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Retreat on the Pedernales River At Stone Home Ranch

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 3,500 sq. ft.
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Air Conditioning
  • Wireless Internet
  • Fireplace


About the property

Rent the main house with 4 bedrooms with or without the garage apartment.

Stone Home Ranch is your exceptional country getaway, sitting high on the craggy cliffs of the Pedernales River, with stunning views of the Texas Hill Country. The main house has 4 bedrooms and 3.5 baths that can be booked alone when your group only needs beds for 10 or less, also we have a casita (garage apartment ) with 2 queen beds and a full bath that can be booked when you need the extra room or it is paid for when you book 14 guest.

** Outdoor security cameras on the property

** ECheck is preferred payment method, when paying by credit

card and cancellation is necessary, credit card fees will be


Inside Stone Home-

Our Great Room, features a dramatic fireplace that touches the top of the 20-foot vaulted ceilings.

Dinnertime is a breeze in our remodeled kitchen, there is plenty of workroom for multiple cooks to work together, with a fully stocked kitchen. The granite countertops, new stainless steel appliances and center island make cooking enjoyable.

There’s plenty of dining space for your whole group, including an 8-person dining table, a breakfast nook for 6 in the kitchen, and 3 more bar stools at the kitchen island. Not to mention a variety of outdoor sitting and dining nooks, including patio dining on the upper veranda and a riverfront picnic table, to name just two.

The master suite has four-poster, king-sized bed, 40” flat screen and sliding glass doors opening to a private patio. The attached bathroom has a 2-person tub, a double sink and a big walk-in shower.

Two guest bedrooms have queen-sized beds in each. A third bedroom has a queen-sized bed plus two twin beds (great for families with young kids).

Casita, (garage apartment) has 2 queen-sized beds in the same room, as well as a full bath.

NOTE : garage apartment is charged extra when guest number goes over 8 guest. I do this to be affordable to smaller groups to rent just the main house.

Get to the river by the staircase (130 stairs…but they’re worth it!). Rent one of our kayaks out on the calm waters of the Pedernales or swim or go fishing. On a cool evening, light a fire in the riverfront fire pit and watch the stars twinkle on the water.

Our Location is Spicewood, Texas (birthplace of Willie Nelson!) , with 4 nearby wineries, a brewery, Apis one of Austin’s top 10 restaurants, Zip line at Cypress Valley Canopy Tours, Krause Springs, Reimers Ranch preserve, golfing, rent a boat at Briarcliff Marina and explore beautiful Lake Travis. Overwhelmed with options? Treat yourself to the tranquility offered at the ranch and never leave.

More Details

Wendy Rivers
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 26, 2017

About Wendy Rivers

I am a mother of 6 amazing adult children, a daughter, 2 sets of identical twin sons, and another son. I also have been blessed with 2 grandbabies over the past years, they are a joy. Pets are a big part of my life and my children's lives, we all love hiking and being in the great outdoors.

Wendy Rivers purchased this chateau / country house in 2005

Why Wendy Rivers chose Texas

Stone Home Ranch was our primary home for over 5 , years then again 2012/13. After my youngest son was accepted in a local boarding school leaving me an empty nest, I have decided to share our home once again with guest and move into downtown Austin to experience the city life.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

I enjoy the tranquility, the wildlife, the views are breathtaking, home is very comfortable, hiking or taking walks, kayaking at the river, and the local food and music.

Stone Home Ranch is what I call 'My Slice of Heaven', it is truly magical.

Guestbook comments from the owner

wendy, i am so glad we found you and your beautiful house. the sisters started talking about santa fe next year, but then all agreed that we might want to come back to Stone Home Ranch (hopefully the thread all over the dining room rug will not hurt our chances).

We loved the space, the river the kayaks, and the chance to just be sisters. we came from three locations, california, wisconsin and florida. the girls trip is our week to just be sisters and bond with no family around. (we did have a whopper of a fight one

day and it was wonderful) we barely left the house as im sure willy must have told you.

then there were brewster and the kittys. we loved having animals around. we all miss our own pets when we travel, so having the resident furry friends was a huge plus.

here is what we made. 4 quilt tops, 1 tree skirt, one computer bag, one window seat bench cover, 90 snappy-ass bags, 17 aprons, 1 reel bag, 22 luggage tags, 5 headbands, 3 double clutches for sunglasses and reading glasses, 8 cloth shopping bags, a bathrobe, and that might

be it. it was a total sweatshop, and a good percentage of what we made goes to charities. aint that special. little do some of them know that we took regular gin and tonic breaks. love the porch, and the horses too.

willy put roses on our dashboard, so when we finally loaded and pulled out at 5 am this morning, we all had a wonderful goodbye rose to enjoy.

what a great week, thanks so much peeker
Feb 2011
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Travis County Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Min. age of primary renter: 24
  • Children welcome ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Bookings canceled that were made with a credit card will be refunded all but the credit card fee coming in and going out.
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • River ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Backpack
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telescope
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Garage Apt Full Bath - toilet , shower
    Master Bath 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Guest Bath - toilet
    Guest Bath 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Guest Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Outdoor Shower - outdoor shower , If you are so brave :)
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 1 bunk bed , Sleeps 2 in the queen , 2 single beds as a bunk
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Sofa's in various areas of the home - 2 sleep sofa /futon , we have 3 different sofa's that comfortable sleep
    Garage Apartment - 2 queen , Garage apartment is offer at additional charge see rates
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
kayaks and SUP's for rent , fire pit at the river, hammock, dish golf, washer board game,


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(37 traveler reviews)

Retreat on the Pedernales River At Stone Home Ranch
average rating of 4.891892 based on 39 reviews

The pictures do not do this house justice!!!

  • 5 of 5

We were in awe of this house at Stone Home Ranch. The place is stunning both inside and out! We spent our wedding weekend here with a group of friends and everyone was very comfortable (it was nice that everyone was able to have an actual bed instead of cots/sleeping bags/etc.!). The view of the river/canyon is superb, and we loved walking down the stairs to hang out by the river! Wendy was a perfect host, and I cannot say enough about how wonderful her home is. We would love to come back for a weekend just for fun :)

  • Submitted: May 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It brings so much joy to me and my family to know that our guest truly enjoy what we love about Stone Home Ranch! Thank you for the super review and the photos to share on FB! Please do come back ! ❤️
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The home is as beautiful when you drive up to it as it is when you go inside.

  • 5 of 5

This place was awesome! From the spectacular views to the beautiful cozy decorations, this house is a definite must rent. It seems like around every nook and cranny you see a new surprise to look at or explore. I loved the personal touches the owner places around the house! The river experience was great, but be prepared for a little hike to get down there. It was, however, worth every step! My family are already making plans to come back to this great house! Jay Bingham, Lubbock, TX

  • Submitted: May 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Austin, TX, USA

A True Texas Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Stone Home Ranch is the quintessential Texas getaway. We stayed on a warm weekend in the Spring and the drive up to the home was incredible - beautiful wildflowers and lush green trees everywhere you look!

With room enough for all our friends, we loved cooking breakfast together in the large kitchen and having coffee on the patio.

Walking down to the Pedernales River, the water felt amazing! There were kayaks and stand-up paddle boards to rent and we had so much fun on the river bank.

There's a great fire pit down near the water, too!

Can't wait to stay again soon!

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful house and property

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I had a wonderful weekend

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Bryan, I am happy that you and your friends had time together to celebrate a birthday at Stone Home Ranch. I can't wait to have you visit again, hopefully soon!
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Meadows Place, TX

Awsome House

  • 5 of 5

The house is beautiful and there is lots of room outdoors. We would love to come back someday when the weather is better. We had a lot of rain during our stay. We still took the time to go down to the river and enjoyed a fire at night. We also had a visit with the donkeys and the horse. Willie the caretaker was very friendly and we all had a long chat.I would also like to visit after the wildflowers bloom. I would definitely recommend this place

and would come again.

  • Submitted: May 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Even in with the rains, Stone Home Ranch can be a very peaceful place to be. If you take a stroll down the stairs just after a heavy rain there are lots of little waterfalls coming off the cliffs, juts mesmerizing! Please come back !
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Inez, TX

Beautiful. Not as advertised though.

  • 2 of 5

The property was just as beautiful as the pictures. We booked several months ago and it was advertised as wheelchair accessible at that time. My dad is in a wheelchair. When we got there we found he could not get to any toilets in his wheelchair. He was provided with a beside commode top with a used 5 gallon lowe's paint bucket underneath. For those that don't understand, that means voiding into a bucket and dumping the bucket all weekend. I see that the wheelchair accessible section has been changed to "n/a" now. It was, however, pretty applicable to us. There is also exposed wiring in one of the upstairs bedrooms.

  • Submitted: May 17, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I fell horrible, Inadvertently the 'wheelchair accessible ' box was checked on my vacation profile, I have fixed that. Valuable lesson learned! Also, I have personally talk to our guest, Gene, who is the gentleman of topic here, and extended a sincere apology for this mistake and in good faith sent him a small refund. Gene was very kind and seemed to not be aware of this review from his family member. Future guest will hopefully contact me right away in order to work with the problem at hand promptly. The wires mentioned here are old speaker wires that are not connected and will be covered so that there is no doubt for future guest. :)
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Opie's Barbecue
Krause Springs
Cypress Valley Canopy Tours
Spicewood Vineyards
Stone House Vineyard
Milton Reimers Ranch Park
Hill Country Galleria
Maudie's - Bee Cave
Double Horn Brewing Company
J5 Steakhouse
Poodies Hilltop Roadhouse
Paleface Grocery
"Great little local store with a little of everything, including meats and vegetables."
Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Whole Foods Market
"Small boutique store, easy to get around in, but has everything a larger WF has. "
Angel's Icehouse
Spicewood General Store
"Another great local general store with a little of everything."
Longhorn Cavern State Park
Lake LBJ
Spicewood Airport
"Small Airport "
Pedernales Falls State Park
"Worth the drive"
Texas Hills Vineyard
Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park Visitor Center
William Chris Vineyards
Exotic Resort Zoo
Austin Zoo
Hamilton Pool Preserve
Muleshoe Bend Recreation Area
"Great beach and open space. "
El Gaucho Winery
"For Wine Lovers"
Crystal Creek Moonshine
Twisted X Brewing Company
La Cabana Mexican Grill
"Good Mexican Food and nice outdoor patio"
Lee's Almost By The Lake
"Good Burgers and PizzA"
Briarcliff Bistro
"Fun, cute, small BACON eatery."
It's All good Bar-B-Q
Little Country Diner
"Good Home Cooking!"
Apis Restaurant & Apiary
"Spicewood's 5 Star !! "
Nearest Airport
32 Miles
Austin Bergstrom
Nearest Barpub
7 Miles
Apis, J5 Steakhouse, Poodies, or Angels
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Lake Cliff, Willie Nelsons 9 hole, Lakeway
Nearest Train
30 Miles
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
Hwy 71 and hwy 281 or Hwy 71 and Hwy 620
Nearest Restaurant
7 Miles
Angels, J5 Steakhouse, Opies, and many others
Nearest Ski
10 Miles
water ski, Lake Travis
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Muleshoe Bend
Car: necessary

WIneries, Zipline across Cypress Creek, LIVE MUSIC, rock climbing and biking at Reimer's Ranch, various great spots for hiking and or swimming, Krause Springs, Hamilton Pool, Longhorn Cavern , and much more.


Rates & Availability

Travis County Chateau / Country House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May/June Special Weekdays
May 3 2017 - Jun 28 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
July 4 th
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
Summer 2
Jul 5 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest
Labor Day Weekend
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest
ACL/Formula 1
Oct 5 2017 - Oct 22 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest
Christmas/New Years
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 1 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest
MLK Holiday
Jan 12 2018 - Jan 14 2018
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest
Presidents Day
Feb 16 2018 - Feb 18 2018
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest
Spring Break 2018
Mar 9 2018 - Mar 25 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $150
Cleaning Fee $200 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $79
Tax Rate 6.0%

Bookings with credit cards that are cancelled will be charge the fee that I incur coming in and going out, so not a true 100% return fee.

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.
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