, dogs, cats and of course squirrels, rabbits hawks, ducks and the occasional varmint. We enjoy the area very much and we trust you will too! So, come join us. It's like a drug that you will have to return to get your head right to deal with life where ever you come from....Read more
The O'fannin Ranch House is located in a quiet neighborhood on the fringe of Ladonia, Texas. You will find many outdoor activities including riding, hiking biking (motorized and pedaled), exploration and artifact and antique hunting. A car is a must to take advantage of all that the area has to offer. Off street parking is available for your vehicle and trailer if you have one. We are just a short country drive to the hustle and bustle of the DFW metro area, but you won't want to go there. Texas A&M; University-Commerce is just a few minutes away. Visits to the college could include the huge pool, the exercise, climbing wall or the planetarium. You will probably want to enjoy the many country pursuits, trade days, flea markets, fairs and rodeos. Should fresh air, peace and quiet be what you're looking for there is plenty of that as well. We make every reasonable effort to accommodate the needs of our guests so please ask when we correspond with you by phone or internet.
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Nearest airport: COMMERCE FBO, Commerce TX, 10 miles Nearest train station: MIEOLA OR GAINESVILLE AMTRAK, 60.02 miles Car is recommended
Left on 01/16/2014 for a stay in December 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Jan 16, 2014Stayed Dec 2013
We were in the area for work last Christmas and unable to travel home at that time, so this was the closest available rental that I found. We had never been to Ladonia, TX so we did not know what to expect. The biggest drawback for us was that the town is quite rundown, we were hoping for more of a farm/agricultural feel to the town.
The owners of the property are part of a CSa. It was quite fun to watch them interact with their -very friendly- cows each day from the backyard. The hosts were friendly and available to us at anytime. They had decorated for Christmas inside and out. They made sure to include enough stocking hooks for each of my family members. This made our stay very special for my children.
This property has a "grandmas' farmhouse" feel to it, western and cow themed decor throughout. We felt at home and not at a sterile hotel.
The fully stocked kitchen was the best of any rental I've ever been in! A waffle maker/coffee maker/ cookie cutters /utensils, the list goes on and on. Everything worked well while we were there, unfortunately the oven stopped working on our last day, but the owners responded to the issue within minutes.
There were plenty of towels, blankets, and basic supplies.
Overall, we had a very calming and quiet week staying there.
If you are going to be near Ladonia, this is the only place you would want to stay.
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