|Minimum Stay||2 - 4 nights|
#1: 'Main House' is a 2br/1b. Queen, set of twins, Q sleeper sofa. Pine floors, footed tub/shower. fireplace. central air. Limestone interior and exterior walls. High ceiling. Limestone patio overlooking river. Sleeps 6 (2 to the queen and queen sleeper sofa.) No tent camping due to the septic tank limitations.
#2: 'Guest House.' is a 2br/1b, 1950s 'Guest House' has a queen, and a day bed with trundle, kitchen. central air. Carpet/tile. Limestone interior and exterior walls. Tile shower. Sleeps 4 (2 to the queen) We do not rent this separately to a different party. We rent this as overflow for Main House.
#3: 'Bath House' has washer-dryer, tile shower and commode. This building is included in rental.
500' feet of river front secluded by bluff on opposite side. 4'-8' depth. Redwood barrel-raft in center of river. Dock recessed into bank. Large cypress, walnut, and pecan trees. Row boat, tubes, and kayaks. Hot tub. 1/2 acre carpet grass yard by river, One acre carpet grass yard, up top, by houses.
Gazebo with hot tub inside, overlooking river.
No tent camping due to the septic tank limitations.
The photo is my sister and me around 1967. I live here in Hunt, TX and co-own and operate with my sister, from Austin, the Lincoln Hunting Ranch in Encinal, TX as well as this property.
Karl Dickinson purchased this cottage in 1950
This place was purchased as a summer get-away by our grandparents, who cotton farmed in the Valley. It was convenient for them since their daughter (our mother) was a camper at Camp Mystic in the mid 50s. It has been a wonderful summer spot for us for 50+ years.
One of many unique benefits is having the bluff on the other side of the river. Not only is it fantastic to look at but it secludes our place more since there are no improvements there. Another plus is the yard. Having flat land in the HIll Country is sometimes hard to come by so having a flat yard makes it fun for kids to play on. Being across the highway from Camp Mystic and a couple of miles from Crider's Outdoor dance Hall and Rodeo makes driving there... or walking there a breeze.
Fredericksburg is a short drive away as well.
This is a place where family memories are made. We stayed 2 days on an unseasonably cool weekend and consequently only used the river one afternoon, but loved our stay. The river location is supreme – deep enough to swim and very clean and clear, but 100 yards down stream below the dam is a classic Texas shallow limestone babbling stream. The grounds are beautiful, dotted with pecans and walnut trees and frequented by herds of axis deer and fireflies which my kids spent hours gathering. The cabin is cozy and welcoming. It is small and not glamorous but clean, comfortable and very well organized. It fits the serene setting perfectly. The owner was very accommodating and provided thorough information. Would definitely go back, and plan to.
Our third trip this summer. We love it like it was our own place and we take care of it as if it were ours. Karl is a wonderful person and we have enjoyed making his friendship. As long as it is available we will use it, and not just in the summer.
Our family had a great weekend at the river. We had plenty of room inside to play games and eat. The outside was spectacular, everything was provided for a fun time on the river.
We plan to return next summer!
Our stay Hunt was a lifetime memory. Cant wait to return to the best ever Cottage on the river. Everything A-l
Another couple joined us for a weekend getaway and we were all thoroughly satisfied with this rental. The setting was so peaceful and relaxing. It was just what we needed. The house was well stocked and the patio on the river was awesome. We will be back!
Went to the Kipp Cottage not knowing what to expect. It was more beautiful than the pics posted by Karl. Wow! It was fully stocked, from the canoes and kayaks, to the BBQ pits. The backdrop of the river behind the cottage was breathtaking. Water crystal clear you could see the boulders, to the fish at the bottom. Leave the blankets and pillows at home, the place has plenty of extras. The hot tub is in a perfect location overlooking the river bank down the hill. If you have trouble getting in and out of bathtubs,there is a walk in shower stall over in the laundry room. The bathtub in the main house is quite tall and cumbersome getting in and out of if you're elderly. Lost Maples State Park
is 30-40 minuets away. Its perfect for an exhilarating hike or bike ride. Oh, bring plenty of water and trail mix for energy, you're gonna need it. We are definitely going back if we can reserve it. It seems to be booked solid for the holidays and peak season. We went in late February and got lucky with the weather being perfect.
We are about 15 minutes from the nearest restaurants (3) and 30 minutes from Wal-mart and HEB(Grocery store). James Avery Headquarters and Showroom is 40 minutes away. The movie theater is about 40 min.
The Hospital is 40 minutes to Kerrville. Lost Maples State Park is approx. 45 minutes west from the house. Basically we are out in the country, but close to all the camps on the 'South Fork.' We are about 30 minutes from Camp Waldemar, Stewart, and Honey Creek which are on the north fork Guadalupe River. Mo Ranch is close to 45 minutes away. Fredericksburg is an hour away.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
2015 Summer Main House
Mar 22 2015 - Apr 30 2015
2 night minimum stay
2015 Summer 3 day
May 1 2015 - Sep 7 2015
3 night minimum stay
Guest House Rates: Sept 16, 2014 to March 12, 2015: $145, Mar 13-Sept 15, 2015: $165. Guest House is overflow only from Main House and we do not rent it alone or to a different party. Max. in Main House is 6. Max. in Guest House is 4.
3-day min: Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day
4-day min on Thanksgiving + T-giving weekend
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.