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B & B

You’ll feel as if you’ve stepped back in time when visiting Our B&B in The Historic Dogtrot House

The Dogtrot House, here at The Ranch, does not offer your usual B&B stay. Enjoy the feel of a Rustic Cabin and the delight of a B&B.

We are often asked about the name, what is a “dogtrot” house. The dogtrot (also referred to as a dog-run or possum trot) style home was popular in the rural South in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Before the invention of electricity or air conditioning, families would build this style home to take advantage of cross breezes. These homes were built with one side for cooking and one side for sleeping/living and joined together by an open air breezeway. The way the home was designed made the breezeway area the coolest spot in hot summer months and where, it is said, you would find the family dog napping. Hence the name Dogtrot.

While our Dogtrot House has been updated to have electricity and air conditioning, the breezeway is still a perfect spot to sip a cold drink and enjoy the views.

Enjoy Beautiful Views from the Breezeway

Enjoy a delicious breakfast every morning

Some of which are homegrown and ALL of which are homecooked!

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Pick from our Unique & Beautiful Rooms

The Shady Lady

The Shady Lady is our unique version of an Old West brothel room. It’s a little shady and a lot of lady. 

This beautiful room offers a Queen size bed, sitting area with Victorian sofa, dining area, and full private bath with shower and antique clawfoot bathtub. 

All guests at The Dogtrot House have access to the Pantry, a common area kitchenette located in the breezeway. The Pantry has a refrigerator, microwave, Keurig Coffee maker for our guests to use. There is also a Propane Grill for guests to use behind The Dog Trot House.

Start your day at The Ranch enjoying a hot cup of coffee and the view from The Dogtrot porch. A home-cooked breakfast, with fresh ingredients from the property when available, is served to you. You may enjoy dining in your room or at any of the outdoor tables in the breezeway.

Don’t forget your fishing gear! You are welcome to enjoy our 1 acre, private spring fed spring lake. No license required.

You will also enjoy our hand crafted guest amenities; soaps, shampoo, etc.

The Country Room

Charmingly decorated, The Country Room lets you step back in time

The Country Room is the first of our three unique Bed & Breakfast rooms located in our 1891 Dogtrot House. This room is quaint and rustic, decorated with antiques in a vintage style. Most of our guest comment how this room just makes them feel so welcome and at home, just like visitin’ Grandma’s Place.

The Country Room has a comfortable and cozy Queen size bed, sitting area, and quaint dining area. The full, private bath has shower and antique claw foot bathtub.

You will also enjoy our hand crafted guest amenities; shampoo. soaps, etc

All guests at The Dogtrot House have access to the Pantry, a common area kitchenette located in the breezeway. The Pantry has a refrigerator, microwave, Keurig Coffee maker for our guests to use. There is also a Propane Grill for guests to use behind The Dog Trot House.

Start your day at The Ranch enjoying a hot cup of coffee and the view from The Dogtrot porch. A home-cooked breakfast, with fresh ingredients from the property when available, is served to you. You may enjoy dining in your room or at any of the outdoor tables in the breezeway.

Don’t forget your fishing gear! You are welcome to enjoy our 1 acre, private spring fed spring lake. No license required.

The Cowboy Room

Sleep under the stars in the Cowboy Room

The Cowboy Room lets you escape back to the good ole days. The tin ceiling is adorned with stars to let you “sleep under the stars” just like the Cowboys did. Peaceful dreams await with pictures of John Wayne and Clint Eastwood watching over you.  

The Cowboy Room offers a Queen-size bed and set of twin bunk beds to accommodate up to 4 and a full private bath with antique clawfoot bathtub with shower.

You will also enjoy our hand crafted guest amenities; shampoo. soaps, etc.

While the Dog Trot was built in 1891, it has been updated to include air conditioning, satellite television and WIFI in all rooms.

Start your day at The Ranch enjoying a hot cup of coffee and the view from The Dogtrot porch. A home-cooked breakfast, with fresh ingredients from the property when available, is served to you. You may enjoy dining in your room or at any of the outdoor tables in the breezeway.

Don’t forget your fishing gear! If you’re an early riser, cast a line before breakfast. You are welcome to enjoy our 1 acre, private spring fed spring lake. No license required.