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Hill Country Family Event Ranch

Sleeps32
Bedrooms 10
Bathrooms10
Half Baths1
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Lodge /5 Cottages.Sleeps 32 Guests/Large Swimming Area.Must rent entire property

The main attraction at Chinquapin is the natural beauty of the property itself. Also, each cottage has it's own personality and privacy. Your own screened porch and kitchen. Each bedroom has a private bath. The lodge is large and welcoming, perfect for all of your family to gather. The swimming hole is indescribable...the water is pristine and gigantic! There is great fishing and hiking. Large patios for entertaining and stereo system to listen to your tunes outdoors. A fully equipped grill area, playground and rec room (ping pong, pool, foosball). Family of all ages will be thrilled with their experience and remember it always. We only rent all of the cottages to one group at a time, so you have the entire ranch to yourselves. No renting of individual cottages allowed.


Owner
Cecilia Hager
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 17, 2017

About Cecilia Hager

Owned by two sisters who have poured their life and soul into creating an amazing retreat for their families, now open to you. A lot of people say they have never seen a more beautiful or peaceful place.

Cecilia Hager purchased this estate in 1996

Why Cecilia Hager chose Texas

The Texas Hill Country has special memories for many because of the summer camps in the area. The scents, breezes, water and feel of the Hill Country are like no other.

What makes this estate unique

The main attraction at chinquapin is the natural beauty of the propery itself. Also, each cottage has it's own personality and privacy. Your own screened porch and kitchen. Each bedroom has a private bath. The lodge is large and welcoming, perfect for all of your family to gather. The swimming hole is indescribable...The water is pristine and gigantic! There is great fishing and hiking. Large patios for entertaining and stereo system to listen to your tunes outdoors. A fully equipped grill area, playground and rec room (ping pong, pool, foosball). Family of all ages will be thrilled with their experience and remember it always.

Amenities

Mountain Home Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 32
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 10 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Each bedroom on the property has its own bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 7 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 8 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 9 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 10 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 11 - toilet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , tub , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 10 Bedrooms, Sleeps 32
  • Bedroom 2 - Several bedrooms in various houses. Floor plans on website.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen , 3 twin/ single
    Bedroom 7 - 1 double
    Bedroom 8 - 4 twin/ single
    Bedroom 9 - 1 double , 3 twin/ single
    Bedroom 10 - 1 double
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting

Reviews

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(3 traveler reviews)

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Hill Country Family Event Ranch
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews
5

A way too short vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Chinquapin! I'm not sure too many of our 30+ guests learned how to pronounce the ranch name, but they all called it wonderful! Our family reunion covered an age range from 12 months to 85 years old! Relatives came from Texas, Louisiana, and Georgia. We settled in for 3 nights of bliss.

We especially made good use of the "pool!" We used the floats, kayaks, paddle boat and rope swing! My 7 yr old grandson learned how to paddle a kayak in about 10 minutes and was all over the place with it! The water was COLD which was great for July air temps! The eldest were able to watch all the water play comfortably from the shady patio by the house. The kitchen was a focal point for sure and we had such fun cooking and prepping food in the open space. There was just so much room for us to hang out!

Oh, fishing! There were a handful who fished in the lovely fish pond and got to witness one catch and release of a nice sized bass.

The little children were thrilled with the playground! And the older kids loved the rec room. No one was bored!!

The different cottages provided perfect comfort for sleeping. Each cottage was just adorably decorated and outfitted. We really could not have asked for better lodging for all of us

The pictures on the listing are great but seeing it all in real life - it is all even more beautiful!!

We are already talking about next year! And we hope we can stay longer, for sure!!

Thank you, Cecilia, for your help and advice. It was truly a terrific place for our reunion!!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sally, Thank you so much for the kind words! So glad fun was had by young and old at Chinquapin. You are welcome back anytime and we hope that you return for another reunion. Have a wonderful summer! Best, Cecilia
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fort worth
5

HEAVEN IN TEXAS

  • 5 of 5

I can not really put into words how I feel about Chinquapin.

As soon as the gates open and you drive in there is a calm that settles over you.

We go every year with a group of close friends to reconnect, eat, swim, laugh, dance, drink and play.

Our kids can romp around and run free like little wild rascals--my son Gus, asks me daily when we are going back to Chinquapin.

The main house's large open room and kitchen is worthy of a home movie scene --- where cooking and laughing and talking surround you.

From there the all other homes/cottages on the property have such a unique spirit and decor.

The Water.

Oh my goodness.

The Water and the fishing.

It is utterly amazing.

jill

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jill, Thanks so much for your kind words. Always a pleasure to have your group. The water is really especially gorgeous this year after all of the lovely rain. So glad you all had such a wonderful time. Come back!! Best, Cecilia
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Paradise

  • 5 of 5

I don't know if I can adequately describe this magical completely perfect place. From the first moment we started talking to the owners until today (a week after our charmed visit) all communications were a joy. We celebrated my husband's 70th birthday with a family gathering and big music party at Chinquapin Ranch. We couldn't possibly have found a better place and better group of people to support our important time together. Chinquapin is a very special spot, clearly loved and cultivated by it's owners and staff. Each person we met connected to the place was a special enchanted being. I'm not over stating. This place is very very special, we would return at the drop of a hat at any time of year for the rest of our lives.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you loved the ranch and its magic! We loved having you and so glad that this was the perfect place for your special party. Do come back soon!!
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Map

If you want to leave the ranch (which you won't) it is a short drive to quaint fredericksburg and kerrville with shopping and vineyards.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $1,000

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.