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German Farmhouse, 320 Acre Ranch, 2 Hrs Austin & San Antonio

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The Hasse House was built in 1883 on the site of the original log structure.

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  • Pets considered:No
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Property description

Henry Hasse and his wife, Fredericka, emigrated from Germany and purchased this ranch in 1860. They built a log structure on the property and replaced it in 1883 with this stone farm house. The house is built in the style of German farm houses of the 1850s and is listed in the National Register of Historical Places because it one of the very few authentic German farm houses with their original structure intact. It has been completely modernized inside to make it comfortable for modern visitors.

The house is on Highway 29, two hours from Austin and San Antonio, and 6.9 miles east of Mason. It is 27 miles from Llano and 48 miles from Fredericksburg.

Guests at the house typically enjoy walking through the ranch on the two mile nature trail. The ranch holds a variety of wildlife, including deer, raccoons, migratory birds, and all the other native species of the Hill Country. The old field has a grove of native pecan trees. In the north end of the property (along Hasse Creek) is one of the few remaining groves of post oak trees in the country. The rest were cut down to build the original houses.

The fully equipped, modern kitchen allows guests to prepare meals in the house. The proximity to Mason allows driving easily into town for lunch or dinner as well as to visit museums and shops around the picturesque Courthouse Square.

The house and the ranch offer a romantic, charming weekend or getaway only a few hours from Austin or San Antonio.



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Property Type

  • Farmhouse

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • The Hasse House is set in a 320 acre ranch lying along Willow Creek. The ranch has a two mile nature trail for hiking, bird watching, photography, and picnics. The historic Art Methodist Church is across the highway. The town of Mason, 6.9 miles west, contains dining and historic attractions....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys

Theme

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

Attractions

  • Restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • Sight Seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Rafting

Dining

  • Dining Area

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    Wi-Fi...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone:

    Local calls only...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove:

    Duraflame logs only...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
 

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$150/night max 2 guests(two night minimum on weekends & holidays)
Each additional guest, max 6 .. $25/night
Taxes not included

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Owner info

Year Purchased: 1860

About the owner: The Hasse House has been in our family continuously since 1860. It was restored in 1978 by Laverne Lee, at a time when almost all of the old German farm houses had fallen into ruin or been substantially altered by adding rooms, garages, etc. In trips to Europe, Laverne had encountered the concept of bed and breakfast lodgings. The Hasse House was the first guest house offered to the public in Mason County, and one of the few in the Hill Country at that time. The house is rich in local and Texas history. The surrounding community was established by German settlers in 1859. The stone church across the road was built shortly thereafter. Sermons and hymns were performed in German here until the late 1930s. Laverne's mother was born and grew up in this house. She did not learn to speak English until she was fully grown. The current owner, Robin Lee, grew up in Mason and graduated from Mason High School. After receiving an undergraduate degree at Yale and an MBA from the Stanford Business School, he worked for 25 years for Apple Computer. He has two children, a son (27) and a daughter (24), who share his love for the Hill Country.

Why the Owner Chose Mason:
This property has been in our family since 1860. Our purpose is to preserve and maintain it while sharing it with our guests.

The Unique Benefits at this Farmhouse:
The Hasse House is a beautiful and charming retreat. From the front porch, you can see the land slope down to Willow Creek. The German settlers originally got water from the creek, but put the house far enough back to avoid any danger from floods. The eastern exposure means that guests can sit outside watching the gradual changes of the sunset without having the harsh Texas sun in their eyes. Being in the house allows modern visitors to have some understanding of the original experience of the German settlers in this area. The area around Art was a small but thriving German community, isolated for generations from the mainstream of American life. The ranch is composed of soft, rolling hills, suitable for walking. Because of the size of the acreage, visitors can enjoy the luxury of privacy on hundreds of acres during their visit. The house provides a beautiful, tranquil retreat for romantic getaways. It also provides a way to combine working weekends with a novel experience of living close to nature, without foregoing modern conveniences. Its proximity to Austin and San Antonio make it very convenient for weekend adventures. Within two hours of leaving work, guests can be relaxing and unwinding in a unique setting in the Hill Country.


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Photos

  • The Hasse House was built in 1883 on the site of the original log structure.

    The Hasse House was built in 1883 on the site of the original log structure.

  • Living room showing original walls, floors, and ceiling

    Living room showing original walls, floors, and ceiling

  • Door lentel, showing timber from 1860 house incorporated into this house in 1883

    Door lentel, showing timber from 1860 house incorporated into this house in 1883

  • Original kitchen, completely remodeled and modernized

    Original kitchen, completely remodeled and modernized

  • Downstairs bedroom

    Downstairs bedroom

  • Corner stone

    Corner stone

  • This twin front door configuration is a hallmark of original German farm houses

    This twin front door configuration is a hallmark of original German farm houses

  • Living room

    Living room

  • Texas Historical Marker

    Texas Historical Marker

  • View from kitchen to living room

    View from kitchen to living room

  • National Register of Historic Places

    National Register of Historic Places

  • The Hasse House is located on a working cattle ranch.

    The Hasse House is located on a working cattle ranch.

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Date last modified - Thursday, July 30, 2015

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  • Sleeps
    6
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Property type
    Farmhouse
Owner
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
  • Response time Within 12 hours
  • Response rate 90%
  • Calendar last updated 07/06/2015
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(325) 480-2700 (Texas, USA)

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German Farmhouse, 320 Acre Ranch, 2 Hrs Austin & San Antonio

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