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Sundancer-The Luxury Tent on the Brazos! See why travel writers are ecstatic!

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 500 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

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

Sundancer is a safari tent with central air and heat, full bath (with over-sized shower), luxurious bedroom, and so much more! It's on a 300+ acre ranch, with a quarter mile of river frontage! We are pleased to introduce Sundancer, THE MOST AMAZING AND ROMANTIC FAMILY GETAWAY in Texas! (Be sure to see our short video-- upper left corner of opening photo).

Just in-- Soon-to-be-released ROBERT REDFORD film "Old Man and a Gun" partially shot at the ranch! Come see why all the excitement!

The Fort Worth Star Telegram called it "The Best of Both Worlds" ie of nature and comfort.

The Travel Channel (online) called it "Irresistible!"

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

Sundancer sits on a magnificent deck overlooking Comanche Creek (complete with its own waterfall). It is deep inside the Double F River Ranch, which is home to longhorn and Angus cattle.

"A cool safari getaway" - 360 West Magazine

Some activities:

WE ARE NOW OFFERING A SHUTTLE UP TO THE BRIDGE WITH KAYAKS, FOR AN EASY ONE HOUR FLOAT BACK TO THE RANCH! (Small charge applies)

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

- Weatherford is 10 minutes away, and Granbury 20 minutes.

- Build a fire in the fire pit

- Grill your favorite steak

- Enjoy the Japanese soaking tub (one of the only wood-fired hot tubs in America!)

- Hike the easy one mile trail to the river

- 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!)

- We have the ONLY fairy forest in Parker County; build a fairy house out of sticks and branches, which keeps the fairies coming back!

- 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 vrbo.com/706433). 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. Great sunsets from the river!

- 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 (vrbo.com/706433), which sleeps up to 12, and create a larger friend/family experience

- Go hunting for arrowheads and petrified wood.

Sundancer is for re-discovering love and adventure! It is a couples' paradise, and is also perfect for a personal retreat.

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

Owner
Bill Fuller
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
December 13, 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.

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Amenities

Weatherford Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • 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 ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • There is an over-sized shower, a full vanity, floor-to-ceiling mirror, and toilet.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Sundancer has one bedroom and a queen sofa bed in the LR
Entertainment:
  • Games ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...

Reviews

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(21 traveler reviews)

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5

Great Time @ Sundancer

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I had a wonderful time celebrating our anniversary at Sundancer. Bill is great to work with, friendly and accommodating. A really wonderful and unique place to stay.

Easy drive from the Metroplex but you are worlds away from everybody.

Camp fire - build a fire twice a day (am & pm) to satisfy your inner caveman. Then just sit by the fire and enjoy. Bill has fire starter and plenty of wood.

Japanese soaking tub - awesome. It does take some planning ahead as the fire has to heat the water up (about an hour) but it will get plenty hot - 100+. Again use your inner caveman.

Cooking - as Bill states, Sundancer has a kitchenette. So, plan you meals and prep accordingly. To save time, we made a breakfast casserole and our favorite pasta dish at home then heated in the microwave. The grill is big and clean so also grab some steaks, chop veggies and put them in foil on the grill and enjoy.

Ice - bring lots. There are a couple of places to buy ice when you turn off of I20 towards Sundancer. You don't want to leave Sundancer to go get ice.

Brazos - there are tubes and kayaks available or bring your own. It was an incredible 85 degree late October day and the water was fine for floating. It is a little steep getting down to the water but manageable, even after several trips to the cooler.

Waterfall - the man built an automatic waterfall. Turn it on and watch it do it's thing while relaxing on the chaise lounges overlooking the waterfall. Nap.

Wildlife - wild turkey, deer, and coyotes. There is a deer feeder close by and we saw several does each day along with an occasional buck.

The "Tent" - it is really nice, very comfortable and well appointed. There may not be a tent in North America with a larger shower than Sundancer. The pictures are accurate. Great place to lay your head after a long day relaxing and glamping.

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Well I loved reading this! It's the kind of experience we hope our guests have every time. Thanks F!
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Great weekend getaway

  • 4 of 5

My wife and I had a great time at Sundancer. We walked down to the river, kayaked a little, explored the old barn, and spent time just relaxing on the deck. It’s hard to believe you’re sleeping in a tent with the AC/heat, comfortable bed, living area and full bathroom. We will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Fantastic Weekend Getaway

  • 5 of 5

All the fun of camping without the hassle ! A beautiful facility situated on gorgeous property and so close to DFW.

My family (all young adults now) had a great time. Tubing, hiking, cookouts and campfires brought back memories and stories from earlier family years and now we have created even more. (A word of caution, you will not have cell service if you are on Verizon. After you get over the initial panic, this is the best thing that can happen.)

Our thanks to host Bill Fuller for making our "glamping" adventure so successful. Bill could not have been more accommodating or welcoming.

We look forward to a return visit !

Thanks again, Bill.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Upscale living in the woods!

  • 5 of 5

A unique experience in a South African safari tent with all the modern amenities including a beautiful shower! Built on a deck with AIR CONDITIONING inside, this is a perfect place to slow down. You can hear the owls and coyotes at night and the birds in the morning. Deer outside the front window. A five minute drive or longer hike takes you to the Brazos river on the property. A wonderful place for a couple to spend time reconnecting. This place hits the mark.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Loved reading this! It's exactly how we want our guests to feel about it!
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5

Amazing, quiet family getaway not far from home!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed every minute of our time this weekend! The owners have set up such a cute place that is perfectly comfortable for a family of four. We had our dogs with us too and it was great to have an enclosed area for them. Our favorite area was the waterfall! Beautiful and the perfect sound to make you feel so far from home! Our two young children had a blast making smores and playing outside. Great visit and highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

A Little Hidden Gem only 35 minutes from our house!

  • 5 of 5

The owner of the property takes extra special care to make sure your stay is everything you want it to be. It is VERY private and perfect get a way place for a couple needed to unwind and reconnect. We are going back to this place for sure. The photos are exactly how the place truly is.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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