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Bar None Ranch wrap around porch lit up at night. Great Place!

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Last updated: 08/12/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Mason lodge description

Luxurious ranch lodge awaits you and your friends!

Perfect for a family get together, girls or guy retreat, or even a Romantic Weekend. The Ranch is also great for holding an special event, Wedding. The grounds and lodge have been the site of numerous corporate retreats and corporate training programs for groups as large as 100 participants.
Located on 165 acres of Texas Hill Country remoteness and sliced through by the James River, the Bar None River Ranch appeals to the outdoor enthusiast who desires privacy. The ranch is located in southern Mason County in the Hill Country, outside of the historic small towns of Mason and Fredericksburg. The James River runs through the middle of the property.

In the spring, wildflowers abound. In the summer you can cool down in one of the largest springs in the hill country. In the fall just enjoy the crystal clear star filled skies. In the winter the outdoor fireplace will keep you toasty warm. We are only a few hundred yards away from the Eckert Bat Cave one of the true wonders of the Texas Hill Country.

Watch the sunset from the 360 degree wrap around porch or one of the private picnic tables overlooking the river.

There is a nice pavillion that is great to hold an outdoor classroom.

There is a full skeet range with a high and low houses equipped to throw clay targets. Plus a full rifle range out to 700 yards. We have just added a pistol range. We also offer a deluxe weekend for up to 8 people all inclusive to get your Concealed Handgun License Class.

The James River has several small pools were bass and perch can be caught and released.

Located in the beautiful Texas Hill Country the place is just across the James River from the Nature Conservacy's Eckert Bat Cave. The gate is a waist high rock with a cattle gate painted like a Texas Flag. The gate is locate about 100 feet past the rock corral going away from the river on the south side away from Mason. The property is about 50 minutes outside of Fredricksberg and 20 minutes outside of Mason.

Property Type

  • 2 story
  • Lodge
  • 2200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Events Allowed
          • Pets Considered:

            No kitties, but lap dogs are fine, large dogs can be kenneled on porch or in barn. During cold nights kennels can be brought inside. We have a large portable kennel available....moreless

          • Children Welcome:

            Our children and their friends grew up out here on weekends. They absolutely love it....moreless

          • Non Smoking Only:

            Inside there is no smoking...moreless

          Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          Other Amenities

              • Luxurious ranch lodge awaits you and your friends... Located on 165 acres of Texas Hill Country remoteness and sliced through by the James River, the Bar None River Ranch appeals to the outdoor enthusiast who desires privacy. The ranch is located in southern Mason County in the Hill Country, outside of the historic small towns of Mason and Fredericksburg. The James River runs through the middle of the property. In the spring, wildflowers abound. In the summer you can cool down in one of the largest springs in the hill country. In the fall just enjoy the crystal clear star filled skies. In the winter the outdoor fireplace will keep you toasty warm. We are only a 400 yards away from the Eckert Bat Cave one of the true wonders of the Texas Hill Country. Relax on the wrap around porch while sitting in a rocking chair. Sit on a blanket by the river and read a book while listening to the river....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Radio
              • Stereo
              • Books
              • Books For Adults
              • Foosball
              • Game Room
              • Games
              • Games For Kids
              • Pool Table

              Theme

              • Romantic
              • Family
              • Away From It All
              • Adventure

              Attractions

              • Caves
              • Restaurants
              • Winery Tours
              • Cinemas
              • Library
              • Live Theater

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Bird Watching
              • Scenic Drives
              • Walking
              • Horseback Riding
              • Sight Seeing
              • Horseshoes
              • Shopping
              • Wildlife Viewing
              • Photography

              local services and businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Groceries
              • Hospital

              Location Type

              • Rural:

                The ranch is located off of a typical dirt road. Some folks find the road to be challenging especially the four inch deep flat bottom river crossings. Sometimes the road can be washboardy. ...moreless

              • River:

                James River and a 300 gallon a minute spring flow right through the middle of the ranch. The spring channel is always a chilly 69 degrees. ...moreless

              • Water View:

                The James River Runs right through the middle of the property. Great place to just hang out in to keep cool. In the summer you can sit in the 300 gallon a minute spring chute. ...moreless

              • Waterfront:

                The beautiful James River flows right through the middle of the property. With numerous micro waterfalls that are pleasant to sit by and listen to the water pass down the river....moreless

              • Town:

                Fredricksburg and Mason are an easy drive from the property...moreless

              sports and adventure activities

              • Hunting Big Game
              • Hunting Small Game
              • Tennis
              • Fishing
              • Mountain Biking
              • Fly Fishing
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Golf
              • Snorkeling
              • Swimming
              • Hunting
              • Cycling
              • Hiking

              catering options

                  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

                  Dining

                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 6 people

                  forms of payment

                      • Accept Credit Card

                      General

                      • Telephone
                      • Heating
                      • Ceiling Fans
                      • Water Cooler
                      • Laundry Soap
                      • Basic Soaps
                      • Toilet Paper
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Washing Machine
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Parking
                      • Parking Off Street
                      • Thermos Bottle
                      • Mobile Phone:

                        Phone service is available ...moreless

                      • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

                        Plenty of room ...moreless

                      • Wood Fireplace:

                        (2) 1 inside and 1 outside. ...moreless

                      • Split-System Air Conditioning
                      • Ducted Heating
                      • Living Area
                      • Fireplace:

                        Firewood provided November thru March...moreless

                      • Living Room:

                        With fireplace* Firewood provided November thru March...moreless

                      • Air Conditioning:

                        Upstairs and downstair units...moreless

                      • Linens Provided:

                        Tommy Bahama sheets in bedrooms...moreless

                      • Internet

                      Kitchen

                      • Kitchen:

                        4 Burner Stove, Microwave, Pots Pans, Griddle, Coffe Pot,...moreless

                      • Dishes & Utensils
                      • Cooking Utensils
                      • Coffee Maker
                      • Grill
                      • 4 Ring Stove
                      • Coffee Grinder
                      • Ice Maker
                      • Lobster Pot
                      • Pantry Items
                      • Stove
                      • Dishwasher
                      • Refrigerator:

                        Refigerator, Freezer with ice maker....moreless

                      • Freezer
                      • Oven
                      • Microwave
                      • Stove:

                        4 Top...moreless

                      Outside

                      • Outdoor Grill:

                        Bar b que Pit Charcoal not provided. Firewood can be picked up on property (dead fall.)...moreless

                      • Binoculars
                      • Barbecue
                      • Porch / Veranda
                      • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
                      • Walkway To Water
                      • Wood Deck
                      • Deck / Patio:

                        1600 sg feet of wrap around porch...moreless

                      Payment Type

                      • Visa
                      • Mastercard
                       

                      Reviews

                      Write a review 4.9
                      from 15 traveler reviews
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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Labor Day
                      Aug 29 - Sep 1, 2014
                      3 night min stay
                      $525 $525
                      Fri, Sat, Sun
                      Regular Season
                      Sep 2 - Nov 25, 2014
                      2 night min stay
                      $375 $425
                      Fri, Sat
                      Thanksgiving
                      Nov 26 - Nov 30, 2014
                      4 night min stay
                      $625
                      Regular Season
                      Dec 1 - Dec 18, 2014
                      2 night min stay
                      $375 $425
                      Fri, Sat
                      Christmas New Year High Season
                      Dec 19 - Jan 3, 2015
                      3 night min stay
                      $625
                      Regular Season
                      Jan 5 - Mar 1, 2015
                      2 night min stay
                      $375 $425
                      Fri, Sat
                      Wildflowers Weddings Spring Br
                      Mar 2 - May 10, 2015
                      2 night min stay
                      $425 $495
                      Fri, Sat
                      My Standard Rate
                      2 night min stay
                      $375

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees and Rental Conditions:

                      • Late Checkout $50
                      • Property Damage Protection $49
                      • Taxes Not included

                      Notes:

                      Special event rates upon request


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                      Last updated: 08/12/2014
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                      Location

                      115 Miles
                      Nearest Airport
                      Austin
                      14 Miles
                      Nearest Barpub
                      Sandstone Winery
                      13 Miles
                      Nearest Golf
                      Mason Community Golf Course
                      14 Miles
                      Nearest Restaurant
                      Mason

                      Car: Necessary

                      1 hour 45 minutes from Austin 50 minutes to Fredricksburg 20 minutes Mason. 2 1/2 hours from Austin Berstrum International Airport. 400 yards to entrance of Nature Conservacy's Eckert Bat Cave. Located on 'the loop' a scenic drive especially durning wild flower season. Great bird watching and game viewing down on the James River. A beautiful 35 minute drive to the Hill Top Cafe. Milky Way Stars deep in the heart of Texas. Full skeet range and pistol plus rifle range.

                       

                      Owner info

                      About the owner: We live in the Hill Country on Lake Travis and in Kerrville and love going out to our ranch. We hope your family will enjoy it as much as our family has for years. Melinda and Eileen

                      Why the Owner Chose Mason:
                      This property has been in the family for 35 years. The lodge was built for family reunions and family enjoyment in 2003. It is very nice for quite weekends, family/friends get together, corporate retreats, training events when you want to do your own thing and not be bothered by outsiders.

                      The Unique Benefits at this Lodge:
                      A spring flowing at over 300 gallons a minute has cut a chute through the limestone for some 100 yards and makes the perfect place to cool down in the summer even on the hottest of days. Picnic benches over look the James River the perfect place to watch the sunset and Texas stars like no other place. Full Skeet Range In the summer time it is a one minute drive to the Eckert Bat Cave to watch the nightly emergence. Just a two minute drive puts you in Salt Branch were 'Old Yeller' fought the herd of hogs in Fred Gipsons 'Old yeller' There is virtually no light pollution and the stars are spectacular on a clear night down at the river.


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                      Speaks: german, spanish, english

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                      Photos

                      • Bar None Ranch wrap around porch lit up at night. Great Place!

                        Bar None Ranch wrap around porch lit up at night. Great Place!

                      • Outside fireplace with bluebonnets in April.

                        Outside fireplace with bluebonnets in April.

                      • Living room with inside fireplace

                        Living room with inside fireplace

                      • Master Bathroom with claw foot tub and copper sink.

                        Master Bathroom with claw foot tub and copper sink.

                      • Kitchen Area oven, microwave, copper sink, refrigerator, coffe pot, dishwasher

                        Kitchen Area oven, microwave, copper sink, refrigerator, coffe pot, dishwasher

                      • New Years Fireworks out by the Skeet Range.

                        New Years Fireworks out by the Skeet Range.

                      • Skeet Shooting Low House

                        Skeet Shooting Low House

                      • Corporate Training Event out at the Pavilion

                        Corporate Training Event out at the Pavilion

                      • House and Bar B Que area

                        House and Bar B Que area

                      • Master Bedroom with view

                        Master Bedroom with view

                      • Bar B que cooking area during Spring Flower Season. 
Pets are allowed ask

                        Bar B que cooking area during Spring Flower Season. Pets are allowed ask

                      • Amish Rocking Chairs Await you.

                        Amish Rocking Chairs Await you.

                      • Exterior Spring Bluebonnet Time in the back yard.

                        Exterior Spring Bluebonnet Time in the back yard.

                      • Bar Area awaits you.

                        Bar Area awaits you.

                      • Upstairs Loft with full size pool table and foozball table.

                        Upstairs Loft with full size pool table and foozball table.

                      • Living Room during corporate event plenty of room for lots of friends and family

                        Living Room during corporate event plenty of room for lots of friends and family

                      • Bedroom 1 -3 are the same size different decorations. Nice queen size bed.

                        Bedroom 1 -3 are the same size different decorations. Nice queen size bed.

                      • Bar B Que Cooking Area smoker and pit.

                        Bar B Que Cooking Area smoker and pit.

                      • Family Fun!! Front Yard Touch Football

                        Family Fun!! Front Yard Touch Football

                      • Corporate Event a great dinner you can set 8 picnic tables that sit 50 plus!

                        Corporate Event a great dinner you can set 8 picnic tables that sit 50 plus!

                      • Wildlife is abundant deer, turkey, dove, are seen every day!

                        Wildlife is abundant deer, turkey, dove, are seen every day!

                      • Kids rock hopping in James River

                        Kids rock hopping in James River

                      • Pistol Range.

                        Pistol Range.

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                      This listing was first published here in 2011.

                      Date last modified - Wednesday, August 06, 2014

                      $375 - $625 per night (USD)
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                      4 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 12

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                      Minimum stay: 2-4 nights
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