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Turnbuckle Ranch - Hill Country Retreat - Amenities for Horses

Bedrooms 2
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Farmhouse, 2 Bedrooms , 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

Cruise into the Hill Country over the Devils Backbone on Ranch Road 32 out of San Marcos, Texas. Here you’ll find Fischer, Texas, and this updated 1950’s rock ranch house. An amazing vacation value, it’s a centrally-located launching pad perfect for enjoying all the Hill Country has to offer.

This house was originally a duplex built to house workers on this 2500 acre ranch. Now nestled on 30 acres, it offers privacy with a full kitchen, a living room, two bedrooms and two newly remodeled baths. You can sit outside beneath the oaks and watch the birds feeding at the feeders.

Just north is Wimberley, Texas. Wimberley offers many attractions from swimming holes, like Blue Hole, to Wimberley Market Days, shopping on the Square, the Corral Outdoor Movie Theatre, local vineyards, playhouses, etc. From Wimberley, the live music capital city of Austin is just 40 minutes north.

Drive 15 minutes south and be at Potters Creek Park on Canyon Lake where you have countless activities such as boating, sailing, fishing, swimming, or diving from the cliffs by the dam. Or check out the nearby Guadalupe River for tubing, rafting, kayaking, canoeing, or fly fishing. Hit Gruene for music, dining, shopping, or wine tasting, wrap up the evening at the Whitewater Amphitheater on the shores of the Guadalupe. Don’t forget New Braunfels, with its world famous 65 acre waterpark (Schlitterbahn). While you’re out that way, explore the caves at Natural Bridge Caverns or head to San Antonio and discover the Riverwalk and the many attractions Ole San Antone has to offer.

Travel west for 10 miles and you find yourself in Blanco, Texas. Here you will find Blanco State Park with the Blanco River running through it. Check out the Real Ale Brewery or shop and eat around the square. From here you can travel to Luckenbach and listen to some live music or browse Fredericksburg’s Trade Days. Don’t forget to sample the many wineries or the Wildflower Center off HWY 290.

Head back east and you are back in San Marcos where you can tube the San Marcos River or browse the 140 shops in their famous Outlet Mall.

Did you bring horses? Keep them next to your lodging in an enclosed acre with horse fencing and shelter. This area is away from any other livestock on the ranch. Ride the trails located on Canyon Lake or in Pedernales State Park.

Keywords: house, ranch, farmhouse, horses

More Details

Linda Minjares
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 22, 2017


Spring Branch Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (2)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Outdoor Grill
  • festivals
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(12 traveler reviews)

Turnbuckle Ranch - Hill Country Retreat - Amenities for Horses
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 12 reviews

Will not return

  • 1 of 5

Beautiful! Not up to my or VRBO/Home Away standards. Scorpions might be native but... place needs a deep clean. All were bitten, not sure if by chiggers. Too bad, it really is a pretty duplex with gorgeous land and convenient location.

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm very sorry you were unhappy with your stay and did not feel it was up to your standards. I called today, after reading your review, to have someone come spray the yard for chiggers. I had not had anyone mention them to me, although no one else walked through the pastures. I hope your next adventure is more to your liking.
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Quite and relaxing, away from it all.

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful inside and out. Everything you need. We did purchase a bigger coffee pot and left it at the house for other coffee drinkers. I fell in love with Duke and Toby. Two of the sweetest dogs you will ever see. My advise, if you have seasonal allergies or allergies to trees please make sure to pack allergy meds. We had to cut our vacation a day early due to my allergies. I would love to come back again. The apple pie was awesome. Thank you Linda.

Bully & Thelma Brown

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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We had a wonderful time

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time during our R&R stay at Turnbuckle Ranch. Clean, inviting, and cozy. The beds were excellent, the living room area was large enough than I expected and the bathrooms were nice. The small kitchen was just right for the amount of time we spent there and there were plenty of dishes and cookware. We enjoyed being "in the country" for several days. I would like to return the next time my daughter and I take a trip to the hill country..

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Brothers,

  • 5 of 5

We had a remarkable stay at the Turnbuckle Ranch; wish we could have stay longer. Everything was perfect from the outdoors to the cozy beds. Thank you, Ms. Linda for being a wonderful hostess.

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Turnbuckle Ranch

  • 5 of 5

We so enjoyed our stay at Turnbuckle Ranch. It was a comfy cozy place to stay and we felt right at home. We enjoyed seeing the horses and dogs...our pup Pebbles loved it too!

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fort Worth, Texas

Wonderful Relaxing Stay

  • 5 of 5

I planned a girlfriends getaway for the weekend and they all loved it. The bird watching was a plus for one of the girls. The house was perfect for us...clean, all the necessitites we needed. We loved that we were able to get up and fix breakfast and sit around the kitchen table. The quietness was a plus which we don't get too often here in the city. A great place that I will recommend to my friends and I'm already trying to plan a trip for my husband and I!

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Spring Branch Farmhouse Rental Rates

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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $100
cleaning fee $25 + Tax
extra guests $20 + Tax
Pet Fee $20 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.0%

Reservations are paid by check. One check for the rental fee and one check for security deposit. The rental is not considered confirmed until the signed contract and checks are received, unless prior arrangements have been made.

Payments are made by check, one for rental and one for security deposit which isn't cashed unless there is damage. Booking isn't considered final until rental and property damage checks are received.

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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