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Experience nature in the TX Hill Country with proximity to shopping & dining

Mike Murphy

Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english, spanish, dutch
Sleeps4
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Mike Murphy

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, spanish, dutch
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
April 14, 2015
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Experience nature in the TX Hill Country with proximity to shopping & dining

Sleeps4
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Dripping Springs Cabin Rental Photos and Description

Experience ranch living in a nicely appointed, very private stone cabin

Los Madrones, a private ranch in western Travis County, in Central Texas, offers visitors the opportunity to 'rent-a-ranch' for a while, for nature photography, birding, or just relaxing. The 400-acre property features limestone bluffs, Little Bee Creek, open pastures, and hilltop vistas stretching past the Colorado River. Ranch owners Julie and Mike Murphy converted the property to wildlife conservation in 2000, and have managed it since then to improve habitat for turkey, quail, and other species.

Four or five pairs of Golden-cheeked warblers nest on the property every spring; and with luck, ranch visitors may observe and photograph this endangered species.

Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Mike Murphy (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english, spanish, dutch
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
April 14, 2015

Guestbook comments from the owner

Truly awesome experience, it's hard to imagine that Los Madrones is only 25 miles from Austin yet a world away in terms of peace and quiet. The Casita is beautiful and the ranch is ripe for exploration. Thanks for your hospitality! I enjoyed every minute.
May 2013
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Sleeps4
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
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Reviews

4.4
based on 15 traveler reviews

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Experience nature in the TX Hill Country with proximity to shopping & dining
average rating of 4.4 based on 17 reviews
cedar park
5

Excellent Romantic Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Wife and I loved it! 20th anniversary.

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
cedar park
5

beautiful property! Romantic stay for our 20th

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely loved it. Quiet romantic stay.

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Cozy Country Getaway

  • 5 of 5

This is a great property with stellar owners! I wanted a quiet weekend alone in nature and that is just what this provided. Mike and Julie just fantastic hosts! They allowed me the privacy I desired, but were ready to meet my requests when I had any. They keep the Casita clean and maintained and I loved that there was no TV. The ranch has plenty of land to explore, including Little Bee Creek. Do take the time to sit on the back side of the tree house on the property to listen to the birds and watch all the beautiful butterflies (it was my favorite part). Just down the road, I visited Hamilton Pool and the Pedernales River, a little further is Pedernales Falls State Park, which is also worth checking out! If you're looking for barbecue, Mike recommended Schmidt Family Barbecue and I will second that! The greatest part about this place is that it's just close enough to enjoy Austin, if you want to include that in your visit, but also far enough away to forget about the hustle and bustle of city life for a while. I would highly recommend Los Madrones and will certainly be returning in the future :)

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
4

Sweet Hill Country air!

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay, we have been to many cottages & guesthouses around the area. It's more on the rough cut side with a steep trip up a rocky road. "Glampers" maybe not for you...We did not mind the terrain at all and were overall impressed with the sweeping views the climb provided. The cabin is just as it shows in the pics. It's rustic & had several charming aspects! If you are a birder, this is your perch!! We had a little one with us and there were many learning opportunities with various bugs, birds, rocks, bones, and a few dogs next door at owners property. We enjoyed coffee on the porch & a few nice sunrises!

Great people & we were blessed to step into a different world for a few days for an authentic Hill Country experience!!

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Update regarding road into the ranch: as of Jan. 2015, we have paved the mile-long driveway to the Casita, so our formerly rutted, sometimes intimidating road in is now smooth sailing for even the lowest slung sports car!
4

beautiful views

  • 4 of 5

The Casita was nicely decorated and very neat and clean. The kitchen was stocked with extras such as drinks, juice and frozen vegetables. The hot tub had a great view of the hills. Mike and his wife were very friendly and accommodating. Loved walking along the creek on the property! Will definitely be back

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
4

get away

  • 4 of 5

The property is gorgeous! There is so much to explore, we hike and jumped in the stream. The cabin is cozy and simple, perfect to get away from technology. The hot tub was a bonus and has an incredible view. I am not sure if it is in the description or not but the stove doesn't work or it is not connected, so if you bring groceries in and are planning to cook you might want to plan for using a grill! We had a great time and the location is perfect for going wine tasting or just exploring hill country!

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Austin Bergstrom International
Nearest Train
27 Miles
Austin Amtrak
Car: recommended

Other Activities: rock climbing & mountain biking is 4 miles away at Reimer's Ranch, a county park.

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Rates & Availability

From $139 Per night

Dripping Springs Cabin Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay
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$3,160
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 6.0%

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Dripping Springs Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Our Casita has one double bed and one futon in the same room. In a pinch, there's a cot that can also be set up.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Radio
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Bicycles
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Car Optional
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
Notes:
Los Madrones features 400 acres of beautiful Texas hill country for our guests to explore. The ranch has a 3.5 mile road that loops around the back of the ranch, and guests are encouraged to walk it to view the terrain. Other trails lead to Little Bee Creek, culminating in a beautiful waterfall.

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