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About us

Map of Lake Fork in Emory, Texas and logo of Axton's Bass City indicating location on the map Owners, Allen and Sarah Sheehan, pictured with their young boys sitting on the grass with a lush background Property manager, Mascha Taylor, and a member of the Army Bass Anglers group

Axton’s Bass City has been a Lake Fork institution for almost 50 years.

From the moment you drive in, you’ll notice the changes. The 30-room motel and four duplex rooms and one executive suite have all been gutted and remodeled with new flooring, fixtures, furniture, and linens. The diner has been updated and boasts the best burgers on Lake Fork. Get gas for the boat, tackle and even a fishing license at the convenience store and head on out to catch bass, crappie, and catfish.

At Axton’s Bass City, every effort has been made to create a welcoming, inviting place to make you feel at home. If you knew Axton’s before, come on out and see the changes! We want your stay to be as comfortable, stress-free and memorable as we can. We hope you will make Axton’s Bass City your Lake Fork home away from home.

Meet the Owners

Allen and Sarah Sheehan are the new owners of Axton’s Bass City. To them, Axton’s is more than an investment - it’s a great way to escape the hustle of the city, and take life at a slower pace. And owning Axton’s is like a dream come true. You will often find Allen, Sarah and their two boys out on the docks fishing for crappie and bass, enjoying a burger in the diner or simply watching the sunset from a comfortable lounge chair.
Chase your dreams! As it turns out, they are not that fast!

Meet the Property Manager

Mascha Taylor is the on-site property manager at Axton’s Bass City. A country girl at heart, there’s nothing Mascha loves more than making each and every guest feel welcome and important.  Whatever your needs are, Mascha and her staff are here to make your stay as fun and memorable as possible. Introduce yourself when you check-in and make a new friend. You’re going to love the East Texas hospitality!

What people are saying

 Friendly people, great food and clean place.
I’m excited to see something happening on this end of the lake. 
- Mark S.

What we offer

Image of made beds inside motel room with new, wooden headboards

Accommodations at Axton’s Bass City on Lake Fork include renovated motel rooms, duplex rooms, and an executive suite. RV parking and camping spots are also available. Book your stay today.

Outside of convenience store with ice machine next to building on a cloudy, spring day
Tackle and Convenience Store

Axton’s Bass City Convenience Store and Tackle Shop has gas for your boat, fishing licenses, lures and bait, rods and reels, fish finders, great gear to wear and even snacks for the family!

Delicious-looking cheeseburger with grilled onions, lettuce, tomato and pickle on a toasted bun shown on a dark, teal plate
Lake Fork Diner

Looking for the best burgers and chicken-fried steak on the lake? Our newly remodeled diner features the best home cooking in the area. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Voted Best Breakfast on Lake Fork!