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As you leave the hustle and bustle of Austin you will literally feel your stress and cares melt away as you drive down the country lane to the house. Watch the horses and goats as they graze in the top pasture, the bird activity from the back patios with Texas Hill Country terrain, or stroll down to the river bottom and hike along the river or fish for catfish, blue gill or bass.
Deep in the heart of Texas, this large, open home was designed around centuries old live oak trees. It is constructed of river rock, picked up at the river on the property.
Georgetown is only a 10 minute drive away and you can stroll around the most beautiful town square in Texas, eat in one of the many fine restaurants we have been blessed with, or attend one of the many festivals held on the square throughout the year.
Pick up a brochure from the Visitor's Center on the square and go on a self-guided tour of the historic home and business section of Georgetown and see many beautifully restored Victorian homes and read the stories behind them.
Austin is a 30 minute drive away, so you can enjoy the best of both worlds staying at Scurlock Farms.
Farm Activities: Within walking distance to the San Gabriel River, Rocky Hollow is on a working 172 acre farm and has 1+ mile river frontage. Relax surrounded in rustic beauty with a clear view of the night sky and stars, perfect for stargazing. In the fall and winter, enjoy the fire pit as you relax outside; in the spring and summer, enjoy the breezes we always enjoy. Archaeology buffs can hunt the limestone river banks for a variety of fossils or the hillside for Tonkawa or Comanche Indian arrowheads. We have many birders stop along the property trying to catch site of the many species we have seen on the farm.
Weddings The patios have been the site of several weddings and bridal photos. Wedding parties have reserved both Rocky Overlook and The Palette Pad for accommodations.
Children are welcome, but toddlers would need constant supervision when outside. The back of the house is on a ravine, with steps down to the lower patio and beyond. There is also a goldfish pond at the bottom of the steps that is not enclosed....moreless
Enjoy the quiet as you sit on the patios and see the horses and baby goats across the fence, deer at the bottom of the bluff, the hawks and many humming birds, or hear the owls calling at dusk....moreless
2 large patios - upper and lower. The upper has seating for 16 with 2 tables and 4 chairs each, love seat, coffee table and 2 matching chairs, 2 wrought iron rockers and table, 2 bar stools, fire pit...moreless
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Aug 25 - Dec 31, 2015
2 night min stay
Rates are based on 6 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
Additional information about rental rates
$245 per night, $1470 for week, $4500 for one month. $20 per person over 6 per night
Rocky Hollow is a great value for a small wedding venue - ask about pricing, family celebrations or for 2 or 3 couples vacationing together. There is no sales tax.
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Our setting will capture your attention and inspire you. Located 10 minutes from Southwestern University in Georgetown and only 30 minutes from Austin, you are close to all the recreation activities you desire.
Rocky Overlook at Scurlock Farms in the Texas Hill Country was the home of renowned Texas landscape artist C. P. Montague and offers beautiful long range views of the San Gabriel River bottom from an elevated wooded bluff. Like a bed and breakfast, but better! You get to have the entire home to yourself..
Deep in the heart of Texas, down a country lane, and on a 172 acre working farm, at Rocky Overlook you will enjoy pastoral tranquility. Guests have said they felt their stress melting away as they entered the farm.
After your daily activities, come home to a peaceful hideaway. Make Rocky Overlook your home base and enjoy all the Texas Hill Country has to offer.
Activities in or near Georgetown include
Georgetown's historic Square - voted The Most Beautiful Town Square in Texas!
Festivals and events around the square - Red Poppy Festival in April, Christmas Stroll in December
Explore InnerSpace Caverns
Swim in the beautiful Blue Hole
Golf one of many nearby courses
Hike or bike the 9 miles of trails
Other Activities on the farm: Birding, fishing, searching for arrowheads, looking for fossils at river, hiking
Enjoy all that Austin has to offer just 30 minutes away
Grand Prix Formula 1
Bob Bullock Museum
Southwestern University and Georgetown's historic Square with its many festivals and events are only 10 minutes away. Explore InnerSpace Caverns, swim in the beautiful Blue Hole, golf one of many nearby courses, or hike or bike the miles of trails in the area, then come home to a peaceful hideaway. Make Rocky Overlook your home base and enjoy all theHill Country has to offer.
Other Activities: Birding, fishing, searching for arrowheads, looking for fossils at river, hiking
Golf: There are many beautiful golf courses within 15 miles of the farm.
Year Purchased: 2010
About the owner: Dan and I own a continuing education company providing CE for the insurance industry. I am also the licensing director for a small insurance company. Dan has retired and keeping up with the farm is now a full-time job. We love to travel, garden and I am an avid reader.
Why the Owner Chose Georgetown:
When my mom and dad bought this beautiful piece of property, they gave each of their 5 children the option of building a home at a location of our choosing. My husband and I were the only ones that took them up on it. After my dad died in 1986 my husband and I began buying the farm. When my mom died in 2010, she left her home and art studio to us. We've raised our family here and made the same offer to our two sons and our youngest took us up on it and built a beautiful home for his family in the middle of the property. Rocky Overlook and the studio are the heart of the farm and I could not even think of selling them. I didn't want them to fall in disrepair from not being used. Both are so unique that I wanted to share them. My sisters helped me and we totally remodeled the interiors of both and the results have been spectacular. It has been so gratifying to share mama and daddy's dream home and talents with others. In the house, I have a notebook of the story of their searching for and finding the property and building the houses. Also, the story of mama's painting and how she became C. P. Montague and a favorite of then President L. B. Johnson. The joy and appreciation that guests have when staying there are a living tribute to mama and daddy!
Fireplace in living area
Living area from kitchen
Kitchen with fantastic view from large windows!
Sitting area in Royal Suite
Dressing area in Royal Suite
Sitting area Country Suite
Large, open living area
View from lower terrace
San Gabriel River at bottom of trail from pecan orchard gate
Evening Primrose in pecan orchard
Curious goats at barn
Looking from fireplace across to second living area
Second living area with queen sleeper sofa and privacy screen
Kitchen fireplace wall
King bed in Royal Suite
Reading corner in Royal Suite
King bed in Country Suite
Large bathroom with oil mural above tub in Country Suite
Dawn at Rocky Overlook
Wedding group enjoying goldfish pond and fountain on lower patio
Wildflowers in the pecan orchard
Horses in pasture
Sunset at Scurlock Farms
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