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Tres “S” Ranch is a luxurious 100 acre estate surrounded by 7000 acres of panoramic hill country. The ranch, located in an area known as 'Chalk Mountain', is a short 90 minute drive from Fort Worth, Dallas and the DFW Airport. Guests are amazed to find their stresses disappear as they escape the hustle and bustle of the city and enter this private country retreat. As guests drive into the estate they have a picturesque view of beautiful wild flowers and prairie grasses. An old fireplace and chimney from a bygone era stands sentry beside a working windmill that feeds a gold fish pond masquerading as a stock tank. Below the windmill are one of two fishing ponds located inside the fully fenced property.
At Tres “S” you will have the opportunity to view many kinds of wildlife such as wild turkey, deer, jack rabbits and maybe even a bobcat. There are 30 bluebird houses on the property; deer feeders; bird feeders; 2 bird baths and a huge purple martin house. The ranch is a great place for any wildlife enthusiast or bird watcher. There are two fishing lakes within the 100 acre property that can be fished by our guests. Lake levels are seasonal.
The two story “Ranch House' has four bedrooms available to our guests. The house is beautifully decorated with western style elegance. Each bedroom is uniquely decorated with the finest bedding and comfort providing our guests with the most restful and peaceful retreat possible.
Ranch House: Four bedrooms available – accommodates 8-10
Second floor: Two bedrooms each with private bathroom, shower, king bed and 42 inch flat screen HDTV.
First floor: First bedroom - one set Queen over Queen bunk beds
Second bedroom: one set Twin over Twin bunk beds and office space
Full bathroom with shower on the first floor is shared.
The office area in the second bedroom is outfitted with two built in desks and accommodates a laptop computer for the executive that wishes to have dedicated space and privacy to take care of business. An all-in-one printer, scanner & fax machine is available upon prior request. WiFi is available.
The “Ranch House” features a gourmet kitchen with an array of cooking items that any chef will appreciate. The dining and living areas are connected to the large kitchen which allows full view of the 'Granbury stone' wood burning fireplace and a 52 inch flat screen 3D HDTV with surround sound.
Ranch House seating:
Dining table – seats 10;
Breakfast Bar – seats 3;
Wet Bar – seats 2;
Round Game Table – seats 4;
The “Bunk House” is one of the great amenities of the property. Children will scream with delight and adults recall days gone by upon entering this 1000 square foot free standing one story structure just steps from the Ranch House. The bunk house has a wonderful screened in porch; teak patio furniture; full size bathroom with shower; small refrigerator; coffee maker and microwave oven. There are 3 sets of twin bunk beds, a couch and a round game table. A combination ping pong/pool table and a 52 inch flat screen HDTV with surround sound round out the amenities. This is the perfect escape for adults and children or can be an excellent location for a private business meeting.
The incredible 1200 square feet of covered patios off the “Ranch House” offer our guests the perfect place to lounge and experience the spectacular sunsets that paint a brilliant orange and red masterpiece on a canvas of azure blue each evening. On cool crisp fall evenings you can snuggle up by the enormous wood burning fireplace and settle in to watch all the wildlife play. You may even find yourself curled up in the down filled hammock with a good book as the cool breeze rocks you to sleep.
Our guests enjoy a fabulous view of the hill country from the expansive native flat rock deck that surrounds the beautiful salt water swimming pool adorned with limestone boulders unique to the area. The pool and deck area also features a rock faced hot tub with fountain and waterfall plus a large outdoor kitchen and bar constructed out of native rock - complete with a large charcoal grill, gas cook top, refrigerator and sink. You can chat with your guests as they sit at the bar to enjoy a glass of wine, an awesome feast and an equally awesome panoramic view of the hill country. Adjacent to the pool and outdoor kitchen is the pergola with an attached bath house and changing room. The covered area, complete with outdoor ceiling fan and lighting, is furnished with a large table that seats up to 10 people. Stereo speakers and beautiful outdoor lighting make this a most tranquil setting as you relax and take in the beauty of the natural rock and hill country scenery. There is a full regulation sand volleyball court.
Location: The ranch is located in a unique area known Chalk Mountain. 12 miles west of Glen Rose – 15 miles east of Stephenville – 10 miles northeast of Hico.
Hill Country, Ranch, Private Lake, Swimming Pool, Hot Tub, Wildlife, Bird Watching, Business Retreats, Panoramic Views, Fishing,
Mountain Biking, Hiking
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July 4th 2015
Jul 2 - Jul 5, 2015
3 night min stay
Rates are based on 10 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Additional information about rental rates
Rates are based on 10 overnight guests - Children are counted as guest
$25. 00 each additional per night (Maximum 16)
We do not do family reunions or weddings - we focus on small intimate groups
When the property is rented - all houses are considered rented - even if they are not used - we do not rent to multiple guests on our property. We can accommodate an RV w/generator. NO pets are allowed.
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Year Purchased: 2007
About the owner: Scott is a retired football official (Field Judge) with the National Football League and officiated in the league for 23 years. He is also a commercial real estate developer and has been active in site selection and shopping center development in Texas since 1975. Sherri has been in the dental industry and has held many different management positions since 1971. She currently owns her Dental Practice Sales and Management Company that was established in 1983. She also has an Interior Decorating Company and enjoys designing and transforming personal homes and businesses for many of her clients. Scott and Sherri enjoy retreating to the Tres 'S' ranch any chance they get to entertain friends and family in the relaxed atmosphere. They have two children and four wonderful grandchildren who also love the ranch and its many fun and exciting adventures.
Why the Owner Chose Glen Rose:
In 2007, Sherri and Scott Steenson were taking occasional weekend trips to the Glen Rose area, visiting Fossil Rim Wildlife Park and simply escaping their hectic city life to the serenity of the country. After a few visits they began looking for a property to purchase where they would someday build a second home. After spending several months visiting the area and viewing all types of properties, this one became available. The ranch had an existing home built in 1997; barn; bunk house; two working wells; an old homestead windmill, two lakes and the most awesome view of 7000 surrounding hill country acres anyone could ever imagine. They had not planned on purchasing a property with an existing home but as they stepped out of the car, they immediately fell in love with everything and made an offer that very day on the full 100 acre package. Scott and Sherri began construction immediately to add all the finer touches to the property that would make it their own elegant retreat. They added a master suite, paved road, beautiful landscaping and many of the amenities that transformed the ranch into a luxurious get away. They named the ranch Tres 'S' for Sherri & Scott Steenson's 'Three S's'. This entertainment paradise has hosted weddings, marriage retreats, business associates, family and friends. It is the Steensons' hope that all their guests will rest, relax and enjoy the ranch as if it were their very own.
The Unique Benefits at this Chateau / Country House:
Tres 'S' ranch is an easy drive from the Dallas Fort Worth area. It takes you to 'serenity' ,' beautiful sunsets', 'panoramic views', 'rolling hills', 'wildlife', 'fresh air', 'clear skies ', 'beautiful stars', and quaint little towns nearby. Glen Rose is twelve miles east of the ranch and is home to a live production of 'The Promise' in an outdoor theater during the fall months. Another wonderful attraction five miles east of the ranch is a wildlife park known as 'Fossil Rim Wildlife Center' that features a 9.5 mile, three hour audio guided drive tour through a 'savannah' like setting with awesome close-up views of rare and endangered animal species from all over the world. Also, the famous 'Dinosaur Valley State Park' is just a short drive from the ranch and offers a day of fun for all ages. Just east of Glen Rose is the Brazos river - a family favorite for tubing and canoeing, if our guests happen to want some floating time adventure. The area has many golf courses within 10 to 25 miles. Glen Rose has the 36 hole Squaw Valley course, Granbury has the 18 hole Hidden Oaks course and Cleburne has an 18 hole municipal course. All of these courses are very close for daytime activity at its best. The Rough Creek Lodge is an option for a great place to take in skeet shooting and release bird hunting - it is just a short five miles from the ranch. Tres 'S' makes an excellent venue for a company retreat - catering can also be arranged along with the many unique gourmet and casual dining establishments available in all the nearby towns. Tres 'S' would also make a beautiful setting for that very special relaxing get together. There are many hotels and small cabins in the area for rental to help sleep the overnight guests. We can help you make memories in this beautiful country side setting. Imagine relaxing and visiting with friends and family in our beautiful pool surrounded by hills and valleys. How spectacular and unique!
A view from the hot tub and pool at the 'Tres S Ranch'
Front porch entrance to the "Main house"
A view from the "Bunk House" walk and outdoor screened in porch
Relaxing on the porch by the fireplace - waiting for the sun to go down!
A beautiful sunset view with the pool in the foreground
Beautiful Kitchen table suitable for ten guests - bar area with stools
The "Ranch House Master Suite" with private bathroom on the second floor
Queen Over Queen Downstairs Bedroom
"Bunk House" combo pool and ping pong table with flat screen HDTV and game table
A view of the giant back porch that faces 7000 acres of rolling hillside
Garden between the Bunk House and Main House
Bunk house with outdoor screened in patio
What better place to curl up by the fire on the porch!
Outdoor kitchen, table and bathhouse
The view from the stairway landing down into the kitchen and bar area
One of the two second floor bathrooms furnished in country elegance
"Indian Room Suite" with private bathroom on second floor
Office Area in Second downstairs Bedroom with copy machine, fax & computer area
The Bunk House - perfect way to have a business meeting over a game of pool
Side aerial of property
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