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Father’s Day Getaway

Celebrate Dad

Looking for the perfect Father’s Day getaway? Come on out to La Casa Tierra in Graham, Texas! Privately located on 57 acres, La Casa Tierra is a gated holiday home offering everything you need to spend quality time with Dad.

Pack up the poles and walk down the dirt path to the on-site pond for some catch and release fishing. The littles could use some time practicing their knots

Our Great Room is fully stocked with board games including checkers, dominos, cards, Scrabble and more! The fun continues outside with Cornhole and horseshoe pit. Challenge Dad to a game or two!

Help Dad prepare juicy burgers, delicious hot dogs or sizzlin’ steaks on the outdoor gas grill. You can enjoy your celebratory family meal indoors at the huge dining table or outdoors in the shaded gazebo. 

At night, spin yarns and roast S’Mores around the fire pit. Dad can pass down stories that his father told him. There’s enough seating for the whole family!

After spending an amazing day with the kids, Mom and Dad can relax with a cold one in the hot tub.

Book your stay online today!

Have S’More!

Have S’More!

What better way to unwind during a vacation than around a crackling fire roasting S’mores? Here are a few creative spins on the campfire classic! Come try them out here at La Casa Tierra

It’s Bacon! S’Mores
Graham crackers
Hershey’s chocolate
Marshmallows
Candied bacon

Nutella S’Mores
Chocolate chip cookies
Nutella
Marshmallows

Elvis S’Mores
Graham crackers
Peanut Butter
Banana
Marshmallows

Spicy S’Mores
Graham crackers
Lindt Chili chocolate
Marshmallows

Stout Expo & Rodeo

Calling all Cowpokes!

Friday & Saturday, May 27th & 28th, 2022

The Stout Expo & Rodeo is returning to Young County Arena in Graham, Texas. Enjoy an action-packed weekend as top cowboys and cowgirls from across the country come to try their hand at the huge $130,000 purse, along with a spot at the World Championship Ranch Rodeo in Friday night’s WRCA rodeo. 

La Casa Tierra is the perfect place to kick off your boots, pop open a cold one and relax by the fire pit. Make your reservation online today!

Food Truck Championship

Eat, Boogie and Pedal!

Saturday, June 4, 2022

Who’s hungry? The 7th Annual Food Truck Championship will be taking place right here in Graham, Texas. Graham’s “Largest Downtown Square in America” will be taken over by Food Trucks of all varieties competing for the coveted title of Grand Champion and a prize of $16,000. 

In addition to lots of delicious food, there will be live music, an artwalk, children’s activities and our annual Possum Pedal Bike Ride!

La Casa Tierra is the perfect place for family and friends to unwind after a day of fun. Take a soak in the hot tub. Roast marshmallows around the fire pit. Have a drink in the well-lit furnished gazebo. Make your reservation online today!

Crawfish and Cannons

Cannons, Crawfish and Run!

Saturday, April 9th, 2022

Come on out to Fort Belknap and enjoy their 6th annual Crawfish and Cannons event! They will have a live crawfish boil, cannon firing on the hour, children’s activities, farmers market vendors, armadillo races, and live music! It’s a wonderful event the whole family will love!

La Casa Tierra is the perfect place to relax after a day of festivities! Kick back in the hot tub. Spin yarns around the fire pit. Do a little catch and release fishing in the on-site pond. Make your reservation today!

We’re in High Cotton

Made in the USA

We found the most charming source for linens … in Georgia! (It’s ok — they sent troops to help us in the Texas Revolution.)  Take a look at  Southern Drawl Cotton from Omega, Georgia. Theirs is a “field to fabric” story that is well worth the read. Made in America.

Old farming companies working together, combining decades of experience to produce a quality product that both offers a restful night’s sleep (or linens for the kitchen and bath) and supports the American farmer. It’s too bad we couldn’t have this blog post set to music; imagine Lee Greenwood singing … “I am proud to be an American.”

Comanche Country

The Elm Creek Raid

Just 12 miles Northwest of La Casa Tierra is the site of a horrific Indian raid, historically referred to as the Elm Creek Raid. About six-hundred Kiowa and Comanche raided a settlement located on Elm Creek where it empties into the Brazos River. It was October 13, 1864. Black frontiersman and former slave named Britt Johnson lived there with his family. He was in nearby Weatherford on the fateful day that his wife and two children were taken by the Indians.

The story of Johnson’s persistent search for his family among the Comanche has been eloquently written by a Graham native (pictured below), COL (Ret) Alan Clark Huffines. The book is Killed By Indians 1871. We don’t want to spoil the story for you, but you can find Huffines’ book in the library at La Casa Tierra, or for sale at Pratt’s Books on the square in Graham.

Look for local historical markers of the raid location, the grave of Britt Johnson (killed by Indians in 1871), and one commemorating Millie Durgan.

A side note about the story of Britt Johnson and the search for his family among the Comanches …
“The Searchers” was an iconic western movie produced in 1956 and starring John Wayne. It’s based on a book by Alan LeMay called The Searchers. Some say that LeMay’s book was loosely based on the story of Cynthia Ann Parker — but others believe that it actually more closely followed the story of Britt Johnson and the Elm Creek Raid.

Cheyenne Shoots

Photos Extraordinaire

We were thrilled to have the talented photographer, Cheyenne, from Wuthrich Photography & Design, photograph our luxury property rental! She does a phenomenal job and offers her services for portraits, weddings and custom T-shirts.

Below are a few shots of La Casa Tierra decor taken by Cheyenne. All of the gallery photos on our website are the work of Wuthrich Photography & Design, but please visit her own website to see other work in a variety of subjects and settings.

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Things to Do

Fort Belknap

Historic US Army fort built to protect the Texas frontier. Troops pursued raiding bands of Indians, allowing for settlement of the area. Fort Belknap played a role in the Butterfield Overland Stage route. See restored buildings, grape arbor and museum.

Brazos on the Fly

Catering to all anglers! Guided fishing trips with Will are unforgettable. All ages are welcome. Find out about Hog Island skiff trips, wading trips and more. This adventure will be about more than just fishing!
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Old Post Office

This National Register Historic Building in the center of the town square is now home to a museum and art center (POPMAC). Art exhibits rotate and they host or sponsor several annual community events. Admission is free.
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Graham, Young County & Local Area

For more things to do in Graham, see VisitGrahamTexas website and also their Facebook page. There’s a Shop/Play section of Where Texas Comes Home also. What a Trip with Nancy D. Brown has a nice page about what to do in the local area. We mentioned the Graham Drive-In Theatre, right? Enjoy boating and water recreation at Lake Graham, Lake Eddleman or nearby Possum Kingdom State Park.

How DID Possum Kingdom get that name, anyway?

One story about why the lake is called Possum Kingdom began when a peddler named Ike Sablosky came to Texas in 1906. This salesman had come to Texas from Pennsylvania and Indiana to regain his health. Mineral Wells at the time was famous as a health spa and Ike came to recuperate. While living in Mineral Wells, Ike saw an opportunity to get into the hide and fur business as the Palo Pinto hills were a paradise for raccoon, possum, and fur bearing critters. Mr. Sablosky’s best source of supply for possum hides came from cedar choppers and hunters up in Northwest Palo Pinto County. Ike called his best suppliers “the boys from Possum Kingdom”. The name grew more and more popular and the area became known as Possum Kingdom. Mr. Sablosky moved to Dallas and became a millionaire in the insurance business. He once owned the Dallas baseball team of the old Texas League. After he died at age 82, most of his wealth was given to charities.

Story by Kevin D. VanDuser as published in PK Journal.

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Where to Shop

Pratt’s Books

Specializing in out-of-print, scarce, eclectic and occasionally new books. Selections in Texas History, Americana and Children’s Books bring customers from far and wide. Pratt’s is an adventure!
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Boaz Department Store

Celebrating 100 years on the square in Graham in 2021! Step back in time when you walk through the doors! Apparel, footwear and accessories for men and women.
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Crazy Cora’s Emporium

The old Young County Jail has been converted by Cora Barker and now houses mini-shops offering jewelry, antiques, collectables, home decor, snacks and lots more.
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And there’s more!

Look for The Tattered Pearl on 4th Street and Pistols & Petticoats on Elm Street for women’s clothing. We’ll be posting more places to shop as we find them. Southern Charm of South Bend has gifts and collectibles, and Loving Naturals is a country store and artisan market. Read about them on the “Eat” page!

Bring your Camera!

The downtown especially is quite picturesque, with old buildings, painted murals and the lovely town square. The area was first settled in 1871, when two Graham brothers moved from Kentucky to Texas after the Civil War. That same year, the Warren Wagon Train Raid occurred a few miles north of the city. Graham was established in 1872 with purchase of a local saltworks. The original town newspaper, The Leader, is still in existence today! Find out more about Graham and Young County on Wikipedia.