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Private ranch on the San Saba River

Bedrooms 7
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 - 3 nights

About the property

3 houses, 7 bedrooms, Sleeps 17

This is a private guest ranch located in the Texas Hill Country's San Saba River Valley. There are 3 houses on the property with 4 kitchens and tons of great activities including a shooting range, fishing, shuffleboard, poker table, fire pit, hiking and ATV trails.  Named for the owner's beloved mother who was called 'Shatzie' (German for sweetheart) by his father, the name is the driving force behind the ranch's registered brand. Combined with the fact that Brady is the closest town to the geographical epicenter and heart of the great State of Texas, the heart design represents a natural blend of two Texas treasures.

The main house was build in 2005 and boasts upscale cowboy chic décor. For those with a discerning eye, there are many one of a kind features found throughout the house. As you enter the house, you'll find boot prints and horse show prints along the cement floor, a red stag horn chandelier made from sheds found on the ranch, whitetail deer horns serving as curtain rods, bovine leather curtains in the master,  original Indian blankets decorating the walls, all custom cut cedar wood accents and molding, custom made cedar beds, horse bridal and bit toilet paper holders, and much more. Many a pair of cowboy boots have scooted across the 117 year old wood floor that once graced the dance hall in Sherry Springs, Texas and now serves as the floor in the main room of the Game Room. A 1903 porcelain stove still works and proudly bakes the Thanksgiving turkey and dressing each year. The Game Room sports a shuffleboard table, pool table, darts, and a variety of signs that create an ambiance and experience that is sure to make you smile - and maybe even laugh out loud.

The ranch is a wonderful place to vacation for a large family or even multiple families. With so many activities available it really is a vacation unto itself.

More Details

Property Manager
Phil Chavanne
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 18, 2017


Nearest Airport
120 Miles
Nearest Golf
9 Miles
Brady, Tx.
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
Hwy 87
Nearest Restaurant
9 Miles

The ranch is located 9 miles from the town of Brady where guests have access to groceries, gas, and shopping/tourist attractions. Guests can also head south to the charming towns of mason (15 minutes away) and Fredericksburg (50 minutes away) where there are countless Hill countries treasures to explore. Some day trip favorites are: Kayaking the llano river, exploring the shops in Fredericksburg, visiting Luckenbach, seeing the Eckert Bat Cave or hiking up Enchanted Rock

If you are flying in the Airports in San Antonio and Austin are both just over 2 hours from here and San Angelo is 1:15 minutes.

African wild game viewing, photo safaris, fishing, target range, skeet range


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation lodge rental in Brady, Texas

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Winter 2017
Jan 5 2017 - Feb 28 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 15 guests; add C$67 per night, per additional guest
Spring Break 2017
Mar 2 2017 - Mar 19 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 15 guests; add C$67 per night, per additional guest
Summer Season 2017
Jun 1 2017 - Aug 6 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 15 guests; add C$67 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 15 guests; add C$67 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee C$47
Refundable Damage Deposit C$1,333
cleaning fee C$400 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.0%

Small dogs are allowed on the property for a charge of $35 a day.
The Polaris Ranger is available to rent for $50 a day.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation lodge rental in Brady, Texas

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 6000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 18 people
  • 7 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 7 - toilet , shower , Small bathroom off the man cave w single shower and toilet
  • Main Lodge Bedroom #1 Full Bath
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 3 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 bunk bed
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 7 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
  • There are also 2 rollaway beds available in the man cave
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • swimming