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Perfect Family Ranch Home on 1,800 Acres, HDTV, Pool, Spa, WiFI

Bedrooms 6
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

Our Feature home is 6 bdrm , 5 baths, sleeps 23

The Hudson Homestead sits on 1,800 acres, offers amazing views from every window. This Main house has 2 upstairs bdrms with king beds, 1 bdrm with 2 twin beds and 2 full baths. The kitchen has 2 gourmet refrigerators, ice maker, filtered water, stove with double oven - everything you need to prepare a home cooked meal. Cozy up in front of the 42” Flat screen TV equipped with Direct TV and DVD player while enjoying the stunning views of the ranch and Onion Creek.

The attached guest house forms a tree filled courtyard and has 3 rooms separated by locking doors, each with their own bathroom and entrance. There is one bedroom with king bed, one bedroom with king bed and a twin bed and one large bunkroom with 4 bunk bed sets - all with trundles, game table, and TV with Direct TV.

We also have three additional homes on the property available for rental.

You can enjoy the private 12 ft deep POOL while you grill up some steaks on the 4 ½ foot stone BBQ pit on the large pool deck.


All four homes together will sleep up to 44

Main House alone will sleep 23

2 Formal Dining Rooms

Outdoor Dining

2 Indoor Fireplaces


Escape the Daily Hustle and Bustle: with a visit to The Longhorn River Ranch. Our 1,800 acres of rolling meadows, breathtaking hilltop overlooks, winding riverbanks and over 20 species of exotic wildlife, including Zebras, offer endless ways to enjoy your time on our ranch. Hit the trails and explore, play disc golf or just kick back and watch the animals play in Onion Creek. The Ranch provides accommodations for groups of all sizes and budgets, whether you are looking for a romantic weekend getaway or the perfect spot for a large family vacation or wedding. Three other home of various sizes are available for rent. All houses are very cozy with all the comforts of home. Spend one night in this Texas Paradise and you will never want to leave!

The Height of Relaxation: Words cannot describe the rejuvenating power of this property. Imagine yourself kicking back on your own private deck, soaking in the wonders of the Texas country. Animals native and exotic walking right passed your front door. Skipping rocks and watching the turtles splash.

There are fire pits and outdoor fireplaces located all around the property, giving plenty of opportunity to roast marshmallows or tell ghost stories. We also offer Jeep tours at an extra cost. Please inquire about these excursions upon making your reservations. We are dedicated to doing everything it takes to make your stay at the Longhorn River Ranch a memorable experience.

More Details

Marisol Samaro
Member since: 2009
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 18, 2018


Dripping Springs House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 25
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • River
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Master - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Guest Bath 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Gues Bath 3 - toilet , tub
    Guest Bath 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Guest Bath4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 25
  • Master - 1 king , en Suite Bathroom
    Guest Room 1 - 1 king
    Bunkroom - 12 twin/ single , En Suite Bathroom
    Guest Room 2 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , En Suite Bathroom
    Guest Room 4 - 2 twin/ single , Hallway Bathroom
    Guest Room 3 - 1 king , En Suite Bathroom
  • All the Bedrooms are decorated with their own Texas flair, and many with rustic log furniture.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • pond
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
3 separate firepits are located on the grounds as well as 2 outdoor fireplaces. **All firewood is provided free of charge** See more photos and detailed descriptions of all the homes available on the ranch at website...


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Perfect Family Ranch Home on 1,800 Acres, HDTV, Pool, Spa, WiFI
average rating of 5.0 based on 28 reviews

Great family vacation place. Pretty ranch

  • 5 of 5

Awesome house and pool. Beautiful ranch

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! I do hope you will come back and stay with us again soon!
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Amazing ranch experience with scenic views and plenty to do for young and old.

  • 5 of 5

We had our family reunion at the ranch this past weekend. The ranch manager, Mr.Bubba is an awesome manager. Our family needed fans in the room and he didnt have enough available. He bought the fans and set it up for us. His safari tours are not to be missed either. The kids definitely enjoyed the pool and seeing various animals throughout the ranch. Nevertheless, we will definitely be back for more :) Thank you.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We hold our family reunions at Longhorn River Ranch every year and always have a great time - young and old!

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Birthday and Reunion Celebration

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 31, ages 6 months to 75 years, gathered to celebrate a birthday and being together. We rented 3 of the homes,and there was plenty of room for all to gather at the main house. We enjoyed swimming, hiking, game drives, frisbee golf, fishing, basketball, hot tubbing, watching the World Cup and Astros , and a talent show starring the grandkids. The staff on the property responded quickly to any problems that arose and made sure we were satisfied with the outcome. Gourmet Gals of Austin catered a delicious meal for us. We had such a great time, we are planning our next one! I highly recommend LRR whatever your event.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review. We are always so happy to hear when guests have great experiences at this beautiful ranch. We do hope you will come back to stay with us again! Marisol
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Absolutely lovely stay at Longhorn Ranch!

  • 5 of 5

Such a beautiful setting and a comfortable welcoming home. Loved the hiking, views of hills and exotic animals. And spectacular creek. Something for everyone!

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Ideal place for reunions and family gettogethers

  • 5 of 5

We recently stayed at the Longhorn River Ranch for a weekend reunion. The ranch is absolutely gorgeous with amazing views and activities for people of all ages. Jack the friendly ostrich was a constant companion during our stay. We (15 total) stayed in the main lodge. The accommodations were spacious and clean. We were able to cook in the kitchen and outdoors using the gas grill.

A couple of minor things - wifi in the lodge, and the electric gate opener from inside were not working when we checked in, but were both fixed during our stay. Also, Google maps does not accurately mark the property, may need to travel a mile or so further when driving from Dripping Springs (or a mile shorter when driving from Blanco).

Overall, everyone was extremely impressed with the property. Would highly recommend it for family reunions and get-togethers. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Nearest Airport
41 Miles
Austin Bergstrom International Airport
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Highway 290
Car: necessary

Located in the heart of the Texas Hill Country, there are many destinations just a short drive away. Dripping Springs is home to the Nutty Brown Café where you can catch acts like Corry Morrow and WC Clark. The beautiful Pedernales State Park is located just 12 miles away. Johnson City is a 25 minute scenic drive, where you will find the Beninni Sculpture ranch with exquisite sculptures set into the Texas Landscape. Twenty-five min. in the opposite direction will put you in Blanco, TX, a quaint town with many historical buildings, community activities and antique stores. Blanco is also home of the well reviewed Real Ale Brewing Company, stop by for a tour and taste some real Texas brews. Fredericksburg, just a bit further, offers tons of antique shopping, German Cuisine, the Nimitz History Museum and Enchanted Rock State Park. We are located less than an hour from Austin with its Live Music, San Antonio’s River Walk and the famous New Braunfels Schlitterbahn water park.

Other Activities: Brewery Tour, Exotic Zoo, Live Music, Museums


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning $150 + Tax

Now Accepting Credit Cards!!!!!
We have four homes on the property - each home can be rented individually if available. Please call for rates.
Please inquire for deposits and payment options

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.