THE BEAUTIFUL HILL COUNTRY LODGE JAMES RIVER WILD FLOWERS/FAMILY FUN

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Tim Osburn

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Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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THE BEAUTIFUL HILL COUNTRY LODGE JAMES RIVER WILD FLOWERS/FAMILY FUN

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4 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, sleeps 12 to 14

Luxurious ranch lodge awaits you and your friends!

Perfect for a family get together, girls or guy retreat, or even a Romantic Weekend. The Ranch is also great for holding an special event, Wedding. The grounds and lodge have been the site of numerous corporate retreats and corporate training programs for groups as large as 100 participants.

Located on 165 acres of Texas Hill Country remoteness and sliced through by the James River, the Bar None River Ranch appeals to the outdoor enthusiast who desires privacy. The ranch is located in southern Mason County in the Hill Country, outside of the historic small towns of Mason and Fredericksburg. The James River runs through the middle of the property.

In the spring, wildflowers abound. In the summer you can cool down in one of the largest springs in the hill country. In the fall just enjoy the crystal clear star filled skies. In the winter the outdoor fireplace will keep you toasty warm. We are only a few hundred yards away from the Eckert Bat Cave one of the true wonders of the Texas Hill Country.

Watch the sunset from the 360 degree wrap around porch or one of the private picnic tables overlooking the river.

There is a nice pavillion that is great to hold an outdoor classroom.

There is a full skeet range with a high and low houses equipped to throw clay targets. Plus a full rifle range out to 700 yards. We have just added a pistol range. We also offer a deluxe weekend for up to 8 people all inclusive to get your Concealed Handgun License Class.

The James River has several small pools were bass and perch can be caught and released.

Located in the beautiful Texas Hill Country the place is just across the James River from the Nature Conservacy's Eckert Bat Cave. The gate is a waist high rock with a cattle gate painted like a Texas Flag. The gate is locate about 100 feet past the rock corral going away from the river on the south side away from Mason. The property is about 50 minutes outside of Fredricksberg and 20 minutes outside of Mason.

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • pets considered

Tim Osburn

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We live in the Hill Country on Lake Travis and in Kerrville and love going out to our ranch. We hope your family will enjoy it as much.

Melinda and Eileen

This property has been in the family for 35 years. The lodge was built for family reunions and family enjoyment in 2003. It is very nice for quite weekends, family/friends get together, corporate retreats, training events when you want to do your own thing and not be bothered by outsiders.

A spring flowing at over 300 gallons a minute has cut a chute through the limestone for some 100 yards and makes the perfect place to cool down in the summer even on the hottest of days. Picnic benches over look the James River the perfect place to watch the sunset and Texas stars like no other place. Full Skeet Range

In the summer time it is a one minute drive to the Eckert Bat Cave to watch the nightly emergence.

Just a two minute drive puts you in Salt Branch were 'Old Yeller' fought the herd of hogs in Fred Gipsons 'Old yeller'

There is virtually no light pollution and the stars are spectacular on a clear night down at the river.

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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Property Reviews

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The Beautiful Hill Country Lodge James River Wild Flowers/Family Fun
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 44 reviews
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The Beautiful Hill Country Lodge James River Wild Flowers/Family Fun
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+1 512 496 1348
Mason Texas Hill Country
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Memories

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
Thank you for providing the perfect memory builder!
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The Beautiful Hill Country Lodge James River Wild Flowers/Family Fun
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p950367
+1 512 496 1348
Mason Texas Hill Country
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Amazing House and Beautiful Nature...

  • 4 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
Recently stayed with a group of 9 guys for a bachelor weekend. The overall stay was amazing! First off I have to say, the only reason I didn't leave 5 stars was because the shower of the master room wasn't really usable, as the shower head was caked with grime and the tub was dirty (leaving all of us to use 1 shower). It wasn't that unpleasant but it would have been much easier to have full use of both bathrooms. Other than that, it really was an amazing time, the rest of the house was very clean and comfortable. Plenty of space for us to lounge and relax, we made full use of the shooting ranges, took a few hikes through the country side and river, and cooked a lot of great meals. The outside fireplace was especially great.

Thank you for letting us use the house, it is a memory that I will never forget and exactly what I needed. I recommend anyone looking to get away to rent this place, you won't regret it. Oh and just a few tips, if you have four-wheelers, bring them, the trails and roads are perfect for them! Also, drive a truck if you have one to get to the house, the roads get really bumpy and rocky once the black top ends (you probably don't want to cross the river in your car, though you can). And lastly, stop off at the original Coopers BBQ in Mason, TX for your first night's meal, the brisket and sausage links were delicious.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your feedback we have since taken the Shower Head off and cleaned out the minerals deposits. The lodge is on a well system and it is high in minerals thus the white discoloration on that shower head so we are constantly cleaning all the sink/showers/etc hardware. The tub is on the cleaning punch sheet and should of been clean. Sorry for the difficulties we would of gladly sent someone out to give the tub a quick wipe down to make it useable. We all work hard to try and get a five star rating on every visit. This is the first time we have let our guest down and not receive 5 stars and it is our wish to constantly improve. Hopefully you get to come back out as we have just installed a wedding arbor and new birdfeeders. Apologies from me and the cleaning staff.

Safe Travels
Tim Osburn
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The Beautiful Hill Country Lodge James River Wild Flowers/Family Fun
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Mason Texas Hill Country
5

Awesome time with great friends!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
House was just a awesome as in the pictures. Wrap around porch and outdoor fireplace were utilized quite often. Shooting range and skeet machine were also used quite often. This place was just what we wanted, a quite place to relax and catch up with friends and a place to show off our shooting skills (or lack of). I would highly recommend this house and me and my friends are already looking forward to our next visit, and we will definitely be visiting again soon.

Thank you,

Daniel
Owner's Response: Daniel,

Glad your group had so much fun and thanks for taking such good care of the place!
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Mason Texas Hill Country
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Spring Chute

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
Thanks Bar None Family for a great retreat. We love the James River Spring Chute. You've got a great place here and we appreciate the natural environment out here.
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Mason Texas Hill Country
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Bike Rides

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
Thanks very much for a well stocked wood pile and a warm and welcoming stay. We got in a few bike rides as the weather hovered above freezing. We did kill a few bottles of three buck chuck.
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Map

Nearest Airport
115 Miles
Austin
Nearest Barpub
14 Miles
Sandstone Winery
Nearest Golf
13 Miles
Mason Community Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
14 Miles
Mason
Car: necessary

1 hour 45 minutes from Austin 50 minutes to Fredricksburg 20 minutes Mason. 2 1/2 hours from Austin Berstrum International Airport. 400 yards to entrance of Nature Conservacy's Eckert Bat Cave. Located on 'the loop' a scenic drive especially durning wild flower season. Great bird watching and game viewing down on the James River. A beautiful 35 minute drive to the Hill Top Cafe. Milky Way Stars deep in the heart of Texas. Full skeet range and pistol plus rifle range.

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Availability & Rates

Mason Lodge Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
 
Wildflower and Spring Break
Mar 1 2014 - May 5 2014
$375
$445
Fri,Sat
2 nights
 
 
Early Summer Season
May 6 2014 - May 22 2014
$355
$425
Fri,Sat
2 nights
 
 
Memorial Day
May 23 2014 - May 26 2014
$495
$495
Fri,Sat,Sun
3 nights
 
 
Summer Season
May 27 2014 - Jul 3 2014
$375
$425
Fri,Sat
2 nights
 
 
4th of July
Jul 4 2014 - Jul 6 2014
$495
2 nights
 
 
High Summer Season
Jul 7 2014 - Aug 28 2014
$395
$455
Fri,Sat
2 nights
 
 
Labor Day
Aug 29 2014 - Sep 1 2014
$525
$525
Fri,Sat,Sun
3 nights
 
 
Regular Season
Sep 2 2014 - Nov 25 2014
$375
$445
Fri,Sat
2 nights
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 26 2014 - Nov 30 2014
$625
4 nights
 
 
Regular Season
Dec 1 2014 - Dec 18 2014
$375
$545
Fri,Sat
2 nights
 
 
Christmas New Year High Season
Dec 19 2014 - Jan 3 2015
$625
3 nights
 
 
Regular Season
Jan 6 - Feb 28
$325
$395
Fri,Sat
2 nights
 
 
My Standard Rate
$325
2 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $49.00
Late Checkout $50.00
Notes Special event rates upon request
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Amenities

Mason Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Town ...
  • Water View ...
  • Rural ...
  • River ...
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Adventure
General:
  • Fireplace ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Split-System Air Conditioning
  • Ducted Heating
  • Living Area
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Water Cooler
  • Laundry Soap
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Telephone
  • Heating
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Stove ...
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Ice Maker
  • Lobster Pot
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Kitchen ...
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - Outdoor Shower
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 5 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Loft
  • 5 Twins Beds up in loft. Plus a futon pad is available
Entertainment:
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Pool Table
Outside:
  • Wood Deck
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Binoculars
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • non smoking only ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered ...
Attractions:
  • caves
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • sight seeing
  • horseshoes
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
  • horseback riding
  • photography
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • tennis
  • fishing
  • mountain biking
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • hunting
  • cycling
  • hiking
Notes:
Luxurious ranch lodge awaits you and your friends... Located on 165 acres of Texas Hill Country remoteness and sliced through by the James River, the Bar None River Ranch appeals to the outdoor enthusiast who desires privacy. The ranch is located in southern Mason County in the Hill Country, outside of the historic small towns of Mason and Fredericksburg. The James River runs through the middle of the property. In the spring, wildflowers abound. In the summer you can cool down in one of the largest springs in the hill country. In the fall just enjoy the crystal clear star filled skies. In the winter the outdoor fireplace will keep you toasty warm. We are only a 400 yards away from the Eckert Bat Cave one of the true wonders of the Texas Hill Country. Relax on the wrap around porch while sitting in a rocking chair. Sit on a blanket by the river and read a book while listening to the river.

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