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Pamela Mehl

Member since: 2014
Speaks: english

Experience A Real Texas Ranch

1 Review
Bedrooms 3
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Texas Hill Country Farmhouse Rental Photos and Description

Three Bedroom, Two Bath Stone Country House On 35 Acres With Horses



Put on your boots, bring your family, leave that computer day job behind, and come out to this animal rescue ranch to grill, take long walks, watch stars shoot by overhead and sleep in total quiet only sometimes disturbed by an owl hoot or nickering horse. Live the Texas dream for a weekend. Scratch an Angus bull's ears and play with one of the rescued dogs or cats. Warning! The ponies run free on the 35 acres so bring carrots!

Full kitchen; big fireplace; south facing front screened porch; 2 resident indoor only cats that LOVE visitors who bring Whiskas tuna crunchies.....

Come relax AND do good. Your stay helps feed 27 rescued domestic and farm animals. See you soon, y'all!

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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Pamela Mehl (Owner)
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english

About Pamela Mehl

I am a third generation horse owner and Bridlespur is a family ranch name from the World War II era when my father owned a large equitation facility in Hingham, Massachusetts after the big war. Then a second war in Korea came along to challenge my family and take Dad away. All the males in my family are associated with the First Cavalry out of Fort Hood, where I was born.

After the Korean War, my father was stationed with the First Cav at Fort Hood, Texas and I was native born at Fort Hood. I almost lost my Texas citizenship due to traveling the world but resecured my roots in 2004 by buying a rundown, cattle trodden 35 acre hay ranch and fixing it up. Now it houses 27 abandoned and/or hurt senior animals that no one wants.

There are three dwellings on the ranch and I have converted all of them to vacation rental units decorated with either traditional Texas leather furniture or shabby chic rustic. All guests are welcome here and I hope you will kick back, enjoy some peace, connect with your family and/or friends, enjoy your farm fresh breakfasts and a BBQ spread, explore the wonderful Georgetown square, and go home to tell your friends you feel truly rested.

Carrots are appreciated by all and boots are welcome inside. Pets will be considered on an individual basis but not encouraged.

If you have allergies....mmmm, maybe not the best choice?

Thank you for considering staying with us here at Bridlespur Ranch.

Pamela Mehl purchased this farmhouse in 2004

Why Pamela Mehl chose Texas Hill Country

This ranch delivers a country lifestyle within 4.5 miles of Starbucks. You can plug in to activities or totally unplug and count stars. The location is ideal for all interests and activities. Your stay also does good. You support rescued senior animals who don't have a chance without visitors like you!

What makes this farmhouse unique

You will feel the same way I did when I first saw Bridlespur Ranch. First, as you turn off CR 152 onto my private dirt road on which the ranch is located, your cares start to melt away as you look down the half mile and feel the spaciousness around you. You pull up to the gate and see the contented, grazing horses, ponies, and goats and will want to walk along the miles of open fields then have a hot chocolate in front of a roaring fire while you strum your guitar on the porch and watch darkfall. You will feel at peace.


1 traveler review

Experience A Real Texas Ranch
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews

Real Ranch Holiday

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed the peace of the country, yet close to city amenities. Very clean and bright. Owner very friendly and courteous!

  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Georgetown Municipal Airport
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
HardTails or The Bistro or Uptown Social or......
Nearest Ferry
150 Miles
The Texas Gulf Shore
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Sun City's beautiful public course
Nearest Train
30 Miles
Cedar Park
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
I-35 and 130 Toll Road
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Chinese, Thai, Vegetarian, Tapas, Steaks, Mex
Nearest Ski
500 Miles
Nearest Beach
150 Miles
The Texas Gulf Shore
Car: necessary

Staying on the ranch gets you the best of all worlds: easy access to Austin for 6th Street rowdiness on the toll road 130, entrance ramp within 4 miles of the ranch; and easy access to the chic downtown square of Georgetown, voted the prettiest square in Texas. Fine antique shops, wineries, coffee shops, chocolate shops, gift shops, clothing stores and fun eateries are all waiting for you to explore them. Fascinating natural sights like the caverns are within 8 miles and if you must have a latte, Starbucks is only 5 miles from the ranch door. You won't want to leave the ranch much if you like animals: you will be too busy feeding carrots to ponies, visiting all the rescued animals and petting the big Angus steer named Baby Calf. Be prepared for ultimate quiet, stars galore and family fun playing board games in front of a roaring fire. Fast wireless if you simply must is available but give yourself the treat of really unwinding. Your stay also does feeds rescued senior domestic and barnyard animals doomed to a bad end because of their age and care requirements. CAUTION: if you sit quietly, you will see our two resident red tailed hawks, two Mexican eagles, families of deer passing by and listen to the coyotes running free.

It is set up for a quiet, restful visit for a maximum of 6 guests at any time. It is not suitable for reunions or parties.

Children are welcome but if they cannot follow the guidelines of a safe visit, or they improperly interact with any of the animals, or they prove to be disobedient to respectful directions from adults, I reserve the right to cut the visit short with no adjustments. I am an experienced, trained classroom teacher and love kids, but this is a working ranch with lots of critters, so I run a tight safety ship! :)

The creeks are wet weather creeks which contain run off from 700 acres and are used by animals so I don't allow guest swimming. The Georgetown rec center with indoor and outdoor pools and Mel's bowling alley with arcade are 4 miles away.

If you would like a full discovery weekend, with hours of interaction with the 27 animals sheltering here, please call and we will discuss the extra charge to do that. This is not a riding stable and no riding on the property is available. Brushing, feeding and walking with animals is always appreciated by the inhabitants! Bring carrots!


Rates & Availability

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $200
Tax Rate 8.25%

The ranch is located on my private road with no trespassing signs posted. PLEASE no lookie loos and drive-bys are not appropriate and are easily seen by my ranch hands. You are welcome to visit by appointment and I will be glad to give you a tour. I specifically purchased a ranch on a private road for, well, privacy! I have had celebrity clientele and privacy is cherished here.

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Texas Hill Country Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Included in Price
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Full bath on hall between bedrooms 2 and 3; master bedroom bath is en suite with sunken soaking tub and separate shower stall; two sinks
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 double , Cozy canopy bed for snuggling or reading
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , This is a foam cushion Ikea bed, firm but comfortable
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Expensive Swedish tempurpedic foam king
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
Please take a moment to visit me at the ranch (website) I look forward to you and your family coming to experience real ranch life. You can help with chores, brush some horses, explore the creek and pond, light a fire with a bottle of wine in hand and play Scruples or Candyland. Maybe you would like me to prepare a special candlelit dinner or you would like to just have a beer and throw a few steaks on the grill yourself. Come relax.

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