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Large Beautiful Hill Country Estate With 20 Mile Views

Sleeps16
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms4
Space 3,800 sq. ft.
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

7 Bedroom, 4 Bath Home. 6000 Sq Ft Deck With 20 Mile Views Of The Hill Country

Escape to Central Texas' hill country in the heart of the highland lakes!

Heart of Texas Ranch is nestled on 55 acres of Hill Country just ten minutes from Lake Marble Falls, Lake LBJ, the City of Marble Falls, and close to all the recreation, shopping and sightseeing that Central Texas is famous for.

Our vacation houses are perfect for family vacations, with enough room to accommodate multiple families or large groups.

The Isaac Millsap House has 5 bedrooms plus 2 'pocket' bedrooms - comfortably sleeping up to 16. It has all the amenities for the ideal vacation, wedding, or corporate retreat. Please enjoy the slide show or virtual tour to see what we mean.

Let us help make your Texas vacation a memorable one.

More Details

Owner
Dale Fortenberry Jr.
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 7, 2017

About Dale Fortenberry Jr.

My parents bought this home as their dream retirement home in 1993. After I inherited it, I decided to turn it into the area's premier retreat and wedding venue. We do everything from family reunions, weddings, corporate retreats, parties, concerts, you name it.

Dale Fortenberry Jr. purchased this estate in 1993

Why Dale Fortenberry Jr. chose Lake Marble Falls

Heart of Texas Ranch is owned by an 8th generation Texan whose ancestor, Isaac Millsap, died at the Alamo. The vacation homes have been proudly named after Isaac and his wife Mary. When fully developed the ranch will include a winery, swimming pool and additional accommodations.

The popular Heart of Texas Wine Tours is also operated from the same property taking visitors to tour a selection of the many Hill Country wineries. Ranch house guests enjoy a 10% discount on these wine tours.

Located just minutes away from Hidden Falls Adventure Park, and a short drive from Marble Falls where you can visit historic sites, shop, dine or cool off and fish in Lake Marble Falls. There are public boat ramps to Lake Travis situated between the ranch and Marble Falls and as well as the location being a great spring-board for touring the Hill Country it is conveniently located for exploring all the delights Austin has to offer.

What makes this estate unique

We are the ideal venue for your wedding or reunion. We have hosted numerous weddings since we opened and are quickly becoming one of the top venues in central Texas. We have done weddings for as many as 300 people with ease.

Amenities

Marble Falls Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 18 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 4
Bedrooms:
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • King size beds (5), Queen size Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) This bed is the latest design of sleeper from IKEA. It is a queen size, and is VERY comfortable.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 6 bicycles
  • 24 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • 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
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing

Reviews

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average rating of 4.967742 based on 31 reviews
5

Awesome!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect for our family vacation. View from the deck is beautiful. The bedrooms, kitchen, eating area and living room are all spacious and everyone felt like they had enough space. A very peaceful and relaxing stay. Close to 4-wheeling and zip lining.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
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5

Wonderful venue for a yoga retreat or just hanging out!

  • 5 of 5

I recently stayed at Dale's 7 bedroom house outside of Marble Falls for a yoga retreat. There were 8 of us. It was incredible! The house was large enough for people to have some privacy , the large kitchen was stocked with everything we needed, and the outside wrap around deck was perfect for having meals out there and for yoga. There were also plenty of bathrooms for all of us, one with a Jacuzzi tub. The view from the back deck overlooks the beautiful Hill Country. And the host Dale couldn't have been more kind or helpful. If you are looking for a place for your gathering that is more on the comfortable and cozy, almost luxurious side, this is the place for you!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Couldn't have asked for a better more scenic wedding location

  • 5 of 5

Thank you so much for being so incredibly accommodating at Heart of Texas Ranch. We booked both houses, but had our wedding and reception outdoors on the huge deck. Everything was very clean and accommodating at the houses. No questions were left unanswered prior to our stay or during. Dale was very attentive to the property while we were there all while keeping a comfortable distance. We had our wedding party stay with us at the Isaac Milsaps house. Everything worked out beautifully. Our outdoor wedding was a dream. It was a beautiful clear and breezy comfortable evening in mid June for us. The beds in the house are extremely comfortable. (Way better than my temper-pedic at home) I can't say enough great things about this location. Sunrise and sunset are beautiful. I easily had 100 guests at our wedding and could have accommodated 200 more. I'm so pleased with our decision to use this house for our extended wedding weekend. I truly overpacked. Next time I will just come with clothes and food. Everything else is there! I can't wait to be able to book an anniversary trip to reminisce. Thank you Dale and Heart of Texas Ranch.

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

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: Feb 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: Feb 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: Feb 2017
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Map

Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Austin Bergstrom International
Nearest Golf
23 Miles
Delaware Springs
Car: necessary

We are right down the street from Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge, a great place for hiking and birdwatching. Also just around the corner is an off-road adventure park for for 4 wheelers, motorcycles, etc. Also a hunting ranch, fishing, golf, horseback riding, and much much more.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

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

A three night minimum rental is required for all major holidays and during Spring Break. For wedding rates please discuss with owner.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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