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Cabin at the Phoenix Nest - Country Life - Private, Located On Working Ranch

Bedrooms 1
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type cabin


About the property

3 Rooms - Kitchen, Bath, Bedroom/ Sitting Area

The Cabin at the Phoenix Nest is meticulously furnished in a comfortable and relaxing, ranch style. A full sized kitchen complete with pot, pans, dishes, silverware and microwave make it easy to prepare a quick snack or a full meal. A barbecue pit and fire ring is available for cookouts. Eat “al fresco” at the picnic table or dine in comfort in the cozy kitchen.

1 Bedroom with combined living area, 1 queen bed and bunk beds


Fire ring

Barbecue pit

Beautiful sunrises & sunsets

Private, romantic, and relaxing atmosphere

Walking trails


Friendly miniature donkeys

Century old working ranch

Clear starry nights for stargazing

Texas Bed & Breakfast Assoc. gift certificates accepted

Gift certificates are available

More Details

Joan Reed
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 12, 2018

About Joan Reed

The ranch that this cabin (as well as the Phoenix Nest) sits on has been in operation by the Kassell family for more that 100 years. I grew up on this ranch and have a great love for the beauty with which God has provided for us here.

Why Joan Reed chose Llano

After a relaxing meal sit outside on the swing and take in the night skies where millions of stars can be seen. Settle into The Cabin for a quiet night where four can comfortably sleep in a queen bed and a set of bunk beds.

Outside one can gaze at the pastoral setting of cattle, grazing deer, and many of the state’s rarest and most loved birds. For history buffs, there is a family cemetery with markers dating back a century. Or you might choose to sit out under the trees and relax to the sounds of nature and absorb the magnificent view of the Texas hill country.

Additionally, at The Cabin guests may find all sorts of outdoor activities in the Texas Hill Country such as hiking, catch and release fishing, bird watching, and stargazing. For the young or young at heart, nothing is more fun than bumping through the pastures to feed the cattle. For those who are seeking more activity, bring your horses or mountain bikes and ride the ranch, enjoy the views of the Hill Country. Pursue the trails that cattle have used on the ranch.

The Cabin at the Phoenix Nest is located midway between Llano and Mason off Highway 29. The cabin is nestled in a grove of trees overlooking the peaceful sight of cattle and horses grazing in a rock fenced pasture.


Llano Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • One bathroom, Shower only
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 bunk bed
  • Bedroom/ Sitting Area combined
  • Television ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • rock climbing
  • water tubing
Please note, there is a $30.00 fee for a one night stay.


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Cabin at the Phoenix Nest - Country Life - Private, Located On Working Ranch
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 6 reviews
Belton, Texas


  • 5 of 5

Thank you for letting us enjoy your beautiful ranch. It was the perfect get away for us.We will be back soon.


Rose & Patrick

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

Great place! This place makes for a wonderful get away.

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful and secluded

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful, peaceful place! The seclusion and quiet were exactly what we needed. At times we felt like we were the only 2 people on Earth. From an inquisitive squirrel to friendly miniature donkeys, to the musical sounds of the birds, we were constantly provided with the best entertainment from nature. We really enjoyed exploring and seeing the history of this ranch. And the fish were biting for hours the morning we visited the beautiful pond! The Guest House standing sentinel in the moonlight upon our arrival was a beautiful greeting that took us back in History.

The Cabin was so nice with everything we could possibly need. It was so comfortable and clean. We couldnt find the robes mentioned in the description, but that was the only thing we found lacking (if you can call that lacking).

The stars were absolutely amazing. The moon was full during our stay which provided its own beauty, but we were still able to see so many stars. And lots of shooting stars! And the sound of that wonderful windmill pumping water lulled us to sleep while we were laying around the campfire looking up at those stars.

Our plan was to use The Cabin as our base of operation, a place to sleep after touring the local Hill Country. But when we got there, we didn't want to leave to see anything else! We have found "our spot" and cannot wait to visit again!

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

really enjoyed our stay-I took my 10 year old grandson-close to fishing etc.-he loved the minature donkeys-the cabin is wonderfully western-Roy Rogers would like it!


  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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An amazing experience

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at the Phoenix Nest immensely. The serenity and tranquility of this property was amazing. It was the perfect place for us to meet and share a special weekend together and we cannot wait to return. Thank you for adding to our book of awesome memories! P.S. The miniature donkeys are so sweet!!! They were delightful!! Daniel Rodriguez and GayLynn Fuentes

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Round Rock, TX

Memorial Day getaway ...

  • 4 of 5

We loved being out on this property. It was quiet and beautiful! This is exactly why we went to this particular location. What a great time to go too! The land was blanketed with wild flowers as far as the eye could see! We also enjoyed all the wild animals, jack rabbits, deer and birds. Also the owners had six or so donkeys on the property. It was a fun to watch them play around in the pasture. You can bring fruits and vegetables for them as well. In which we did and had fun watching them eat from our hands. We wished we would've brought bikes to ride around on because there is so much road to travel on. One morning we went for a walk and we covered a lot of ground. This place is dog friendly so we did bring him. He loved it as well. He was chasing the donkey up and down the fence line. So funny! The yard is fenced off so you can let your animals have the run of the place if no one is at the other house. Yes, the other house. There is an old family farm house on the property too. It looked beautiful from the outside. We were just a party of two so the hunting cabin was perfect. However, if your looking for a bigger place the family home would be more suitable. The cabin was clean and comfy. It had everything you could need besides a toothbrush and food. Pots, linens, wine glasses, all there. However, its only rooms are the bedroom, bathroom and kitchen. In the bedroom is the queen bed, bunk beds, and a couch with the T.V. So if you go there in hopes of hanging out in front of the T.V know that your doing it in the bedroom. That is not at all what we went there for, in fact we only turned it on once! The porch looks out over the pasture and the old windmill. This is where we spent most of our time. Bring bug spray! The family home is directly behind the cabin, about 100 yards or so. If your on the porch you can't see them and they can't see you. We did have another family come the day after we arrived and it wasn't difficult to share the space at all. In stead of the absolute silence though we heard an occasional voice. It wasn't a big deal. Overall a great experience! The weather was great for the most part, it did rain, but with the tin roof the sound was amazingly relaxing! We slept great! I would love to go back here again we in need of another quiet break!

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
75 Miles
Nearest Barpub
7 Miles
Nearest Golf
18 Miles
Nearest Train
75 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
18 Miles

Located 18 miles west off Highway 29 from Llano, 7 miles to Castell, 23 miles to Mason. Nearby attractions include Enchanted Rock, Longhorn Cavern, the Highland Lakes, Badu Park and Llano City Park located on the beautiful Llano River as well as the Llano 18 hole golf course, Llano airport,

Castell General Store sells alcohol and cooks lunch on Fridays hamburgers) and BarBQ on Saturdays and Sundays.




Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 10.0%

Remaining balance due upon arrival.
Rates are based on a double occupancy. A nightly fee of $20 for each additional guest will be assessed.
There is an additional charge of $30 for a one-night stay.
Although there is not a damage protection charged upfront you may be held responsible for any incurred damage.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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