Log Cabin Guest Haus -- Cisco TX
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz
N 32° 23.232 W 098° 59.120
14S E 501379 N 3583355
Quick Description: A historic log cabin from the 1840s, now open for modern travelers to stay in while visiting Cisco Texas
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 10/20/2015 9:38:21 AM
Waymark Code: WMPTVD
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
Views: 5

Long Description:
The Log Cabin Guest Haus is available for rent by travelers who want a rustic, historic, and unique travel experience, with electricity and some modern conveniences included. the log cabin guesthouse is listed on air BMB, and other historical tourism sites.

Blasterz would love to come spend the night here, but the Younger Blasterz are resisting, since Wi-Fi is spotty in West Texas.

From the Air B&B website: (visit link)

"About this listing

This is a historic two story cabin from the 1840's moved to Cisco from Lancaster County, Pennsylvania and lovingly restored and furnished with period antiques. Creative use of recycled vintage materials make this a one of a kind experience.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Property type: Cabin
Accommodates: 6
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2
Beds: 4
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)

From KRBC-TV, the story of how this cabin came to West Texas: (visit link)

"Cisco Couple Buys 19th Century Log Cabin
Published 02/18 2013 06:04PM Updated 02/20 2013 09:57AM

John Williamson, like many people, has a passion for antiques. In fact, when he's not surfing the internet for deals on vintage treasures, he's helping others who are browsing through his antique store in Cisco.

"I have ever since I was a kid, probably junior high, been fascinated with historical things and old buildings, and we just hate to see things like that torn down", says Williamson.

Old signs, tools and photos, decorate the store, but there's one prized possession that John owns that is not for sale; in fact, you can't even find it in his store, but rather his front yard.

"Usually I tell them we're the crazy people with the log cabin in our front yard, and then they say 'oh I know where you're talking about'", explains Williamson.

Nestled in between the trees in his front yard sits a nineteenth century, two story, log cabin. But what makes John's cabin even more unique, is how it got there to begin with.

"We found a really great deal on eBay about four years ago. I told my wife, and she thought I had lost my mind, but we ended up buying it for $6,500, and it came out of Lancaster County Pennsylvania", Williamson tells us.

John hired a contractor to update the cabin, who says he's never worked on anything quite like it.

And even though John appreciates the beauty of the old building, not all the neighbors can say the same.

"We've had a lot of comments about it. Most people like it, but others will ask, 'why did you put it in your front yard to cover up your Victorian house? But we love it'", says Williamson.

And John is hoping that others share his fascination with history. By year's end he plans to rent out the log cabin as a bed and breakfast.

"I think it might add a little uniqueness to Cisco. How many people have an 1840's log cabin in their front yard?"

But for now, the log cabin stands in all its antique glory just a rock's skip away from John's front door."
Daily, weekly, or monthly rates:

Discounts available?:

Kitchens or kitchenettes in the rooms?: no

Refrigerator?: one. Refrigerator in the bedroom

Fireplaces in the rooms?:
no fireplaces, however the rooms do have central heating

Handicap accessible rooms?: No

Restaurant on premises and type of restaurant?:

Childcare provisions?:

Swimming pool?: now

Meeting or convention room(s) available?: no

Office hours and any seasonal operating times or closed periods?:
flexible office hours

Describe ease of accessibility to the location using a vehicle, hiking, etc.:
This Is very easily accessed by car. It is located at 600 Ave I in Cisco

Office phone number: (325) 728-0536

Office address:
600 Ave I Cisco TX

Website of facility: [Web Link]

Types of recreation, activities, and attractions nearby:
historical tourism antiques arts and crafts unique shopping convention center hunting general exploring

Visit Instructions:

Please submit a photo(s) taken by you of your visit to the location (non-copyrighted photos only). GPS photos are also accepted with the location in the background, and old vacation photos are accepted. Additional pictures are appreciated of the area and facility to help others identify if this is the kind of place they want to stay. If you are not able to provide a photo, then please describe your visit or give a story about the visit

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If you visit and find the facility is closed permanently, notify both the group officers and waymark owner of the change. We will then update the waymark description and name to include the words "Closed permanently", and may consider the waymark to be archived.

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