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Heart of Texas Ranch and Retreat sleeps 14. Weddings, Yoga Retreats, Reunions

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,000 sq ft
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 10-14)

Peace and quiet in secluded Texas Hill Country setting but only 10 minutes from all the wonderful resources of the town of Marble Falls, Lake Marble Falls and Lake LBJ. Perfect for a family vacation, yoga retreat, corporate retreat, and more. Beautifully furnished with well equipped kitchen and superior propane grill. Great game room with quality pool table and foosball table. 2 extra sleeper sofas in game room and sleeper sofa in living room has a new 5' memory foam mattress making it a comfortable place for up to 14 people. Minutes from Hidden Falls Adventure Park, Camp Balcones and Camp Peniel. Many choices to eat out in Marble Falls and an HEB Grocery Store and Super Walmart for all your food shopping needs. Many local stores and boutiques downtown with several live music venues. Dozens of Texas Hill Country Wineries are in the vicinity and special discounts with Heart of Texas Wine Tours for our guests!

More Details

Dale Fortenberry Jr.
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 10, 2018

About Dale Fortenberry Jr.

I am an 8th generation Texan and this property has been in my family for some time. This particular house was my grandparents' and my parents' home is listed with VRBO as additional accommodation. I am also in the process of developing the Heart of Texas Ranch on which this property is located into a Winery and Event Center for Weddings, family reunions, celebrations and corporate events.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

I also own Heart of Texas Wine Tours and offer my guests a 10% discount on any wine tour taken.


Marble Falls Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , Extra long and deep 6 foot bathtub. Great for long soaks.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , walk in shower with river rock floor and natural light
  • 2
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , The twin is a twin sized window seat with a custom mattress
    Bedroom 5 - 2 sleep sofa /futon , Queen sized sleeper with custom mattress in the living room
    Bedroom 4 - 2 sleep sofa /futon , Two fold out queens are in the game room.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , The twin is a roll away that I keep stored in the closet.
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (3)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Texas Hill Country View, Board Games, Books,


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Heart of Texas Ranch and Retreat sleeps 14. Weddings, Yoga Retreats, Reunions
average rating of 5.0 based on 20 reviews

Great for our Girls' Getaway

  • 5 of 5

This was great for our girls' weekend. It was plenty spacious, comfortable beds, comforts of home PLUS an amazing deck with gorgeous lights that's perfect for soaking up any time of day - especially the hill country sunrises and sunsets. The Ranch is a place I look forward to coming back to with several couples to enjoy a wine tour weekend, too!

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect place to unplug!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our stay here! It was the perfect relaxing getaway I needed and I really look forward to bringing my entire family here to stay a weekend in the coming months. I didn't want to leave!

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Weekend refresher

  • 5 of 5

This was such a beautiful place to have our girls' weekend! The rooms were beautifully decorated and the beds were extremely comfortable. Sipping coffee on the beautiful large wooden deck every morning just set the best tone for the day. Look forward to coming back!

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Girl's Weekend!

  • 5 of 5

Just enjoyed an amazing "Girl's Weekend" at the Ranch! The ranch has all the comforts of home! We didn't want for anything during our stay. Comfortable and roomy and THAT DECK! Our favorite place to drink our morning coffee and our favorite place for that glass of wine in the evening while watching the sunset I have to say that the beds are more comfortable than any hotel I've every stayed in! Perfect place for a girl's weekend, or any get away or event!!! Definitely will stay again.

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Location

  • 5 of 5

Had such a wonderful time at Heart of Texas Ranch. The property was so beautiful and in the perfect location.

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Outdoor Wedding

  • 5 of 5

I attended an outdoor wedding here and it was wonderful! The wedding and facilities were beautiful, and the guests raved about all the activities they had enjoyed in the area. Transportation is easy as the owner arranges it all for you:) Relaxing, fun and easy!!! Would love to go back<3

  • Submitted: Dec 21, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
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60 Miles
Austin Bergstrom International Airport
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
3 public golf courses nearby
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
Car: necessary

Hidden Falls Adventure Park for off-road vehicles is 3 miles away. Balcones National Wildlife Refuge is 5 miles away and offers extensive hiking trails and birdwatching.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200
Pet Fee $30
Damage Deposit $1,000

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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