The Lodge , As It is Known in South Texas was built of beautifully hand varnished knotty pine wood walls, oak and long leaf red pine flooring. A classic ranch house that shows the adaptations and innovations that make the ranch house an ever-changing type with the first flooring laid in 1939.
This Rancho Deluxe Provides a Step Back in Time with a complete Museum of Original Family Memorabilia that include items that date back to 1850's. Everything from vintage collector guns, saddles, vintage photos, rare historical collectibles, arrow heads, Indian tools and much more. Enter the Lodge through the foyer displaying pictures of the ancestral photos of the veterans that served in the Civil War, WWI, WWII, and Cold War. You will also have access to one of the best TEXAS book libraries for your reading pleasure.
The Lodge Overlooks 1/4 mile of Privately-Owned River Frontage known as Lake Placid . The original owner had a vision of a spacious front room view of the river that would allow comfort with cool breezes in the summer. The 30 foot enclosed porch offers a spectacular view with over 20 feet of solid pane glass providing a magnificent view of the river and meadows – a bird watchers dream room!
Providing 2000 Square Feet of Living Space with master bedroom El Jefe's and (2) guest bedrooms with adjoining bathroom and shower. The house's south side bedroom, Rio's Room , provides a full bed with adjoining bath. In the middle of the house is the Stockyard Room that doubles as an entertainment/barroom complete with an antique wood stove. With two bars on each side of the room that are full-size antique pull-down Murphy beds .
Slide back from the bar if you've had a little too much "who it hit john" also known as whiskey in Texas, fold down your bed and fall in to it – a Cowboy's Dream Bed!
The Entire Eastside of the House with the large glass window provides both the living area and dining area (27' X 22') with a true sense of the outdoors to be present inside. Use the binoculars on hand to spot deer, turkey, bobcat, coyote, and over 140 documented species of birds in the meadow and on the lake all from the comforts of Texas-Size lazy chairs inside the house. You will find a fully equipped COMMERCIAL kitchen that offers normal appliances, utensils and other incidentals.
Additional Features of this extraordinary Rancho Deluxe include king bed in the master bedroom, central heating and A/C, and wood-burning stoves. The nature trails include 6.5 miles of some of the best native grasslands pastures complete with a registered herd of Texas Longhorn Cattle roaming the landscape. As you walk the trails you will pass by 4 stock tanks that provide habitat to a host of varied species of Ducks and Native Texas Wildlife .
At This Time, Ranch Tours are only offered to overnights guests, and tours must be booked at least five days in advance. While every effort will be made, we make no guarantees that all requests for tours will be met.
When Making Reservations (required for all guests) please indicate your estimated time of arrival. We want to make sure that someone is around to greet you or that proper arrangements have been made for your arrival.