Our ranch is located on a hill top about 10 miles northwest of Johnson City Texas (TX). We are about 45 miles west of Austin and 60 miles north of San Antonio, 25 miles east of Fredericksburg, 20 miles north of Blanco, and south of Llano and Marble Falls in central Blanco County, Texas.
Our Guest Haus is a free-standing B and B structure recently completed with an upscale western theme. It has one big comfy KING bed (1000 thread count solid Egyptian cotton sheets), plus one couch/hide-a-bed (queen, sleeps 2), AC/heat, microwave, coffee maker, toaster, large refrigerator/freezer, and large glass-enclosed walk-in shower (no tub). Furnished with all linens, dishes, flatware and glassware. Capacity: 2 adults and 2 children.
Free Wi-Fi internet access in the room and nearby outside. Most cell phone services & internet air cards work here. We provide satellite DirecTV channels, flat panel TV, DVD player with movie library, and stereo/CD player. No land-line phone service.
We provide a robust continental breakfast consisting of coffee, juices, yogurt, cereal, milk and fresh fruit. Special arrangements can sometimes be made for prepared meals and treats, as described below.
Need another room or more? Call us and we can help arrange something with our nearby network of guest rooms and B&B's.
Your front deck faces the northwest panoramic view. This roomy deck provides a convenient place to sit and enjoy your company or read a book.
Your private yard area is a few steps away from the deck, shaded by many old oak trees, with a two-seater swing, picnic table, yard chairs and a stone camp fire ring (burn ban may be in effect; free fire wood).
Smoke free environment inside. Smoking permitted outside.
This is much like an elegant western bunk house, but not a villa, cabin, cottage or motel room. This guest house is in the German influenced area of the Hill Country, hence the words "haus" and "gasthaus". It is a bed & breakfast format.
This is a perfect getaway vacation rental in a B&B style but with a robust continental breakfast and lots of beautiful outdoor space.
OUR RANCH SETTING
Nestled in the heart of the Texas Hill Country, our Sandy Road Guest Haus is in an idyllic setting on a private ranch just north of Johnson City, but far enough away to see the stars clearly at night and to enjoy the deer and birds during the day.
There are abundant activities and attractions in the area, including antique shops, state parks, the LBJ National Historical Park and Visitors Center, shopping, art galleries, wineries, antiques and night-time entertainment.
Your hosts, George & Sharon Cofran, invite you to join them as special guests in a beautiful outdoor setting overlooking the Sandy Valley from about 100 feet above the County Road. The views are spectacular. The sunsets are often breathtaking!
Come in the afternoon or early evening for wine and gourmet treats (see special services below). Look closely and you may see deer and some true long horn cattle. Our ranch is open range (meaning no fencing except near our house), so all the cattle and other animals roam free. We regularly see wildlife, including rabbits, squirrels, turkeys, and a wide variety of birds. Hummingbirds and cardinals are frequent.
We can even accommodate tent camping and RV parking for our Guest Haus guests.
SPECIAL SERVICE OPTIONS
We can customize your experience at our Guest Haus with the following. All subject to availability. We will quote prices based on your requests. We can provide specially requested items for breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, etc. We cannot sell alcoholic beverages but can make arrangements for you. We can provide flowers, hikes, picnic baskets, tour arrangements (e.g., winery tours), guides, transportation, entertainment, massages and special occasion arrangements (romantic, honeymoon, outdoor adventure, bicycling, motorcycling, golf, parks, mid-week, etc). And, with prior arrangements, we can hold and officiate very small weddings and other ceremonies. Just let us know about your special interests.
RATES & TERMS
Lodging nightly rates (USD): $120/night. Rates are for two people. Additional persons are $20/night each. Pets are $15/night each. Plus any special service options agreed upon. Cash and checks accepted. Tax is additional. Payment can be made by credit/debit cards via PayPal on-line (you do not have to have a PayPal account to do this, and the PayPal transaction fee is additional). Click PayPal for our specific processing instructions. VRBO accommodations. Weekly and extended stay rental rates available. Ask about our "no continental breakfast" option to save $10/day when booked in advance.
Small, well behaved pets are allowed and must be on leash at all times. Approval required in advance. Ranch owner has a large size dog (Rocky) and other pets.
Our ranch is oriented to adults and mature teenagers who accompany adults. Our Guest Haus and ranch area are unsupervised and unguided so mature judgment is required for your safety.
Check-in after 3 pm and Check-out time is 11 am, unless prior arrangements have been made (we are flexible if another guest is not booked to arrive that day).
For something special and different, buy a Gift Certificate for a friend.
Please call to discuss availability, or send us an email, or check availability and book a reservation by clicking: On-line
Deposit is required in advance, please call or email for deposit amount based on above stated rates.
Our cancellation policy is to provide full refund with at least 10 days notice (PayPal fees will be deducted if you elect to use PayPal).
We are Located on a hilltop about 10 miles northwest of Johnson City, 25 miles east of Fredericksburg, 20 miles north of Blanco,
and south of Llano and Marble Falls. Actually, right near the tiny old town of Sandy, on FM 1320, near North Grape Creek (out in the boonies!).
For an interactive map specific to this area, click: MapQuest.
To print the map shown at the right, click on it.
Click Print Driving Directions for detailed written directions that you can print and bring with you.
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Sharon & George
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