N.K. Harper Barnhouse - Historic 1890's Missouri barn sleeps 8, entertains more
About April Okerholm
Husband and Wife, aka Total Soulmates and each other's person! She's an interior decorator, remodeler & visionary and never sees problems--only potential! He works in software and frequently says, "I'm just labor!" Since her creativity never stops, neither does he, but they definitely complement each other in every way. Together, they have five kids (4 girls and one great boy): 15 year old academically-motivated daughter & animal lover , 17 year old baseball pitcher & Georgia Tech commit, 22 year old culinary graduate & pastry chef, 24 year old daughter & assistant with the family business & a 24 year old incredibly talented pet portrait artist. As proud owners of Legacy Ranch Guest Houses in Fredericksburg, Texas, they want to share this beautiful & meaningful place with others. Legacy Ranch is a very special place in that each house is named after a parent who had a big impact on the world. Each house tells a little of their story and we welcome you to stay in one of them on the beautiful & private 12 acres. The Okerholm family loves it there and they're sure you will too!
April Okerholm purchased this Barn in 2018
Why April Okerholm chose Fredericksburg
Legacy Ranch was a dream come true and is an incredibly special place for our family and friends. Fredericksburg has been a sweet spot in our hearts for years and we wanted to merge the beauty of the Texas hill country with the story of some of our family members and honor those who have had a big impact on the world. Although they're beautiful year-round, the houses inspire the magic of Christmas when each house and every room is impeccably decorated the first week of December. Past guests tell us their family memories were greatly enriched when they celebrated Christmas here. The Dr. Okerholm Loghaus provides a cozy and quaint Christmas with sparkling lights and nature-inspired decor. The Sieben Salthaus incorporates its German heritage with Nutcrackers, brightly colored ornaments and more than a few Christmas trees throughout the house. The N.K. Harper Barnhouse holds a massive 14 foot star-topped tree with decorations true to Texas and the house's namesake. The columns of the barn are accented with long strands of garland and sweet Christmas decor you've likely never see before. While acquiring the property, we found a magical sweet spot that we knew would capture the incredible magic and abundant love this place holds...starting in Spring 2020, guests can be married here under the glowing shady post oaks & massive ambient chandeliers in Legacy Chapel.
What makes this Barn unique
We think you'll appreciate the private gated gentleman's ranch along with the Texas hill country views, wildlife and serenity. The N.K. Harper Barnhouse is the BEST Bicycle / Cyclist-friendly house for resting bike storage and your favorite cyclist friends too! For those looking to be married or renew vows, Legacy Ranch will feature Legacy Chapel beginning Spring 2020. Legacy Chapel is a majestic steel silhouette of a country church nestled in a perfect keyhole shape grove of shady Post Oaks which are filled with the sounds of native songbirds. Designed by April Okerholm of The Savant Home in collaboration with Core Custom Metal Works in Jarrell, Texas, this one-of-a-kind Chapel is going to become the enchanting backdrop that your guests will always remember. The simplicity of this open-air steel marvel is symbolic of your iron-clad promise to love, cherish and honor your love. Whether it be at dusk or you choose an intimate night time wedding, the canopy of trees will be illuminated while three 5' tall, 5.5' wide chandeliers provide the perfect sparkle of light. Legacy Ranch Guest Houses sleeps 28 across three historic guest houses on a private gated ranch located just 8 minutes from Main Street in Fredericksburg, Texas. Legacy Chapel can host up to 100 for your wedding day while the couple enjoys their entire wedding weekend on the ranch with their closest 26 friends and family. Legacy Chapel will be complete in time for Spring 2020 Weddings. Bella Chateau, a French-Texas Hill Country style cottage, is planned for later in 2020 and will privately host the bride and groom.
Check-in: 3:00 p.m.
Check-out: 11:00 a.m.
Smoking disallowed in/within 30' of houses.
We love pets, but we cannot host them.
Children not allowed
Due to safety, no children under age 12.
Minimum age of primary renter:25
NO tape, tacks, nails or glitter allowed to be used anywhere on property. Please respect 10pm-8am quiet hours for our neighbors and other guests.
Due to being on a well and septic system, please refrain from flushing more than the required amount of toilet paper. All other items go in the trash.
Due to wildfires, no paper products to be used for burning and burn bans will be strictly adhered to.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Couldn’t be more happy with the house. Expectations met. Wonderful home, fantastic amenities, great location. Will definitely rent again next time in Fredericksburg.
Thank you so much! You were a pleasure to host...look forward to hosting you again!
Everything was perfect!
Thank you! Look forward to hosting you again...maybe you can stay longer next time!
Lovely getaway location
Legacy Ranch was a nice getaway weekend location. It is remote, but still close enough to town. We enjoyed the fire pit under the stars!
Thank you! Told you those stars were amazing! Look forward to hosting you again...
Stunning Barnhouse in Texas Hill Country!! Perfection in Fredericksburg under a million stars!!
Firstly, April & Erik are amazing hosts! April was so easy to work with and very accommodating to all my questions... she gave me a very detailed list of all their favorite restaurants & shopping spots, and their recommendations were spot on! The N. K. Harper Barnhouse is absolutely stunning.. everything you’d want in a vacation home & so much more! From the rustic, chic & comfortable decor to the perfect location in Texas Hill Country, I cannot say enough about how perfect the Legacy Ranch Barnhouse was for my family & I. We cannot wait to get back, sit around the bonfire & stargaze!! Thank you, Erik & April!
Thank you, Michelle! It was our pleasure to host you and a delight to meet your sweet family...we look forward to seeing you all again! Let's do Fredericksburg Trade Days soon!
8 minutes from Main Street for shopping, 13 minutes from the nearest grocery (HEB), 22 minutes from the furthest Fredericksburg winery.