The Vrbo Bear stayed here
We found this property to be beary special
Rate for 10 people ($425-$450), beds for 15+, three living areas, great porch!
- english, spanish, w/appointment Polish, Portuguese, French, Japanese
About Sandra Skrei
It is a great joy to share High Hope Ranch's chief steward's generousity in opening up her ranch to people needing a get-away from the crazy and into our quiet nature!
Sandra Skrei purchased this Guest House in 1988
Why Sandra Skrei chose Glen Rose
We bought this ranch because we love Fossil Rim! It's more than being able to dash to their Overlook for a quick look at the giraffes (which we occasionally see along our mutual fence line), grab a bite to eat, buy a gift or visit their contact animal area. It goes beyond hearing the wolves at night. We are also giving Fossil Rim an 1,125 acre gorgeous buffer against development. Combine this with the organic beauty of the land, having miles of walking trails and stunning spots to enjoy the view in areas that are often covered in bluebonnets and other wildflowers, we count ourselves lucky indeed to live here. It is our pleasure to share this special beauty with all of our guests! We also enjoy helping people explore the Glen Rose area. We never get tired of being compared to Mayberry, it's great to have friendly neighbors and a great town to explore!
What makes this Guest House unique
Step back to a simpler time! This is your chance to capture the feeling of going back to a special time when our connections were with the land and each other instead of our phones and computers! Come breathe in the open spaces, touch the land, embrace the sun, hug a tree even, pet a goat, it's all about slowing down and reconnecting with the very basic, forgotten pleasures of just being surrounded by nature's best!
Check-in: 4:00 PM
$20 day use fee applies, no raves
Yards, car OK, not inside or on trails
Dogs must be on a leash. No cats
We do a fun but meaningful safety pledge!
Minimum age of primary renter:21
Max guests:16 (sleeps up to 14 adults)
We ask that you be kind to our home, water usage, septic, land, critters and housekeepers!
We offer recycling and composting and appreciate your help reducing our environmental footprint.
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Vrbo Bear Stay review
Friends and fun
The house has a very "homey" comfortable vibe in a somewhat remote peaceful setting. Was perfect for a group of friends or family enjoying downtime, sitting on the porch and watching the deer, fishing in one of the ponds or hiking and running on trails around the property.
Thanks Lisa! I never heard if any fish were caught!
Thanks for the chuckle on the 'somewhat remote' comment, we had a guest from New York City and when I told her that Loco Coyote was way out in the country, I think I scared her, as she thought we were already a bit too remote! It is all in the eye of the beholder!
Thank you for letting us be a part of the Texas you wanted to show your friends!
Our multi-generational family gathering found pure peace and joy at High Hope Ranch. Thank you for welcoming us and for sharing the ranch and all of its natural wonder!
Family (Texas Safari) Vacation at Fossil Rim Wildlife Center
The house was spacious enough for the 5 family units we had. The house is fully equipped and all you need is food! We will definitely be back to make more wonderful family memories.
So glad that all of your planning paid off with a great weekend for everyone! We look forward to welcoming you back! Thank you!
Beautiful, clean, well maintained, comfortable beds, nice kitchen and grill
The house was perfect for our extended family. The house was very clean and my 85 year old parents slept well. The ranch is quiet and a great place to relax. We played games, went to fossil rim and feed a giraffe, horseback riding, so many great activities in the area. We will come back again. The people at the ranch made us feel like part of the family.
We had so much fun at Habari! We were ALL(22 of us) sad to leave!!! Sandy was GREAT to work with:))
Great place with lots to do! We had 5 families (all with kids) staying at Habari and it fit all of us perfectly. The trails were fun and just staying at the house was great. Gigi was a great help when we got lost! Would definitely stay here again!
We are on one of the highest points in Somervell County with several steep ravines and canyons cutting through the property. During good bluebonnet years, our fields look like large, deep blue lakes! Our walking trails take you to Fossil Rim Wildlife Center's fences. Most people don't want to leave when they get to the ranch. Each of our three guest houses has a notebook with information on local attractions like Fossil Rim, Dinosaur Valley State Park, Glen Rose's Historic Square and other nearby small towns. Three of our ponds have been stocked with catfish and guests are welcome to try their luck with catch and release fishing. TPWD releases trout into the Paluxy River for fly-fishing, and Wheeler Branch Reservoir is popular for bass fishing, kayaking and swimming. One of the state's best public golf courses, Squaw Valley is less than 20 minutes away, as are Dinosaur State Park, Dinosaur World, the Creation Evidences Museum, The Promise and great shopping, browsing, and eating at Glen Rose's downtown square.
We share a fence line with Fossil Rim Wildlife Center, we've seen giraffe and heard wolves at night along our trails. We are twelve minutes from Glen Rose's other incredible family attractions: The Paluxy River Walk and Park, Dinosaur Valley State Park, Dinosaur World, Brazos River, Historic Courthouse Square, Barnard's Mill and Art Museum. One of the state's best pie shops is on the historic town square, along with galleries, antiques, restaurants, gift shops and a weekend farmers market. There are nearby wineries (Barking Rocks Winery, Red Caboose Winery) and chocolate factories, too. Most people stay on property, but there is plenty to do within a 35 mile drive!
Common Ranch Activities:
Some people can't get off the porch, enjoying quiet activities such as reading, writing, watching the scenery, wildlife and sky. Others roam our 1,125 acres for photography and connecting with nature. Bird watching and casual to strenuous hiking are favorites. Multiple trails wander through woods, pocket prairies, fields and steep ravines frequented by a variety of wildlife including white-tailed deer, bobwhite, turkey, fox, bobcat, armadillo, raccoon, and rabbits. Game cameras have captured ring-tails and porcupine at Goat Cave. We have Golden-cheeked Warblers and Black-capped vireos, Painted Buntings and lots of other beautiful birds. Habari is close to our barn area, guests often help feed our goats, donkey, horses and chickens. Panoramic views and forever horizons set the scene to include gorgeous sunrises and sunsets. The night sky, still not clouded by city lights, allows for astronomical views into space with views of multiple stars, planets, formations, satellites, and meteors.