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Sheron Scurlock, Owner

Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english

Be Inspired in This Light Filled Artist's Studio!

83 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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1 bedroom, 1 bath, sleeps 2

Our setting will capture your attention and inspire you. As you leave the hustle and bustle of the city you will literally feel your stress and cares melt away as you drive down the country lane to the house.

Watch the horses, cows and goats as they graze in the pastures, watch the bird activity from the beautiful outdoor seating area with hill country terrain, or stroll down to the river bottom and hike along the river.

Deep in the heart of Texas, this was the art studio for famed 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.

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 we have been blessed with, or attend one of the many festivals held on the 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.

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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets considered
Sheron Scurlock, Owner (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Sheron Scurlock, Owner

Owners are the family of renowned Texas landscape artist C.P. Montague. The Studio has been lovingly restored to preserve her legacy.

We live on the farm, about 1/3 mile down the drive. 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 couple of years have really been interesting.

In April, 2009 a tornado literally blew away our 'new' 72' barn. They spent the next year building another barn - this time a red barn, 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 are have put in 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.

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 so 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.

Wildlife abounds and with the different terrains, the farm is a birder's paradise!


based on 83 traveler reviews

Be Inspired in This Light Filled Artist's Studio!
average rating of 4.86747 based on 83 reviews

Exactly what we were looking for - quiet and peaceful.

  • 5 of 5

Everything was exactly as described. It was our first time using the service and we were so pleased! The studio is cozy, but not so small that you can't find your own quiet space. The only comment my husband had is that the toilet area is very small. The bathroom itself was fine, but the area for the toilet is a tight fit for a big guy. Not enough to mark down the review, but worth noting. We brought our dog and we spent a lot of time laying on the bed staring out the window at the trees and the goats in the field across the road. It was hot while we were there but the studio stayed nice and cool. Having a fully-furnished kitchen was a big plus and we enjoyed using the grill outside. The property itself was beautiful, lots of big trees and green grass and singing birds. We took lots of walks along the road both early in the morning and late into the evening. We also took advantage of the "private river access" and spent many hours down there with the dog splashing and exploring. The drive from Houston was about 2 1/2 hours and was pleasant and we missed all of the Austin traffic using the directions given. If you want to shop or eat at a restaurant, "town" is just a short drive away. We did spend some time walking through the stores on the square in Georgetown and that was enough for us. We really enjoyed hanging out at the studio. We spent zero time watching TV and didn't use our phones once. We are definitely going to return! The owners stopped by briefly our first night there and dropped off some delicious homemade muffins (there is a reason the muffins are mentioned in almost every review!) and offered us a tour of the property. It was nice knowing they were on site, but other than that first visit we were in our own little world. We had a perfectly wonderful time!

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: After reading comments like yours, Dan and I realize that we take the peace and serenity of Scurlock Farms for granted. It is amazing how many guests we have from the Houston and Dallas area comment on how much they enjoy the stress-free location. I am glad you got to do so much hiking about the farm and the river - sounds like your dog did, too! The river has been great this year for laying in the water and tubing. Come back in the fall when you can pick up pecans in the 19 acre orchard and enjoy the fire pit and the fireplace!
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Wow! Beautiful, gracious and pure Texas

  • 5 of 5

Our vacation in central Texas was made spectacular by the wonderful accommodations of Rocky Overlook. Living in Maryland, we never have the thrill of watching a roadrunner trotting down the road in front of the house or inner tubing on the river that flows along the property.

The house was stocked with toiletries, great assortment of spices, teas and coffees and lots of books and games. The book of the building history and artist's career made for great reading.

By far the best part of the stay was the feeling of welcome we had by the owners. They treated us as special guests and provided above and beyond the expected.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am glad you enjoyed your stay with us at Scurlock Farms with your extended family! I know many of them enjoyed tubing on the river several times! The roadrunners are always fun to watch and there are several pair that nest and we frequently see them as they travel up and down the drive, many times with a bug or lizard hanging out its mouth. We would love to have you visit us again from Maryland!
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Welcoming and like Home

  • 5 of 5

The property was extremely nice and felt like home. Katie's wedding party stayed and absolutely loved it! They were very comfortable and thoroughly enjoyed themselves! Thank you Sheron and Dan for making everyone feel so welcome and at home!

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad the wedding party were all able to stay at the farm after the wedding at Scurlock Farms! Glad to hear they enjoyed the homes, the farm and the river! Thanks for choosing to have Katie's wedding at Rocky Overlook on Scurlock Farms! Your set-up was beautiful and Katie was a beautiful bride!!
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Central Texas Star!!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our three night stay at Scurlock Farms. The Studio was everything advertised and we both Loved the location, close enough to town but far enough away to feel that we were off the beaten path. We both enjoyed the views and the plentiful shade off the nice older Oak Trees on the property. We did several day trips to Austin, Salado & San Antonio. We plan on going back before the end of the year. Ronnie & Bobbie Davis of Holly Lake Ranch, TX

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am glad you chose to stay with us at Scurlock Farms! Glad you got to get some relaxation and had some down time to read. The farm is in a perfect location to use as a home base from r day trips. Look forward to seeing you again in the fall!
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Very quiet and restful location.

  • 4 of 5

We loved our stay. Our intentions for this vacation were to relax and rest and that's exactly what we did. The owners, Sheron & Dan Scurlock were very gracious and generous with their time and experience in the area. We took advantage of their suggestions and found them all very helpful. Sheron gave us an extensive tour of the property and we learned about the history of the land. It was enlightening. Our favorite part of the trip was sitting under the trees with a bottle of wine watching the fireflies at dusk. Thank you for a great experience. I would definitely recommend this place to my friends.

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am glad you chose to celebrate your 32nd anniversary by staying in The Palette Pad at Scurlock Farms! I love giving tours of the farm. The fireflies have been plentiful this spring and they remind me of fun times I had growing up, catching and putting them in jars for a "night light". Did you know that plentiful fireflies are an indication of a healthy eco system? Come back anytime!
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Naturally Inviting

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our 2-night stay nestled in the quiet shade trees at Scurlock Farms. Delicious muffins and fruit were delivered to our home on the evening of our arrival. When the rains came, flooding our route back to the Palette Pad, Sheron and her husband were quick to give us an alternate route. We were very grateful for all of the visitor information we found in the home leading us to great restaurants, shopping opportunities, historical homes and more.

  • Submitted: May 28, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am glad you enjoyed your stay. Sorry it was so rainy! Hope you can come again.
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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

The Studio is on a working farm with 1+ miles of river frontage, with lots of hiking, fossils, fishing and great birding opportunities. The farm was a camp ground for Tonkawa Indians, so many arrowheads have been found.

Within minutes of many golf courses, Lake Georgetown, and miles of hiking trails on the farm, in Georgetown and around the lake.

Georgetown has excellent theater productions at The Palace Theatre, InnerSpace Caverns, Blue Hole swimming/hiking area just off the downtown square, two local wineries with tours and tastings.

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 or paddle board 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.

Other Activities: Pick up pecans, hunt the hillsides for arrowheads, birding, walk to the San Gabriel river, 1+ mile of San Gabriel River frontage on the property. Take a tour of the farm in the Polaris, pet and feed the baby goats, feed the horses, or watch the curious baby calves.


Rates & Availability

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $35
Cleaning fee $75

$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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Texas Hill Country Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
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
  • 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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