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Turnbuckle Ranch - Hill Country Retreat - Amenities for Horses

9 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Minimum Stay
2 nights


Spring Branch Farmhouse Rental Photos and Description

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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Linda Minjares
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french
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Calendar last updated:
October 6, 2016
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based on 9 traveler reviews

Turnbuckle Ranch - Hill Country Retreat - Amenities for Horses
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews

The Brothers,

  • 5 of 5

We had a remarkable stay at the Turnbuckle Ranch; wish we could have stay longer. Everything was perfect from the outdoors to the cozy beds. Thank you, Ms. Linda for being a wonderful hostess.

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Turnbuckle Ranch

  • 5 of 5

We so enjoyed our stay at Turnbuckle Ranch. It was a comfy cozy place to stay and we felt right at home. We enjoyed seeing the horses and dogs...our pup Pebbles loved it too!

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fort Worth, Texas

Wonderful Relaxing Stay

  • 5 of 5

I planned a girlfriends getaway for the weekend and they all loved it. The bird watching was a plus for one of the girls. The house was perfect for us...clean, all the necessitites we needed. We loved that we were able to get up and fix breakfast and sit around the kitchen table. The quietness was a plus which we don't get too often here in the city. A great place that I will recommend to my friends and I'm already trying to plan a trip for my husband and I!

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful Ranch

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this marvelous peace of heaven for 6 days and just hated to leave. The extra special treats are just an added bonus to this ranch house. The photos do not do this place justice. The outside garden area is so quiet and peaceful. Ms. Linda will put the dogs up if needed, but trust me, they are extra friendly and we just loved them! Grab some wine from the local winery and enjoy this home. We very much needed a break from reality and the ranch offered us just that. The home is centrally located as described. We hope to visit again!

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Place!!

  • 5 of 5

Awesome place! Very cozy! The bathrooms and showers were amazing! Peaceful and quiet! Very enjoyable spot for a get away!! Amazing!!! Not to mention the Banana bread!! Hope to stay again next year!!

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2012
  • Stayed: Nov 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Arlington TX

An EOY Teachers' Get Away!!!!

  • 5 of 5

What a getaway weekend for a tired teacher! To go out to the surrounding festivals, events, scenery, etc. this is the place to stay. Very accommodating from home baked bread upon arrival to spa showers and a very rustic but relaxing atmosphere outdoors on the patio. I have already recommended this to everyone that wants to get a way for a weekend. I have already booked it again and definitely will be going back to the Pecan Street brew Pub & Grill in Johnson City, too, for their sunday night jam session! Their food and wine was quite a pleasant surprise as much as the music from local musicians. It is a true vacation to get away from the big city to see the stars at night and be where it is cooler.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spring Branch Farmhouse Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $25 + Tax
Pet Fee $10 + Tax
extra guests $20 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $100
Tax Rate 6.0%

Reservations are paid by check. One check for the rental fee and one check for security deposit. The rental is not considered confirmed until the signed contract and checks are received, unless prior arrangements have been made.

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Spring Branch Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • 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 4
  • Queen size Beds (2)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • 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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