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Refreshing Rapids on the Brazos River, just 40 minutes from TCU!- see video!

Sleeps13
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Space 1,300 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

40 Minutes From TCU & You're In A Magical World! Grandpa's porch, tubing & more!

350 acres, and WE HAVE THE ONLY RAPIDS ON THE BRAZOS RIVER. There are several sets of rapids to tube through and sit in as the water happily tumbles over stones all around you. It's like the Brazos version of Shangri-La (check out our video by clicking "video" at the top of the cover photo. The white powder islands of sand are perfect for exploring for critter tracks and building sand castles.

The many fun activities at the FF River Ranch make it an ideal spot for family gatherings or retreats with friends! Make sure to like us on FB and tag us in your photos!

Your house is a mile off the road and deep into the property; the nearest neighbor is over a mile away. The Brazos River flows through the property and is an easy 3 minute drive/15 minute walk from the house.

You’ll see deer, wild turkeys, birds of all kinds, and other wild things. After grilling your favorite dish, don’t miss the western sky as it comes alive with a million twinkling stars while the coyotes and owls serenade you.

Your house is a charming 50+ year old farm house (two bedrooms, two baths-- 8 beds) that we have updated—and continue to update. It has a wrap-around porch, with your grill and picnic table in the back yard--on the west side, the perfect place to take in the sunset in the big western sky.

WE ALSO NOW OFFER A SHUTTLE WITH TUBES OR KAYAKS UP TO DENNIS BRIDGE, which gives you about a 2 hour float trip back to the ranch! (When you book please let us know that you'd like this service-- a small charge applies).

With the queen sofa bed, there are 8 beds in the main house. The barn next door with its 3000 square foot second floor has been turned into an indoor/outdoor space and has sitting areas and rugs, and functions as a third bedroom with 4 glamping (ie very nice) roll-out beds for those who want to listen to the sounds of the night.

We have carved out miles of virgin hiking trails and easy walks; there are outdoor games like horse shoes; croquet; frisbees; a fire pit; porch sitting; bird watching; and three ponds for fishing. The ranch also has the only known Fairy Forest in the region!-- build a fairy house out of natural elements-- this keeps the fairies coming back!

The rapids are the perfect place to sit (chairs provided) with your favorite beverage; or fish (just below the rapids is a pretty good hole). Or kayaking, of course (four kayaks and several tubes are provided).

Also, bring your mountain bikes.

Go hunting for arrowheads and petrified wood. The Commanche were quite active up and down this part of the Brazos even when the earliest settlers arrived around 1850, and until the Commanches' eventual conquest by the Texas Rangers and their Colt pistols around 1870; we have found lots of flint and some arrowheads on high places here. Going further back in history, the Double F River Ranch has an abundance of petrified wood; they say that if you have fossilized sea shells you were under water, but if you have petrified wood you had land creatures. Hunting for petrified wood is a fun adventure here. (But leave them for the next person to discover!)

Weatherford is only 10 minutes away and Granbury is only 20 minutes away; both have great restaurants. And this close to Fort Worth, you could actually commute and have a ranch to come home to at night-- note the lower pricing mid-week!

More Details

Owner
Bill Fuller
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
July 20, 2017

About Bill Fuller

This place has been a retreat for my family, and we're happy to share it with you.

Bill Fuller purchased this farmhouse in 1968

What makes this farmhouse unique

I think it's the river that makes this so special. And the barn.

Amenities

Weatherford Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 13
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
  • 1.5 bathrooms. The back bedroom is connected with a half bath, and the full bath is in the middle of the house.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 4 twin/ single , 2 twins can be a king if requested
    Bedroom 3 - 4 twin/ single , The barn has 4 glamping [comfy] cots available
  • Front bedroom has a king that can be split into twins
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • water tubing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Refreshing Rapids on the Brazos River, just 40 minutes from TCU!- see video!
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 24 reviews
5

Wonderful peace and relaxation....and fun exploration

  • 5 of 5

The ranch and grounds including the river was spectacular. The kids and grownups really enjoyed the hiking, the quiet, and most of all playing in the river. The sand was so much fun. Fishing was great! The house had everything we needed and more! My boys loved the seesaw!

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Melissa We have tried to create the perfect family getaway, and I'm so glad you found it to be just that! Bill
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SanAngelo,Texas
5

Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Second stay hopefully more

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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SanAngelo,Texas
5

Very nice and lots to do very roomy

  • 5 of 5

Large and off the roads but not that far from town and with even going to FortWorth well worth it

  • Submitted: May 27, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Overall a great atmosphere, location , quaint place, with alot of wildlife and good views

  • 4 of 5

Would have rated higher except for cleanliness. Kitchen and floors had to be cleaned upon arrival.

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Yes it's a most unique property. (It had been a month since the last guest left and it was cleaned). Our housekeeping staff promptly cleans as soon as each guest vacates.
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5

So Peaceful

  • 5 of 5

Amazing getaway place. Very relaxing

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Exactly how we feel! Imagine when it's Spring!
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5

Simply heaven

  • 5 of 5

This was our second trip to the Double F ranch. Loved it even more this go round! Some improvements done to the property (not that it needed improving), but little things to make it more enjoyable. Stocked really well with little things you need. Also enjoyed the new ramp up to the barn! The weather was gorgeous for December so we hiked and sat around the fire pit. Enjoyed the small herd of cattle and calf that hung around close. The turkeys were also a sight to see. This place never disappoints and we can't wait to book another trip!

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
60 Miles
DFW
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Sugar Tree
Nearest Train
30 Miles
Fort Worth
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
I-20
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
Downtown Cafe
Car: necessary

We are 10 minutes from Weatherford and 20 minutes from Granbury-- both have great restaurant choices!

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Rates & Availability

Weatherford Farmhouse Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Labor Day
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
$395
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$265
From
$285
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $6 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning $95

The main house has 8 beds. Additional cleaning fee of $25/person for those in the barn. This is not a per-night fee, but $25 per person per visit

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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