Being at Villages of Cypress Bend puts you in the center of a host of activities and places to visit that are all nearby - there will always be something for you and visiting family and friends to see and do that's not very far away from your new home.
Cypress Bend Golf Course (Cypress Bend Golf Resort & Conference Center)
Experience playing through an impressive series of inlets and bluffs while overlooking the lake on all 18 holes. Count on some breathtaking vistas as you move through the majestic landscape of hardwood and pine forest. Cypress Bend is a member of the prestigious Audubon Golf Trail - come experience the courses of David Toms, Hal Sutton, and the most magnificent designer of all, Nature.
Sabine Social Room (Cypress Bend Golf Resort & Conference Center)
The immaculate lounge lends itself to couples and small groups for conversation and relaxation.
Cypress Dining Room (Cypress Bend Golf Resort & Conference Center)
Fine dining in a beautiful atmosphere with a lake view awaits you and your guests.
Fitness Center (Cypress Bend Golf Resort & Conference Center)
The fitness center encompasses the indoor-outdoor pool, sauna, health and fitness equipment, and spa offering services of a massage therapist including Swedish, therapeutic, aroma therapy, and sports massages facials, and body wraps.
Indoor - Outdoor Pool (Cypress Bend Golf Resort & Conference Center)
Cypress Bend Golf Resort also offers the amenities you may require for guests or business associates who visit. The luxury hotel includes a business center, board room, meeting rooms, amphitheater, and Grand Ballroom. There is an indoor/outdoor pool and an outdoor pavilion.
Cypress Bend Nature Trail
A nature trail with a total of 6.1 miles that may be taken in segments - 5 in all. Hike it or bike it! The trail is also open to mountain bikes and hosts an annual mountain bike race.
Miss Virginia's Memorial Garden
This beautiful botanical garden has its main entrance by the entrance to Bailey Bluff Villas - also adjacent to Cypress Bend Golf Resort. Visitors will find a respite where they may stroll and enjoy the garden or sit quietly and watch the multitudes of hummingbirds and butterflies visiting the flowers.
Cypress Bend Park
Just down the road, the park offers a fishing pavilion, tent and RV camping, playground area, swimming, and hosts many of the area's fishing tournaments. Pavilion facilities for small to large groups, including cooking facilities, are also available.
Area Festivals & Events
MARCH: Rotary Club Mud & Trail Ride
APRIL: Battle of Pleasant Hill (Civil War) - Pioneer Trade Day
MAY: Choctaw-Apache Pow-Wow - Zwolle Loggers' Festival - Fisher Sawmill Days
OCTOBER: Zwolle Tamale Fiesta
NOVEMBER: Sabine Free State Festival - Milam Settlers' Days
DECEMBER: Festival of Lights (all month)
Within 10 miles*
Toledo Town Area
Two bank branches, supermarket, discount store, gas, restaurants, fishing tackle superstore, pet grooming, landscaping / nursery, boat repair, convenience store, doctor's office, specialty stores, and more.
Hart Memorial Airport - 3R4
Just over 10 miles away, with a 4400 foot runway, a great place for visitors to fly in. A runway addition and new hangar space is also in the plans for the near future.
Just a little over 10 miles away is the town of Many. Louisiana Technical College maintains an active campus in Many as well as in nearby Natchitoches. Many is soon to open a historical museum in a restored train depot. The museum will be coupled with an art gallery under the auspices of the Depot Art Guild - an association of local artisans. A local group puts on plays at the town's historic theatre.
Within 25 miles*
Columbia Space Shuttle Museum
The Patricia Huffman Smith Museum - Remembering Columbia in Hemphill, TX focuses on the NASA Columbia Space Shuttle that crashed in this area in 2003 and the crew. Many permanent items as well as items on loan from NASA that are changed from time to time.
Vintage Diving Museum / Dive Toledo SCUBA Shop
The John W. Peck, Jr. Memorial Vintage Diving Museum offers a unique glimpse of deep sea diving equipment as well as SCUBA lessons and equipment for diving Toledo Bend.
Fort Jesup State Historic Site When the Louisiana Purchase Treaty of 1803 failed to define clearly the western boundary of Louisiana, which was also the western border of the country at that time, the United States claimed eastern Texas and Spain claimed western Louisiana. The ensuing dispute gave rise to the "Neutral Ground'', an area where the laws of neither nation were enforced. Soldiers and settlers were kept out and rogues of various stripes ruled the region. (Sabine Free State Festival celebrates this time). After the territorial boundary was finally fixed at the Sabine River by the Florida Purchase Treaty of 1819, the United States built Fort Jesup in 1822. Lieutenant Colonel Zachary Taylor established and commanded the garrison. Aside from the museum, there is an original kitchen and mess building still remaining and open.
Hodges Gardens State Park
Over 700 acres of wild and cultivated beauty awaits you here! Originally designed and opened to the public in 1956 by oil and gas businessman A. J. Hodges, Sr., the site's gardens consist of a variety of plants and flowers, from formal rose gardens to a natural garden. Hiking, equestrian and cycling trails invite visitors to enjoy nature in its original state. There is a 225 acre lake and, to better enjoy it, you can rent a boat, canoe, kayak, or paddleboat. Bring your fishing rod and see what you catch in the lake, too! Regular programs are conducted by the Interpretive Ranger. Hodges is also home to antique car shows, art shows, and many other activities.
North Toledo Bend State Park & South Toledo Bend State Park
Offers a swimming pool (North), camping facilities, fishing piers, plenty of hiking trails, excellent swimming beach, lots of picnic areas, an excellent visitors center (South) and regular nature oriented programs conducted by the Interpretive Ranger (South).
Just a little over 25 miles away is historic Natchitoches on the Cane River. Natchitoches is home to Northwestern Louisiana State College as well as the Louisiana School for Math, Science and the Arts. There is also a campus of Louisiana Technical College. Many cultural activities take place in Natchitoches as well as regular music venues at area night clubs. Historic Front Street, along the Cane River, is a brick street of preserved historic building with many restaurants and charming shops as well as a park where many concerts are held as parts of events throughout the year. The Natchitoches Art Guild Gallery is on Front Street, as well.
Within 50 miles*
Mansfield State Historic Site
Through living history events, exhibits, battle reenactments and interpretive programs, Mansfield State Commemorative Area allows you to travel back to the unrest of the Civil War years.
Los Adaes State Historic Site
Los Adaes, the symbol of New Spain in Louisiana, was once the capital of Texas and the scene of a unique cooperation among the French, the Spanish and the indigenous Native Americans.
Rebel State Historic Site / Louisiana Country Music Museum
The grave of the Unknown Confederate Soldier was the original focal point at Rebel State Historic Site, but it's the people's love for their country and gospel music and their need for an attractive outdoor gathering place that has made Rebel grow and prosper. The Louisiana Country Music Museum, at Rebel SHS, contains exhibits that tell the story of how various folk music traditions developed in this region - from early gospel and string band music to the country sounds we enjoy today. The amphitheater hosts an Annual fiddling Championship and local performers as well as nationally known acts have performed on the stage here.
Nearby Leesville is home to the Museum of West Louisiana occupying a restored train depot and having several other historic structures on the grounds. The museum's varied collection is difficult to see completely in a single visit. Quite a number of historic buildings and homes are also preserved in Leesville and well worth seeing. Gallery One-Eleven regularly presents art shows and activities.
A 198,000 acre U.S. Army post which began as the base for the Louisiana Maneuvers during World War 2. Fort Polk is now home to the Joint Readiness Training Center (JRTC), the 4th Brigade, 10th Mountain Division, 115th Combat Support Hospital, 1st Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, the 162nd Infantry Brigade, U.S. Army Garrison and Bayne-Jones Army Community Hospital.
Within 80 miles*
Gaming / Horse Racing
For those who want to spend a day, evening, or weekend gaming, there are the Riverboat Casinos of Shreveport-Bossier City, about 75 miles North, and Lake Charles, about 100 miles South. Indian casinos at Marksville, about 85 miles to the East, and Kinder, about 110 miles to the Southeast offer additional alternatives. Horse racing buffs may also enjoy Harrah's Louisiana Downs in Bossier City.
Shreveport / Bossier City
Shreveport offers a shop-'till-you-drop opportunity with major retailers such as Nieman Marcus and Macy's as well as all of the major "big box' stores and even a huge Bass Pro Shop complex. The Riverview Theater plays host to the Shreveport Opera which produces three professional main stage operas or musical theater works each year, as well as three operas for SOX (Shreveport Opera Xpress: an educational touring component). Nearby Barksdale Air Force Base is home to the 2nd Bomb Wing and training facility for the Air Force Global Strike Command. Shreveport/Bossier City also has campuses for Centenary College, Louisiana State University, Remington College, Louisiana Technical College, and others. Museums include the R.W. Norton Art Gallery featuring American and European masterpieces and a private collection of Remingtons. The Northwest Louisiana Art Gallery features regional artists.
Lufkin, TX / Nacogdoches, TX
Lufkin and neighboring Nacogdoches are also great places to shop. Nacogdoches is home to Stephen F. Austin State University and SFA frequently has events such as concerts in the park and hosts touring performances ranging from opera to children's plays as well as fine art exhibits. Numerous festivals and events occur year-round. Lufkin offers the Museum of East Texas with changing exhibitions of art and history, public programming, lectures and gallery talks by artists and scholars, workshops and classes for children and adults,and more. Angelina College of Lufkin offers a range of arts events through their Fine Arts Division and their Temple Theater serves as a venue for music and drama events from touring artists brought in by the Angelina Arts Alliance as well as student events. Lufkin is also home to the Texas Forestry Museum and the Ellen Trout Zoo.
*Distances are approximate and may vary somewhat from those stated
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Ronald D. Brandon, Broker