350 Acres, 1/4 Mile of Brazos River, Private Trails, Just 40 Minutes from Tcu!
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Property type:Farmhouse
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
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. TAKE $75 OFF FOR THIRD/MORE NIGHTS!!)
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.
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!
When you're ready to book, here are some tips to keep in mind.
Member since: 2013
- 1300 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Events Allowed
- Children Welcome
Dogs love it here, and they love the river. However, we ask those who want to bring a dog to sign a waiver that we aren't responsible for accidents, and to agree to keep their dogs in the yard when not accompanied by an adult. Coyotes don't like dogs and neither do cows. We've never had a problem, and careful informed owners is the reason. ...moreless
- Smoking Allowed:
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13, Beds for 8-13
- Front bedroom has a king that can be split into twins
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom
- Satellite / Cable
- Video Library
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Botanical Garden
- Water Parks
- Winery Tours
- Bird Watching
- Horseback Riding
- Scenic Drives
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Golf Privileges Optional
- Hot Air Ballooning
- Mountain Biking
- Water Tubing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 8 people
- Air Conditioning
- Clothes Dryer
- Hair Dryer
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Deck / Patio:
- Kayak / Canoe
- Lanai / Gazebo:
- Lawn / Garden
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Dec 30 - Jan 1, 2017
2 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Rates are based on 8 guests; add $6 per night, per additional guest
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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We are 10 minutes from Weatherford and 20 minutes from Granbury-- both have great restaurant choices!
Year Purchased: 1968
About the owner: This place has been a retreat for my family, and we're happy to share it with you.
The Unique Benefits at this Farmhouse:
I think it's the river that makes this so special. And the barn.
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Your farmhouse with Granddad's wrap-around porch (see 2 min video at top of pic)
July 4-kids & parents-- a great place to swim and tube; note chair in rapids
Two of our four kayaks await your sense of adventure(Looking down the boat ramp
We have the only Fairy Forest in Parker County! It's fun building them houses!
Lots of wildlife-- turkeys, deer, and so much more
Nicely lit dining room is a great place for an afternoon glass of wine. Seats 8
Your sunlit family room, perfect for relaxing with friends and family
The bunk room has 4 twins; two can be made into a king at your request
Your cooker/smoker, with one of the larger "back yards" in America...
Uh...probably best to bring your own phone; this one stopped working 20 yrs ago
We no longer store hay in the barn, so it's become another venue for you
A view of the second floor inside the barn. Seating areas not shown
A relaxing spot overlooking the river and swimmers
Both set of rapids are running vigorously for some great tubing!
We are actually on city water, but the windmill provides water for other stuff
Making fairy houses keeps the fairies coming back to this permanent village!
Your Grandpa's porch! ("Professional Porch Sitting" takes practice)
Your kitchen has everything you need
Your front bedroom is a spacious king
Bath and shower
This swing is attached waay up there, so it really moves
Yessir, it's a teeter-totter
Early morning view from the barn.
Views from 2nd floor barn window-- you're looking across the Brazos River Valley
This listing was first published here in 2015.
Date last modified - Friday, December 02, 2016
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