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Welcome to the Menger Klar Reynolds Ranch! Our BIG Cottage (sleeps 6) is a welcoming limestone castle with hill country views from the elegant front porch. Inside, the spacious living room has gracious stone fireplace & original hardwood floors. A French door leads into the MOZART Room w/ queen bed & luxurious linens. Enjoy coffee on the private side porch. The MIMI Room has a queen bed & lots of natural light. The PONY Room has queen bed, a Ralph Lauren feel & a view of horses. The updated kitchen has farmhouse sink, lots of counter space, dining table, a pass-thru to the living room, bar seating & Old World charm that makes cooking a social activity! The European bath has spacious shower & exposed limestone walls. The large patio w/ fire pit, dining table & conversation seating.~ Hill country views, oak trees, tree swing, hammock. Starbuck, the Concierge Pony, greets you each day! Check out our CARRIAGE HOUSE, too! A quaint cottage w/ open floor plan, queen bed, concrete floors, spacious bath, full kitchen, dining and entertainment areas, exquisite exposed limestone walls, treed views out every window. Check it out @ vrbo.com/401196! Visit us at www.mengercottages.com.
Family Home Recaptured, Now Shared with Others: In 1919, my great-grandfather, Erich Menger, and his brother Rudolph, purchased 560 acres in the hill country. In 1922, Erich and his wife, Lydia, bought Rudolph’s share and built a charming rock cottage. My great-grandparents raised registered Angora goats, cattle and sheep, and ran a dairy. Together, they spent nearly 30 years at the ranch. During my childhood, our family harvested our Christmas trees, camped, hunted and gathered for picnics with extended family at the ranch. We swam in the cistern full of fresh rainwater or we rode on the tailgate down to the pool made by a dam in the Helotes Creek. But in 1973, our family sold the property. I vowed that someday I would buy the ranch back. In 2000, my sister drove past and saw the sale sign. Most of the land had been subdivided but the remaining 7 acres contained the original ranch house, a smaller cottage, carriage house and barns. In December 2000, my husband and I fulfilled my dream of recovering the ranch!
People come to our cottage to be close to Fiesta Texas, SeaWorld, UTSA and other major attractions but other types of people who love our place include historians, architects, authors, novelists, naturalists, bird watchers, bicyclists, botanists, conservationists, horse people and tree lovers. Which might you be or become after you visit our magical place?
Check out our other San Antonio cottages:
Carriage House www.vrbo.com/401196
Craftsman Haus www.homeaway.com/3589618
Hospitality a Menger-Klar Family Tradition: For more than 100 years, my family has been known in San Antonio for their hospitality and generosity. One ancestor, Rudolph Menger and his wife, Babette, along with his in-laws, William Menger (a different line of the Menger family) operated the famous Menger Hotel. My great-grandfather, Emil Klar, was a butcher who specalized in home-killed meats and “the sausage with a flavor.” Opi, as he was known in the German tradition, gave meat to hungry neighbors during the Great Depression until he could no longer run his business. My grandfather, Roland Klar, along with my grandmother, Floy (nee Menger) Klar, brewed homemade beer to share with their salon of many friends. Today, my cousin Erich Menger is one of the most sought-after caterers in town. Now my husband and I continue that tradition of hospitality with executive and vacation rentals of our historic family properties known as the Menger Cottages. Willkommen!
If you're looking for a smaller getaway or if your traveling group is growing larger, we have another cottage on this property called the Carriage House (www.vrbo.com/4011960). The Carriage House accommodates two people with a full kitchen, dining area, queen bed and spacious bathroom/dressing room. It is close to the Big Cottage so you can still enjoy together time on the patio and yet savor a bit more privacy and the convenience of extra bathroom
With our Carriage House also on the property,
This home was waaaay more than we expected! Our family was going to stay in a hotel for a month, but our realtor recommended that we look on VRBO.com for an extended home rental- this was GREAT advice. This home is precious. The views are amazing and the home is quite charming. We very much appreciated the boardgames in the living room, fenced-in backyard, laundry facilities, patios, the porch swing, and the hammock! We recommend the property to all of our friends.
We stayed here 2 nights with our son, his wife, and daughter. We loved the entire place. We also brought our 2 babies, Standard Poodles. They especially loved the area! It was very clean and well stocked. We loved the quiet, the solitude, and ranch house feel. We highly recommend it!
Just back from a happy few days at this quiet cottage on the edge of San Antonio. Now that our family is grown up, our focus is dog friendly accommodation and this place is great with a large fenced yard and non fussy wood floors throughout. Downtown is half an hour away by car, and Fiesta Texas, around 20 minutes.
An initial issue we had was quickly sorted out by Linda. We would definitely stay here again when visiting the area.
We stayed in the big cottage right before Thanksgiving and were thoroughly impressed with the property and Linda’s hospitality. We arrived after dark, so we didn’t get a chance to see the property until the next morning. We stepped outside the next morning to a beautiful view of acres of trees, horses, the entire ranch, and the hill country in the background. We’d read the reviews and seen the pictures, but they weren’t able to fully convey the beauty and serenity of the property.
As a host, Linda was exceptional. We’ve stayed in a few rentals before, but I must say our interactions with her from when we made the initial reservation earlier in the year to when we left was wonderful. She pleasantly rearranged our reservation twice, followed up immediately, and when we had a minor issue during our stay, she arrived in person the next morning to make sure it was corrected. She even shipped us a jacket we left after checkout free of charge!
If you want to “get away” from the suburbs/city, this is the perfect property. Secluded enough for ample privacy, yet just a few minutes away from shopping, activities, etc to make it the perfect place to stay. We can’t wait to come back, and can be assured we’ll be staying here again. Thanks Linda!
This cottage and the surrounding Texas Hill country has forever spoiled me. No place on earth will ever compare. We are currently living overseas in Italy, and all I do is dream of coming back here!
My wife and I stayed at the Big Cottage we were able to bring our little dogs and had a Wonderful Stay! It was so peaceful at the ranch it was nice seeing the horses Starbuck and Jack they are super cute! The house is lovely and super spacious allot of books to read and games to play. The house is set up with everything you need the location it's close to pretty much everything all stores and food places. Love El Chaparral Mexican Restaurant great fish tacos, Bill Miller Bar B Q is everywhere. Close to Auto Repair, Walmart, Walgreens, Petco, Petland, even a vet doctor is a block away, great location. We had a blast I went ghost hunting on the property and was super excited to capture photos and video my wife laughed at me, the ghost I thought I found was a hissing water sprinkler. Ha, ha but there were allot of orbs I captured on photo. Anyways we had a blast we went to Six Flags, SeaWorld, Ripleys downtown San Antonio. The rode is pretty dark but you'll get use to it. Anyway, this is a Very Great place to stay! We took allot of photos of the ranch had fun on the swing in the backyard loved hearing the crickets at night and seeing the stars up in the sky it was really nice. Linda the owner is super sweet we called her when we came into town it was pretty late we got lost she didn't mind and was very kind. Linda is a sweatheart looking forward to seeing you and your husband in December! Many thanks Dan & Ivy
See our video at http://alturl.com/ap8uo. Shop for antiques in Old Town Helotes or for the latest fashions at La Cantera mall with Nordstrom's and other high-end stores. Enjoy local Mexican food at El Chaparral, elegant dining at the Grey Moss Inn and pizza and hamburgers in between. Check out Floore's Country Store concert schedule where Willie Nelson got his start. You can tour wineries in nearby Comfort and Sisterdale. Take expedition trips to Bandera, Medina Lake, Boerne, Kerrville and Fredericksburg. Nature lovers will appreciate Government Canyon State Natural Area, the Helotes Creek Nature Center and our own backyard. For the kids, Fiesta Texas is 13 miles and Seaworld is just 15 miles from our home. If you're here for a horse show, you'll appreciate being only 9 miles from the San Antonio Rose Palace, 30 miles to Retama. Both UTSA and the UT Health Science Center are also nearby.
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