09 September 2010

Cote de Texas: Free Giveaway Contest!!!!

image

The Sayles Ranch Guest Houses:  Cotton Eye Joe

 

Last July I told you about the Sayles Ranch Guest Houses in Abilene, Texas  HERE.   The owner, Terry Browder, had recently remodeled one of the houses called the Cotton Eye Joe.   The redo was remarkable for all the wonderful ideas Browder used throughout, especially his treatments on the walls and floors.  

Mr. Browder is now graciously offering a giveaway contest to Cote de Texas readers.   One lucky reader will win a 2 night weekend at the Cotton Eye Joe, redeemable within the next 12 months (subject to availability.)   The Cotton Eye Joe rents for $395 per night, so the value of the contest is $790.00.  And remember, there are three bedrooms, so there is a lot of room for a group of people.

 

 

image A flat screen TV is hiding behind the map above the mantel at the Cotton Eye Joe.

 

Browder states that while many think Abilene is at the end of the earth, it is really centrally located:   “3 hours from Dallas, 4 from Austin and San Antonio, and 5 from Houston.  It's a delightful place for the winner to bring their family, or friends.  We have a lot of women do "Girlfriend Getaway"weekends, where friends from college, or sisters, etc meet for a fun weekend of non serious antique shopping, fabulous food and such.”

And, in more exciting news from Abilene: a  new Sayles guest house is almost finished being renovated.   It’s a loft space that was once a 1957 ballet studio.   The color scheme is gray, French blue and turquoise and it features a stained concrete floors in a striped pattern just like a dhurri rug.  Hopefully, we’ll have pictures of the new space soon.

 

image The dining room at the Cotton Eye Joe, featuring a set of antique chairs and settee upholstered in the fabric of an old quilt.

 

So, how to win?   Simply go to  www.saylesranch.com and look over ALL their available guest houses  - then come back here to leave a comment telling us which guesthouse you like the best.  That’s it.     I’ll name the winner this weekend!

A huge thank you to Terry Browder for this fun giveaway.

GOOD LUCK!!!!!!

372 comments:

  1. wow! for me it's a toss up between the sayles ranch and the hideout... all of them are pretty awesome!

    ReplyDelete
  2. My choice would be Sayles Ranch. It would be a fantastic get-away!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Love them all, but the Sayles Ranch or the Hide-out just selfishly for me and my honey!
    What a sweet give-away!!
    pve

    ReplyDelete
  4. okay, I've got cabin fever now!!!

    crushing for the cabin!
    what a generous offer ...

    ReplyDelete
  5. the hideout is wonderful.

    chesterntrudy

    ReplyDelete
  6. How absolutely beautiful. I like the cotton eye joe the best!

    ReplyDelete
  7. I would stay at any one of them but I lean towards Cabin Fever.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Think the 'Cotton Eye Joe' is absolutely KILLER! ...so sophisticated but cozy.

    A close second however is the 'Falling Star Lodge.' All have unique personality, which all homes (even if they are home-away-from-home) should have!

    ReplyDelete
  9. Thanks for the giveaway - I'd chose the Hideout for me! God bless Texas.

    ReplyDelete
  10. Gotta go with Sayles Ranch because of that great basket of old boots!

    ReplyDelete
  11. so wonderful! love the cabin fever! ~ LILI

    ReplyDelete
  12. Love all the touches in The Falling Star! This would be a great girls weekend.

    ReplyDelete
  13. OMG! "Cotton Eyed Joe" is fabulous and would ne my choice. Each is very charming and Terry Browder has done an outstanding job.

    ReplyDelete
  14. WoW!!!! Oh how I would LOVE to be able to stay in the Cabin with my Dear Husband that has been overseas for the year... We had already talked about trying to sneak a getaway somewhere and this would be so perfect!

    Michelle Torres
    decorater4life@aol.com

    ReplyDelete
  15. A generous offer indeed! Love the Cotton Eye Joe...that would be my first choice!

    From their website I would choose Cabin Fever! Looks perfect for what we would need. :)

    Mandy Robbins
    mrobbins75@comcast.net

    ReplyDelete
  16. Cabin Fever is my favorite on the website! It is just so cozy, and I love that little kitchen!

    What a great offer!

    ReplyDelete
  17. I loved this post and the great decorating. Cabin Fever would be my choice.

    Yea!

    ReplyDelete
  18. All beautiful! If I have to choose one, then it would be the Falling Star.
    Very generous offer...
    thanks Joni and Sayles Ranch!

    ReplyDelete
  19. I love The Hideout..looks like a comfortable place for just my husband and me!

    Thank you for offering such a fabulous giveaway!

    ReplyDelete
  20. The "Sayles Ranch" would be the one for me. The private swimming pool put it over the edge. Thank you for this delightful, generous give-away!

    ReplyDelete
  21. What a fabulous give away. All of the rooms are wonderful but I love Cabin Fever and Cotton Eye Joe.

    ReplyDelete
  22. I would love to visit the Sayles Ranch, but I love the tin walls in the kitchen of the cabin.

    ReplyDelete
  23. The Cotton Eye Joe is amazing - I just want to see those floors in person!

    ReplyDelete
  24. Cotton eyed Joe is too cute! Love the furniture.

    ReplyDelete
  25. What an exciting give away! the Falling Star Lodge has my number....

    landgallard at yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  26. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
  27. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
  28. All are fabulous! I thought the Hideout was really cute, but I love the lightness of The Cotton Eyed Joe. I would stay at any of the guest houses and be quite happy!

    ReplyDelete
  29. A very tough decision....!!!
    The Falling Star looks so cozy and restful, but I think I have to go with Cotton Eye Joe as my first choice. I love that it is filled with light.

    ReplyDelete
  30. I love the Sayles ranch house with the four bedrooms.
    Renee

    ReplyDelete
  31. I wouldn't mind getting Cabin Fever in the middle of winter if this is what is was all about!

    Tracyfisher418@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  32. The Cotton Eye Joe!!!! Light and bright is always my preference!

    ReplyDelete
  33. The Cotton Eye Joe looks great! Really like the carriage house, Cabin Fever, too!

    ReplyDelete
  34. They're all so cool! But, I'm lovin' the Cotton Eyed Joe the best!

    czestes@msn.com

    ReplyDelete
  35. My favorite is Cotton Eyed Joe!!! Feel faint looking at those finishes and the quilt backed dining chairs!!! Can't wait to see the photos of the next beautiful guest house being worked on. Terry Browder has an amazing and inspiring eye!!

    ReplyDelete
  36. I'd have to pick the Cotton Eye Joe. Beautiful. I grew up in West Texas and love the idea of a relaxing stay in Abilene with my family. Fabulous!

    ReplyDelete
  37. LOVE Cabin Fever - especially the use of Tin on the walls!!!

    ReplyDelete
  38. Yippee Ki Yay!!! I would love to win the stay at the fabulous Sayles Ranch and bring my husband and 4 other couples to enjoy a fun-filled trip to Texas to the Ranch. We are celebrating our 35 wedding anniversary this year and this would be a great way to celebrate with our closests friends. It would be an anniversary celebration we wouldn't forget!
    These Guesthouses are upscale and looks so luxurious. We might not ever want to leave!
    What a great time in the state of Texas we would have. We are all from Wisconsin and we would feel like real Texans staying here and having a terrific time enjoying the area and seeing your beautiful state. Thank you for the chance to win this wonderful contest..I hope we will get the chance to come and visit!!

    ReplyDelete
  39. Cotton Eye Joe is perfect, Falling Star is a close second Can't wait to stay in Texas.

    ReplyDelete
  40. Such an amazing place! Digging the Sayles Ranch

    ReplyDelete
  41. scrappyhappyme((at))yahoo.comSeptember 9, 2010 at 8:32 AM

    Two Favorites:

    The Cotton Eye Joe cabin is so chic...country elegance. I love the color palatte and the cabin's light and airy feeling...and the monogrammed dining seating!

    The Falling Star cabin is also a favorite. As a little girl growing up in West Texas, I was drawn to the mysterious world of Native Americans and Indian Chiefs.

    All of the cabins are warm and inviting. What an awesome giveaway!

    ReplyDelete
  42. Cabin Fever but they all are so beautiful! What a great giveaway.

    ReplyDelete
  43. Obviously the one featured here is to-die but of the ones on the site I would say Falling Star is my favorite.

    ReplyDelete
  44. I'm torn between the Hideout and Cotten Eye Joe - leaning a little toward the Hideout - the name says it all! Karen

    ReplyDelete
  45. So hard to chose one!!! Love the Cotton Eyed Joe! Mainly because right now I'm looking for light and bright in my own decor. My second choice would be FALLING STAR LODGE! Love the use of modern art and the lodge theme decor....really nice!

    ReplyDelete
  46. I think falling star lodge is beautiful!
    They all look so fun.....

    ReplyDelete
  47. I like Cabin Fever the best. It looks so cozy and I'm loving the kitchen.

    ReplyDelete
  48. Falling Star floats my boat!!!
    Can hardly wait to see the new decor for the the new space! That painted rug floor treatment sounds fantastic!
    xo xo

    ReplyDelete
  49. Sayles Ranch for me. Sucha nice giveaway!
    Teresa

    ReplyDelete
  50. I love the Cotton Eye Joe! What an amazing give away!

    ReplyDelete
  51. That's a tough choice - I'm leaning toward Cotton Eyed Joe, but Cabin Fever is a close second. You wouldn't catch me complaining about any of them, they're all lovely.

    Thank you for the generous give-away, Mr. Browder - it's so kind to share!

    ReplyDelete
  52. All are incredible, but I have to say my favorite would be The Cotton Eye Joe. I love the floors throughout and would love to stay in one of those beautiful rooms!

    ReplyDelete
  53. I love them all, but I would choose the Falling Star Lodge. I would love to stay in the guest house and visit Abilene! Thanks for the opportunity.

    ReplyDelete
  54. I'm really loving Cabin Fever - so many different textures everywhere! Looks very cozy!

    ReplyDelete
  55. Cotton Eye Joe is my fave! I love Cabin Fever too! The mix of old and new is so well executed. The bins of boots and hats at Sayles Ranch are such a festive touch!

    ReplyDelete
  56. Love, love, love Cotten Eye Joe!!!! The lightness and airy-ness is very appealing. The Sayles Ranch is really cool for a bigger group though. Falling Star is cool too! They're all fantastic!

    ReplyDelete
  57. The Cotton Eye Joe is beautiful! Rustic and airy! That's a hard combo to achieve.

    ReplyDelete
  58. The Cotton Eye Joe is beautiful and another favorite because I know my seven-year-old would love the loft, is Cabin Fever.

    ReplyDelete
  59. The Cotton Eye Joe is delightful, and I've oft thought about the side table in the living room and the dining room upholstery since your last post. What a wonderful opportunity!

    All of the Sayles Ranch Guesthouses are lovely and have their own charm.

    The Sayles Ranch was my original pick, especially as let's face it -they are ALL fabulous, and the Sayles Ranch has limestone walls, (swoon), so much visual interest (Dying to see that room with the twin bed up close) and comes equipped with a pool! If only those great boots were available too? Let's face it - any place describes as John Wayne at Starbucks begs for further exploration!

    Truly, I'd so enjoy touring all of these, if only to experience all the gorgeous light fixtures up close.
    I. Am. Obsessed.

    I love how Cabin Fever is tucked away in the alley and has that fabulous kitchen, tin work, loft and light coming in from what seems to be everywhere! That Joan Crawford's Husband was an original contractor?

    I cant stop thinking about the Falling Star Lodge's kitchen cabinetry - can you?

    The Hideout bed is just darling, and I'm dying to see the antique convent doors to the private courtyard. Divine!

    Sigh...

    Fingers Crossed!

    ReplyDelete
  60. I love the Falling Star Lodge because that jar painting in the second photo is amazing and I want to see it in person! But I would have to go with the Sayles Ranch to hold all of the inlaws that live in Brownwood!

    ReplyDelete
  61. Cotton Eye Joe for me. What a great place to visit!

    ReplyDelete
  62. Sayles Ranch is amazing. We have never been to Texas before and this would be a wonderful experience for a New Yorker for sure!!!

    ReplyDelete
  63. Falling Star, Falling Star, Falling Star! Wow...the whole place is great. We love Abilene too!

    ReplyDelete
  64. I live in Austin and this would be the perfect escape from my children. Pick me! Pick me! :)

    The Cotton Eye Joe is stunning, but I also like Cabin Fever with its gorgeous kitchen and bathroom.

    Thanks Terry and Joni for such a wonderful giveaway!

    ReplyDelete
  65. I love Cabin Fever -- it looks so cozy!

    ReplyDelete
  66. If we're allowed to vote for Cotton Eye Joe, that's my absolute favorite. If only the houses on the website are included, I would have to say Cabin Fever. Adorable! Thanks for the giveaway!

    ReplyDelete
  67. Wow! I like the cabin hide out...
    what a cute kitchen!
    Thanks for the chance to win such a great getaway!
    Becky M

    ReplyDelete
  68. cotton eye joe, would love to step foot in that dining room and touch those chairs! Also like the hideout, bc I love anything associated with Joan Crawford!

    ReplyDelete
  69. Oops...that should have been
    "Cabin Fever"!
    Becky M.

    ReplyDelete
  70. Cabin Fever is warm and cozy!! But they are all amazing!
    -oetgirl@hotmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  71. Cotton Eye Joe!! I'm afraid if I went I would never leave. Although the kitchen at Cabin Fever is AMAZING!

    ReplyDelete
  72. I love Cabin Fever, the decor, the loft, the courtyard, next door to the ranch and a bit of Joan Crawford family legacy to boot!
    I'm an east coast girl always wondering what does Texas really look like? :)
    What an exciting giveaway!

    ReplyDelete
  73. Wow! What fun looking at all the personality in these true re"treats".
    Hands down, I appreciate the light sophisticated whimsy in the Cotton Eye Joe. The Cabin is special too with the cozy back alley location, use of tin and authentic ranch touches. All so Beautiful!! lisa

    ReplyDelete
  74. * Joni, what a NEAT, GENEROUS person Terry must be~~~ such a fabulous gift!!! And since Jim commanded 2/7 CAV at Ft. Hood (George Custer's Battalion), we could visit THOSE ol' "stomping grounds" on the trip, too!

    The Cotton Eye Joe HAS to be MY fave (Ooh! That rugged round table is sooo to-die-for!)... it's all just so "sophisticatedly" (my own word, of course!) western, with such great S*T*Y*L*E!!! Yessireebob, now THAT's just MY kinda place!

    The Cabin Fever would be another good choice, as would ANY of the others, but yep, I ADORE the Cotton Eye Joe... "fer suuure"!!!

    ... Crossing my fingers n' polishing up my J. B. Hills after signing off... (now THAT'S "thinking positively"!!!)~ SMILES!~

    Hugs n' thanks,
    Linda in AZ *
    bellesmom1234@comcast.net

    ReplyDelete
  75. They are all so stunning and scream "slow down"! What a great find for some true R&R.

    Must say though, Falling Star is a gem!

    ReplyDelete
  76. I loved the way they did the new one, "cotton-eye Joe" You almost can't believe it's on a ranch.

    ReplyDelete
  77. What a wonderful & generous giveaway! Love Cotton Eye Joe, but next would have to be Falling Star. The entire place is so beautifully executed. Thank you for having such nice friends.
    xx's Marsha

    ReplyDelete
  78. What a generous and fun giveaway! I love Cotton Eye Joe! It is fabulously decorated and feels like such a retreat. All the cabins are wonderful. I would love to take my husband and go spend a couple days. Looks like a great relaxing time!

    ReplyDelete
  79. I would love to win this. What a gem for Abilene.
    The Sayles Ranch would be awesome if I could posse up enough girlfreinds. Love the pool.
    The Falling Star would be great for a smaller group. Love the art work in there.
    The Hideout would be wonderful for a get away for me and my husband.
    Thanks for this opportunity.
    Kindest regards,
    Barbara Collins†
    http://www.madreminutes.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  80. Love this giveaway! What a place! I could just crawl into one of those beds right now....

    I love Falling Star...could totally see my boys chatting away in those two twin beds...and the porch rocks for happy hour.

    But I must say I truly love Sayles Ranch....the pool is marvelous and that bunkhouse would make my kids day. They would be in heaven. :)

    ReplyDelete
  81. The cotton eyed joe is by far my favorite but Cabin Fever has a great kitchen!

    ReplyDelete
  82. We live in Georgetown, TX, not far from Austin, so we could "roundup" a "posse", and "hit the trail"...LOVE Cotten Eyed Joe"..the very best...so wonderful.
    As an interior designer, I was salavating...

    ReplyDelete
  83. Sayles Ranch. Although I love love the Cotton Eye Joe too.

    ReplyDelete
  84. I love the use of tin in Cabin Fever! Keeping my fingers crossed!

    ReplyDelete
  85. Definitely the new one "Cotton Eye Joe" - the others, while beautiful, are too 'lodgy' for this Anglophile! I am originally from Lubbock and remember going through/to Abilene a LOT in my youth!

    ReplyDelete
  86. Love Love Love the Cotton Eye Joe! Or Sayles Ranch!
    Whats not to love!

    ReplyDelete
  87. Love Cotton Eye Joe, but I'm a fan of the hideout too. Very Ralph Lauren last fall! :) Gorgeous! You know my mom still lives in San Angelo - just about 80 miles from Abilene. This would be a great gift for her. A little getaway for her after having to take care of my grandfather all this time. Keeping my fingers crossed.

    ReplyDelete
  88. I love the kitchen in Cabin Fever. Mix of rustic and modern. Love the use of the tin as the counter to ceiling backsplash.

    ReplyDelete
  89. Oops..here's my email...lepodz@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  90. I love them all, but Cotton Eye Joe is fabulous. I'd love to stay there. (I was born in Abilene while my dad was going to college there, but haven't been back since I was a baby. Would be fun to visit!)

    ReplyDelete
  91. Definitely Cotton Eye Joe! STUNNING!

    ReplyDelete
  92. Gosh, it was really hard to narrow it down to just one because I like things from all of them!!!! If I *had* to pick though it would be the Sayles Ranch guest house....beautiful! Keeping my fingers crossed that I am the lucky winner becuase DH and I had such a back in April when we visited Texas for the first time that we are just dying for an excuse to go back :o)
    ~Des

    ReplyDelete
  93. All are ab fab... my fave is Falling Star.

    ReplyDelete
  94. They are all fabulous but I'm in Love with Cotton Eye Joe. Those truck doors as a headboard are amazing. : )

    ReplyDelete
  95. I love the Sayles Ranch! It would be wonderful to have your own private pool! Actually, they're all wonderful!

    ReplyDelete
  96. My pick would be the Falling Star Lodge. I love a screened in porch!
    DeeDee Bundy
    deedeebundy@hotmail

    ReplyDelete
  97. As a born and raised Texan now living in California I loved Cabin Fever. The Texas maps, star pillows on the twin beds, and all the decor brought me back home to Texas. And the Ralph Lauren book (love Ralph Lauren) on the table was a great addition. Sayles Ranch looks like a beautiful property.

    ReplyDelete
  98. I'm partial to small spaces so I would pick The Hideout. The furnishings in Falling Star Lodge are lovely, and that cupboard with all the drawers could keep one entertained all night!

    ReplyDelete
  99. I love the Hideout. Great kitchen,

    ReplyDelete
  100. ANNE HARLOWS4@ATT.NETSeptember 9, 2010 at 10:32 AM

    Cotton Eyed Joe would be my first choice, of course! From the options on their website, I'd pick Sayles Ranch.

    ReplyDelete
  101. Sayles Ranch is so pretty. I would love to stay there. Plus it would be a great drive from Austin.

    ReplyDelete
  102. I'm originally from about an hour outside of Abilene so it makes me happy to see business still thriving in West Texas.
    My absolute favorite is the Cotton Eyed Joe because it strays from the typical cowboy boots and hat decor everyone associates Texas with. My dad is a cotton farmer so I especially love the use of the cotton stalks in the arrangement in the living room.
    Great job Sayles Ranch!

    ReplyDelete
  103. I love the Cotton Eye Joe! I love the way they have hidden the flat screen TV, yet have instant access to it. Clever!

    ReplyDelete
  104. I'm liking all the light colors of Cotton Eye Joe! Though...Sayles Ranch cabin has the pool. This would be fabulous to win cause it'd be a trip "home" as I'm a Texas girl transplanted to Oklahoma.

    ReplyDelete
  105. They are all so fun, but the one that jumped out at me today was Cabin Fever.

    ReplyDelete
  106. I really love the Cabin Fever house! It is beautiful with the decor; I love love love the antique ceiling tin! My hubbie and I could totally use a vacation from the craziness that has been this year :)Thank you for offering this giveaway.

    ReplyDelete
  107. The Hide Out please. Love the give-away!

    ReplyDelete
  108. How great!! This would be the perfect getaway and easy trip from Dallas!! I love the cotton eye joe or sayles ranch.

    ReplyDelete
  109. Sayles Ranch is my favorite. Private swimming pool, sign me up!

    ReplyDelete
  110. I absolutely love the Cotton Eye Joe. Thank you to Terry Browder, so sweet to give it away!

    ReplyDelete
  111. I adore the interior of "Cotten Eye Joe". But I also really like the pitched ceilings of "Cabin Fever".

    ReplyDelete
  112. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
  113. Love Sayles Ranch but how can you go wrong? They are all wonderful!

    ReplyDelete
  114. They are all so tastefully decorated in the theme. My choice would have to be the Sayles Ranch Guesthouse. I went to school in Lubbock so a getaway back to West Texas would be wonderful! The view of the stars in West Texas can't be beat. What a generous giveaway!

    ReplyDelete
  115. Well... it's gotta be the Falling Star Lodge for me! I had a great Aunt that we used to visit in Abilene! What a great giveaway Joni! Thank you!

    ReplyDelete
  116. I love Cotton Eye Joe! Falling Star Lodge is amazing too...I can't choose between the two!!I've never been to the US, This would make a dream family vacation!

    ReplyDelete
  117. I LOVE Falling Star. Perfection in Texas!

    ReplyDelete
  118. They are all so inviting! My pick would be Cabin Fever because I have a big case of it and it would be a wonderful family retreat environment.

    ReplyDelete
  119. well how fun and gracious joni and terry........suddenly abilene is on my mind :-)

    first off that renovation is stunning and the detailing so spot on but the gliding map that conceals the tv is sheer brilliance.

    ok my pick (can i mention 2?)
    -cotton eye joe for the charming decor or
    -sayless and i could bring a group in need of healing

    thanks!
    debra

    ReplyDelete
  120. The Cotton Eye Joe is exactly how I want my own home to look. I can see myself enjoying the screened in porch at the Falling Star. What a wonderful place Sayles Ranch is! Thanks for the chance to win this amazing treat!

    ReplyDelete
  121. I really love the Cotton Eye Joe, but I also love the Sayles Ranch. It is a higher end look, with a rustic feel. I love the leather sofa. I think the dining room is wonderful with the cowhide backed chairs and the deer antler chandelier.

    ReplyDelete
  122. I love them all - so cozy - but I'd say Falling Star is my fav! Plus, there's enough room there to invite friends and have a perfect getaway weekend. Thanks for the opportunity for the giveaway!

    Michelle
    mhillman77@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  123. I love the Falling Star Lodge. It seems like every time you sat down and looked around the room you'd see something new and beautiful.

    ReplyDelete
  124. I enjoyed the old west decor...all the interiors looked like they could have been done by Leftover Antiques in Brenham. The small kitchen with the refrigerator in front of the window in Cabin Fever was especially cozy. Regards

    ReplyDelete
  125. Liked them all but Falling Star Lodge is my favorite. Great decor throughout.

    ReplyDelete
  126. I loved the Sayles Ranch! The details were fabulous and I do think there was a cowboy under the pool water there since his hat was on the surface. A bonus! What a lovely getaway site! Suzie

    ReplyDelete
  127. how do you choose? I love lofts though so I think cabin fever or sayles ranch

    ReplyDelete
  128. does it get any better than this?
    i love cabin fever! what a sweet hideaway. this year is my 10 year wedding anniversary--wouldn't this be a great getaway?!

    ReplyDelete
  129. As Eva Cassidy sang:
    Fever in the morning and fever all through the night, you give me fever,,, Cabin Fever that is!!! I would glady stay at any of them. My girlfriends and I from grade school just celebrated our 30 year class reunion and are coming upon our 50th Birthdays. What a place to celebrate. Eat - sleep -- swoon over the decor-- and shop !!! Thanks for giving us all a chance to visit.

    ReplyDelete
  130. Cabin Fever - Love the barn loft look; metal ceiling tile walls

    kc ripper

    ReplyDelete
  131. I have to go with CABIN FEVER, and imagine spending some time there enjoying every minute.

    ReplyDelete
  132. I don't even have to look! It's "Cotton Eye Joe", hands down! I just read through your blog about it, yesterday, and thought how great it would be for my Husband and I to stay there. We've not had a vacation in two years...he's currently doing relief work in Haiti...and I'm going to show this to him when he gets home next week; see if I can entice him!

    Maybe??? :D

    ReplyDelete
  133. I think they hall have something great to offer. The Hideaway was a little small for my tastes, but they are all georgous!!

    ReplyDelete
  134. They are all pretty fabulous! Looks like my favorite is Sayles Ranch - that kitchen and a private pool - we'd never leave the guesthouse! Good luck to everyone~

    ReplyDelete
  135. Love. Love. LOVE them ALL! Today my fav is Cotten Eyed Joe. Tomorrow it could be Sayles Ranch or the Hideout. Too cool!
    Thanks!
    Patti

    ReplyDelete
  136. Cotton Eyed Joe (so far anyway)!

    ReplyDelete
  137. The Sayles Ranch would be a great place to spend time catching up with family. Especially with the pool.

    ReplyDelete
  138. What a cool giveaway! I love the Sayles Ranch the best. drbabymamadrama at gmail dot com.

    ReplyDelete
  139. The Sayles Ranch would be a great place to get to know the "girlfriends" parents. My son lives in Dallas so it would be a great getaway for us all.

    ReplyDelete
  140. Since I have a big family, the Ranch would be my choice!

    ReplyDelete
  141. I love the Falling Star b/c of the fabulous porch. It looks so cozy and relaxing.

    ReplyDelete
  142. It's hard to beat that table made from a tree in the Cotton Eye Joe house, but I also liked the antler chandelier in the Sayles Ranch.
    martih at usa dot com

    ReplyDelete
  143. COtton Eye Joe is my favorite but I also ove The Hideout. A perfect place to cozy up with my husband. He has never been to TX and would be thrilled to win ths giveaway. It could be his birthday present! Thanks so much!

    ReplyDelete
  144. Omg...I would love to stay at "Cabin Fever". What a generous give away!!! We have never been on a family vacation before, that would be amazing!

    Cindy

    ReplyDelete
  145. I would love to stay at Cotton Eyed Joe! Love how light and airy it is, the perfect get away!!

    ReplyDelete
  146. Falling Star ~ love the art work, especially the canning jars painting. Also located on Amarillo Street ~ my hometown.

    kpgrass@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  147. Love, love, love the Falling Star...it reminds me of a cabin in Fredericksbug that I stayed in 25 years ago...Texas Chic!!!!

    ReplyDelete
  148. For me, nothing compares to the Cotton Eye Joe - love the colors and the light. From the guesthouses on the website, the Sayles Ranch with the swimming pool would be a great place to stay!

    ReplyDelete
  149. I would choose the Cotton Eye Joe -- it's lovely!!

    Amy
    amykc411@hotmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  150. I like Sayles Ranch! Thank you so much.

    ReplyDelete
  151. * ("Shhh", Joni... Am TRYING to "sneek back" to look at the first pic again... oh, how I lovvvvvve that... soooooo "my DESERT taste"!)... Linda in AZ *

    ReplyDelete
  152. Well, The sales ranch is just gorgeous. I hope you are battening down the hatches and keeping things well. We have had a series of showers here the last two days. I always think of you in hurricane season,
    Hope all is well Joni!
    L.

    ReplyDelete
  153. I have to say that Cabin Fever seems a perfect little hiding place, so quiant! The bath is to die for! Thanks for the generous give-a-way!

    ReplyDelete
  154. I love Cabin Fever - especially the kitchen!

    ReplyDelete
  155. Falling Star is like a Ralph Lauren ad come to life. The warmth of the wood on the walls, the farmhouse table with gramma's oak chairs, the antlers, the worn leather, what's not to love?

    ReplyDelete
  156. The Sayles Ranch would be a perfect get-away for our family...there are 10 of us now with all our "new" sons!

    ReplyDelete
  157. cotton eye joe looks pretty perfect to me, but if i had to choose another it would definitely be sayles ranch.

    ReplyDelete
  158. The decor in Cabin Fever is spectacular! I would love to spend a cozy fall weekend there with friends and few bottles of good wine!

    ReplyDelete
  159. Cotton Eye Joe and Cabin Fever! What a generous thing to do!

    ReplyDelete
  160. Here's my impressions-- I loved the overall look of Cabin Fever-- especially the kitchen, loft & tin wall treatment. I love the size of Sayles for a good-sized group of close friends & especially the idea of a private swimming pool to protect the general public from the shock of middle-aged thighs. The Falling Star Lodge's screened porch looks like a great place to practice the lost art of conversation, and what is that interesting chest of little drawers? Overall, I love the quilts, the unique bathroom treatments and eclectic mix of furniture and styles throughout the guest houses. Did I mention middle-aged thighs back there? I really meant to say beautiful, buff members of the Sisterhood of the Comfy Socks. [aka a small, unofficially disorganized group of good friends]

    ReplyDelete
  161. the cotton eyed joe would make a great place for a girls' get together. thanks, terry and cote de texas!

    ReplyDelete
  162. Cotton Eye Joe

    jodikrueger@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  163. I love them all, but particularly Cabin Fever, built by Joan Crawford's daddy. What history!

    ReplyDelete
  164. I love the Cotton Eye Joe! As one of my Michigan friends who winters in Texas says, "I may not be a Texan, but I got there as soon as I could!"

    ReplyDelete
  165. Oops, if I win, let me know at nancymason55@gmail.com. I loved Cabin Fever!

    ReplyDelete
  166. Falling Star! Thanks for the fabulous giveaway!

    ReplyDelete
  167. I love the screened-in porch at Falling Star - the perfect place for enjoying some apple cider on an early fall evening!

    ReplyDelete
  168. I love the screened-in porch at Falling Star - the perfect place for enjoying some apple cider on an early fall evening!

    ReplyDelete
  169. What a fabulous giveaway! I love them all, but Sayles is my favorite! The John Wayne meets Starbucks is so clever and cute.

    ReplyDelete
  170. Sayles Ranch. I am a modern at heart and love how you have married the different styles!

    ReplyDelete
  171. I'm especially fond of Cabin Fever. :) Plus I'm in Texas so it wouldn't be hard for us to get there!

    Pick me! Pick me!

    ReplyDelete
  172. I have been blessed to be inside each of Terry's guesthouses. (to photograph, not stay) To choose just one would be near impossible. Terry's gift for bringing the rustic and the elegant together to create amazingly enveloping spaces simply awes me! If I had to chose, I suppose City Slickers and Cotton Eye Joe "enchanted" me the most. I would LOVE to "get away" to one of Terry's "wonderlands!" Thanks, Jodi, for sharing his talent with your readers. Blessings!

    ReplyDelete
  173. Cabin Fever is my favorite. I love the use of antique ceiling tin on the walls of the kitchen and bathroom.

    ReplyDelete
  174. Love Cotton Eyed Joe! Light and bright colors but still keeping with the feel of Texas. Well done.

    ReplyDelete
  175. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
  176. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
  177. I adore the Falling Star Lodge, and especially loved the authentic south western bedding and the beautiful bathrooms! Breathtaking!

    ReplyDelete
  178. I'm "wishing upon a Falling Star!" Franki (fmparde@gmail.com) :-D

    ReplyDelete
  179. my pick would be for the sayles ranch! i can imagine my mom, my sister and myself flying out to TX to meet up with my aunt and cousins (all which live in abilene) for a fun girl's weekend!! what a fun giveaway! keeping my fingers crossed!!

    ReplyDelete
  180. Cabin Fever!!! I am dying to get a close up look at the kitchen backsplash trim/wall!

    Katherine Watler

    ReplyDelete
  181. I adore Falling Star!! and a meteorite fell in the backyard-Thats SPECIAL!

    ReplyDelete
  182. I would have to say the "Falling Star" Lodge. The kitchen is beautiful, lovelovelove the porch and the bathroom looks so calming and pleasent. I know my family would love to stay there :) Good to know where its at !

    ReplyDelete
  183. What a generous offer! The Falling Star looks beautiful...but the Sayles Ranch is my fave because of the pool! Good luck to everyone!

    ReplyDelete
  184. Definitely the Cotton Eye Joe, although I also like Falling Star. It's a tough choice!

    ReplyDelete
  185. Me and my girlfriend would have to stay in the Hideout. Just me and her. ;)

    ReplyDelete
  186. The Sayles Ranch please, just let me know when to round up the family!!

    Yippee!!!

    ReplyDelete
  187. Oooops: Beccy@e-executiveassist.com

    ReplyDelete
  188. What gorgeous rooms and what a perfect idea! My dad is turning 75 this coming spring and since both of my sisters live in Texas (San Antonio and Austin) the family has picked Texas as the location of a surprise birthday party for Dad and the whole clan. Abilene and the Sayles Ranch would be a truly memorable place!

    ReplyDelete
  189. Sayles Guesthouse for a romantic midnight swim under the Texas stars!

    bellebellesboutique@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  190. The sayles ranch looks divine. This giveaway is fantastic, unfortunatly this is too far away from where I live

    ReplyDelete
  191. I LOVE the Cotton Eye Joe! It is perfect!

    ReplyDelete
  192. My wife likes the Cotton Eyed Joe, so I guess we'll go with that one.

    lucastakala@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  193. I've "fallen" for the Fallen Star Lodge. Its "quintessential" Native American decor is amazing!

    ReplyDelete