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Mountain View Lodge and Ranch

Sleeps15
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 12

NEW SPECIAL! $195 EACH WEEK-NIGHT! CHECK OUR REVIEWS; COME ON OUT!! (Does not apply to summer bookings.)

Mountain View Lodge lies on the western edge of the scenic Texas Hill Country, offering spectacular views and sunsets--great for gatherings large or small. This modern, 2-story (2,500 sq ft) lodge is along crystal-clear, spring-fed Pulliam creek (Middle Prong of the Nueces River), which is ideal for swimming, tubing, and snorkeling. A 5-ft-deep swimming hole is at the lodge. Nearby is a large natural spring.

The Lodge sits high above the creek with a lovely, panoramic mountain view. The area is Nueces Canyon, home to many species of birds and other wildlife. The Lodge is located 6 miles north of Camp Wood and 28 miles west of Leakey, near Barksdale, on a 23-acre ranch.

Free wireless internet access now available (wifi).

There are large living areas upstairs and downstairs with a southwestern decor. The main living area is upstairs, which includes a large kitchen/dining area, a living room, and two bedrooms. Downstairs is an entertainment area and more bedrooms.

Accommodations: Upstairs (main living area) has 2 bedrooms with king-sized beds sleeping 4 people. Downstairs are recreational accommodations and beds for 8 people. Each level has a fireplace and a full bath.

Large decks on both levels provide majestic hill country views and a comfortable setting for relaxation. The fully equipped kitchen includes a microwave and a dishwasher. The downstairs deck includes a barbecue grill for outdoor cooking. Also downstairs are a washer and dryer.

Weather conditions: It is not just summertime that's great in the Hill Country. Fall, spring, and even winter are some of the most wonderful weather days. The water source for the Lodge is from a well tapped into the nearby spring aquifer--an extra treat. It's processed through a water softener just to remove the hardness and is really great quality water--classic Hill Country.

Pets ages 1 year or over are welcome.

More Details

Owner
Kermit Graf
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
August 21, 2017

About Kermit Graf

In 2011 I retired from 31 years as an engineer with Schlumberger. My wife and I own and manage three vacation rental properties. We enjoy providing relaxing and safe properties for our guests and their families. We are both originally from Houston, then moved to Austin in the late 1960s when attending, then graduating from, the University of Texas, where we met each other in the Longhorn Band. Hook-em Horns!

Kermit Graf purchased this lodge in 1999

Guestbook comments from the owner

We LOVED your Mountain View Lodge! You had everything there that we could ever want or need. The kids and parents - EVERYONE - really enjoyed being there and spending time at the river. We never even left to explore the areas away from the lodge grounds! We did unplug and put away the modem and with limited cell service, it was great to reconnect with each other!



Thank you so much for opening this fantastic place for us and others to experience! If you ever decide you might be interested in selling, please contact me.
Mar 2017
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Amenities

Barksdale Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: 2:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 15 ...
  • Max. adults: 15
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • River
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Downstairs
    Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Upstairs
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Upstairs
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Upstairs
    Entry Room - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Downstairs
    Entertainment Room - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , Downstairs
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Child's Swing
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeper
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Complementary LD phone service. All bathroom towels/washcloths, shampoo, conditioner, bath & hand soap, all linens & bedding provided. Toddler friendly (gating provided to restrict stair access).

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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average rating of 4.9402986 based on 69 reviews
5

Lovely view, and swimming hole is great.

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely time swimming in the morning and walking down the road in the evening after a great meal.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
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Stayed there 08-09-17 through 08-13-17

  • 5 of 5

This is my second time to stay at this wonderful house and I cannot say enough good things about it. The house is GREAT, the views are killer, the swimming hole is wonderful and full of BIG fish. I caught a nice 4 pound talapia and my brother caught a nice 4 pound bass. While snorkeling in the crystal clear swimming hole, I saw talapia that were over 8 pounds, carp that were over 10 pounds and bass that were in the 7 pound range. MVL is off the charts!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
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Hidden Paradise

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely beautiful...quiet & private...perfect for swimming, snorkeling, kayaking, fishing & relaxing!! All you need to bring is food & a bathing suit... literally everything else is provided, including entertainment! We appreciated that the entire vacation was so very thorough, organized, and well thought out! Will be recommending to friends & will be staying here again! Great for families with young kids!!

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mountain View Lodge was perfect

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time here, even though our stay was short, we had a great time here and would definitely stay here again. There was everything we needed at the lodge and the view was fantastic!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family

  • 5 of 5

It is so beautiful here. We always have a great time. Thank You For Sharing Your Home

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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Spectacular!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Mountain View Lodge was awesome, a real gem in Texas Hill Country. Although our stay was short, we enjoyed it to the fullest. Our host, Kermit, was kind and helpful. The two story home/lodge is super nice, with plenty of space for our family of five (and ample space for larger families/groups). We arrived to a clean, cool, comfortable and most welcoming home with spacious living/kitchen/dining areas, bedrooms and bathrooms stocked with everything we needed. And it only got better when we stepped out onto either one of two decks and outdoors to stunning views and beautiful country. A short walk down the hill via a private access brought us to a crystal clear river and a huge, gorgeous swimming hole! We spent much of our time wading and floating about. Early mornings and late afternoons we spent fishing. It's also very private with only a few other residents/renters nearby. In short, we loved it, and we hope to return for a longer stay. Thanks, Kermit! MVL is spectacular!

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Garner State Park
The Quince Swim Hole
"Classic old-time swimming hole, 15 feet deep."
Nueces Canyon Dam
"Scenic swimming area in beautiful, crystal-clear Nueces River!"
Camp Wood Hills Crossing
Big Oak River Camp Park
"Very nice cabins and recreational areas along Nueces River."
Casa Falcon Restaurant
"Very nice restaurant. Friendly service. Closed on Wednesday."
Chalk Bluff Park
"Beautiful private park along Nueces River for swimming, camping, trail riding, canoeing and ..."
Family Dollar
"Shop here for household and food items. Great prices."
Nearest Airport
100 Miles
San Antonio, TX
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
Hwy 55
Nearest Restaurant
8 Miles
Casa Falcon in Camp Wood
Car: necessary

Other activities in the area include hiking, birding, photography, summer rodeos, floating the Nueces River, and exploring the limitless miles of scenic country roads. Two of the most scenic highways in Texas are Hwy 55 between Barksdale and Rocksprings, and Hwy 337 between Medina, Vanderpool, Leakey and Camp Wood.

Take the 7-mile drive from Barksdale to Vance along Hwy 335. At one of the ranches look for giraffe, kangaroo, camel, antelope, zebra and other exotic wildlife. From Vance, drive another 2.6 miles to a beautiful overlook of the Nueces. It is this river that carries water from the Frio and Sabinal to the Gulf of Mexico, and was once the disputed southern border with Mexico. Consider it the 'mother' river of the Hill Country!

Don't miss 'Quince,' an old-time, crystal-clear, 15-ft-deep Nueces River swimming hole outside Camp Wood; or the beautiful Nueces River dam south of Camp Wood; or all-you-can-eat at the popular Casa Falcon in Camp Wood (wear your cowboy hat!).

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Rates & Availability

Barksdale Lodge Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer Season 2017
May 26 2017 - Sep 4 2017
2 night minimum stay
$255
From
$285
Fri,Sat
$1,610
 
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer Season 2018
May 25 2018 - Sep 3 2018
2 night minimum stay
$255
From
$285
Fri,Sat
$1,610
 
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$195
From
$245
Fri,Sat
$1,190
 
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $95
Additional Guest Fee $10 per person per night
Pet Fee $50

NO HOLIDAY RATES (same low rates year-round).
A booking is fully refundable when cancelling up to 7 days before arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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