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Great Romantic Getaway Cabin! Riverfront Farm Near Georgetown

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 497 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

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

Owner
Sheron Scurlock, Owner
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 23, 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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Amenities

Georgetown Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 497 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
Location Type:
  • River ...
  • Rural ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • 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 ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Luxury towels
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Very comfortable queen with crisp linens.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Small Cooler
  • Walkway to Water
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
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

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(102 traveler reviews)

Great Romantic Getaway Cabin! Riverfront Farm Near Georgetown
average rating of 4.852941 based on 123 reviews
5

This was one of those lifetime memories!

  • 5 of 5

This was one of those lifetime memories! This farm is just behind the field of our home but because of our curiosity and after seeing it on HOMEAWAY I surprised my husband with a trip to stay there for a birthday weekend. It was so much more than we even expected. The walks that we took, the incredible tour of the property by Sheron the owner, the trips down to the San Gabriel River, the animals on the property, all were highlights of the trip. The most wonderful thought was staying in the studio where her mother painted her famous paintings. I've seen her paintings over the years but had no idea that we were going to be staying in the place where she painted. There is so much history here. Even if you just go for the incredibly delicious muffins that Sheron bakes for you it's worth the trip! We are coming back every year for our birthdays.

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We have had many guests from Georgetown, Round Rock and Austin, but never from across our fence! You win the prize for traveling the least distance!! It was fun meeting you and Dave and I feel like I have made new friends. As Dave commented while on the tour, it is amazing what a total difference 1/2 mile can make in the terrain and landscape. Scurlock Farms is truly a magical location with the prairie top, heavy woods, bluffs, river bottom, and the beautiful river itself with many different species of birds and wildlife. We look forward to having you back as you celebrate your birthdays next year.
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5

Wonderful place to rest and recharge!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful scenery, charming hosts, delightful accommodations.

Awesome getaway!

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We look forward to your nest visit! We should have even more baby goats for you to enjoy.
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5

Stunning!

  • 5 of 5

My girlfriend and I came here from Baton Rouge to get away for our Spring break. We loved it here. The farm is absolutely beautiful and Dan and Sharon are the nicest people. When we weren't walking around the farm, we went into Georgetown or Austin. Georgetown has plenty of shopping and things to do. Our favorite was Inner Space Caverns. We also loved that our German Shepherd could come and roam the farm off the leash. She loved terrorizing the goats from the other side of the fence. This is definitely one of our favorite vacations, and we will be coming back in the future. Thank you Dan and Sheron!

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We enjoyed having you for the week of your Spring break! Glad you chose to stay with us at Scurlock Farms rather than do the beach thing again! You are right - there is a lot to do in Georgetown! Come again!!
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5

Wow....This place is magical!

  • 5 of 5

David and I were beyond impressed with our stay here. Sheron was so accommodating and helped make our weekend getaway simply perfect. From naps, to hold baby goats, to warm muffins and the fire pit. From the pecan grove to the breezy bluff, to the river bank and starry sky - it was all heavenly! We're already talking about when we'll have to come back!

Thank you for sharing such a perfect spot.

P.S.

The pet friendliness was perfect. Vinci had a blast!!

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We would love to have you, David and Vinci back any time. It is so important to be able to de-stress and Scurlock Farms is the perfect place to do it! The hammock has been a huge hit with guests!
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5

Great trip!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time - beautiful property, cabin and Sharon and Dan were the best hosts ever!!

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was fun meeting you and James. Feel like we've known you a long time. The horses, Ginger and Duster, are going to miss James and the apples he fed them! Come again.
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5

Great place to get away

  • 5 of 5

Great views, great hosts, great accommodations, great scenery.

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We would love to have you return. Maybe to Rocky Overlook with your children? !
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Map

Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Austin Bergrstrom International
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Snuffies
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
TerraVista
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.

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Rates & Availability

Georgetown Cabin Rental Rates

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Owner accepts payment in:
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2 night minimum stay
$148
$888
$2,675
 

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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