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

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

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

Owner
Carlton & Rebecca Britton
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 11, 2017

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.

Amenities

Lometa Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • 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
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • walking

Reviews

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Casa del Pastor is a secluded adobe cabin built in the territorial style.
average rating of 4.85 based on 20 reviews
Oak Cliff, Texas
5

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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5

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
5

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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5

Highly Recommend

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful Ranch Setting! The stars were amazing at night , wildlife everywhere, the hosts are gracious and kind. We came here for my wife's birthday to get away and thoroughly enjoyed our time. They also have Direct TV so it was nice to catch my football games as well.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Morgan and Austin, you are wonderful guests, and we enjoyed meeting you. Olivia was happy to meet you, too! We hope to see you again soon.
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Arlington, Texas
5

Secluded, spacious and relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our get-away to the adobe on this sheep farm. The kids liked driving by the sheep and cows each day. We loved lounging on the wrap-around porch at night - we saw a fox one night. We saw lots of deer on this trip.

The rooms are all very big. There is plenty of counter space and shelving for whatever food you bring along.

The location was not far from Colorado Bend State Park where we hiked to the beautiful Gorman Falls. We almost made the journey to Longhorn Cavern (a little further away) - it looks great too. Good food and pecans at neighboring San Saba - Pecan Capital of the World! Sounds like Lampasas has good food too.

The Owners are super accommodating and sweet! We were very happy with our HomeAway stay!

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so happy you and your children came to spend a few days at Casa del Pastor, our adobe cabin in the pasture. It's good to hear you had a good time at Colorado Bend State Park and the surrounding area. We hope you'll come again soon. Maybe you'll find time for Longhorn Cavern next time!
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5

This is an awesome place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed here twice already and will be back next summer. The house is awesome and very secluded. We walked around the trails a little bit and saw deer, jack rabbits, skunks, and other wildlife. My wife and kids loved it! Carlton and Rebecca are really great people and great hostesses. They are very accommodating. The house has anything you might need. It's plenty roomy and the decor is very nice. Having a washer and dryer in the house is handy too. I highly recommend this place.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: You are great guests and we look forward to your visit next summer.
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Rates & Availability

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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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