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The Gap Creek Ranch is a 5-Star vacation rental & outdoor wedding venue on a secluded ranch, far removed from the city. 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
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
Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Additional information about rental rates
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
Policy available by contacting manager when booking.
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