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Georgetown Square Minutes Away - Great Romantic Cabin on Riverfront Farm , Pets

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


About the property

1 Queen bed, 1 bath with shower, 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 at Scurlock Farms from the larger cities and are told they truly enjoy the peace and quiet in our country setting while visiting the area.

The "Most Beautiful Town Square in Texas" with its many shops and dining opportunities is only 10 minutes away.

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 (several farm-to-table), 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...each one can have a unique experience.

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 our local fishing guide, John's, contact information. 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 baby goats - two more born today, 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; have a bonfire down on the wide river banks; or gather your own pecans from the 20 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 in the Texas Hill Country, this was the art studio of well known Texas landscape artist, C. P. Montague, one of President Lyndon B. Johnson's favorites. It 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
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2018

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had an amazing time staying at Scurlock Farms! We needed a break from the disaster wrought by Hurricane Harvey, so we found respite at the farm. Upon arrival, Sheron greeted us with hot, freshly-baked muffins. She gave us a tour of the farm and was always available for questions. The space is a quaint and cozy studio with a comfy queen bed. There is plenty of sitting room with the recliner and sofa. We entertained family with dinner and a day down at the river. We loved feeding the horses apples and getting to see the goats and cows. We will definitely be back again!
Nov 2017
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Georgetown Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 497 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • non smoking only ...
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 ...
  • Internet ...
  • 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 ...
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Luxury towels, Shampoo, Soap, Toilet Paper, Hair Dryer
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Very comfortable queen with crisp linens.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Small Cooler
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 8 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • 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
  • horseshoes
  • 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, , outdoor seating/dining area with fire pit and charcoal grill, rocking chairs, bench and zero gravity chairs for reclining or star gazing overlooking river bottom. You will probably see deer about the farm, or even in your yard!


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Great relaxing get-away!!

  • 5 of 5

The Scurlock Farm is a beautiful & relaxing place to visit. A great place to get outside and do some hiking and enjoy nature. The cottage is comfortable and cozy! My husband & I have rented a lot of cabins/cottages in the Hill Country and you would be hard pressed to find a more welcoming host than Sheron. She was so gracious to drive us around for a tour of the farm on short notice, and she has so much interesting history of the farm and her parents story to share. Her granddaughter was sweet enough to catch a baby goat for me to hold, they are sooo cute! Our dog loved walking around and smelling all the wild animal scents! We can't wait to return in the Spring when everything is green and show our grandson the farm and animals. Thank you to the Scurlock Family for sharing your farm with us!! P,S. Don't pass up the muffins that Sheron makes for you, they are amazing and worth ditching your diet for a few days!!

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I loved meeting you and giving you the tour! I love it when guests enjoy the farm and it is always nice to have a crop of baby goats - there are 22 now. Come back in the spring or summer and enjoy the lush green of the farm and the many wildflowers.
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Highly recommend

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Rocky Overlook last year and Palette Pad this year. The

Palette Pad is great for shorter stays and has a better view which we

enjoyed since we like to sit outdoors. Both are unique and we felt quite

at home in both. Sheron and Dan have done a great job making us feel

welcome and comfortable. Scurlock farm is a large and wonderful

place to explore and we took advantage of the freedom to roam from

one end to the other. Between the farm animals, wildlife and scenery

there was always incentive to take a walk. This is great place for a

friendly family dog. It was a pleasure to return for our second visit.

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful Stay! Cozy place, beautiful scenery and kind, hospitable owners!

  • 5 of 5

We can’t wait to go back! The muffins cooked by the owner were delivered fresh to our door and scrumptious! My husband and I celebrated our 2 year anniversary here. It was great to be in a place where we could relax, hike and be away. Yet, also be within 15 min of fun activities! We did the caverns, movies, outlets, escape room and lots of good restaurants. Then, had a cozy place to relax end the day and spend quality time together. I would highly recommend it!!

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

Loved every minute at the farm. Definitely will return!

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Joy, I am glad you and Snoooy enjoyed your stay in The Palette Pad. Next time you come to Scurlock Farms, you should stay in Rocky Overlook, then you will have stayed in all three home in the farm! You know you are welcome anytime.
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Beautiful, relaxing, and an incredible history

  • 5 of 5

We truly enjoyed our stay at the Palette Pad---beautiful and relaxing setting. Our dog especially enjoyed the floor to ceiling windows so he could see outside while laying down! Sheron's Polaris tour and narrative history made it even more special. We appreciated the generous hospitality--delicious muffins, fruit, and plenty of firewood for the cold weather. We would highly recommend this property--and hope to return ourselves!

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am glad Marlie enjoyed seeing outdoors through the wall of windows. He might be surprised if he were here in the spring and summer by a roadrunner hopping up on the window ledge looking for bugs and lizards! Come back anytime! I am glad you had a good quiet respite and it was a pleasure giving you the tour of the frm.
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Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our stay at Scurlock Farms. We have already recommended it to friends and plan on returning with family this summer. The homes overlook the hills and are surrounded by beautiful live oaks. We enjoyed hiking on the property and viewing the wildlife including deer, and a variety of birds we even saw eagles! We really enjoyed the personal tour by Sheron with the history of the farm and especially the home made banana nut muffins! We also checked out the antique shops and restaurants in downtown George Town. Wildfire and Laurie’s Cafe were our favorites. Still much to explore can’t wait to come back.

Angel and Vance St. Clair

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you enjoyed your stay with us at Scurlock Farms and I look forward to having you again this summer with your children. I know you all will enjoy the river and let me know how many inner tubes you need. Wildfire Restaurant is a favorite restaurant on the square. I always smell the delicious aroma of grilling meats when I go t my bank in the next block and Imhave never had anything I did not like at Laurie's!
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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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Cleaning fee $75

1 free night with a 7 night stay
Weekly Rate:$888 (pay for only 6 nights)

Free week with a 4 week stay $2675 month

Contact innkeeper for additional details

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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