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The Hanging Grape Ranch Lodge

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Last updated: 05/25/2017
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  • Minimum stay:1-3 nights
  • Sleeps:13
  • Bedrooms:5
  • Bathrooms:3
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

5 bedroom, 3 bath, sleeps 14

Sleeping up to 14 people, The Lodge at The Hanging Grape Ranch is the perfect setting to re-aquiant families of any size. Each of our unique rooms offer a personalized touch to help you relax, unwind, & get away from it all. Although we do offer full satellite television & high speed internet access, we recommend turning off you electronic devices to enjoy true nature & each other's company.

"What if we get bored" you say? The Hanging Grape Ranch offers numerous outdoor activities to keep even the most restless of us adventure bound! Catch fish to your heart's content in our stocked tank. Explore canyons, caves & beautiful mountain top vistas from our hiking trails. Arrange a personalized tour of the ranch from "Opa" to lean more of the local flora, fauna, history, & even help feed the cows!

Or better yet, do absolutely nothing. Simply enjoy the afternoon breeze under the shady live oaks in our back yard. Catch a beautiful hill country sunset from our front porch. Cook over open flame & relax around the rock fire pit in the evenings. And then there's the stars... especially the stars.

Like to hike, but not the whole family? Some can hang out at the lodge and some can hike. There are 7+ miles of hiking trails. Part of it is an old wagon trail. There is a 200 foot overlook with 50 mile views and a canyon and road down the side or climb down, take your choice. I also do a ranch tour for $150 extra and you get to ride down the same canyon, feed cows, and take in nature the easy way. Enjoy the peace and quiet of a 1280 acre ranch. Bring your bike. Bring a group. Check out our website at or search "Pontotoc Lodge" on You Tube. Also check out Pontotoc memories on you tube. See what you have been missing.

Want a wine tour in Fredericksburg? Check out Add $200 to their rates and they will pick you up and return you to the lodge.

Activities & things to do: Many guests visit Colorado Bend State Park (San Saba Co), the Eckert James River Bat cave (Mason Co), Enchanted Rock (Llano County), Vanishing River Cruise (Burnet County), and the new rock stacking park at the bridge in Llano. See Internet for information.
Of course a day in Fredericksburg is always a lot of fun.

The lodge is popular with reunion groups, large families, several families, home school families, winter Texans, women groups, and Christian or boy/girl scout groups and anyone wanting a break from the whirlwind of towns and spend a weekend or week in the country. Enjoy sitting around the round the fire pit in the back yard, listening to the coyotes, watching the deer sneak up to see what’s going on.

This is a wonderful place to unwind, but it is remote. There are no nearby stores. Remember you will be in the middle of a Texas ranch. You will need to bring your own food. I do have a butane grill, a wood grill or cook on the pit in the back yard. You will be equal distance for Brady, San Saba, Mason, and Llano. Llano has a place called Miiller's Llano Smokehouse and Mercantile that can make you some excellent meat and cheese snack plates. They have won many awards for their meats. They can make a plate for any number. I can accommodate you on getting the snack plates ordered and delivered. It is great deal for large families or groups that want to stay several nights and tour the local sites. Some of the group can come at separate times.

Since it is so remote with only a few lights glowing on the horizon and none directly it is an excellent place to bring your telescope and star gaze. The ranch tour gives kids an idea of the ranch setting. We feed cows and hear about how they are raised. I also include a history of an old wagon trail on the ranch and historical events that happened in the hill country that really are not covered that much in the history books. I also include some geological history as we drive through several geological formations on the tour. Of course, the information is edited to fit the group. The main reason for the whole tour is to have fun. Answering kids questions is sometimes the most fun thing we do. For more video check out you tube and Pontotoc memories God Bless Texas

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Member since: 2007

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 05/25/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 3000 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 13
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13, Beds for 13

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library


  • Away From It All
  • Family


  • Library
  • Pond
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Winery Tours

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Mountain
  • Rural

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering


  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill


from 21 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Memorial Day Weekend
May 26 - May 28, 2017
3 night min stay

flat fee
Summer One
May 29 - Jun 28, 2017
2 night min stay
4th Of July
Jun 29 - Jul 4, 2017
3 night min stay
Summer Two
Jul 5 - Aug 31, 2017
2 night min stay
Labor Day Weekend
Sep 1 - Sep 3, 2017
3 night min stay

flat fee
Nov 22 - Nov 26, 2017
3 night min stay
Holiday One
Nov 27 - Dec 20, 2017
2 night min stay
Dec 21 - Dec 25, 2017
3 night min stay
Holiday Two
Dec 26 - Dec 28, 2017
1 night min stay
New Year's
Dec 29 - Dec 31, 2017
3 night min stay

flat fee
Holiday Three
Jan 1 - Jan 7, 2018
2 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$1,200 $2,500
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Tax Rate 6%


$50 for each additional night.

Ranch tour is included for $150.00

2nd payment can be paid by check on arrival

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 05/25/2017
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100 Miles
Nearest Airport
26 Miles
Nearest Golf
Llano, Mason, San Saba, Brady
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Highway 501

Car: Necessary

The Lodge is located near the corner of McCulloch (Brady), Mason, San Saba, and Llano counties in central Texas. It is 60 miles from Fredericksburg. 25 miles from San Saba, Llano, Brady, and Mason.

Other Activities: bird watching, star gazing

Golf: All the towns around Pontotoc have golf courses. The best would be Llano, which has some beautiful holes along side the Llano River, and the San Saba course located along the San Saba river under massive Pecan Trees. The Brady course has bent grass greens.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1937

About the owner: I am a real estate agent and rancher. I still ranch part time and enjoy sharing this property with folks who like a break from the city lights, traffic, and noise. When I occasionally travel to the metropolitan areas I realize how blessed I am to have inherited this ranch.

Why the Owner Chose Fredonia, TX, USA:
I believe I give a tour unlike anything city folks will be able to see. The diverse geology, the traces of almost lost Texas history, and even the story that the native trees and grasses leaves us with makes everyone appreciate what a country we live in.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
I give a ranch tour. The highlight is feeding the cows, the drive down the canyon, fishing in the tank, and for the early birds, there is always the thrill of nature in the morning when you never know what is around the corner as you take the ranch tour. Hogs, deer, rabbits, armadillo's, and birds all seem to be out at that hour. Also, I have discovered an old wagon trail. Travel down a trail which very possibly is one of the oldest roads in Texas. Discover some of Texas history before the Alamo and Stephen F Austin. Return to bar-b-que in the back yard under the stars out of sight of city lights. Watch the deer feeding outside the yard fence.

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 05/25/2017

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • The Lodge at The Hanging Grape Ranch

    The Lodge at The Hanging Grape Ranch

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Back  Yard Fire Pit

    Back Yard Fire Pit

  • Gate left in 100 year old fence for Spanish/wagon trail

    Gate left in 100 year old fence for Spanish/wagon trail

  • Feeding Cows

    Feeding Cows

  • The back yard pit

    The back yard pit

  • Tree Climbing

    Tree Climbing

  • Cooper's Barbeque

    Cooper's Barbeque

  • A Pickup ride

    A Pickup ride

  • Fish for Supper

    Fish for Supper

  • Dining Room

    Dining Room

  • Mountain  and Canyon to left

    Mountain and Canyon to left

  • Old Spanish and later waton trail

    Old Spanish and later waton trail

  • The Canyon

    The Canyon

  • The Canyon

    The Canyon

  • The Overlook

    The Overlook

  • Fishing


  • Following the trail

    Following the trail

  • Feeding a cow

    Feeding a cow

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