Expansion of The Abiding Place

Teresa Nix relaxing at home at The Abiding Place, located on CR 359 near Buffalo.

Monday, February 5th, Teresa and Bob Nix hosted over 50 ladies to tour and enjoy The Abiding Place. The group enjoyed the fellowship and exploring the house and 20 acres on their own. And then the group sat down to a wonderful lunch in a beautiful backyard setting with linens, stem wear, choices of hot, homemade soups and breads, a wonderful, fresh salad, and topped off with plenty of dessert choices. (I can say for certain that the jalapeno sweet potato soup was excellent!)

The Abiding Place is a retreat and conference center located on CR 359 near Buffalo. It is owned and operated by Teresa and Bob who moved to this area about fifteen years ago. They chose a picturesque, wooded setting and have worked to improve it, and now to expand it. In addition to the frequent guests they accommodate for retreats, conferences, and sabbaticals, the Nix?s are now offering their place to be enjoyed by groups for family reunions, weddings, and girlfriends? getaways for a day or a weekend.

Recently added to The Abiding Place are Hope and Faith, two cabins nestled in the woods and both so inviting! Each cabin sleeps six to eight. Plans are set to add a third cabin, Love, that will be larger and aimed at accommodating missionaries on furlough. This is in addition to the house itself which has five charming bedrooms plus two sleeping lofts. Thirty can sleep comfortably in the house.

Besides the beautifully decorated interiors of the house and cabins, there are the grounds themselves that welcome all guests. Lots of wooded paths to explore, a prayer garden for pause and reflection, a secluded fire pit, a hidden gazebo, an inviting section of large hammocks, and the lake with fish and canoes and boats ? pretty much everything to enjoy a weekend or a week in the country.

And, to make it even better, Teresa is an excellent cook. Guests can bring their own foods for their stay, but Teresa offers a full menu for breakfasts, lunches, and dinners including desserts which come highly recommended. Some guests choose to have wiener roasts outside which always include s?mores.

The Abiding Place has served many groups for many years who come and often return for the relaxation, a renewal, and refreshment. Now The Abiding Place will be open to more who want to enjoy the seclusion and charm of country life. To book your visitors or to learn more, call 903.626.5848 or email tapretreat@gmail.com. The website is www.abidingplacetx.com.