Sweet Dove Stays

Sweet dove stays.

Welcome to our home, Sweet Dove Stays. We are your hosts, Shane and Tori.

Our property boasts 40 beautiful acres. 30 acres of wide open hay fields. Two  fishing ponds (1 ac and 5+ ac) filled with Bass, Crappie, Blue Gill, Perch and Catfish. 

Sweet Dove Cottage

Tiny home living at its best! 399 sqft Tiny Home

- Sleeps up to 4
- King size bed and Queen Sleeper Sofa with upgraded mattress 
- Attached patio deck


Charming Garage Apartment Studio Suite, 350 sqft

- Sleeps up to 2
- King size bed
- Covered concrete Patio
- Kitchenette


Tiny home living at its best! 399 sqft Tiny Home

- Sleeps up to 4
- King size bed and Queen Sleeper Sofa with upgraded mattress
- Attached covered patio deck

Lake Fork is one of the premier trophy bass fishing lakes in the world and people come from all over the world to fish its abundant waters. The lake holds 15 of the top 20 Texas state record titles for the biggest largemouth bass ever caught, and 60% of the heaviest largemouth bass ever caught in Texas have been pulled from its 27,000 acres of water! In addition to bass, anglers can also scout for crappie, bluegill, and catfish just to name a few.


We are located on the northwestern edge of Lake Fork, enabling easy access to some of the best fishing in the entire state where bass, crappie, catfish, panfish, and sunfish swim in abundance. 60% of the heaviest largemouth bass ever caught in Texas have been pulled from the 27,000 acres of water at Lake Fork, including the largest bass ever caught in the state, a whopping 18.18 lb. largemouth!

Our charming tiny homes and studio apartment suite are an ideal homebase for your fishing vacation or the perfect spot for a romantic weekend getaway at Lake Fork. The home is 2 miles from Lake Fork and 10-20 miles to many public boat ramps, making it easy to quickly get out on the water where you will have access to some of the best fishing in the world. 

However, you won’t even need to travel to the lake to cast your line as you can fish in the shade right outside the home in a catch-and-release pond stocked with bass, crappie, and perch. Even our young visitors have caught dozens of fish here during their stay!

For those who prefer to stay on dry land we’ve got you covered from shopping, restaurants, and wineries to outdoor adventure in the surrounding area. The world’s largest – and most famous – flea market, Canton First Monday is 25 minutes south; boasting over 5,000 vendors. Historic Downtown Mineola and Quitman are also just 30 minutes away and both towns have wonderful antiques & collectible shops. Head to Mineola Nature Preserve, the “Birding Capital of East Texas”, for some close encounters with our feathered friends, or saddle up and enjoy a classic Texas tradition, horseback riding at one of the local stables. Golf anyone? Some of the best golf courses in East Texas are located on our doorstep. You will never run out of things to do when you are a guest here. 

If fishing isn’t quite your thing, this quiet property is just 5-minutes north of Emory and 15 minutes south of Sulpher Springs where there are plenty of shops and restaurants.

For younger visitors, the county park with a kid-friendly fishing pier (WC Swearingen Recreation Area is just 18miles away. Families always love visiting Alford Family Farms and Spinnery and their blueberry U-Pick. Mature guests will also find plenty to enjoy at one of the wineries located throughout the area.

Shared amenities

There are a total of 3 rental units and the hosts’ home on the 40 acre property. We do our best to give you ample privacy 

- Covered Gazebo with Adirondack chairs
- Floating covered dock
- Stationary wood dock with bistro table and 2 chairs

- 5+ acre stocked pond for catch-and-release fishing

- Half acre pond for catch-and-release fishing

-Circle driveway with security cameras

- Firepit

-covered wood platform, excellent for watching the sunrise 

-wood platform, excellent for watching the sunset