The N. K. Harper Barnhouse is located just 8 minutes from Main Street on a private, gated ranch. This stunning barn is the epitome of a hill country-designed escape, tastefully appointed & designed (The Savant Home from Austin, Texas) with quality & comfort as the main priorities.
The outdoor views are incredible and you may feel time stands still here. While you're cozied up to the fire or just sitting on the porch, please take comfort in the comfy adirondack furniture and fireside blankets we provide in the dining area armoire. Firewood and fire starter logs are provided for a 4 hour fire each night of your stay.
Upon entering the N.K. Harper Barnhouse, you may find yourself in awe at the construction, decor and appeal of this masterfully-crafted house. This gorgeous structure is pure eye candy everywhere you look and a great place to gather with friends and family to make new memories. To your left is a sitting area with an antique game table (replaced by a 12' Christmas Tree the weekend after Thanksgiving). The next bay holds the copper top table and 6 comfy chairs in the dining area with Blackjack or Poker table topper. The armoire is stocked with all the chips and cards you'll need. We've stocked the giant imported cabinet in the dining area with a full poker set for Texas Hold'em, Blackjack or any other card game you prefer. There's also Scrabble, Chess, Checkers, Trivia & a huge selection of DVD's if you prefer to kickback and watch a movie in the living area or utilize the Firestick on the SmartTV for Netflix or Hulu or stream your own movies.
Beyond the dining area is a well-stocked kitchen with a coffee station, spices, cookware, bakeware, a crockpot/slow cooker & an electric skillet big enough to serve a large gathering a country breakfast!
To the right is a fantastic living area space complete with gorgeous one-of-a-kind leather & cowhide sofa, chair and longhorn-legged tables. The wall-mounted TV, DVD player (behind the TV) are great entertainment should you decide to stay in. Next you'll find the stairs to the sleeping area upstairs with one of the most unique and well-appointed bathrooms you've ever seen.
Upstairs you'll find 3 amazingly comfy King Beds with privatized areas for sleeping as well as a sitting area. Guests constantly comment on how well they slept here!
You'll notice the interior lighting is very "old school" and at night, it becomes quite the spectacle when sitting by the fire. Then that moment will hit you..."this place is amazing!" Everything about this house is awe-inspiring and we think you'll enjoy it as much as we do!
Legacy Ranch Guest Houses sits on 12 gated and private acres just 8 minutes from Main St in Fredericksburg. If you choose to book the the other houses in addition to the N.K. Harper Barnhouse, Legacy Ranch sleeps 24.
HISTORY OF N.K. HARPER & THE BARN:
The N. K. Harper Barnhouse was named after Nolan K. Harper, who was a father of 7 & retired from Exxon in 1984. He worked relentlessly and through brutal winters from 1977-1979 in Alaska on the Alyeska Pipeline, for which he was very proud to be a part of. Born in Dallas & raised in Freer, Texas, he was a hard-working, self-made man who loved his family but was always an expert in any field he put himself in. He was a naturally talented architect, craftsman, businessman and father. The N.K. Harper Barnhouse honors Nolan by way of his nature: craftsmanship, industry & warmth.
The N.K. Harper Barnhouse was masterfully built in 1890's Missouri. In 2010, it was re-built on this site with added impeccable iron work. The builder's attention to detail included building the barn & allowing it to weather for six months before enclosing it with walls & the metal roof. They paid special attention to the trolley in the ceiling & continued that design with the Edison bulb lighting over the foyer table. The barn showcases oil & gas memorabilia honoring N.K. Harper, an impressive array of iron & metal work throughout as well as an unusual and artistic display of longhorns.
THINGS TO NOTE BEFORE BOOKING:
For Safety reasons, NO CHILDREN UNDER 12 YEARS OF AGE ALLOWED.
All persons in your party must be accounted for in the guest count, no exceptions. Guests found in violation of booking rules will have their reservation terminated immediately & cancellation rules will be exercised. Also, should your guest list change, please inform us of your guest list change(s) ASAP so you may receive a credit for less guests or potentially make a payment for the additional guests.
Within 24 hours of making the reservation, we require the person making the reservation provide host a clear copy of a valid government issued ID of all guests 18 years old and over. Please provide copies of the ID's in the VRBO messenger or text them to us.
We are no longer allowing bachelorette parties unless the group consists of at least three generations of ladies. Unfortunately we’ve experienced far too many issues with bachelorette groups of ladies in their 20’s. When Moms & grandmas are present, the experience is better for both host and guests. Thank you for understanding.
The gorgeous chapel is complete and Legacy Ranch will be hosting weddings (wedding day or a wedding weekend) for up to 100 wedding day guests, 24 wedding weekend guests across all three houses! Please note the chapel is closed to guests without Legacy Ranch staff present.
Until the Covid pandemic is over and potential international travel restrictions are no longer a risk, we will not be able to host guests who do not live within the United States. DO NOT BOOK if you will be traveling internationally in order to arrive at our guest house. You will be required to cancel within 1 hour and your reservation will be refunded 100%. NO INTERNATIONAL GUESTS.
The front gate is always kept closed for your privacy and security. Prior to check in, you will receive the gate code. Additionally, each house has it's own access code which you will receive prior to check-in.
UPDATE 12/30/18- Please take no offense, but each paragraph below is a result of a prior incident or situation from prior reservations. We apologize in advance for the lengthy rules we didn’t think we’d have to consider or share with future guests:
NUMBER OF GUESTS/SLEEPING ARRANGEMENTS: We are usually on property. Do not make your stay with us awkward for everyone and book for an inaccurate number of guests. It is not a victimless occurrence. We, the property owners, know the limits of our utilities for both water well pressure and septic system drainage, not to mention the comfort accommodations deserving by each member of your party. For sanitary reasons, no guests are to sleep anywhere other than on beds (no sofa sleeping). Any guests found to be violating the booking number by hosting more people than what the reservation was made for will be escorted off property, the listing host service will immediately be notified and your trip and monies will be forfeited due to booking violations. If at the time of your booking you expected 4 people were coming, but now you’re expecting 6, please let us know so your booking is accurate ahead of your arrival. If you were expecting 6 and now 8 are coming, please let us know as we may be able to modify your reservation to a more accommodating house for the comfort of your group and for the integrity of the property and subsequent guests. If you were expecting 6 and only 4 showed up (which is verifiable), we will happily refund your overpayment.
PARKING: Due to underground utilities, driving or parking on grassy areas is prohibited. Parking or driving on grassy areas just feet away from paved areas places expensive plumbing and septic significantly at risk of thousands of dollars in damages. Repair fees will be passed along to the guest who incurred them. PARK ON PAVED AREAS ONLY.
THEFT/”BORROWING” FROM OTHER HOUSES: We presently have three guest houses on property. Unless you book multiple houses, the other houses and their amenities are not for your enjoyment. Do not remove firewood, furniture or anything else you find useful from another guest house for your stay without our prior consent. Just because no one is present now doesn’t mean they won’t be arriving later. Each of our houses are stocked inside and out in preparation for the next guest. Permission is always required, forgiveness can be given, but requires additional billing.
GUESTS RE-DESIGNING OUR PROPERTY: Under no certain terms are you or any members of your party to assist in modifying our landscape or design of our houses. (No cutting of trees, rearranging furniture for your personal desires with the exception of chairs to accommodate your guests). Any outside furniture is intended to stay outside. Indoor furniture, pillows of any kind and white linens of any kind are never to be taken to be used outdoors.
ADDITIONAL DÉCOR FOR ALL TO SEE: Please refrain from using phallic or obvious potentially offensive décor outside your guest house for other guests on property to see. Party like your sweet grandmother will show up at any given time.
CAMERAS: Due to our Wildlife exemption granted January 2019, there are outdoor cameras on property. Please do not tamper with them, turn them off or unplug the camera components.
LOCATION: We are on a private gated ranch which is an 7-8 minute drive to Main Street on Highway 87. It is inconsiderate to shortchange us on our star rating during your review for our location if you expected to be closer to downtown. We are NOT downtown and our guests continuously rave about the private hill country experience as they preferred NOT to be downtown. We cannot control the location of our property, so if a downtown experience is what you’re seeking, please book downtown.