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Welcome to our Big Red Barn

 -Normangee, Texas-


Conveniently located between Houston, Austin, and Dallas

(1-3 hour drive by car).


Come to find rest and relaxation in a serene country setting, a warm southern hospitality, a big open sky during the day and thousands of stars at night, and our friendly farm animals. 


Nestled in a peaceful and friendly town of Normangee, Texas. The newly renovated barn overlooks 110 acres of beautiful pastures.


Upon your arrival, you'll be greeted by our friendly chickens, geese, ducks, cows, guineas, the Great Pyrenees (Duke), the Golden Retriever (Jake), the Brown Labrador (Cocoa) plus 3 sweet cats.

While on a train tour in Europe, Dennis and his friend started thinking about building a barn with a home in it and drew out the plans.


After returning home, he turned his ideas into action. The red barn was built and originally used as a temporary home for Dennis. He lived there for a couple of years while building his family home. 

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 Our homestead is well-maintained, clean, cozy and has everything for our guests of all ages. We love our place and want our guests to experience the joys of country living on a real working farm. Our part of Texas provides guests the availability of a variety of activities nearby as well as the opportunity to feel the freedom of the openness of nature, letting their concerns go. The starry sky and sounds of nature and wildlife will put you in a tranquil state, that you can relive anytime.


Whether you're looking for a short weekend getaway, a retreat from daily stress/city/ noise and lights, a fun family adventure with kids/adults, a new cultural experience, a true Texas farm/ranch stay or a surprise vacation ~ we'd like to welcome you to experience this tranquil beauty.


"Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers, for by so doing some people have shown hospitality to angels without knowing it." 

Hebrews 13:2 

Meet our friendly hosts


 The Great Pyrenee. He is a brave and great guard dog.

Duke - the Great Pyrenees

The Explorers

Life is better here, with endless possibilities and new discoveries - according to our three farm cats.

Misty & Penelope

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We have just added 3 sweet mini horses Fabio and his son Phoenix, and Aunt B (for bossy)   Some say at night they turn into Unicorns!  

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Our New Mini Horses or Unicorns?!

Our new addition is quickly learning from Duke to be a great guard dog. 

Cocoa - A Playful Companion

The Moo Crews

They are a bunch of peaceful, grass loving folks who help keep our fields in good shape.

        Daisy & The Moo Crew

The Ducks & Geese

They float the day away in the front pond. They enjoy snacks scattered around the pond by guests, of course, if Duke doesn’t get to the snacks first.

Ducks & Geese

Loyal & Lovable

Jake is a loyal companion to show all of our guest love. Oreo is playful, sweet and fun. They make a perfect duo.

Jake - A Loyal Companion & Oreo

The Sassy Chicks

Thanks to these hard working ladies for their oh-so-fresh eggs.

And don't forget about the handsome roosters.

The Egg Maker Team

The Eradicators

The guinnea keep our bug and snake population to a minimum!  They also sound an alarm once an intruder enters our property be it people, animal or stray leaf.

The Guinnea Fowls

 Indoor & Outdoor Activities/Ideas

Imagine waking up to the sights of serene country setting, the sounds of birds chirping and cows mooing. Breakfast is just a few steps away; simply grab your basket and there are fresh-from-the-coop eggs waiting for you. 


You will have full access to the onsite activities at no extra charge. 


Guests share the farm/ranch with the owners, chickens, cows, ducks, geese, cats, and dogs and are welcome to walk around the property or simply relax inside our modern & cozy barn or view the sunset/starry sky from the porch. 


  • Watch the big open Texas sky


  • Plan a picnic


  • Go fishing


  • Feed the animals


  • Roast marshmallows


  • Cook-out or smoke your meal in the great outdoors


  • Collect fresh eggs from our henhouse for breakfast


  • Enjoy local flare eating establishments


  • Come along for a ride on our 4 wheelers & go feed the cows with us

  • Help yourself to any vegetation that is in season


  • Enjoy our fun board games 


  • Play Badminton, Baseball or Croquet


  • Sit back and relax


  • Create memories that will last a lifetime....



Local restaurants & Nearby Activities

Great Local Fare: 


Leona General Store & Steakhouse Thursday, Friday and Sat nights

N Leona Blvd, Leona, TX


Mallet Brothers BBQ & Grill

Madisonville, TX


Shrimpy’s Seafood Restaurant

Interstate 45 S, Madisonville, TX


Texas Legends Steakhouse

S Madison St, Madisonville, TX


Tia Juanita’s Mexican Restaurant

FM 39, Normangee


Walker’s Cafe

W. Main Street, Madisonville, TX


Woody’s Smokehouse 

947 Sty Mary’s Street

I 45 (South and North)

Centerville, TX


Broken Star Cafe & Czech Bakery  (Open 6a-2p)

311 Old Bryan Rd

Centerville, TX


Country Cousins Barbecue

930 W. St. Mary’s St

Centerville, TX


Various Fast-food Restaurants in Centerville or Madisonville

Pizza Hut

Texas Burger

Shipley Do-Nuts

Sonic Drive-In


Taco Bell

Dairy Queen


Jack in the Box



Grocery Store: 


Brookshire Brothers Grocery - Normangee

Brookshire Brothers - Madisonville

Walmart (small) - Madisonville, TX



Brookshire Brothers Pharmacy - Normangee


Gas Station/Shopping/Food

Buc-ee’s  -Madisonville, TX



Boggy Creek State Park (fishing/hiking) - Leona

Blue Lagoon Scuba - Huntsville, TX

Seasonal Events


Renaissance Festival

Mushroom Festival - Madisonville, TX


Santa’s Wonderland - College Station



Mule Barn

115 S Madison St

Madisonville, TX


Lucille May Market

104 W Main Street

Madisonville, TX


Heart to Heart

109 W Trinity St

Madisonville, TX


Vintage Finds

112 S Elm St

Madisonville, TX


Antiques shops in Madisonville, Huntsville

There are no words to describe this amazing place.

We were immediately welcomed by the most loyal and caring dogs.

Duke, Jasper, Jake were beyond a pleasure to be around. Dennis and Christa were the epitome of Southern Hospitality. They make you feel so welcomed. They instantly felt like they were family. 


“What a lovely spot! And I’m talking about the place, the hosts, and the animals! Beautiful countryside. Warm and welcoming hosts.


Jake and Duke are our new best friends. The space was perfect for our needs. It was very clean, comfy beds, fluffy towels, and all the little details that made our stay great. The kitchen is well equipped to cook most anything. Don’t forget to go out at night and look at all the stars.


Thank you for the tips on local restaurants, too. This is one of my favorite airbnb stays!.” 

—  Jeanne — 

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