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Serenity At Its Best! - Hill Country Ranch Lodge & Retreat

Sherri Steenson

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english
Bedrooms 4
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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Serenity At Its Best! - Hill Country Ranch Lodge & Retreat

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


Glen Rose Chateau / Country House Rental Photos and Description

See our Video - 4 total bedrooms available 4 baths -

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.


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

Mountain Biking, Hiking

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Sherri Steenson (Owner)
Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
April 29, 2015

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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Bedrooms 4
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Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights
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Serenity At Its Best! - Hill Country Ranch Lodge & Retreat
average rating of 4.928571 based on 42 reviews

Perfect for large groups

  • 5 of 5

Every April our golf league of 16 people takes a destination trip to play golf. This year we decided to head down to Squaw Valley Golf Club in Glen Rose and stay at Tres S Ranch (about a 15 minute drive). The house was fantastic with an incredible back porch. Unfortunately, we spent most of our time at the golf course and didn't have time to take full advantage of all the available activities (trails, fishing, swimming, etc), but I plan on bringing the family and kids back at a future date. Sherri was great to work with and incredibly responsive.

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Getaway Golfers, We are so glad you guys came to the ranch and found it to be restful and fun. We think it is the perfect place to run away from any city. You are right...most of our guests wish they had more time to enjoy the many activities we have around the ranch. The patio and view of the countryside is amazing even if all you want to do is sit on the porch. We hope you will bring your families next time to enjoy the ranch. Thank you for your kind words. Sherri and Scott

Even Nicer than it Looks Online

  • 5 of 5

I went to the Tres S Ranch with a group of dads and sons which I've been camping with for a number of years. We recently moved on from campgrounds to ranch houses we've found on VRBO. Some of our stays have been disappointing because the places haven't lived up to the owners' claims. Tres S is the opposite. Believe the reviews, it's truly an amazing setup and place. The boys loved it and the dads pinched themselves. From all the things to do outside to the most completely stocked kitchen I've ever seen, we wanted for nothing. The owners have truly thought of everything and just as importantly they truly want to share their place and make sure that you have a great time. We'll be back.

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Super Dads, We are so happy that you spent quality time with your son's at our ranch. We are certain that they loved the Pirate Ship Playground that we most recently built. We are so happy to see that Dads and sons spend time together like your retreat - it is so important these days to get out into the country and enjoy natures best. We hope you will come back again. Thank you for the nice review - it means a lot for us to know how special you think it was because we want our ranch home to be like no other place and a quiet restful escape for all of our guests. We look forward to seeing you again soon. The "Tres S" family
Weatherford, TX

Tres S Ranch is AMAZING!

  • 5 of 5

I booked this property last minute for a family getaway during Spring Break. We brought our young children and I was a little nervous they would be bored, but I was wrong. I think they enjoyed it more than we did!

The weather was a little chilly, but we sat by the fire and played games while the kids enjoyed the hot tub. The home is absolutely gorgeous and has everything you would need for entertaining. The bunkhouse is perfect for people of all ages. Definitely suitable for children, and even more for adults. We didn't get to fish this time, but the lake was beautiful and lots of areas to walk and just take in the beauty! I recommend to anyone wanting to getaway! We will be returning shortly!

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Guest, We are so happy that the last minute plan worked out for you. Your children were precious and we are so happy they enjoyed their spring break. The "Pirate Ship" was completed in just the right time for them to enjoy. We hope that you will all come back to our ranch soon for some warm summer time fun. Kindest regards, The Steenson's
Dallas, TX

The Porch

  • 5 of 5

Myself and 16 other guys got together to celebrate one of my best friends getting married. It was a little chilly and rainy most of the weekend, but we still spent the majority of our time relaxing on the Porch by a fire having fellowship with one another and competing in a lot of games. My favorite part was the games we played outside as well as all of the time we spent out there. Scott and Sherri are great to work with and have spent a lot of time making this a wonderful place to retreat!

  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ha Ha....THE PORCH....everyone surely spends all their time enjoying the porch and the fireplace. There is nothing more cozy. We are so happy that you guys came together to celebrate at our ranch. Friendships are so special. We hope you will come back again and we are thrilled that you had a nice stay. Sherri and Scott
Dallas, TX


  • 5 of 5

Myself and 11 other guys were looking to get away for a weekend filled with golf. When we arrived at this ranch, we were torn between spending more time at the ranch and less time golfing. This place was fantastic and had a wonderful review, was easy to get too and very relaxing. The property owenrs were easy to deal with and very accommodating!

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: WOW back to you. We are so glad you brought all your friends for a great weekend at "Tres S". We are very particular who we invite to our great "Hide Out". We are proud to say that most find it so relaxing that they do not want to leave and talk about when they are coming back while lounging in their rockers watching the glorious Sunset each evening. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Sherri and Scott
Austin, TX

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
Owner's Response: Hi, We are happy you and your family had fun at the ranch - We hope you will come back soon. I bet the adults will not mind the swings down in the meadow. We are building another play ground close to the ranch house. Thank you for your review. Sherri and Scott


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"Great Pies"
Nearest Airport
90 Miles
Dallas Fort Worth Airport (DFW)
Nearest Barpub
12 Miles
Glen Rose or Stephenville
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Glen Rose
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
Highway 67
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,


Rates & Availability

From $900 Per night

Glen Rose Chateau / Country House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Memorial Day 2015
May 22 2015 - May 25 2015
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
July 4th 2015
Jul 2 2015 - Jul 5 2015
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Labor Day 2015
Sep 3 2015 - Sep 7 2015
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Thanksgiving 2015
Nov 25 2015 - Nov 29 2015
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
December 2015
Dec 23 2015 - Dec 27 2015
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
New Years 2015
Dec 30 2015 - Jan 3 2016
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $79
Housekeeping / Laundry $250 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 6.0%
Notes Rates are based on 10 overnight guests - Children are counted as guest
$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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Glen Rose Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 20 garden chairs
  • 3 beach chairs
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting small game
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • water tubing
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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