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Great Romantic Getaway Cabin! Riverfront Farm Near Georgetown

Bedrooms 1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Minimum Stay
2 nights

About the property

1 bedroom, 1 bath, sleeps 2

Looking for the perfect romantic getaway cabin? Look no further - our setting will capture your attention and inspire you.

Cozy up in front of the fireplace, or enjoy the great outdoor fire pit/dining area, or take a nap together in the hammock.

We have many guests to Scurlock Farms from the larger cities and are told they truly enjoy the peace and quiet in our country setting while visiting the area.

Some choose to stay on the farm and enjoy the activities here, while others tour the wineries in the area, try out a different restaurant each evening, enjoy the live music available almost every night in Georgetown, go into Austin or shop the outlet malls in Round Rock. You get the idea.

Simply watch the horses, cows and goats as they graze in the pastures, watch and listen to the bird activity from the beautiful outdoor seating area with beautiful Texas Hill Country terrain, or stroll down to the river bottom and hike along the river.

Want to fish or learn how to fish, but don't want to bring all the equipment? No problem! Just let me know and I will give you John's contact information, our local fishing guide. John will come to the farm and bring the bait and all the equipment, then give you a lesson!

Or, if you are more adventurous, help us feed and hold the goats (even hold the babies); feed apples to Ginger and Duster, our two horses; help gather eggs in the evenings from our free-range chickens; "drive" a tractor; pick something for dinner from the in-season garden; or if your little ones have a green thumb, they can help plant in the spring or fall; gather your own pecans from the 19 acre orchard in November.

Let me know if you would like a tour in a Polaris. I can show you around the farm, the river, hiking areas, and the animals.

Deep in the heart of Texas, this was the art studio of well known Texas landscape artist, C. P. Montague, and was designed around centuries old live oak trees. It is constructed of river rock picked up at the river on the property. Beautifully and comfortably furnished. New queen bed and quality linens.

Georgetown is only a 10 minute drive away and you can stroll around "The Most Beautiful Town Square in Texas", eat in one of the many fine restaurants (several farm-to-table), or attend one of the many festivals held on the vibrant Georgetown Square throughout the year.

Check out a bike at the Georgetown Visitor Center at 103 W. 7th Street on the Georgetown Square. Explore beautiful downtown Georgetown or the amazing hike and bike trails! Rentals are free!

If you prefer to walk, pick up a brochure from the Visitor's Center on the Square and go on a self-guided walking tour of the historic home and business section of Georgetown and see many beautifully restored Victorian homes and read the stories behind them.

Austin is a 30 minute drive away, so you can enjoy the best of both worlds staying at Scurlock Farms.

More Details

Sheron Scurlock, Owner
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 25, 2017

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 look forward to sharing it with our guests.

Sheron Scurlock, Owner purchased this cabin in 1968

Why Sheron Scurlock, Owner chose Texas Hill Country

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 the big house. 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. They spent the next year building two barns - this time red barns, which I had always wanted.

September, 2010 we had a major 500 year flood which wiped out 1/2 mile 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. The Tonkawa Indians camped and hunted all along the entire farm.

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 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 watcher's paradise!

Guestbook comments from the owner

This was a unique and truly "Texas" experience - not a cookie cutter hotel room, but a spacious apartment feel. Hosts were welcoming and provided muffins, coffee, and juice. They were helpful but not hovering. The studio sits by a bluff overlooking the river bottom with comfortable iron rockers, outdoor table and grill. We wished we had more time to enjoy the river, hiking, seeing the farm animals, etc. We loved the decor of landscape artist memorabilia and Texas theme and all the reading material and suggestions for the area. There were all sorts of nice touches - plenty firewood, books, games, soothing cd's, teas and fruit. It feels like an escape and spa. What a bargain for what is provided!
Feb 2016
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Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Great Romantic Getaway Cabin! Riverfront Farm Near Georgetown
average rating of 4.861702 based on 115 reviews
Northern California

Pallet Pad a plus for our 2 week stay to explore and find our winter spot for longer stays in future

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I are retired and stayed in the Palette Pad for 13 nights in the middle of winter to explore the general area for longer winter stays (from the dank Pacific NW rain and to be nearer my family in DFW area) . At first, with an arctic blast, we had a few days of freezing temps and enjoyed fires in the wood stove, ample wood provided. The cabin construction is stone outside and a wall inside (each and every one picked and placed by the Scurlocks' parents who homesteaded the property) So it stays warm and dry. There is a wall heater as well. And, the dozen home cooked muffins presented and baked by Mrs. Scurlock that first cold morning were still warm, delicious and appreciated. It did warm up considerably after a few days. The galley kitchen has the necessities (although a coffee grinder could be added for us coffee nuts with their coffee beans). We saved a lot $ with the convenience to cook full meals, or not. Georgetown does have several very good restaurants, a fun square, nice antique shops, Cianfrani coffee. Monument Cafe is fun, good healthy food, reasonable $. They have a little market too if you don't want to go to H.E.B. which has everything but is quite huge. And, El Monumental also good tex/mex and more! If you want pure health, try Nancy's Skygarden cafe, a little more $. Mango Chicken however, not to be missed! Palette Pad was comfortable, casual, cozy and pure Texan adorned with the artist's lovely paintings! We live remotely and appreciated it's peaceful remoteness, yet conveniently 10-12 minutes away from Georgetown proper. Loved the herd of goats and their kids together with the 2 horses grazing in the large pasture next to us. Warm days we took the trail on the other side of cabin down through their huge pecan orchard and on down to the river frontage. Easy to walk on the huge slabs of rock along river we explored, finding fossils, watching birds or sitting quietly. No doubt, this would be a place to spend days and endless hours in summer, spring or early fall. Our small dog, Mojo, loved exploring and running instead being cooped up in a hotel. This east side of Georgetown is pleasant and away from any congestion. It's a good location to check out the whole hill country! We also loved going to Fredericksburg and the country/farm roads and little towns along the way(fun main street), LBJ's birthplace and one of Lady Bird Johnson's nature trail.

  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you found Scurlock Farms as a place to stay while you explored the area! The farm makes a great home base for day trips around the area. You tried many of our favorite restaurants in Georgetown - we are lucky to have so many!! We would love to have you stay with us again in The Palette Pad when you return.
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Great stay!!!

  • 5 of 5

The photos showing the property really do not do it justice and there's nothing I could say that hasn't already been said about the hospitality and serene experience that is Spurlock Farms. My entire family, including My dog Max loved every minute. Book this now!

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am glad you enjoyed your stay with us at Scurlock Farms in The Palette Pad! We have found that dogs that visit the farm with their families absolutely love the freedom they find here. No leash is required of the friendly dogs that visit. I bet the river was one of Max's favorite spots to visit! Come back to see us in a different season.
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Lovely location and people.

  • 4 of 5

Scurlock Farms makes a perfect retreat with nearby Georgetown Square providing a balance of charm and convenience.

  • Submitted: Dec 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was good to have you on a return visit! Wishing you good times in your move to the coast. Hope you can visit us again when in the area visiting family.
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Folsom, CA

The Most Peaceful and Wonderful Cottage!

  • 5 of 5

After a rather hectic tour around Texas, we found the setting of the cottage to be so peaceful! The country, quiet setting was just what we needed. Both evenings, we sat outside to have a glass of wine and eat our dinner and enjoy the country setting. Relaxing in the hammock was such a treat. The cabin is perfect for a couple and very comfortably furnished. We were concerned about getting confused in the county roads as we don't have GPS, but with Sheron's directions, we had no problems getting around. Like everyone has commented, the warm, 'right out of the oven' muffins were incredible. Sheron is so hospitable and even brought me a bathrobe after I got caught running around outside in my nightgown and mentioned I didn't have one. If we lived closer (we live in California), that would be a regular week-end get-away place we'd return to.

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am glad you chose to stay with us at Scurlock Farms while doing your whirlwind tour of Texas! There is so much to see and do within an one hour drive from the farm. You will just have to make another trip back and visit more sites! The outdoor seating area is a favorite and I am glad you got to enjoy it.
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Perfect Weekend Getaway

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I were looking for a unique weekend getaway from the Dallas area, and the Palette Pad at Scurlock Farms in Georgetown, TX. was the perfect choice. Sheron and Dan Shurlock are friendly and gracious hosts; guests can enjoy the beauty of their working farm, with horses, cattle, goats (a handful of new born goats were a treat) and even deer down by the unspoiled banks of the San Gabriel River. The stand alone Palette Pad was the perfect size for us and our two dogs, who took full advantage of the freedom to explore to their hearts content. When the dogs were resting we took the opportunity to visit historic Georgetown square, a convenient 10 minutes away. We plan to return as soon as possible.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The farm is exactly what the doctor ordered: Peace and privacy, in total comfort.

  • 5 of 5

The farm offers a secluded piece of quiet that is still near enough to town to get anything you need or have a casual or elegant meal and the hosts are easily some of the nicest people you'll ever meet. Perfect

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am honored that you chose to return to Scurlock Farms and The Palette Pad as you celebrated your anniversary! We would love to have you back anytime. Guests from the larger cities have loved the peace and quiet in such beautiful surroundings.
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Austin Bergrstrom International
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Nearest Train
37 Miles
Temple Amtrac
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Hwy 29 or FM 1660
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Chilis, Monument, Wildfire, Dos Salsa,600 Degrees
Car: necessary

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.


Rates & Availability

Georgetown Cabin Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $75
Pet Fee $50

$137 nt
$137 night

1 free night with a 7 night stay
Weekly Rate:$822.00 (pay for only 6 nights)

Free week with a 4 week stay $2466 month

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Georgetown Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 497 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • River ...
  • Rural ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Backpack
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Luxury towels
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Very comfortable queen with crisp linens.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Television ...
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Small Cooler
  • Walkway to Water
  • 8 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets considered ...
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • 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
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Air conditioning, heat, CD player/radio, boardgames, playing cards, books, magazines, coffee maker, coffee, tea, hot chocolate, muffins, and fresh fruit provided; hair dryer, iron and ironing board, bedside reading lamp, outdoor seating/dining area with chimenea and Weber grill, rocking chairs and bench overlooking river bottom

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