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Double Dam Ranch Cabins

Bedrooms 3
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Two quiet cabins with beautiful oaks and live water in the scenic hill country.

Hike the trails, canoe in the lake, or simply watch the wildlife from your porch. Close to wedding venues, wineries, distilleries, breweries, state natural areas, local festivals, shopping, and of course Austin.

The Space

Main cabin features a full kitchen, 1 bedroom (queen bed) with a full bathroom, a living room with sofa and 3 chairs, and a dining table that seats six. Large screen TV with Roku (access to Netflix, Amazon TV, and a ton of other streaming channels). Free password protected WiFi.

Spare cabin features 2 bedrooms (each with queen beds), 2 full bathrooms, living area with a sofa, tea table for two, and a kitchenette.

We've stocked both houses with coffee amenities, drinks, snacks, and necessities like toiletries, first aid kits, tools, bug spray, etc.

There's also a laundry room stocked with laundry supplies and a spare refrigerator/freezer.

All new beds, couches, chairs, mixed with some antique furniture.

The whole place is yours when you book - if there's just two of you, then you'd probably be perfect in the main cabin - if you have a group of people, there's plenty of spillover room in the second cabin. We will never book the place with separate groups (once you reserve the place, it's all yours).

Sleeps 6 people in queen beds - up to 8 people if they do the couch thing. Extra blankets, sheets, pillows provided.

Guest Access

You have full, private access to the cabins, fenced yard, lakes, and surrounding hiking trails - approximately 30 acres is all yours.

If you would like use of the kayaks or canoes, just let us know - all that's required is a signed Water Waver Release. Lifejackets provided. Due to insurance restrictions, no swimming in the lakes. Fishing is welcome.

There's a Weber charcoal grill, outdoor stone fireplace, and a large outdoor space with evening tree lights.

Interaction with Guests

Private - we live on the property, away from the cabins. We are available 24/7 for questions or assistance, and are always happy to meet new people.

The Neighborhood

This is a peaceful, private ranch with livestock in fenced pastures. It is only 5 miles from Dripping Springs and close to a variety of hill country attractions, towns, distilleries, wineries, and wedding venues.

Getting Around

These cabins are located in the country - no real public transportation (except taxi cabs or Uber/Lyft from Austin). We are 28 miles west of Austin and 5 miles west of Dripping Springs.

Plenty of parking at the cabins, including two covered slots in the carport.

If you enjoy bicycling, we are located along Creek Road - a great country lane that leads to many cool backroad rides.

If motorcycles are your thing, this is a perfect base for some of the most scenic riding in Texas.

Other Things to Note

Property is completely fenced with security gate access. Cabins are located toward center of property, below some bluffs and adjacent to the North Lake. Cabins have approximately one acre of fenced yard.

In order to best protect our guests and ourselves, we provide a rental agreement that must be signed by both parties.

Here are some highlights:

No guests under the age of 14 years.

Pets are allowed (must meet basic requirements and sign Pet Agreement). Smoking is allowed in outdoor courtyard only - not porches or indoors.

Otherwise pretty basic stuff, like don't throw rocks at the horses. We'll provide a copy prior to booking.

More Details

Laurie Shelton
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 20, 2018


Dripping Springs Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • not suitable for children
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Books
  • Games ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • festivals
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing


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Double Dam Ranch Cabins
average rating of 5.0 based on 30 reviews

A Hill Country gem!

  • 5 of 5

Double Dam Ranch is everything and more that you could ask for if you're looking for peaceful seclusion, finely appointed accommodations, and a location that can't be beat. We visited Austin, Wimberley, Pedernales and Enchanted Rock and enjoyed the property as well. The lakes are beautiful and filled with fish and surrounded by other wildlife. Laurie and Denman are wonderful to work with and extremely responsive in all regards. We even received a lovely tour upon our arrival from Denman and during our stay were given our privacy with ample acreage to enjoy in an idyllic setting. What more could you ask for?! Oh and they are pet friendly too! So our fur baby came along and enjoyed the vacation with us! We were all sad when it came to an end and we had to return home. We hope to be back in the near future and have already boasted to our friends and family how amazing Double Dam Ranch is!

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So good to meet y'all and glad you enjoyed our place! Looking forward to the next visit sometime soon... :) Thanks for being awesome guests!
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The double dam ranch was incredible!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at the ranch was perfect! Beautifully decorated, quaint and quiet. Laurie was a fantastic host.

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This place is perfect.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay. The property was awesome. Everything was as presented if not better. We look forward to booking this property again. The staff was fantastic to work.

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Incredible property and cabins

  • 5 of 5

Great place for a getaway for people and dogs! Wonderful property with unique outdoor space for relaxing and for hiking around. Lakes for Kayaking too. Close to several neat communities to explore christmas lights, wineries and more. Recommended for those who want to get away and enjoy the peace and quiet of the countryside.

  • Submitted: Dec 18, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It was awesome!

  • 5 of 5

Loved the place, everything was perfect.

  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful, quiet property!!!

  • 5 of 5

I reserved this property for some of my family members to stay at during my wedding weekend. Laurie met us there as soon as we arrived to show us around. The place is amazing and peaceful! So many things to do there like fishing, kayaking, hiking or just relaxing in the courtyard that you don’t even have to leave! My uncle loved it so much, he’s already planning his next visit to Double Dam! Laurie is quick to respond to messages! Very nice!

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great striking distance for local distilleries, breweries, wineries, state natural areas, and of course all that Austin has to offer (SXSW, F1, MotoGP, ACL Fest, etc.)


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $40
Refundable damage deposit $150
Pet Fee $30

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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