About Us

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NESTLED atop 25 acres of pristine East Texas piney woods near Edom, just past Canton off I-20, Dragonhead Retreat beckons with a serene allure. AS you step onto our grounds, you are greeted by the gentle rustle of leaves and the sweet scent of wildflowers, inviting you to leave the hustle and bustle behind and immerse yourself in nature's embrace.

The RETREAT offers a symphony of experiences, from breathtaking views of the countryside to the warm glow of natural light filtering through the trees. WHETHER you prefer a leisurely stroll in the meadow, a blissful afternoon swaying in a hammock, or the sizzle of a BBQ under the stars, Dragonhead Retreat has something for everyone.

OUR location isn't just about tranquility; it's also a hub of activity. YOU can unleash your creativity with an impromptu jam session, partake in the numerous on-site and nearby activities, or explore the charming shops and eateries in the area.

DRAGONHEAD RETREAT is more than just a venue; it's an experience. WITH a commitment to sustainability and environmental responsibility, we ensure that every stay leaves a minimal footprint on our beautiful surroundings. OUR retreat is a haven for individuals, couples, and families alike, offering a sanctuary where you can reconnect with nature and each other.

FROM company retreats to bachelor parties and bridesmaid weekends, Dragonhead Retreat transforms ordinary events into extraordinary experiences. OUR versatile spaces and picturesque setting make every event truly one-of-a-kind.

SO, whether you're seeking a peaceful getaway, a place to celebrate life's milestones, or simply a moment of respite in nature's embrace, Dragonhead Retreat welcomes you. COME, escape the ordinary, and discover the magic of Dragonhead Retreat.

WE eagerly await your arrival.

- Jeffrey Lee Basehore, Architect & Kathy Holdway, Innkeepers


  801 Co Rd 4929, Ben Wheeler, TX 75754

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950 Service Excellence
980 Happy Guests
30 Year Of Experience
18 Award Achievements

Our Team

I go first. Of course. Kathy Dowdy Holdway, Owner/Innkeeper. Jeff Basehore, Architect, Owner/Inn Keeper and Community Leader.

Kathy orchestrates seamless operations with her keen attention to detail and unwavering dedication to excellence. Her leadership ensures that every aspect of our business runs smoothly, guaranteeing an exceptional experience for our guests.


Operations Manager

As our visionary leader, Jeff steers our company towards excellence with unparalleled expertise and a commitment to innovation. With his strategic insights and passion for hospitality, he inspires our team to reach new heights.




Trusted Collaborators

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