THE BEAUTIFUL HILL COUNTRY LODGE JAMES RIVER SUMMER FAMILY FUN

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 SUMMER FAMILY FUN

Special Offer! August Book 2 nights and get 75% off 3rd August 3 - August 29

Mason Lodge Rental Photos and Description

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
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We will be back, rain, or shine.
May 2014
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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 as our family has for years.

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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Reviews

4.9
based on 15 traveler reviews

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The Beautiful Hill Country Lodge James River Summer Family Fun
average rating of 4.866667 based on 15 reviews
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The Beautiful Hill Country Lodge James River Summer Family Fun
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p950367
+1 512 496 1348
Mason Texas Hill Country
5

GREAT PLACE TO STAY

  • 5 of 5
•Was the listing description accurate regarding the location, layout, amenities, etc?

Everything was spot on

•Was the property clean and well-maintained?

Everything was clean and well prepared for our arrival

•Did the owner or manager provide good customer service?

Tim was very responsive, could not have asked for more detail or assistance getting ready for the trip

•Would you recommend this property to a friend or relative?

Have already reccomended the property to a co-worker and the group I was with has already talked about wanting to go back.

•What activities, attractions and restaurants did you enjoy?
Bring enough supplies and stay around the house, bat cave, and river. No need to leave.
  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We can't wait for you to come back. Each season brings something unique to enjoy at the Bar None Ranch.
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The Beautiful Hill Country Lodge James River Summer Family Fun
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p950367
+1 512 496 1348
Mason Texas Hill Country
5

SUPERB TEXAS RANCH WITH ALL THE AMENITIES

  • 5 of 5
Bar None Ranch is one of the best -- if not the very best -- ranch you'll find available for rent. I had eight guys out there for a long weekend and we were entertained thoroughly with the skeet range, pistol range, cornhole, swimming spot, smoker, and wildlife. Plus, the cooking and sleeping accommodations are top notch. Really a great place to enjoy the best of the Texas countryside.
  • Submitted: May 19, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks and hurry back!
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The Beautiful Hill Country Lodge James River Summer Family Fun
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p950367
+1 512 496 1348
Mason Texas Hill Country
4

BEAUTIFUL REMOTE WEEKEND

  • 4 of 5
We just spent the weekend at this beautiful property in Mason. It is very remote, the stars are so bright! At&t cell phones get one bar every now and then in one spot on the porch. Other than that, there is no cell phone service but they do have wifi. We filled every hummingbird feeder and watched them hum around right above our heads. The skeet shooting range is awesome. And our favorite spot was the spring - it is cold and beautiful! We can't wait to return!

Was the listing description accurate regarding the location?

Yes, just beware the last 30 minutes of the drive are on dirt roads, and you won't have cell phone service. You cross many cattle guards, and if you come one way there are two water crossings that are very shallow and passable by car but look VERY daunting, especially at night.

Did the listing photos accurately reflect the rental's appearance and amenities?

Sort of, the pictures of the bedrooms make it look much bigger than it is. As for outside - it is even more beautiful in person.

Was the property clean and well-maintained?

No :( this is the only thing that is keeping me from rating this 5 stars. All the bedding needed to be washed. We were under the impression this would already be done. Some pillowcases were pretty smelly. The white kitchen coffee pot was broken, thank goodness they did have a larger canister brewer!

Was the owner helpful in answering your questions or concerns?

Yes! Tim was very helpful.

Would you recommend this property to a friend or relative?

Yes! We can't wait to return!

What nearby activities, attractions and restaurants would you recommend?

None! Bring everything you need and stay on the ranch! We wished we would have had more time on the property. A weekend isn't enough!
  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We have replaced the bedding with new comforters. The fact the upstairs beds just had folded sheets on them was a mistake on our housekeeping's part. A new coffee pot is in place. Thanks for the feedback it is our goal to make the place better.
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The Beautiful Hill Country Lodge James River Summer Family Fun
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Mason Texas Hill Country
Los Angeles, CA
4

AMAZING HOUSE AND BEAUTIFUL NATURE...

  • 4 of 5
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.
  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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.

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Tim Osburn
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The Beautiful Hill Country Lodge James River Summer Family Fun
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p950367
+1 512 496 1348
Mason Texas Hill Country
5

AWESOME TIME WITH GREAT FRIENDS!

  • 5 of 5
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
  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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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The Beautiful Hill Country Lodge James River Summer Family Fun
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p950367
+1 512 496 1348
Mason Texas Hill Country
Houston, TX
5

A PIECE OF HEAVEN

  • 5 of 5
We enjoyed everything from the comfortable relaxed style of the ranch house to the beautiful starlit skies. We enjoyed hiking all over the hillside with our two dogs, laughing while they tried to catch little fish out of the river.

At first we were not sure about renting a home without a TV, but soon realized that it was a blessing to be unplugged from the noise. We only came indoors to eat and sleep.

Thank you so much for sharing your piece of Heaven with us. Next time we will extend the vacation time a few more days.
  • Submitted: Dec 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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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

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Mason Lodge Rental Rates

Special Offer! August Book 2 nights and get 75% off 3rd

Special Offer From:
Dates Aug 3, 2014 to Aug 29, 2014

Book 2 nights get a 3rd night at 75% off! (Discount applied to lowest nightly rate). Book 4 nights and 5 and 6th night free! Summer is upon us and the Bar None Spring is running cold!

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer Season
Jul 7 2014 - Aug 28 2014
2 night minimum stay
$355
From
$395
Fri,Sat
 
 
Labor Day
Aug 29 2014 - Sep 1 2014
3 night minimum stay
$525
From
$525
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
Regular Season
Sep 2 2014 - Nov 25 2014
2 night minimum stay
$375
From
$425
Fri,Sat
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 26 2014 - Nov 30 2014
4 night minimum stay
$625
 
 
Regular Season
Dec 1 2014 - Dec 18 2014
2 night minimum stay
$375
From
$425
Fri,Sat
 
 
Christmas New Year High Season
Dec 19 2014 - Jan 3 2015
3 night minimum stay
$625
 
 
Regular Season
Jan 5 2015 - Mar 1 2015
2 night minimum stay
$375
From
$425
Fri,Sat
 
 
Wildflowers Weddings Spring Br
Mar 2 2015 - May 10 2015
2 night minimum stay
$425
From
$495
Fri,Sat
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$375
 

Additional information about rental rates

Late Checkout $50.00
Property Damage Protection $49.00
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:
  • Rural ...
  • River ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Town ...
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Adventure
General:
  • Towels Provided
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Parking Off Street
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Water Cooler
  • Laundry Soap
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Split-System Air Conditioning
  • Ducted Heating
  • Living Area
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Heating
  • Living Room ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Internet
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Ice Maker
  • Lobster Pot
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Stove ...
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:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Barbecue
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • non smoking only ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered ...
Attractions:
  • caves
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
Leisure Activities:
  • photography
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • sight seeing
  • horseshoes
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
  • horseback riding
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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