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350 Acres, 1/4 Mile of Brazos River, Private Trails, Just 40 Minutes from Tcu!

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Your farmhouse with Granddad's wrap-around porch (see 2 min video at top of pic)

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Last updated: 11/30/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:13
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:1.5
  • Property type:Farmhouse
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

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!

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817-233-2825

Owner

Member since: 2013

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/30/2016

Property Type

  • Farmhouse
  • 1300 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Children Welcome
  • Pets Considered:

    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:

    Outside only, and please never in the barn!...moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13, Beds for 8-13

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 4 twin/ single

    2 twins can be a king if requested...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 4 twin/ single

    The barn has 4 glamping [comfy] cots available...moreless

  • Front bedroom has a king that can be split into twins

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet

    ...moreless

  • 1.5 bathrooms. The back bedroom is connected with a half bath, and the full bath is in the middle of the house....moreless

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Croquet, horse shoes, Frisbee, cards...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities

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

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    We have 1/4 mile of frontage on the Brazos River with plenty of sand...moreless

  • Rural:

    The house is 1 mile from the nearest road and a mile from the nearest house...moreless

  • Waterfront:

    We have 1/4 mile of frontage on the Brazos River and two sets of rapids...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Swimming
  • Water Tubing

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

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:

    We have mustard, ketchup and the basic condiments and spices for you to enjoy...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Boat:

    2 kayaks...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    There is a wrap-around deck, and at the river there is a large level mown area overlooking the river...moreless

  • Golf:

    Sugar Tree Golf Course is less than 10 minutes away...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Better! You have a 3000 square foot barn with a 75 year old wooden floor and enlarged open windows. If it rains, the metal roof creates a sound to die for....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear:

    Inner tubes, chairs that are great in the river, kayaks, life preservers....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool:

    WE DON'T HAVE A POOL BUT WE HAVE SOMETHING BETTER...A RIVER. (They didn't give me the option to check that "we have a river". I, er, exercised editorial privilege here....moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
New Years
Dec 30 - Jan 1, 2017
2 night min stay
$375
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$265 $285
Fri, Sat

Rates are based on 8 guests; add $6 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning $95
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300

Notes:

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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Last updated: 11/30/2016
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Location

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

Car: Necessary

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

 

Owner info

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.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/30/2016

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Photos

  • Your farmhouse with Granddad's wrap-around porch (see 2 min video at top of pic)

    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

    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

    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!

    We have the only Fairy Forest in Parker County! It's fun building them houses!

  • Lots of wildlife-- turkeys, deer, and so much more

    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

    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

    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

    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...

    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

    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

    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 view of the second floor inside the barn. Seating areas not shown

  • A relaxing spot overlooking the river and swimmers

    A relaxing spot overlooking the river and swimmers

  • Both set of rapids are running vigorously for some great tubing!

    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

    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!

    Making fairy houses keeps the fairies coming back to this permanent village!

  • Your Grandpa's porch! ("Professional Porch Sitting" takes practice)

    Your Grandpa's porch! ("Professional Porch Sitting" takes practice)

  • Your kitchen has everything you need

    Your kitchen has everything you need

  • Your front bedroom is a spacious king

    Your front bedroom is a spacious king

  • Bath and shower

    Bath and shower

  • This swing is attached waay up there, so it really moves

    This swing is attached waay up there, so it really moves

  • Yessir, it's a teeter-totter

    Yessir, it's a teeter-totter

  • Early morning view from the barn.

    Early morning view from the barn.

  • Views from 2nd floor barn window-- you're looking across the Brazos River Valley

    Views from 2nd floor barn window-- you're looking across the Brazos River Valley

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This listing was first published here in 2015.

Date last modified - Friday, December 02, 2016

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Weatherford, TX, USA #706433

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