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Stone farm house in Texas Hill Country with a large swimming pool and room for 8

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Minimum Stay
2 nights

About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, 8 Sleeps

December Special !0% discount on bookings of 3 nights or more

Large stone farm house with modern conveniences in the Texas hill

country west of Kerrville. Located on a private road (104 Easy St) off Hwy 39

between Ingram and Hunt across from the Guadalupe river.

Four bedrooms and 3 baths. A king in the master and 1 twin in the mother-in-law BR share a bath, 2 twins in the middle BR have a private bath w/tub and 3 twins in the loft with a shower. Sleeps 7 to 8 adults. Great for large or multigeneration families.

Wheelchair Friendly

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Property Manager
Rocky McAshan
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 27, 2017

About Rocky McAshan

Papa Mac purchased this 1890s stone farm house and defunct dairy as a get away from it all. His personal Easy street. He promptly improved the farm house and added a studio and cottage. Soon after he added a pool, the first in the county. His wife, Edith, a painter, inspired and was the driving force to found the Hill Country Arts Foundation down the road. Along with assistance founding the art club and garden league, the family became a part of the area's history. Throughout the years multiple generations of the family have lived at Bumblebee Lodge and continued her legacy at the Hill Country Arts Foundation.

Rocky McAshan purchased this house in 1945

Why Rocky McAshan chose Texas

Reasonably priced with lots of space, unique charm, and a large pool.

What makes this house unique

The ability to rent both the lodge and the cottage, as well as the large amount of parking available, makes this an ideal spot for family reunions.

Continuing with Papa Mac's theme of "getting away from it all" this also makes an ideal location for short or long term rentals here, on Easy Street.

Guestbook comments from the manager

We had a wonderful time! Lots of good friends and a family reunion. Sleeping arrangements were great, as were all the spots for visiting and gaming. Thanks again for a third wonderful few days.
Jun 2012
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Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)

Stone farm house in Texas Hill Country with a large swimming pool and room for 8
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 11 reviews

Beautiful !! Nice place

  • 5 of 5

The house is nice and has a real home like feel. Plenty of room. Kids loved the piano . Was too cold to enjoy the pool but kids really wanted to get in lol! Bed is comfortable. Will come back when warmer

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place for a large family group with a rustic appeal!

  • 5 of 5

Plenty of room for everyone and the pool is a bonus! A great value for what is offered - would recommend to any family that enjoys space and seclusion!

  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Large Space Good for Families - Good Customer Service

  • 4 of 5

We had a couple small issues during our stay, but be confident that the owner has very good customer service and will work with you to make your stay enjoyable!

  • Submitted: Dec 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Mount Vernon, Missouri

Enjoyed Our Stay!

  • 5 of 5

Our extended family gathered at Bumblebee Lodge and Shamrock Cottage for a three-day stay. We loved the 100-year-old lodge and were privileged to hear about its history from one of the owners. The living room across the front of the house was an ideal gathering place for a large group, and we appreciated having books, videos, games, and the piano to enjoy. The kitchen was spacious and equipped very nicely, and the large dining area was perfect for our group.

One bedroom is a little awkward because it is very small, has three doorways, and has a pop-up trundle day bed. We were able to make it work for us, however, and the king bedroom, small twin bedroom, and bunk bed loft were fine. The main shower and toilet are handicap accessible. It was convenient to have a washer and dryer.

The grounds were well maintained, and our grandkids had great fun on the swings. We only wished we could have been there in summer to enjoy the beautiful pool and decks.

The owner and the manager provided good service. We would recommend a stay at the Bumblebee Lodge.

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the detailed review. We appreciate your comments about the bedroom with the trundle. We have considered closing one of the doors or using just one Queen size bed. Your thoughts would be valuable. I can offer a 5% discount on a future stay. Rocky
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Conroe, TX

Nice and cozy

  • 4 of 5

Loved the place, it was cozy and roomy and the kitchen was well stocked. My daughter thoroughly enjoyed the piano and both kids enjoyed the pool with slide. I loved the porch overlooking the pool. Wish we had more time to just spend at the place, but we were on the go a lot. My only negative comment is that it could use a good cleaning. Furniture was quite dusty so I took a duster to it and the oven was full of crumbs and aluminum foil. We still enjoyed the place and Joe and John were very nice. We would not hesitate to stay there again.

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Vanderbilt, TX USA

Family Time

  • 5 of 5

Our family had one of the best vacations ever at the Bumblebee Lodge and Shamrock Cottage. The lodge was very comfortable and all was met beyond expection. The owners take pride in this home and it is very well kept. Loved the family time away from the real world. Enjoyed the pool. Our special thanks go out to Beth and her dad for providing this home for family vacations. Another special thanks goes out to Johnny. Made us feel at home. We would love to return back in the future for another vacation. Once again thank you. The Garza Family

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Kerrville - Private
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Ingram Social Club
Nearest Motorway
400 Metres
SH 39
Nearest Restaurant
2.5 Miles
Elaine's table
Car: necessary
Other Activities:

Top Thing to do in City:

* See a play at Hill Country Arts Foundation.

* Deer Hunting in Kerr County.

* Swim and play in the Guadalupe River at Ingram Dam...

Top Thing to do in Budget:.....

Top Thing to do in Family:

* Play in the Guadalupe River at Ingram Dam or Schumacher's Hole.....

Swimming, hiking, fishing, sunbathing, star gazing.

Nearby: Lake Ingram, Hill Country Arts Foundation, Point Summer Theatre, Stonehenge II and multiple summercamps.

Cruise up river to see deer and the various swimming holes in the Guadalupe. Head down river for more swimming and fun at Lake Ingram.

On Saturday nights, head to Crider's rodeo and dancing.

Visit Chocolat, the Quintessential Chocolate factory, numerous wineries and antique stores in Fredericksburg 30 miles north.


Rates & Availability

Ingram House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Off Season
Jan 10 2017 - Mar 16 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $20 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 6.0%

Holidays charged at standard weekend rates
10% discount on Shamrock Cottage if rented at the same time, Except Holidays

Manager'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.
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Ingram House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Single room - 1 twin/ single
    Double room - 2 twin/ single , A daybed with a pop up trundle
    Loft - 3 twin/ single , Private bath, large 2nd floor porch
    King Bedroom - 1 king , Pack and play available
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Shamrock Cottage (see links page) is available on the same property for large groups.

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