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Heart of Texas Ranch and Retreat sleeps 30. Weddings, Yoga Retreats, Reunions 11 Bedrooms 6 Baths
3800 Sqft Vacation Home hosted by Dale
25 Guests . 10 Bedrooms . 6 Bathrooms

Overview

Heart of Texas Ranch is the perfect Hill Country venue for a Texas wedding, yoga retreat, family vacation, or corporate retreat. With enough room to accommodate multiple families or large groups and all the amenities you need, Heart of Texas Ranch will be your home away from home.

The ranch, guest houses and other event facilities are on 55 acres of Texas Hill Country, just minutes from Lake Marble Falls, Lake LBJ, the City of Marble Falls, and close to all the recreation, shopping and sightseeing for which the Hill Country is famous. Check our reviews to see that we’re one of the best vacation rentals in Central Texas.
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Sleeping Configuration
RoomBedsSleepsComments
Main house master
  • King
  • Queen
4The queen is an IKEA futon with the best mattress they sell. Very comfortable.
Main house downstairs guest
  • King
2Has an adjoined bath with a 2 person jacuzzi tub
Main house Upstairs 1
  • King
2
Main house Upstairs 2
  • King
2
Main house Upstairs 3
  • King
2
Main house Upstairs 4
  • Queen
2
Main house Upstairs 5
  • Queen
2
Second house master
  • King
  • Rollaway bed
3The rollaway can go anywhere in the house
Second house guest room 1
  • King
2
Second house guest room 2
  • Queen
  • Single
3The twin is a twin sized window seat with a custom mattress. Very comfy.
Second house game room
  • Queen
  • Queen
4there are 2 queen futons in the game room. Both from IKEA and very comfortable mattresses.
Second House living room
  • Sofa bed
2This bed is a queen sized sofa bed but we have put a memory foam mattress on it to make it super comfortable.
Suitability
Pets Allowed
$50 per pet per day.
Smoking Allowed
Only in a few areas outside.
Family/Kid Friendly
Children's books and toys
Crib/Pack 'n Play
Handicap Accessible
Suitable for Events
Only with advance notice and permission. There is an extra fee.
Parking Included

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Amenities

Washing Machine
Iron & Board
Clothes Dryer
Hair Dryer
Linens Provided
Towels Provided
Heating
Ceiling Fan
Air Conditioning
Game Room
Pool Table
What we supply
Linens, towels, shampoo, conditioner, body wash, make up removal wipes, make up removal towels, toilet paper, paper towels, trash bags.
Balcony
Patio
Gas Grill
Our deck is over 6000 square feet in size and has 20+mile views. We are on 55 acres so it is very quiet out here. Stars by the billions at night.
High Speed Internet
Satellite TV
Full Kitchen
Stove
Oven
Fridge
Ice Maker
Dishwasher
Microwave
Toaster
Coffee Maker
Cooking Utensils
Smoke Detector
First Aid Kit
Fire Extinguisher

Activities

Mountain biking
Hiking
Golf
Tennis
Swimming
Cycling
Fishing
Hunting
Horseback riding
Walking
Nature Viewing
Bird Watching

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About Dale Fortenberry Jr.
I traveled the world 100 nights per year for 25 years in my previous sales position. I have stayed in every type of hotel and bed and breakfast you can imagine during that time. I have taken the best of my experiences and tried to replicate them into these homes. We used only the finest things when furnishing the ranch. 400 thread count sheets, luxuriously thick terry towels, makeup remover wipes, pillow top or memory foam mattresses, the list goes on and on.

Dale Fortenberry Jr. purchased this Estate in 1993

Why Dale Fortenberry Jr. chose Smithwick
This is my family ranch. The larger home on the hill was my parents and the other home belonged to my grandmother. I have remodeled them extensively with all the latest amenities. They sit on 55 acres so it is peaceful and secluded. My nearest neighbor is my cousin. We have incredible 25 mile hilltop views in every direction from the main house. The 6000 square foot deck is perfect for weddings, dances, reunions, etc.

What makes this Estate unique
We have an incredible amount of room. The main house is nearly 4000 sq ft, and the deck is about 6000 sq ft. There are seven bedrooms in the main house plus a game room with a pool table. The smaller house has a game room as well with a pool table and a foosball table. Lots of amenities are nearby including horseback riding, and off road adventure park for 4 wheelers and motorcycles. Longhorn Cavern, several golf courses, boating, are all nearby. Hiking at Balcones National Wildlife Refuge is literally around the corner. My other business is Heart of Texas Wine Tours, so wine tours are almost always available. The hill country of Texas is the #2 wine tourism destination in America right behind Napa Valley.
Speaks: English
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Houfy lets you contact and book direct with owners & managers. The owner/manager has provided the following links to give you more information.

Policies and Rules

Check In Flexible
Check OutFlexible

I am usually on property to let you in. If not I will give you a code to get in and can hide a key for you.

Minimum age limit for renters: 25
Our minimum age to rent is 30
Payment Policy
50% down to hold your dates and the remainder due 90 days before check in.
Refundable Damage Deposit
Damage deposit is usually refunded one week after check out.
Cancellation Policy
Cancellations and Changes in Reservations: Cancellations must be made 90 or more days prior to scheduled arrival in writing. There is a $1000 Cancellation fee for all cancellations made within the cancellation period. If a reservation is cancelled with less than 90 days notice you will forfeit all monies and be responsible for the full rental amount unless the Property is re-rented for the entire length of the stay and at full price in which case there will be a 10% cancellation fee or $500, whichever is greater. If you are a “no-show,” you will forfeit the full amount of the rental. We do not give credit for early departures or for inclement weather. If a change in reservation is requested, Owner will make reasonable effort to accommodate the change, and assess the appropriate cancellation fee as stated above. You hereby grant consent for Owner to charge your credit card for the balance of any fees due.
House Rules
No shoes in the house please, unless of course you have a medical need to wear them. It just keeps the place so my cleaner.
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Heart of Texas Ranch and Retreat is a Vacation Home located in Marble Falls, Texas, United States. This Vacation Home is available for short term lodging and accommodates 25 guests
Heart of Texas Ranch and Retreat has 10 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms and was listed on Houfy on Apr 2018

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