Cabin in the Pineywoods at Bland Lake Hideaway is the best vacation cabin in San Augustine County. It is conveniently located just five miles from downtown San Augustine, TX. 


This cabin, built by hand in the early 1980s, was originally built with care from all local materials. The front of the cabin was the original part. It was built as a canning kitchen. All of the ladies in the family would do all of their canning there. Many hours were spent together in that canning kitchen. 

Then, in the ‘90s, it was briefly used as a family lodging after a house fire. It had a little loft where the kids slept. It did not have a bathroom, but it kept them warm and dry. A few years ago, an addition was made to make it into the cabin that it is today. 


A spacious bedroom with two queen-sized beds

It has one large bedroom with two queen beds and a common area with a day bed with a trundle bed underneath and a couch. There is also a smart TV in the common area. There are two twin air mattresses upon request.

Day bed with trundle bed
This day bed also has a trundle bed underneath.

The vacation cabin features a fully functioning kitchen with a stove, refrigerator, microwave, sink, dishwasher, and Keurig coffee pot. The dining table is a great spot for family gatherings for meals, games, and fellowship. There is also a laundry space with a washer, dryer, iron, and ironing board. 

Try out the front porch – just made for sitting! What a perfect way to end a day in the Pineywoods, sitting on the front porch of the best vacation cabin in San Augustine.


If you are looking for things to do in the area, there are several nearby towns that are fun to explore – San Augustine, Nacogdoches, and Lufkin to name a few. San Augustine and Nacogdoches are two of the oldest towns in Texas. 

The San Augustine square is a fun place to visit. Stop in at Hardware on the Square for a gourmet coffee. Then, check out some of the other shops around the square – Heartstrings, Texas Star, San Augustine Drug, Red Dirt Road Gifts & Designs, Joy’s This & That, etc. If you are looking for some food choices in the area, try out Sweets and Eats or Tootie’s Cafe if you are downtown. If you are on Hwy 96, try out the food trucks – Ramona’s or Tacos San Augustine – or Tasha’s Country Kitchen. El Potosino also has some great Mexican cuisine. 

Nacogdoches has a cobblestone road in the downtown area. There are several antique shops, a visitor center, and a ‘50s style diner – Dolli’s Diner. The General Mercantile & Old Time String Shop is another fun place to visit. Millard’s Crossing is a historic village that comes to life at Christmas time. Tours are also given throughout the year. 

Lufkin has the Ellen Trout Zoo. There are also some hiking trails in Lufkin. 

Or, maybe you are just wanting a time of relaxation. That works too! There are so many options available. If nothing else, enjoy the splendid view of the stars at night. We hope you will come to Bland Lake Hideaway to check out the best vacation cabin in San Augustine county.