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Historic Hideaway, Hill Country Views, Pets Welcome, Close to Eats & Drinks!

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Last updated: 08/29/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

San Antonio cottage description

Welcome to the Menger Klar Reynolds Ranch! Our BIG Cottage (sleeps 6) is a welcoming limestone castle with hill country views from the elegant front porch. Inside, the spacious living room has gracious stone fireplace & original hardwood floors. A French door leads into the MOZART Room w/ queen bed & luxurious linens. Enjoy coffee on the private side porch. The MIMI Room has a queen bed & lots of natural light. The PONY Room has queen bed, a Ralph Lauren feel & a view of horses. The updated kitchen has farmhouse sink, lots of counter space, dining table, a pass-thru to the living room, bar seating & Old World charm that makes cooking a social activity! The European bath has spacious shower & exposed limestone walls. The large patio w/ fire pit, dining table & conversation seating.~ Hill country views, oak trees, tree swing, hammock. Starbuck, the Concierge Pony, greets you each day! Check out our CARRIAGE HOUSE, too! A quaint cottage w/ open floor plan, queen bed, concrete floors, spacious bath, full kitchen, dining and entertainment areas, exquisite exposed limestone walls, treed views out every window. Check it out @ vrbo.com/401196! Visit us at www.mengercottages.com.


Family Home Recaptured, Now Shared with Others: In 1919, my great-grandfather, Erich Menger, and his brother Rudolph, purchased 560 acres in the hill country. In 1922, Erich and his wife, Lydia, bought Rudolph’s share and built a charming rock cottage. My great-grandparents raised registered Angora goats, cattle and sheep, and ran a dairy. Together, they spent nearly 30 years at the ranch. During my childhood, our family harvested our Christmas trees, camped, hunted and gathered for picnics with extended family at the ranch. We swam in the cistern full of fresh rainwater or we rode on the tailgate down to the pool made by a dam in the Helotes Creek. But in 1973, our family sold the property. I vowed that someday I would buy the ranch back. In 2000, my sister drove past and saw the sale sign. Most of the land had been subdivided but the remaining 7 acres contained the original ranch house, a smaller cottage, carriage house and barns. In December 2000, my husband and I fulfilled my dream of recovering the ranch!

People come to our cottage to be close to Fiesta Texas, SeaWorld, UTSA and other major attractions but other types of people who love our place include historians, architects, authors, novelists, naturalists, bird watchers, bicyclists, botanists, conservationists, horse people and tree lovers. Which might you be or become after you visit our magical place?

Check out our other San Antonio cottages:
Carriage House www.vrbo.com/401196
Craftsman Haus www.homeaway.com/3589618

Hospitality a Menger-Klar Family Tradition: For more than 100 years, my family has been known in San Antonio for their hospitality and generosity. One ancestor, Rudolph Menger and his wife, Babette, along with his in-laws, William Menger (a different line of the Menger family) operated the famous Menger Hotel. My great-grandfather, Emil Klar, was a butcher who specalized in home-killed meats and “the sausage with a flavor.” Opi, as he was known in the German tradition, gave meat to hungry neighbors during the Great Depression until he could no longer run his business. My grandfather, Roland Klar, along with my grandmother, Floy (nee Menger) Klar, brewed homemade beer to share with their salon of many friends. Today, my cousin Erich Menger is one of the most sought-after caterers in town. Now my husband and I continue that tradition of hospitality with executive and vacation rentals of our historic family properties known as the Menger Cottages. Willkommen!

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome
          • Pets Considered
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Events Allowed

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          Entertainment

          • Books
          • Books For Adults
          • Books For Kids
          • Games
          • Television
          • Satellite / Cable

          Theme

          • Family
          • Romantic
          • Away From It All
          • Historic

          Attractions

          • Botanical Garden
          • Churches
          • Cinemas
          • Museums
          • Playground
          • Recreation Center
          • Theme Parks
          • Restaurants

          Leisure Activities

          • Walking
          • Antiquing
          • Horseback Riding
          • Scenic Drives
          • Bird Watching
          • Wildlife Viewing

          local services and businesses

          • Groceries
          • Hospital
          • Babysitter
          • Massage Therapist
          • Medical Services
          • Fitness Center
          • ATM/Bank

          Location Type

          • Mountain
          • Rural

          sports and adventure activities

          • Cycling
          • Golf
          • Water Skiing
          • Equestrian Events
          • Hiking

          catering options

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Dining

              • Dining Area
              • Child's Highchair
              • Seating for 4 people

              General

              • Hair Dryer
              • Wood Fireplace
              • Washing Machine
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Fireplace
              • Sofa Bed
              • Air Conditioning
              • Heating
              • Linens Provided
              • Activities Guide
              • Ceiling Fans
              • Firewood
              • Laundry Soap
              • Local Activities Guide
              • Local Maps
              • Paper Towels
              • Shampoo
              • Basic Soaps
              • Toilet Paper
              • Internet
              • Towels Provided
              • Wireless Internet
              • Iron & Board
              • Parking

              Kitchen

              • Stove
              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Dishwasher
              • Refrigerator
              • Oven
              • Microwave
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Coffee Maker
              • Toaster
              • 4 Ring Stove
              • Coffee Grinder
              • Pantry Items

              Outside

              • Deck / Patio
              • Lanai / Gazebo
              • Patio
              • Porch / Veranda
              • Lawn / Garden
              • Terrace
              • Barbecue
               

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              2 night min stay
              $150 $175
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              • Cleaning Fee $100
              • Tax Rate 6%

              Cancellation policy:

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              Location

              Car: Necessary

              See our video at http://alturl.com/ap8uo. Shop for antiques in Old Town Helotes or for the latest fashions at La Cantera mall with Nordstrom's and other high-end stores. Enjoy local Mexican food at El Chaparral, elegant dining at the Grey Moss Inn and pizza and hamburgers in between. Check out Floore's Country Store concert schedule where Willie Nelson got his start. You can tour wineries in nearby Comfort and Sisterdale. Take expedition trips to Bandera, Medina Lake, Boerne, Kerrville and Fredericksburg. Nature lovers will appreciate Government Canyon State Natural Area, the Helotes Creek Nature Center and our own backyard. For the kids, Fiesta Texas is 13 miles and Seaworld is just 15 miles from our home. If you're here for a horse show, you'll appreciate being only 9 miles from the San Antonio Rose Palace, 30 miles to Retama. Both UTSA and the UT Health Science Center are also nearby.

               

              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 2000

              The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
              If you're looking for a smaller getaway or if your traveling group is growing larger, we have another cottage on this property called the Carriage House (www.vrbo.com/4011960). The Carriage House accommodates two people with a full kitchen, dining area, queen bed and spacious bathroom/dressing room. It is close to the Big Cottage so you can still enjoy together time on the patio and yet savor a bit more privacy and the convenience of extra bathroom With our Carriage House also on the property,


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              Photos

              • The Grand Veranda

                The Grand Veranda

              • The serene bedroom has a view of ancient oak trees.

                The serene bedroom has a view of ancient oak trees.

              • The Mimi Room features a queen-sized bed and a view to the patio.

                The Mimi Room features a queen-sized bed and a view to the patio.

              • The Pony Room has a twin bed and Ralph Lauren feel.

                The Pony Room has a twin bed and Ralph Lauren feel.

              • Our kitchen has a farmhouse sink and butcher block accents.

                Our kitchen has a farmhouse sink and butcher block accents.

              • There are several opportunities to sample wines in the Helotes area.

                There are several opportunities to sample wines in the Helotes area.

              • Outdoor seating areas include this porch swing and rocking chairs.

                Outdoor seating areas include this porch swing and rocking chairs.

              • Sit around the fire pit with wine and friends.

                Sit around the fire pit with wine and friends.

              • Enjoy a cup of coffee on this side porch just outside the master bedroom.

                Enjoy a cup of coffee on this side porch just outside the master bedroom.

              • Our spacious living room has a working fireplace plenty of seating and HD TV

                Our spacious living room has a working fireplace plenty of seating and HD TV

              • The elegant bedroom has a feminine and royal touch.

                The elegant bedroom has a feminine and royal touch.

              • The Pony Room has a view of the horses in the pasture.

                The Pony Room has a view of the horses in the pasture.

              • We offer modern appliances and plenty of space to cook gourmet meals.

                We offer modern appliances and plenty of space to cook gourmet meals.

              • The expandable table seats six; the breakfast bar seats another three.

                The expandable table seats six; the breakfast bar seats another three.

              • The European-style bath features a room-sized shower area.

                The European-style bath features a room-sized shower area.

              • Enjoy the view of the front pasture from the outdoor dining table.

                Enjoy the view of the front pasture from the outdoor dining table.

              • Enjoy a romantic meal of wine and cheese at this bar-height table.

                Enjoy a romantic meal of wine and cheese at this bar-height table.

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              Date last modified - Wednesday, August 27, 2014

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