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Mountain View Guest House - Located 10 miles from Enchanted Rock State Park

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,200 sq ft
Property type house


About the property

3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom with shower, queen size sofa bed

Sip your coffee and watch the sunrise from a rocking chair on a front porch that overlooks grand hill country mountains. Enjoy the shade of a cool, screened in back porch while hummingbirds put on a show for you. That’s what a busy day looks like at Mountain View Guest House.

Sleeps up to 8 guests - 2 queen beds, bunk beds, queen sofa sleeper

Take in the beautiful views of the surrounding hills on the large front porch

Screened-in back porch with table/chairs

Charcoal grill


Beautiful sunrises and scenic view

Romantic and relaxing starry nights

Hiking trails


Miniature donkeys and horse

Working ranch

Beautiful wildflowers

Close to Enchanted Rock

Gift certificates are available

Please look at the Mountain View Guest House's sister properties, all part of the Phoenix Nest Guest Houses in Llano, listed on VRBO as well-

Cabin at the Phoenix Nest

The Sunday House

Birmingham House

Phoenix Nest Guest House

Hickory Ridge Hide Away Cabin

More Details

Joan Reed
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 13, 2018

About Joan Reed

I was born in Llano, raised on our family ranch and graduated from Llano High School. Attended college in Austin and moved back to Llano to marry. Lost my husband of 42 years to cancer. Remarried in 2008 to Lony Reed.

Joan Reed purchased this house in 2005

Why Joan Reed chose Llano

My husband and his late wife came from Louisiana for many years each fall to hunt. They fell in love with Llano county and decided to make it their home. They worked to clear the land and built their house and Mountain View. Mountain View was originally built for Lony's mother-in-law.

What makes this house unique

From the living room and the front porch there is a view of the surrounding mountains to the east. The sunrises are awesome! Don't be surprised if the miniature donkeys and Gypsy (the horse) come up to the fence for "treats".


Llano House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 bunk bed
  • There is a sleeper sofa is located in the living room.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing
Magazines, cookbooks, paperbacks and bible provided for your reading.


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Mountain View Guest House - Located 10 miles from Enchanted Rock State Park
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews

Great experience!

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying at this guest house. Beautiful location, quiet nights - just what we were looking for! The property had everything we needed.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Really was a home away from home with perks!

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was stocked with more then you could need! Lots of kitchen gagedts, cookware and serving sets for kids and adults. Tons of blankets, pillows, bathroom necessities, plus nice little extras like snacks and coffee. We loved feeding the donkeys and horses plus the beautiful view. The owners are nice and make sure you are taken care of! So convient to enchanted rock park. We brought the rain this time so will have to stay again to hike the rock!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Exceptional owners, wonderful property, comfortable beds, fabulous view.

  • 5 of 5

Had an outstanding time staying here. Joan & Lony were wonderful hosts that gave great attention to our comfort and pleasure. Plenty of room for the three of us. The beds, chairs, and sofa were very, very comfortable. Everything we possibly could have needed was provided: all kitchenware, bathroom items, bedding, more than ample storage, washer/dryer, etc. Had a relaxing morning on the front porch watching the sunrise - turned into a Disney movie with the burros out in the pasture, Gypsy the horse nickering on the other side of the fence, an adorable kitty came to visit, along with Lucy (their sweet dog), a few hummingbirds and a couple other critters nearby. We looked at other properties around Fredericksburg and Enchanted Rock, and we feel it is the absolute best place to stay - hands down. Kristie was a treasure - she handled our details and questions so quickly. All in all, these folks are the best and have helped to make this trip a wonderful time for us.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderfully relaxing and well kept property

  • 5 of 5

A group of six women had a lovely time at the Phoenix Nest Guest House. The kitchen was very well stocked with pots, bowls, glasses etc. The rooms were large and comfortable. Most importantly the huge back porch was made for relaxing and taking in the awesome sunset and wildlife with no car noise or other distractions. A phenomenal retreat to renew and restore one’s outlook on life. Thanks Phoenix Nest!!

  • Submitted: May 20, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice quiet place for a girls weekend

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for a girl's weekend and loved it! The house was clean and well stocked. I've stayed at places that barely give you enough towels, maybe one dishtowel for the kitchen, and one roll of toilet paper - but not this place! There were plenty of towels and linens, the kitchen was well stocked with cooking supplies, and the DVD and wifi were easy to use. The directions we were given were great and made it much easier to find the place (it is in the country, so the directions were essential).

Joan (the owner) was very friendly and came to check on us when we arrived and even checked on us the next morning before check out. We also had a last minute change with the number of people that could attend, and Joan wrote us a check to refund us for the difference in occupants (we did NOT expect that and thought it was very thoughtful and considerate of her).

The house is at the bottom of a hill, and we were able to take 2 hikes on the property while staying here. And the porch is as wonderful as it looks in the pictures. If you're looking for a quiet place in the beautiful Texas hill country, this place is fantastic!

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Texas Hill Country Family Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Mountain View guest house does not disappoint, and the owners, Joan and Lony, are just about the nicest, most welcoming people you'll ever meet. Our family of five, including three young children, stayed at mountain view over spring break. The house had everything we needed and more. The house is nicely furnished, the kitchen well-stocked and the beds are cozy. We spent our days hiking nearby trails, relaxing on the front porch looking out at the beautiful hill country, visiting with the donkeys and horse on the ranch, and playing with the Reed's four-legged fur baby. At night, the view of the stars can't be beat. Mr. Reed perfected our stay with a tour of the ranch and even taught us some very interesting history. Our children had so much fun, they kept asking when we would return even before we left! Thank you Joan and Lony for such a wonderful vacation! We will be back again soon!

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
75 Miles
Nearest Barpub
13 Miles
Nearest Golf
16 Miles
Nearest Train
75 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.01 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
12 Miles
Car: necessary

To Mountain View Guest House:

14273 S State Highway 16 Llano, TX 78643

From Highways intersection of 16 south and

71 east (this is about a mile south of the

Llano River Bridge, continue on Hwy 16

south (towards Fredericksburg) about 12

miles. Our rock wall entry way will be on

your right. It is planted with succulents. The

black wrought iron gate has an “R” on it as

well as the numbers “14273”. There is a

locked entry gate.

Mountain View Guest House is located just 10 miles from Enchanted Rock State Park, 13 miles south of Llano and 25 miles north of Fredericksburg.

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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Rates are based on a double occupancy. A nightly fee of $10 for each additional guest will be assessed.
There is an additional charge of $25 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

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.