We booked a little overnight getaway for December 28th & checking out on the 29th after the stressful holidays. Linda thankfully allowed us to stay just one night and accepted our last minute plans. She even called early on the 28th to let us know that we could check in before the normal check in time if we wanted to that the cabin was ready for us. When we arrived, we were quite impressed with the secludedness of the cabin and the property was beautiful - the Lily pond was much larger than it looked in the pictures. There was fresh bread baking - smelling yummy when we walked through the door that was a huge plus. The Lily Pond Cottage looked great from the exterior, the interior could use alot of updates and a thorough cleaning. The cowhide couches are rustic and aesthetically pleasing, but not very nice to sit on. The cow hair poked through my pj's making me have to lay a blanket over the couch just to snuggle with my husband in front of the little electric fireplace. I wish there would have been a note there giving us some history about the cabin, hosts and property - maybe a little map showing the hiking trails on the property. Our cell signal was weak (which was a wonderful thing for staying disconnected from the world) so we couldn't check the website to see if there were instructions that we might have overlooked and we preferred to not bother the host keeping our stay romantic and private. We took a hike down the driveway and found a few unmarked trails, the property was not that expansive that we feared getting lost but signage would have been nice. Lots of animals tracks and piles of debris. Linda invited us to come the next day to her petting zoo, we love animals and have farm animals ourselves but passed anyway. Linda invite us to go check out the inside of the BlueBonnet Cabin while on our hike. The Bluebonnet cabin faced the main road, not as secluded as the Lily Pond Cottage. It was newer construction and much more visually appealing. It felt clean even though Linda said it wasn't ready for guests-the same rustic feeling, but newer/cleaner appliances, furniture and amenities. We have been guests at several B&B's/cabins in Texas, this was the first time that we left not feeling we had a positive overall experience versus the money we paid. I waited a week before writing this review, and even now I have re-written it 3 times...I don't want to come across as a negative person, a germaphobe or a snob. I wanted to write a review focusing on the positive attributes only, but decided that would not be fair to future guests or the hosts. In the cottage's current condition, the cost should be no more than $75-100/night max. We would suggest staying in the Bluebonnet cabin over the Lily Pond Cottage to anyone interested.