Check out these inviting escapes available just outside Dallas-Fort Worth or across the Oklahoma border.
Summer is winding down, and while a lot has changed since early spring, getting out of the house safely remains tricky. We recently showed you some places to responsibly get out and on the water around Dallas-Fort Worth for a day of fun and sun.
If you’re still feeling cooped up, a night or two (or more) at a cabin in the woods, on a lake, by a river or in the mountains could be just what you need.
If you want to unwind and reconnect with nature, check out these escapes just outside D-FW or across the Oklahoma border. For more details, visit the website listed for each location.
Please note: If you’re planning to visit a state or county park near your cabin destination, call ahead of time to find out whether advance reservations are required because of limited capacity and social distancing guidelines.
Larue, Texas, address is given upon booking. About an hour and a half from Dallas.
At only 140 to 200 square feet and with no Wi-Fi and limited cell service, Getaway cabins offer “a break from the city, technology and work.” Getaway outposts are about an hour‘s drive from 11 metro areas around the U.S. For Dallas, the closest is in the East Texas town of Larue, 35 minutes from Cedar Creek Lake and Lake Palestine. It’s also 40 minutes from Big Thicket National Preserve’s Beaver Slide Trail and the Wolfpen Hike and Bike Trail at Purtis Creek State Park.
The 40 cabins have one or two beds and can accommodate two to four people. Each tiny cabin includes a queen bed (with a second, lofted bed in each of the larger cabins), a cellphone lockbox, toiletries and kitchen staples (some provisions are also for sale), as well as a picnic and campfire area. Pricing starts at $99 per night, with a minimum two-night stay on weekends. Pets are allowed, but a cleaning fee is required. Visit getaway.house to book.
Cedarvale Mountainside Cabins
4530 U.S. 77 S., Davis, Okla. Just over an hour from Dallas.
Just a short drive from Turner Falls Park, Cedarvale Mountainside Cabins’ 19 units offer an opportunity to explore the Arbuckle Mountains and see Oklahoma’s tallest waterfall, the 77-foot Turner Falls.
Cabins range in size from one-room efficiency to two-bedroom, one-bathroom units and can sleep four to six. Pricing starts at $125 per night, with a minimum two-night stay. Pets are allowed in some cabins but require an additional deposit. Call 580-369-3224 to book.
Paluxy River Bed Cabins
1319 FM205, Glen Rose. About an hour and a half from Dallas.
Less than 10 minutes from Dinosaur Valley State Park, Paluxy River Bed Cabins offer a tech-free stay with “no stress, no telephone, no television, no interruptions, no problem.” Three of the four cabins have access to the river. Each of the cabins sports a private deck and hot tub, and every stay includes a continental breakfast. Fossil Rim Wildlife Center is also a short drive away.
The one- and two-story cabins are all one bedroom. For two guests, pricing begins at $130 per night, with a two-night minimum on weekends. There’s a $20-per-night charge for each additional guest. Call 254-897-9425 to book.
River of Love Cabins
Cabin staff will text renters with a Google Maps pin to lead them to the cabins near Thackerville, Okla. About an hour from Dallas.
Escape the hustle and bustle of the city at River of Love Cabins. Geared toward partners looking for a romantic getaway, the cabins are about a mile from the Red River, 20 minutes from Lake Murray State Park and a half-hour from Lake Texoma State Park. Additionally, WinStar World Casino is just a short drive away. Though there’s no internet or cable TV access, each cabin is equipped with a TV and movies, a radio with a CD player and a hot tub.
The five cabins differ in size and can sleep two to eight people. Only one cabin allows pets. Pricing begins at $135 per night, with a minimum two-night stay on weekends. Visit riveroflove.com to book.
10:58 AM on Aug 27, 2020