AFRICA WILDLIFE PARK WITH BEAUTIFUL HILL COUNTRY LOG CABIN AND LODGE (2 HOUSES)

Jack and Nancy Harvard

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Sleeps16
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms5
Half Baths1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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AFRICA WILDLIFE PARK WITH BEAUTIFUL HILL COUNTRY LOG CABIN AND LODGE (2 HOUSES)

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! You may rent one or both. The rates quoted are for one house only. Please double the 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, not 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.

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
Jack and Nancy Harvard (Property Manager)
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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
  • 1 of 1
Sleeps16
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms5
Half Baths1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights
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Africa Wildlife Park with Beautiful Hill Country Log Cabin and Lodge (2 Houses)
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews
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Africa Wildlife Park with Beautiful Hill Country Log Cabin and Lodge (2 Houses)
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p464816vb
2143843000
Cranfills Gap Texas Hill Country
5

Family Reunion

  • 5 of 5
20 of us (5 families) got together for a weekend family retreat. Everyone enjoyed the animals, fishing, and dancing and playing at Western Town. Owners and manager were very accommodating to us and helped with all our needs. Wonderful food at a very German restaurant in the area and enjoyed the local winery and golfing. The grand kids had a very unique experience seeing all the animals and actually feeding the friendly camel.
  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Families with Young Children
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Africa Wildlife Park with Beautiful Hill Country Log Cabin and Lodge (2 Houses)
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2143843000
Cranfills Gap Texas Hill Country
Plano, TX
5

A Weekend at the Ranch

  • 5 of 5
We had a girls' long weekend at Texas Safari Ranch and the accomodations were outstanding. We were all able to fit at one location by staying at the Bunkhouse. The views from every direction were breathtaking. We enjoyed sunrise and coffee on the back deck while watching the beautiful animals gather at the feeder. In evening, it was time for sunset and coktails on the front deck (oh, and more animals!!!) At the end of a busy day, we all relaxed, ate, talked, laughed and couldn't wait until the next day to do it all over again. We were able to explore a variety of areas on the ranch and saw many different kinds of animals, which included two baby buffaloes and one baby zebra! We visited the saloon which would be a great venue for weddings, family reunions or corporate events. We even saw remnants of wagon wheel ruts from the old "Chisolm Trail" that ran through that area. I was very surprised at the variety of elevations that exist at the ranch. You can view the entire valley from the top of the bluffs. I would definitely recommend this ranch for a great getaway. The photos on the website were accurate and it is very well maintained. We have heard that downtown Clifton (nearby) is worth visiting too but we just couldn't tear ourselves away from the ranch. Maybe next year...because I know we all want to go back! Thanks from all of us to our gracious hosts, Jack & Nancy.
  • Submitted: May 12, 2014
  • Stayed: May 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
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Africa Wildlife Park with Beautiful Hill Country Log Cabin and Lodge (2 Houses)
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p464816vb
2143843000
Cranfills Gap Texas Hill Country
Plano, TX, USA
5

What a wonderful get-away!

  • 5 of 5
Hard to believe you are in Texas with rolling hills and panoramic views! Secluded and quiet, just a great place for anyone needing to escape the city for awhile. Photos don't do it justice. Very clean and well maintained. Great beds for sleeping! Everything you need to get away from it all! Star gazing at night was truly amazing. Highly recommended!
  • Submitted: May 7, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Africa Wildlife Park with Beautiful Hill Country Log Cabin and Lodge (2 Houses)
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p464816vb
2143843000
Cranfills Gap Texas Hill Country
5

Amazing!!!!

  • 5 of 5
I love this place!!! Absolutely beautiful!! The cabin and all the animals were amazing!!! I will be coming back very soon!!!!
  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Africa Wildlife Park with Beautiful Hill Country Log Cabin and Lodge (2 Houses)
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p464816vb
2143843000
Cranfills Gap Texas Hill Country
5

Nature at its best

  • 5 of 5
The Texas safari vacation was exhilarating. Early morning drives through the hills and spotting wildlife in its natural habitat was a one of a kind adventure. My favorite watch was the buffalo herd,and zebras. My husband enjoyed searching for the male black bucks. The animals are endless , but the Indian cave is spectacular.there are steps that lead to the Native American home,and the feeling of being in something sir are is reverent. The hills are endless with mountain goats,exotic deer,and even prairie dogs. The views at the top are breathtaking. Your exploring will take you to a quaint western town,and several old mills like bridges.it is truly a unique experience.
  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Africa Wildlife Park with Beautiful Hill Country Log Cabin and Lodge (2 Houses)
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2143843000
Cranfills Gap Texas Hill Country
5

THIS PLACE IS AWESOME!!!!!

  • 5 of 5
We are from the Dallas area and were looking for something different than cruises and big city hotels on our vacation.  We tried this VRBO as a weekend getaway that was close to the Metroplex and must say it exceeded our expectations.
 
We stayed in the "Bunkhouse" which had just been updated including granite and all the modern conveniences.  The house was spotless when we arrived and the beds were pure luxury.  The large porches in the front and back of the house provided great views of the surrounding terrain and abundant game, including exotic deer and antelope.  The house was located on an acreage of about 1000 acres which provided the seclusion we were seeking.
 
It was a great experience for us as we were able to get a tour of Texas Safari with the owners and observed all kinds of exotic animals including Buffalo, Wildebeest, Oryx, Zebra and Elk.
 
We were somewhat reluctant to use the stainless steel outdoor grill as it was brand new, but the last day said “Someone has to be the first so let’s go for it”.
 
We definitely want to return and possibly take advantage of Western Town for a family reunion.

The Collier Family
  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
100 Miles
Dallas-Fort Worth
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 6
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Lake Whitney has many golf courses
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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Availability & Rates

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Cranfills Gap Cabin Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Columbus Day
Oct 10 2014 - Oct 13 2014
3 night minimum stay
$450
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 26 2014 - Nov 30 2014
4 night minimum stay
$450
 
 
Winter Break
Dec 12 2014 - Jan 10 2015
3 night minimum stay
$450
 
 
Spring Break
Mar 6 2015 - Mar 29 2015
3 night minimum stay
$450
 
 
Memorial Day
May 22 2015 - May 25 2015
3 night minimum stay
$450
 
 
Fourth of July
Jul 2 2015 - Jul 5 2015
3 night minimum stay
$450
 
 
Labor Day
Sep 4 2015 - Sep 7 2015
3 night minimum stay
$450
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$400
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Service $100 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $69
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

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting manager when booking.
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Amenities

Amenities

Cranfills Gap Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Romantic
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Internet ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Living Room ...
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • 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
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Boat ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • live theater
  • winery tours
  • zoo
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • walking
  • shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • antiquing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • golf
  • water skiing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hunting
  • hiking
  • hunting big game
  • water tubing
  • pier fishing
Notes:
Other Activities: 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 Hunting Packages: 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 Texassafari.com.
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