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Great Romantic Getaway Cabin! Riverfront Farm Near Georgetown, Pet Friendly

Bedrooms 1
Space 497 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

1 Queen bed, 1 bath with shower, 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.

More Details

Sheron Scurlock, Owner
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 18, 2017

About Sheron Scurlock, 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.

Sheron Scurlock, Owner purchased this cabin in 1968

Why Sheron Scurlock, Owner chose Hill Country

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!

What makes this cabin unique

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This was a unique and truly "Texas" experience - not a cookie cutter hotel room, but a spacious apartment feel. Hosts were welcoming and provided muffins, coffee, and juice. They were helpful but not hovering. The studio sits by a bluff overlooking the river bottom with comfortable iron rockers, outdoor table and grill. We wished we had more time to enjoy the river, hiking, seeing the farm animals, etc. We loved the decor of landscape artist memorabilia and Texas theme and all the reading material and suggestions for the area. There were all sorts of nice touches - plenty firewood, books, games, soothing cd's, teas and fruit. It feels like an escape and spa. What a bargain for what is provided!
Feb 2016
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Georgetown Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 497 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • River ...
  • Rural ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Backpack
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Luxury towels, Shampoo, Soap, Toilet Paper
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Very comfortable queen with crisp linens.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Small Cooler
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 8 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • 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
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
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
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
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


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Great Romantic Getaway Cabin! Riverfront Farm Near Georgetown, Pet Friendly
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This was one of those lifetime memories!

  • 5 of 5

This was one of those lifetime memories! This farm is just behind the field of our home but because of our curiosity and after seeing it on HOMEAWAY I surprised my husband with a trip to stay there for a birthday weekend. It was so much more than we even expected. The walks that we took, the incredible tour of the property by Sheron the owner, the trips down to the San Gabriel River, the animals on the property, all were highlights of the trip. The most wonderful thought was staying in the studio where her mother painted her famous paintings. I've seen her paintings over the years but had no idea that we were going to be staying in the place where she painted. There is so much history here. Even if you just go for the incredibly delicious muffins that Sheron bakes for you it's worth the trip! We are coming back every year for our birthdays.

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We have had many guests from Georgetown, Round Rock and Austin, but never from across our fence! You win the prize for traveling the least distance!! It was fun meeting you and Dave and I feel like I have made new friends. As Dave commented while on the tour, it is amazing what a total difference 1/2 mile can make in the terrain and landscape. Scurlock Farms is truly a magical location with the prairie top, heavy woods, bluffs, river bottom, and the beautiful river itself with many different species of birds and wildlife. We look forward to having you back as you celebrate your birthdays next year.
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Clean, cute, relaxing, peaceful, lovely shade trees, natural surroundings , friendly hosts,:)

  • 5 of 5

Country setting, nice hiking trails, big river:)

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We enjoyed noting you, Louis and Gracie Firl. I am glad your pet enjoyed the farm. Also your granddaughter and her parents! Come back anytime!
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Wonderfully relaxing as always!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful time at the Farm!

Mom and I find it so relaxing.

We met some very nice guests at the renters reunion!

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad your mom enjoys coming to Scurlock Farms and that it brings back so many good memories from her past!
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Best staycation ever

  • 5 of 5

I love this place and it's family. While you are here, you will feel like long lost family or friends. These folks know how to make you feel at home. We were especially drawn here because of their dog friendly approach to vacationing. That was really important to us. Our fur babies had a blast! Sharon's blueberry muffins we're delightful! Can't say enough wonderful things GS about this place! Lastly but most importantly, the history and significance of this place is so interesting. Her mother is a true Texas icon and her art work is incredible. So much history. Very cool. Would come here again, in a heart beat!

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We really enjoyed meeting you and Jennifer and feel as if we have known you forever! Jack and Diane were neat, too. I look forward to reading more about Jack's adventures on his web site. We had 4+" of rain right after you left, so the river came up nicely. Look forward to having you return.
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Southern Hospitality!

  • 5 of 5

The Palette Pad was a cozy spot for my 8 year old granddaughter and I to spend the last few days of her summer vacation. She really adored the goats and could hardly wait to see them each evening. Feeding the horses was a treat, too. She enjoyed watching the cows with the binoculars.

Everything we needed was provided and we were able to walk in and feel "right at home".

The River was fun and we enjoyed exploring the area. The sunset from the bluff was a breathtaking sight. I'd like to return when the weather is a bit cooler so we could enjoy a little more outdoor time, but a nice nap in the cool indoors was pretty nice, too!

Our short visit was full of southern hospitality - just the way we like it! Thank you for everything, Sheron and family!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you chose Scurlock Farms to have a quick trip with your granddaughter befor school started. It is amazing how much the children enjoy the baby goats and helping with the evening feeding! And, even those not so young guests. Ginger and Duster, our horses, especially enjoy their visits when they come bearing gifts of apples. You will have to come back in the fall when the weather is cooler and you can enjoy the fire pit, fireplace, and the colorful fall foliage. Or, visit in the spring and enjoy the abundant wildflowers about the farm.
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Working farm,nice clean historical accommodations, beautiful property

  • 5 of 5

My daughter and I had a wonderful time together on the Scurlock farm. We held goats, petted horses, picked wild grapes and made jam, got a tractor ride and left with new friends and great memories!

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We had so much hosting you and Ellie! I am so glad Ellie enjoyed the different activities. Tell her Rusty and Buck are doing great and miss her visits and snuggles! Come back to see us any time.
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Austin Bergrstrom International
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Nearest Train
37 Miles
Temple Amtrac
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Hwy 29 or FM 1660
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Pet Fee $50

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

Contact innkeeper for additional details

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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