About the property
- Estate6000 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 - 3 nights
11 Bedrooms And 6 Baths To Accommodate Even the Largest Families in Comfort.
Heart of Texas Ranch is the perfect Hill Country venue for a Texas wedding, yoga retreat, family vacation, or corporate retreat. With enough room to accommodate multiple families or large groups and all the amenities you need, Heart of Texas Ranch will be your home away from home.
The ranch, guest houses and other event facilities are on 55 acres of Texas Hill Country, just minutes from Lake Marble Falls, Lake LBJ, the City of Marble Falls, and close to all the recreation, shopping and sightseeing for which the Hill Country is famous. Check our reviews to see that we’re one of the best vacation rentals in Central Texas.
Dale Fortenberry Jr.
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 22, 2018
About Dale Fortenberry Jr.
I traveled the world 100 nights per year for 25 years in my previous sales position. I have stayed in every type of hotel and bed and breakfast you can imagine during that time. I have taken the best of my experiences and tried to replicate them into these homes. We used only the finest things when furnishing the ranch. 400 thread count sheets, luxuriously thick terry towels, makeup remover wipes, pillow top or memory foam mattresses, the list goes on and on.
Dale Fortenberry Jr. purchased this Estate in 1993
Why Dale Fortenberry Jr. chose Smithwick
This is my family ranch. The larger home on the hill was my parents and the other home belonged to my grandmother. I have remodeled them extensively with all the latest amenities. They sit on 55 acres so it is peaceful and secluded. My nearest neighbor is my cousin. We have incredible 25 mile hilltop views in every direction from the main house. The 6000 square foot deck is perfect for weddings, dances, reunions, etc.
What makes this Estate unique
We have an incredible amount of room. The main house is nearly 4000 sq ft, and the deck is about 6000 sq ft. There are seven bedrooms in the main house plus a game room with a pool table. The smaller house has a game room as well with a pool table and a foosball table. Lots of amenities are nearby including horseback riding, and off road adventure park for 4 wheelers and motorcycles. Longhorn Cavern, several golf courses, boating, are all nearby. Hiking at Balcones National Wildlife Refuge is literally around the corner. My other business is Heart of Texas Wine Tours, so wine tours are almost always available. The hill country of Texas is the #2 wine tourism destination in America right behind Napa Valley.
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Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
ANNUAL FAMILY HOLIDAY GET TOGETHER
Our family enjoyed our stay at the Heart of Texas Ranch. We rented both houses for our
family. Both house were very clean, well maintained, and nicely arranged. The Beds were
all comfortable, the liens and towels were all fluffy and nice. The owner Dale Fortenberry
was very helpful, and easy to communicate with. We were all very satisfied and had a good
family time. We will definitely plan on coming back.
Dale and Bess Curb
Outstanding wedding venue
My husband and I and all of our families a group of 30 got to stay at the Beautiful Heart of Texas ranch we rented out both of homes from September 1st - 4th everything was amazing our wedding was perfect with the help of Dale and his staff couldn't have ask for a better experience me my husband friends and family cannot wait to go back.
Very lovely place, we had plenty of room for everyone and had a wonderful retreat, thanks Dale!
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!
Perfect place to unplug
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!
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!
Heart of Texas Ranch is the perfect Hill Country venue for a Texas wedding, family vacation, or corporate retreat. With enough room to accommodate multiple families or large groups and all the amenities you need, Heart of Texas Ranch will be your home away from home. The ranch, guest houses and other event facilities are on 55 acres of Texas Hill Country, just minutes from Lake Marble Falls, Lake LBJ, the City of Marble Falls, and close to all the recreation, shopping and sightseeing for which the Hill Country is famous. Check our reviews to see that we’re one of the best vacation rentals in Central Texas.