Every stay at Box Car Ranch will leave you wanting to return for more. From the moment of your booking, you will be introduced to your onsite Retreat Coordinator. They will take care of all of your booking needs, and will welcome you upon arrival. During your stay, your Coordinator will help cater any needs your group might have. This unique touch is something we truly believe will enhance your stay with us.
About Dean's Cottage
Dean’s Cottage is the perfect retreat for your intimate group of 6-8. Located in a 3,500 square foot home, you will feel like you have been whisked away to picturesque farmhouse.
What the Cottage offers:
Sleeping accommodations for up to 8 guests in a lovely one-story home
3 beautifully decorated rooms with full bathrooms attached to each
1 half bath off the main sewing area
New plush twin size Serta mattresses
8 63” x 31.5” hand crank adjustable tables plus small side table
Large design walls in the main area
8 Comfy rolling chairs that only roll when a person's weight is in it
Separate lounge area equipped with leather reclining sofa, chairs and television for downtime or hand sewing
Dedicated cutting and pressing room equipped with adjustable cutting tables and design walls
On site laundry room
Fully equipped kitchen
Picturesque large screened in porch that overlooks the pond
Located just 15 minutes from Box Car Quilts
Dean's cottage has three bedrooms.
The Pink Room is the largest room that sleeps 4 guests. There is a full bathroom attached with a walk in shower.
The Black and White Room sleeps 2 guests. There is a full bathroom attached with a walk in shower.
The Blue Bedroom sleeps 2 guests. There is a full bathroom with a step-in tub/shower combination.
There is a half bath off of the main area.
The only paper products that will be provided at this time are paper towels and toilet paper.
We will also provide hand soap and dish soap for your stay.
Any other products that you wish to have during your stay will need to be provided by your group.
Box Car Ranch Retreats takes COVID-19 very seriously.
Dean's Cottage will only take reservations for groups who know each other.
We will not fill in groups with singles or doubles at this time.
A commercial housekeeping company will come in between groups to clean and sanitize the Cottage. Please be respectful of our check-in and check-out times so that we can get the Cottage properly sanitized for the next group.
We do ask that you screen the members of your group before arrival about their travel and if they have been exposed to someone with COVID-19.
We also ask that if you do not feel well, to please stay home. We promise we will be here for a long time and there will be plenty of retreats to go on in the future.
Any member of Box Car Ranch Retreats that enters the home at any time is required to wear a mask for the safety of guests and other team members.
The Cottage has a 6-person, 2 night minimum and is $70 per person, per night.
There is a $250 deposit due at the time of booking. The remainder of the balance is due upon arrival.
If you need to cancel your deposit will be returned up to 30 days before the time of your stay. If you need to cancel within 30 days of your stay, your deposit will be forfeited.
Check in time is 3pm and check out time is 11am. Please stay to these times as we have a cleaning service come in to prepare for the next group.
Each member of your group will receive a 5% discount at Box Car Quilts, good for the entire time of your stay.
*Catering options coming soon!*
To book a retreat with us, please send an email to or call us at 940-290-5234.
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