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Hill Country Lodge on James River

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Space 2,200 sq. ft.
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

4 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, sleeps 12 to 14

Luxurious ranch lodge awaits you and your Perfect for a family get together, girls or guy retreat, or even a Romantic Weekend. The Ranch is also great for holding an special events or a small wedding. The grounds and lodge have hosted numerous couples, small get togethers, and reunions.

Located on 165 acres of Texas Hill Country remoteness and sliced through by the James River, the Bar None River Ranch appeals to the outdoor enthusiast who desires privacy. The ranch is located in southern Mason County in the Hill Country, outside of the historic small towns of Mason and Fredericksburg. The James River runs through the middle of the property. The ranch now has fiber internet making it rhe perfect place for a corporate retreat.

In the spring, wildflowers abound. In the summer you can cool down in one of the largest springs chutes in the hill country. In the fall just enjoy the crystal clear star filled skies. In the winter the outdoor fireplace will keep you toasty warm. We are only a few hundred yards away from the Eckert Bat Cave one of the true wonders of the Texas Hill Country.

This is an actively managed wildlife ranch. We seldom mow the main field that surrounds the skeet range as it abounds in wildflowers and is a sanctuary for horn toads and small ground birds. So bring apprioriate footwear and clothing.

Watch the sunset from the 10' wide 360 degree wrap around porch or one of the private picnic tables overlooking the river.

There is a nice pavillion that is great to hold an outdoor classroom and our WI-FI is believe are not high speed fiber!

There is a full skeet range with a high and low houses equipped to throw clay targets. Plus a full rifle range out to 700 yards. We also have a small bermed pistol range.

The James River has several small pools were bass and perch can be caught and released.

Located in the beautiful Texas Hill Country the place is just across the James River from the Nature Conservacy's Eckert Bat Cave. The gate is a waist high rock with a cattle gate painted like a Texas Flag. The gate is locate about 100 feet past the rock corral going away from the river on the south side away from Mason. The property is about 50 minutes outside of Fredricksberg and 20 minutes outside of Mason.

More Details

Property Manager
Property Manager
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 29, 2017

About The Owner

We live in the Hill Country on Lake Travis and in Kerrville and love going out to our ranch. We hope your family and freinds will enjoy the Ranch as much as our family has for many years.

Melinda and Eileen

Why The Owner chose Hill Country

This property has been in the family for nearly 40 years. The lodge was built for family reunions and family enjoyment in 2003. It is very nice for quite weekends, family/friends get together, corporate retreats, training events when you want to do your own thing and not be bothered by anyone.

What makes this lodge unique

The 'Goodnight Loving' spring flows at over 400 gallons a minute has cut a chute through the limestone for some 100 yards and makes the perfect place to cool down in the summer even on the hottest of days. Picnic benches over look the James River the perfect place to watch the sunset and Texas stars like no other place. Full Skeet Range

In the summer time it is a one minute drive to the Eckert Bat Cave to watch the nightly emergence.

Just a two minute drive puts you in Salt Branch were 'Old Yeller' fought the herd of hogs in Fred Gipsons 'Old yeller'

There is virtually no light pollution and the stars are spectacular on a clear night down at the river.

Guestbook comments from the manager

We will be back, rain, or shine.
May 2014
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Amenities

Mason Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Ducted Heating
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Area
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Split-System Air Conditioning
  • Telephone
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - Outdoor Shower
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 5 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Loft
  • 5 Twins Beds up in loft. Plus a futon pad is available
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
Attractions:
  • caves
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Luxurious ranch lodge awaits you and your friends... Located on 165 acres of Texas Hill Country remoteness and sliced through by the James River, the Bar None River Ranch appeals to the outdoor enthusiast who desires privacy. The ranch is located in southern Mason County in the Hill Country, outside of the historic small towns of Mason and Fredericksburg. The James River runs through the middle of the property. This is an actively managed wildlife ranch. So bring your hiking boots and appropriate clothes. In the spring, wildflowers abound. In the summer you can cool down in one of the largest springs in the hill country. In the fall just enjoy the crystal clear star filled skies. In the winter the outdoor fireplace will keep you toasty warm. We are only a 400 yards away from the Eckert Bat Cave one of the true wonders of the Texas Hill Country. Relax on the wrap around porch while sitting in a rocking chair. Sit on a blanket by the river and read a book while listening to the river.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(37 traveler reviews)

Hill Country Lodge on James River
average rating of 4.864865 based on 69 reviews
5

Couldn't have been better

  • 5 of 5

This place is truly an oasis in the Texas Hill Country. I couldn't have asked for a better place to host a bachelor party. Perfect location for a weekend getaway with the guys. Beautiful property, beautiful house, gun ranges. I highly recommend this place!

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Calvin, Thanks for taking such great care of the place. You and your group is welcome back anytime!. Safe travels and don't be a stranger. Cheers
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5

Perfect house and location. Very scenic and beautiful part of Texas.

  • 5 of 5

Remote location that lets you get away from the city or just stress of life. Amazing hill country views, wildlife and stars. Home is very comfortable with all the amenities you could ask for. Plenty of room to roam and adventure on the property and the skeet shooting facility is top notch. Great stay and hoping to host another group here again.

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to host your group. Thanks for taking such good care of the place. Safe Travels.
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5

Unbelievable place

  • 5 of 5

Myself and 7 friends had a bachelor party here. It consisted of having a few beers, shooting skeet, shooting pistols, shooting rifles, having a few more beers, and playing a few board games at night. This place was phenomenal. The scenery was gorgeous and the ability to just roam around in the country brought back memories from when I was a child. The stars at night were big and bright (sorry). But seriously, you cant see the stars like that in the city. Overall, fantastic vacation, and every single one of us loved it and we are already trying to figure out when we can go back. Thanks to everybody at Bar None Ranch and we appreciate your hospitality.

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking such great care of the place!!
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5

Hill country in October

  • 5 of 5

Perfect getaway. The drive to the property was amazing, longhorns, cattle, deer, snakes, sheep, river crossings, cliffs, and beautiful scenery. The property was more beautiful than the photos and description could ever portray. We enjoyed the disconnect from society with the availability of high speed internet. Interior of the ranch home was well maintained. I would make a minor suggestion of putting screens on the windows so they can be opened at night and allow the fresh air into the home without the bugs. The BBQ area, fire places, and fire rings were excellent hang out spots. The full wrap around porch and pavilion provided shade from the afternoon heat. The Star S property surrounding had several different African species that could be seen from the front porch of the Bar None; Gemsbok, aoudad, scimitar, as well as axis and white tail deer. The skeet shooting range provided an excellent opportunity for friendly competition. The river was an excellent hang out spot and discovering the cold springs was an added bonus. We also enjoyed the scenic drives to Old Yeller's statue in Mason, the Eckert bat cave, and Oktoberfest in Fredericksburg. We will definitely try to make this a yearly visit and we have already shared our experiences with friends/family who would like to visit as well. Thanks Tim and family for allowing us to share your beautiful property. Prosit!

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking such great care of the place!!! Come back soon!
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5

Amazing!

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful place; quiet and peaceful, with the indescribable, fierce beauty of the Texas Hill Country. My group of ten all had a terrific time watching the hummingbirds, whitetail deer, rabbits, painted buntings and other songbirds, as well as axis deer, roan and sable antelope, and nubian ibex across the high game fences. I even jumped up a kit fox down at the river! The house had everything we needed to fix our meals; although we didn't use the smoker, grill, or fire pit, it was nice to have those available. We did use both the pistol and rifle ranges, but never got around to shooting skeet because we spent so much time down at the river--such a gem! I had honestly never heard of the James River before I booked this place, sad to say, but now its beauty is forever burned in my memory. The spring down at the river was used as a stop on the Goodnight-Loving cattle drive trail in the late 1870's--incredible to contemplate! We loved our stay here, and WILL be back. A big thanks to Tim and his family for making the property available, and for making the experience so wonderful!

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for taking such good care of the place. Ya'll are five star guest!, Come back soon!,
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5

I WISH I COULD GO HERE MORE OFTEN !!!!!! The only bad part is leaving...

  • 5 of 5

My family, a few friends and I have stayed at the Bar None Ranch a few times now and we can't ever wait to go back! It is a total GEM situated in an awesome area of the Texas Hill Country. The beautiful James River runs right through the middle of it and there is an ice cold spring to chill out in in the heat of the summer. The house has a porch all the way around it so there is always a nice place to go any time of day. The inside of the ranch style house is very nicely done with 4 bedrooms, a huge upstairs loft and a nice big kitchen. It is roomy and accommodating, but does not feel like a luxury 5 star resort spa, which is what I really like because it adds to the overall ranch feel. There is a great BBQ pit that cooks THE BEST STEAKS, a very nice skeet range, pistol and rifle ranges, lots of room to roam and plenty of things to see! Also, the night skies are incredible! My kids LOVE it there too, especially since they can just run wild and get dirty! They love chasing the fireflies! Haven't seen one of those in a while? Well, they're out there!

If you are looking for a great rustic Texas Style Ranch Getaway, I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS PLACE!

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
115 Miles
Austin
Nearest Barpub
14 Miles
Sandstone Winery
Nearest Golf
13 Miles
Mason Community Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
14 Miles
Mason
Car: necessary

1 hour 45 minutes from Austin 50 minutes to Fredricksburg 20 minutes Mason. 2 1/2 hours from Austin Berstrum International Airport. 400 yards to entrance of Nature Conservacy's Eckert Bat Cave. Located on 'the loop' a scenic drive especially durning wild flower season. Great bird watching and game viewing down on the James River. A beautiful 35 minute drive to the Hill Top Cafe. Milky Way Stars deep in the heart of Texas. Full skeet range and pistol plus rifle range.

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Rates & Availability

Mason Lodge Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Memorial Day
May 26 2017 - May 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
$645
From
$645
Fri,Sat
 
 
Summer Fun
May 30 2017 - Dec 17 2017
2 night minimum stay
$495
From
$595
Fri,Sat
 
 
Christmas
Dec 18 2017 - Jan 2 2018
4 night minimum stay
$695
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$445
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Late Checkout $50
Tax Rate 7.25%

Special event rates upon request

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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