SERENITY AT ITS BEST! - HILL COUNTRY RANCH LODGE & RETREAT

Sherri Steenson

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Sleeps16
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms5
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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SERENITY AT ITS BEST! - HILL COUNTRY RANCH LODGE & RETREAT

Glen Rose Chateau / Country House Rental Photos and Description

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Tres “S” Ranch is a luxurious 100 acre estate surrounded by 7000 acres of panoramic hill country. The ranch, located in an area known as 'Chalk Mountain', is a short 90 minute drive from Fort Worth, Dallas and the DFW Airport. Guests are amazed to find their stresses disappear as they escape the hustle and bustle of the city and enter this private country retreat. As guests drive into the estate they have a picturesque view of beautiful wild flowers and prairie grasses. An old fireplace and chimney from a bygone era stands sentry beside a working windmill that feeds a gold fish pond masquerading as a stock tank. Below the windmill are one of two fishing ponds located inside the fully fenced property.

At Tres “S” you will have the opportunity to view many kinds of wildlife such as wild turkey, deer, jack rabbits and maybe even a bobcat. There are 30 bluebird houses on the property; deer feeders; bird feeders; 2 bird baths and a huge purple martin house. The ranch is a great place for any wildlife enthusiast or bird watcher. There are two fishing lakes within the 100 acre property that can be fished by our guests. Lake levels are seasonal.

The two story “Ranch House' has four bedrooms available to our guests. The house is beautifully decorated with western style elegance. Each bedroom is uniquely decorated with the finest bedding and comfort providing our guests with the most restful and peaceful retreat possible.

Ranch House: Four bedrooms available – accommodates 8-10

Second floor: Two bedrooms each with private bathroom, shower, king bed and 42 inch flat screen HDTV.

First floor: First bedroom - one set Queen over Queen bunk beds

Second bedroom: one set Twin over Twin bunk beds and office space

Full bathroom with shower on the first floor is shared.

The office area in the second bedroom is outfitted with two built in desks and accommodates a laptop computer for the executive that wishes to have dedicated space and privacy to take care of business. An all-in-one printer, scanner & fax machine is available upon prior request. WiFi is available.

The “Ranch House” features a gourmet kitchen with an array of cooking items that any chef will appreciate. The dining and living areas are connected to the large kitchen which allows full view of the 'Granbury stone' wood burning fireplace and a 52 inch flat screen 3D HDTV with surround sound.

Ranch House seating:

Dining table – seats 10;

Breakfast Bar – seats 3;

Wet Bar – seats 2;

Round Game Table – seats 4;

The “Bunk House” is one of the great amenities of the property. Children will scream with delight and adults recall days gone by upon entering this 1000 square foot free standing one story structure just steps from the Ranch House. The bunk house has a wonderful screened in porch; teak patio furniture; full size bathroom with shower; small refrigerator; coffee maker and microwave oven. There are 3 sets of twin bunk beds, a couch and a round game table. A combination ping pong/pool table and a 52 inch flat screen HDTV with surround sound round out the amenities. This is the perfect escape for adults and children or can be an excellent location for a private business meeting.

Outdoor Patios

The incredible 1200 square feet of covered patios off the “Ranch House” offer our guests the perfect place to lounge and experience the spectacular sunsets that paint a brilliant orange and red masterpiece on a canvas of azure blue each evening. On cool crisp fall evenings you can snuggle up by the enormous wood burning fireplace and settle in to watch all the wildlife play. You may even find yourself curled up in the down filled hammock with a good book as the cool breeze rocks you to sleep.

Outdoor Entertaining

Our guests enjoy a fabulous view of the hill country from the expansive native flat rock deck that surrounds the beautiful salt water swimming pool adorned with limestone boulders unique to the area. The pool and deck area also features a rock faced hot tub with fountain and waterfall plus a large outdoor kitchen and bar constructed out of native rock - complete with a large charcoal grill, gas cook top, refrigerator and sink. You can chat with your guests as they sit at the bar to enjoy a glass of wine, an awesome feast and an equally awesome panoramic view of the hill country. Adjacent to the pool and outdoor kitchen is the pergola with an attached bath house and changing room. The covered area, complete with outdoor ceiling fan and lighting, is furnished with a large table that seats up to 10 people. Stereo speakers and beautiful outdoor lighting make this a most tranquil setting as you relax and take in the beauty of the natural rock and hill country scenery. There is a full regulation sand volleyball court.

Location: The ranch is located in a unique area known Chalk Mountain. 12 miles west of Glen Rose – 15 miles east of Stephenville – 10 miles northeast of Hico.

Keywords;

Hill Country, Ranch, Private Lake, Swimming Pool, Hot Tub, Wildlife, Bird Watching, Business Retreats, Panoramic Views, Fishing,

Mountain Biking, Hiking

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters

Sherri Steenson

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Scott is an on-field football official (Field Judge) in the National Football League and has been officiating in the league for 23 years. He is also a commercial real estate developer and has been active in site selection and shopping center development in Texas since 1975.

Sherri has been in the dental industry and has held many different management positions since 1971. She currently owns her Dental Practice Sales and Management Company that was established in 1983. She also has an Interior Decorating Company and enjoys designing and transforming personal homes and businesses for many of her clients.

Scott and Sherri enjoy retreating to the Tres 'S' ranch any chance they get to entertain friends and family in the relaxed atmosphere. They have two children and four wonderful grandchildren who also love the ranch and its many fun and exciting adventures.

Sherri Steenson purchased this chateau / country house in 2007

In 2007, Sherri and Scott Steenson were taking occasional weekend trips to the Glen Rose area, visiting Fossil Rim Wildlife Park and simply escaping their hectic city life to the serenity of the country. After a few visits they began looking for a property to purchase where they would someday build a second home. After spending several months visiting the area and viewing all types of properties, this one became available. The ranch had an existing home built in 1997; barn; bunk house; two working wells; an old homestead windmill, two lakes and the most awesome view of 7000 surrounding hill country acres anyone could ever imagine. They had not planned on purchasing a property with an existing home but as they stepped out of the car, they immediately fell in love with everything and made an offer that very day on the full 100 acre package. Scott and Sherri began construction immediately to add all the finer touches to the property that would make it their own elegant retreat. They added a master suite, paved road, beautiful landscaping and many of the amenities that transformed the ranch into a luxurious get away. They named the ranch Tres 'S' for Sherri & Scott Steenson's 'Three S's'.

This entertainment paradise has hosted weddings, marriage retreats, business associates, family and friends. It is the Steensons' hope that all their guests will rest, relax and enjoy the ranch as if it were their very own.

Tres 'S' ranch is an easy drive from the Dallas Fort Worth area. It takes you to 'serenity' ,' beautiful sunsets', 'panoramic views', 'rolling hills', 'wildlife', 'fresh air', 'clear skies ', 'beautiful stars', and quaint little towns nearby.

Glen Rose is twelve miles east of the ranch and is home to a live production of 'The Promise' in an outdoor theater during the fall months. Another wonderful attraction five miles east of the ranch is a wildlife park known as 'Fossil Rim Wildlife Center' that features a 9.5 mile, three hour audio guided drive tour through a 'savannah' like setting with awesome close-up views of rare and endangered animal species from all over the world. Also, the famous 'Dinosaur Valley State Park' is just a short drive from the ranch and offers a day of fun for all ages. Just east of Glen Rose is the Brazos river - a family favorite for tubing and canoeing, if our guests happen to want some floating time adventure.

The area has many golf courses within 10 to 25 miles. Glen Rose has the 36 hole Squaw Valley course, Granbury has the 18 hole Hidden Oaks course and Cleburne has an 18 hole municipal course. All of these courses are very close for daytime activity at its best.

The Rough Creek Lodge is an option for a great place to take in skeet shooting and release bird hunting - it is just a short five miles from the ranch. Tres 'S' makes an excellent venue for a company retreat - catering can also be arranged along with the many unique gourmet and casual dining establishments available in all the nearby towns.

Tres 'S' would also make a beautiful setting for that very special relaxing get together. There are many hotels and small cabins in the area for rental to help sleep the overnight guests. We can help you make memories in this beautiful country side setting. Imagine relaxing and visiting with friends and family in our beautiful pool surrounded by hills and valleys. How spectacular and unique!

Sleeps16
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms5
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights
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4.9
based on 34 traveler reviews

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Serenity At Its Best! - Hill Country Ranch Lodge & Retreat
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Glen Rose Texas Lakes
Dallas
5

MAMAS GETAWAY!

  • 5 of 5
We are a group of mom's that wanted a place we could relax for a few days before our children got out of school for the summer. What a great place to do that! The property is beautiful and the house has all that you need. Relaxing by the pool by day and enjoying the house and bunkhouse by night was perfect.
  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Ladies, it was great that you all made time to take a needed weekend together. There is nothing like running away from the hectic city now and then. We are happy you found peace and quiet before school started. Thanks for coming and we hope you will come again real soon! Scott and Sherri
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Glen Rose Texas Lakes
4

WONDERFUL HOUSE AND PROPERTY

  • 4 of 5
We rented Tres S for a laid back guys weekend and it was the perfect spot for fun and relaxation. We took advantage of nearby golfing at Squaw Valley GC and shooting at Lone Star Sporting Clays - I would highly recommend both. In between golfing and shooting we relaxed by the pool and played games on the terraced lawn. The house had everything we needed to feed and entertain a big group of guys.

The only reason for 4 instead of 5 stars is that the fishing isn't great. Part of the reason we chose this property is because the description boasts two fishing ponds on site. However, due to extended drought in the area the ponds are both significantly reduced in size and we didn't see much in the way of fish using fly or spin tackle. Obviously the owners aren't responsible for the drought, but some of the guys were really looking forward to the fishing and were a little disappointed on that front.

All-in-all though I would highly recommend Tres S Ranch. We had great interactions with Sherri and the property manager who checked us in, the house is extremely comfortable, and the property is beautiful.
  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking time for the review. We are glad you guys had a nice visit to the ranch. We are sorry about the lake being low - but this is Texas and we are not in control of rain. We are happy you found the house to be fully stocked and comfortable for your get together. We hope you come again. Sherri and Scott
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Glen Rose Texas Lakes
Coppell Texas
5

GRANDPARENTS

  • 5 of 5
WOW, this was the perfect place for our reunion.We had 8 adults and 8 very little children and I can't think of one thing that we needed. It was beautiful, clean, comfortable and SO well stocked. We even found they had "pull-ups" in the baby room!!!! Johnette was SO helpful and concerned about our comfort and stay. We even had a medical concern and she followed us all the way through it, til we were "OK":) She made us feel comfortable to enjoy the home and not constantly worry about every little thing and I really appreciated that!! We will always keep this beautiful place in mind as we plan vacations in the future.
  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you found the "The Tres S Ranch" fun for all ages. We always try our hardest to treat everyone like family. Our grand children are very special to us and we know that people rarely take the time to get away together. Thank you for making yourselves at home and treating our ranch like your own. We do always appreciate the kind words. We hope you will come back again. Scott and Sherri
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Glen Rose Texas Lakes
Wylie, TX
5

FIELD FAMILY

  • 5 of 5
Absolutely one of our best family vacations. Everything you could need or want is at Tres S Ranch. This place is above and beyond anything you could imagine. Plenty of room to sit and relax and soak in the beautiful surroundings, swimming, hang out in the bunkhouse which is a kids heaven or walk the trails. Perfect place to enjoy anything you could want to do. From the check in to the check out everything was fantastic.
  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the review. We know our place is special - It is indeed a great runaway place. We are happy your family had such a great time together and we hope you return real soon. Scott and Sherri
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Glen Rose Texas Lakes
5

SERENITY AT ITS BEST!

  • 5 of 5
Had the best time!! I had my parents 60th anniversary celebration here for my family. It was a perfect place to have it. Tres S is just what the pictures show. You could just sit in a rocking chair and look out all day long. The house is great, very well equipped, clean, roomy, comfortable. We played games, ping pong, pool, volleyball. They have pretty much everything you would want to do. My family all enjoyed it very much. If you want a nice west Texas ranch to go to Tres S is highly recommended.
  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: It is so great that you and your family had such a nice time at the ranch. It is nice that you enjoyed the peacefulness of the patio and just-a-rockin. Most of our guests enjoy the spectacular sunsets as well. We hope you and your family will get together again soon for another Tres S experience.
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Glen Rose Texas Lakes
Dallas, Texas USA
5

PERFECT GROUP WEEKEND...NO DETAIL OVERLOOKED

  • 5 of 5
As the organizer of a group of 13 dads/daughters, we look for a weekend retreat twice-a-year. I can't express enough how wonderful the Tres S Ranch is, especially for large groups or families. Sherri's communication throughout the entire process is outstanding. Everyone in our group was amazed at all of the first class accommodations. The furniture, linens, kitchen accessories, grounds/landscaping, and service is very high-end.

The girls loved having their own space in the bunk house and the dads enjoyed the main house and patio. We ate like kings using the ranch's two grills and fully-stocked kitchen. We could not think of one detail that Sherri and Scott overlooked--absolute perfection.

Thank you so much for letting us share your piece of the hill country. We hope to return soon!
  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Wow!!
That review was soooo nice. We are so glad that the Daddy Daughter retreat went so well. We think it is awesome that you want to take the little girls all to yourselves for a weekend and treat them to a fun location and nature. We hope you will come back - you guys took care of our kitchen just like it was your own! Thank you for being part of the Tres "S" family!
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Map

Nearest Airport
90 Miles
Dallas Fort Worth Airport (DFW)
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
Highway 67
Nearest Barpub
12 Miles
Glen Rose or Stephenville
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Glen Rose
Nearest Restaurant
12 Miles
Glen Rose, Hico or Stephenville
Car: necessary

Fossil Rim Wildlife Center (8 miles), canoeing & tubing at Glen Rose (10 miles - Brazos River), Red Caboose Winery (15 miles - Meridian), The Promise musical passion play (Glen Rose - Sept & October), antique shopping in nearby Glen Rose/Hico/Granbury/Stephenville/Hamilton,

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Glen Rose Chateau / Country House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Labor Day 2014
Aug 29 2014 - Sep 1 2014
3 night minimum stay
$950
 
 
Thanksgiving 2014
Nov 26 2014 - Nov 29 2014
4 night minimum stay
$950
 
 
December 2014
Dec 1 2014 - Dec 27 2014
2 night minimum stay
$950
$5,600
 
 
New Years 2014
Dec 28 2014 - Dec 31 2014
3 night minimum stay
$950
 
 
July 4th 2014
Jul 3 - Jul 6
3 night minimum stay
$950
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$900
$5,600
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $69
Housekeeping $250
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 6.0%
Notes Rates are based on 10 overnight guests
$25. 00 each additional per night (Maximum 16)
We do not do family reunions or weddings - we focus on small intimate groups
When the property is rented - all houses are considered rented - even if they are not used - we do not rent to multiple guests on our property.
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Amenities

Glen Rose Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Romantic
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Telephone ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 14 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Upstairs Private
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Upstairs Private
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , Downstairs
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower , Bunk House Bathroom
    Shower Room outdoors - outdoor shower , Patio Shower and Dressing Room
    Owners Suite - toilet , tub , shower , Owners Suite / NOT AVAILABLE
  • Note the Owners suite is not available to renters.. The owners bathroom is not available for renters.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 queen , 1 baby crib , Shares Full Bathroom Downstairs
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Upstairs Master #1 / Private Bath with Shower
    Bedroom 2 - 2 king , Upstairs Master #2 / Private Bath with Shower
    Bedroom 4 - 1 bunk bed , Twin over Twin in office suite / Shares bath downstairs
    Bunk Area - 3 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , 3 sets of twin bunks / one couch / Full Bathroom
    Owners Suite - Owners Suite / NOT AVAILABLE
  • King size beds (2) luxury mattresses and bedding, Queen size Beds (2) queen over queen bunk bed, Child Beds (1) Two pack and plays available, Baby Cribs (2) 2 Pack n Play beds available upon request - 1 high chair, Bunk Beds (4) 3 sets of twin beds in Bunk house 1 set of twin beds in Ranch house
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Video Library ...
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • VCR
  • CD Player
  • Games ...
  • Toys ...
  • Stereo ...
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 20 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • churches
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • sight seeing
  • horseshoes
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
  • boating
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • fitness center
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • roller blading
  • golf
  • hunting big game
  • kayaking
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting small game
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • water tubing
Notes:
Hunting Packages - Neighboring Ranch High Fenced Game Guided Hunts: We have hunting available five miles from Tres S Ranch. Cedar Hill Ranch offers one on one guided hunts. Please call for more details (Elk Packages and White Tail Deer Packages Available) Turkey and Feral Hogs can be taken with any hunting package.
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