|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
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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.
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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
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.
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.
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
We picked this place to have our wedding reception--a small gathering of about 30. We couldn't have picked a better place! The homes were beautiful, the sunsets gorgeous and there was plenty of space for all of us to mingle and dance. The bedrooms were luxurious and clean. I loved the attention to detail in each room--especially the bridal suite! Did I mention the 6,000sq. ft. deck---incredible! Dale, the owner, was such a sweetheart and very helpful. If it weren't for him the weekend would not have been so amazing. In the future, we plan to come back for a family vacation and stay even longer. I would highly recommend this place to anyone who is looking for a beautiful place to have a wedding reception, family reunion or a simple get away vacation.
We rented both homes for our annual Girls Wine Weekend. Both homes were awesome and the property is beautiful! The houses provide updated features and plenty of sleeping space! We spent most of our time on the beautiful deck just enjoying the 'country'. We have done many wine tours with Dale and he is a joy to work with. We will always give him our business and recommend The Heart of Texas Ranch to anyone looking for a get away!
This past February, a group of 18 of my closet girlfriends spent the weekend at this beautiful home/vacation rental property in the Hill Country. We rented both homes for the weekend and Dale took excellent care of our group, from the booking process to checking in on us throughout our stay to make sure we were well taken care of. He told us family stories of the home, spent time with us an genuinely seemed interested in our satisfaction and making sure we were having fun.
The larger of the two homes, which is where I actually stayed, is beautiful and was decorated so cute! It is stocked with all the household items and linens you could ever need and the set-up of the bedrooms was very accommodating for our large group. It would also be perfect for a smaller group since there are a couple bedrooms on the ground floor as well. If you have loud teenagers, putting them upstairs with the game room would allow adults some time away as well.
The view from the deck was nothing like I had ever seen before. It was beautiful at night so we were able to sit outside, listen to music and just enjoy the quiet under the stars.
We take a girls trip each weekend and we will definitely be returning to this location in the near future. Next time we need to add a wine tour to the weekend!
Girls weekend was a blast at this house. The deck is amazing for entertaining, hanging out and watching a hill country sunset. Plenty of space and bedrooms on the inside including a pool table and bedrooms with no windows (seriously - best sleep ever!). Dale was easy to work with and we couldn't have been more pleased. We will definitely be back.
We gathered a group of friends together for a weekend at the ranch to celebrate the arrival of a friend's newborn. The Ranch ended up being the perfect spot to do so. What a relaxing place to spend time together with your most favorite girlfriends! We made our own meals in the spacious and fully stocked kitchen. We spent time catching up with each other on the beautiful deck, watching the sunset and the moon rise. There were plenty of large and comfortable beds for everyone to sleep; and lots of bathrooms for a bunch of girls to share!
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.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$1,000|
|Pet Fee||$30 + Tax|
|Cleaning Fee||$200 + Tax|
A three night minimum rental is required for all major holidays and during Spring Break. For wedding rates please discuss with owner.
One half rental due at booking to hold reservation. Remainder due 90 days before check in.