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.
- Cottage475 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Min Stay2 nights
#2 of four Cottages (each is 1 bedroom, 1 bath)
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- Response time:
- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- Aug 8, 2018
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.
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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. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
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
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
Across the street from Rancho Mirando Wedding Venue