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Turnbuckle Ranch - Hill Country Retreat - Amenities for Horses

Bedrooms 2
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Farmhouse, 2 Bedrooms , 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

Cruise into the Hill Country over the Devils Backbone on Ranch Road 32 out of San Marcos, Texas. Here you’ll find Fischer, Texas, and this updated 1950’s rock ranch house. An amazing vacation value, it’s a centrally-located launching pad perfect for enjoying all the Hill Country has to offer.

This house was originally a duplex built to house workers on this 2500 acre ranch. Now nestled on 30 acres, it offers privacy with a full kitchen, a living room, two bedrooms and two newly remodeled baths. You can sit outside beneath the oaks and watch the birds feeding at the feeders.

Just north is Wimberley, Texas. Wimberley offers many attractions from swimming holes, like Blue Hole, to Wimberley Market Days, shopping on the Square, the Corral Outdoor Movie Theatre, local vineyards, playhouses, etc. From Wimberley, the live music capital city of Austin is just 40 minutes north.

Drive 15 minutes south and be at Potters Creek Park on Canyon Lake where you have countless activities such as boating, sailing, fishing, swimming, or diving from the cliffs by the dam. Or check out the nearby Guadalupe River for tubing, rafting, kayaking, canoeing, or fly fishing. Hit Gruene for music, dining, shopping, or wine tasting, wrap up the evening at the Whitewater Amphitheater on the shores of the Guadalupe. Don’t forget New Braunfels, with its world famous 65 acre waterpark (Schlitterbahn). While you’re out that way, explore the caves at Natural Bridge Caverns or head to San Antonio and discover the Riverwalk and the many attractions Ole San Antone has to offer.

Travel west for 10 miles and you find yourself in Blanco, Texas. Here you will find Blanco State Park with the Blanco River running through it. Check out the Real Ale Brewery or shop and eat around the square. From here you can travel to Luckenbach and listen to some live music or browse Fredericksburg’s Trade Days. Don’t forget to sample the many wineries or the Wildflower Center off HWY 290.

Head back east and you are back in San Marcos where you can tube the San Marcos River or browse the 140 shops in their famous Outlet Mall.

Did you bring horses? Keep them next to your lodging in an enclosed acre with horse fencing and shelter. This area is away from any other livestock on the ranch. Ride the trails located on Canyon Lake or in Pedernales State Park.

Keywords: house, ranch, farmhouse, horses

More Details

Linda Minjares
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 14, 2017


Spring Branch Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (2)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Outdoor Grill
  • festivals
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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(18 traveler reviews)

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Turnbuckle Ranch - Hill Country Retreat - Amenities for Horses
average rating of 4.611111 based on 18 reviews

Perfect for Mother/Daughter Retreat

  • 5 of 5

My daughter picked this place for her birthday get away weekend and it couldn't have been more perfect. We loved being off by ourselves surrounded by the garden, pasture, and forest. Having our own bedrooms and bathrooms was a treat and we enjoyed preparing meals in the wonderfully equipped kitchen and then eating outside in the morning sun or under the evening stars. Inside was a treasure trove of fascinating things with lots of art, crafts, books, games, music, movies and so much more. We really appreciate the owner trusting us with all of her collections. The location was great for our adventures to Wimberley, to Pedernales State Park for hiking, and along the wine trail for an afternoon of tasting. We have done many Mother/Daughter adventures and we agreed this place was our favorite so far.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your sweet review. I feel time that mothers and daughters spend together is special. I'm glad that I had the chance to share my home with you. You took such wonderful care of it. I would welcome you back anytime.
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Beautiful, quiet property. Thank for the banana bread, it was delicious!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful, quiet property. We loved it!

  • Submitted: Dec 13, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Little Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Had a great time at Turnbuckle Ranch. It is a 30 min drive from everything we wanted to do.

Linda provided us a bunch of great tips on what was going on in different cities around her.

She also makes some of the BEST banana bread i have ever had.

I wish i had more time to just relax at the house. Her place is gorgeous and relaxing.

  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

Enjoyed staying at this location. Out in the country but close enough to the small towns to visit and the larger cities are not far from here if need be. On-site Owner makes the stay comfortable and welcoming. Loved it!

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful 😀

  • 4 of 5

We had a really wonderful time at this beautiful property and enjoyed nearly every aspect(delicate septic system 😟). The fresh baked banana bread was a cute touch!

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Kempner, Texas

Quaint, rustic Ranch House!

  • 4 of 5

Quaint old ranch house with a fully implemented kitchen. Satellite tv and many DVDs to watch. Internet was sketchy, but was able to compensate with the hotspot on my phone. Linda was nice and brought some delicious warm banana bread for breakfast. (It didn't make it till breakfast) location was great for the activities we chose to do. Tubing the Guadeloupe and walking the natural bridge caverns. We were on motorcycles, so highway 32 (referred to as "the Devil's backbone) was right outside the gate. We enjoyed the shady outdoor area every morning to drink our coffee and eat breakfast. Overall great experience. We recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wonderful guests. They were very respectful with the property, gracious, and kind. I think my dog wanted to go home with them. Good thing they were on motorcycles! The house was left in perfect condition nothing out of place. I would recommend them as guests for any property and would love to have them back. The Internet was sketchy, I actually called my server that weekend to see if there was an issue.
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $35 + Tax
Pet Fee $40 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $100
Tax Rate 6.0%

The rates are based on an occupancy of four people. There is a $20 a night fee for each additional guest after four people. You must have preapproval, from the property owner, to bring a pet.The pet fee is $20 per night per pet. It says $40 above in fees because there is a two night minimum.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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