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The Green House at Lighthouse Hill Ranch - 2,001 Acre Ranch

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Loft + Den, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 10-12)

Lighthouse Hill Ranch is situated in the beautiful Texas Hill Country on 2,001 acres. With this much land it is your own private park to enjoy. The ranch consists of rolling hills, incredible 50 mile views, and has one of the highest point in Blanco County. Enjoy the abundance of wildlife on the ranch from cattle, bird watching, deer, turkey, coyotes, armadillos, jackrabbits, doves and variety of other animals.

Rental of any of our houses provides you access to the entire ranch (both tracts), which has numerous springs, over 4,000 feet of clear rock-bottom creek to swim and tube in (and including a unique creekside hot tub and waterfall grotto), 8 ponds to fish, a seasonal waterfall and miles of trails for riding ATVs, bike riding, hiking or riding your own horse.

We have 5 houses available to rent on the property and no two houses are within a 1/2 a mile of each other. 'The Green House' is a 3 bedroom, 2 bath ranch house with a full kitchen, washer/dryer, central air/heat and great fire pit to sit and enjoy the nighttime sky in the Hill Country. You only need to pack your overnight bag, we have thought of everything you will need to make your stay comfortable. The house sleeps 10-12 people. The master bedroom has a king bed, one bedrooms has 2 queen beds and the bunk room has 2 bunk beds (twin over twin).

The kitchen is furnished with coffeemaker, pots, pans, stove, refrigerator, microwave, glassware, dishes, silverware, linens, serving bowls, cooking utensils, misc. spices, knife block, toaster, etc.

The living area has a leather furnishings and a loft above it. You can put your feet up and read a good book, watch DirectTV with movie channels, or head into town and rent a DVD to watch on the television. There is no telephone but there is an internet connection in the house if you really must stay in touch with those everyday hassles!

The house also has a basement, but we refer to it as 'The Man Cave' complete with leather furnishings a 48' TV and a bar to enjoy. The back porch has a large fire pit with 'rocking' chairs that you can sit in and enjoy a great fire. There's plenty of wood on the ranch - burn all you want! There is also a picnic table that you can use to have a meal outside. In addition, we also have a charcoal grill for outdoor cooking (charcoal provided).

If you wish to bring your dog or your horse we have accommodations for them as well. Around the house is a fenced area that you can use to contain your dog, and near the Brown House is a paddock with a water trough & feed trough. There is also a run-in and a tack area to keep your tack and feed dry.

In addition, we have four other homes on the ranch available for rental. We have a 3 bedroom/loft with 2 bath home that sleeps 8-10 ('The Grey House'), a 3 bedroom with 2 baths that sleeps 10-11 ('The Brown House'), our signature home a 4 bedroom/4 bath 4 story tower that sleeps 9-15 ('The Lighthouse') ), and a 3 bedroom with a loft and 2 ½ bath that sleeps 6-10 (‘The Log Home’).

We look forward to having you at Lighthouse Hill Ranch!

More Details

Owner
Kathy Meyertons
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 16, 2017

About Kathy Meyertons

My wife and I purchased the ranch in 2004 for our enjoyment and for our 4 kids. It is absolutely the best purchase we've ever made. We love going to the ranch and swimming/tubing in the creek, fishing in the ponds, riding mountain bikes and ATVs on the trails, hiking the woods, and just generally enjoying a campfire with lots of stars on a clear night.

Because the ranch has one of the highest point in the county, we can see for 50 miles on clear days - and there's lots of clear days in this part of the country. There are 4 horses and 3 longhorns (along with a herd of 'regular' cattle) - it's fun to feed these animals, and our dog loves to chase the big animals (that is, until they get irritated and turn and chase him).

Kathy Meyertons purchased this house in 2004

Amenities

Johnson City House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , ensuite to Master bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Shared between Bedroom 2 and 3
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Master bedroom - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 bunk bed , twin over twin
    Basement - leather sofa
    Loft - plenty of room for sleeping bags
  • Linens provided.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 6 garden chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking

Reviews

4.7/5 -
(3 traveler reviews)

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The Green House at Lighthouse Hill Ranch - 2,001 Acre Ranch
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 3 reviews
Houston, TX
5

Relaxing in the country

  • 5 of 5

My group of 7 really enjoyed staying here. The house offered plenty of space and the basement is a really nice hangout spot. The best part for us was the grotto/hot tub/swimming hole area. The website plays up the grotto and hot tub, but we all thought the swimming hole and the hiking immediately around that area was the best attraction. The water is pretty clean and there are a couple of places to jump off the rocks into the water (with caution of course). Beyond that, the property has some great hiking opportunities and the winery on site (probably not close enough to walk to) has a great roof top seating area providing wonderful views of the countryside.

The location is also a short drive to Texas Hills Vineyard in Johnson City or Real Ale Brewery in Blanco. Both are worth checking out.

The only downside is the house is still somewhat close to the highway. Though it does set back a bit and feels secluded, you can still hear the sounds of passing trucks. Also, one suggestion I would offer to the owners is, it would be great if y'all could provide some firewood. We were not capable of bringing any with us and it would have been nice to have some there for use in the fire pit.

  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review! We are very glad you enjoyed our ranch, grotto, swimming hole, and the 4 story tall terrace at the Arc de Texas Wine & Views. Our ranch has plenty of firewood just a short distance from the green house (just north of the creek between the crossover dam and the big rock dam) and so please help yourself to it on your next visit. We hope to see you again soon!
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5

A Wonderful Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time. I agree with everything Kathy said. We would have loved to have been able to get to the hot tub easier. It was a rough road to the hot tub and for "seniors" it was a challenge. Lighting, flourscent paint or something would have helped us find it easier. All in all we were very impressed with the quality of this vacation rental.

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review. Kathy’s comments were very positive and so we’re quite happy to see another person agree with them. The creek hot tub/water fall area is totally “one of a kind” – the hot tub was made using rocks from the ranch and it provides a great opportunity to enjoy the creek area while soaking in the heat. There is a light down there – it’s in the trees and turned on by a switch next the hot tub equipment. There’s always a bit of a balance between providing a lot of signs and keeping the rural “ranch” feel for the place – we’ve chosen to have a bit fewer signs than some but our welcome packets provide a detailed map, and of course we’re available to answer questions via the telephone.
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This Is A Great Place

  • 4 of 5

This is a beautiful house and was very comfortable for the 10 adults that stayed there. We would definitely rent this place again. It has a fenced in back yard with a huge fire pit which we used every night there. It is a working ranch so we had curious cattle checking us out but they were not a bother. You have to drive to the hot tub & waterfall spa that sits area right on the river - beautiful spot! Lots of big rocks to climb, play, sit, etc. on & a table to have a picnic. A great place to see the stars at night. Saw some wild turkeys and a fast moving deer. The house is actually a 3 bedroom, the basement is awesome with a mini frig. & TV and would easily hold 2 queen air mattresses if necessary. The room with the bunkbeds is small & the stairs to the basement are in there. The couches do not make into beds. The loft is really neat but has a steep ladder going up to it so it may not suitable for all adults but kids would love it! It does have a gate so that when closed you don't have to worry about the kids falling out & a small TV. Most of it is tall enough to stand up in. The house sits on Hwy 290 which could be noisy if sitting on the big front porch but we never notice any traffic noise when in the house or when we were sitting around the fire pit out back. Great place for taking walks & pictures, just watch out for the cow patties! The roads are rough & bouncy and steep in some places so I don't recommend driving them in a small or low to the ground car. We opted not to drive our mini van down one of the hills. It would be nice if they would bring in some smaller gravel for the roads to even it out with the larger rocks & maybe mark them so you can find the hot tub easier. The owner was great! We had to call her several times & she never seemed to mind one bit... always friendly. We had a great time, it is well stocked, except for food, and we would definitely recommend this to others.

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy to hear that your enjoyed the house and the property. It's reviews like this is why we strive to offer our guests a first class ranch experience!
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Additional Guest Fee $20 per person per night
Damage Insurance $59
Damage Deposit $290

$290 per night for 2 people only plus tax (6%) - 2 night min. stay (except holidays & Spring Break - 3 night min.)
For each add'l person add $20/night/person (max 12)
$100 pass-through cleaning fee*
10% discount given for staying more than 4 nights
$20 per night per pet stay fee
$25 per night per horse stay fee (need to be staying at Red House as well to bring horses)
$20 per day per ATV trail fee (i.e. 3 night stay = 2 1/2 day trail fee)
Cancel outside 60 days deposit returned - inside 60 days entire deposit is forfeited
***Quotes from VRBO and HomeAway are not final, must be finalized with owner***

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.