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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.
Guests wishing for the optional breakfast can specify what they would like, and when; and will be served in the owners' residence, a 1940s stone ranch house located 100 feet from the Casita. Forty-eight hours advance notice required.
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.
We absolutely loved our stay at Los Madrones! It was very peaceful and serene. We were looking to getaway from the busyness of the city. We definitely enjoyed the stay Mike was fantastic and allowed us the quiet and relaxed time we wanted. The Casita was wonderful! We can't wait to come back. In fact, we decided during the trip that Los Madrones is where we want to spend our honeymoon next year! Thanks so much!!
The property is just as described - quaint and cute cabin next to the ranch home of the owner but far enough that you have privacy. The views are great. Our favorite part was the swimming hole! Loved it! Super secluded and beautiful. The owners are very nice people. Mike was even so kind as to light up a fire for us to roast marshmallows. Highly recommended!
This casita is a beautiful little place for a quiet stay in a wonderfully natural property. Was perfect for my wife and I. There is a double bed and a futon, so ideal for 1-3 people. There are roads and paths for hiking, and it's very quiet. Birds, rain, trees--very nice. We'll be back!
Absolutely loved it. Quiet romantic stay.
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 :)
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.