1 Queen bed, 1 bath with shower, sleeps 2
Sheron Scurlock, Owner
About Sheron Scurlock, Owner
Owners are the family of renowned Texas landscape artist C.P. Montague. The Palette Pad has been lovingly restored to preserve her legacy. Dan and I both grew up in Rockdale, TX, a small town 45 minutes East of Georgetown. We attended Baylor University, then had careers in the insurance industry. Dan retired 10 years ago, and I retired in 2015. We love having full time to be able to devote to Scurlock Farms! I am the oldest of 5 and Dan and I have lived on the farm since 1971. None of my siblings had an interest in living here, so after our dad died in 1986, Dan and I began acquiring the farm from my mom. We have raised our family here, and our grandchildren have been raised on the farm. We absolutely love it and feel blessed to have had the opportunity to enjoy this piece of earth. We always look forward and enjoy sharing it with our guests. A favorite of guests has been the free tours about the farm via a Polaris Ranger.
Sheron Scurlock, Owner purchased this Cabin in 1968
Why Sheron Scurlock, Owner chose Georgetown
I grew up on a farm in Rockdale TX and could not wait to get away from the farm when I graduated. Dan was raised in town, also in Rockdale. When my parents offered all their children a home spot on the farm, Dan and I were the only ones that took them up on it. By then, I couldn't wait to get out of the city and back to the country! After my dad died in 1986, Dan and I acquired all but the 6 acres around The Palette Pad and Rocky Overlook. When my mom died in 2010 she left the two homes and 6 acres to me and Dan, knowing we would not sell them. Both homes have been lovingly restored and we have totally enjoyed sharing them and their history with our guests. David, our youngest son, is our chief engineer, and he and Dan enjoy doing farm things together. The past few years have really been interesting. In April, 2009 a tornado literally blew away our 'new' 72' barn. Dan and David spent the next year building two barns - this time red barns for me, which I had always wanted. September, 2010 we had a major 500 year flood that wiped out 1/2 mile of fence along the river and washed up mountains of debris against trees in the bottom. We have bulldozed, planted grass and Dan and David replaced 1/2 mile of pipe fence. Jack is our Great Pyrenees dog - a fuzzy white bear. He will greet you if you walk by - he loves people, children and other dogs. In 2013 we were fortunate enough to purchase the adjoining 60 acre farm and 3 bedroom home at the end of our drive. It has been totally remodeled and is also a vacation rental home we named Indian Bluff. That home in on the highest bluff along the San Gabriel River for miles and offers spectacular views up and down the San Gabriel River. The Tonkawa Indians camped and hunted all along the entire farm. Guest have loved finding arrowheads!
What makes this Cabin unique
When my parents searched for the perfect land for their dream home, they had three requirements: water, rocks and live oak trees. This piece of property fit the bill perfectly. It is really special as the terrain is so varied. The top pastures are prairie, the steep wooded bluff divides the property down the middle, then the bottom pastures are wooded, and the river bottom forms the 1+ mile northern border of the farm with the beautiful San Gabriel River and its wide, white limestone banks. A spring-fed creek also runs across the property before emptying into the San Gabriel River. Any of the homes provide great bird watching lodging. We have had avid birders from many states and countries and all have seen a "lifer" while visiting the farm. Did you know that 2/3 of all birds found in the state of Texas are found in Williamson County?! Wildlife abounds and with the different terrains, the farm is a bird watchers and hikers paradise! We recently got a video of a fox crossing near the goat pens at night and just last week saw him twice near David's home, coyotes (Casey and David saw a pair's eyes in his flashlight at our house last week), and a great horned owl.
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
No bedding for children.
Minimum age of primary renter:23
Smoking outside only
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
R & R
This was our second time here at the Palette Pad. We didn't think we could top the first visit, but we sure did! We love this place. It is the PERFECT place to recharge, reset, and relax. My wife and I were so overdue for this visit and it was exactly what we needed. It was the first time for our German Shepherd and he had the time of his short 2 year life. The owners were as gracious as always and we surely appreciate the homemade muffins they treat us to every time. Thank you so much! -Dean & Cindy Anderson
I am so glad you enjoyed and were able to recharge during your second visit! I would love to have seen your dog in the river. I love it when we have guests visit from far and wide - they have come from all 50 states and 22 countries. The closest was a neighbor across the top fence pasture! We have also had several, like yourselves, from Round Rock, 15 minutes away. Just goes to show you don't have to travel far to have an enjoyable "staycation".
Sorry I didn't get to see you, but you met both of my sons, Daniel when he delivered the muffins, and David when he told you about the water leak.
Five stars on everything. Sheron is a lovely lady and truly makes you feel special and right at home!
It was great meeting you. I feel like I've known you forever and made anew friend!
Property is peaceful, cabin is cozy, quaint but has the main necessities. Nice and private wooded area. Close to town, good internet connection. A few more channels or cable would be nice as we cook or grill watch tv in late evenings. Owners are close by and very helpful. Great muffins too. !!!
I am glad you found us while you were searching for land to buy in the central TX area. Would love for you to return again if you need to do more searching. Let me know if you end up purchasing the log home and acreage in Burnet County. We love living in our rural area!
Great place to bring your dog
We had a great time at the Scurlock
Farm. We stayed in Palette Pad. Perfect for two people and a dog. We spent most of the day tubing the San Gabriel river, cooked dinner and enjoyed hanging out outside. Our dog met with Jill and Jack, the farm dogs. Its is a great place to bring your dog. We all had a great time and plan to be back.
You know you are always welcome to visit! I enjoyed meeting Brandi 3 and I'm sure she enjoyed the river as much as you did. Come back anytime!!
Hill Country Magic
What a wonderful getaway! My husband and I live in Houston, but we love getting out in nature whenever we can. This property is the perfect balance of connivence and remoteness. You can totally disconnect when you want to but great restaurants, stores, etc. are only a 15 minute drive.
It was so relaxing and fun being able to lay under the stars in the hammock, have a bonfire, and getting to grill our dinner while unwinding with a glass of wine.
We really enjoyed exploring Georgetown. Some of the nearby attractions we loved were Blue Hole (free!), Russel Park ($5 but it has beautiful blue water to swim in), and the many farm to table restaurants. Not to mention, everyone we met in the area was so open and friendly!
If you visit this property, be sure to do the tour. Sheron was so kind and informative! The muffins she makes you upon arrival are also divine!
I am so glad you enjoyed your stay with us and were able to get so much in! Georgetown is a wonderful "little" town with lots going for it for those that want to leave the farm. You know you are welcome to return anytime!
We had a wonderful long weekend at Scurlock Farm and hope to return again soon. We enjoyed hiking and the river and just relaxing and barbecuing. The dogs were worn out by the time we got home. It was a wonderful stay.
I am glad you enjoyed your stay and were able to relax. Dogs DO enjoy the farm? Come back anytime.
Check out our other properties on Scurlock Farms: The Palette Pad, #322820 and Rocky Overlook, #903120.
For you city folks looking for a relaxing getaway and to enjoy some country living and farm life at the same time, Scurlock Farms is the place!
Old and young alike enjoy helping feeding and petting the goats, holding the babies, feed our two horses apples, help gather eggs from our free-range chickens, pick fresh produce for their dinner from our garden (in season), pick up pecans in the orchard in November, or even drive a tractor.
A favorite of guests is a tour of the farm in a Polaris where they learn about the history of the farm, flora and fauna, hiking areas and the river, and of course, the farm animals. Just let me know if you would like a tour.
The Palette Pad is on a working farm with 1+ miles of river frontage, lots of hiking, fossils, fishing and great bird watching opportunities. The farm was a camp ground for Tonkawa Indians, so many arrowheads have been found.
Don't know how to fish or have the gear? No problem! Just let me know and I will put you in contact with John, our local guide. He will come to Scurlock Farms with all the gear and bait and teach you to fish!
Within minutes of many golf courses, Lake Georgetown, and miles of hiking trails on the farm as well as in Georgetown and around the lake.
Georgetown has excellent theater productions at The Palace Theatre, Inner Space Caverns, Blue Hole blue lagoon swimming/hiking area just off the downtown square, and two local wineries with tours and tastings. Many more wineries are in the area if you want to take some day trips.
Enjoy the monthly festivals on the "Most Beautiful Town Square in Texas".
Cook if you like after shopping for fresh produce at local farmer's markets year round, or enjoy the many wonderful restaurants in Georgetown. You are sure to find something to fit your palette!
Rent a kayak, canoe or stand-up paddle board from Kayak & Paddle Rentals, 512-868-1300 and enjoy the lake.
Only 10 minutes from Southwestern University and 15 minutes from Round Rock Premium Outlets. We are 30 minutes from Austin with its music festivals, UT, and 6th Street activities.