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1000 Acre Family Reunion Ranch on the River - Sleep 28-45 - Spring Break Open

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  • Minimum stay:2-4 nights
  • Sleeps:45
  • Bedrooms:15
  • Bathrooms:14.5
  • Property type:Estate
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

This property was designed for large family reunions and events

Welcome to the Heart of the Texas Hill Country and your very own private ranch resort, complete with luxurious log cabins, game rooms, shooting range, 1.5 miles of private river access, fishing, abundant wildlife, miles of trails, and countless other activities for all of our guests.

This property is a private and exclusive rental, meaning that you will have the entire 1000 acres to yourselves. The ranch is available for only a set number of large family reunions/groups each year. The base price is listed below.
For spillover cabins and other activities (shooting range, cave tour, pony rides etc.) contact us for a price quote.

The Ranch is positioned on the banks of the San Saba River and is located between the towns of Mason and Brady, making it an ideal location for large family reunions and weddings.

There are 6 self-contained cabins plus a large event center for corporate gatherings, reunions, meals etc.

There are 2 game rooms with billiards, ping pong tables, shuffleboard, darts plus a man cave with two, 55 inch televisions, poker table, and wet bar. Each of our cabins are equipped with Wifi.

The 1.5 miles of fast-flowing, rock-bottom river runs year round and provides our guests with great opportunities for swimming, fishing, intertubing and fireside chats.

There are 1000 acres to explore including a manicured 5 acre greenway, the perfect spot on the river to have an old fashioned picnic, play a game of football or frisbee, roast marshmallow in the firepit, or just go for a swim.

Our ranch staff lives on the property 1.5 miles from our guests and is available to assist if any problems occur during your stay.

For horse owners, there is a corral, and miles of trails to explore.

And for all of you naturalists out there we have set up a bird watching station in one of our canyons with over 150 bird species recorded on the ranch so far!

Accommodations on the Ranch: there are a total of 8 separate facilities on the property -- 4 of which are included in the base price. All cabins are air-conditioned with WiFi. (barn excluded)

Facilities included in the Base Price: (These 4 units and up to 28 guests):

Main Lodge - the largest of the cabins on the ranch. This 5000 sq. ft luxury log cabin is the crown jewel of the property - overlooking the San Saba River Valley with a 360 degree covered porch and outdoor tabled seating for up to 100 guests. There is a groomed 5 acre greenway along the river under huge pecans trees for large outdoor picnics, games, weddings etc. Inside the lodge are 5 bedrooms, 5.5 bathrooms, 4 wood-burning fireplaces, 2 full kitchens with granite countertops, 30 ft ceilings, a game room and several living areas. Other amenities include swimming pool, a huge outdoor firepit, family-style swing on the river, parking lot for up to 100 guests, charcoal grill and manicured grounds. Sleeps 12.

The Bunkhouse - Built in the 1920‘s, this quaint two bedroom cottage was created by the grandson of the first man to settle in the valley. Complete with original stone fireplace, hitching post, ranch-style cedar post fences, full kitchen and living area, satellite television, large outdoor firepit, fish pond, hilltop panorama and a covered dining area with views of 30 acres of groomed pastureland. Great for wildlife viewing. This cabin sleeps 8.

The Bullpen - this newly renovated bunk-style facility includes 8 twin beds, 2 double bathrooms, television, outdoor firepit and shooting range and horse corral. With nearby access to trailhead and map station. Pony rides are also available upon request. Sleeps 8.

Red Cedar Barn and Event Center - This is the main indoor gathering area for all family reunions and corporate meetings on the ranch. What once served as a working barn and feed pen almost a century ago is now a newly renovated event center used for receptions, parties, and small weddings. Inside there is tabled seating for up to 75 guests, fully stocked kitchen, antigue western style serving bar, air-conditioning, western decor including leather saddles, stained concrete floors, wagon-wheel chandoliers, century-old ranch photos, and reclaimed barn wood from floor to ceiling. A lighted outdoor reception area is included as well as parking for up to 75 guests.

Optional Units: (These 4 units and up to 14 guests. Units 5,6,7, & 8 must all be rented together)

Shatzie House - This luxury cabin, fashioned of limestone and red cedar, features three bedrooms, three bathrooms, a high balcony with excellent sunset views, deluxe kitchen and dining area and an array of spectacular western art and antiques with exceptional custom features including an old west style outdoor shower. This cabin sleeps 8.

Jager Cabin - This luxury unit features three bedrooms, three bathrooms, a full kitchen and living area, large porch and a huge covered deck with swing and easy access to the pool area and Cabana. This unit sleeps 6.

Speilstein House - This limestone cabin is located beside the Shatzie House and is a wonderful indoor gathering area for large groups. It comes equipped with antigue style kitchen, full bath, elegant rustic living room, large dining area, pool and shuffleboard tables, a huge masonry fireplace, television, serving bar, darts, and lots of eclectic neon lighting and decor.

Man Cave - A favorite hangout area for the guys. This brand new unit features 2, 55in flatscreen TV’s, professional grade poker table, serving bar and half kitchen, leather couches, as well as trophy mounts from all across the globe.

Patio Area:
Between the Shatzie House and the Jager House is an outdoor patio area suited for large groups. Some of the features include:

Open-air poolside cabana
Large swimming pool with wooden deck and hammocks
Covered smoke-house
Horseshoe pit
Limestone Firepit
Oversized gas grill
Large wood grill

Property:
The ranch consists of 1000 rolling acres with liveoak savannahs, open grasslands, high views and natural springs flowing down limestone canyons.
There are over one and half miles of private river frontage, 2 mile-long canyons on the ranch to explore on foot, over 8 miles of private trails for ATV’s or high clearance vehicles, as well as an old german homestead to explore from the 1870’s.
Guests can enjoy fishing on the banks of the San Saba for a variety of species including guadalupe bass, hiking on over 8 miles of private trails, or photo safari’s with any of our 6 species of exotic game on the ranch.
There is also a cave on the property where we have unearthed some amazing archaeological treasures over the years!
- In addition to horses, wildlife is abundant and includes whitetail and axis deer, blackbuck antelope, African Oryx, Aoudad, turkey, fox, coyotes, bobcats, quail, dove, roadrunners, and more. The spectacular stretch of the San Saba river runs year round and varies between quick-moving rapids to slow, open water fishing holes.

List of activities on the ranch:

*Hiking
*Fishing
*Spelunking
*Hay rides
*Skeet shooting
*Swimming
*Rifle and pistol range
*Pony rides (for kids)
*Photo Safari
*Tubing
*Ping Pong
*Shuffleboard
*Horse Shoes
*Billiards
*Horseback riding
*Wrangler work

Rates:

Example of our Peak Summer rates -
For the first 28 guests, the Peak Summer rate is $1750 for each weeknight and $2500 for Fri or Sat nights. This is your Base price and includes the Main Lodge, Bunkhouse, Bullpen and the Red Cedar Barn and Event Center.

For our family reunion groups and wedding groups we do have tables and chairs on site available for rent for large group gatherings.

Lastly add the cleaning/linen fee of $500 and a 6% occupancy tax.

For groups OVER 28 guests you are required to rent the rest of the ranch which includes the Shatzie House, the Jager cabin the Spielstein House and the Man Cave. These cabins can hold 17 more guests for a total of 45 guests.

There is a flat fee per season to rent these 4 additional cabins. Please ask the owner how much for larger groups.

Please keep in mind this is an exclusive, family-oriented resort. We do not allow wild bachelor parties, youth group events, or keg parties. The minimum age required to register your group is 25 years old.

Keywords: Waterfront, Ranch, Resort, River, Pool, Cabins, Mason, Brady, Texas Hill Country, family reunion, Estate, Riverfront, Fishing, horseback riding, ATV’s
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Owner

Member since: 2011

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 02/07/2017

Property Type

  • Estate
  • 15500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Catering Available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible

Onsite Services

  • Massage
  • Staff

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Signer on the rental agreement must be at least 30 years old. ...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 15 Bedrooms, Sleeps 45, Beds for 42-45

Bathrooms: 14 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

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  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower, shower

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  • Bathroom 11: toilet, combination tub/shower, shower

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  • There are 14.5 bathrooms on the property.

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room:

    There are 2 game rooms on the property - one with a Pool/Ping pong table and the other with a pool table and shuffleboard table. ...moreless

  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table:

    2 pool tables on the property...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Museums
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Rural
  • Water View:

    One mile of private access to the San Saba River...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Equestrian Events
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Spelunking

Dining

  • Dining:

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  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 40 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

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  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

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  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator:

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  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring Break 2017
Mar 3 - Mar 19, 2017
3 night min stay
$1,780 $2,300
Fri, Sat

Rates are based on 44 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Easter and Early Summer 2016
May 1 - May 25, 2017
2 night min stay
$1,580 $2,280
Fri, Sat
Memorial Day Weekend
May 26 - May 29, 2017
3 night min stay
$2,000
June 2017
Jun 1 - Jun 30, 2017
2 night min stay
$1,750 $2,500
Fri, Sat
July 2017
Jul 1 - Jul 31, 2017
3 night min stay
$1,800 $2,550
Fri, Sat

Rates are based on 40 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Fall 2017
Nov 1 - Nov 21, 2017
2 night min stay
$2,000
Christmas
Dec 20 - Dec 28, 2017
4 night min stay
$1,920
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$1,380 $1,980
Fri, Sat

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning Fee $450
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $1,500
  • Tax Rate 6%

Notes:

These rates are based on 28 guests in the 4 standard units. The ranch can sleep as many as 42 guests. If you have a larger group please inquire about total cost.

Additional Fees:

1. Rifle and Pistol Range - $100 a day

2. Skeet Range - $100 a day

3. Hayride - $100 flat fee

4. Cave Tour - $10 per person (5 person minimum)

5. Cleaning/Linen Fee - $450 plus tax

6. Tax rate - 6%


Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.


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Location

120 Miles
Nearest Airport
Austin
10 Miles
Nearest Golf
Brady, Tx.
9 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Brady, Tx

The ranch is located 9 miles from the town of Brady where guests have access to groceries, gas, and shopping/tourist attractions. Guests can also head south to the charming towns of mason (15 minutes away) and Fredericksburg (50 minutes away) where there are countless Hill countries treasures to explore. Some day trip favorites are: Kayaking the llano river, exploring the shops in Fredericksburg, visiting Luckenbach, seeing the Eckert Bat Cave or hiking up Enchanted Rock

If you are flying in the Airports in San Antonio and Austin are both just over 2 hours from here and San Angelo is 1:15 minutes.

African wild game viewing, photo safaris, fishing, target range, skeet range

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1995

About the owner: My family purchased the ranch in 1995 and I have been in love with it ever since. Other than writing fiction this place is my only true hobby. We have spent the last 20 years improving the property with cabins and new facilities, as well as extensive conservation efforts, restoring native grasses and habitat, removing hundreds of invasive tree species and replanting hundreds more native oaks across the ranch. My father passed away in 2010 and left my wife and I with the task of turning the ranch into a family business. Our love for the land and for people encouraged the direction the ranch has taken. My wife and I simply love hosting families and providing them with an atmosphere of genuine hospitality. We want everyone to love our Texas playground as much as we do.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 02/07/2017

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Photos

  • View from the Main Lodge at sunset

    View from the Main Lodge at sunset

  • Air conditioned barn is great for dances, events, large meals or family reunions

    Air conditioned barn is great for dances, events, large meals or family reunions

  • Over 1.5 miles of private river frontage! Great for fishing, swimming and tubing

    Over 1.5 miles of private river frontage! Great for fishing, swimming and tubing

  • 5 groomed acres on the river can be used for large family picnics/meals & events

    5 groomed acres on the river can be used for large family picnics/meals & events

  • One of the 15 bedrooms on the ranch.

    One of the 15 bedrooms on the ranch.

  • One of 7 indoor living spaces on the property.

    One of 7 indoor living spaces on the property.

  • Outdoor reunion style seating on the river for up to 100 guests.

    Outdoor reunion style seating on the river for up to 100 guests.

  • Come watch our staff work the horses every Friday and Saturday night.

    Come watch our staff work the horses every Friday and Saturday night.

  • There are 2 separate pistol and rifle ranges on the property.

    There are 2 separate pistol and rifle ranges on the property.

  • Greenway on the river. Perfect for sports, picnics, large meals, and events.

    Greenway on the river. Perfect for sports, picnics, large meals, and events.

  • Skeet shooting available

    Skeet shooting available

  • Kids pony rides available upon request.

    Kids pony rides available upon request.

  • Porch at the Main Lodge overlooking the river.

    Porch at the Main Lodge overlooking the river.

  • Living room at the main lodge

    Living room at the main lodge

  • 1 of 2 games rooms on the ranch. Billiards, shuffleboard, darts etc.

    1 of 2 games rooms on the ranch. Billiards, shuffleboard, darts etc.

  • Indoor eating space for up to 45 guests.

    Indoor eating space for up to 45 guests.

  • One of 2 swimming pools on the property.

    One of 2 swimming pools on the property.

  • Western style Bar in our Red Cedar Barn and Event Center.

    Western style Bar in our Red Cedar Barn and Event Center.

  • Flyfishing on the river. Guadalupe Bass, catfish, largemouth, drum, carp & gar

    Flyfishing on the river. Guadalupe Bass, catfish, largemouth, drum, carp & gar

  • One of 5 outdoor pits/grills on the property.

    One of 5 outdoor pits/grills on the property.

  • Rope swing on the river

    Rope swing on the river

  • Horseshoes, hiking, shooting, swimming, fishing, pool table, shuffleboard...

    Horseshoes, hiking, shooting, swimming, fishing, pool table, shuffleboard...

  • The cave system on the ranch! Tours available upon request.

    The cave system on the ranch! Tours available upon request.

  • Weddings on the ranch

    Weddings on the ranch

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This listing was first published here in 2015.

Date last modified - Friday, February 17, 2017

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