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Rustic luxury deep in the heart of Texas

Bedrooms 1
Half Baths1
Space 450 sq ft
Property type cottage


About the property

Secluded 1 bedroom 1.5 bathroom with double clawfoot tub on large ranch

Beautifully unique, handcrafted cottage, on 240 acres, nestled among native Texas trees and an abundance of wildlife. Rustic luxury at its finest.

A writer's paradise, and an adventure and nature lovers delight, Wellspring Cottage is an incredible place to relax and unwind, and yet be inspired.

Perfect for those romantic weekends or just a quiet getaway to relax and be refreshed, either way you will not be disappointed in your visit to Wellspring Cottage.

Wendy Cude
Member since: 2017
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 16, 2018

About Wendy Cude

Originally I'm from New Zealand but I have now resided in Texas for 27 years. Married to Kevin and Mum to 4 grown children, we live on 240 acres of beautiful central Texas land that has been in the family since 1888.

I have been an RN for over 35yrs and have for the last 15 yrs worked locally as a School Nurse. I love to cook or be outside gardening and looking after the many animals on the property. Recently we have become Apiarists and currently have 10 working bee hives.

Why Wendy Cude chose World

This land has been in my husbands family since 1888 and we built our forever home here in 2007. We were both raised on the land and love being outdoors and have a wonderful assortment of animals and pets.

Kevin is an avid potter and woodworker and enjoys creating and building.

What makes this cottage unique

Gourmet breakfasts or romantic baskets are an option, delivered to the cottage via picnic basket for an additional fee. Please contact host for further info if interested. Wellspring Cottage is located on a working ranch, and should guests be interested there is opportunity for interaction with the miniature goats and cows, while hosts are present. Access to the cottage is still under construction and parking may be off site at times, however there is a golf cart for guest use to transport luggage and get around the property.

There is a large one acre pond a short walk from the cottage that has a cookhouse and fire pit for picnics if so desired. There is also a two person kayak available for guest use, but no life jackets are supplied. Swimming and fishing from the dock is permitted, the tank is well stocked with bass, catfish, perch and some crappie, on a catch and release basis. Bring your own fishing poles or contact host if you need supplies.


World Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 450 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - combination tub/shower , shower , Double slipper claw foot tub and separate oversized shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • California King sized bed with plush mattress topper and beautiful romantic bedding. Luxurious sheepskin rugs beside the bed. A small restored dresser is available for personal belongings along with hangers and luxury robes for guests. Soaring ceilings, fan, luggage racks.
  • Books
  • Stereo ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • swimming
This is a farm stay property with many animals on site, dogs, cats, chickens, deer, miniature Nigerian goats, and cows. All animals are very friendly and able to be petted with owners supervision. The pond is well stocked with bass, crappie, perch and catfish, fishing poles are available free of charge. All fishing is on a catch and release basis. 2 person Kayak available for guest use. No life jackets. Walking and biking trails on beautiful wooded property. Gourmet breakfasts prepared by the host and delivered in a picnic basket on the cottage doorstep are also an option, for an additional fee, payable by paypal or venmo.


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Rustic luxury deep in the heart of Texas
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews

The quintessential get-away-from-it-all

  • 5 of 5

Wendy's little cabin in the woods is the perfect get away for a couple that wants to be secluded and relaxed, who wants a well stocked little kitchen, a warm homemade bread with honey from Wendy when you arrive, a comfortable bed, huge bathtub, great shower, wildflowers, picture windows, great front porch, fire pit by a pond, a gazillion stars at night, and I will bore you if I go on. Super clean, and lot's of craft shopping, several wineries, and good food in nearby small towns. I'll be taking the wife back as soon as possible. Oh, and do order the breakfast, it's as good as all the rest. I have not exaggerated here...

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, Relaxing, Beyond our expectations!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful weekend! The pictures do not do this cabin justice! It was beyond our expectations! We appreciated every detail that went into the cabin and was amazed by everything. The cabin was away from the hustle amd bustle of everyday life and we very much enjoyed the peace and quiet. Pleasant mornings sitting on the front porch just enjoying the view and feeding the pet deer. We would highly recommend anyone to stay here!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This secluded cottage is perfect in every way.

  • 5 of 5

This shady cottage is private and peaceful. Any and all amenities are first class. You have comfort and seclusion. The only distractions are natural and of your own choosing.

Wendy is warm and gracious. If it is solitude you seek...this is your spot.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Cabin in the woods was fantastic. No television, no phones, no noise, etc., etc., Great place to just relax and get away from everything.

  • Submitted: May 26, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Outstanding Cabin on an amazing property with the best hosts! Will be back!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I were looking for a relaxing weekend getaway in the Hill country and Wendy and Kevin’s cabin was the perfect spot! The cabin is in a great location, being a very easy and beautiful drive from DFW. The cabin was the cleanest rental we have ever stayed in, looking brand new! The attention to detail was truly amazing, as you can tell they have cared for their property! Once we got to the cabin we felt like we had all of the property to ourselves! We drove around the property and went to the pond and went fishing(they have great bass fishing!) swimming, and relaxed on the dock for a perfect getaway! You are also very close to the city of Hamilton so it was a very easy drive into a great little town for dinner/lunch. We would strongly recommend their cabin and will most definitely be back. Wendy and Kevin are great people and they have an awesome property!

  • Submitted: May 15, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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White Oak, Texas

Rustic chic at its finest!

  • 5 of 5

The property was secluded and the cabin was amazing. The attention to detail was incredible. The setting just promoted rest and relaxation. No TV to distract us from our time away. Everyone made us feel so welcome, including the family pets! This definitely makes our list of top getaways! We will be back!

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: necessary

Favorite places to eat at around the community are Crossfire Cafe at Circle T arena, Central Perk bistro, Wenzel's Lone Star Meat and Dutchman's Hidden Valley. Stop by the Farmer's market for fresh veggies and baked goods. Visit Ramsey's art gallery on the Square.

Walk or ride the 3 mile bike trail that runs through the center of town and check out Past Tyme's antiques and Queen Bees old treasures. Drive 20 miles north to Hico to visit Wiseman's House of Chocolate and Hico Popcorn Works, along with the many antique stores the community has to offer. Or spend the afternoon at Magnolia Market in Waco, just 60 minutes away, or Homestead Heritage's craftsman village at Elm Mott a short way north of Waco. A little more locally, branch out and visit the Veldhuizen Cheese Farm in Dublin where they are making both cows milk and sheep milk cheese. Come home and relax on the front porch swing, and once the sun goes down climb the hill behind the cabin and watch the Milky Way makes its magnificent debut.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $20
Refundable Damage Deposit $50

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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