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Bar None Ranch wrap around porch lit up at night. Great Place!

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Last updated: 08/20/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

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.

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Property Type

  • Lodge
  • 2200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Children Welcome:

    Our children and their friends grew up out here on weekends. They absolutely love it....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Inside there is no smoking...moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    No kitties, but small lap dogs are fine inside the lodge. We ask that large dogs be limited to the yard. However large dogs can be kenneled on porch or in barn. During cold nights kennels can be brought inside. Please perform shovel duty after your pet. Shovel provided. ...moreless

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • 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....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Books For Adults
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games For Kids
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Stereo

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Caves
  • Cinemas
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Rural
  • Water View:

    James River runs through the property. River is not visible from porch. Just a short walk away and runs through the middle of the property....moreless

  • Waterfront:

    1/2 a mile of the James River runs through the property. It has wading areas and small pockets for swimming. The main feature is the "Good Night Loving" spring chute which is 68 degrees year round....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Mountain Biking
  • Snorkeling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Upstairs and downstair units...moreless

  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Ducted Heating
  • Fireplace:

    Firewood provided November thru March...moreless

  • Heating
  • Internet:

    High Speed Fiber Internet!!! ...moreless

  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided:

    Tommy Bahama sheets in bedrooms...moreless

  • Living Area
  • Living Room:

    With fireplace* Firewood provided November thru March...moreless

  • Mobile Phone:

    Phone service is available ...moreless

  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Plenty of room ...moreless

  • Split-System Air Conditioning
  • Telephone
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wood Fireplace:

    (2) 1 inside and 1 outside. ...moreless

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    4 Burner Stove, Microwave, Pots Pans, Griddle, Coffe Pot,...moreless

  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator:

    Refigerator, Freezer with ice maker....moreless

  • Stove:

    4 Top...moreless

  • Stove

Outside

  • Barbecue
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio:

    1600 sg feet of wrap around porch...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Bar b que Pit Charcoal not provided. Firewood can be picked up on property (dead fall.)...moreless

  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway To Water
  • Wood Deck
 

Reviews

Write a review 4.8
from 33 traveler reviews
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer Season
Jul 5 - Sep 3, 2016
2 night min stay
$445 $495
Fri, Sat
Labor Day
Sep 4 - Sep 6, 2016
3 night min stay
$575 $575
Fri, Sat, Sun
Regular Season
Sep 7 - Nov 23, 2016
2 night min stay
$445 $495
Fri, Sat
Thanksgiving
Nov 26 - Nov 29, 2016
3 night min stay
$625
Regular Season
Nov 30 - Dec 18, 2016
2 night min stay
$445 $495
Fri, Sat
Christmas New Year High Season
Dec 19 - Jan 3, 2017
3 night min stay
$645
Regular Season
Jan 4 - Mar 1, 2017
2 night min stay
$435 $475
Fri, Sat
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$445

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

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

Notes:

Special event rates upon request


Manager's cancellation policy:

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


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Last updated: 08/20/2016
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Location

115 Miles
Nearest Airport
Austin
14 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Sandstone Winery
13 Miles
Nearest Golf
Mason Community Golf Course
14 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
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.

 

Manager info

About: 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 Mason, TX, USA:
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.

The Unique Benefits at this Lodge:
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.


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Photos

  • Bar None Ranch wrap around porch lit up at night. Great Place!

    Bar None Ranch wrap around porch lit up at night. Great Place!

  • Bar Area awaits you.

    Bar Area awaits you.

  • Upstairs Loft with full size pool table and foozball table.

    Upstairs Loft with full size pool table and foozball table.

  • Living Room during corporate event plenty of room for lots of friends and family

    Living Room during corporate event plenty of room for lots of friends and family

  • Bedroom 1 -3 are the same size different decorations. Nice queen size bed.

    Bedroom 1 -3 are the same size different decorations. Nice queen size bed.

  • Bar B Que Cooking Area smoker and pit.

    Bar B Que Cooking Area smoker and pit.

  • Skeet Shooting Low House

    Skeet Shooting Low House

  • Corporate Event a great dinner you can set 8 picnic tables that sit 50 plus!

    Corporate Event a great dinner you can set 8 picnic tables that sit 50 plus!

  • Wildlife is abundant deer, turkey, dove, are seen every day!

    Wildlife is abundant deer, turkey, dove, are seen every day!

  • Exterior Spring Bluebonnet Time in the back yard.

    Exterior Spring Bluebonnet Time in the back yard.

  • Bar B que cooking area during Spring Flower Season. 
Pets are allowed ask

    Bar B que cooking area during Spring Flower Season. Pets are allowed ask

  • Amish Rocking Chairs Await you.

    Amish Rocking Chairs Await you.

  • Outside fireplace with bluebonnets in April.

    Outside fireplace with bluebonnets in April.

  • Living room with inside fireplace

    Living room with inside fireplace

  • Master Bathroom with claw foot tub and copper sink.

    Master Bathroom with claw foot tub and copper sink.

  • Kitchen Area oven, microwave, copper sink, refrigerator, coffe pot, dishwasher

    Kitchen Area oven, microwave, copper sink, refrigerator, coffe pot, dishwasher

  • New Years Fireworks out by the Skeet Range.

    New Years Fireworks out by the Skeet Range.

  • Wedding

    Wedding

  • Family Fun!! Front Yard Touch Football

    Family Fun!! Front Yard Touch Football

  • House and Bar B Que area

    House and Bar B Que area

  • Master Bedroom with view

    Master Bedroom with view

  • Kids rock hopping in James River

    Kids rock hopping in James River

  • Pistol Range.

    Pistol Range.

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This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Wednesday, August 24, 2016

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  • Sleeps
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  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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  • Calendar last updated 08/20/2016

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Hill Country Lodge on James River Booking Late Summer and Fall

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