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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 The Palette Pad.
We have many guests to Scurlock Farms from the larger cities and we are told they truly enjoy living 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. 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. 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 from 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.
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
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.
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!
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!
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.
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
Sheron's property is beautiful and all encompassing with the view of horses and goats in the pastures across the road from The Palette Pad, the view down into the ravine from the other side, the stroll through the pecan orchard to the gorgeous clear water river, and the rocky limestone bank. It's the most dog friendly rental I've ever found. The home was very clean and cozy. The kitchen is very well stocked. The blueberry muffins she delivered were the best we ever had. Sheron and Dan are gracious hosts and we were made to feel comfortable and at home. Sheron gave us a tour of the farm our first day there I highly recommend taking her up on that offer. Was much easier to find our way around afterward. She even took us into the pasture to meet the goats and pet the horses. It's very peaceful and quiet yet easy to find a bit of adventure there. We brought our 2 large city dogs who had the time of their lives running around the property and sniffing every tree on the path in the orchard. One dog began a romance with Ginger the Horse. They Eskimo kisses then frolicked with eachother. Be sure to bring Ginger some apples. She's very friendly. We went down to the river everyday. My boyfriend fished and caught his first of several bass on his third cast. The dogs ran around on the bank and through the water and played while I found a comfy rock to sit and meditate while listening to the babbling of the river water. It was the perfect getaway to relax and rejuvenate with my 3 favorite guys. Was really a treat to be able to bring my big dogs feel we were all welcome. Very private and romantic. We enjoyed evenings in the outdoor living area being in nature and basking in the cool breezes in September. We returned to our busy lives in Houston feeling renewed. Very grateful to have had the experience offered by Scurlock Farms and can't wait to go back.
Cosy Studio.. Relaxing activities around the Ranch.. It was great
This property is perfect! Light, bright, airy and comfortable. The owner is attentive without being obtrusive. The property is clean, inviting and provides the perfect backdrop for peace, quite and solitude. Or, for the adventurous there is plenty of hiking and river activities to enjoy. Stunningly beautiful property. I will book here without hesitation! Thanks Sheron for a perfect weekend! I'll be seeing you in the near future!
The trip was wonderful. Sheron was the nicest person ever and seemed eager to please. We loved the river near the house, was perfect for the weekend. The house was nice and clean, and the property itself was perfect for a rural retreat.
For you city folks looking for a relaxing getaway and would like to enjoy some country living and farm life at the same time, Scurlock Farms is the place if you choose!
Old and young alike enjoy helping feeding and petting the goats, even hold the babies, feed Ginger and Duster, 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.
I love to give tours of the farm in a Polaris and tell about the history, show guests hiking areas and the river, and of course, the farm animals. Just let me know if you would like one.
The Palette Pad is on a working farm with 1+ miles of river frontage, lots of hiking, fossils, fishing and great birding 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, in Georgetown and around the lake.
Georgetown has excellent theater productions at The Palace Theatre, InnerSpace 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 spend a few days visiting them.
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.
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.
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2 night minimum stay
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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