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Retreat on the Pedernales River At Stone Home Ranch

Spicewood, TX, USA
  • Chateau / Country House4000 sqft
  • Bedrooms5
  • Sleeps14
  • Bathrooms4
  • Half Baths1
  • Minimum Stay2 - 3 nights

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

** Please read carefully the paragraph below on booking the 5th bedroom.

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 needs beds for 10 or less. The garage apartment with 2 queen beds, 1 full bed and a full bath that can be booked when you need the extra room or it is paid for when you book 14 guest. So 10 guest or less is the base price, additional price for extra guest, when 4 extra guest are paid, then the apartment is paid for. ( ie: if you have 12 guest you have the option of them staying in the house or for additional fee you can request the apartment . I do this to allow for the smaller groups at a lower price in the main house.

** Outdoor security cameras on the property

** ECheck is preferred payment method, please.

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 2 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, Ralph Lauren 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 priced as mentioned above

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.


Wendy Rivers

Member Since 2010
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Calendar last updated:
Apr 07, 2018
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 Spicewood

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.


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king, Master
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 3
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 4
        1 queen, 1 bunk bed, Sleeps 2 in the queen , 2 single beds as a bunk
      • 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, 1 double, Garage apartment is offer at additional charge see rates


        • 4 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
        • Garage Apt Full Bath
          toilet, shower
        • Guest Bath 1
          toilet, combination tub/shower
        • Guest Bathroom 2
          toilet, shower
        • Master Bath 1
          toilet, tub, shower
        • Guest Bath
        • Outdoor Shower
          outdoor shower, If you are so brave :)

          Location Type

            • Lakefront
              Pedernales River Frontage, which is part of Lake Travis. Home sits 130 ft high above the river on the craggy cliffs.
            • River
              Breath taking views of the Pedernales River Canyons and Texas Hill Country
            • Rural
              Amazing views of the Texas Hill Country
            • Water View
              Pedernales River with spectacular canyon views.
            • Waterfront
              Lakefront/waterfront on the Pedernales River, a tributary of Lake Travis>


                • Adventure
                • Away From It All
                • Family
                • Romantic
                • Sports & Activities


                    • Guests provide their own meals


                        • Iron & Board
                        • Air Conditioning
                          2 zones
                        • Ceiling Fans
                        • Clothes Dryer
                          Front Load large capicity
                        • Fireplace
                          Large wood burning fireplace, bring your own wood and please clean behind yourself
                        • Garage
                          Garage is for my personal use.
                        • Hair Dryer
                        • Heating
                        • Internet
                        • Basic Soaps
                        • Linens Provided
                        • Living Room
                          with large fireplace and seating for large groups
                        • Parking
                          parking for 8 cars, any additional cars will need to be cleared with owner
                        • Parking Off Street
                        • Toilet Paper
                        • Towels Provided
                          2 towels per guest
                        • Washing Machine
                          Front Load large Capacity
                        • Wireless Internet
                        • Wood Fireplace


                            • Kitchen
                              Fully equipped, mixer, waffle iron, crockpot, serving plates and bowls
                            • Blender
                            • Coffee Maker
                              14 cup and a 25 cup maker
                            • Cooking Utensils
                              Fully quipped
                            • Dishes & Utensils
                              Fully equipped for 14
                            • Dishwasher
                              Trash Compacter is also in the kitchen.
                            • Grill
                            • Ice Maker
                            • Coffee Grinder
                            • Lobster Pot
                            • Microwave
                            • Oven
                            • Pantry Items
                              misc spices
                            • Refrigerator
                            • Stove
                            • Toaster
                              Toaster oven


                                • Dining
                                  breakfast area has additional seating for 6, plus 2 at the kitchen bar
                                • Dining Room
                                • comfy seating for 8 people


                                    • Books
                                      HUGE Library upstairs
                                    • Books for Adults
                                    • Books for Kids
                                    • DVD Player
                                    • Games
                                      various games
                                    • Games for Kids
                                    • Satellite / Cable
                                      basic channels & access to my Netflix
                                    • Television
                                      TV in living area, master bedroom and garage apartment
                                    • Toys
                                      few toys for the young.
                                    • Video Library
                                      Tons of Videos to choose from.


                                        • Patio
                                        • Balcony
                                          Upper balcony has amazing views of the river and Hill Country, great for star gazing.
                                        • Deck / Patio
                                          My favorite spot in the world, seating for 8 at tables and 4 in rocker chairs.
                                        • Kayak / Canoe
                                          3 kayaks and 2 SUP's for rent
                                        • Lawn / Garden
                                          Large wood table and 5 chairs near grill
                                        • Outdoor Grill
                                          PK charcoal grill
                                        • Beach Towels
                                        • Porch / Veranda
                                          Upper patio has double chaise lounger and high top and seats for 6
                                        • Terrace
                                        • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
                                        • Walkway to Water
                                        • Water Sports Gear
                                          life vest in master closet, water toys in large plastic bin outside at back fence line


                                            • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                            • wheelchair inaccessible


                                                • marina
                                                • caves
                                                • cinemas
                                                • festivals
                                                • forests
                                                • health/beauty spa
                                                • library
                                                • live theater
                                                • churches
                                                • museums
                                                • playground
                                                • pond
                                                • recreation center
                                                • restaurants
                                                • waterfalls
                                                • winery tours
                                                • zoo

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • photography
                                                    • antiquing
                                                    • boating
                                                    • horseback riding
                                                    • paddle boating
                                                    • bird watching
                                                    • 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

                                                            • mountain climbing
                                                            • basketball court
                                                            • equestrian events
                                                            • fishing
                                                            • fly fishing
                                                            • freshwater fishing
                                                            • golf
                                                            • hiking
                                                            • hunting
                                                            • hunting big game
                                                            • hunting small game
                                                            • jet skiing
                                                            • kayaking
                                                            • mountain biking
                                                            • cycling
                                                            • parasailing
                                                            • pier fishing
                                                            • rafting
                                                            • rock climbing
                                                            • sailing
                                                            • 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, and corn hole game

                                                                  House Rules

                                                                  Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                                  Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                                  Cancellation Policy

                                                                  100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                  56 Reviews


                                                                  Latest reviews

                                                                  Top quality river home and property in Texas hill country

                                                                  John B.

                                                                  Home is well appointed and well cared for. Outdoor spaces are inviting and where we spent most of our time. Views across the Pedernales river are excellent. House is several flights of stairs above the river. Riverside area has table, chairs, hammock, etc.

                                                                  Everyone in our family group thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Always Heartwarming to know our guest love time at Stone Home Ranch.

                                                                  Nothing to do but relax!

                                                                  Denise B.Amarillo

                                                                  We spent a long weekend in this beautiful location with family and friends. There was plenty of room for everyone to spread out to have their own space but yet large enough for time spent together over meals or just relaxing. The fully equipped kitchen has serving trays and dishes for creating a beautiful buffet with a upscale ranch décor. The property allows you room to roam, take a walk, hike down by the river or just sit and soak up God's artwork. You will not regret your time spent at the Stone Home Ranch.

                                                                  Beautiful home in a private natural setting

                                                                  Becky T.

                                                                  We had a wonderful stay at Stone Home Ranch! The house was perfect for our group of 9 adults and 3 babies. We enjoyed cooking in the well equipped and dining out on the porch. The house has great views of the river and is very peaceful. We also enjoyed being able to hang out down by the river and play in the water. Wendy was a friendly, welcoming host and made sure we had everything we needed. In particular, she helped accommodate our little ones by loaning us a pack and play and letting us stay late on our last day for nap time. It’s a great spot!

                                                                  Beautiful house & so relaxing!

                                                                  Michelle D.Mckinney

                                                                  Great place to relax but adventure on hikes & on the river. Wendy is so attentive to anything u need. We had adults & kids in our party, we cooked, grilled and had an amazing time!

                                                                  Best Holiday Retreat Ever!

                                                                  We had such a comfortable and special time in this wonderful home! It is interesting, cozy, well located and just an absolute pleasure! It had every amenity we could have needed. Wendy was exceptionally welcoming and accommodating. The holidays were very special here and we will be back for sure!!

                                                                  Large amount of space inside and outside

                                                                  Gary B.

                                                                  Good for 5 families to gather in lovely Texas Hill Country. Enough space for isolation and then to gather as one family. Owner Wendy is super supportive and son was also wonderful to work with for coordination. Thanks


                                                                  Spicewood, TX, USA

                                                                  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.


                                                                  Additional information about rental rates

                                                                  Tax Rate

                                                                  Please ask about last minute deals and about week or longer stays at a discount.

                                                                  56 Reviews
                                                                  Wonderful 4.8/5
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