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Brazos Bluffs Ranch: Amazing Home, Horses, River! 100+ 5-Star Reviews!

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,620 sq. ft.
Property type house

Overview

About the property

1 king master suite, 1 queen master suite plus loft with 2 twin beds

Our 200+ acre ranch stretches over a series of majestic bluffs and valleys on the Brazos River.

The only guest house on our ranch is a beautiful stone and log home.

Located 5 miles north of the Waco city limits and 10 miles from Baylor University and Magnolia Silors, but feels like you're in a state park.

We provide canoes & kayaks for our Guests to enjoy in the Brazos River.

Bring your fishing gear to fish in the river.

House guests get a 20% discount for a guided horseback ride on the ranch.

See the photos of the aspen wood ceilings, granite counter tops, American elm wood floors, antler chandelier.

Propane BBQ grill provided!

The house is accessed by a private road through gated private property.

To preview the house you must call for a reservation.

There is no telephone or TV in the house. Most cell phones have service in the house. (T-Mobile does not)

(No smoking on property)

Location Details: Brazos Bluffs Ranch is accessed through the Brazos De Dios Farm where the popular Homestead Heritage Craft Village is located.

The map on Yahoo is not correct. See the ranch website's map for directions.

You will need to call us before you come so we can provide access to our ranch.

Horseback Riding: Brazos Bluffs Stables, LLC offers western horseback rides year-round along the Brazos River and on the rim of the overlooking chalk bluff plus miles of other scenic trails on our ranch. The ride is normally $45 per person but as a house renter you get 20% off!

Horses, tack and helmets are provided.

No experience is necessary.

For your comfort it's best to wear appropriate riding apparel: jeans or riding skirts and closed-toe shoes or riding boots. Most of the horses can carry a maximum of 250 lbs. up the steep hills. If you will need a larger horse, please mention that when you call for reservations.

River Pavilion: The ranch's 800 sq. ft. screened-in river pavilion and 1,330 sq. ft. deck (35' x 38') overlooking the Brazos River plain is an ideal place for family gatherings and business retreats.

Vacation House guests are entitled to a discount to use the river pavilion for events.

We offer a volleyball net, horseshoe pits for you to enjoy, along with an outdoor BBQ pit and gas grill for parties of any size.

The kitchen inside the pavilion includes a refrigerator and sink. The pavilion, deck and separate restrooms are all wheelchair accessible.

More Details

Property Manager
Curtis Brown
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
May 25, 2017

Guestbook comments from the manager

Many thanks to all of the Brown family. We enjoyed the peaceful time we spent at your wonderful home. The beauty & craftsmanship of the cottage make it my favorite of places. The horse ride in the morning and the hike on the trail was a great blessing. Thanks again.
Feb 2011
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Amenities

Waco House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1620 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • River
  • Rural
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Firewood
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , large walk-in shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King Suite - 1 king , downstairs master suite with bathroom with shower
    Queen Suite - 1 queen , downstairs queen suite with bathroom with shower and tub
    Loft - 2 twin/ single , upstairs sleeping loft with room on carpet for kids
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Gated Community
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Notes:
See Pet Addendum attached to Rental Contract for pet policy.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Brazos Bluffs Ranch: Amazing Home, Horses, River! 100+ 5-Star Reviews!
average rating of 4.9135804 based on 83 reviews
5

Little piece of a Heaven. Thankful the owners are willing to share it with others.

  • 5 of 5

The Browns were perfect hosts. Attended to our every request and then some. The four of us girls were there for a four day scrapbooking marathon but the weather was as perfect as the property and we found ourselves outside more than in. Lem and Steven provide us with a great horseback ride, too. Highly recommend Brazos Bluffs to anyone looking for some serenity from the everyday. We found it. You should too!

  • Submitted: May 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Perfect escape to the country

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for a place to relax and get a great feel for central Texas, this is your place. Rocking chairs on the porch over looking the pond with horses in the close distance made for a very lovely time.

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Brazos Bluffs Ranch

  • 4 of 5

This is a lovely cabin located in a beautiful area of the ranch overlooking a nice sized pond. A short walk gets you to the Brazos River complete with a large screened in pavilion and a large wooden deck overlooking the river. We met Curtis Brown and a few members of his family who were very nice and helpful. The only concern was a lack of water pressure and the shower water ran hot and cold. We should have talked to Curtis about it, so that was our fault, not his. (We were only staying two nights.) Be sure to visit the Homestead Craft Village located about a half mile from the ranch complete with a grist Mill, farm animals, delicious​ food at the Homestead Cafe and many other buildings housing a gift shop, a cheese making shop, blacksmith, wood making, basket weaving and textile shop. Overall, a fun experience and a picturesque setting!

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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5

Beautiful cabin in lovely, wooded setting

  • 5 of 5

The cabin is beautiful inside and out! The owner is friendly and accommodating. The kitchen is very well-equipped. We had a wonderful Easter break walking the trails and just sitting on the front porch watching a hawk in its nest.

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely and serene Setting.

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed staying in this home for 6 people. Lovely furnishings and well appointed kitchen. Do not expect wifi service, but that is something we wanted, to unwind from life!

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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5

Amazing!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay! The house was beautiful and very clean! We would definitely stay again!!

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
12.7 Miles
Waco Regional Airport
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Lake Waco Golf Club (open to the public)
Nearest Train
20 Miles
AMTRAK McGregor, TX
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
F. M. 933
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Homestead Cafe
Car: necessary

Brazos Bluffs Ranch is located next to the popular farm of Brazos de Dios, home of award winning craftsmen. Take time to tour its numerous historic structures, including its working gristmill built in 1760, and its pottery, blacksmith, spinning, weaving and woodworking shops. Its craft campus, general store and restaurant featuring all natural beef and locally grown grains and vegetables are open Monday through Saturday until 6:00 p.m. You may want to sign up for one of their many craft or homesteading workshops, e.g. cheese making or woodworking. See the schedule at SustainLife.org.

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Rates & Availability

Waco House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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1 night minimum stay
$225
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$275
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Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $65 + Tax
Pet Fee $25 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 6.0%

See Rental Contract for rates and minimum stays for Baylor events and holidays.
Rates subject to change until verified by owner.
Cancellation fee of $50 if more than 60 days before stay.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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