Up to 7 separate cabins or units: 4-9 'bedrooms', 7 bathrooms, sleeps 12-37
Total of 9 sleeping areas which sleep up to 39 guests in 27 separate beds consisting of a main level and upstairs bedroom/sleeping loft in each cabin plus two separate bunkhouses and an Airstream. Note: Some cabins are optional. There are five (5) additional cots and pads available for kids but you'll have to bring your own sleeping bags/pillows. RV 30A hookup available for $25/day -- in advance.
Pool / Spa
Damage and Incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Children allowed - Adequate supervision req'd for toddlers.Adequate supervision req'd for toddlers.
Pets allowed - Considered but discouraged. FEE applies per pet!Considered but discouraged. FEE applies per pet!
Events allowed - No keg parties or 'Youth Groups'. Weddings <50. No keg parties or 'Youth Groups'. Weddings <50.
No smoking - Not allowed in any structures. No butts.Not allowed in any structures. No butts.
Max guests: 37
Minimum age of primary renter: 30 - Higher deposit required for younger groups.Higher deposit required for younger groups.
- CANCELLATIONS BEFORE 60 DAYS IN ADVANCE WILL RECEIVE FULL REFUND OF ALL AMOUNTS PAID LESS A $500 REBOOKING FEE. SEE OWNER FOR REBOOKING OPTIONS.
- QUOTE INCLUDES ONLY 3 UNITS THAT SLEEP UP TO 16, ADD'L CABINS AVAILABLE FOR EXTRA CHARGE. Day Guest fees ($50/day ea) -- not to exceed max.
- Required WAIVERS will be emailed. Unauthorized pets/guests may lead to loss of deposit. Under 21 yrs should be listed as 'Kids' in the guest count.
High-touch surfaces cleaned with disinfectant (like countertops, light switches, handles, and faucets)
Check in and check out with no person-to-person contact
All towels and bedding washed in hot water that’s at least 60ºC/140ºF
Cleaned with disinfectant
Although guests rarely leave the property during their stay, the quaint town of Mason is just 9 miles away with gas, groceries, and lots of shops around the historic courthouse square, while Fredericksburg with all of its shopping and attractions is about 35 miles to the south down winding country roads. One favorite nearby attraction is the Eckert Bat Cave where millions of Mexican Free-tail bats can be seen emerging from the cave on summer evenings -- about 10 mi away.
Austin and San Antonio Airports are each 2hrs away. Mason County Airport (T92) is about 15 mi.
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About John Gilbert
I grew up in Baytown, TX and then received Petroleum Engineering and MBA degrees (along with my pilot's license) at Louisiana State University (LSU). After spending a few years in California and Australia with various software companies, I moved to Austin, TX in 1991 and started my own business. Upon selling the company and retiring in my late 30's I quickly learned that I needed more activities than just playing sports all day, and wound up with a nail-gun and 250 acres of raw land on the Llano River. Originally conceived as a few head of cattle and a couple of rustic, riverfront cabins around a firepit mainly to spend time with friends, and my wife and three kids -- it's since grown in scale and maintenance to the operation that exists today. Although years later, as a 5th generation engineer and wanna-be architect, I'll probably always be designing or building another 'project' at Red Sands but it has finally evolved to the stage where I can (almost) call it complete.
John Gilbert purchased this estate in 2003
Why John Gilbert chose Mason
To see examples why, check out the videos -- just cut and paste the following links for aerial tours, news stories, and more: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ifJLhda8wbs https://www.facebook.com/thrillisttravel/videos/326478261440777/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q-ktPvut5CI https://youtu.be/ZTOY_RoU47c https://www.today.com/home/vacation-rental-houses-indoor-outdoor-slides-t135936 https://www.wunderground.com/personal-weather-station/dashboard?ID=KTXMASON3#history/s20170929/e20170929/mdaily
What makes this estate unique
Red Sands Ranch is a unique property specifically for guests that prefer an exclusive, private outdoor resort experience in a rustic, natural setting unlike anything available at the large hotel chain resorts. Although expensive, the total rental for a large group is actually much less than a hotel resort stay even before you buy that first $8 beer -- and you won't have to share the pool with 150 kids in swim diapers. The ranch elevation (1280-1400ft) and semi-arid climate of the area offers more comfortable summer breezes and cooler nights than most of the large metropolitan areas of the state. Other than the spectacular Texas Hill Country setting, the most unique feature of the property is the layout where the pool, cabana (kitchen/dining), firepit, tennis, and all the other resort amenities are part of the main gathering area (rather than some back parking lot) while the separate cabins offer peace and privacy just a few steps away. In addition to all the activities, kids are always captivated by the abundant wildlife, crystal clear river, and the sheer number of stars visible in the clear night sky. Come make some memories and experience the real Texas!