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Great Romantic Getaway Cabin! Riverfront Farm Near Georgetown

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Last updated: 04/27/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:2
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Cabin
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

1 bedroom, 1 bath, sleeps 2

Looking for the perfect romantic getaway cabin? Look no further - our setting will capture your attention and inspire you.

Cozy up in front of the fireplace, or enjoy the great outdoor fire pit/dining area, or take a nap together in the hammock.

We have many guests at Scurlock Farms from the larger cities and are told they truly enjoy the peace and quiet in our country setting while visiting the area.

Some choose to stay on the farm and enjoy the activities here, while others tour the wineries in the area, try out a different restaurant each evening, enjoy the live music available almost every night in Georgetown, go into Austin or shop the outlet malls in Round Rock. You get the idea.

Simply watch the horses, cows and goats as they graze in the pastures, watch and listen to the bird activity from the beautiful outdoor seating area with beautiful Texas Hill Country terrain, or stroll down to the river bottom and hike along the river.

Want to fish or learn how to fish, but don't want to bring all the equipment? No problem! Just let me know and I will give you our local fishing guide, John's, contact information. John will come to the farm and bring the bait and all the equipment, then give you a lesson!

Or, if you are more adventurous, help us feed and hold the baby goats - currently 13 of them!; feed apples to Ginger and Duster, our two horses; help gather eggs in the evenings from our free-range chickens; "drive" a tractor; pick something for dinner from the in-season garden (right now plenty of squash and greens); or if your little ones have a green thumb, they can help plant in the spring or fall; have a bonfire down on the wide river banks; or gather your own pecans from the 20 acre orchard in November.

Let me know if you would like a tour in a Polaris. I can show you around the farm, the river, hiking areas, and the animals.

Deep in the heart of Texas, this was the art studio of well known Texas landscape artist, C. P. Montague, and was designed around centuries old live oak trees. It is constructed of river rock picked up at the river on the property. Beautifully and comfortably furnished. New queen bed and quality linens.

Georgetown is only a 10 minute drive away and you can stroll around "The Most Beautiful Town Square in Texas", eat in one of the many fine restaurants (several farm-to-table), or attend one of the many festivals held on the vibrant Georgetown Square throughout the year.

Check out a bike at the Georgetown Visitor Center at 103 W. 7th Street on the Georgetown Square. Explore beautiful downtown Georgetown or the amazing hike and bike trails! Rentals are free!

If you prefer to walk, pick up a brochure from the Visitor's Center on the Square and go on a self-guided walking tour of the historic home and business section of Georgetown and see many beautifully restored Victorian homes and read the stories behind them.

Austin is a 30 minute drive away, so you can enjoy the best of both worlds staying at Scurlock Farms.
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Member since: 2010

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/27/2017

Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 497 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 2
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Non Smoking Only:

    We have guests that are highly allergic to smoke. If this rule is violated, there will be a $200 cleaning fee....moreless

  • Not Suitable For Children:

    No bedding for children....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Dogs only please due to severe cat allergies of some family members and guests. Please speak with owner first....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

  • Room 1


  • Very comfortable queen with crisp linens.

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower


  • Luxury towels, Shampoo, Soap, Toilet Paper

Other Amenities

  • Air conditioning, heat, CD player/radio, boardgames, playing cards, books, magazines, coffee maker, coffee, tea, hot chocolate, muffins, and fresh fruit provided; hair dryer, iron and ironing board, bedside reading lamp, outdoor seating/dining area with chimenea and Weber grill, rocking chairs and bench overlooking river bottom...moreless


  • Television:

    HDTV with local channels...moreless

  • Toys:

    Toys are available on request, along with high chair, booster chair, Pack 'N Play....moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Autumn Foliage
  • Caves
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Coin Laundry
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • River:

    1+ miles of the San Gabriel River forms our Northern property line. Hike, fish, bird watch, or simply sit and read a book as you listen to the water as it flows by. Fishing guide and gear available....moreless

  • Rural:

    Enjoy the quiet and peace as you see the horses and baby goats across the fence, deer at the bottom of the bluff, the hawks and many hummingbirds, or hear the owls calling at dusk. 10 mintues to G'twn...moreless

  • Waterfront:

    The farm property is on 172 acres and has 1+ mile of San Gabriel River frontage. The river itself is not visible from the studio, but can be reached by a 5 minute walk down a path provided, or drive...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Hunting
  • Pier Fishing
  • Racquetball
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Skiing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Indoor dining table and 4 chairs. Outdoor table with 4 chairs...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning:

    New a/c and heat pump...moreless

  • Alarm Clock
  • Backpack
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access:

    High speed Internet provided through Ethernet cable or WiFi. Please bring your own computer....moreless

  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace:

    Firewood provided....moreless

  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Heat pump with heating and air conditioning...moreless

  • Internet:

    Free Wifi...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    All linens provided. Spa quality towels...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Comfortable living area in front of wall of windows...moreless

  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking:

    Parking available in front....moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided:

    Plenty of luxury towels...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Provided through Cisco router with wireless N. Backward compatible to B or G...moreless

  • Wood Fireplace:

    A firebox insert sits in the fireplace in this gorgeous wall of hand laid rock. Enjoy the fire with the door left open, or through the glass door. The fireplace will heat the entire studio, but a heat pump is also in The Studio....moreless


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker:

    New Mr. Coffee ...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    All cookware, dishes, glasses, silver and utensils provided....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Dishes, glasses, utensils, provided....moreless

  • Grill
  • Kitchen:

    New refrigerator with top freezer, new 4 burner electric range and oven. ...moreless

  • Microwave:

    New Microwave....moreless

  • Oven:

    Oven in stove...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Basic spices, some sugar and flour, coffee, hot teas, coffee and filters...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    New with upper freezer...moreless

  • Stove:

    4 ring electric stove...moreless

  • Toaster


  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio:

    We have created a perfect seating/dining area under the sprawling oaks on the edge of the bluff. With a crushed red granite base and comfortable wrought iron table and chairs, it is a perfect outdoor living area. Rocking chairs are under the centuries old oaks, looking down the bluff. There are also a table and chairs, a fire pit and a charcoal grill. The birds enjoy the sunflower and thistle seed kept out for them year round and we are enjoying the many hummers and goldfinches feeding at this time of the year...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Charcoal grill...moreless

  • Small Cooler
  • Walkway To Water
  • Water Sports Gear:

    Inner tubes are available upon request to use at the river....moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


Write a review 4.9
from 102 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$888 $2,675
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning fee $75
  • Pet Fee $50
  • Taxes Not included


1 free night with a 7 night stay

Weekly Rate:$888 (pay for only 6 nights)

Free week with a 4 week stay $2675 month

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Owner's cancellation policy:

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Last updated: 04/27/2017
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35 Miles
Nearest Airport
Austin Bergrstrom International
5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
8 Miles
Nearest Golf
37 Miles
Nearest Train
Temple Amtrac
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Hwy 29 or FM 1660
6 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Chilis, Monument, Wildfire, Dos Salsa,600 Degrees

Car: Necessary

Check out our other properties on Scurlock Farms: The Palette Pad, #322820 and Rocky Overlook, #903120.

For you city folks looking for a relaxing getaway and to enjoy some country living and farm life at the same time, Scurlock Farms is the place!

Old and young alike enjoy helping feeding and petting the goats, holding the babies, feed our two horses apples, help gather eggs from our free-range chickens, pick fresh produce for their dinner from our garden (in season), pick up pecans in the orchard in November, or even drive a tractor.

A favorite of guests is a tour of the farm in a Polaris where they learn about the history of the farm, flora and fauna, hiking areas and the river, and of course, the farm animals. Just let me know if you would like a tour.

The Palette Pad is on a working farm with 1+ miles of river frontage, lots of hiking, fossils, fishing and great bird watching opportunities. The farm was a camp ground for Tonkawa Indians, so many arrowheads have been found.

Don't know how to fish or have the gear? No problem! Just let me know and I will put you in contact with John, our local guide. He will come to Scurlock Farms with all the gear and bait and teach you to fish!

Within minutes of many golf courses, Lake Georgetown, and miles of hiking trails on the farm as well as in Georgetown and around the lake.

Georgetown has excellent theater productions at The Palace Theatre, Inner Space Caverns, Blue Hole blue lagoon swimming/hiking area just off the downtown square, and two local wineries with tours and tastings. Many more wineries are in the area if you want to take some day trips.

Enjoy the monthly festivals on the "Most Beautiful Town Square in Texas".

Cook if you like after shopping for fresh produce at local farmer's markets year round, or enjoy the many wonderful restaurants in Georgetown. You are sure to find something to fit your palette!

Rent a kayak, canoe or stand-up paddle board from Kayak & Paddle Rentals, 512-868-1300 and enjoy the lake.

Only 10 minutes from Southwestern University and 15 minutes from Round Rock Premium Outlets. We are 30 minutes from Austin with its music festivals, UT, and 6th Street activities.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1968

About the owner: Owners are the family of renowned Texas landscape artist C.P. Montague. The Palette Pad has been lovingly restored to preserve her legacy. Dan and I both grew up in Rockdale, TX, a small town 45 minutes East of Georgetown. We attended Baylor University, then had careers in the insurance industry. Dan retired 10 years ago, and I retired in 2015. We love having full time to be able to devote to Scurlock Farms! I am the oldest of 5 and Dan and I have lived on the farm since 1971. None of my siblings had an interest in living here, so after our dad died in 1986, Dan and I began acquiring the farm from my mom. We have raised our family here, and our grandchildren have been raised on the farm. We absolutely love it and feel blessed to have had the opportunity to enjoy this piece of earth. We always look forward and enjoy sharing it with our guests. A favorite of guests has been the free tours about the farm via a Polaris Ranger.

Why the Owner Chose Georgetown, TX, USA:
I grew up on a farm in Rockdale TX and could not wait to get away from the farm when I graduated. Dan was raised in town, also in Rockdale. When my parents offered all their children a home spot on the farm, Dan and I were the only ones that took them up on it. By then, I couldn't wait to get out of the city and back to the country! After my dad died in 1986, Dan and I acquired all but the 6 acres around The Palette Pad and the big house. When my mom died in 2010 she left the two homes and 6 acres to me and Dan, knowing we would not sell them. Both homes have been lovingly restored and we have totally enjoyed sharing them and their history with our guests. David, our youngest son, is our chief engineer, and he and Dan enjoy doing farm things together. The past few years have really been interesting. In April, 2009 a tornado literally blew away our 'new' 72' barn. Dan and David spent the next year building two barns - this time red barns for me, which I had always wanted. September, 2010 we had a major 500 year flood that wiped out 1/2 mile of fence along the river and washed up mountains of debris against trees in the bottom. We have bulldozed, planted grass and Dan and David replaced 1/2 mile of pipe fence. Jack is our Great Pyrenees dog - a fuzzy white bear. He will greet you if you walk by - he loves people, children and other dogs. In 2013 we were fortunate enough to purchase the adjoining 60 acre farm and 3 bedroom home at the end of our drive. It has been totally remodeled and is also a vacation rental home we named Indian Bluff. That home in on the highest bluff along the San Gabriel River for miles and offers spectacular views up and down the San Gabriel River. The Tonkawa Indians camped and hunted all along the entire farm. Guest have loved finding arrowheads!

The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
When my parents searched for the perfect land for their dream home, they had three requirements: water, rocks and live oak trees. This piece of property fit the bill perfectly. It is really special as the terrain is so varied. The top pastures are prairie, the steep wooded bluff divides the property down the middle, then the bottom pastures are wooded, and the river bottom forms the 1+ mile northern border of the farm with the beautiful San Gabriel River and its wide, white limestone banks. A spring-fed creek also runs across the property before emptying into the San Gabriel River. Any of the homes provide great bird watching lodging. We have had avid birders from many states and countries and all have seen a "lifer" while visiting the farm. Did you know that 2/3 of all birds found in the state of Texas are found in Williamson County?! Wildlife abounds and with the different terrains, the farm is a bird watcher's paradise! We recently got a video of a fox crossing near the goat pens at night, coyotes near the goat pens, and a great horned owl.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/27/2017

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Living Area

    Living Area

  • Living Area

    Living Area

  • Queen Bed

    Queen Bed

  • Bathroom with Shower

    Bathroom with Shower

  • The Palette Pad

    The Palette Pad

  • Outdoor Seating Area on Bluff

    Outdoor Seating Area on Bluff

  • Old Stump and Cactus

    Old Stump and Cactus

  • Living, Dining Areas

    Living, Dining Areas

  • Ginger and Duster

    Ginger and Duster

  • Sunset at Scurlock Farms

    Sunset at Scurlock Farms

  • Tubers Below Indian Bluff on Scurlock Farms

    Tubers Below Indian Bluff on Scurlock Farms

  • David Baling Hay at Scurlock Farms

    David Baling Hay at Scurlock Farms

  • Fall color outside wall of windows

    Fall color outside wall of windows

  • Fireplace Wall

    Fireplace Wall

  • Young guest, Lily,  in bluebonnets at Scurlock Farms

    Young guest, Lily, in bluebonnets at Scurlock Farms

  • The Palette Pad

    The Palette Pad

  • The Palette Pad

    The Palette Pad

  • John, our Fishing Guide, Giving a Lesson

    John, our Fishing Guide, Giving a Lesson

  • Jack, our Great Pyrenees, in the 20 Acre Pecan Orchard

    Jack, our Great Pyrenees, in the 20 Acre Pecan Orchard

  • Curious Goats

    Curious Goats

  • San Gabriel River at Scurlock Farms

    San Gabriel River at Scurlock Farms

  • Young Guest Meeting our Great Pyrenees

    Young Guest Meeting our Great Pyrenees

  • Hike the Spring Fed Creek on Scurlock Farms

    Hike the Spring Fed Creek on Scurlock Farms

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This listing was first published here in 2010.

Date last modified - Thursday, April 27, 2017

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