Cote de Texas: Free Giveaway Contest!!!!



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 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.