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Large Beautiful Hill Country Estate With 20 Mile Views

Bedrooms 7
Space 3,800 sq. ft.
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

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.

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Dale Fortenberry Jr.
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 10, 2017

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.


Marble Falls Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
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
  • 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


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(28 traveler reviews)

Large Beautiful Hill Country Estate With 20 Mile Views
average rating of 4.964286 based on 28 reviews

Girls' Getaway

  • 5 of 5

This was great for our girls' weekend. It was plenty spacious, comfortable beds, comforts of home PLUS an amazing deck with gorgeous lights that's perfect for soaking up any time of day - especially the hill country sunrises and sunsets. The Ranch is a place I look forward to coming back to with several couples to enjoy a wine tour weekend, too!

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect place to unplug!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our stay here! It was the perfect relaxing getaway I needed and I really look forward to bringing my entire family here to stay a weekend in the coming months. I didn't want to leave!

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Weekend refresher

  • 5 of 5

This was such a beautiful place to have our girls' weekend! The rooms were beautifully decorated and the beds were extremely comfortable. Sipping coffee on the beautiful large wooden deck every morning just set the best tone for the day. Look forward to coming back!

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Girl's Weekend!

  • 5 of 5

Just enjoyed an amazing "Girl's Weekend" at the Ranch! The ranch has all the comforts of home! We didn't want for anything during our stay. Comfortable and roomy and THAT DECK! Our favorite place to drink our morning coffee and our favorite place for that glass of wine in the evening while watching the sunset I have to say that the beds are more comfortable than any hotel I've every stayed in! Perfect place for a girl's weekend, or any get away or event!!! Definitely will stay again.

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Time to relax

  • 5 of 5

We used it for a work retreat but the comfort and relaxing spots made it more vacation like. Wonderful wrap around deck and beautifully equipped kitchen.

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Outdoor Wedding

  • 5 of 5

I attended an outdoor wedding here and it was wonderful! The wedding and facilities were beautiful, and the guests raved about all the activities they had enjoyed in the area. Transportation is easy as the owner arranges it all for you:) Relaxing, fun and easy!!! Would love to go back<3

  • Submitted: Dec 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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