A favorite getaway for spending time outdoors with family and friends in the Upper East Side of Texas is at Pine Creek Country Inn, a treasured rustic retreat near Nacogdoches.

Visitors call Pine Creek a “hidden gem” among destinations in the region because it offers abundant amenities in a beautiful natural setting on 25 acres. Guests are drawn to the outdoors there, listening as fresh breezes whisper through the tall pines while a winding creek flows gently below. They can hear birds chirping during the day and see fireflies light up the creek at dusk. It’s known as “The Getaway Place” for good reason. 

Pine Creek is the perfect spot for family reunions, retreats, banquets and catered events, weddings, as well as staycations. The relaxing ambience is a perfect blend of rustic charm with all the comforts of home. The venue is ranked third among bed and breakfasts in the Nacogdoches area with a four-star rating on TripAdvisor.

Indoors, guests find ample space in a variety of floor plans. Most rooms are located in the spacious Creek House and East Lodge. Both feature five or more rooms flanked by long covered breezeways and a large community porch with seating on swings and benches.

Each room includes a refrigerator, a microwave oven, and a coffee maker. 

Creek House and East Lodge make casual family get-togethers easy with adjoining rooms. Some are suitable for families with sleeper sofas that accommodate up to four guests. One pet weighing 12 pounds or less is allowed per room.

Pine Creek’s family-friendly atmosphere is a vibrant setting for young explorers. Children find grand adventures as they jaunt along paths and over the creek’s wooden bridges. Dragonflies are often seen dipping into the water and small frogs leap along the creek bank.

The property is dotted with quaint bridges, swings, and wooden walkways built into the natural landscape which offers lots of room to run around and explore.

On-site amenities like the ones at Pine Creek make any stay an enjoyable getaway. Guests can schedule a massage in the spa and enjoy a relaxing soak in the hot tub.

All ages can enjoy swimming in the Olympic-sized pool, horseback riding, skeet shooting, and archery.

Visitors can also fish on the large stocked lake, sit around the fire pit in the evenings, or play a variety of outdoor games. Volleyball, badminton, horseshoes, pétanque, washers, croquet, and basketball are available.

Some of Pine Creek’s accommodations allow for more privacy. The Honeymoon Suites are two separate cottages set apart from other lodging. Both offer seclusion in a relaxing atmosphere. 

Couples both newly married or celebrating an anniversary delight in using the heart-shaped hot tub and private back porch available in both suites.

The Garden House also offers private relaxation with hot tubs located outside each room. Sleeper sofas are also available in the Garden Rooms. 

Pine Creek also offers reasonably-priced hook-up sites for recreational vehicles and visitor day rates.

Breakfast is provided in the private rooms during the week and served in the Creekside Café on weekends. The inn also serves banquets to large groups at reasonable prices. Check Pine Creek’s website for menus and pricing. 

Year-round places to check out in the Nacogdoches area include Woodland Hills Golf Club, the Stephen F. Austin State University College of Fine Arts, SFASU Gardens,  Front Porch Distillery, Fredonia Brewery, Lanana Creek Trail, and the Naca Valley Vineyard. 

Lufkin’s Texas Forestry Museum, Ellen Trout Zoo, and Naranjo Museum of Natural History are also within a short drive. 

Guests may also enjoy visiting the Caddo Mounds State Historic Site in Alto, the Texas State Railroad in Rusk, or the Cherokee Trace Drive Thru Safari in Jacksonville. 

Nacogdoches venues offer entertainment throughout the year. Concerts, live theater, heritage museums, sightseeing, and local shopping are some of the city’s unique attractions. The area also offers several fine and casual dining venues.

With so many great amenities available in a peaceful rustic setting, Pine Creek is the ideal location for families and other groups who love enjoying the outdoors together. Call (936) 560-6282 for reservations or visit www.pinecreekcountryinn.com.

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