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JUST FEATURED ON NICKELODEAN TV! Luxury safari tent just 40 minutes from TCU!

Bedrooms 2
Space 500 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

40 Minutes From TCU & You're In A Magical World! 300 acres & 1/4 mile of River!

DISCOVER THE MAGIC! We are pleased to introduce Sundancer, THE MOST AMAZING AND ROMANTIC GETAWAY in Texas! (Be sure to see our short video-- upper left corner of opening photo). WE ARE NOW OFFERING A SHUTTLE UP RIVER TO THE DENNIS BRIDGE, WHERE YOU CAN FLOAT 2 HOURS BACK TO THE RANCH! (small charge applies).

In a February article, the Fort Worth Star Telegram called it "The Best of Both Worlds" ie of nature and comfort.

In March, the Travel Channel (online) featured it as one of "8 Irresistable Sleepovers for Adults"!

Come see why! (And note our lower weeknight rates!)

Sundancer is a luxurious safari tent (with central air and heat for your year-round comfort), and sits on a magnificent deck overlooking Commanche Creek (complete with a waterfall). It is deep inside the Double F River Ranch, a private 300 acre ranch on the banks of the Brazos River, and home to longhorn and Angus cattle.

Some activities:

- Relax and read a book on the deck while you listen to the waterfall

- Build a fire in the fire pit

- Enjoy the Japanese soaking tub

- Play one of the many games we provide or work a puzzle, or zone out while coloring one of the adult coloring books (but please stay in the lines!)

- Race a radio-controlled boat in Commanche Creek

- The ranch boasts the ONLY fairy forest in Parker County; build a fairy house, which keeps the fairies coming back!

- Take the easy one mile hike to the Brazos River

- THERE IS NOTHING ELSE LIKE OUR STRETCH OF THE BRAZOS RIVER. There simply are no other places on the river where there are SEVERAL SETS OF RAPIDS!

- Kayaks are provided, or float in one of the tubes (see video of our tubing at Or (my fave) enjoy a beverage while sitting IN the rapids in one of the light plastic chairs, as the river gurgles and splashes around your feet

- Hunt for animal tracks on one of the white sand islands, or build a sand castle.

- Fish just below the rapids

- Relax on the bluff overlooking the river, and enjoy watching the wildlife

- Hang out in the 3000 square foot second floor room in the barn

- Rent the farmhouse too (, which sleeps up to 12, and create a larger friend/family experience

- Go hunting for arrowheads and petrified wood.

The tent has central air conditioning for your year-round comfort. Sundancer is for re-discovering love and adventure! It is a couples' paradise, and is also perfect for a personal retreat.

The master contains a queen bed, and the complete bathroom features a luxurious over-sized shower. (The living room also contains a queen sofa bed if more sleeping spaces are needed.)

A story: My photographer suddenly stopped shooting, turned, and whispered, "Do you have baboons here?!" I chuckled--"Those are owls, and they are my favorite sounds of the night," I replied. Because of Sundancer's fabric walls, at night you will hear owls, turkeys and coyotes serenade you at night. In the morning you'll awaken to a thousand birds singing to you. You’ll see deer, wild turkeys, birds of all kinds, and other wild things.

The Comanche were quite active up and down this part of the Brazos when the earliest settlers arrived around 1850, 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!

More Details

Bill Fuller
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 15, 2017

About Bill Fuller

The ranch has been in the family for a couple of generations, and we are happy to share this special place with you.

Bill Fuller purchased this cottage in 1968

What makes this cottage unique

I think it's the river that makes this so special. And the barn.


Weatherford Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • There is an over-sized shower, a full vanity, floor-to-ceiling mirror, and toilet.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Sundancer has one bedroom and a queen sofa bed in the LR
  • Games ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...


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average rating of 4.928571 based on 14 reviews

Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

This place is truly one of a kind. I took my 3 children, ages 19, 12 and 10) out there for a couple days of rest and relaxation. We were able to do that plus have a wonderful three days of bonding like no other. The tent was the perfect size for the four of us. The kitchenette was perfect for grill cooking. We made all our meals at the tent, no need to leave at all. This is certainly a little slice of heaven in the forest. The waterfall, hot tub and fire pit all added to the beauty and uniqueness of this fabulous experience like no other you will ever find! All of my children said it was the best place they have seen! Bill was very attentive to make our stay wonderful! Thank you so much for sharing.

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks; our goal was to create a truly one of a kind experience, and I'm so glad that was how you experienced it!
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Bill was accommodating and the "tent" is great!

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful time! We only stayed 2 nights and there was 2 of us which was perfect. Would suggest a larger refrigerator if there were more people or staying longer - you can only keep so much food and ice in coolers in the heat of the summer in Texas. And there are no stores nearby to purchase ice. Also, we hoped to see a lot of deer but only saw one. When we checked the deer and fish food, the feeders were empty. We suggest keeping additional animal food in containers in the tent for guests to feed animals. Also, the remote control boats had dead batteries and we could not find the chargers. Just a few suggestions.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great getaway! Peaceful and relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

Sundancer on the Brazos is a wonderfully unique, relaxing place to stay. We thoroughly enjoyed it and will be coming back!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fort Worth, TX

Perfect outdoor getaway

  • 5 of 5

We love the Sundancer! Perfect for some outdoor remote time close to DFW without sleeping in the heat and bugs. River access on a perfect little 'rapids' section of the Brazos.

Loved it!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect getaway

  • 5 of 5

Pictures don't do this place justice!! Peaceful and relaxing. I will definitely return.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family Getaway with 102 year old Mom

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect home to spend a long weekend with family from Oregon, N.C., and Texas. We wanted a comfortable place to hang out with my mother and Bill's Double F River Ranch was perfect for us. The river spot is beautiful, lovely old trees and cool breeze. We enjoyed the 4 legged neighbors, heard the fairies, but never saw one. It seemed like every time we needed something, we would open a drawer or closet and there it would be. Even had Bubbles!!! Highly recommend it and Bill is a great guy.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Weatherford Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Labor Day
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $45
Damage Deposit $300

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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