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Heart Of Texas Hill Country Guest House On Working Sheep And Cattle Ranch

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,100 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 1 Bath (Sleeps 6)

Lovely Texas rock home located in Texas Hill Country on 475 acre ranch. Professionally decorated in quaint Texas eclectic style. Front and back bedrooms include king beds, the middle bedroom has a queen. The living room has a gas fireplace and an antique pump organ, lovely antique furniture and early 19th century artwork adorn the dining room. The kitchen is outfitted with anything needed to prepare meals. On site laundry. Central heat and air, including ceiling fans in all bedrooms, living room and kitchen. Bathtub/shower combo in the bathroom. DISH tv. Internet is available at the main house if you just have to check your email. Internet is also widely available in town at no charge

Take long walks, bird watch (we have resident heron's) fish or swim in creek, picnic, observe wildlife on neighboring exotic game ranch and much more. Centrally located in Texas Hill Country the ranch provides easy access to Austin, Killeen (Ft. Hood) for the big cities and easy access to numerous smaller Texas towns to shop, explore and enjoy. We are also located near Austin Steam Train if train rides are your thing. Miles of country roads are available if you like to long distance bike ride. Numerous Texas wineries are within an easy drive as well as caverns within an easy drive to explore.

If you are into artifacts the ranch has fossils to search for and Indian artifacts if you enjoy the hunt. Want to teach the kids about ranching?? We can do that. Often there are lambs to watch being bottle fed, always a popular activity, even an occasional calf. There is always breeze in the country and if you want to fly kites, just ask. They will be provided. In the city of Lampasas there are two pools to pick from one of which is a free flow spring pool, very unique. Lampasas is also known for it's collection of murals and you can take a mural tour around town and explore the art scene, including sculpture park and also a nature park. Colorado Bend state park is also a short 30 minute drive as is Inks Lake state park and numerous other lakes near by. There is also a local golf course.

More Details

Amanda Wade
Member since: 2017
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 27, 2018

About Amanda Wade

Johnny was raised on this property which his grandparents purchased in 1938. He and his wife purchased the ranch moved back home in 2004 to care for and see after his mother, who had purchased the property in approximately 1951 after the death of her parents, his grandparents. In 2011, Hennesey was born to Johnny and Amanda, making it the fourth generation living on the ranch. Johnny and Amanda own the local archery and firearms store, Nocked & Loaded in Lampasas, as well as farm and ranch the property. Johnny enjoys long range shooting on the ranch, Amanda enjoys archery and Hennesey participates in both.

Amanda Wade purchased this house in 1938


Burnet County House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq ft
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Front Bedroom - 1 king , Completely private bedroom with antique furnishings.
    Back Bedroom - 1 king , Private bedroom with access through middle bedroom.
    Middle Bedroom - 1 queen , Access to back bedroom is through this bedroom.
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • swimming
If you are in need of or desire any services, please ask and we will do our best to locate and arrange them.


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Heart Of Texas Hill Country Guest House On Working Sheep And Cattle Ranch
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews
Dallas, TX

Lovely and Comfortable Guesthouse on a Fun Ranch

  • 5 of 5

We loved our visit to the Blacksheep Ranch! It was a fun labor day weekend getaway! There is a lot to do and see on the ranch and the surrounding area. Our kids had fun looking for fossils and watching the animals.

We set up our telescopes right outside the guesthouse the first night and had a brilliant view of the milky way! It was an excellent night of stargazing. Unfortunately the weather did not cooperate with the rest of our weekend stargazing plans, but it is definitely a great place for it on clear nights.

We visited the nearby towns of Lampasas and Burnet. They are both cute little towns with some interesting shops and there is a natural sulpher springs pool in Lampasas called Hancock Springs Pool. We also went to the Longhorn Cavern for a tour. It was a really neat cave with lots of cool features--smooth marble-looking limestone tunnels, some beautiful calcite tunnels, and a really interesting history. Colorado Bend and Inks Lake are close by and there are several wineries and a couple of distilleries nearby as well.

The guesthouse had everything we needed! The linens and towels were great, the kitchen is well stocked, and the beds are comfortable. The decorations and furniture are an interesting mix of antique and rustic chic that add a fun yet historical vibe.

The owners are awesome, very sweet folks! We enjoyed visiting with them and they made an extra effort to involve us and the kids in some fun activities at the ranch and in their shop in town.

I would highly recommend adding this place to your hill country visit! We hope we will get a chance to come back again soon!

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Loved the house and property!

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying in the house and will definitely be back. It is perfectly located to visit wineries, go into town and go to the state park! The house is comfortable and set up where all you need is clothes and food and you are good to go for your trip!

  • Submitted: May 28, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Killeen (GRK)
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Hancock Park Lampasas
Nearest Train
40 Miles
Austin Steam Train
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles

Local archery range available with your equipment or rental equipment available.

Local bowling alley.

Nature gardens.

Local murals around Lampasas.

Sculpture garden.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Property Damage Insurance $59

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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