Great Home for a Large Group... Loved It!
Submitted: February 18, 2011
Stayed: January 2011
I’ve written many reviews before but this is by far the easiest review I have had to write. The Rockin Y Ranch was PERFECT for our needs. Context: My friend and I were responsible for planning and hosting a bachelor party for 15 guys in Austin. We’re all in our late 20s. The weekend ended with every guy saying this is the BEST place they have ever stayed at for a bachelor party. Why is it the best? A number of reasons. (1) It is a large space that is well done. There are 3 bedrooms upstairs, 4 bedrooms downstairs and somehow, the owners managed to find the best beds in the world to put in each bedroom. I frequently stay at 5* hotels (e.g., The Plaza in NY, Ritz, Fairmonts, W Hotels) and I can’t recall one of them having a bed as nice as the one I had – the room I stayed in was upstairs closest to the bathroom. (2) The Party Barn is eclectic. It is furnished with plenty of sofas, a ping pong table, pool table, darts, poker table, etc. It even has a simple AV system and we were able to hook up our iPods and keep playing great music all night. We spent an entire night just shooting the breeze at the party barn. (3) The house is nice and unique. I have rented other vacation homes before on VRBO, etc and I can’t say the same thing. The place isn’t a brand new construction but we couldn’t find a material fault with anything. The decorations are unique (read: not modern, more colorful instead) but it is well done, all cabinets are appropriately labeled, and the kitchen is FULLY stocked with any pot/pan/knife/silverware that you may need for your guests. Again, don’t expect a W Hotel or Westin décor… instead, it’s a bit more of a country flair with random art/sculptures/decorations from around the world (4). It REALLY is just 12 minutes from downtown Austin. We were able to get to 4th street / W. 6th street very quickly. (5) It is NOT in the country. Within a 2 minute drive, you have Gattis Pizza, McDonalds, a massive grocery store called HEB, etc… it is located very close to a major highway intersection (71 & 290). (6) The owners are very responsive and accommodating. Perhaps even better than most 5* hotels, the owners did a check of the house after we left and found a few items we left behind. They promptly mailed those items backed to us at NO COST. I was very impressed by the service they provided.
If it isn’t clear, I am a huge fan of this place. This is place that is great for a guys weekend, girls weekend or couples weekend.
Families with Teenagers,
Families with Young Children
Helpful votes: 7/7
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