The Grey House at Lighthouse Hill Ranch - 2,001 Acre Ranch
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- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Johnson City house description
Lighthouse Hill Ranch is situated in the beautiful Texas Hill Country on 2,001 acres. With this much land it is your own private park to enjoy. The ranch consists of rolling hills, incredible 50 mile views, and has one of the highest point in Blanco County. Enjoy the abundance of wildlife on the ranch from cattle, bird watching, deer, turkey, coyotes, armadillos, jackrabbits, doves and variety of other animals.
Rental of any of our houses provides you access to the entire ranch (both tracts), which has numerous springs, over 4,000 feet of clear rock-bottom creek to swim and tube in (and including a unique creekside hot tub and waterfall grotto), 8 ponds to fish, a seasonal waterfall and miles of trails for riding ATVs, bike riding, hiking or riding your own horse.
We have 5 houses available to rent on the property and no two houses are within a 1/2 a mile of each other. 'The Grey House' is a 3 bedroom, 2 bath ranch house with a full kitchen, washer/dryer, central air/heat and great fire pit to sit and enjoy the nighttime sky in the Hill Country. You only need to pack your overnight bag, we have thought of everything you will need to make your stay comfortable. The house sleeps 8-10 people. The master bedroom has king bed and ensuite bathroom, there is 2 queen beds in one bedroom, 2 twins in the 3rd bedroom and the sofa in the living room pulls out to a queen size bed.
The kitchen is furnished with coffeemaker, pots, pans, stove, refrigerator, microwave, glassware, dishes, silverware, linens, serving bowls, cooking utensils, misc. spices, knife block, toaster, etc.
The living area has leather furnishings where you can put your feet up and read a good book, watch DirectTV with movie channels, or head into town and rent a DVD to watch on the television. There is no telephone but there is an internet connection in the house if you really must stay in touch with those everyday hassles!
The front porch has beautiful views of the Hill Country and a fire pit with 'rocking' chairs that you can sit in an enjoy a great fire. There's plenty of wood out on the ranch - burn all you want! There is also a table and four chairs that you can use to have a meal outside. In addition, we also have a charcoal Weber grill for outdoor cooking (charcoal provided).
If you wish to bring your dog or your horse we have accommodations for them as well. Around the house is a fenced area that you can use to contain your dog, and near the Brown House on the property is a paddock with a water trough & feed trough. There is also a run-in and a tack area to keep your tack and feed dry.
In addition, we have four other homes on the ranch available for rental. We have a 3 bedroom/loft with 2 baths that sleeps 10-12 ('The Green House'), a 3 bedroom with 2 baths that sleeps 10-11 ('The Brown House'), our signature home a 4 bedroom/4 bath 4 story tower that sleeps 9-15 ('The Lighthouse') ), and a 3 bedroom 2 ½ bath that sleeps 6-10 (‘The Log Home’).
We look forward to having you at Lighthouse Hill Ranch!
- 1 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
We are a pet-friendly ranch! They are allowed in the house but please keep them off the furniture & the beds. The outside of the house is fenced, but if you want to leave them inside, you are required to bring a crate to contain them in while you are away....moreless
- Non Smoking Only:
- Children Welcome
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 8-10
- Linens provided
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils:
- Dining Area Seats:
- Ice Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Coffee Maker
- Towels Provided
- Hair Dryer
- Clothes Dryer
- Washing Machine
- Air Conditioning
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Shared Hot Tub:
- Satellite / Cable:
- Away From It All
- Mountain Biking
- hot tub
ReviewsWrite a review
It was fabulous! Nice to have decent accommodations in such a peaceful setting. Had dinner on table outside by a campfire every night, views were amazing. Cleaning fee waived for exchange of a few minor chores -loved that! If was closer to my house, we'd be planning another visit. If even thinking about this area, we'd immediately book this place.
- Guest Texas Traveler (Allen, TX)
- Date of stay 03/12/12
- Review Submitted 03/21/12
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, romantic getaway, families with young children, girls getaway.
Owner response: We thank you for the great review! We love hearing that renters had a great time at the ranch. We hope to having you all back real soon.
I surprised my boys (husband, young son and dog) with a stay here. Earned major brownie points! Aside from the workers building the spa and grotto, it wasnt until the last day that we ever saw anyone else on the property--and we roamed all over the place! We explored the numerous paths with our truck (there was a spot or two where hubby got to 'truly' use his 4X4, but you won't have to have 4WD to visit). There are several places to fish. We caught and released a variety---and the water is just GORGEOUS!!!---ranging from clear (you could see the fish swimming around) to a beautiful auqa blue green, plus several ponds on the property. By far the best part was the swimming!!! EXTRAORDINARY!!! Clear water, a cave, a creek, shallow parts, deep parts, built in steps waterfalls, and so so absolutely beautiful!!! My son took his first cliff jump :-) We took a zillion photos and everyone asks for the info on where to book this jewel. We encountered deer, jackrabbits, cows, horses...and such scenic areas. We visited the Lighthouse up on a high hill that is described as the highest point in Blanco County - What views!!! You could see for miles!!! (And once you see the Lighthouse itself you'll want to book THAT!!) There's a small grocery in town, as well as a few joints to eat (we didnt try any). We visited Lyndon Johnson's childhood home and enjoyed checking out the town. The cabin was clean and plenty of room for us. We did get frustrated one evening; we had gone into town to buy steaks to grill and enjoy an outside dinner, but upon our return discovered the owners driving off with the outside bistro set without warning or notice. But we were just as happy eating inside with the comfortable furnishings and two TVs with satellite. In summary, we highly recommend this ranch. Our days were spent swimming, fishing, exploring the ranch and wildlife, sitting on the porch enjoying the beautiful landscape and starry nights, and really bonding as a family - dog included! We sincerely appreciate the owners sharing this wonderful place with us----thank you! We definitely would like to plan future visits!
- Guest camofan (Klein, TX)
- Date of stay 04/15/11
- Review Submitted 07/19/11
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, pet owners, romantic getaway, families with young children, girls getaway, adventure seekers.
Owner response: We very much appreciate this great review! We love these comments, and hope to host these guest again soon. By the way, the spa and grotto waterfall are now complete. You can now sit under the stars, by the creek, in either a hot tub or a grotto waterfall. Also, the outside bistro set is permanently back in place. Thanks for the very positive review!
$260 per night for 2 people plus tax (6%) (2 night minimum stay) $15 per night for each additional person plus tax (6%) (max 10) $75 pass-through cleaning fee* 10% discount given for staying more than 4 nights Advance major credit card deposit required equal to the first night's rate $15 per night per pet stay fee, $25 per night per horse stay fee $20 per day per ATV trail fee (i.e. 3 night stay = 2 day trail fee) Cancel outside 14 days deposit returned less $75 processing fees
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Year Purchased: 2004
About the owner: My wife and I purchased the ranch in 2004 for our enjoyment and for our 4 kids. It is absolutely the best purchase we've ever made. We love going to the ranch and swimming/tubing in the creek, fishing in the ponds, riding mountain bikes and ATVs on the trails, hiking the woods, and just generally enjoying a campfire with lots of stars on a clear night. Because the ranch has one of the highest point in the county, we can see for 50 miles on clear days - and there's lots of clear days in this part of the country. There are 4 horses and 3 longhorns (along with a herd of 'regular' cattle) - it's fun to feed these animals, and our dog loves to chase the big animals (that is, until they get irritated and turn and chase him).
- Primary: (512) 587-9656 (Texas, USA)
Links to more information:
The Grey House
Kitchen at The Grey House
Twin bedroom at the Grey House
Community spa built next to Miller Creek for all guests to enjoy!
Living room at The Grey House
Master bedroom at the Grey House
view from the front porch of the Grey House
a waterfall grotto built in the hillside by the creek
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