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GUEST RANCH Fish, Swim, Mountain Bike, weddings. Reunions

Bedrooms 3
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cabins With Private Deck Views Of The Woods/Lake And Outdoor Activitie

RANCH VACATION RENTAL/DESTINATION RESORT on our 186 Acre Ranch just north of Houston, which includes mountain biking, hiking, BIG swimming pool overlooking 6.5 acre private enchanted lake, boathouse, fishing piers for catch and release fishing, wooden walkway bridges for leisurely walks around the lake; rowboats and paddleboat

We have 3 Cabins (the Bar B Bunkhouse is featured here) (The other two are VRBO #839024, sleeps 8 and #839365 sleeps 4) with private decks and view of the private lake and forest beyond. All cabins have fully equipped kitchens, dining areas, and Wi-Fi/Satellite TV. All have use of the swimming pool, fishing piers, boats, and or take the rowboats for a scenic excursion on the just laze by the pool overlooking the lake.

The Bunkhouse:

Sleeps 14

Includes: 2 bedrooms with King Size Beds

1 bedroom with bunkbed/trundle (2 twins/1 full)

1 bedroom suite (with living area) has Queen size bed and leather sofa

sleeper (Queen)

Den with Queen sofa sleeper

Fully equipped kitchen

3 Baths (shower only)

Dining room

HUGE den with Big screen TV

Front deck with rocking chairs overlooking pool and lake

Back deck overlooking woods

Outdoor dining area and gazebo

Covered Parking

Golf cart for getting around


Great for family get togethers! We have two other cabins available, listed separately.

Note: there is an extra charge for non-registered guests attending special occasion events held by the pool. Or, for large events, (wedding receptions, retreats, reunions), ask about our new RANCH HALL!

More Details

Barbara Gardner
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 17, 2018

What makes this cabin unique

The charm and ambiance of this beautiful setting is due to the focal point of the private 6.5 acre lake which offers a feeling of enchantment and tranquility. There are plenty of activities to do in the HUGE pool overlooking the private 6.5 acre lake; fish (catch and release); rowboating; mountain biking on the forest trails surrounding the cabins; firepit; paddleboat; propane grills provided; games (basketball, horseshoes, volleyball, ping pong; exercise equipment) and indoor board games provided.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We will definitely be back! Everyone was so impressed with your place. When my 12 year old son got there with his friend they didn't know what to do first! We will be back and we will tell friends.
Apr 2016
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Plantersville Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Bicycles
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 4 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
We are located within 5 miles of the popular Texas Renaissance Festival open from October - Thanksgiving. All 3 cabins have use of the in ground pool, fishing piers/decks, lake, rowboats and trails. Horseback trail rides are by appointment only and is $50/per person plus sales tax, minimum two people and advance notice.


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GUEST RANCH Fish, Swim, Mountain Bike, weddings. Reunions
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews
Houston, Texas


  • 5 of 5

I wish I had more time, I will be returning soon to enjoy the property. My daughter had her wedding near the ranch and I rented the big house so I could be close to the venue. Had I saw the ranch first I would have had the wedding there. The grounds are beautiful, the pictures would be amazing and the owner is delightful, very accommodating. This place is worth the price, great for weddings, family reunions any event.


  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We loved having you and your family stay glad you all enjoyed it! We are looking forward to seeing you again very soon!!
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This place and its owners were awesome!!!!

  • 5 of 5

We could not have asked for a better vacation spot! Our every need was catered to......Barbara and her husband went out of their way to make our stay memorable. ..that included bringing their horses to the ranch and leading everyone who wanted to ride on a short jaunt across the field. As a family we caught and released over 100 fish! Having the pool to relax and play in was wonderful....using the fire pit for s'mores the last night was great! To top it off the cabins were well stocked with utensils and immaculate!! We will be back next year!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed it!....and thank you for leaving everything all are welcome back anytime!! Next time you can try to beat the fishing record you have set!
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Wedding Weekend

  • 5 of 5

This place was absolutely perfect for us! We wanted a place that family and friends could stay together for my son's wedding weekend. There was plenty of room, well equipped kitchen and Barbara was great to deal with!! Her hospitality has us wanting to go back for a family reunion there soon!

Thanks for sharing your place with us!


  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the kind words...we are delighted you all enjoyed your stay! Please come back again soon!!
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Peaceful oasis 4 miles from Renfest

  • 5 of 5

A group of 6 friends, we stayed in the Bunkhouse for a weekend while we visited the Texas Renaissance Festival. The property is beautiful - we took a peaceful stroll around the pond, over the walkways, shortly after sunrise. We enjoyed sitting around the pool, and only wish we had more time to use the firepit and grill outdoors. The bunkhouse was spacious and was a great gathering place for us; it is fully equipped with everything we needed. The owners are very accessible and responsive. The property is only 4 miles from the Renfest, so it was ideal. I didn't see the inside of the smaller cabins, but I am definitely thinking of a weekend trip with my husband, and my friends and I are definitely going back!

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for choosing our place for your stay during RenFest and for appreciating the tranquil beauty of the Ranch and all it has to offer. We are so glad you enjoyed everything! We look forward to seeing you here again!!
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Great place, great stay!

  • 5 of 5

When I went into the listing for the Double Bar B to write this review, my reaction upon seeing the pictures was "I want to be back there!" The pictures of the lake and pool were what sold me on recommending the Bunkhouse at the Double Bar B to my family. Our group consisted of 3 sisters and our spouses going to a nephew's wedding and our brother (the father of the groom) and sister-in-law live nearby.

The bunkhouse had plenty of space for all of us. 3 bedrooms with private baths, two of the bedrooms each had an additional room that included space for additional guests or could be used for relaxing. A large living room, nice-sized dining area and nice kitchen. The house was nicely furnished with Texas themed furniture and western-style art work. But, the outdoor space really made the place! There is a multi level deck area outside the back of the house. This area overlooks the lake and the pool, is shaded with old oak trees and is just beautiful. There is a barbecue and a huge picnic table under a structure to keep rain and sun off. The whole area is furnished with attractive outdoor furniture and a collection of bird houses and other artifacts. Very inviting!

All these different spaces were perfect to gather with only a couple of us to visit or find a private space for a little alone time.

The pictures of the indoor and outdoor space were so inviting that we were inspired to have a party for both sides of the family and the wedding party. Barbara Gardner, the owner, was very helpful in supplying additional pans and things we needed. We ended up doing a brunch for about 30 people, everyone loved the place! Plenty of space indoors and out for the guests to sit and eat and socialize. And Barbara gave us food for the fish in the lake, the little boys at the party had so much fun feeding the fish.

We got a chance to check out the other two cabins during our visit. They are both charming and furnished in Texas themed furniture and decorations.

Four of us took advantage of the horseback riding and got a wonderful tour of this beautiful property. Barbara and her horse trainer were great trail guides. I rode a lovely little horse named Duchess. A beautiful, sweet, calm horse for a novice rider.

We would definitely return to the Double Bar B. As our brother lives nearby and does not have enough room for all of us, we expect to plan a return visit in the future. We would recommend the Double Bar B to other visitors.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful experience at Double Bar Ranch!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful experience at this ranch! The owners were absolutely wonderful and made sure we had everything we needed. There was so much to do, the kids didn't know which way to go first. The parents were able to sit by the pool and enjoy each other's company. The cabin was great and had all the accommodations needed. Our entire group will definitely be back!!

  • Submitted: May 3, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Beach
120 Miles
Car: necessary

The location is rural, yet close to shopping, antique stores, wineries (several within a few miles); Texas A&M (about 50 miles). The Ranch is a "destination resort" which provides outdoor activities, such as fishing in our 6.5 acre private lake that is loaded with fish (bass, catfish, bream); swimming in our beautiful in-ground pool that overlooks the lake; hiking and mountain biking (we have 4 mountain bikes for your use) along our miles of trails that meander through the woods; rowboating (we have two rowboats for your use); and we offer guided horseback trail rides for an additional fee; birdwatching; and rocking in our rocking chairs on the private decks.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Insurance $99

All guests must abide by the Rules and Regulations and sign Waivers provided by Owner. All amenities are included except for horseback trail rides, which are $50/per person (min 2 people and advance notice) + sales tax for 1 to 1-1/2 hour ride. There will be an extra charge for large parties where non-guests are invited and a separate Event Liability Waiver for signature.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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