Below you will find a list of overnight acommodations including local Bed & Breakfasts - Local Wineries, Restaurants, Day Spas & Area Attractions. Also, a few of our favorite places to shop that are nearby.
The Blue Barn is located just down the road from New York, Texas Zipline Adventures. The barn sleeps up to 6 people and sits on a working ranch. It is the perfect retreat from city life.
Hodgepodge Designs is our daughter's business. She creates one of a kind pieces and they are available at the New York, Texas Zipline Adventure gift shop. She also does on site photography here. You can contact her through her website.
Come and Take It is Athens newest store. Purveyors of beer, wine, and fine foods. Come and Take It has a huge selection of craft, import, and domestic beers, fine wines from around the world, and gourmet grocery items." Wine tastings are held every Saturday of Canton's First Monday from 2-5.
The Retreat Day Spa is located in Athens and is our favorite day spa in the area. Nothing tops off a day of ziplining like a relaxing massage!
The Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center is located nearby in Athens. It is the only fishery center in the state with a visitor center. Exhibits include 300,000 gallons of aquaria with native Texas fish, a daily dive show, and an alligator exhibit.
The East Texas Arboretum is located in Athens. It is a beautiful place to spend the day. The historical Wofford house located at the Arboretum was moved there by the Shultz family.
The Cherokee Trace Drive Thru Safari is located just past Jacksonville, Texas. They have a 300 acre wildlife park. This is a great thing to do with the whole family.
Sky Dive East Texas is located in Gladewater, Texas. We have had several zipline guest sky dive here and highly recommend it.
The Railway Cafe is Athens hottest dining spot. They are only open Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. This restaurant is definitely worth planning your trip around!
Ochoa's has been our family favorite for years. This is the best place in Athens to visit if you are looking for some good mexican food during your stay.
The Cherry Laurel is located in Athens. They offer a variety of salads, soups and sandwiches along with the worlds best butter rum cake. It is a local favorite for desserts.
The Tara Winery offers fine dining and a covered patio. This is a lovely historical home that has been restored to excellence and is now a Bed & Breakfast. It is Located 5 miles NW of downtown Athens.
Kiepersol is located in Tyler, Texas. They have a winery, fine dining resturaunt and even places to stay.