"The Little House"

The Little House has a double bed with a trundle that can sleep three people. A large bathroom with a shower, lavatory, commode and bench seat provides all that is necessary while visiting this little piece of heaven. The cabin is equipped with a kitchenette and dining area and it sits off by itself with its own fire pit. S'mores are on the house!

Electrical outlets are set in strategic places to enable electronics to be easily set up and used. Wi-fi through the satellite dish is available for those workaholics who want to keep up with their email. Additional services such as: shuttle service for kayak and canoe rides, canoe and kayak rental, camping gear rental, additional snacks, etc. can be negotiated separately.

The town of Spurger is only 25 minutes from Silsbee, Jasper or Woodville and two hours from Houston. It offers the peace and seclusion one might need at the end of a hectic day or a peaceful writer's retreat. Dinner -in town before heading home- is an option, or just heat up a can of Campbell's in the microwave and grab a glass of milk from the fridge. Then sit out on the porch and listen to the night settle in or watch a movie on DVD.

The Little House can tell her own story, of loss, transition and love. Previously a camp house taken apart and reassembled board-by-board on the property where it now stands, this little gem has received a total overhaul with an added bathroom and wide back porch. As guests sit on the porch overlooking a bluff, their view is of the treetops of a tupelo swamp and the Big Thicket Nature Preserve. On beyond the treetops, the Neches River flows. The Little House still has its original floor and the kitchen has a restored ceiling.

As an executive rental property, the Little House would be available for three or more consecutive nights to long-term guests. Kitchen amenities include a small refrigerator, coffee maker, microwave and toaster and access to the kitchen in the main house, as well as a washing machine. We use a "solar dryer" (that's what we call our clothesline).

Tipi Camping Available

For the more adventurous, Shelby and Tsagoi offer tipi camping. With their help, guests can set up their own 28-foot tall tipi in which to camp. Camping supplies are provided and a campfire breakfast in the morning is served outdoors, weather permitting.

Room/Tipi Rates for Cherapa Retreat:
$125.00 per night (including breakfast)
$75 per night (4-6 nights, breakfast not included)
$50 per night (7 or more consecutive nights, breakfast not included)