Lone Oak Ranch and Retreat - Gainesville, TX

1- or 2-Night Stay at Lone Oak Ranch and Retreat in Gainesville, TX

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Hotel At a Glance: Lone Oak Ranch and Retreat

The Lone Oak Ranch and Retreat is a little more than an hour's drive north of Dallas, but it couldn't feel further away from city lights. This rustic wooden ranch sits on 81 private acres, and has everything you'd want for a back-country getaway. From unique, Western-themed rooms to an onsite horse barn with trail rides, to deep, shaded woodland paths, the retreat brims with simpler pleasures.

  • Private woods: This retreat only has two entrances on its 80 acres, meaning that the woods, trails, meadows, and pastures are yours to explore undisturbed
  • Western-town feel: the resort is designed to resemble a small Western town, with a "downtown" and hitching posts outside each wooden building
  • Themed accommodations: Guest rooms are each named after a Western celebrity, such as Gene Autry or Miss Ellie, and feature long-horned steer, rodeo, and Lone-Star decor with pine tree and wagon-wheel beds.
  • Relaxing activities: Go fishing at the nearby fishing ponds, head to the outdoor swimming pool, or visit the friendly goats and ponies at the petting zoo
  • Giddy Up!: Take a guided horseback ride around the property and get to know the Lone Oak's friendly horses
  • Optional campfire package: Choose Options 3 or 4 to warm up next to the fire under the stars

Gainesville, Texas: Cattle, Casinos, and Lavender

In the mid-1800s, Texas's cattle industry was just beginning to expand. Cowboys driving herds north to Kansas needed a place to stop and refuel, and Gainesville was just seven miles from the Oklahoma border. Gainesville's downtown still has an Old-West feel, but now also draws visitors with its proximity to Thackerville, home to the absolutely enormous—one mile long!—WinStar Casino. Vacationers often stay in Gainesville and head over to try their hands at blackjack, poker, and the casino's hundreds of slot machines.

If you're in the mood to commune with nature, check out Lavender Ridge Farms, a 1920s strawberry farm that's been converted into a lavender, cut-flower, and herb farm. You can take cooking classes and browse the unique onsite store, and even pick your own lavender in the summer months. Gainesville is also home to the well-loved Frank Buck Zoo, which has a daily public giraffe feeding and a train ride that chugs around the little park.

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What You Get

Stay for two in a hotel room

  • Option 1: $59 for a 1-night stay (up to a $100 value)
  • Option 2: $111 for a 2-night stay (up to a $200 value)
  • Option 3: $89 for a 1-night stay with campfire package (up to a $160 value)
  • Option 4: $139 for a 2-night stay with campfire package (up to a $260 value)

Included in campfire package:

  • Campfire area access
  • Fire started and managed for guests
  • Firewood
  • S'mores sticks (but not s'mores ingredients)

Policies and Fees

Book by: 1/23/14
Travel by: 3/1/14

  • Blackout dates: Not valid 12/31/13-1/1/14, 2/7/14–2/9/14 or 2/14/14-2/16/14.
  • Cancellation policy & fees: 91-day cancellation required or fee of 50% Groupon price; 61-day or fee up to 75% Groupon price; 31-day or fee up to Groupon price.
  • Taxes: 12.75% tax not included.

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.

Amenities

  • 80 private acres
  • Western-themed rooms
  • Onsite horseback riding
  • Hiking trails and fishing ponds
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The Fine Print

  • Must book by 1/23/14 or promotional value expires
  • Must complete travel by 3/1/14
  • Not valid 12/31/13-1/1/14, 2/7/14–2/9/14 or 2/14/14-2/16/14
  • Limit 2 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts
  • Limit 2 per visit
  • Valid only for option purchased
  • Reservation required, subject to availability
  • 91-day cancellation required or fee of 50% Groupon price; 61-day or fee up to 75% Groupon price; 31-day or fee up to Groupon price
  • Must be 18+ to check in
  • Credit card required at booking/check-in
  • Not valid with reward points
  • 12.75% tax not included.
  • Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Other Details

Room Details

Hotel Room

  • Bedding varies per room
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 4
  • Adding occupants above standard: $20 per night for each additional guest

Hotel Policies

  • Check in: 2:00 p.m.
  • Check out: 10:00 a.m.
  • Parking: parking (typically $25/day) waived for stays with this Groupon.
  • Rollaways: not available.
  • Smoking policy: no smoking inside the property.
  • Pet policy: pets weighing up to 40 lbs. may be added for an additional $25 per night.
  • Accessibility: handicap-accessible rooms are not available.
  • Room upgrades: not available.

Getting There

  • By plane: 56 miles from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW)
  • By car: about 70 miles northwest of Dallas

Traveler's Tips

  • The guest rooms don't have TVs.
  • The property does not include dining onsite, but guests can access nearby restaurants.

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