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The Gap Creek Ranch- Beautiful Historic Home, Private Lake

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Last updated: 09/19/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

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The Gap Creek Ranch is a 5-Star vacation rental & outdoor wedding venue on a secluded ranch, far removed from the city.


Travel back in time, amid the comforts of the present at this beautiful ranch house overlooking a private lake on a 270 acre ranch. The ranch house is an architectural gem, combining Old-Texas charm with a uniquely spacious open layout.

Originally built in 1920 by the Martin Knudson family, the Knudsons were part of the Norwegian immigrant community that is centered around Cranfills Gap and Clifton. Many old-timers in Cranfills Gap still remember it as 'the old Knudson place'.

The original 1200 sf house sat alongside the road, right next to the entry gate. Then in 2004 the current owners had it moved to the present location, and added another 2400sf to create the current home.

This “new-old” house was designed and decorated to reflect the look and feel of a fine Texas ranch house from the 1940's. The downstairs areas feature stained wood floors covered with beautiful rugs, bead paneled wainscot, and a unique stained wood ceiling that adds a warm color to the rooms. Each of the bedrooms has a distinct character, (three rooms with queen beds and one room with three twin beds) and the house offers a lovely library whose shelves are stocked floor-to-ceiling with hardcover classics, histories and more.

Outside, the wide wrap-around porches offer a cool spot of shade for sitting on one of the porch swings and looking out over the 12 acre lake and surrounding hills. In the evenings gather with friends and family around the firepit. Far from the lights of the city, at night you'll see a gazillion stars.

While the look is entirely Old-Texas, the amenities are modern and plentiful, including:
-kitchen fully stocked with dishes, cookware, and appliances
-clothes washer/dryer (available for stays of 5 nights and more)
-satelite TV
-wi-fi satelite internet
-backyard fire pit overlooking lake
-outdoor cooker

With all of this, and more, the Gap Creek Ranch has one of the most uniquely authentic country settings to be found.

The Gap Creek Ranch is perfect for reunions, retreats, weddings and more at an additional cost. Local catering available.

Location note: While the address is 'Hico' (where the mail comes from), the ranch is actually about 20 miles southeast of Hico. The closest town is Cranfills Gap, about 5 miles away.

Local Attractions & Restaurants
Cranfills Gap (5 miles)
-The Horney Toad Bar & Grill (a classic Texas saloon)

Hico (20 miles)
-Lots of antiquing and shopping in this lovely old Texas town.
-The Koffee Kup Kafe
-Jersey Lilly's
-Hart's Firehouse BBQ

Meridian (20 miles)
-The Red Caboose Winery
-Bosque Valley Golf Club (excellent 9 hole course)

Hamilton (20 miles)
-Circle T Arena
-Perry Country Club ( another great 9 hole course)

Clifton (22 miles)
-Bunkhouse Barbeque

Keywords: Historic Ranch House, Private Lake, Old-Style Comfort

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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    No smoking inside. Smoking allowed on porches....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16, Beds for 11-16

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

Entertainment

  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television

Attractions

  • Restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Horseshoes
  • Shopping
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lakefront:

    House overlooks private 12 acre lake...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking

Dining

  • Dining Area

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Available for guests staying 5+ nights...moreless

  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace

Kitchen

  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Wrap-around porches, terraced patios...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
 

Reviews

Write a review 5
from 23 traveler reviews
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Christmas / New Years
Dec 21 - Dec 31, 2016
3 night min stay
$500
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$350
$2,150

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning fee $150
  • Tax Rate 6.75%

Notes:

Standard rate for up to 6 guests is $350 per night

Additional guests: $25 per guest per night

Holiday rates include up to 8 guests

Additional guests: $25 per guest per night


Manager's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting manager when booking


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Last updated: 09/19/2016
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Manager info

Year Purchased: 2000

About: Sandy & Kevin McMahan manage the Gap Creek Ranch from their home in Dallas.


Contact us

Speaks: english

 

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VRBO #373352

This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Wednesday, September 21, 2016

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    16
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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