The Sunday House
A charming late 1920's cottage located in Historic Mineola! Sunday houses were so named, because farmers and ranchers in Texas often kept a small house in town for the family's comfort when they traveled into town for supplies and to observe the Sabbath.
Mineola, a National Main Street City, is known for its preserved Main Street, antique stores, unique restaurants, Bed and Breakfasts, Museum, renovated train depot and friendly people! Lake Fork and Lake Holbrook are just two of the many nearby lakes. A 3,000 acre Mineola Preserve on the Sabine River, has just opened south of the City. Mineola is designated the "Birding Capital of East Texas" and currently 210 different species have been identified.
For a new "old adventure", arrive in Mineola by train! Amtrak stops in Mineola twice daily, and The Sunday House is just 9 blocks north of downtown Mineola, and is a 1 1/2 hour drive east of Dallas, or West of Shreveport, La.
As you arrive at The Sunday House, you will be delighted with the beautiful cascade of annually blooming pink roses on the front porch of the house. The back yard is beautifully landscaped, with tables and chairs on the patio. (In the yard, you will find a free flowing yard of)The yard is filled with free flowing perennials and annuals, and contains a small gold fish pond. Early in the morning while drinking coffee the sounds of the birds are glorious.
The parlor/dining area in the front room is filled with, eclectic collections, and a "Gone With The Wind" theme and memorabilia.Vintage crocheted pieces accent the comfortable sofas and chairs.
The front bedroom which has a beautiful queen-sized bed (topped with a feather bed), is decorated with an angel motif. Angels "abound" that came from friends and family.
There is a single large bath, with an adjoining room containing a dressing table. A fully equipped kitchen including a microwave, refrigerator, stove, coffee pot and other appliances is for your use. A washer and dryer are also available for guest's use.
The back bedroom has a garden theme, with its picked-fence and birdhouse headboard for the queen-sized bed (topped with a feather bed). This is the main bedroom with a small sitting area. One of the small sofas makes a twin bed. The room includes a T.V. and VCR, with a collection of classic tapes for your viewing pleasure. The T.V. cabinet also holds a stack of beautifully homemade quilts.
The Sunday House is a wonderful base for exploring East Texas. Canton's First Monday Trades Day is a short 30 minutes drive as well as Tyler's renowned Spring Azalea Trails, and it's Fall Rose Festival.
The Sunday House is unhosted, and we also ask no children or pets please.