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Brazos Bluffs Ranch: Come Horseback Ride, Hike, Canoe/Kayak Fish in Brazos River

Joel Brown

Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house

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Joel Brown

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
April 21, 2015
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Brazos Bluffs Ranch: Come Horseback Ride, Hike, Canoe/Kayak Fish in Brazos River

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house

Overview

Waco House Rental Photos and Description

1 king bedroom, 1 queen bedroom plus sleeping loft with 2 twin beds

The vacation cabin at Brazos Bluffs Ranch is a comfortable and beautiful log house for couples or the whole family who want a quiet get-a-way. This is the only guest house on our 200+ acre ranch.

Located 5 miles north of the Waco city limits and 10 miles from Baylor University but feels like you're in a state park.

Guests enjoy fishing, canoeing & kayaking in the Brazos River. We provide Canoes & Kayaks. House guests get a 20% discount for a guided horseback ride on the ranch.

See the photos of the aspen wood ceilings, granite counter tops, American elm wood floors, antler chandelier.

Propane BBQ grill provided!

The house is accessed by a private road through gated private property.

To look at the house you must call for a reservation and meet the owner at the property entrance.

There is not a telephone or TV in the house. Most cell phones have service in the house.

(No smoking on property)

Location Details: Brazos Bluffs Ranch is accessed from Halbert Lane through the Brazos De Dios Farm where the Homestead Heritage Craft Village is located.

This is a short drive to Baylor and the City of Waco.

The map on Yahoo is not correct. See the ranch website's map for directions.

You will need to call us before you come so we can provide directions to our ranch.

Horseback Riding: Brazos Bluffs Stables, LLC offers western horseback rides year-round along the Brazos River and on the rim of the overlooking chalk bluff plus miles of other scenic trails on our ranch. The ride is normally $40 per person but as a house renter you get 20% off!

Horses, tack and helmets are provided.

No experience is necessary.

For your comfort it's best to wear appropriate riding apparel: jeans or riding skirts and closed-toe shoes or riding boots. Most of the horses can carry a maximum of 225 - 250 lbs. up the steep hills. If you will need a larger horse, please mention that when you call for reservations.

River Pavilion: The ranch's 800 sq. ft. screened-in river pavilion and 1,330 sq. ft. deck (35' x 38') overlooking the Brazos River plain is an ideal place for family gatherings and business retreats.

We offer a volleyball net, horseshoe pits and a ping pong table for you to enjoy, along with an outdoor BBQ pit and gas grill for parties of any size.

The kitchen inside the pavilion includes a refrigerator and sink. The pavilion, deck and separate restrooms are all easily handicapped accessible.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Joel Brown (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 21, 2015

Guestbook comments from the owner

Many thanks to all of the Brown family. We enjoyed the peaceful time we spent at your wonderful home. The beauty & craftsmanship of the cottage make it my favorite of places. The horse ride in the morning and the hike on the trail was a great blessing. Thanks again.
Feb 2011
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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
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Reviews

4.9
based on 45 traveler reviews

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Brazos Bluffs Ranch: Come Horseback Ride, Hike, Canoe/Kayak Fish in Brazos River
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 47 reviews
5

Great Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at the cabin at Brazos Bluffs Ranch. It was beautiful! We appreciated the quality and care that the owners put into it. It worked out just right for our family, and we look forward to another visit. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves! We loved the quietness and solitude, and the opportunity to be together as a family! We have five children, ages 14 to 23.

We visited the Brazos de Dios (Homestead Heritage) community and all the craft shops. It was very interesting and enjoyable! We also ate at the Homestead Cafe once, and stopped back for dessert a different day. Delicious! One night we went into Waco to Vitek's BBQ for supper. We missed the Homestead BBQ, since it's only open on Saturdays and we had to leave early.

While we stayed at the cabin, we used the canoes and kayaks, fished (no success), played games at the house and deck, played horseshoes, went horseback riding, hiked, rode bikes, played instruments and sang together, played table tennis, and watched the sunset at the lookout over the river.

We all enjoyed the week together so much. It was a wonderful vacation and we hope to come back again!

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous time at the ranch. The home was neat and clean and beds were extremely comfortable. The home was beautiful and the location was very convenient to get to all the Baylor activities we came in for. We enjoyed our breakfast cooked over the open fire and would highly recommend it!

  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Lovely Cabin Retreat

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful cabin retreat on remote property. Quiet and peaceful with yummy bedding. A perfect place to unplug and spend with family.

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Our home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

We didnt want to stay in a hotel again so stayed here and will stay here for our next trips to Waco. Our kids, 16 and 11 prefer staying here and relaxing by the Brazos, hanging out on the front porch and taking walks. Sooo much nicer than stuffy hotel rooms! There are games, books and some every day supplies so you dont have to pick up the little things. We are looking forward to our next stay!

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Beatiful Haven in Waco!

  • 5 of 5

beautiful, peaceful place. The owners are wonderful and will do anything to make your stay amazing. if you need a place to go get away and enjoy the peace, this is the place for you!

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Fabulous!!

  • 5 of 5

This is our second stay and we love it even more. Exceeded expectations, clean and very friendly family that runs this place. Enjoyed the quiet escape on the front porch, morning coffee and smores down by the pavilion. Swimming and wading were also a treat for our family. Highly recommend to you, your family or anyone wanting to slow things down a bit. Looking forward to our third trip.

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
12.7 Miles
Waco Regional Airport
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
F. M. 933
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Homestead Cafe
Car: necessary

Brazos Bluffs Ranch is located next to the popular farm of Brazos de Dios, home of award winning craftsmen. Take time to tour its numerous historic structures, including its working gristmill built in 1760, and its pottery, blacksmith, spinning, weaving and woodworking shops. Its craft campus, general store and restaurant featuring all natural beef and locally grown grains and vegetables are open Monday through Saturday until 6:00 p.m. You may want to sign up for one of their many craft or homesteading workshops, e.g. cheese making or woodworking. See the schedule at SustainLife.org.

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Rates & Availability

From $165 Per night

Waco House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
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1 night minimum stay
$165
From
$220
Fri,Sat
$1,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25 + Tax
Each adult after 2 $25 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 6.0%
Notes After the first 2 people: $20/night for each additional adult and $10/night for each additional child, infants are free.

Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Waco House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Accommodation Type:
  • Guest House
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1620 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • River
  • Rural
  • Waterfront
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Firewood
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , downstairs master suite with bathroom with shower
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , downstairs master suite with bathroom with shower and tub
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , upstairs sleeping loft with lots of room on carpet for kids
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Gated Community
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Notes:
$25 per night pet fee for well behaved outdoor dogs.

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