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Rough Riders' Retreat - A Boutique Bed and Barn and Vacation Cottage

Joyce Leatherwood

Member since: 2013
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Speaks: english, french, spanish
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights

Joyce Leatherwood

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 19, 2015
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Rough Riders' Retreat - A Boutique Bed and Barn and Vacation Cottage

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights

Overview

Bastrop Cottage Rental Photos and Description

2 Bedrooms, 1.5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4-6

A horse-and-dog friendly vacation cottage next to hundreds of acres of riding and hiking trails at McKinney Roughs Nature Park in central Texas. Our rates are based on the number of overnight guests and whether you bring horses.

Rough Riders' Retreat is a charming vacation rental cottage located in Cedar Creek, west of Bastrop Texas, just off of State Hwy 71. The Retreat is 500 feet from the equestrian entrance to the McKinney Roughs Nature Park. We are 20 minutes from the Circuit of the Americas (one of North America's premiere motor racing venues) and twenty minutes from downtown Austin, Texas ('Live Music Capitol of the World') and the 6th Street entertainment district. For antiques enthusiasts, we are just about an hour east of Round Top, TX, home of the Texas Antique Weekend.

The cottage has 2 bedrooms and 1 1/2 baths, with one full bed, two sofa beds, and twin bunk-beds. Kitchen amenities include a refrigerator/freezer, microwave, electric skillet, two-burner cooktop, electric kettle, coffee pot, a large roaster/slow cooker and an outdoor charcoal grill. A screened porch offers fresh air and soothing views. A secure fenced yard off of the porch offers your dog an off-leash area. Horses can be kept in a corral with a pole barn shelter, and the entire property is fenced and gated. We have room for 2-3 truck+horse trailer rigs and have a 30-amp RV plug.

The Rough Riders' Retreat is also available for extended stays. Please contact us for extended stay rates.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Joyce Leatherwood (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 19, 2015

About Joyce Leatherwood

Rough Riders' Retreat is owned and operated by Joyce and Jon Leatherwood. Joyce is an avid equestrienne and has competed in hunter-jumper and endurance competitions on her Arabians. She has also been active in Canine Agility competition and is active in animal rescue. Joyce is a Certified Equine Massage Therapist and has worked as a writer and editor.

Jon has spent his professional life in the photographic and electronics industries and works (whenever possible) as a fine art photographer.

Joyce Leatherwood purchased this cottage in 2012

Why Joyce Leatherwood chose Bastrop

What a great place to house yourself and your horse after a fun day or two (or three, or four) together on the great trails at McKinney Roughs. Or, a quiet getaway that still offers access to Austin's entertainment district, or for after a day at the races at the Circuit of the Americas . You're less than 20 minutes from restaurants and urban amenities in either direction.

What makes this cottage unique

The McKinney Roughs Nature Park's trail system is one of the premier equestrian activity venues in Central Texas, and is located an easy couple of minutes ride/walk from the Rough Riders' Retreat. The trails are also open to hikers and offer classic Texas cattle-country terrain and scenic vistas as well as access to the Colorado River. Plus, we are only 20 minutes from the Circuit of the Americas track and venue.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for a lovely weekend get away! Peggy and I had a wonderful time at your cottage...
Feb 2013
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Why HomeAway

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights
Book with confidence
Book with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

4.8
based on 9 traveler reviews

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Rough Riders' Retreat - A Boutique Bed and Barn and Vacation Cottage
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 10 reviews
4

Home Sweet Home

  • 4 of 5

We had a quiet, relaxing, and peaceful stay at Rough Riders Retreat!! Thanks to Joyce's generous hospitality, all of our needs were met:) We were just as relaxed as if we were at home! All appliances, AC, plumbing, etc. worked well, & the cabinets were generously stocked with supplies. Joyce has decorated w/ meaningful & tasteful artwork, objects, and furniture. I would highly recommend Rough Riders if you like to be away from the hustle & bustle of the city. Dana & Bob

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
4

Dog Friendly Home

  • 4 of 5

Thanks for opening your rental to dogs. Not many place will allow dogs especially those over 50 lbs. The house was a perfect set up with the screened in back porch and the separate fenced area for the dogs. Jon was great to work with. We really enjoyed our time at Rough Riders, we will be back.

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Perfect place for my needs.

  • 5 of 5

The owners were very welcoming of me and my 3 German Shepherds. The place was perfect with plenty of room for my pups to play! They especially loved the Hereford bull next door! I plan on staying here when ever I visit Austin with my pups! Great place in the country!

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Madison, WI
5

Easy Living at the Rough Riders' Retreat!

  • 5 of 5

I thoroughly enjoyed my stay at the Rough Riders' Retreat! The photos and description were spot-on, so there were no surprises. Joyce showed great hospitality and made me feel at home. I loved the pastoral setting, and took advantage of hiking through the adjoining parklands. If ever I have the opportunity to return to the Austin area, I hope I can stay here again!

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow, thanks, Carlo! Pastoral - so that's what it means when the cows come up and stare at you over the fence. Glad we could provide a memorable experience in Central Texas. Y'all come back now, ya hear?
5

Cozy!

  • 5 of 5

Property was clean and well maintained. Joyce was friendly and accommodating. I would recommend this to anyone that needs to put a horse up for the night or have a place to stay for Formula 1 weekend! ;-)

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Close to Cedar Bend Events...

  • 5 of 5

Rough Rider's Retreat was perfect for our stay in Texas! It is quiet, tucked away, but not far from Austin. A friendly tabby cat greeted us on the porch upon arrival. I loved listening to the birds and crickets at night, nature's music! Joyce was friendly & helpful. We were gone for most of the weekend, but I thought, wouldn't it be nice to sit outside under the stars in the evening and have coffee out at the picnic table in the morning. I just didn't have the time, but could picture it in my mind...a lovely little country home for the weekend!

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Austin Bergstrom International Airport
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Hyatt Lost Pines
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Hyatt Lost Pines
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
State Hwy 71
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Hyatt Lost Pines

Rough Riders' Retreat is 500 feet from the equestrian entrance to McKinney Roughs Nature Park featuring miles of hiking and horse riding trails, including access to the Colorado River. We are 10 minutes from two excellent and challenging golf courses. We are located 20 minutes from downtown Austin, offering easy access to the 6th Street entertainment district and venues for the SXSW and Austin City Limits film and music festivals, the Texas State Capitol complex (Bullock History Museum, featuring an IMAX theatre), and the University of Texas. We are 20 minutes from the Circuit of the Americas (US F1 Grand Prix, MotoGP, ALMS, V8 Supercars, X-Games, concerts). San Antonio, Texas (the Alamo, the Riverwalk) is 1.5 hours to the south. Closer to home, we are 20 minutes west of Bastrop, Texas, which offers easy access to fine dining restaurants (Baxter's, and several at the Hyatt Lost Pines), family-oriented (Nancy's), country cooking (Maxine's), and a variety of BBQ, Mexican and fast food establishments, as well as a well stocked grocery store (HEB). Bastrop lies along the Colorado River (canoe rentals, scenic walks).

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Rates & Availability

From $125 Per night

Bastrop Cottage Rental Rates

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1 night minimum stay
$125
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Notes Special event rates (for Formula 1, Moto GP, SXSW and ACL Music Festival, etc.) are $100/person/night.

Rates are for 1-2 people/night. Additional adult guests: $50/person/night (children 15 and under: $25/person/night). Larger groups (more than 4 people) please contact us for rates.

Cancellation Policy

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

Bastrop Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Resort ...
  • River ...
  • Rural ...
  • Town ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Living room - 2 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , twin-over full bunk beds sleeps 2-3
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking

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