Our ranch is located on a hill top about 10 miles northwest of Johnson City Texas (TX). We are about 45 road miles west of Austin and 60 miles north of San Antonio, 25 miles east of Fredericksburg, 16 miles northeast of Stonewall, 11 miles northeast of Hye, 20 miles north of Blanco, and south of Llano and Marble Falls in central Blanco County, Texas.

We are right in the middle of the spectacular viticulture, wine, winery and vineyard corridor from Fredericksburg through Hye, Stonewall and Johnson City. Very convenient as a hub for exploring the wineries and scenic motorcycle, driving and bicycle routes of the Hill Country. Enjoy a short back-road drive or a tour van ride to Garrison Brothers Distillery, and the notable wineries on the 290 Wine Trail, including Texas Hills, Becker, Grape Creek, Pedernales Cellars, William Chris, Torre Di Pietra, and dozens more. Plus beautiful wildflowers and wonderful wildlife.

Our Guest Haus is a free-standing B and B structure with an upscale western theme. We have two guest rooms:

Smaller Room (Longhorn Room) Smaller Room (Longhorn Room):
  • One big comfy KING bed
  • Central AC/heat
  • Large glass-enclosed walk-in shower (no tub)
  • Kitchenette area with microwave, coffee maker, toaster, refrigerator/freezer
  • Furnished with all linens, dishes, flatware and glassware
  • Large recliner and other chairs
  • No pets allowed
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Antler Room Larger Room (Antler Room):
    Larger Room (Antler Room)
  • One big comfy KING bed, plus one KING trundle bed
  • Glass-enclosed walk-in shower (no tub)
  • Full kitchen, microwave, coffee maker, toaster, large refrigerator/freezer
  • Furnished with all linens, dishes, flatware and glassware
  • Central AC/heat
  • Large flat panel TV, satellite service, DVD and movie library
  • Kitchen table and chairs
  • A unique and beautiful room with cedar walls and trim and lots of antlers
  • 50% larger than other room
  • No pets allowed
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We are a guest house and do not serve breakfast. In town there is a grocery store where you can obtain breakfast items, and there are restaurants in town that serve breakfast, lunch and dinner.

These rooms can be rented individually or as a connected suite with a lockable double door. Rented together, they have 3 king beds, a full kitchen and 2 bathrooms.

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. No land-line phone service.

Need another room or more? Call us and we can help arrange something with our network of nearby guest rooms and B&B's.

Your front deck faces the northwest panoramic view. This roomy, covered 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, BBQ pit, and a stone camp fire ring (burn ban may be in effect; free fire wood). Panaramic views of the countryside and sunsets from the Hill Top.

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".

This is a perfect getaway vacation rental in a B&B style (minus the breakfast!) with lots of beautiful outdoor space.


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. These 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 freely. We regularly see wildlife, including rabbits, squirrels, turkeys, and a wide variety of birds. Roadrunners, hummingbirds and cardinals are frequent.

Entrance to our ranch. Click to enlarge. We can even accommodate tent camping and RV parking for our Guest Haus guests.


Lodging nightly rates (USD): Smaller Room: $120/night. Larger Room: $150/night.
Two night minimum.

Rates are for two people per room. Additional persons are $20/night each. Plus any special service options agreed upon. Cash and checks accepted. Tax is additional (only 6% compared to twice and three times as much nearby). 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.

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 by our guests 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 and booking a reservation. Deposit required in advance.

Our cancellation policy is to provide full refund with at least 14 days notice (PayPal fees will be deducted if you elect to use PayPal), less $50 booking fee. No refund on notice of cancellation less than 14 days unless we re-book the room and charge you $50 cancellation fee. If you must shorten your stay or check out early, you must still pay for your entire reservation. If we can rebook your room, a partial refund may be made. A $20 fee will be charged for each lost key and $40 for lost remote gate controller.

Gift Certificates available. Note, the 281 road sign only says Sandy, which is 7 miles out RR 1323 from the 281 intersection. Our road is RR 1320 which begins at Sandy.


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 RR 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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A perfect getaway vacation rental with lots of beautiful outdoor space.