Two house estate - 9BR, 5 1/2 BA total - sleeps up to 30 people
Pool / Spa
- 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.
- No refund if you cancel less than 60 days before check-in.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Children allowed - No more than 10 children under 18 per groupNo more than 10 children under 18 per group
No parties/events - Strictly NO Events allowed on site.Strictly NO Events allowed on site.
No smoking - Tingari Ranch is strictly no smoking on site.Tingari Ranch is strictly no smoking on site.
Max guests: 30 - 30 limit is firm -Max # ofchildren under 18 is ten30 limit is firm -Max # ofchildren under 18 is ten
Minimum age of primary renter: 25
- PLEASE NOTE! You must sign our Rental Agreement and submit w/booking request. NO EVENTS on site No camping on site No hunting on site
Property is breathtaking. Truly a treat to stay at this property.
The pictures online don't do this place justice! It's better than you can imagine! But if you go, don't plan on leaving because your group will be having so much fun, they won't want to go anywhere else! We were there for my son's wedding weekend and I couldn't get everyone to go get ready for the rehearsal or the wedding because they were enjoying themselves so much. There are so many fantastic things to do and so much nature to see. Even though it was very hot in June, we built a fire in the pit each night and made smores and had a super time. On top of that, the kitchen is VERY well supplied with all kinds of equipment - pots, pans, electric appliances, dishes, silverware, everything! We have decided we want to come back every year for a family reunion!
We are so pleased you and your family enjoyed the ranch - June is warm but a perfect time of year when the creek is usually flowing good! We'd be happy to welcome you back any time, thanks for being such great guests!!
Amazing site for our family reunion! Perfect for all ages! Lots to do!
We loved our stay! Now, I realize what it means to rent with a "Premier Partner" on VRBO - not only an awesome place but superb service! This property (and Dripping Springs itself) experienced a flood after getting something like 6 or more inches of rain within an hour just a few weeks before our arrival. The owners were very transparent about the damage and we appreciated their honesty. They even offered to refund our money. Wow! That showed us their extreme level of integrity. Since we were really looking forward to our trip and couldn't easily reschedule, they went all out to repair the damage and replace items lost in the flood even down to ordering new outdoor chess pieces. Mel responded to our every question before our arrival quickly and fully so we felt comfortable in keeping our reservation (she made us feel that no question was too small). And what a great time we had - from Great-grandpa down to the one and half year old great-grand-kids! We kayaked, swam in the pool, lazed on the hammocks, swung on the swings, slid down the slide, biked the hiking trails, played horseshoes and tossed bean bags and more - plus had many hotly contested ping pong tournaments. We all watched great-Grandpa's retirement video on the big screen in the entertainment room. The kitchens had 6 burner stoves, 2 ovens, and every modern electronic convenience plus pots and pans to cook anything you could think of - plus plenty of space and counters to do it! Sure made cooking for the crowd and feeding them a breeze. The large table was the site of much laughter over meals and many card games as it fit the crowd. The bedrooms are large in both houses and the walk-in closets were big enough that they fit the babies' pack-n-plays enabling the babies to have a separate "room" for sleeping - which in turn enabled the parents to actually sleep! The caretaker lives out of site at the far entrance of the property so he was there in minutes when we needed him. Possibly due to the flood, there were a couple Texas creepy crawlies which were easily dealt with and there was an issue with the refrigerator but within a couple of hours - TWO NEW fridges were delivered. Very impressed! What I loved the most is - we had room for our entire family there - and didn't see another person. Loved the early mornings with coffee on the balcony, porch, or hammock - completely one with nature - birds singing and not a single hint of traffic noise! Peaceful and beautiful!!! Highly recommend!
Robin - I want to express my own gratitude to you and your family for your patience and trust in us as we reset the ranch for your arrival. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your time at the ranch and would welcome you back any time. THANK YOU for being such wonderful guests!
Great Family Getaway
This property was fantastic for our family gathering of 20! The weather was perfect to enjoy all of the outdoor activities. The only complaint would be that with only 3 TV's on the property, having one of them out of order was a disappointment. Also, the refrigerator in the main kitchen stopped cooling on Saturday. The caretaker was very responsive and provided coolers and bags of ice to get us through the rest of the weekend.
Thank you so much for being great guests at the Ranch. We do very much appreciate your patience with our technical issues, and glad that you all enjoyed all of the activities the ranch had to offer over your Thanksgiving stay. We do hope you'll return for future visits!!
True Country Retreat
I have so many things to say about this INCREDIBLE property. We searched for months to find a place that could accommodate our group of 30 girls for a fitness retreat and Mel's home hit the mark. We were greeted by several deer and wildlife upon arrival and entered into a beautiful, clean, spacious home (the photos do not do it justice!). Both houses, the Ranch and the Bungalow, are exceptional with plenty of space for entertaining, and full kitchen/bathroom supplies. We held a kickboxing class, a yoga class, and field day in three different spots across the property. The pool is amazing and a perfect size. We also all enjoyed exploring the grounds for wildlife. The girls loved the house so much, that several wanted to skip out on our planned dinner in Austin to continue enjoying it!
The location is just 7 minutes or so from a main strip, including an HEB, and only 30 minutes from downtown Austin. The location can't be beat if you're looking to get out in the country, but still be close to a big city.
We look forward to hopefully holding another retreat here in 2019. Mel, we are so grateful to you for allowing us to stay on your beautiful property. We miss it already!
So glad you and your group enjoyed all the ranch has to offer. Thanks for being great guests - we look forward to welcoming you all back next year!
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.