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A ranch house escape set high on hilltop in Dripping Springs Tx. Sleeps 8-10

Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Main house w/extra 4 cabins and a vintage 1964 Shasta trailer. 5 bathrooms

Full Moon Ranch is perched at an elevation of 1500’ at the top of a ranch road in the lovely hill country town of Dripping Springs, TX. The main house serves as the entertaining area with the kitchen, dining room, and living room.

All of the bedrooms are in separate detached cabins/rooms.

There is a wrap around porch that faces a courtyard garden and a back porch with views for miles and amazing sunsets.

This rental is for the private enjoyment of the entire ranch and it's almost 20 acres.

Come and never leave during your stay or take day trips to the wineries and breweries or to the downtown Dripping Springs antique shops, dance hall, bars coffee shops and restaurants.

Other day trips include Pedernales Falls State Park, Hamilton Pool, Reimers Ranch Park, Westcave Preserve, Jacobs Well, Blue Hole, Driftwood, Johnson City, or Wimberley. Austin is only 25 convenient miles away and the ranch is also close to most of the hill country wedding venues.

Ideal for groups of 8-10 but can sleep 12.

Perfect for reunions, work retreats, friend retreats, winery tours.

For social gatherings and special occasions like receptions, rehearsal dinners and small weddings please reach out for more details and site fees. Otherwise, please no more than the amount of people booked for lodging on the property unless otherwise arranged with owner.

Bonus: XLR8 Horse Stables are our neighbor and you can rent horses to ride and book guided horse trails through them.

The name “Full Moon Ranch” was inspired from having an amazing dad with a 36 year past career at NASA. He planned and directed the space missions and moon landing. He always wanted a special place for friends and family to gather and enjoy nature, the stars and each other. A space to be free, creative and to hit the reset button. We cherish our time when we are here but enjoy sharing the magic of the place with others when we are not.

No fireworks please.

IMPORTANT: We ask that you arrive before dark if it is your first time visiting the property as the turn in can be hard to find if you have not done before.


• Main house (FULL MOON) has no bedrooms. This is just the entertaining area with the kitchen, dining room and living room, adjoining it.

• HALF MOON cottage has a king size bed and a twin. (the twin is in a semi-private area) Two bathrooms, one with claw foot tub and one with a walk in shower. Double sink areas and toilets and double doors that open to a back porch and stunning views.

• BIG DIPPER and LITTLE DIPPER cottage can be adjoined or closed off to be private from one another with an interior wall door in between them. They each have a queen bed and they both have their own front door entrances, private sink areas with a shared shower and toilet. The cuties face the courtyard garden and have a covered front porch.

• CACTUS MOON sits up the hill the furthest away. Surrounded by cactus it welcomes two guests with a front porch and outdoor seating with two twin beds and large private bathroom and shower area and mini fridge.

• SHOOTING STAR is a 1964 vintage Shasta trailer. Sleeps 1 in XL twin bed with mini fridge, tv, dvd player (with small movie collection), lawn chairs and hammock area. PLEASE NOTE: The bathroom is a short walk down to the breezeway of the main house. There is A/C and heat. No cooking is allowed inside of the Shasta so the vintage stove and sink is for lovely looks only.


More Details

Member since: 2017
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 13, 2018

About The Owner

Reach out with any questions - I want to make your stay and experience the absolute best! - Liz

Why The Owner chose Dripping Springs

The name “Full Moon Ranch” was inspired by having the most amazing dad who had a long career at NASA planning and directing the space missions and moon landing. He wanted a special place for friends and family to gather and enjoy nature, the stars and each other. A space to be free, creative and to hit the reset button. We can’t wait to share this magical hideaway with you.

What makes this house unique

Close to wineries, wedding venues, Pedernales State Park, Dripping Springs, Wimberley, Johnson City, Hye and Fredericksburg. The location is 5 miles west of Downtown Dripping Springs, 25 miles or so to Austin.


Dripping Springs House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • BIG DIPPER - 1 queen
    LITTLE DIPPER - 1 queen
    FULL MOON - Main entertaining area. ( Living, Dining and kitchen)
    HALF MOON - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , Tv is for DVD's only so please bring some if want to.
    CACTUS MOON - 2 twin/ single , Detached cabin with dvd tv, ac/heat, full bathroom.
    SHOOTING STAR - 1 twin/ single , 1964 vintage Shasta trailer
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • caves
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • equestrian events
  • hiking


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A ranch house escape set high on hilltop in Dripping Springs Tx. Sleeps 8-10
average rating of 4.9666667 based on 30 reviews
Spring, Texas

Perfect Retreat Atmosphere

  • 5 of 5

When you arrive at the gate and begin the ascension to the top of the hill you may wonder, "what am i getting into"? However, when you crest the hill and arrive at the property your doubts begin to cease. This property was perfect for us. We were in Driftwood for our Daughter's wedding, which probably tells most our emotions when we arrived and we had other family as guests with us. The property is uniquely laid out; leaving room for intimacy and gathering spaces for larger crowds. The rooms were impeccably clean, the court yard is beautifully landscaped, the main house was immediately welcoming, the kitchen is huge and what words can begin to describe the view from the large deck onto the surrounding hills? Serene, inspirational and totally relaxing, to name a few. This is one of those properties for which the photos are the real deal. We WILL definitely be staying here again and not just only with a large group; just the two of us. The Host Family was super accommodating and could not have been friendlier. Our review is 5 Stars +++ You want to truly enjoy the Hill Country with unimpeded and non-developed views? Stay here!!!

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so thrilled you loved your stay. You and your family are welcome anytime, thank you for such a wonderful review!!
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  • 5 of 5

This is a MUST stay! We’ve rented homes all over the Hill Country but none as original and creatively built as this one! BEAUTIFUL decor, peaceful surroundings...perfect for the person who wants to get away from it all...but still be near some favorites like Salt Lick BBQ and great shopping in the surrounding areas! WE LOVED THIS HOUSE!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ready to Go Again

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here with my family for my Daughter's wedding. It was great. The space is wonderful for families or a large group. The Property owner Liz was always a phone call away if we needed anything. I can't wait to go back for and stay here on a real vacation.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful property

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful property. Loved the layout. Huge great room and kitchen for gathering but bedrooms and bathrooms separate yet convenient and close. Location is good too. Seems most everything we wanted to go do was 15-20 min drive. Would definitely recommend and will return.

  • Submitted: May 27, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Hillcountry Escape

  • 5 of 5

Best Mother’s day weekend ever! The views and accommodations were so incredible. There are many points of interest close by, which gives you plenty of things to do.

Liz was a pleasure to work with!!! I would definitely recommend this to anyone wanting to get away .

  • Submitted: May 14, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect location for relaxing weekend with family or friends

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful location, comfortable and welcoming amenities; we had a great time!

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles

The Full Moon Ranch is located west of downtown Dripping Springs by roughly 5 miles. The charming Texas Hill Country towns of Wimberley and Johnson City are 20 miles away and Austin is roughly 25 miles away.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $150
Property Damage Protection $59

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.