Pleae note, we only rent the whole compound all together--never individual cabins. Ten acres of peaceful rural riverfront; each of 4 charming cabins has queen-sized bed and 3 have fold-out double-bed sofa; all cabins have a mini-kitchen for morning coffee and a private bathroom. The commons has a fully-equipped gourmet kitchen, Wolf appliances, two dishwashers, and every gadget you could need, along with a Big Green Egg for cooking outside. The bunkroom in the commons sleeps as many as 6. All baths and beds are outfitted with luxurious Sferra sheets and Restoration Hardware towels. The arrangement allows for togetherness in the spacious commons and privacy when needed, to retreat to your cabin. This property is ideal for girls'/guys' getaways, a family reunion, or a corporate retreat. There's a 60-inch tv, ipod dock for music and high-speed wi-fi in the commons.
- Cabin1800 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 nights
Four cabins with views of the river; commons with gourmet kitchen and bunkroom
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within a few hours
- English, French
- Calendar last updated:
- Jun 16, 2018
About Jodi Zipp
My husband and I are empty nesters who always dreamed of having a 'cabin in the country.' We were able to bring that dream to reality when we found this lovely bit of Texas heaven in 2011. We live in Austin, but we spend as much time as possible hanging out on the river. We share the property with two other couples with the same dream of having a nearby respite from the city.
Jodi Zipp purchased this Cabin in 2011
Why Jodi Zipp chose Castell
We've looked for years for a piece of property that was within 2 hours' drive of Austin, on water, and that would be manageable as we get older--we found this one through some friends who also have a place upriver from us. We love the pink granite, the lazy river (which has never gone dry), the sunsets, the wildflowers, the peace. We are still working at getting to know our little sliver of Texas--we discover new nooks and crannies of it all the time. It's also great to be close enough to go hear live music at the Hilltop Cafe or eat great barbecue at the Castell General Store just up the road. Hunters will find an abundance of leasing opportunities and plenty of game during the season.
What makes this Cabin unique
We are so delighted with our compound, designed by our favorite up and coming architect, Matt Garcia, who has also designed two other houses for us. The Llano property was featured in Garden and Gun magazine, Jan. 2014 as well as in on-line architecture blogs. We have tried to make it as sustainable and low-maintenance as possible for ourselves and for our guests.
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100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Great architecture in a beautiful setting
It was great for 5 families as each had their own cabin or bunk room in the main house. The best kitchen to cook in! Wolf range and sub- zero glass front refrigerator, open kitchen made for a great cooking experience for our big group. We dined on the big wooden table in the kitchen or al-fresco under the stars on a spacious deck. We had a great time watching the meteor showers. Beds are comfortable and clean. Showers are spacious. The river was a short walk down to the paved path where fly-fishing boys caught bass and canoes could take you across the river. My mother and grandchildren liked the swing under the tree. At night by the river around the fire pit, we made smores and watched fireflies and shooting stars. Bliss
Absolutely worth it! Beautiful getaway!
This place is absolutely perfect! We didn't want to leave. We will book again and again. Plenty of room and we really felt so relaxed. Everyone enjoyed swimming in the river and walking around. Thank you Mrs Zipp for sharing your beautiful compound with us.
We had seven mothers and seven 8th-grade graduate daughters out for a retreat and full-moon weekend. We loved it! The space was just beautiful and everyone felt very happy and very relaxed. The kitchen was the best I've ever had in a rental property and the cabins were dream-inducing, very comfortable, and very well appointed. Thank you so much Jodi for such a fine weekend.
Thank you for your kind words about our place! Courtney and her group were wonderful guests--very considerate and respectful, and easy to communicate with. We would welcome them back any time.
A special property
This really is a special place. A great design and impeccably decorated. A wonderful place to meet friends and enjoy the river and the Hill Country.
Beautiful setting, and everything you need is there.
Pictures don't do it justice. Beautiful, secluded, family friendly place. Lots of wildlife and unique architecture and fixtures. We loved it!
The best place to stay in the Llano/Mason area!
My wedding guest absolutely LOVED these Cabins-- we had our wedding at Tres Lunas which is 14 miles away, but the guest had their private space as well as a compound to enjoy games and eating together. Jodi is a love to work with-- so kind and we love her style! These Cabins are very HIP. From the Sferra sheets on the beds to the Artwork to the Architecture, we were in love with all of it. The only problem was--if I had to find one--is that we didn't stay for a week-- 3 days was not long enough to enjoy all of that was there to enjoy. Thanks Jodi, you are a Rock STAR!
Laura from Grapevine TX
So thrilled you had such a great experience, Laura. Thank you for your kind words. This is exactly what we (my partners and I) hoped for when we decided to rent our compound once a month. Love that it was the venue for your guests to hang out. jz
Set in the midst of gorgeous pink granite hill country, Llano is a deer hunting mecca during deer season. The Llano River attracts kayakers, canoers, swimmers, and explorers. There are several charming antique shops in Llano proper. Enchanted Rock is about 30 miles away and attracts hikers, spelunkers, rock climbers and mountain bikers. Great barbecue at several locations.