October 10th, 2011 by carriagehouse
September 26th, 2011 by carriagehouse
As you may be aware, Marion County has been devastated recently by wildfires. In fact, the largest wildfire in the state of Texas was here in the Marion/ Cass county area. We didn’t get the press that the Bastrop fire got. I guess it is not as sexy to report in front of a $30,000 home in a rural county when you can stand in front of million dollar McMansion out side of Austin.
Firefighters came as far away as California to help us put out these horrific fires. The Red Cross mobilized teams from all over the United States to provide relief and assistance to the victims and the firefighters. Many people did a lot and all did some.
These small volunteer fire departments struggle to fund fires of these magnitudes. Money is alwasy tight and this recession has hit rural American harder then it has the big cities. Cities have struggled to fund their services and Jefferson is no different. As an example, our brush truck is over 35 years old. The firefighters that fought these fires gave up days from work and money that their families could have used to pay bills. It is tough for these volunterr fire departments and we all need to pull together to help these heroes out.
Here in one of the many ways that we can all pull together and have fun at the same time. Please help our Firefighters!!
SATURDAY ~ OCT. 1 @ 5 PM
CITY HALL, CORNER OF POLK & AUSTIN
Bring your Umbrellas, decorated or not,
(rainboots and slickers too!) and participate
in this benefit for our LOCAL and AREA FIREFIGHTERS!
We’ll parade to the Visitor-Transportation Buildlng and
enjoy a meal, entertainment and silent auction at a
suggested donation of $20 per person!
LET’S PROMOTE MORE RAIN AND THANK OUR FIREFIGHTERS!
July 29th, 2011 by carriagehouse
So it is almost August and you still haven’t taken your summer vacation. The stress of the heat and the chaos of the big city has got you down. Why don’t you plan your escape to the quiet green forests and slower pace of Jefferson in the Lake Country of East Texas? Take a hard look around. It is time for you to take a relax-cation!
I’ll even make it easy for you to plan it. Here are three simple steps to help you plan your trip to Jefferson and to the beauty of East Texas
STEP 1 – Reserve your room at the Carriage House B&B for your getaway . Now is a perfect time to get away and leave the big city heat islands for shade under our tall trees. If you can’t break away right now then start planning a Fall escape. In a few months, our forests will rival New England’s when the Autumn colors arrive in October and November.
STEP 2 – Let us know what type of activities you enjoy and we will help you plan your trip. In fact, we will call and make all of your tour and dinner arrangements for you if you would like. Like I said, this is about taking ALL of the stress out of your life.
STEP 3 – Slow Down (your pulse not your car)! As you leave the concrete jungles and all of that stress behind, begin enjoying the natural beauty of the forests and rolling hills of East Texas. Don’t forget to take a deep relaxing breath and enjoy the beautiful scenery.
November 15th, 2010 by carriagehouse
I got a chance yesterday to get out and do some leaf peeping. The trees are just gorgeous this year. I was amazed and awed with all of the reds, oranges, yellows, and still a few greens. The countryside was painted with a stunning palate of colors and hues. We drove around the windy, hilly roads around Lake o’ the Pines and enjoyed a beautiful and relaxing afternoon.
I have my fingers and toes crossed that the colors don’t hit their peak until next weekend so that all of our participants in the 2010 Fall Photography Weekend can get some great shots while they are here. The trees at Caddo Lake last Thursday were just starting to turn and so I am hopeful that they are at their most glorious by this Saturday for the boat tour.
This weekend Photography Weekend is completely sold out but we have posted the 2011 dates on our website. We will also be posting information on our Facebook page. “Like” us and receive status updates on your wall.
October 29th, 2010 by carriagehouse
The temps are starting to fall and the leaves are changing color. East Texas is at it’s most glorious during the month of November. It is a perfect time of year to come to Jefferson and get that rest and relaxation that you need so badly before the hectic Christmas season hits.
There is so much to do in November!
The first weekend of the month kicks off with a paranormal conference called History, Haunts, and Legends (11/06). This all day conference will feature speakers on all things that go bump in the night. Come on down and enjoy hearing about paranormal research and what life is like in a real life haunted house.
The following weekend is Trammel’s Trace Rendevous (11/12-11/14). This will be a weekend of re-enactments of life back in the 1840s. Mountain men, Trappers and Indians meet on the banks of the Big Cypress Bayou to swap goods, tell stories and celebrate survival of another season. This event is perfect for the whole family and is not only educational but is also a whole lot of fun.
That very same weekend, the 5th Annual Books Alive Christian & Inspirational Book Festival (11/12 -11/14) will be held at the Methodist Church. Several amazing authors will be there to talk about their inspirational stories and books. All proceeds from this movingweekend will benefit the First United Methodist Church here in Jefferson.
The weekend of November 19th is our 2010 Fall Photography Weekend. This adventure weekend is perfect for photographers of all skill levels, experience, and equipment. Come join us as we take photo walks through the beautiful Historic Riverfront District and sunset boat tours of some amazing wildlife photography.
The weekend after Thanksgiving is the kick off of the Christmas Season here in Jefferson. The weekend activities include a Christmas parade, the annual tree lighting ceremony, bargains galore at the merchant’s open house, and the Queen Mab ball at Auntie Skinners.
So before things get too crazy for the Christmas Season, give yourself the treat of a vacation. Come on down to Jefferson for some fun and decompression. Call us for your room reservations at 903-665-9511.
October 29th, 2009 by Skyla Grimes