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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 1 - 3 nights


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 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. So 10 guest or less is the base price, additional price for extra guest, when 4 extra guest are paid, then the casita is paid for, if you have 12 guest you have the option of them staying in the house or for additional fee you can request the casita. I do this to allow for the smaller groups at a lower price.

** 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.

More Details

Wendy Rivers
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 22, 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.

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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Spicewood 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:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Additional Guest on the property are not allowed day or night unless guest fees are paid. I do have a day use fee.
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • River ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Backpack
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • 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 ...
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 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
  • 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


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Retreat on the Pedernales River At Stone Home Ranch
average rating of 4.75 based on 54 reviews

Top quality river home and property in Texas hill country

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Always Heartwarming to know our guest love time at Stone Home Ranch.
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Large amount of space inside and outside

  • 4 of 5

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

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful place in private setting, gorgeous scenery!

  • 5 of 5

We all had again a great time at the stone home ranch! Spacious, beautifully decorated home with fantastic views over the Pedernales river!

  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Thanksgiving retreat

  • 5 of 5

What a lovely property! Our 3 generation family enjoyed a relaxing and restorative family Thanksgiving retreat here for 4 blissful days. The house and grounds were comfortable, clean, and inviting. We felt 'at home' here and we had plenty of space to spread out. The climb to the to/from the river was daunting at first, but we quickly learned to pace ourselves and old and young alike found it quite doable. The 'QUIET' was a special treat as were the campfires and stars at night! Definitely a perfect retreat from the city! A beautiful place to simply 'be'.

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Quiet Riverside Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We came to the house for our Father in Laws 65th Birthday and for the F1 races in Austin. We had 2 couples coming in from Guadalajara, Mexico and the rest from The Woodlands. We had 9 Adults and one toddler and the house was perfect for us. The house had everything we needed and was furnished and decorated beautifully. Really made us feel at home the whole weekend. The bedrooms were situated nicely and the spare bath with its own shower made getting ready in the mornings a breeze even with so may people. The views were gorgeous. We watched the sunrise and set over the river and canyon which was beautiful. The area near the river was great. It made for relaxing evenings having drinks and snacks. We grilled for dinner one night and had our meal on the patio which was wonderful. Then we went down to the river for a fire and smores. Made for a great night. Really enjoyed the Hill Country feel of the place. It was a bit far from town but once we knew that it wasn't a big deal. And the trek from the house to the river side took quite a few steps but was worth it. We just planned our trips accordingly. Our only big complaint was that we didn't have more time to spend there at the house and relax! We will definitely be returning for a week or so with the whole family so we can have more time on the property and truly get to enjoy it. Thanks for having us in your wonderful home.

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great gathering spot

  • 5 of 5

We had three couples together for a weekend of relaxing, great food, wine and sunning by the river. This was a perfect place for a friend reunion.

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Opie's Barbecue
Krause Springs
Cypress Valley Canopy Tours
Spicewood Vineyards
Stone House Vineyard
Milton Reimer's Ranch Park
Hill Country Galleria
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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200 + Tax
Pet Fee $150
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 6.0%

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

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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