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 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.
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.
Learn more about this vacation rental at the manager's website:
Serene, lovely area, beautiful, clean, well equipped home. Made for a lovely trip!
What an incredible place. We had such a wonderful week and felt like our souls were so nourished by the secluded, private cabin. The view of the pond, the rocking chairs on the porch, the quaint bed in the loft, the horses down the road...it was absolutely perfect. We needed some time away and this fit the bill perfectly. We visited the horses every day and even took a horseback ride with a couple of our kids. We built a campfire and roasted s'mores. We played games in the cabin (which was stocked with a couple of our favorites). There was even a selection of wonderful children's books that we thoroughly enjoyed reading aloud. The owners were so hospitable and helpful. We had such a great visit and we can't wait to go back!
The cabin is very nice . The only thing we did not like is it said it stepted 10 but was only beds for 6.
Cabin was very clean and we should of stayed another night!
We have rented VRBOs all over the world and this beautiful cabin is truly one of the best. It is situated in a beautiful, private wooded setting. The cabin is beautifully built/crafted with lovely furnishings, very comfortable beds. It is spacious and impeccably clean. It is located on a very unique property near Heritage Village, a wonderful village featuring various building and crafts and trades that the public can watch demos, buy products. It's like rolling the clock back to the 1800s. The community of people are wonderful, kind and friendly. One of the best breakfasts in Waco at Heritage Cafe. We were able to do horseback riding literally minutes away from the cabin, within walking distance. We will be back! Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful home and community!
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay! The house was clean and well stocked with everything we needed. We felt right at home. It was close to downtown Waco and Magnolia Market. We would definitely recommend this home to our family and friends.
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.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest|
|Refundable damage deposit||$500|
|Pet Fee||$25 + Tax|
|Cleaning Fee||$65 + Tax|
See Rental Contract for rates and minimum stays for Baylor event nights and holidays.
Rates subject to change until verified by owner.
Cancellation fee of $50 if more than 60 days before stay.