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Large Beautiful Hill Country Estate With 20 Mile Views

21 Reviews
Bedrooms 7
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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7 Bedroom, 4 Bath Home. 6000 Sq Ft Deck With 20 Mile Views Of The Hill Country

Escape to Central Texas' hill country in the heart of the highland lakes!

Heart of Texas Ranch is nestled on 55 acres of Hill Country just ten minutes from Lake Marble Falls, Lake LBJ, the City of Marble Falls, and close to all the recreation, shopping and sightseeing that Central Texas is famous for.

Our vacation houses are perfect for family vacations, with enough room to accommodate multiple families or large groups.

The Isaac Millsap House has 5 bedrooms plus 2 'pocket' bedrooms - comfortably sleeping up to 16. It has all the amenities for the ideal vacation, wedding, or corporate retreat. Please enjoy the slide show or virtual tour to see what we mean.

Let us help make your Texas vacation a memorable one.

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

Dale Fortenberry Jr.
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
October 14, 2016
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About Dale Fortenberry Jr.

My parents bought this home as their dream retirement home in 1993. After I inherited it, I decided to turn it into the area's premier retreat and wedding venue. We do everything from family reunions, weddings, corporate retreats, parties, concerts, you name it.

Dale Fortenberry Jr. purchased this estate in 1993

Why Dale Fortenberry Jr. chose Lake LBJ

Heart of Texas Ranch is owned by an 8th generation Texan whose ancestor, Isaac Millsap, died at the Alamo. The vacation homes have been proudly named after Isaac and his wife Mary. When fully developed the ranch will include a winery, swimming pool and additional accommodations.

The popular Heart of Texas Wine Tours is also operated from the same property taking visitors to tour a selection of the many Hill Country wineries. Ranch house guests enjoy a 10% discount on these wine tours.

Located just minutes away from Hidden Falls Adventure Park, and a short drive from Marble Falls where you can visit historic sites, shop, dine or cool off and fish in Lake Marble Falls. There are public boat ramps to Lake Travis situated between the ranch and Marble Falls and as well as the location being a great spring-board for touring the Hill Country it is conveniently located for exploring all the delights Austin has to offer.

What makes this estate unique

We are the ideal venue for your wedding or reunion. We have hosted numerous weddings since we opened and are quickly becoming one of the top venues in central Texas. We have done weddings for as many as 300 people with ease.


based on 21 traveler reviews

Large Beautiful Hill Country Estate With 20 Mile Views
average rating of 4.952381 based on 21 reviews

Girl's weekend!

  • 5 of 5

We rented both homes for our annual Girls Wine Weekend. Both homes were awesome and the property is beautiful! The houses provide updated features and plenty of sleeping space! We spent most of our time on the beautiful deck just enjoying the 'country'. We have done many wine tours with Dale and he is a joy to work with. We will always give him our business and recommend The Heart of Texas Ranch to anyone looking for a get away!

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Antonio, TX

Annual Girls Weekend!

  • 5 of 5

This past February, a group of 18 of my closet girlfriends spent the weekend at this beautiful home/vacation rental property in the Hill Country. We rented both homes for the weekend and Dale took excellent care of our group, from the booking process to checking in on us throughout our stay to make sure we were well taken care of. He told us family stories of the home, spent time with us an genuinely seemed interested in our satisfaction and making sure we were having fun.

The larger of the two homes, which is where I actually stayed, is beautiful and was decorated so cute! It is stocked with all the household items and linens you could ever need and the set-up of the bedrooms was very accommodating for our large group. It would also be perfect for a smaller group since there are a couple bedrooms on the ground floor as well. If you have loud teenagers, putting them upstairs with the game room would allow adults some time away as well.

The view from the deck was nothing like I had ever seen before. It was beautiful at night so we were able to sit outside, listen to music and just enjoy the quiet under the stars.

We take a girls trip each weekend and we will definitely be returning to this location in the near future. Next time we need to add a wine tour to the weekend!

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dallas, TX

Loved our stay!

  • 5 of 5

Girls weekend was a blast at this house. The deck is amazing for entertaining, hanging out and watching a hill country sunset. Plenty of space and bedrooms on the inside including a pool table and bedrooms with no windows (seriously - best sleep ever!). Dale was easy to work with and we couldn't have been more pleased. We will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Austin, TX

1st stay at the Ranch, not the last!

  • 5 of 5

We gathered a group of friends together for a weekend at the ranch to celebrate the arrival of a friend's newborn. The Ranch ended up being the perfect spot to do so. What a relaxing place to spend time together with your most favorite girlfriends! We made our own meals in the spacious and fully stocked kitchen. We spent time catching up with each other on the beautiful deck, watching the sunset and the moon rise. There were plenty of large and comfortable beds for everyone to sleep; and lots of bathrooms for a bunch of girls to share!

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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Houston, TX

Girls Weekend Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the house for a girls weekend and had such a wonderful time! The house is beautiful and had plenty of space for us to spread out. The deck is amazing and we spend most of our time sitting out on the deck enjoying the peaceful surroundings! Dale was an excellent host and made sure we had everything we needed for our stay!

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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Katy, TX

Girls Weekend

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a girls weekend the house was amazing. The owner also took us on a wine tour and it was wonderful. There is a lot of room in the house and it is decorated very nicely. The deck is huge!

  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Austin Bergstrom International
Nearest Golf
23 Miles
Delaware Springs
Car: necessary

We are right down the street from Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge, a great place for hiking and birdwatching. Also just around the corner is an off-road adventure park for for 4 wheelers, motorcycles, etc. Also a hunting ranch, fishing, golf, horseback riding, and much much more.


Rates & Availability

Marble Falls Estate Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Pet Fee $30 + Tax
Cleaning Fee $200 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

A three night minimum rental is required for all major holidays and during Spring Break. For wedding rates please discuss with owner.

One half rental due at booking to hold reservation. Remainder due 90 days before check in.

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Marble Falls Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 18 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 4
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • King size beds (5), Queen size Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) This bed is the latest design of sleeper from IKEA. It is a queen size, and is VERY comfortable.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 6 bicycles
  • 24 garden chairs
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing

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