• "For our student leadership retreat we found the grounds welcoming and relaxing. Theresa accommodated our every need." —Dallas Youth Pastor
  • "Our family enjoyed a week in the pines. Especially loved our time in the hammock and hikes down the lane." —West Family
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About Retreat in the Pines


Retreat in the Pines-a paradise of peace, serenity and pine trees-is tucked away at the end of a quiet country road on the outskirts of town. Seemingly remote, the property is less than 10 minutes to conveniences, restaurants and recreational activities. Since 2004, guests have traveled from across the country to soak in the tranquility of nature.

In addition to offering private retreats, Retreat in the Pines is available for weekend and weekly rentals.

Book Retreat in the Pines for your next family reunion, girlfriend getaway, church group outing or corporate event. Group rates are available and discounts applied for longer stays.

Deep in the Heart of East Texas

Retreat in the Pines is located just outside of Mineola in the heart of the East Texas piney woods.  It’s a beautiful two hour drive from the Dallas Fort Worth area,  four hours from Austin or Houston and five hours from San Antonio. Several of our guests fly into DFW airport while some even take the Amtrak, as there’s a station right in downtown Mineola.


Whether you enjoy outdoor activities or prefer the comfort of indoors, Retreat in the Pines is convenient to both. You can stay on the property and enjoy the beauty of the natural surroundings and the comfort of the homes, or choose to explore the sights of East Texas using this interactive map. View our photo gallery.

The town of Mineola boasts a friendly downtown area with antique shops, restaurants, plus the oldest operating movie theater in the state of Texas. Enjoy fishing, boating or swimming at one of the area’s many lakes or explore the outdoors at the Mineola Nature Preserve.

If you love shopping, Canton, home of First Monday Trade Days, is just 30 minutes away. Discover a variety of attractions-wineries, art studios, a live music venue, a luxurious day spa-all just a short drive away.

For more ideas on what to do when you stay at our vacation rental, see local attractions and restaurants.