Lonesome Dove Near First Monday Trade Days


Canton, TX, United States

Short Description

Lonesome Dove Near First Monday Trade Days


Welcome to Lonesome Dove, a charming cabin offered by @CantonGetaways in Canton, Texas. Located just a short walk from First Monday Trade Days, the cabin offers a fantastic patio & all the amenities you need for a comfortable stay.

Even if you're not visiting for First Monday, Lonesome Dove is a great destination for a peaceful getaway any time of year. Spend the day at nearby Yesterland Farm & enjoy all the charms of Canton. Make Lonesome Dove your next memorable getaway.


For most of the year, you can enjoy a contactless check-in experience at Lonesome Dove. We'll provide all the information you need to show up and start enjoying your weekend.

During First Monday weekends, the roads around the property will be closed, and you'll need to park in the main parking lot at Old Mill Marketplace. A free parking pass is included with your stay, which you'll need to get from the toll attendant. To get to Lonesome Dove, you can either walk uphill or take advantage of our free taxi service, which will pick you up in a golf cart and take you anywhere you need on the property. Keep in mind that the walk uphill to Lonesome Dove may not be suitable for everyone, and many guests choose to use the taxi service for convenience.


Lonesome Dove is located in the Old Mill Marketplace, surrounded by other cabins and shops. During First Monday weekends, the area is lively and within walking distance to places to eat, shop, and more.

If you visit at any other time of the year, the property is very quiet and peaceful - a great destination for a quiet getaway. While the shops and dining options on the Old Mill Marketplace property may not be open, you're only a short drive away from downtown Canton's year-round shopping and dining options.


You will have access to the entire cabin, and some common areas around the cabin.


Our adorable one-bedroom cabin is located on The Mountain at the Old Mill Marketplace in Canton, TX. It's tiny but mighty! While it's only one bedroom, we have enough space to accommodate up to 4 people.

The cabin is furnished with a queen-sized bed, a twin-sized day bed, and a twin-sized trundle bed. (We'll let you draw straws to decide who gets what!) The optimal amount of guests would be 1-4 people, but we can definitely fit 5 if you're willing to squeeze, we have a 2-seat couch that is perfect for a child or an adult with low standards! Please keep in mind, it's a small one-bedroom cabin. So if space and privacy are important to you, this may not be the best fit.

We do have a mini-kitchen that you can do very basic cooking in. We have a mini-fridge, a microwave, plates, utensils, and coffee. Seriously, unless you are some sort of cooking wizard, you're not doing much besides some oatmeal for breakfast or warming up leftovers.

We have a nice sized Smart TV in the living room. We are BYOS (Bring Your Own Streaming). You can log into Netflix, YouTube, Disney+, and more on the TV or casting from your phone. We do not have cable.

In terms of amenities, we've got you covered too! You'll have access to small yet important things like towels, soap, napkins, coffee, water, oxygen, etc.


Car is by far the best way to get to Lonesome Dove for most of the year.

On First Monday weekends, there is a free taxi service for our guests to get you around on the property. The City of Canton also provides a shuttle to the Trade Day grounds from Old Mill Marketplace.


If you are coming for First Monday, please read this section.

First Monday Weekends are where things get really fun! We are only a 10-15 minute walk from First Monday Trade Days. The Old Mill Marketplace and The Mountain come alive also! There is shopping, dinning, and live music, and Lonesome Dove is located right in the middle of all the action.

On First Monday Weekends, The Mountain is closed to all car traffic, so you will not be able to park your vehicle at the cabin, but you will be allowed to park your car in the main parking lot on the property. We have a mini taxi service that you are free to use all weekend, and we provide 1 Free Parking Pass.

If you are coming for First Monday, be sure to check out the 2023 dates below.

JAN - 12/29 - 1/1
FEB - 2/2 - 2/5
MAR - 3/1 - 3/5
APR - 3/30 - 4/2
MAY - 4/27 - 4/30
JUN - 6/1 - 6/4
JUL - 6/29 - 7/2
AUG - 8/3 - 8/6
SEP - 8/31 - 9/3
OCT - 9/28 - 10/1
NOV - 11/2 - 11/5
DEC - 11/30 - 12/3

House Rules

- No parties or events allowed
- No smoking allowed inside or near the house.
- No pets allowed
- Suitable for toddlers and children under 12.
- No unregistered guests allowed.
- Please turn off the AC when you go out.
- Please respect check-in and check-out times.
- Please take care of the furnishings. You have to pay for damages that exceed the security deposit.
- Please don’t rearrange the furniture.
- Please do your dishes.
- Please bag the trash out before you leave.
- No illegal substances allowed on the premises.

Cancellation Policy

The following conditions apply to the cancellation of all confirmed bookings/reservations. If the Property becomes unavailable to the Tenant prior to occupancy, for any reason, Landlord agrees to refund the full amount paid to the date of cancellation, and Tenant agrees to release any claims against Landlord. If, for any reason, the Tenant cancels this Agreement more than 45 days from the Arrival Date, Tenant will receive a refund of amounts paid. If, for any reason, the Tenant cancels this Agreement more than 14 days and less than 45 days from the Arrival Date, Tenant will receive a refund of amounts paid, less a 50% cancellation fee. For Tenant cancellations made 14 days or less, all monies are forfeited unless Landlord is able to re-rent the Property under the same (or better) terms and conditions of this Agreement, for the full Term reserved. If the Property is re-rented under the same (or better) terms and conditions than this Agreement, Landlord will refund amounts paid, less a Cancellation Fee of 50%. There are no cancellations permitted within 14 days of Tenant Arrival Date. All amounts paid (Reservation Deposit and Final Payment) will be forfeited. Failure to pay the Final Payment in a timely manner will be considered a cancellation under this subparagraph and will result in forfeiture of the Reservation deposit.


Cable TV
Air Conditioning
Air Filter
Indoor Fireplace
Smoke Detector
Fire Extinguisher
Baby Travel Bed
Baby High Chair
CD/DVD Player
Board Games
Towels Provided
Ceiling Fan
Hair Dryer
Crockery Cutlery
Pots Pans
Microwave / Oven
Water Kettle
Coffee Maker
Alarm System
Internet Wifi
Ipod Station
Steam Room
Safe Box
Smart Home
Ironing Facilities
First Aid Kit
Safety Card
Has Buzzer
Has Cat
Has Dog
Has Other Pet
Hot Water
Cooking Basics
Has Surveillance
Linens Provided


Hot Tub
Free Parking
Balcony Terrasse
Sea View
Gated Property
Private Entrance
Deck / Patio


Basketball Court
Cinema Room
Is Wheelchair Accessible
Massage Room
Pool Table
Soccer Field
Has Tennis
Wine Cellar
Lock On Bedroom
Family Friendly
24 Checkin
Water Front
Lake Access
Beach Front
Ski-In Ski-Out
Carbon Monoxide Detector

Availability calendar

Toni (review from Airbnb)
Wonderful stay!

Dianna (review from Airbnb)
James’s cabin was very nice. It was very clean too. Bed was SUPER comfortable. Would definitely stay here again. The ONLY thing I would add to the cabin is a one burner electric stove that sits on the counter and you plug in with just 1 pot, a medium skillet and a small spatula from the dollar tree. But the description was 100% correct.

Pam (review from Airbnb)
Location is minutes from Canton Trade Days. Clean and inviting. Beautiful view of trees from porch. Peaceful. The cabin could be hard to find without James’ clear cut directions which made it a breeze! James was quick to respond to my texts when needed. We would definitely stay here again!

Jeanette (review from Airbnb)
I clearly see why James is a superhost. He is an excellent communcator, a great problem solver (i know this because he solved my problem) and is thoroughly prepared. The cabin was excellent and as described and the nightly rate even with the fees added in made this a really great value. I am in the Canton area often and his cabins will be the first place I look.

Haha, and it was a fun one to solve as well! We will be glad to have you back!

Whitney (review from Airbnb)
We enjoyed our stay at Lonesome Dove. We arrived after dark and it was difficult to find but James helped us navigate over the phone to find it. Very peaceful and quaint cabin. Great location to go to Yesterland park and Rocky Ridge Safari. Beds were very comfortable and coffee selection was appreciated. It was clean, however having a baby crawling around you find all the dirt and trash left behind by previous guests. I would recommend it and stay here again.

Jada (review from Vrbo)
So quiet and peaceful! I spent a couple days away just for myself and it was everything I needed and more. I will definitely stay here again in the future!

Jerry (review from Airbnb)
Clean house, peaceful outside, private. Park right next to the cabin (non-first Monday). They had on the A/C unit on when we arrived. It was 105 * OUTSIDE. Comfortable bed and sofas.

Amanda (review from Airbnb)
Hidden gem!

Thomas (review from Airbnb)
We had a peaceful stay at the Lonesome Dove. The cabin was clean, cozy, and comfortable. Everything was exactly as described before we booked. James was very helpful from start to finish during our visit. It’s located on “the Mountain” on the First Monday trade grounds in Canton, so you’d be right in the middle of the action if you visit on one of those weekends. We were not there for First Monday, so it felt like we had the Mountain to ourselves. It was quiet and felt really private during our stay. We spent lots of time walking around the area and also listening to the birds as we drank coffee on the back porch. It’s also walking distance to downtown Canton and the shops and restaurants there.

Michelle (review from Airbnb)
cute set up - great for walking around - very helpful host an overall great experience- If there was a suggestion box the only suggestion I would make is if check in is at 3 pm in august in Texas - would be good to have the air on.

Marco (review from Airbnb)
Would definitely come again

Ashley (review from Airbnb)
10/10! The pictures don’t do the home or location justice; at all. Our family of 5, 3 teens and 2 adults, made this space work happily! First weekend was still going on when we got here and if you’re not a familiar with the area, the home is located in the heart of it all! Literally, 5 feet out the door and we were shopping! We stayed through the beginning of the week and even with first Monday shopping over and the “town” empty, it was so fun to walk through, explore and get a chance to look at the scenery without all the hustle and bustle. The home was SO clean and James was the BEST to communicate with! James is the perfect example of what every air bnb host should be! The home was stocked with the necessities but also snacks and that was a fun treat. I can’t say enough good things about this experience, we’ve had some luxurious vacations but this one is our number one! Maybe it was the close quarters but I loved everything and it’s well worth it.

Melvin (review from Airbnb)
We really enjoyed the rustic feel !! Kitchen was well stocked with coffee and snacks . Everything was very clean . The staff was very friendly and available to take us up and down the mountain in the golf cart . We will definitely do it again !

Ying (review from Airbnb)
We had such a lovely stay in the cabin. James was the most responsive and accommodating host! First Mondays is so much fun and definitely worth checking out if you’re there on those days. We’ll be back if we find ourselves in Canton again!

Mitchell (review from Airbnb)
little place surelittle place sure was cozy and we enjoyed it very much and James was awesome

Wyndi (review from Airbnb)
James saved us from the heat after the storms took out most of East Texas electricity. Even let us get in early which was a huge blessing.
Cabin was just as it was described and very peaceful. Daughter and I went for a walk and discovered we weren't the only ones there trying to escape the heat. We will definitely be back just for the relaxation of the place. No noise and the only time we saw people was when we went for a walk or had to go get food.

Tanya (review from Airbnb)
Awesome location would love to see it during trade days

Rachael (review from Airbnb)
We stayed at Lonesome Dove on The Mountain to experience the Canton Trade Days. It was a lovely time. The cabin is located in top of a large hill and had a deck running across the back of it. It wasc comfortable and had pretty much everything we needed. A few things we didn't care for: the queen bed was super squeaky. The shower head was not adjustable and hit the back of the shower wall at about forehead height on me (I'm 5'5") so I had to use a cup to wash and rinse. Other than that it was a cozy little cabin and we greatly enjoyed our time there.

Thank you, Rachael. Your review has finally convinced my mother in law you let me order a new bed frame for the cabin, which is on the way to Canton as we speak. I'll also be buying a new showerhead when I go into town next.

Brittany (review from Airbnb)
This was such a cute place, we'd for sure stay here again! Exactly as described and great communication with the owners.

Steven (review from Airbnb)
our host was always going out of his way to accommodate us and wanted to make sure we were as comfortable as possible. we were in town for a metal detecting event and it was the perfect place as it was close to the event field. We were up early and back late in the evening and it was very comfortable and great to have a place to relax. i’m going back eventually to check out first Monday trade days for sure!

Steven, you were an excellent guest, and I'm glad you got some hunting in while you were in town. Can't wait to have you back!

Jessica (review from Airbnb)
Perfect place for the night we were in Canton. Just like being out in the woods! Very peaceful.

Joshua (review from Airbnb)
I enjoyed staying there. It looks fun during the weekend. it was vary comfortable and enjoyable.

Camille (review from Airbnb)
We had a great stay! Loved the new and very clean bathroom. Everything we needed was there in the cabin.

Ronald (review from Airbnb)
James was great! Very friendly and prompt on answering my texts and emails. He was very polite, and I had no issues at all while I was there. I'll be returning when im in Canton.

Camilyn (review from Airbnb)
You can’t beat the price for a cute little getaway. The nature around the cabin is very nice, especially with the back porch/balcony. The coffee and snacks were a nice touch. The bed isn’t what I’d call comfortable and probably the loudest bed I’ve ever slept on but again, the price can’t be beat. It’s relatively easy to find with the instructions he provided, but don’t get there after dark or you might have a hard time (our mistake lol).

Deneice (review from Airbnb)
We had an amazing time at the Mountain. James was an amazing host. My husband and I were in town for our 31st wedding anniversary and we had an incredible time. Coffee on the back porch is just what we needed. Lots of memories made. We will definitely be back.

Congratulations to you and your husband! Thank you both so much for being wonderful guests, and we cannot wait to have you guys back again!

Karen Z. (review from Vrbo)
December trade days
This place met our needs. You need to know it is very rustic It’s at the very top of the mountain. Too far for us to walk. They did provide someone with a golf cart to take us up and bring us back down. Just call and she was there in a few minutes. It was cold when we arrived. It has plug in heaters. It took a little while to warm up. The owners and vendors are trying very hard to bring back the mountain after COVID. There used to be a restaurant at the top that had music. Would have been nice not to have to go back to town to eat.

Owner was easy to work with and everyone was very friendly. We will return and hope they continue to grow and be successful.

Thank you so much, and we are excited to have you back in the future! 100% agree on the heaters, it's towards the top of our list to get new cooling/heating where we can have them turn on before your arrival automatically. Hope we can make that investment sometime in the upcoming months!

Teresa (review from Airbnb)
James is a 5 star host, from price to decor, you cant go wrong, i can't say enough good things about out canton weekend. But book now for a fun filled trip.

Liz (review from Airbnb)
Excellent location if you’re there for trade days. When the trade grounds close down at 5:00, you can go back to the cute little village where this is located and keep shopping in their many shops until 10PM. There are three places to eat (BBQ, home-style Southern, and a Mexican food stand) and a wine place + live music some nights. Super easy to text for the free “golf cart taxi” to take you up & down the hill, but it’s a distance of 0.1 miles - you got this, dude. From the bottom of the hill, catch a reliable free shuttle back & forth to the trade grounds. Stayed here as a single mom w/ my daughter, and felt totally safe at all times. Beds are comfy and there are nice extra touches (breakfast bars, keurig coffee, water bottles, toiletries, hair dryer) that not every Airbnb has. Shower gets plenty hot, keyless entry, nice private sitting area on the back porch in the woods - like having a treehouse! If you’re looking for fine finishes, this isn’t the Taj Mahal. It’s a very basic cabin, but you won’t find much fancy in Canton or the surrounding areas. Soak up the local vibe at this cool spot - you’ll be happy you did!

Sandy F., Gladewater (review from Vrbo)
Rustic and restful.
We visited during an “off” weekend so The Mountain was virtually vacant - which was perfect for us! Our stay was very restorative.

Thank you for the kind words. "Off Weekends" are my favorite time as well!

Kimberly G. (review from Vrbo)
Cute little cabin
We stayed at the cabin during a weekend for 1st Monday trade days. The cabin is very cute and the atmosphere on the mountain was great! Just a short drive to trade days and don’t skip the pavilions at the base of the mountain! We found some great deals there!

Thank you, Kimberly! We and the other BNB owners have been working hard to create that good atmosphere, and it's wonderful to hear that is the experience you got!

Vicky (review from Airbnb)
The only drawback I have is you have to call for a taxi too and from the cabin

We know! This is our biggest complaint as well! The property our cabin sits on closes down the roads for safety on the First Monday weekends, so we added a free taxi service for all of our guests on these weekends (we have a small army of golf carts ready from Thursday-Sunday). We try to make due as best we can!

Bethany (review from Airbnb)
Cute place up the hill at The Mountain. Balcony was peaceful. Comfortable beds. We were there on First Monday weekend, but had no trouble with the transportation up/down the hill. Bev was great! The location is nice with shops, food and wine tasting room there on site. Would return!

Jessica (review from Airbnb)
This is the perfect place for a getaway!!! Private and the back balcony is just so perfect!!! If you are coming for trades days it's great or just a simple weekend getaway, you can't go wrong!