New Innkeepers at Texas Forest Country Retreat


New innkeepers and on-site event planning team took over this month at Texas Forest Country Retreat according to owners Bob and Genie Flournoy.


James and Jennifer Coogler reside on-site, providing full-service hospitality for bed and breakfast guests as well as those attending special events.


The couple has a special tie to the historic site. On June 14, 2014, they were married at The Mansion on Sawmill Lake, one of two locations at the rural retreat. They fell in love with the property and the idea of helping others plan their own perfect experience at Texas Forest Country Retreat.


Jennifer, a life-long resident of Lufkin, “brings a keen eye to detail and a passion for party planning,” said Bob. James, a former Houston-area resident. “He brings with him the love of gardening, wood-working, and superb culinary skills,” Bob continued. “Together, they make an amazing team.”


“We fell in love with them,” Genie said. “They are exactly what we need to provide the management and care that this resort destination deserves.”


For information on the Texas Forest Country Retreat, or to book a venue for a wedding, weekend getaway or corporate retreat, visit or call 877-829-2422.



Texas Forest Country Retreat offers a variety of accommodations and venues that provide the “get away from it all” destination perfect for retreats, anniversaries, reunions, weddings, club meetings and simple couple getaways.


The Mansion on Sawmill Lake is the ultimate romantic getaway. It was the majestic home of an East Texas timber baron and his family. Built entirely from virgin longleaf pine, The Mansion is an American Four Square with craftsman influence style that overlooks the Sawmill Lake and the ruins of the old ghost town of Manning. The Mansion offers 4 bedrooms, two balconies and a sunroom for complete relaxation and enjoyment.


For those looking for a more rustic retreat, they will love Beaver Creek Lodge – the getaway of getaways. Located off the beaten path about one mile from the Mansion, it is secluded from the noise of traffic and people so you can enjoy the beautiful sounds of nature and just relax.


The Carriage House is perfect for the Meeting of the Board with A/V, Internet and plenty of room to spread out and step outside to clear the head for great ideas!


Texas Forest Country Retreat is located at 156 Grimes-Flournoy Road in Huntington, TX 75949. For more information about Texas Forest Country Retreat or to book the facility, please contact James and Jennifer Coogler at 877-829-2422 or by email at


Lee Miller
Lee Miller was born in Denison, TX and grew up in East Texas with his family. He studied music education at Stephen F. Austin State University taking a job in television on his last day of student teaching. Lee also provides business authoritative expertise to the broadcast industry as a consultant. Presently he is CEO of MSG Resources LLC, which specializes in consulting within broadcast best practices, distribution technologies and media strategy mastery. - - - - - Lee Miller is a well-known veteran of the broadcast media industry with particular experience in leading for-profit and non-profit broadcasting organizations. His career began in Lufkin, Texas in the early 80’s where he progressed from studio operations to creative services and network management. Mr. Miller has since received various professional designations and memberships such as Society of Broadcast Engineers accredited frequency coordinator, The Energy Professionals Association Certified Energy Consultant, and National Religious Broadcasters Television Committee & past Chair. Lee also serves as the Executive Director of the Advanced Television Broadcasting Alliance, is a member of the Advanced Television Systems Committee and is proud to be part of Texas Association of Broadcasters Golden Mic Club, highlighting extraordinary careers in broadcasting. Continued engagement with his community is at the core of his business practices serving on the board of the Salvation Army and as keyboardist for the contemporary worship band at Harmony Hill Baptist Church. Lee lives near Lufkin Texas on one of his family’s tree farms located in the Texas Forest Country region north of Houston. He is married to Kenla and has two grown children, Joshua, COO of MSGPR Ltd Co and Morgan, a Critical Care ICU RN.

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