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Brazos Bluffs Ranch: Beautiful home on 300 scenic acres on the Brazos River

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house

Overview

About the property

1 king master suite, 1 queen master suite plus sleeping 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 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 a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 16, 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
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
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:
$25 per night pet fee for well behaved outdoor dogs.

Learn more about this vacation rental at the manager's website:

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(76 traveler reviews)

Brazos Bluffs Ranch: Beautiful home on 300 scenic acres on the Brazos River
average rating of 4.9210525 based on 78 reviews
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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5

Fabulous

  • 5 of 5

Short walk to Brazo river and bluffs, short drive to Waco, EXTREMELY PEACEFUL and relaxing, great food just minutes away..HIGHLY RECOMMENDED if you want to unplug

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
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San Antonio, TX
5

Brazos Bluffs

  • 5 of 5

Serene, lovely area, beautiful, clean, well equipped home. Made for a lovely trip!

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

AMAZING retreat and peaceful environment!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Dec 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

The cabin was very clean and very nice. We loved staying there.

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Denver, Co
5

What a Gem, Truly Beautiful and Unique

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: 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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My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
$195
From
$245
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

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

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.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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