One of four cottages conveniently located on FM 32, the "Devils Backbone" -- one of the top scenic drives in the Texas Hill Country. We are across the street from Rancho Mirando Wedding venue. Cottage 2 has a King bed, wood burning fireplace, complete kitchen, and lots of windows! Hardwood floors, tile bath with Jacuzzi, down pillows and comforters, cotton sheets. Access to fire pit shared by the 4 cottages along with 24 acres of our beautiful Hill Country ranch, Canyon Peaks.
#2 of four Cottages (each is 1 bedroom, 1 bath)
- Calendar last updated:
- Jan 8, 2019
Gary and Sherry spend most of their time at Canyon Peaks Ranch, where they manage the land, wildlife, and four guest cottages. Gary is a retired Navy Commander who chose a second careers at Brinks Home Security before finally "retiring" once and for all to the Hill Country. Sherry founded The Newsletter Company in Dallas in 1981 and continues to play a role in managing the business.
Sherry purchased this Cottage in 2015
Why Sherry chose Canyon Lake
Growing up in Houston, we vacationed in the Hill Country, enjoying the cool springs in summer and festivals like Wurstfest in the fall. During my four years at UT, we'd explore the Hill Country towns from Wimberley to Luckenbach and all points in between. One of the most scenic views in all of the Hill Country is a stretch of FM 32 nicknamed "The Devil's Backbone" because of it's winding curves and spectacular views. We were frequent visitors to the area, and always dreamed of retiring in the Hill Country. We looked for 5 years before finding the perfect property. We wanted a ranch with views, and we also wanted a property with easy highway access to give us the ability to add future retail and restaurants along FM 32. When a portion of Holm’s ranch came up for sale in this choice spot, we bought the property and began building!
What makes this Cottage unique
The cottages are architecturally unique, a mixture of old and new with focus on beautiful architectural pieces from the past. Sherry's passion is restoring historic structures, including an office building in Downtown Dallas and a home in the State-Thomas Historic district that dated back to the 1880's. You'll pass by an old blue Victorian house at the entrance on FM 32, which we moved from Austin in 2016 and are in the process of restoring for commercial use. When historic structures can't be found, Sherry builds new construction with architectural pieces from the past. The framing and "bones" of the cottages are new material, and the finishing touches include vintage pine shiplap floors, vintage windows with weights and "float glass", interesting divided light doors, all of which flood the cottages with light. Make no mistake: these are not dark and dingy cabins in the woods! They are four colorful cottages on 24 acres with walking trails and a community fire pit. It's a place to enjoy nature, kick back and relax, in the comfort of your own little cottage with all the comforts of home. You’ll enjoy the easy access to major roads, with a private, secluded, quiet country experience. Pick up eggs from the chicken coop and make your morning breakfast, or just enjoy a cup of coffee on the front porch as you relax and watch the wildlife.
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Just perfect for a quick weekend getaway!
The cottage was just perfect for a weekend getaway for two. Everything was nicely cleaned and well kept. The bed was extremely comfortable! The only thing we did not love was that the floors were a little too slippery but it was probably just from the wood polish used to clean the floors. Other than that I can say we will definitely return for another wonderful stay.
Thank you Alisandra for your review! We will talk to our cleaning crew about the polished floors. Hope to see you soon, Sherry & Gary
The cottage was beautifully built and decorated; so many thoughtful touches with the guest in mind.
My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The property was serene and peaceful, and the cottage was perfectly comfortable and quaint. We loved the beautifully executed mix of vintage, rustic and contemporary. We will definitely visit again!
Thank you for the review. We look forward to seeing you again! Sherry & Gary
It's a great little place with good privacy and the fresh eggs are awesome. The outdoor fire pit is especially nice and the owners provide the wood. There was even a fire built in the fire pit when we got there. The TV is a Roku TV, so streaming only. The internet service was fast enough for my son and I to stream two shows at once. The place was clean, very nicely setup and the owners responsive. The king bed is super tall, so if you have a kid sleep in it, ask for a roll-away bed to border the bed.
There are a couple small things keeping it from being a 5. The place seems like it was built from some new materials, but a lot of reclaimed stuff too. The old floors add a lot of charm, but the windows are counter-weighted, don't seal well. Traffic on the nearby road is pretty consistent through the evening and can be heard inside when it's quiet.
The furniture in the living room looks great, but lacks functionality like being able to fit your knees under the breakfast table. A dimmer on a light or two would be a nice touch, but luckily the owners provided a couple glass candles to help with that.
Overall it's a great little place in a great location. I only bring up the small notes so future renters can plan accordingly. We would most definitely stay again. Thank you for the great stay!
Thank you Collin for your thorough reveiw! We hope you and your son come back soon!
We loved our stay here. Clean, cozy, and charming cottage. My daughter loved the chicken coop. The owners are lovely folks, and took care of us. We will return!
Great! We loved having you. Come back soon!
Sherry & Gary Stevener
My husband and I stayed here to have a restful anniversary, we were so impressed with the beauty of the area, the rustic and yet completely new cottage. We were so comfortable and felt nurtured, the owners are fantastic, and we cooked all our meals in, we really enjoyed it and will be back again. Our favorite part was watching the deer eat at night and the short walk to pick up the fresh eggs and say good morning to the chickens! Truly enjoyed it!
Thank you for your lovely review. I hope you come back to see us again! Sherry & Gary Stevener
Across the street from Rancho Mirando Wedding Venue