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Lake Travis, Hill Country Compound for Large Gatherings

21 Reviews
Bedrooms 9
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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House, 10 Bedrooms + Loft, 10+ Baths, (Sleeps 32-36)

This spectacular vacation compound on Lake Travis is ideal for groups of families, friends or business associates. The compound consists of two adjacent properties, Moriah and Farr Side, which have houses approximately 50 yards apart.

The first property, Moriah, offers a huge timber-frame building for central living, dining and a gourmet kitchen designed for multiple cooks while two authentic 1850's log cabins provide four private bedrooms. Each of the three historic buildings which make up Moriah have a porch with a lake view.

Moriah has been meticulously restored into a private retreat in the heart of the Texas Hill Country. Moriah has been featured in the Austin American Statesman, Country Home Magazine and the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

The second property, Farr Side, consists of two large buildings. One has three bedrooms, a sleeping loft, two full bathrooms, a living area, a large kitchen and sleeps twelve. A huge, inviting porch offers a view of the lake. The second building consists of two very large bedrooms, two full bathrooms and a massive living area complete with a pool table, game table and a sitting area with satellite television. A second porch offers a sitting area and ping pong table.

Both Moriah and Farr Side have a private dock and stunning views of the lake, combined they have 500 feet of private waterfront. A gentle slope leads to the water, only 240 feet from the houses.

Together, the two properties sit on seven secluded acres in the Texas Hill Country on Lake Travis located only eight miles from Marble Falls.

Keywords: Houses and Cabins

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Member since: 2005
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Speaks: english


based on 21 traveler reviews

Lake Travis, Hill Country Compound for Large Gatherings
average rating of 4.952381 based on 21 reviews

Family Fun

  • 5 of 5

This was out third year to stay at Moriah/Farr Side. For the last 25 years my family, then only me, my husband, 5 daughters, 5 sons in law, 8 grandchildren, have gone somewhere for a week...We now number 30 counting my first great grand. And this has bee a perfect retreat for us. The water level this summer could not have been better; there was a float every afternoon.

I would recommend these properties to one and all. Very clean and well provisioned. The owners are a joy to work with.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Amazing property with tons of space for a big group

  • 5 of 5

Everything worked perfectly for us. Check in was easy and the owners were very responsive to any questions we had. The property is gorgeous and was a great fit for our group. I'd recommend this place to anyone who has a big group that wants to be in a single location.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome family reunion!!

  • 5 of 5

We had our family reunion at the compound last weekend and had an amazing time! The compound is spacious, clean and was everything we had hoped. We fished from the dock, went to Krausse Springs, and spent half day in Austin. Marble Falls is close enough for trips to the grocery store. I highly recommend this compound for large groups. Warnings: don't try to find it at night. The roads are dark, winding, narrow, etc. No wifi. Poor cellular signal. But that was a good thing as the kids had to put down their phones and actually talk to everyone!

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're happy to hear that this family reunion was such a success. Though they seemed happy to put down their cell phones, many people achieve wifi on our property by setting up their phones as personal hotspots. Many companies have had successful business meetings on our property creating wifi hotspots in this way. This works with ATT and Verizon and perhaps others though I haven't personally experienced them. They are correct that it is quite dark at night since we are located in the country and there are not street lights. However, this has the advantage of allowing you to enjoy the stars in a way that is never possible in a city full of ambient light.
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The best weekend!

  • 5 of 5

We had the most amazing weekend celebrating our recent marriage at Moriah and Farr Side. The property is so beautiful, well maintained, and perfectly equipped for a large gathering. The property managers were very accommodating of our questions and went out of their way to make sure everything was perfect for our stay. We thoroughly enjoyed all of the entertainment (games, water, lots of open-space) and all of the rooms were super comfortable. Would highly recommend for a magical trip!

  • Submitted: May 11, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Austin, TX

Perfect Wedding Weekend!

  • 5 of 5

Despite the threatening skies, and a last-minute rain change in the location of the nuptials, this fabulous property just outside Marble Falls, TX provided the dreamiest wedding backdrop anyone could imagine for our son, his bride, and 150 delighted guests.

Blooming wildflowers! Cozy cabins! Elegant decor! This is the spot you've been looking for if "rustic chic" is your wedding vision.

First - The bride and groom wanted a property where friends could stay overnight with them the night before the wedding and could crash after festivities on the wedding night. The comfy accommodations across both properties (Moriah and Farr Side) provided private sleeping quarters for 22 of our guests (3 with babies), all of whom were delighted with porch sitting, ping pong, the pool table, the sights and sounds of nature. "It's like grown up summer camp!" That's what we overheard.

Second - The wedding! Admittedly, this property required a bit of work to create the ambiance we were after...extra lighting, a wedding arbor, rugs to provide a path for the bride...but the stunning layout of the property made the event a giant success. With doors open to 40' porches on both sides of Moriah's beautiful barn, guests wandered easily from food to drink to table to friends. When the arbor wedding we had planned in the middle of the expansive lawn was ditched because of looming storm clouds, the barn porch (paired with an enormous rented wedding tent) provided a picture perfect alternative to the original vision. Everyone stayed dry and happy.

As soon as we have photos, we will be sharing them with the property owner, the way...was gracious and generous with our requests for access to the property during the wedding planning phase.

Other things worth noting:

- Easy access to Marble Falls (and there is some yummy BBQ at Peete's).

- Austin event vendors made the trip out (including Amy's Ice Cream!).

- Guests had no problem finding us/parking/walking the property.

Many friends left the wedding talking about family reunions on this property. I know we will be back with our family!

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gorgeous setting for our wedding

  • 5 of 5

Our stay and wedding was just perfect! The owner has been super accommodating from the very start and great communication before and through the stay. The property was beyond our expectations even though we've seen it 2x before. It was a perfect spring weekend! There were blue bonnets everywhere! Just beautiful! The wedding turned out perfect! We didn't really need much decorations because the scenery was great. We had all my immediate family stay on the property and everyone had such a great time. The stay was tranquil and just wonderful. Nothing could have possibly topped our experience. Will definitely come back for our vow renewal. Can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Austin Airport
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
FM 1431

Our vacation compound is located in a quiet part of the Texas Hill Country directly on Lake Travis and 8 miles outside of Marble Falls.


Rates & Availability

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 28 2016 - Jul 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
Aug 1 2016 - Sep 6 2016
2 night minimum stay
Sep 7 2016 - Feb 28 2017
2 night minimum stay
Mar 1 2017 - Dec 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $79
Tax Rate 11.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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Lake LBJ House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Dialup Access
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 11 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 5 -
    Bathroom 6 -
    Bathroom 7 -
    Bathroom 8 -
    Bathroom 9 -
    Bathroom 10 -
    Bathroom 11 -
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
  • 9 Bedrooms, Sleeps 36
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Private Bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , twin bed with trundle; private bath
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , Private bath
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Shared bath
    Bedroom 5 - 4 twin/ single , bunk beds (2 twins), single and trundle; shared bathroom
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen , Shared bathroom
    Loft - 4 twin/ single , two twins, two trundles; shared bathroom
  • King size beds (3), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (11)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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