Property Info

2 Br/1 Ba • Sleeps 4 • 750 SF

As Featured on HGTV's Fixer Upper Jimmy Don's Cabin in Crawford Texas

or Reserve

Jimmy Don's Cabin as see on HGTV's Fixer Upper on Season 5
Secluded and tucked away behind the cedar trees where the deer come to play and the sunsets take your breath away - Jimmy Don's cabin is the perfect spot to unwind with friends and family while spending time visiting Waco. Explore the surrounding country roads and little towns that make central Texas special to us. Just a short drive to all Waco has to offer downtown, at the Silos, and Baylor and one mile to JDH Iron Designs in Valley Mills. Come and see us!
Chip and Joanna Gaines took on a country-home renovation for their friend and colleague, Jimmy Don Holmes, the metalwork artist and owner of whose work has played a part in a number of Fixer Upper renovations, as a first time home for their son Jake.  Shortly after renovations started, Jake stumbled upon a home in Valley Mills that he couldn't pass up.  With his future in mind, Jake saw an opportunity and conquered it buying himself a sweet little home a few miles away from Jimmy Don and Lori's place.  
Unfortunately, that meant the cabin would be left without an occupant.  Knowing that this striking cabin could not be left to waste, Jimmy Don approached Chip and Jo and told them about Jake's new home.  With their blessing, Jimmy Don has decided to open his cabin for short term rentals.  He is hoping it will provide some serene views and fun nights away from the business of life and open the doors to help others experience the greatness of this Fixer Upper he was hoping his son would enjoy.
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Distance to Local Waco/Crawford/McGregor Attractions:
Waco Regional Airport:  21 miles
Extraco Events Center:  21 miles
Waco Convention Center:  28 miles
Waco Tourist Information Center:  29 miles
Magnolia Market and Silo District:  28 miles
Dr. Pepper Museum:  28 miles
Baylor University/McLane Stadium:  28 miles
Ferrell Center:  28 miles
McLennan Community College:  24 miles
Texas State Technical College:  30 miles
Cottonwood Creek Golf Course:  23 miles
Earl Harrison House and Pape Gardens:  26 miles
Brazos Park East Boat Ramp:  25 miles
Mayborn Museum Complex:  28 miles
Waco Mammoth National Monument:  24 miles
Magnolia Table:  26 miles
Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum:  28 miles
Texas Sports Hall of Fame:  28 miles
Waco Suspension Bridge/Downtown:  28 miles
Cameron Park Zoo:  24 miles
BSR Cable Park:  37 miles
Homestead Heritage:  32 miles
The Dwyer Group:  29 miles
L-3 Platform Integration: 35 miles
Allergan:  24 miles
Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Hillcrest:  23 miles
Jimmy Don News!
Jimmy Don Holmes now has a permanent home in Waco, Texas for his business, JDH Iron Designs.
He has been selling his signs and home decor from a 36-foot-long trailer located in a parking lot near the Gaines' Magnolia Market. Though he also has another location in Valley Mills, the famous artisan is officially setting up shop in Waco in one of the lot's surrounding buildings across from Magnolia.  Be sure to stop by and tell him Hi!
One night stays not available on week-ends, but they are during the week.  Please contact us to arrange for a one night stay or for stays over 28 days.
If you "Instant Book" this property through Homeaway or any of it's affiliated sites, we will send you an invoice for the rent portion of your stay directly from Waco Vacation Rentals.  You are paying for their booking fee on their site at the time of booking.


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We Loved the experience we had at Jimmy Don's Cabin!!! Thank you for a great hospitality! - (Jan 2020)

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Girl's Trip

We had a wonderful time in Waco! Jimmy Don's cabin is the perfect getaway. It was clean and the sunsets/sunrises ?? Comfortable bed and all the comforts of home. Close to Magnolia House, Luigi's, Chip and Jo's home, Waco. Thank you Bonnie! It was nice to meet you Jimmy Don and Frank. - (Dec 2019)

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We loved staying at Jimmy Don's cabin. It was very secluded but still close to other things. The space was fantastic and we were very happy with our choice. - (Nov 2019)

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We had a great time! Bonnie was very responsive with any questions we had. Nice time out in the country very quite and peaceful. Space was very clean and had everything you needed for your stay. We even went shopping and grilled the 2 nights we stayed at jimmy dons. In the morning you look out and see tons of deer in the yard it was very nice. - (Oct 2019)

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Had an amazing experience, I would definitely recommend staying here. Such a beautiful little home with beautiful views! The sunrise viewing is beautiful. - (Oct 2019)

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I rented this for my parents, and they had a wonderful time! They said they would recommend it to anyone wanting to come to Waco! - (Sep 2019)

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Wonderful Country Stay!

We thoroughly enjoyed our time at Jimmy Don's cabin!!! Everything was beautiful and very comfortable! The cabin is aquiet spot in the country that offers peaceful evenings with gorgeous sunsets. Property manager was very responsive. 1000% recommend! - (Sep 2019)

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Jimmy Don's cabin is absolutely gorgeous and the views are incredible! It was so private and peaceful. A little farther from Magnolia Silos and other things in town than other options, but worth it in every possible way. Plus the drive is full of beautiful fields and wildlife. Our host Bonnie was so sweet and extremely accommodating! - (Aug 2019)

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We had a wonderful stay at Jimmy Don's cabin. Being our first trip to Texas, it was truly a unique experience not only staying on a ranch, but also staying in a home that was featured on Fixer Upper. The cabin was very clean and there were so many thoughtful touches throughout the place. We had to report a couple of minor issues that resulted from storm damage and the rental company was very prompt with communication. As an added bonus Jimmy Don stopped by to make sure everything was ok. He really is as genuine and cool in real life as on the show. Definitely check out his shop which is right down the road. Magnolia is an easy drive and is within 20-30 minutes of the cabin. - (Jun 2019)

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We had a wonderful time experiencing the beautiful back country of Texas at Jimmy Don's cabin. It was so nice and everything we expected it to be after watching the cabin redo on Fixer Upper. It was such a treat to stay in a REAL fixer upper! The drive from Waco to the cabin is so nice and enjoyable, we didn't mind it being a little ways out from town. The cabin is fully stocked and we felt we were provided everything we needed plus some. I would love to visit Texas again and stay in Jimmy Don's cabin! - (Jun 2019)

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Check off the bucket list

This was a birthday celebration for my wife. We are big fixer upper fans and when we realized we had the opportunity to stay in a property that had been rehabbed by the Gaines' we jumped on it. The property was just as described. It was clean and well stocked with anything we might need in way of toiletries and kitchen supplies. We cooked in one night during our stay and we had everything we needed. The site is beautiful and secluded. There is a deer feeding station that brought in a bit of wildlife for our viewing pleasure. We even had the opportunity for a visit with the owner, Jimmy Don Holmes, who could not have been more accommodating. As fans of the show we were a bit starstuck by the experience. If you are considering coming to Waco and this property is available I could not recommend it more. You will not be disappointed! - (Jun 2019)

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It was a dream come true to stay at Jimmy Don's! Everything was perfect and looked just like it did on Fixer Upper! It's so peaceful there and so many special touches! Thank you for a wonderful experience!! - (May 2019)

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Gorgeous setting, privacy, easy drive to Waco, thoughtful amenities, very fast response with questions. - (May 2019)

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Jimmy Don's cabin - tucked away in a quiet area, but not too far from Waco.

The cabin was very clean and nice. The kitchen was supplied well with utensils and pans needed to prepare meals. We loved that there were a few "Fixer Upper" books availabile to peruse during our stay. The big windows were so nice to view the surrounding area. We'd love to stay again! - (Mar 2019)

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Jimmy Don's cabin is amazing!!! It's quiet and so beautiful. If you're looking for a little R&R, I couldn't recommend a better place. Any need is taken care of and very responsive. I cannot wait to get back here! - (Mar 2019)

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Amenities Included


  • Breakfast Not Available
  • Dinner Not Available
  • Lunch Not Available
  • Meals Guests Furnish Own


  • A/C - Air Conditioning
  • Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron Board
  • Linens
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels
  • Washer


  • Water Parks
  • Waterfalls
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo


  • Recommended


  • Television


  • 1 King Size Bed

General Amenities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Sofabed

Kitchen / Dining

  • Area
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Spices
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Bird Watching
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing


  • Groceries
  • Medical Services

Location Type

  • Rural


  • Carbon Monoxide Detector
  • Deadbolt Lock
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • First Aid Kit
  • Outdoor Lighting
  • Smoke Detector


  • Hiking


  • Ceiling Fan(s)
  • Children Welcome
  • Events Not Allowed
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Smoking Not Allowed


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
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