Sieben Salthaus - Comfortably entertains and sleeps up to 12 on private ranch
About April Okerholm
Husband and Wife, aka Total Soulmates and each other's person! She's an interior decorator, remodeler & visionary and never sees problems--only potential! He works in software and frequently says, "I'm just labor!" Since her creativity never stops, neither does he, but they definitely complement each other in every way. Together, they have five kids (4 girls and one great boy): 15 year old academically-motivated daughter & animal lover , 17 year old baseball pitcher & Georgia Tech commit, 22 year old culinary graduate & pastry chef, 24 year old daughter & assistant with the family business & a 24 year old incredibly talented pet portrait artist. As proud owners of Legacy Ranch Guest Houses in Fredericksburg, Texas, they want to share this beautiful & meaningful place with others. Legacy Ranch is a very special place in that each house is named after a parent who had a big impact on the world. Each house tells a little of their story and we welcome you to stay in one of them on the beautiful & private 12 acres. The Okerholm family loves it there and they're sure you will too!
April Okerholm purchased this House in 2018
Why April Okerholm chose Fredericksburg
Legacy Ranch was a dream come true and is an incredibly special place for our family and friends. Fredericksburg has been a sweet spot in our hearts for years and we wanted to merge the beauty of the Texas hill country with the story of some of our family members and honor those who have had a big impact on the world. Although they're beautiful year-round, the houses inspire the magic of Christmas when each house and every room is impeccably decorated the first week of December. Past guests tell us their family memories were greatly enriched when they celebrated Christmas here. The Dr. Okerholm Loghaus provides a cozy and quaint Christmas with sparkling lights and nature-inspired decor. The Sieben Salthaus incorporates its German heritage with Nutcrackers, brightly colored ornaments and more than a few Christmas trees throughout the house. The N.K. Harper Barnhouse holds a massive 14 foot star-topped tree with decorations true to Texas and the house's namesake. The columns of the barn are accented with long strands of garland and sweet Christmas decor you've likely never see before. While acquiring the property, we found a magical sweet spot that we knew would capture the incredible magic and abundant love this place holds...starting in Spring 2020, guests can be married here under the glowing shady post oaks & massive ambient chandeliers in Legacy Chapel.
What makes this House unique
We think you'll appreciate the private gated gentleman's ranch along with the Texas hill country views, wildlife and serenity. For those looking to be married or renew vows, Legacy Ranch will feature Legacy Chapel beginning Spring 2020. Legacy Chapel is a majestic steel silhouette of a country church nestled in a perfect keyhole shape grove of shady Post Oaks which are filled with the sounds of native songbirds. Designed by April Okerholm of The Savant Home in collaboration with Core Custom Metal Works in Jarrell, Texas, this one-of-a-kind Chapel is going to become the enchanting backdrop that your guests will always remember. The simplicity of this open-air steel marvel is symbolic of your iron-clad promise to love, cherish and honor your love. Whether it be at dusk or you choose an intimate night time wedding, the canopy of trees will be illuminated while three 5' tall, 5.5' wide chandeliers provide the perfect sparkle of light. Legacy Ranch Guest Houses sleeps 28 across three historic guest houses on a private gated ranch located just 8 minutes from Main Street in Fredericksburg, Texas. Legacy Chapel can host up to 100 for your wedding day while the couple enjoys their entire wedding weekend on the ranch with their closest 26 friends and family. Legacy Chapel will be complete in time for Spring 2020 Weddings. Bella Chateau, a French-Texas Hill Country style cottage, is planned for later in 2020 and will privately host the bride and groom.
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Please adhere to the rules in the manual.
Smoking disallowed in/within 30' of houses.
We love pets, but we cannot host them.
Minimum age of primary renter:25
Max guests:12 (sleeps up to 12 adults)
NO tape, tacks, nails or glitter allowed to be used anywhere on property. Please respect 10pm-8am quiet hours for our neighbors and other guests.
Due to being on a well and septic system, please refrain from flushing more than the required amount of toilet paper. All other items go in the trash.
Due to wildfires, no paper products to be used for burning and burn bans will be strictly adhered to.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Women for Kingdom Work Retreat
The house is very nice and clean. We thoroughly enjoyed the 2 night stay. The thoughtfulness in providing accommodations was outstanding. We were told what amenities would be provided and they were. It is a place we would revisit.
Thank you so much! You were an absolute pleasure to host! We were amazed at how perfectly clean the house was and how precisely each and every bed was made by your group prior to your departure. We look forward to hosting you ladies again!
We loved the house. There were 8 of us. There were plenty of beds for all of us. Loved being out in the country.
Thank you so much! We look forward to hosting you again!
Ideal Hill Country Getaway!
Our extended family had a wonderful time at the Legacy Ranch. The homes were comfortable and well appointed. Everyone raved about how comfortable the beds are! April was responsive and communicated all through our planning and our stay. I would highly recommend the Legacy Ranch for family and or group retreats.
Thank you! We've started on that chapel now...hope you get to see it next time!
A quiet, clean place
Lovely, well-maintained home that is tastefully decorated and comfortable. One can imagine seeing this home on HGTV as a perfected "after". Lots of space for a family with numerous twin beds, which are mostly upstairs. As it should be, the kitchen serves as the heart of this home with a nice table for gathering for games, talk, and of course, dining. The living room has a club-feel to it with overstuffed seating, and lots of it. Though we were there on a cold, wet weekend, the outside space is very nice with a patio, firepit, and grill. Very handy space for enjoying an evening outdoors. Excellent experience. I have no complaints!
The only unexpected, though not necessarily negative things were (1) it's remote, so there is no TV service, satellite or otherwise and (2) the upstairs access is via an external staircase. For some, the lack of TV is a huge plus as if facilitates family time. For our guys' "bike ride weekend" during the Masters, it necessitated a trip to town to catch golf at a local watering hole, which is only 10 minutes away. The TV craving is probably unique to us, but just be aware. As to the external access, that was absolutely fine for us, though I can see how families with younger kids would be a little unsettled by their kids being outside of earshot - but that could be awesome as well!
Thank you for a memorable weekend. The facilities are excellent!
Wow! What a stellar review! Thank you so much and we look forward to hosting you again!
My parents, brother, sister husband and I found Legacy Ranch to be the perfect retreat for us. We relaxed together and chatted over coffee while enjoying the beautiful setting and each other. All was comfortable, cozy and well-appointed.
It was so great to meet and host you all! We look forward to seeing you again!
The house is beautifully put together and such a relaxing place to stay. It was the perfect spot to come and celebrate my sister’s 40th with a group of friends. We loved it!
Thank you, Lauren! We look forward to hosting you again!
8 minutes from Main Street for shopping, 13 minutes from the nearest grocery (HEB), 22 minutes from the furthest Fredericksburg winery.