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Texas Horse Farm with 2 Luxury Historic Ranch Houses and Party Barn

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Last updated: 10/10/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

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This Luxurious Private 40 acre Ranch is the perfect launch pad for F1 Circuit of the Americas, and Austin Festivals, such as the upcoming ACL and spring's South by Southwest. Also ideal for a Romantic Retreat, Family Reunion or Film Site, Rancho Encantado is only a conversation away from that destination city, Austin, Texas. Yet its Unique Serene Beauty makes it seem like you are stepping into another world or Earlier Century. Pop into the nearby Austin scene and then leave the noise and traffic behind as you come home to Rancho Encantado.

Enjoy Bass Fishing on our 2 acre Lake, full to the brim in spite of the drought. Usher in sunrise with Breakfast at the Gazebo overlooking the Golden Pond. Drink your Latte from our Espresso Bar on the Covered Veranda, stroll through the Herb Garden and the Rose Arboretum, or Day Dream on the Amish Bridge watching the turtles sunbathe on Turtle Rock. Mingle on the covered porch or cozy up to one of the many Outdoor Fireplaces.

Drink in the 360-degree view of rolling hills and ponds, grazing cattle, and the prize winning Arabian horses of Rancho Encantado. Then watch the sunset from the wrap around covered porches. Maybe it’s time for a barbeque at one of the two outdoor kitchens -- unless you’re ready for someone else to cook it up for you at the nearby Coupland Inn and Dance Hall, home to Country and Western legends. Or drive just 10 minutes for the Best Barbeque in Texas.

Both ranch houses restored to perfection with Wooden/Saltillo floors, granite or hand-painted Mexican tiled kitchens. Cozy reading rooms, covered porches and verandas for indoor and outdoor pleasure. Both houses are perfect for families or couples.

Ranch house has a full country kitchen, living room, and Victorian parlor. A loft lounging area complements the upstairs Queen bedroom. Second bedroom has one double and one single bed. You can rent the ranch house separately for $400 per night (3 day minimum) and $2800 per week.

Lake House, where urban elegance meets antique charm, has Queen sized downstairs bedroom and one large “Bedsit” upstairs with a double bed and pull out beds for kiddos. Can easily accommodate 2 downstairs and a family of up to 5 sleepers upstairs.

Show off your singing talent at the on site antique-filled Karaoke Barn, which looks like a set for an Old John Wayne movie, complete with a Chuck Wagon for a Casual Buffet.

You will love touring the nearby filming sights for movies like 'True Grit',' 'Second Hand Lions,' and the recent 'True Grit.' The ranch itself has been a filming site for a book promotion video.

Also a great setting for spiritual retreats.

* Not available for weddings or large groups.

*Two day weekend package for both houses now available for $1400.

Property Type

  • Farmhouse
  • 3500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Unsuitable For Elderly Or Infirm
          • Wheelchair Inaccessible

          Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12

          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

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          • Bedroom 2: 1 double, 1 twin/ single

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          • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

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          • Bedroom 4: 2 double, 1 twin/ single

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          • Ranch house has upstairs Queen bedroom. Second bedroom has one double and one single bed. (1500 sq. ft.) Lake House has Queen sized downstairs bedroom and one large “Bedsit” upstairs with a double bed and pull out beds for kiddos. Can easily accommodate 2 downstairs and a family of up to 5 sleepers upstairs. (2000 sq. ft.) Floor plans not suitable for children under 6 years of age....moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          Other Amenities

              • The 3500 square feet includes both houses. The ranch house is 1500 square feet; the lake house is 2000 square feet. This does not include 1500 square feet of covered porches and a covered veranda....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Books
              • Books For Adults
              • Books For Kids
              • CD Player
              • DVD Player
              • Games
              • Games For Kids
              • Music Library
              • Radio
              • Stereo
              • VCR
              • Video Library

              Theme

              • Historic
              • Romantic

              Attractions

              • Arboretum
              • Botanical Garden
              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Library
              • Museums
              • Playground
              • Pond
              • Restaurants

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Fitness Center
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Laundromat
              • Medical Services

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Bird Watching
              • Scenic Drives
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking

              Location Type

                  • Rural

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Cycling
                  • Fishing
                  • Hiking
                  • Mountain Biking

                  Dining

                      • Dining Area

                      General

                      • Air Conditioning
                      • Alarm Clock
                      • Basic Soaps
                      • Ceiling Fans
                      • Filtered Water
                      • Fireplace
                      • Firewood
                      • Heating
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Local Activities Guide
                      • Paper Towels
                      • Parking
                      • Parking Off Street
                      • Shampoo
                      • Toilet Paper
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Water Cooler

                      Kitchen

                      • 4 Ring Stove
                      • Coffee Maker
                      • Cooking Utensils
                      • Dishwasher
                      • Freezer
                      • Garbage Disposal
                      • Grill
                      • Ice Maker
                      • Kitchen
                      • Kitchenette
                      • Microwave
                      • Oven
                      • Pantry Items
                      • Refrigerator
                      • Toaster

                      Outside

                      • Balcony
                      • Barbecue
                      • Lawn / Garden
                      • Outdoor Grill
                      • Outdoor Grill Gas
                      • Patio
                      • Porch / Veranda
                      • Terrace
                       

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                      Nov 14 - Nov 17
                      3 night min stay
                      $750
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                      3 night min stay
                      $600
                      $4,200

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                      • Tax Rate 8.25%

                      Cancellation policy:

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                      Last updated: 10/10/2014
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                      Location

                      28 Miles
                      Nearest Airport
                      Austin Bergstrom International Airport
                      1 Miles
                      Nearest Barpub
                      Type Store
                      12 Miles
                      Nearest Golf
                      Shadow Glen
                      4 Miles
                      Nearest Motorway
                      US 95
                      4 Miles
                      Nearest Restaurant
                      Old Coupland Inn and Dance Hall

                      Car: Necessary

                      Our ranch is only a conversation away from that destination city, Austin, Texas, the Live Music Capital of the World, yet its serene beauty makes it seem like you are stepping into another world, and maybe even an earlier century. Rolling farm and ranch land situated in the tail end of the Blackland Prairie, this rural area has a deep history and is loaded with the local color, that has attracted so many Hollywood films to be shot here.

                       

                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 1983

                      About the owner: Both of us are former city slickers from Chicago, but we have been happy Texans since 1971. Gary went to a conference in Arizona in January of 1970. It was 2 degrees above zero when he left Indianapolis and 75 when he arrived in Tucson. Two months later he bought a pair of boots; then in the spring we bought a horse, and moved everything to Austin in 1971. We love our Austin downtown bungalo, but wanted some country, too. In 1983 Rancho Encantado was just 40 acres of cow pasture and farmland with a hundred-year-old house that anyone in their right mind would have torn down. Instead, we slowly rebuilt it, herding out the assorted cows and birds that had been calling it home, and we have never looked back. Actually, we even moved another turn of the century German farmhouse to the property and fixed it up, too. Our 3 Arabian horses and the grand kid's pony/quarter horse, Tuckaho, live the good life out there. So do a large quantity of fish in the two ponds, as you can see in the above photo with son Damon and Grandson Weston, who doesn't seem aware that Scout, their Weimaraner, is also interested in his catch. With Austin as home and the ranch as our peaceful respite, we have the best of both worlds. You can, too, when you stay there.

                      Why the Owner Chose Other Austin Properties:
                      The ranch is just far enough away from Austin to be a different rural world, but it is close enough to take advantage of everything that great city has to offer. The rolling hills and deep blackland remind me of the Midwest where I grew up. We actually grow corn, wheat, cotton, hay, and maize there. I love waking up to the birds chirping. The sunrise on the little lake is a golden moment and so is the sunset against the tree-lined back pasture. Nothing beats breakfast at the gazebo, unless it's cocktails on the Fishing Rocks or a toast at the veranda's wine bar.

                      The Unique Benefits at this Farmhouse:
                      So much of the hectic growth and traffic is west of Austin. This is the undiscovered side where people still farm their land and wave at you from their pickup trucks. The adjoining little towns of Elgin, Taylor, and Bastrop are like time in a bottle, back to a different era of front porch swings, city squares, and friendly faces of people who have all the time in the world to just enjoy life.


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                      Photos

                      • Dream of Arabian Nights in the Moroccan painted Master Suite.

                        Dream of Arabian Nights in the Moroccan painted Master Suite.

                      • A Swiss Chalet right in the Heart of Texas.

                        A Swiss Chalet right in the Heart of Texas.

                      • Time for a Barbeque at one of the two Outdoor Kitchens.

                        Time for a Barbeque at one of the two Outdoor Kitchens.

                      • A Picnic Lunch near the Amish Bridge.

                        A Picnic Lunch near the Amish Bridge.

                      • Cozy up around the Outdoor Fireplace for Cocktails and Conversation.

                        Cozy up around the Outdoor Fireplace for Cocktails and Conversation.

                      • Urban Elegance Meets Antique Charm in the Lake House Kitchen.

                        Urban Elegance Meets Antique Charm in the Lake House Kitchen.

                      • A Cozy Reading Nook.

                        A Cozy Reading Nook.

                      • Antique Kitchen Annex in Farmhouse Green and White.

                        Antique Kitchen Annex in Farmhouse Green and White.

                      • Party Barn looks like the set of a Hollywood Western, and just as much fun.

                        Party Barn looks like the set of a Hollywood Western, and just as much fun.

                      • There's Room for everyone to have a Great Time at the Party Barn.

                        There's Room for everyone to have a Great Time at the Party Barn.

                      • Full Country Kitchen in Ranch House.

                        Full Country Kitchen in Ranch House.

                      • Prize-winning Arabian Horses share some small talk under the trees.

                        Prize-winning Arabian Horses share some small talk under the trees.

                      • Lake House with Gazebo and Party Barn in Background. Lake is stocked with bass.

                        Lake House with Gazebo and Party Barn in Background. Lake is stocked with bass.

                      • Horses grazing near Lake House.

                        Horses grazing near Lake House.

                      • The Wine Bar looking out onto the Lake.

                        The Wine Bar looking out onto the Lake.

                      • The Herb Garden and Grape Arbor.

                        The Herb Garden and Grape Arbor.

                      • Mingle on the Wrap Around Porches.

                        Mingle on the Wrap Around Porches.

                      • Tiffany Lighting accents Library of Classics.

                        Tiffany Lighting accents Library of Classics.

                      • Part of the Upstairs 'Bedsit,' complete with 3 pull out beds for the kiddos.

                        Part of the Upstairs 'Bedsit,' complete with 3 pull out beds for the kiddos.

                      • Take a step Back in Time at the Vintage Party Barn..

                        Take a step Back in Time at the Vintage Party Barn..

                      • Enjoy a Barbeque Buffet at the Party Barn's Covered Chuck Wagon.

                        Enjoy a Barbeque Buffet at the Party Barn's Covered Chuck Wagon.

                      • Karaoke anyone?

                        Karaoke anyone?

                      • Ring the Ranch House Dinner Bell. Supper is on the table.

                        Ring the Ranch House Dinner Bell. Supper is on the table.

                      • The Big Picture. A Sea of Grass puts a smile on our Weimaraner, Z-Man.

                        The Big Picture. A Sea of Grass puts a smile on our Weimaraner, Z-Man.

                      $600 - $750 per night (USD)
                      4

                      4 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 12

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                      Minimum stay: 3 nights
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