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Endofsummer Tubing Adventure! 1/4 mile of river & 40 minutes from TCU!- see vid

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


About the property

40 Minutes From TCU 350 Acres! Brazos Rvr's only rapids! Grandpa's porch Tubing!

Grandpa's Farmhouse!


(See the wedding photos from the bluff overlooking the river!)

New ROBERT REDFORD film "Old Man and the Gun" just finished some filming at the ranch! See photo

WE HAVE THE ONLY RAPIDS ON THE BRAZOS RIVER- which make for one of the most relaxing sounds in the world. Kayaks (and tubes in the summer) are provided. 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! It's fall...bring the s'mores for the fire pit!


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 KAYAKS OR TUBES (summer) 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 COMANCHE were quite active up and down this part of the Brazos even when the earliest settlers arrived around 1850, and until the Comanches' 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

Bill Fuller
Member since: 2013
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 a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 17, 2018

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.


Weatherford Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • 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 ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • 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
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 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.
  • 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
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • 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


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Endofsummer Tubing Adventure! 1/4 mile of river & 40 minutes from TCU!- see vid
average rating of 4.888889 based on 27 reviews

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: March 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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Great place!!

  • 5 of 5

Had our family reunion here and everyone enjoyed it!!

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peace and solitude abound!

  • 5 of 5

Loved this little piece of Heaven surrounded by nature! Fresh, clean air, gorgeous sunsets and plenty of trail to walk — our dogs loved it.

Was awesome to hear the animals faintly in the distance.... cows mooing, turkeys gobbling.

Enjoyed seeing deer and sitting by the river... very calming environment. Host did a nice job communicating. Kitchen is set up very nicely — felt like we were in our own house.

Shopping is only 15 mins away and Granbury is only 30 mins.

Did not want to leave this retreat! :)

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stepping back in time...

  • 4 of 5

Bill is the nicest! The farm house is like visiting your grandparents! We all 4 chose to sleep in the back bedroom with the twin beds. We rode our bikes, painted, played in the river, grilled, carved pumpkins, saw deer every morning & every sundown! We didn’t want for anything while at the old Farmhouse. My only complaint is that it wasn’t as clean as we were accustomed. Having said that... I am only saying this so the owner can remedy the situation & future renters know what to expect. We knew by previous reviews that there were cleaning issues inside the house. We encountered the same situation. Although the kitchen appliances were old but functional, they were filthy. ( food/grease) microwave.. in & behind... fridge -we had to clean out. Burned Food in bottom of oven. Pasta in sauce pan, & casserole pan . We had to also clean those. Before going to bed the first night, we realized the sheets on one of the beds had not been changed. (Hair all over) so we stripped the bed. Bill (The Owner) did have a locker of clean linens in utility room. When we left, we stripped ALL the beds to make sure the linens were cleaned after we left. We swept trash out from under the furniture in the living room. And dog chews, from under the couch. A simple Basic cleaning can go a long way. This place in spite of everything has SO much charm and is so peaceful. The owner is so nice & it pains me to give a review like this. My friends and I all had such a great time and will go back!

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you guys had a good time...we've created a truly unique getaway. I've taken some time to respond to this review, because I have gone over your suggestions one by one with my housekeepers, and we've made some changes to be sure that all the spaces in the house get proper attention. Thanks again for your help! Bill
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  • 5 of 5

Second stay hopefully more

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Sugar Tree
Nearest Train
30 Miles
Fort Worth
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
Downtown Cafe
Car: necessary

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


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $95
Refundable damage deposit $300

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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