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Secluded Log Cabin on acreage with screened porch and fireplace

Bedrooms 1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Log cabin for two overlooks acres of hill country with Lake Travis frontage

Chanticleer is a restored log cabin secluded amongst oaks with a separate screened porch with fireplace, gas grill and adirondacks. It is the only cabin on the property. Queen bed with duvet and line-dried all-cotton linens, a hint of lavender, robes, flat-screen TV/DVD player. Two resident miniature donkeys in a nearby pasture await a carrot treat (we provide). Homemade chocolate chip cookies, homemade granola, milk/juice/cereals/snacks. Un tesoro! ( A treasure!)

Claw-foot tub, toiletries and plenty of towels.

Central air and heat, ceiling fans, screened windows for cool nights.

Kitchenette is stocked with keurig coffeemaker and coffee, dishes, utensils, microwave, fridge, toaster. Gas grill outside.

Keywords: cabin, lake travis, rural, krause springs, canopy tours, wine trail, wildflower, vineyard, bike trail.

We do not have an online calendar, you need to contact us for reservations via email.

More Details

L.C. Mellenger
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 17, 2015

About L.C. Mellenger

We have been on the property since the early '90's, & created Chanticleer in 1996 and have never looked back, what an unexpected gift it has been. You can read about the building and restoring of the log cabin on our site. 2016 marks Chanticleer's 20th anniversary!

Not only does our cabin keep us busy, L.C. spends time flying his small plane (RV-6) from the Spicewood Airport (88R) and working on whatever current project (building Hot rods etc.).

Both of us like to travel, Mallonee enjoys the time off from her work . At home we have two miniature donkeys and chickens to keep us rural.

We strive to bring special touches to our B&B, to make your visit a relaxing and memorable one.

L.C. Mellenger purchased this cabin in 1996

What makes this cabin unique

The tranquility of a rural setting on 26 acres, surrounded by wildlife, is a treat. Add to that a screened porch with fireplace and marshmallows for roasting and a cabin furnished with comfort in mind. Homemade chocolate chip cookies and homemade granola, watching the hummingbirds, and bedding of crisp, line-dried linens is the icing on the cake.

Our trademark: line-dried linens, homemade chocolate chip cookies and homemade granola.


Spicewood Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for children ...
  • Away From It All
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • extra-large claw-foot tub, no shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Bed (1) with duvet and all-cotton linens
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
Rural setting with many extra touches and comfort. Wildlife surrounds you, total seclusion. We provide homemade granola, milk, juice, cereals, homemade chocolate chip cookies and packaged snacks.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(6 traveler reviews)

Secluded Log Cabin on acreage with screened porch and fireplace
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
Azle, TX, USA

Chanticleer get away April 2016

  • 5 of 5

We love to stay at Chanticleer. We have enjoyed several stays and always look forward to going back. The cabin keepers create a very peaceful atmosphere. There is much wildlife to enjoy and we can't wait for our next visit!!

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Houston, TX

Pictures don't do it justice

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this cabin in early Nov and besides the bad weather, it was perfect. The pictures just don't do it justice. We were surrounded by Texas wildlife and an incredible view. L.C. and Mallonee where the perfect hosts. We cant wait to get back in the spring time.

  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Austin, TX, USA

Relaxing stay at a charming cabin

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying at the Dal Nonna cabin for our first anniversary. The cabin had everything we needed, and we loved how secluded and peaceful it was. The location is great too, just a few minutes from the beautiful Krause Springs and several wineries. I would definitely recommend this cabin!

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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texas city, texas

little slice of heaven !!

  • 5 of 5

This property is one you don't want to pass up......I stayed here for my birthday and treated myself to a little retreat of relaxation, rejuvenation and reconnecting....and it was more than I could of hoped for !!

The property if just amazing with all of nature surrounding you...even donkeys and chickens....who were so quiet I hardly knew they were there except when I went to feed them a snack. Its a quiet, calming getaway that is filled to the brim with beauty and I highly recommend it !

Mallonee and LC are the best of hosts and always available for your every need, if you even have one...and make you feel like it's your very own special "slice of heaven" !!

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Milano, Texas

Peaceful and Relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed in Villa Celeste. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The cabin was comfortable, clean, and well-stocked. The swimming pool was cold and refreshing after sunning on the deck. We also enjoyed the hot tub! L.C. and Mallonee were very friendly and helpful. We will be back!!

  • Submitted: May 20, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Couple's Getaway

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I rented the Chanticleer Cabin for our anniversary weekend, and it was absolutely fabulous! It was just the tiniest bit tricky to find, but that makes it feel even more like Grandma’s cabin in the woods. When we pulled up, I immediately felt all of the city melt away. We didn’t even go right in, we spent the first few minutes just sitting on the large front porch enjoying the view. The cabin itself was more than I expected. It’s not a luxury hotel, but you certainly do not go without. Be warned, it is not for the bashful. The bathroom area is also the kitchen area, but that hardly spoiled the serene feeling we had. There really isn’t a quick way to any large stores, so bring what you think you need. Although, the Mellenger’s make sure you are well taken care of. We had the pleasure of meeting L.C. but that was only because he stopped by one morning to feed the donkeys. Had we not been on the porch enjoying our camp-style breakfast and walked out to meet him at the pen, the lovely owners would have left us completely to ourselves. I HIGHLY recommend staying at the Chanticleer Cabin, just not on a weekend I want to stay again. =) I will be back for the total silence and the pitch black, star-filled nights.

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Krause Springs, Hill Country Wine Trail and 290 Wine Trail, Hill Country wildflower trail, mountain bike trails, zipline at Cypress Valley Canopy Tours, Marble Falls and Hill Country Galleria dining and shopping.


Rates & Availability

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 11.0%

Rate per night is $195 plus 11% tax, with a 2-night minimum on weekends, 3-nights on holiday weekends.
We accept 1-night stays during the week for the same rate.

Check-in is 3 p.m. or anytime later – Check out is 11 a.m

Cancellation policy: A deposit amount of the first night’s stay is required to reserve a room, along with a VISA,MC,AMEX,DC credit card. This is refundable up to a week before arrival, less a $25.00 cancellation fee. The balance will be refunded by credit to your bank card.

Cancellations made within 7 days of arrival are non-refundable; the first night’s stay is forfeited.

****Holiday weekends and Spring Break week require notice of cancellation at least 14 days prior to arrival for refund of deposit.

A thank you to our active military: 10% discount for 2 or more nights. You must ask for the discount at time of booking, and it can not be combined with online gift certificates or any other discounts.

One-night deposit required with VISA,MC,AMEX,DC.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.

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