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The Beautiful Hill Country Lodge James River Summer Fun Awaits

Tim Osburn

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english, german, spanish
Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Tim Osburn

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, german, spanish
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Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
May 11, 2015
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The Beautiful Hill Country Lodge James River Summer Fun Awaits

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

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 chutes 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 and our WI-FI is believe are not high speed fiber!

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
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Tim Osburn (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english, german, spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
May 11, 2015

About Tim Osburn

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

Why Tim Osburn chose Mason

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.

What makes this lodge unique

The 'Goodnight Loving' spring flows 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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We will be back, rain, or shine.
May 2014
  • 1 of 35

Why HomeAway

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
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Reviews

4.9
based on 19 traveler reviews

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The Beautiful Hill Country Lodge James River Summer Fun Awaits
average rating of 4.894737 based on 54 reviews
5

Nice Long Weekend at the Ranch!

  • 5 of 5

My entire family stayed at the house this past weekend and it was very nice as expected. The wildflowers were beautiful and we had a great time. The pistol range is a nice addition. Tim checked in on us and made sure all was good. This was a our second time coming to Bar None Ranch and it was a nice getaway!

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

A Gem in the Hill Country

  • 5 of 5

Property was clean and everything was in working order. Shooting range is a huge plus. Hanging out by the river with our young family of 5 gave us a lot to do. Grilling out and hanging out in the afternoon and evening was memorable. Owner was awesome to work with and provided detail information and was super friendly. I look forward to our next visit.

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Fantastic Stay

  • 5 of 5

There were about 10 of us out for a bachelor party for one of our friends and we had a fantastic time. The house is beautiful and we had a great time at the skeet and pistol ranges. Tim was always very responsive and helpful. All of us expressed interest in coming back again in the future. Our groom had a great time and that was the most important thing. Thanks for a wonderful weekend.

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Better Than Advertised

  • 5 of 5

This place is amazing. You will not find a more secluded spot with so many great amenities. Went for a guys trip and we couldn't believe how nice this place was.

The skeet area is regulation style with concrete pads at each station, a proper high and low house that worked perfectly.

We had a blast using the pistol and rifle ranges.

The house is perfect and fit 8 men without a problem. Fireplace inside and out.

The smoker outside is the real deal. We smoked some great ribs and chicken.

We will be back next year.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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.
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!

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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Rates & Availability

From $395 Per night

Mason Lodge 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 24 2015
3 night minimum stay
$525
From
$495
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
Summer Season
May 25 2015 - Jul 2 2015
2 night minimum stay
$395
From
$445
Fri,Sat
 
 
4th of July
Jul 3 2015 - Jul 4 2015
2 night minimum stay
$525
 
 
Summer Season
Jul 5 2015 - Sep 3 2015
2 night minimum stay
$395
From
$445
Fri,Sat
 
 
Labor Day
Sep 4 2015 - Sep 6 2015
3 night minimum stay
$525
From
$525
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
Regular Season
Sep 7 2015 - Nov 25 2015
2 night minimum stay
$395
From
$445
Fri,Sat
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 26 2015 - Nov 29 2015
2 night minimum stay
$625
 
 
Regular Season
Nov 30 2015 - Dec 18 2015
2 night minimum stay
$395
From
$445
Fri,Sat
 
 
Christmas New Year High Season
Dec 20 2015 - Jan 3 2016
3 night minimum stay
$645
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$395
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59.00
Late Checkout $50.00
Tax Rate 7.25%
Notes Special event rates upon request
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Amenities

Mason Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Ducted Heating
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Area
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Split-System Air Conditioning
  • Telephone
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • 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:
  • Barbecue
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
Attractions:
  • caves
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • mountain biking
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
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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