A well-appointed 4500-sq.-ft. home sits atop the hill of this private 39-acre private ranch, overlooking a serene pond surrounded by a mix of pasture and wooded trails, close to Giddings, Smithville (home of the movie Hope Floats), and Buescher State Park. Watch the sunrise from the covered front porch then move inside to the open kitchen/breakfast/sitting area with floor-to-ceiling windows that frame a broad expanse of landscape and wildlife. Prepare breakfast with eggs from our ranch hens in the upscale kitchen with large counter space to accommodate a team of family cooks. Enjoy eating in the scenic breakfast area or move to the formal dining room with a 12-seat antique table.
Relax poolside on the covered patio with a cozy sitting area and additional table seating for 12. Whip up some steaks or hamburgers on the poolside propane grill with smoker and hotplate. Listen to the kids play in a wooded area nearby, complete with 8’ x 10’ “clubhouse,” elevated tree house, sand pit, rope spin swing, and a kid-sized zip line. Take a short walk to the pond and enjoy casting a few lines from the banks using kid and adult fishing gear provided. Take a turn at “orienteering” through the woods to spot wildlife, made welcome through the ranch’s Wildlife Management Program. Wander by the barn and say hello to the ranch horses and barn cats.
When the fun shifts indoors, enjoy three media lounge/activity areas, all with large flat-screen TVs, DISH, and internet access for online streaming. The downstairs main living room has two full-sized recliner sofas with a large reclining rocker and is perfect for TV, movies, or adult conversation. The upstairs loft has a sectional sofa and accommodates TV, movies, or video game play (PlayStation). The large downstairs game room is ideal for TV, movies, or video game play (Xbox) and is outfitted with a sofa, lounge chair, 4-seater side table, shuffleboard, doll house and play kitchen, and shelves full of toys, crafts, and board games for all ages.
Our new wine room includes a wine fridge that can fit up to 24 bottles and a double tap Kegerator accommodating two “sixth” kegs.
The four large bedrooms sleep 16 people, and an additional 2 guests can be accommodated on a memory foam sleeper sofa in the game room. Two upstairs bedrooms each have a queen bed and a trundle bed, while a third upstairs bedroom accommodates 6 with a queen bed, two bunk beds, and travel crib (booster/high chair available as well.) A large master bedroom downstairs has a king-sized memory foam mattress and spa-style bathroom.
We want our guests to relax and enjoy themselves, so let us know if you have any special requests and we’ll do our best to accommodate them!