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Casa del Pastor is a secluded adobe cabin built in the territorial style.

Bedrooms 1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

1 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, 4 Sleeps

Casa del Pastor is nestled in the north pasture of a 137 year-old Central Texas ranch. Built entirely of adobe and decorated in New Mexico style, this spacious, 1,000 sq foot cabin is encircled by a porch where guests may watch the sun travel, the moon rise and observe the abundant birds and wildlife of Central Texas. Our flock of Rambouillet sheep and herd of cattle might even meander by. Hikers are welcome to wander to their hearts' content during daylight hours. This secluded hideaway allows visitors to enjoy plenty of blue skies by day and bright Texas stars at night -- far from the light pollution of the city and perfect for stargazers. As dusk falls on the adobe, guests might hear the gurgling song of wild turkeys or the faraway yip of coyotes, while later a raccoon, an opossum or a family of skunks might pay a nocturnal visit. Privacy and relaxation are the hallmarks of our ranch getaway.

Casa del Pastor is the perfect hideaway for a couple's weekend, a family vacation or a girls' weekend. Along with hiking and enjoying the quiet seclusion and abundant wildlife, guests may visit nearby communities and attractions such as the Colorado River, Colorado Bend State Park, historic San Saba and Lampasas. Both San Saba and Lampasas boast of wineries and ample shopping. Enchanted Rock and Longhorn Cavern are also nearby, and Llano, just west of San Saba, is worth the trip for history buffs and shoppers -- or for those who would like to kayak the Llano River.

Casa del Pastor features a fully-equipped kitchen, a queen Sleep Number bed, a comfortable standard-sized futon, an antique claw-foot tub with shower and an old ranch lavatory. We also provide a laundry room with a washer and dryer. A satellite TV is available for those who need a reality check, but we have no Wifi connection. Although the tap water is safe to drink, we provide bottled water, also coffee and tea. Visitors should remember that our location is 15 miles from the nearest grocery store, so groceries, especially for the first night, are recommended. Your hosts live on the property (but far from the cabin) and are available help in any way.

If you are interested in enjoying the great outdoors at the leisurely pace of this charming and picturesque part of the Hill Country, Casa del Pastor is definitely for you!

More Details

Carlton & Rebecca Britton
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 14, 2018

About Carlton & Rebecca Britton

We are educators and lived in Lubbock for 33 years before retiring on the family ranch. Rebecca was a high school English teacher, and Carlton was a professor at Texas Tech with a specialty in range management. We were both raised on sheep ranches, and sheep continue to be one of our favorite avocations.

Carlton & Rebecca Britton purchased this cabin in 2008

Why Carlton & Rebecca Britton chose Lometa

Our adobe cabin is nestled into the north pasture of a family ranch that was settled by Rebecca's great grandfather, William Mark Wittenburg, in 1879. William sailed to the Germany in 1854 with nothing but the clothes on his back and a shepherd's license. He eventually settled in Lampasas County and is credited with being among the first to bring fine wool sheep to Texas. The property and tradition of raising sheep was passed down to his children, grandchildren, and now great grandchildren. This ranch and its line of sheep have been held in the Wittenburg family since 1879.

We started building Casa del Pastor in 2002 with the help of friends and the Olivarez family of Lampasas, and it took about nine years to complete.

What makes this cabin unique

Growing up in New Mexico, Carlton lived in an adobe and was very much influenced by adobe architecture, so he wanted to bring a little taste of New Mexico to our Texas ranch. Casa del Pastor, built and decorated in Territorial New Mexico style, is constructed completely of adobe bricks; door and window casings are made of three inch timbers. An eight foot porch encircles the entire adobe, providing ample space to relax and enjoy nature's beauty. Inside. guests will find a complete kitchen, laundry room and a spacious living room, bedroom, and bathroom. The claw-foot bathtub (with retro-fitted shower) is a family heirloom, and the old bathroom sink is from a West Texas ranch.


Lometa Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 1:00 PM / Check-out: 3:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • limited accessibility
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • walking


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Casa del Pastor is a secluded adobe cabin built in the territorial style.
average rating of 4.869565 based on 23 reviews
Oak Cliff, Texas

Secluded escape

  • 5 of 5

We selected Casa del Pastor for its convenience to Colorado Bend State Park and we could not have picked a better place. The guest house is on a private ranch, So you are surrounded by woods, animals and stars at night.

While we spent most of our time during the day at Colorado Bend, our 6 year old enjoy getting to feed Olivia, one of the sheep on the ranch. The owners were very accommodating, even taking a break from the family gathering on Thanksgiving to make sure our daughter could feed Olivia.

The house has ample space and all ththe amenities one could think of( full kitchen, grill, bottled water, ect) minus internet. Our phones worked fine out there but we did not come here to sit inside and be on the internet.

If you want a quite, peaceful escape with easy access to Colorado Bend State Park- look no further.

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words, Justin. We enjoyed your visit, especially the chance to share our lamb Olivia with your daughter. Carlton and I hope to see you again when your family needs a star-gazing break!
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So peaceful...

  • 5 of 5

We were lucky enough to find Casa del Pastor for an anniversary get-away and what a wonderful place. If seclusion, peace and quiet are what you're looking for - look no farther! Other reviewers cautioned to bring your food/supplies with you because of the distance to the nearest store and it's true, not a drawback just requires planning ahead, but well worth it. Carlton and Rebecca are so nice to work with and very helpful should you need anything. We truly enjoyed our time there and hope to get back in the near future.

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Antonio, TX

Love the property!!!

  • 5 of 5

Such an awesome place! So peaceful and quiet it was exactly what we needed. Carlton met us and took us to the cabin. He was extremely helpful - The cabin was perfect. We were celebrating my birthday and Rebecca had a beautiful arraignment of flowers and an amazing bottle of wine from a local winery!! Thank you Rebecca - we loved the wine!!! A perfect weekend retreat! Paula and Larry

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you enjoyed your weekend and hope to see you again. Thanks for the tip on the volume control!
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Met or exceeded all of our expectations.

  • 5 of 5

Quiet and relaxing. We took advantage of the proximity (easy 30 minute drive) to Colorado Bend State Park. We also enjoyed the claw foot tub, comfortable bed and satellite TV. Definitely want to return.

  • Submitted: Dec 20, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely Cabin & Peaceful Surroundings

  • 5 of 5

Our family really enjoyed this cabin. It’s well kept and secluded. Stars are bright at night. We were visited by a flock of sheep one morning and the kids really liked that. Hosts were very accommodating. Will likely visit again. Excellent proximity to state parks.

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Round Rock

Perfect Getaway

  • 5 of 5

If you're looking for a place to relax and have some peace, quiet, and privacy, this is your spot! Set away from the hustle and bustle of the city, it's so tranquil especially at night. The owners are great people and very hospitable. Take advantage of the Hill Country and get away from it all!

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

No dogs are allowed on the ranch as we have sheep. Cats are OK

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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