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The Gap Creek Ranch- Beautiful Historic Home, Private Lake

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Last updated: 12/16/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

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*Christmas & New Years are still available. Book us for the holidays now.

*Be sure to check out our reviews below! We're perfect for weddings, receptions, honeymoons & reunions. Go to gapcreekranch.com for info about packages.


Travel back in time, amid the comforts of the present at this beautiful ranch house overlooking a private lake on a 270 acre ranch. The ranch house is an architectural gem, combining Old-Texas charm with a uniquely spacious open layout.

Originally built in 1920 by the Martin Knudson family, the Knudsons were part of the Norwegian immigrant community that is centered around Cranfills Gap and Clifton. Many old-timers in Cranfills Gap still remember it as 'the old Knudson place'.

The original 1200 sf house sat alongside the road, right next to the entry gate. Then in 2004 the current owners had it moved to the present location, and added another 2400sf to create the current home.

This “new-old” house was designed and decorated to reflect the look and feel of a fine Texas ranch house from the 1940's. The downstairs areas feature stained wood floors covered with beautiful rugs, bead paneled wainscot, and a unique stained wood ceiling that adds a warm color to the rooms. Each of the bedrooms has a distinct character, (three rooms with queen beds and one room with three twin beds) and the house offers a lovely library whose shelves are stocked floor-to-ceiling with hardcover classics, histories and more.

Outside, the wide wrap-around porches offer a cool spot of shade for sitting on one of the porch swings and looking out over the 12 acre lake and surrounding hills. In the evenings gather with friends and family around the firepit. Far from the lights of the city, at night you'll see a gazillion stars.

While the look is entirely Old-Texas, the amenities are modern and plentiful, including:
-kitchen fully stocked with dishes, cookware, and appliances
-clothes washer/dryer (available for stays of 5 nights and more)
-satelite TV
-wi-fi satelite internet
-backyard fire pit overlooking lake
-outdoor cooker

Bring your fishing poles and enjoy catch-&-release fishing for Florida Hybrid Bass!

With all of this, and more, the Gap Creek Ranch has one of the most uniquely authentic country settings to be found.

The Gap Creek Ranch is perfect for reunions, retreats, weddings and more at an additional cost. Local catering available.

Location note: While the address is 'Hico' (where the mail comes from), the ranch is actually about 20 miles southeast of Hico. The closest town is Cranfills Gap, about 5 miles away.

Local Attractions & Restaurants
Cranfills Gap (5 miles)
-The Horney Toad Bar & Grill (a classic Texas saloon)

Hico (20 miles)
-Lots of antiquing and shopping in this lovely old Texas town.
-The Koffee Kup Kafe
-Jersey Lilly's
-Hart's Firehouse BBQ

Meridian (20 miles)
-The Red Caboose Winery
-Bosque Valley Golf Club (excellent 9 hole course)

Hamilton (20 miles)
-Circle T Arena
-Perry Country Club ( another great 9 hole course)

Clifton (22 miles)
-Bunkhouse Barbeque

Keywords: Historic Ranch House, Private Lake, Old-Style Comfort

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Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Children Welcome
              • Non Smoking Only:

                No smoking inside. Smoking allowed on porches....moreless

              • Pets Not Allowed

              Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 11-12

              Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

              Entertainment

              • Ping Pong Table
              • Satellite / Cable
              • Stereo
              • Television

              Attractions

                  • Restaurants

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Antiquing
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Horseshoes
                  • Shopping
                  • Wildlife Viewing

                  Location Type

                      • Lakefront:

                        House overlooks private 12 acre lake...moreless

                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                      • Fishing
                      • Golf
                      • Hiking
                      • Swimming

                      Dining

                          • Dining Area

                          General

                          • Air Conditioning
                          • Clothes Dryer
                          • Covered Parking
                          • Fireplace
                          • Garage
                          • Linens Provided
                          • Parking Off Street
                          • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
                          • Telephone
                          • Towels Provided
                          • Washing Machine:

                            Available for guests staying 5+ nights...moreless

                          • Wireless Internet
                          • Wood Fireplace

                          Kitchen

                          • Catering Available
                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Cooking Utensils
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                          • Dishwasher
                          • Ice Maker
                          • Kitchen
                          • Microwave
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Stove
                          • Toaster

                          Outside

                          • Deck / Patio:

                            Wrap-around porches, terraced patios...moreless

                          • Outdoor Grill

                          Payment Type

                          • Mastercard
                          • Visa
                           

                          Reviews

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                          Rental basis: Per property
                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          Christmas / New Years
                          Dec 22 - Jan 4, 2015
                          3 night min stay
                          $500
                          Memorial Day
                          May 22 - May 25, 2015
                          3 night min stay
                          $500
                          4th of July
                          Jul 2 - Jul 6, 2015
                          3 night min stay
                          $500
                          Labor Day
                          Sep 4 - Sep 7, 2015
                          3 night min stay
                          $500
                          My Standard Rate
                          2 night min stay
                          $350
                          $2,150

                          Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest


                          Additional information about rental rates

                          Fees:

                          • Tax Rate 6.75%

                          Notes:

                          Standard rate for up to 8 guests is $350 per night

                          Additional guests: $25 per guest per night

                          Holiday rates include up to 8 guests

                          Additional guests: $25 per guest per night


                          Cancellation policy:

                          Policy available by contacting manager when booking.


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                          Last updated: 12/16/2014
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                          Manager info

                          Year Purchased: 2000

                          About: Sandy & Kevin McMahan manage the Gap Creek Ranch from their home in Dallas.


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                          Speaks: english

                           

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                          VRBO #373352

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                          This listing was first published here in 2011.

                          Date last modified - Thursday, December 25, 2014

                          $350 - $500 per night (USD)
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                          4 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 12

                          View calendar: Updated 12/16/14
                          Minimum stay: 2-3 nights
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                          Member since: 2011
                          Speaks: english
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                          • Response rate: 100%
                          • Calendar last updated: 12/16/2014
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