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1896 Historical Retreat Ranch / Pool Tennis Party Barn

Fredericksburg, TX, USA
  • House3200 sq. ft.
  • Bedrooms5
  • Sleeps14
  • Bathrooms3
  • Half Baths0
  • Mininum Stay2 nights

House, 5 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 10-12)

This is a quite, private, maintained Historical Ranch House. A place to relax & enjoy family, friends, and yes of course the Facilities...

As you drive up the property you will notice an historical school on your left, This is when you realize your about to experience something very special. The road takes you across the cattle guard with 20 plus Oak Trees towering over you from both sides of the road. You will notice cattle grazing on the left but your attention will keep you staring right...

The right side of the road sits the Historical Home with the Texas Flag welcoming you into the Gate. The home is surrounded by wooden fence to keep the cattle out. The Barn opens into a Large Party Barn with walk around decks, inside has Pool Table, ping pong table, neon signs, 3 flat screen TVs, frig, music, etc... 'kids really enjoy it and it allows the adults to relax back at the main house'.

The trees light up at night around the pool and the Covered Terrace. The Terrace has a large outdoor grill as well as a fire pit for the kids to sit around at night. The hot tub seems to be a nice touch at the end of the evening as well. The tennis court is a full size court so be sure to bring your racquets. Horse shoes and washers are a daily sport as well as biking and walking the property. Bring your bucket to fill with pecans also...

Keywords: Retreat Ranch Bed & Breakfast Corporate Retreat


Marc & Marta Chase

Member Since 2010
Response rate:
Response time:
within two days
Calendar last updated:
Mar 16, 2018


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Swimming pool
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Hot Tub
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king, Master Suite with full bath, baby crib, couch, sitting desk
      • Bedroom 2
        1 king, off Dining Rm with views of pool
      • Bedroom 3
        1 bunk bed, off hallway sleeps 2-4 kids
      • Bedroom 4
        1 queen, Upstairs large room with 2 chairs and reading lamp
      • Bedroom 5
        1 queen, upstairs across hall from other bedroom. Sitting area also
      • King size beds (2) Two bedrooms have King Beds, Queen size Beds (2) Upstairs has 2 Queen Beds, Twin or Single Beds (1), Child Beds (1) In Mst. Suite, Baby Cribs (1), Bunk Beds (1) Kids room downstairs


      • 3 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, shower, Mst Suite
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, tub, shower, Hallway Bath with Antique Tub, very large with closet
      • Bathroom 3
        toilet, shower, Upstairs full bath...
      • 3

      Location Type

        • Mountain
        • Mountain View
        • Rural
          Private setting surrounded by 60 Acres of Hill Country Cattle Land


            • Adventure
            • Away From It All
            • Family
            • Historic
            • Romantic
            • Sports & Activities
            • Tourist Attractions


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Iron & Board
                    • Air Conditioning
                      2 New Units 2014!
                    • Fireplace
                    • Gas Fireplace
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                    • Internet
                    • Clothes Dryer
                    • Linens Provided
                    • Living Room
                    • Parking
                    • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
                    • Towels Provided
                    • Washing Machine
                    • Wood Fireplace


                        • Microwave
                        • Catering Available
                        • Cooking Utensils
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                        • Dishwasher
                        • Ice Maker
                        • Kitchen
                          Recently Updated Granite on Island & Counter w new large stainless sink and fixtures..
                        • Coffee Maker
                        • Oven
                        • Pantry Items
                        • Refrigerator
                          separate ice maker machine in kitchen
                        • Stove
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster


                            • Child's Highchair
                            • Dining
                              Can add chairs for more guest
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 10 people


                                • Pool Table
                                  In Party Barn
                                • Books
                                  Large selection of Books in Library Rm
                                • DVD Player
                                  Library & Liv & Barn
                                • Game Room
                                  In Party Barn
                                • Ping Pong Table
                                • CD Player
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                  Direct TV
                                • Stereo
                                • Television
                                  3 in Party Barn 1 in Library 1 in Mst Suite 1 in Liv Rm
                                • VCR
                                • Video Library


                                    • Bicycles
                                      bikes on property...
                                    • Deck / Patio
                                    • Gazebo
                                      New Large Teak Table and Chairs for 8
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                    • Outdoor Grill Gas
                                    • Patio
                                    • Tennis
                                      Full Court
                                    • Wood Deck

                                      Pool / Spa

                                        • Hot Tub
                                          Please use Responsible as Propane Usage on Hot Tub can get expensive, Best to turn off when not in use...
                                        • Private Pool
                                          Pool can be HEATED at an additional charge...based on propane usaged.


                                            • caves
                                            • churches
                                            • festivals
                                            • library
                                            • museums
                                            • restaurants
                                            • theme parks
                                            • winery tours

                                              Leisure Activities

                                                • antiquing
                                                • bird watching
                                                • horseback riding
                                                • horseshoes
                                                • scenic drives
                                                • shopping
                                                • sight seeing
                                                • walking
                                                • wildlife viewing

                                                  Local Services & Businesses

                                                    • ATM/bank
                                                    • fitness center
                                                    • groceries
                                                    • hospital
                                                    • laundromat
                                                    • massage therapist
                                                    • medical services

                                                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                        • hunting
                                                        • basketball court
                                                        • equestrian events
                                                        • fishing
                                                        • golf
                                                        • golf privileges optional
                                                        • hiking
                                                        • cycling
                                                        • kayaking
                                                        • mountain biking
                                                        • mountain climbing
                                                        • rafting
                                                        • swimming
                                                        • tennis


                                                            • 2015 Gas Golf Cart available for Rent $75 per day + gas (must be Adult age 25 or older to drive) 2 Seat Go Cart available for Rent $50 per day + gas (must be 12 or older to drive and wear helmet) must sign waiver and be responsible....

                                                              84 Reviews


                                                              Latest reviews

                                                              Very much enjoyed our stay

                                                              Jay J.

                                                              Beautiful setting. Weather could not have been more perfect. Every thing worked as it was supposed to. We knew the sleeping situation going into the stay, but the bunk beds were slightly difficult for a 60 year old couple to get into. We did it though, and once we were in bed, everything was great. Our family gathering was fun. It was only a short drive into Fredericksburg. We would stay there again. Wish we would have had more time there. Harrison the care taker was very friendly and helpful. Was prompt to help with any situation, which was only to help us understand the television remotes.

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Mrs. Jones,

                                                              I’m so happy y’all enjoyed your stay but so sorry you got the bunk room! I can tell you have a big heart and always put your guests first. I do hope when you come back you enjoy one of the other king size bedrooms.


                                                              Cozy, picturesque place that our family thoroughly enjoyed!

                                                              Shelly L.

                                                              Our family gathered here for our dad’s 70th Birthday weekend. The adults and kids had such a great time as there are numerous things for everyone to do. The house was perfect, and the caretaker was extremely kind and always helpful! We loved it and would like to come back again.

                                                              So much potential, so disappointing

                                                              Mack S.Houston, TX

                                                              It is a beautiful property, but it seems that it is being allowed to deteorate. First of all, I expect cleanliness. Floors were dirty, refrigerators didn't appear to have been cleaned in recent history, something (rodent?) appeared to have bled out in silverware drawer, rugs were full of grassburrs...speaking of grassburrs, if you're not familiar with them, these stickery little seed pods stick to everything and are quiet painful when sticking to your flesh so, warning, no going barefoot either inside or outside. Also, in this day and age, people expect to have internet available. It is not, and you are out of luck if Verizon is your wireless provider. AT&T does work. This property, in pristine condition, might have been worth the price charged,, but not in its current condition. On the plus side, it does have a very nice tennis court and with some TLC it could be top notch. Just got the impression that Fredericksburg is becoming (or has become) a tourist trap and the locals are content to rip off the visitors for all they can get.

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Dear Guests,

                                                              I appreciate your honesty however regret Property didn’t meet your expectations? I wish you would have informed us DAY 1 of your visit if there were any issues as Sandy or Harrison would have addressed immediately especially any concerns with Floors, Rugs, Frig, Ect

                                                              It is possible with 5 KIDS if you don’t have them take off their shoes they can track in spurs however I assure you these floors and rugs were Clean prior to arrival. As for WiFi I’m working on but in the country it’s rough coverage.

                                                              I appreciate you recognizing it’s a Beautiful Property! Last year we replaced all original Windows to Wood Clad and Refinished all Wood Floors. This historical home is Clean and Air Tight, we even installed 2 New AC Units.

                                                              This property gets plenty of TLC I assure you! But I will keep Sandy & Harrison in the loop to ensure Guests are completely satisfied during their stay instead of finding out 1 month later.


                                                              Marc & Marta Chase


                                                              Jennifer B.

                                                              This was our second time to stay at this property and it was wonderful once again. The grounds and house are beautiful and it was a perfect place to relax and unwind with friends. Wish there was wifi but other than that our stay was perfect! Can't wait to return!

                                                              Small old ranch house.

                                                              Leslie S.Fort Worth

                                                              Seemed small at first but then we all adjusted. We are tall people and the house was old and built by shorter standards. Loved sitting on porch in the morning watching humming birds, deer and listening to thecows and sheep. Has everything you need here. Easy drive to HEB if needed. Peaceful!

                                                              July 4 2017 Family Vacation

                                                              Rebecca W.Austin, Texas

                                                              What a wonderful place for a family vacation! Like stepping back in time, but with the modern amenities we can't live without. Our family of 6 adults and 5 children (4-9 yrs) loved every minute of our time in this historic home. So much to do outside and privacy as well. Kids hated to leave! One suggestion for improvement -Wifi.


                                                              Fredericksburg, TX, USA

                                                              Other Activities: 290 Wine Tours, Museums, Enchanted Rock State Park, Main Street Shopping, Rodeo Grounds,

                                                              84 Reviews

                                                              Excellent 4.7/5

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