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Africa Wildlife Park with Beautiful Hill Country Log Cabin and Lodge (2 Houses)

Jack and Nancy Harvard

Member since: 2013
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Speaks: english
Sleeps16
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms5
Half Baths1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Jack and Nancy Harvard

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
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Africa Wildlife Park with Beautiful Hill Country Log Cabin and Lodge (2 Houses)

Sleeps16
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms5
Half Baths1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

Cranfills Gap Cabin Rental Photos and Description

2 Homes with a total of 7 Bedrooms/5.5 Baths-sleeps total of 16 (7+9)

The quoted price is for ONE house (double price for both houses). The Texas Safari Log Cabin and Bunk House (2 Houses a half mile apart) is a luxurious, relaxing retreat located in the picturesque Bosque County Hillside, and is located on the legendary Chisholm Trail! There is a complete Western Town on property with a party room (Saloon) used for family reunions and meetings. You may rent one house or both houses. The rates quoted are for one house only. Please double the dollar amount if you want to rent both homes. The Log Cabin is absolutely beautiful, with breathtaking views. No detail has been spared in the Log Cabin. Fabulous hill country furnishings in every room! The den with a wood burning fireplace and 3 bedrooms and 2.5 baths are beautifully furnished, including Direct TV in each room, luxurious pillow top mattresses and body washes in the showers There is a fabulous, large patio overlooking the Meridian Creek and looking up at the beautiful 'Bee' rock cliffs. Friends and guests relax and enjoy the laid back atmosphere. Please see the video link attachment of the Log Cabin listed below.

The Bunk House is a half mile from the Log Cabin inside the high fence of the Texas Safari. The Bunk House has 4 bedrooms, 3 full baths and sleeps 9. It has a wood burning fireplace, 55' HD Television with Direct TV in the living room and a large kitchen. Two large porches where large groups of Blackbuck,Zebra, Scmitar, and Axis come within 100 feet of the Bunk House most morning and evenings. Our guests love the animals and the beautiful view of the surrounding hills. You can see for miles from the front porch.

We welcome you to drive through the approximate 1,000 acre Texas Safari retreat, and enjoy a Wildlife Adventure! We have Zebra, Camel, Wildebeest, Buffalo (including a White Buffalo) , Oryx, Blackbuck Antelope, New Zealand Red Deer, Axis, Ostrich, Gemsbok, Nilgai, Nubian Ibex, European Mouflon, Dama Gazelle, Blesbok, and many more species. We raise a number of species that are endangered or extinct in the wild. Our goal is to help to ensure these species recover and will viewed by future generations. For example: Pere David deer from China are extinct in the wild. The Dama Gazelle, Scimitar Oryx, and the Grevy's Zebra are on the endangered list. You will be able to view and get within a few feet of them. There is also a video link attachment below of the Texas Safari Wildlife Ranch.

The Log Cabin and Bunk House feature a gourmet kitchens that are fully equipped with everything you'll need for fine dining. The dining and living areas are connected to the kitchen which allows full view of the fabulous scenery of the Bosque County Hill Country.

Log Cabin Dining Seating:

Dining Table seats 6

Breakfast Bar seats 3

Outdoor Table seats 4

Stainless Steel Grill

Bunk House Dining seating:

Dining Table seats 6

Breakfast Bar seats 3

Stainless Steel Grill

WIFI is on-site at the Log Cabin, and at the Bunk House.

Our guests will enjoy a beautiful, panoramic view of the Bosque County Hill Country. Enjoy drinking coffee on the deck in our beautiful lounge chairs, or enjoy an outdoor barbeque using the gas grill. The Log Cabin deck is also equipped with a fire pit, ice coolers, and a table for 4.

Fishing:

Fishing is permitted on 4 lakes at Texas Safari.

Location:

Texas Safari is located approximately 2 hours from the DFW area, between Meridian and Clifton, Texas. Lake Whitney and Lake Waco are approximately 30 minutes from Texas Safari.

There is a large full service grocery that has a deli and pharmacy 5 minutes away. There is also approximately 10 restaurants within 10 to 15 minute drive. Including 2 excellent white table cloth restaurants (Cactus Grill and Mitchell's Grill), Bunk House Barbeque--rated by Texas Monthly as one of the top Barbeque restaurants in Texas, and Jim's Hamburgers and Pizza that won number 3 nationally for their pizza.

The art community is one of the finest in the nation with a number of nationally noted artist and writers. There is the Bosque Art Center and a museum in town. The last exhibit left the Bosque Museum to go on display at the Smithsonian Museum in Washington.

There is a full service hospital (in case of emergency) only 10 minutes from the ranch.

Hunting:

Texas Safari Ranch has world class record book hunting behind our High Fences. We offer one on one guided hunts. Please call for more details or see www.texassafari.com.

Special Provisions:

Due to the large number of wildlife on the Texas Safari property, there are absolutely no pets, guns, no ATVS, or 4-Wheelers permitted on the property. Absolutely no exceptions. Drive through hours are permitted from 8 a.m. until sunset. For your safety, all guests must remain in their vehicle at all times. No hiking or leaving your vehicle in high fenced area. The log cabin is located on approximately 100 acres, and hiking is permitted in this area. We have family and an on-site manager at all times.

Texas Safari Western Town and Saloon is available for weddings, parties, family reunions and corporate retreats. Please see the attached link to Texas Safari for more info.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Jack and Nancy Harvard (Property Manager)
Member since: 2013
Call Manager
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 18, 2015

About Jack and Nancy Harvard

We are a family owned and operated wildlife ranch. We are 5th and 6th generation Texans. We are dedicated to assuring endangered wildlife survives in the wild.

Jack and Nancy Harvard purchased this cabin in 2001

Why Jack and Nancy Harvard chose Cranfills Gap

This breathtaking hill country ranch is surrounded by the Texas Hill Country and just 2 hours from the DFW Metroplex and 3 hours from the Houston area.

What makes this cabin unique

Texas Safari is located in Central Texas, and is an easy drive from just about everywhere in Texas (DFW area is approximately 2 hours). Fabulous Log Cabin and Bunk House with spectacular panoramic views, and an opportunity to drive through an African Wildlife retreat that you'll never forget!!!

Guestbook comments from the manager

We're so glad you had a great time!! Please come back soon!! Marsha the camel wants to give you kisses!
Jan 2014
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Why HomeAway

Sleeps16
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms5
Half Baths1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
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Reviews

5
based on 17 traveler reviews

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Africa Wildlife Park with Beautiful Hill Country Log Cabin and Lodge (2 Houses)
average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews
5

Perfect place for Women's Retreat!

  • 5 of 5

I cannot say enough how fabulous our stay was! We had a group of 15 women staying in the log cabin and bunk house. The views and wildlife were amazing. It was like a little bit of heaven on earth. Both houses were well stocked and the beds were unbelievably comfortable. The owners were very friendly and helpful and made us feel like family. What made it so great for a church retreat was that we didn't have to plan or pay for anything more for entertainment. The 1,000 acres to explore and all the wildlife to watch was free and priceless. We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Midland, TX
5

Wonderful getaway!

  • 5 of 5

This cabin is such a treat! So peaceful and scerene, leaves you feeling relaxed and restored. Wonderful view overlooking a creek, you can catch glimpses of a variety of wildlife right from the deck.

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Clifton tx
5

Exciting and Intimate

  • 5 of 5

The Texas Safari is a great place to get close to nature, while getting closer with family and friends. It's a beautiful little exotic animal ranch, complete with a camel named Marsha! The building my friend got married in was among several buildings modeled after an old western town. The saloon building is set right next to an adorable little pond. You can walk around the pond and get on a bridge that is draped in flowers during the spring!

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Awesome place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

This safari ranch is awesome, we stayed 5 days in the bunkhouse, the house is quite big, nicely modeled, modern kitchen, comfortable beds, and best of all, the animals are all around the house! The ranch is so big, it took us hours to drive around (while stopping feeding animals), the view is so amazing on the top of the hills, you can see the entire valley. Jack and Nancy are very nice to talk to, Luis took us a round tour and answered every call, super friendly people. The house is very private, the kitchen is fully stocked, a full grocery store is about 5 mins away on HW6. The kids loved the place so much, they wanted to stay another 5 days, so do I! Highly recommended, we'll definitely come back!!!

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Fabulous Accomodations!

  • 5 of 5

We had the pleasure of staying at the Log Cabin the last weekend in September. Our only regret is that we couldn't stay a WEEK. What a wonderful, relaxing getaway. The accommodations were beautiful, comfortable and spacious and the views (from every room) were amazing. What a treat to walk onto the large deck and find a large iced filled cooler, fishing poles just waiting to be used and numerous chairs to melt into. The cabin was very inviting and the owners were a pleasure to work with. We look forward to coming back for a much longer visit!

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your nice comments. We're really glad that you had a good time' and we look forward to seeing you again! All the best! Nancy and Jack Harvard
Seattle, WA
5

Such Fun

  • 5 of 5

Terrific house with lots of room. Luis, the farm manager, took us on a tour and introduced us to all the beautiful animals. We had such a great time. We'll be back, and I highly recommend this spot. We stayed in the Bunkhouse and loved watching the animals off the porches morning and evening.

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
100 Miles
Dallas-Fort Worth
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Lake Whitney has many golf courses
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 6
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Many Restaurants
Car: necessary

We are located in the Texas Safari Ranch. A thousand beautiful acres full of over 500 exotic game animals, as well as a Western Town with a 7000 square foot event venue.

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Rates & Availability

From $400 Per night

Cranfills Gap Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Memorial Day
May 22 2015 - May 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
$450
$2,800
 
 
Fourth of July
Jul 1 2015 - Jul 12 2015
3 night minimum stay
$450
$2,800
 
 
Labor Day
Sep 4 2015 - Sep 7 2015
3 night minimum stay
$450
 
 
Columbus Day
Oct 9 2015 - Oct 12 2015
2 night minimum stay
$450
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 24 2015 - Nov 29 2015
3 night minimum stay
$450
 
 
Winter Break
Dec 18 2015 - Jan 4 2016
3 night minimum stay
$450
$2,800
 
 
Spring Break
Mar 4 2016 - Apr 10 2016
3 night minimum stay
$450
$2,800
 
 
Memorial Day
May 27 2016 - May 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
$450
$2,800
 
 
Fourth of July
Jul 1 2016 - Jul 17 2016
3 night minimum stay
$450
$2,800
 
 
Labor Day
Sep 2 2016 - Sep 5 2016
3 night minimum stay
$450
$2,800
 
 
Columbus Day
Oct 7 2016 - Oct 10 2016
3 night minimum stay
$450
$2,800
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 21 2016 - Nov 27 2016
3 night minimum stay
$450
$2,800
 
 
Winter Break
Dec 16 2016 - Jan 9 2017
3 night minimum stay
$450
$2,800
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$400
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $79
Cleaning Service $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.0%
Notes A non-refundable rental deposit of 25% is required to hold the requested rental dates. Payment shall be made by check or credit card (Visa, MasterCard and Discover accepted) through the VRBO website. Final Payment (Including the Security Deposit) must be paid no less than 60 days prior to arrival (or if booking less than 60 days prior to arrival, then the full payment plus security deposit is

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Amenities

Cranfills Gap Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Log Cabin Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , Shower equipped with multiple sprays!
    Log Cabin Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , jetted tub , Shower equipped with multiple sprays!
    Log Cabin Bathroom 3 - toilet
    Bunk House Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bunk House Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bunk House Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Log Cabin Master - 1 king
    Log Cabin Bedroom - 1 queen
    Log Cabin Bedroom - 1 bunk bed , Double on bottom, Single on top
    Bunk House Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Bunk House Second Master Bedroom - 1 queen , Private Bath
    Bunk House Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bunk House Bedroom - 1 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed , Sleeps 3
  • All mattress are pillow tops and beds are outfitted with down comforters with high count Cotton sheets to provide a superb nights sleep. Super soft and comfortable for an amazing nights sleep!
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • 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:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting big game
  • pier fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Notes:
Other Activities: There is a complete Western Town with a Saloon for meetings and party's. Canoeing & Tubing on the Bosque River and Meridian Creek, Red Caboose Winery in Clifton (5 minutes) and Meridian (15 minutes), shopping in nearby Clifton, Meridian, Whitney

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