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Luxurious Texas Hill Country Ranch Compound for Up to 30 Guests.

Sleeps30
Bedrooms 11
Bathrooms6
Space 6,000 sq. ft.
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

11 Bedrooms And 6 Baths To Accommodate Even the Largest of 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.


Owner
Dale Fortenberry Jr.
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
November 15, 2017

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 Marble Falls

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.

Amenities

Marble Falls Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 6000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 30
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 30 people
Bathrooms:
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , jetted tub
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , shower
  • We have 6 bathrooms between the two homes. Three are walk in showers, two are shower tub combos, and one is a spa tub for two.
Bedrooms:
  • 11 Bedrooms, Sleeps 30
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 1 king
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 7 - 1 king
    Bedroom 8 - 1 king
    Bedroom 9 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 11 - 2 queen
    Bedroom 12 - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 10 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single
  • We have 11 bedrooms between the two homes. Most are kings, 5 are queens. One of them is a converted two car garage on the smaller house. It contains two queens in the same room.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 12 bicycles
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • 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
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

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average rating of 5.0 based on 32 reviews
5

Outstanding wedding venue

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great getaway

  • 5 of 5

Very lovely place, we had plenty of room for everyone and had a wonderful retreat, thanks Dale!

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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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: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

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: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

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: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Girl's Weekend!

  • 5 of 5

Just enjoyed an amazing "Girl's Weekend" at the Ranch! The ranch has all the comforts of home! We didn't want for anything during our stay. Comfortable and roomy and THAT DECK! Our favorite place to drink our morning coffee and our favorite place for that glass of wine in the evening while watching the sunset I have to say that the beds are more comfortable than any hotel I've every stayed in! Perfect place for a girl's weekend, or any get away or event!!! Definitely will stay again.

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
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Map

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Double Horn Brewing Company
The Real New Orleans Style Restaurant
Bella Sera
"New York style pizza. Best in town!"
PEETE'S COUNTRY KITCHEN
Santa Maria Cellars
Hidden Falls Adventure Park
Hidden Falls Golf Club
Delaware Springs Municipal Golf Course
The Legends Golf Course
Russo's
Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Austin Bergstrom
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Hidden Falls Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
Several
Car: recommended

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.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $400 + Tax
Pet Fee $30 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $2,000
Tax Rate 11.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund