|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
Experience stress-free country living at this one-of-a-kind Texas Hill Country home. Situated among live oaks on a mile of San Gabriel River frontage, 172 acres of working farmland, and full of history, this Georgetown ranch is sure to captivate the whole group with its stunning views, terraced patios and original charm.
Throughout this thoughtfully designed home, you’ll marvel at unique touches that speak to its special appeal – From the hand-laid stone pulled from the river, to the 5-tiered waterfall out back. You’ll even find original, framed art painted by previous owner and artist C.P. Montague (who happened to be one of Lyndon B. Johnson’s favorite) decorating the walls.
The open living area offers plenty of air conditioned space to catch up with friends, while the gourmet kitchen provides all you need to prep family-style meals, including a dishwasher for easy clean-up. Curl up with a book by the wood-burning fireplace (wood provided), host family movie night on the 52” flat screen TV and DVD player, or stream your favorite show through Wi-Fi on your devices.
Two luxurious king suites come complete with light-filled sitting rooms and beautiful linens, while a queen sleeper sofa in the living alcove and additional 22” queen inflatable mattress with comfy bedding creates room for up to 8 travelers. If you brought the little one, a Pack-n-play and high chair are available too.
Two full baths, one with a walk-in shower, the other with a square soaking tub offers a convenient way to share space. A front-load washer and dryer helps keep packing light.
An entertainer’s paradise lies just outside! Relax with a glass of wine on multi-level terraced patios while listening to the soothing cascading waterfall, or the fountain in the pond below. Fire up the charcoal grill and large smoker and dine alfresco with the whole group. At dusk, a fire pit awaits for story swapping, S’mores making, and stargazing.
Just 10 minutes down the road is historic Georgetown with its museums and live music. Shopping at IKEA and the outlet mall is just 20 minutes away, and you’ll be in the heart of Austin in 30 minutes.
Or stay close to home and find great fishing and tubing in the San Gabriel River, along with 172 acres for hiking and birding. Be sure to check out our farm tour where the whole family can learn about local fossils, search for arrowheads, engage with the animals, or take tractor rides. Don’t forget your pets! Open acres of leash-free space are a dog’s dream come true.
Ditch the city life for the serenity of the Texas Hill Country countryside and come see what it’s like to live on a working farm and explore a living museum!
Dan and I both grew up in Rockdale, a small town 45 minutes from Georgetown. I grew up in the country on a small 3 acre farm and Dan grew up in town. We were childhood sweethearts and both attended Baylor University.
I have loved furnishing and decorating the homes for our guests. I continue to do a lot of the landscaping and taking care of the general upkeep of the homes.
We love to travel, garden and I am an avid reader. Since I have retired I have more time to volunteer. Dan is always busy working on something on the farm - he will never be bored!
Sheron Scurlock, Owner purchased this house in 2010
When my mom and dad bought this beautiful piece of property, they gave each of their 5 children the option of building a home at a location of our choosing. Dan and I jumped at the opportunity and were the only ones to take them up on it. We moved to the farm in 1971 and built our home in 1977.
After my dad died in 1986 Dan and I began buying the farm. When my mom died in 2010, she left her home and art studio to us.
We've raised our family here and made the same offer to our two sons and our youngest took us up on it and built a beautiful home for his family in the middle of the property.
Rocky Overlook and The Palette Pad are the heart of the farm and I could not even think of selling them. I didn't want them to fall in disrepair from not being used, or vandalized. Both are so unique that I wanted to share them.
My sisters helped me and we totally remodeled the interiors of both and the results have been spectacular. It has been so gratifying to share my parent's dream home, history, and talents with others.
In each house, I have a notebook with the story of their searching for and finding the property and building the houses. Also, the story of mama's painting and how she became C. P. Montague and a favorite of President Lyndon B. Johnson. The joy and appreciation that guests have when staying there are a living tribute to mama and daddy!
This large, open home was designed around centuries-old live oak trees. It is constructed of river rock, every rock was picked up at the river on the property by Sheron's parents, Bill and Pauline Thweatt.
Guests have marveled at how the rock was laid - all of the grout exactly the same depth and smoothed, and the lines of rocks precisely straight. Mama laid all of the rocks that show on the front of the houses and the interior rock fireplace walls. Daddy laid rock on the back and sides where they would not be as visible! The artist in her had to have the very straight, precise lines!!
There are special rocks interspersed with the river rocks that mama could tell you a story about.
Oddly located near a neighborhood, yet far enough away and once inside you feel quite secluded as the area of the house which is most used is enclosed by trees, flowers and lush underbrush and plantings. The Great Room and Kitchen give you an almost panoramic view of the patio and terraces with fountains, private seating areas and group areas all shaded by a canopy of trees. Once outside, you can sit and enjoy the cardinals, hummingbirds and butterflies who visit often. Indoors, the house is very spacious and nicely appointed. I found a nook behind the kitchen to paint, while the kids slept in and my husband sat out on the patio reading. The description of the sleeping arrangements was a little difficult to understand, but there are two lovely bedrooms with a king size bed in each. There is a sofa bed which closes off nicely with a screen, but more suitable to a couple of youths. There is a blow up mattress for which there is plenty of room. Located very close to Georgetown which is a lovely place for antiquing and shopping and is truly a Town Square! Live music is abound on weekends. Don't miss the Blue Hole, Inner Space Caverns, the Outlet Mall, Farmers Market, Monument Café and Dos Salsas! Fishing was great on the San Gabriel, which borders the property. The water was high enough for a good float, but rather warm with the exception of a cloudy day. On this day, the temperature was fabulous! I would love to come back in the late fall or early spring so that we could use the beautiful fireplaces which are made of the same stone as the entire house!
Sometimes a person takes a chance and hopes what they sign up for is what they get. When booking a property to rent for a vacation is based on photos and other people's opinions, I'd say that's taking a chance. We took a chance on Sheron Scurlock's Rocky Overlook property and were not disappointed. It is a quiet and private home nestled in the Texas countryside. Sheron was very accommodating and thorough throughout the entire process, from booking to arrival. The home was tidy and well furnished with plenty of space for our family of four adults. We enjoyed the outside patio even though it was the end of December. The wood pile for bonfires was amazing. The weather was wonderful! Dan and Sheron must have worked their magic for us Iowans in that regard and we enjoyed EVERY minute!
Take time to walk to the San Gabriel river that runs by the property. There is even a little map describing how to get there. Lots of rock shoreline make for some pretty awesome family pictures.
If you want to stay somewhere away from the city and crazy traffic, this is the place. In 10 short miles you can be in a hub of restaurants and shopping in Georgetown where you will encounter both old and historic, and new and trendy.
We enjoyed our stay at Rocky Overlook and would definitely consider staying here again. The only thing we really needed was more time to enjoy with our family in Cedar Park and Liberty Hill.
The property was exactly what we needed for our trip. Secluded and relaxing. Sharon couldn't have been nicer or more accommodating, thank you. The only thing I would have liked would have been working lights on the back patio
We really enjoyed the house and the serene surroundings. The only reason I didn't do 5 stars was because we didn't realize ahead of time that there was only one shower and the strange tub in the other bathroom looked good for pets and small children, but we didn't have any of those with us. We tried to use the air mattress the first night, but it did not hold up thru the night. We were in the area for my son's wedding and were very busy and didn't get to meet the owners, but several other family members did and some even went on a 4-wheel tour of the property. It is a lovely house for entertaining with plenty of seating, indoors and out, and lots of kitchen counter space. I would definitely stay there again if I was in the area.
Sheron communicated wonderfully throughout the process. The property is extremely comfortable. The kitchen has everything you would want. We were welcomed with our large dogs, we felt like family. Thank you Sheron, I hope we see you again soon!
Perfect a family get away. About 15 to 30 minutes away from everything.
Very serene location-just a quick 10 minute drive to Southwestern University. Love the history of the home! The owner made us delicious homemade muffins with their fresh eggs upon our arrival- my son said they were the best he'd ever had! Nice and clean and comfortable. I highly recommend for a relaxing getaway!
Check out our other properties on the farm: Light Filled Artist Studio - The Palette Pad 322820 and Indian Bluff 3732945.
Our setting will capture your attention and inspire you. Located 10 minutes from Southwestern University in Georgetown and only 30 minutes from Austin, you are close to all the recreation activities you desire.
Activities in or near Georgetown include
Southwestern University - a 10 minute drive
Williamson County Courthouse, Williamson County Museum
Lake Georgetown - fishing, boating, swimming beach
Rent a kayak or stand-up paddle board at Georgetown Paddle Company, 4405 Williams Dr.
Georgetown's historic Square - voted The Most Beautiful Town Square in Texas!
Festivals and events around the Square - Red Poppy Festival in April, Halloween spook house, carnival and hayride, Christmas Stroll in December.
First Friday and Saturday on the Square. The Square is closed off and fills with booths of all types. Stores stay open late. Live music.
The downtown splash pad is located just off the Square, outside the Georgetown Art Center at 816 S. Main Street. It is free and open for the summer!
Explore InnerSpace Caverns
Blue Hole is a scenic lagoon on the South San Gabriel River. The entrance to Blue Hole Park is located at Second Street and Rock Street, one block west of N. Austin Avenue. This scenic park lined by limestone bluffs is a good wading spot to cool down a little bit in the summer. Take your tubes and enjoy the deeper water above the dam.
Golf one of many nearby courses with 15 miles of the farm
Hike or bike the 9 miles of trails in Georgetown or around the farm
Other Activities on the farm: Birding, fishing, searching for arrowheads, looking for fossils at river, hiking, star gazing
Enjoy all that Austin has to offer just 30 minutes away
Grand Prix Formula 1, X Games. SXSW, Lallapalozza, UT football, Bob Bullock Museum, LBJ Library
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Property Damage Protection||$59|
$245 per night, $1470 for week, $4500 for one month. $20 per person over 6 per night
Rocky Hollow is a great value for a small wedding venue - ask about pricing, family celebrations or for 2 or 3 couples vacationing together. There is no sales tax.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.