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:
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
Sherri Steenson (Owner)
Advertiser since 2012
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About Sherri Steenson

Scott is a retired football official (Field Judge) with the National Football League and officiated 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

Why Sherri Steenson chose Glen Rose

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.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

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!

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

Reviews

4.9
based on 37 traveler reviews

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Serenity At Its Best! - Hill Country Ranch Lodge & Retreat
average rating of 4.918919 based on 37 reviews
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Glen Rose Texas Lakes
Austin, TX
4

5 days of serenity!

  • 4 of 5
It was even more beautiful in person than in the pictures! Perfect place to stay if in need of rest and relaxation.

Beds were comfy, everything was super clean and organized, and kitchen was FULLY stocked! The owner was very easy to contact when we had a question and always answered our questions promptly. The cleaning lady, Jonetta, was very friendly and helpful as well. She does a thorough tour with you when you arrive.

Our party consisted of 8 adults and 8 children (mostly 4 and under). The adults want to come back again....but without the children! The pool was beautiful and the view even better, but not meant for young children. There's no shallow end where kids can stand. Even the 10 year old couldn't stand up. Also, the cactus landscaping was right next to the pool....when the wind blew, it would blow our floats into it and 4 of our pool floats popped! I also wished the kid swings were closer to the house. Instead, they are out by the pond which is either a very long walk or a short drive away.

All in all, it was a perfect place to vacation. Hope to be back next summer!! :)))
  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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5

The stress just melted away!

  • 5 of 5
From the moment you step out of your car, you can tell that so much love was put into every detail. The view was breathtaking. My family and I enjoyed every aspect of the property. My 9 year old nephew caught his first fish ever and can not stop talking about it. The pool was never empty and probably needed refilling after we left. So much fun! The cousins see each other at least once a year with our summer trip. This will be one of their best memories. My own son told me this was his favorite trip so far. This is definitely a little bit of paradise in the country.
  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Jenni,
We are happy you and your family enjoyed the ranch. Sorry about the depth of the pool - but we understand that the children spent lots of time in the hot tub instead. We are out in a country setting with cactus and plastic pool floats left in the pool will blow into them I am sure. (sorry to hear that) We hope some of these items do not keep you from returning to our peaceful place in the future. Sherri and Scott
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Glen Rose Texas Lakes
Fort Worth, TX
5

An Amazing Experience!

  • 5 of 5
My buddies and I paid a visit to the Tres S Ranch for a graduate school reunion. We were blown away by the high quality of the property and the excellent customer service we received by the owners and staff. Also, the view from the pool/jacuzzi area is breathtaking! The pictures on VRBO don't do it justice, you really have to see it for yourself!

On the second night of our stay we went to the Loco Coyote for dinner. We elected to eat there because it was just a few minutes away from the ranch. We were very impressed with the quality of food. If you order one of their burgers you will be amazed with how big it is, 2-3 people could split one!

It is rare to find such and exquisite place that is available to rent. We will definitely be returning in the near future!
  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: WOW!! Thank you so much for the great review. You guys were the perfect guests. You treated our home with the utmost respect and enjoyed it just like we do. We certainly hope you will come back soon. The restaurant will enjoy the great review also - the hamburgers there are like no other place too. It is nice that you came together for a reunion and the ranch was the perfect place for all of you. Many thanks for sharing. Sherri and Scott
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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 22, 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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Map

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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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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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
 
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
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
New Years 2014
Dec 28 2014 - Dec 31 2014
3 night minimum stay
$950
 
 
Easter 2015
Apr 3 2015 - Apr 5 2015
2 night minimum stay
$950
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Memorial Day 2015
May 22 2015 - May 25 2015
3 night minimum stay
$950
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
July 4th 2015
Jul 2 2015 - Jul 5 2015
2 night minimum stay
$950
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$900
$5,600
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Property Damage Protection $69
Housekeeping $250
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. We can accommodate an RV w/generator. NO pets are allowed.
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Amenities

Amenities

Glen Rose Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Romantic
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Spa
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Oven ...
  • Stove ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
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:
  • VCR
  • CD Player
  • Toys ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Books ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Video Library ...
  • Television ...
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • DVD Player ...
Outside:
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • 20 garden chairs
  • 3 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • churches
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • horseshoes
  • sight seeing
  • boating
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • fitness center
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting small game
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • roller blading
  • golf
  • kayaking
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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