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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!

75 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
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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 75 traveler reviews

Be Inspired in This Light Filled Artist's Studio!
average rating of 4.88 based on 75 reviews

A Photographers Haven

  • 5 of 5

Scurlock Farms is a Home away from Home because you are treated as a friend, not just as a guest. We stayed at the Palette Pad which was the studio of C.P. Montague. Sheron and Dan are great hosts and go out of their way to make you feel comfortable. From our arrival to the beautiful cottage all lit up to our departure, we felt the touch of the artist of CP Montague. This is really a photographers haven. The cottage sits atop a hill with fabulous Hill Country views. It is beautifully decorated in the western theme. Perfect for a romantic getaway for 2 or just two friends wanting to spend time away from the hustle and bustle of city life. Sheron had a full tray of Banana Pecan muffins. I expected 2 muffins but she made us a full tray and we thoroughly enjoyed them. She also took time to give us a very thorough tour and history of the ranch which made it all the more interesting. Since we went during wildflower season, it was a colorful time with the many flowers throughout the property including in the Pecan Orchard. We enjoyed bluebonnets, pink buttercups, hoxgloves, daisies and so many others. My husband spent some time with Dan and they talked about ranch work. There are horses, goats, chickens on the property as well as a well behaved friendly dog. Woke up one morning to catch the Sunrise and it was spectacular. Also got great pics of the Sunset. Walked about 1/2 mile to where you can see the San Gabriel River and all the birds nesting in the trees. We ate several times in Georgetown (10 minutes away) enjoying the Red Poppies. Also drove to Florence, TX (about 20 minutes away) to spend some time at the Florence Vineyard. It has a beautiful Tuscan style winery with a nice vineyard in the back. We went twice to Austin to visit our son at UT. The Palette Pad at Scurlock Farms is definitely photographers & an artist's haven with great hosts to boot. I will recommend to all my photographer friends. We look forward to returning.

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you chose to stay with us At Scurlock Farms in The Palette Pad! I know you were looking at several different Hill Country locations. We totally enjoyed visiting with you and Jorge. I am glad the Red Poppies were in full bloom all over Georgetown during your visit. Georgetown is a gorgeous town with so much character and charm. We have several vineyards nearby and I am glad you got to enjoy one of them. Scurlock Farms is ideally located for folks like you that want to scoot in an out of Austin. Look forward to your visiting us again!
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Kingwood, TX

Great place to stay in the Texas Hill Country

  • 5 of 5

This studio is a gem just outside of Georgetown, TX. Very close to town, but in the country and a way from it all. The Scurlocks went out of their way to make us feel At home. She took us on a tour of the place and saw the scenic views of the San Gabriel River from the bluffs above and then down to the River bank, where you could see fossils in the rock and is the perfect place to fish, look for fossils or just relax on the river bank. The water was so clear, we could see huge catfish in the River from 150- 200 feet above the River.

A great place for families, that will keep the kids entertained being in the great outdoors.

The studio is a wonderful tribute to her mom, which had used it as her art studio that she painted Texas landscapes, whose clientele included President Lyndon Johnson and Govenor John Connally.

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay and look forward to coming back.

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was so much fun hosting you sand Susie and we do hope you will return soon. Seeing that many large fish in the clear water as they lazily swam along was a special treat! I see them many times, just not the 15 or so that we saw. I am glad you tried The Minument Cafe for breakfast. It is a favorite of the locals and is a real farm-to-table restUrant. We have sold a lot of Serrano, jalapeño and bell peppers to the, that we grew on the farm, I know the close proximity to Austin was good for you as you visited your son.
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Wonderful hospitality and accommodations

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at the Palette Pad was awesome! It is a beautiful, serene setting, the house is comfortable and clean, and provides views of the gorgeous landscape around the house. Best of all, Sheron was the perfect host, providing everything we needed for a convenient, comfortable stay. She gave us a great tour of her property, and we learned so much about the personal and natural history of Scurlock Farms from her! We will definitely stay here again. Thanks again, Sheron!

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you enjoyed your stay with us in The Palette Pad at Scurlock Farms! I love giving tours in the Polaris as much as guests enjoy the tours. On every tour I see something different - last week a couple and I saw at least 15 large catfish swimming lazily in the river below the high bluff you visited. Yesterday on a tour with a photographer and her husband, we saw 12 White Egrets in the river, along with a Great Blue Heron. The White Egrets were probably young and being taught to fish. I am glad the farm made a good home for you while visiting your daughter in a nearby town. I look forward to having you stay with us again on your next trip!
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Houston tx

Memorable vacation choice

  • 5 of 5

Those in search of of a somewhat magical aura should by all means book this listing. The view and surrounding upon arrival are tempting and then you enter the studio built of gathered rock,notice the same rock adorning the lovely fireplace and then immerce yourself in the view through the wall of Windows, hence u r now mesmerized. Follow-up on the Pallets history and you're taken back in time. Trust me, this is a little hidden gem you won't want to miss. (Visit and enjoy as we did. U won't b sorry.

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lee, I am so glad you chose to stay with us as you celebrated a birthday - happy birthday! I hope you made it down to the river to enjoy the. Beauty there. We noticed our first bluebonnet blooming and the evening primroses are popping up. The birds are everywhere, so spring is here and it is going to be beautiful. This week the purple martins returned to their nest boxes and we are seeing the roadrunners "running" around all the time, so they know it is spring, too! I hope you can visit us again.
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Wonderful place

  • 5 of 5

The palette pad was a beautiful and relaxing place. Great hospitality by the owners. We will definitely book again next year.

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was fun meeting you and your family! I am glad your grandson had such a good time visiting the River, finding fossils and feeding the goats. Look forward to seeing you next year.
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We LOVED this property - absolutely beautiful.

  • 5 of 5

This cabin is truly wonderful. It was cold and rainy the whole time we were there, but that was okay because this cabin is warm, comfortable, clean, and those windows - wow!!! The owners are kind and very nice. It is a short walk to the river, where there is a stone bank that is great to sit on. I imagine in the spring and summer it is so nice. My husband did a little fly fishing too, and even though he didn't catch anything (river was too high and fast due too rain), he enjoyed it. Our ten-month-old really enjoyed the cabin as well, exploring and looking out the windows. It is definitely on our list of places to come back to.

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you got to get out and about some. The San Gabriel River that forms the 1 mile Northern border of the farm is truly beautiful! I love going to the River in the early Spring to watch the Great Blue Herons working on their nests - at least 22 nests in the rookery! We would love to have you visit again anytime! Since December 1, we have had 14 new baby goats born. Jackson would probably enjoy seeing them.
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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 12 minutes from Southwestern University and 15 minutes from Round Rock Premium Outlets. We are only 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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Pet Fee $35
Cleaning fee $75

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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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