About the property
- Estate7500 sqft
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay2 - 4 nights
Two house estate - 9BR, 5 1/2 BA total - sleeps up to 30 people
The perfect private retreat in the beautiful Hill Country, near to most wedding and event venues in Dripping Springs, Wimberly and Driftwood; but still close to Austin and convenient for SXSW, ACL, and more for your big family or corporate gatherings. www.tingariranch.com
Named for the ancient Aboriginals who roamed the vast Australian desert some 40-65,000 years ago,Tingari Ranch Retreat is a secluded yet luxurious retreat nestled in the Texas hill-country and waiting to welcome your family and friends for a truly magical escape.
The Ranch consists of two large homes, the Ranch House and the Bungalow, tucked away in a private tranquil valley on an escarpment with Onion Creek meandering through its center.Together, these homes total more than 7,500 square feet of living space (sleeping up to a maximum of 30 people - 15 in each house) set in a 72 acre oasis. In addition to the chef-equipped gourmet kitchens, and well-appointed indoor spaces, the outdoor facilities include hiking trails, full size tennis court, horseshoe pit, beach volleyball court, kayaking and paddle boat when the creek is full (many months of the year - in late summer the creek level can drop if we don't get a lot of rain), a life size chess board set, a salt-water pool, and a built in fire-pit between the two houses, perfect for singing around the campfire. Wildlife is always in abundance, from a wide variety of native birds, deer and the occasional fox.
Accommodations between the two houses: The Ranch House consists of three floors of living space sleeping up to 15 people: 4 large bedrooms (1 with King beds plus sofa bed, 1 with King bed plus twin and trundle, and 2 with Queen beds, a small office with a twin hide-a-bed, and a gameroom where we can set up our inflatable queen sleeper, 2.5 bathrooms, (plus outdoor shower) large kitchen dining and living areas with two story stone fireplace, top of the line appliances such as a Thermador range/oven, two flat-screen HDTVs, a large game/media room w/foosball and air-hockey, a small home gym, ping-pong table, and a huge outdoor deck with an outdoor fireplace perched 20 feet above the ground amid the treetops overlooking Onion Creek just twenty yards away.
The Australian Bungalow, 50 yards from the Ranch House, sleeps up to 15 people. This single story house consists of 4 large bedrooms (2 with King beds, one with a King bed plus twin and trundle, and one with 2 bunk beds with 2 trundles), a small single bedroom with twin bed, 3 full bathrooms, large kitchen dining and living areas with a stone fireplace, a huge covered outdoor deck with outdoor fireplace and sweeping views through the trees beyond the pool to the nearby creek.
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- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 22, 2018
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
We had about 27 people staying between the two houses and it was perfect. Amazing outdoor areas and enough kitchen space to cook for and feed everyone without too much trouble. The creek out back made for an awesome back drop and also had a ton of fish. We caught (and released) some very nice bass, blue gill and a couple of catfish. Deer are all over the property. I wish we had more time to fully explore the 72 acres but just the little bit we saw was perfect Texas hill country. I wish there wasn’t a burn ban during our stay because we could have loved a good fire in the fire pit but we made due with the outdoor fireplaces. I can’t recommend this property enough.
Wedding weekend getaway
Perfect place for large family or groups! The two houses were roomy and well designed for large groups..... we had extended family from all over in for the wedding and this house made for a perfect family gathering. Kids and adults enjoyed the pool, paddle boat and kayaks. Just got back home and I've had nothing but good comments from everyone on how nice this place was to stay and everyone want to go back.
Had a small issue with the toilet in the bungalow but the property manager took care of it immediately. Also, we were told the internet service was not good, this is true but we honestly didn't miss it. :-)
Fantastic Hill Country Property
Fantastic property and extremely well maintained, both inside and outside. All the amenities were in great working order and there was plenty of space/ clean beds for everyone. All of the activities on the property passed the time from Basketball to Volleyball and plenty of water sports with the pool and adjacent river. The caretaker of the house even called to warn of us of an incoming storm prior to our departure. Simply put, there was nothing to say one bad word about this property. i would highly recommend this to groups and families alike.
Beautiful Hill Country Retreat
The Ranch was fabulous! We stayed in Dripping Springs for my Daughters Wedding Weekend. We had family come in from many states. Both the Ranch house and the Bungalow were clean and very comfortable. We put the Adult Children (22-30) in the Bungalow and the 50+ adults stayed in the Ranch house, it was a perfect arrangement. There was so much to do at the Ranch that, besides leaving to go to the Wedding, we didn't need to go anywhere else. We enjoyed Bike riding the amazing trails on the property, swimming in the salt water pool, kayaking and paddle boating, Playing tennis and basketball, Chess :) and we even enjoyed a fire at the fire pit. Everyone had a terrific time. Wonderful place for a Family Reunion.
Thank you for your kind words, and we're so happy you enjoyed your stay at the ranch for your family's wedding weekend, and that the two-house set up worked for the varied members of your party. Spring is our favorite time at the ranch, and pleased to hear you were able to take advantage of all our onsite activities. Please do come back and visit us again the next time you are in Texas!
Our family stayed at Tingairi Ranch for our son's wedding weekend. We found everything to be just as described in the listing. Both houses were very clean, attractively decorated and very well maintained. We asked for a change of sheets for the bedrooms in the Ranch House, and they were provided without hesitation. We would definitely recommend this property.
Thank you so much for your kind words about the ranch - we are happy that all worked well for your son's wedding weekend, and that the turnover from groomsman to family guests on Saturday went smoothly. Congratulations to your family on the happy occasion!
Perfect family reunion location!
We just had our family reunion there and it was the best location ever! There was something for everyone ages 3 to 91! Mel was great to work with and the accommodations and available activies far exceed the description!!
We loved it and will bide back!!
We loved having you out at the ranch, and look forward to a return visit next summer. So glad your family enjoyed your stay!
A beautiful secluded ranch just 35 minutes from Austin, nestled in an ancient valley where Tonkawa Indians camped on the banks of Onion Creek. Amid a typical Texan hill-country landscape of rolling hills, spring-fed creeks, abundant wildlife and majestic views, Tingari Ranch Retreat is just 3 miles from the small bustling town of Dripping Springs, known for generations as 'The Gateway to the Hill Country'. Dining and music can be found in Dripping Springs, including the famous Salt Lick Bar-B-Que Restaurant, and the Nutty Brown Cafe with its large outdoor live music venue. For more variety, take the 35 minute drive into downtown Austin and enjoy all that the Live Music Capital of the World has to offer. Shopping and more dining can be found up the road in Wimberley; other area attractions such as the San Marcos Outlet Malls and the LBJ ranch are also within a half-hour's drive.
Additional information about rental rates
PLEASE NOTE: 15 guests maximum in each house. IF TRYING TO USE "BOOK IT NOW": We will send you our own personalized Rental Agreement which MUST be signed and returned within 24 hours, along with the Deposit payment made through Book It Now to secure a final booking; remaining fees are invoiced 45 days prior to check-in date.