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Private ranch on the San Saba River (Stillwater Ranch)

Bedrooms 7
Space 7,000 sq ft
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3 houses, 7 bedrooms, Sleeps 17

The Stillwater Ranch (or Selah Springs East) 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, pool table, poker table, fire pit, hiking and ATV trails.

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 Cherry 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, and a variety of signs that create an ambiance and experience that is sure to make you smile.

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 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 17, 2018

About Phil Chavanne

Tenpenny Vacation Rentals has served home and ranch owners in central Texas since 2011 and is proud to provide quality vacations, retreats and special events for all of our guests.

Phil Chavanne purchased this lodge in 1995

Why Phil Chavanne chose Brady

This Ranch is a special place where old world decor and values meet with modern amenities. Hike, shoot, fish on the river, or play a game of shuffleboard and watch a movie on the big screen. Here there really is something for everyone.

What makes this lodge unique

This property is unique because it sits atop the bluffs along the San Saba river and because everything you'd ever want to do in the hill country is right at your fingertips. Swim, fish, hike, shop, shoot at the ranch or even go hunting. It's all right here.

The ranch is only 9 miles from the town of Brady, the true heart of Texas and right down the road from Mason and Fredericksburg. Staying here is a true Texas experience!


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation lodge rental in Brady, Texas

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 7000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 18
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • 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
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


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(15 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews

Great Place - great memories

  • 5 of 5

So we stayed at the ranch over the holidays and were very pleased with our time there. Phil did a great job of preparing us for what we could expect with maps and ideas for the family to enjoy ourselves. We spent the majority of our time in the game room/around the fire at night and exploring the place in the daytime. Bill the caretaker did a great job of taking care of everything we needed.

  • Submitted: 6-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A perfect private ranch - exactly as described.

  • 5 of 5

This ranch has a diverse blend of indoor entertainment and outdoor attractions. All of the facilities are close together and well-maintained. The caretaker and the property manager were both very helpful before, during and after our stay. Loved the game room, the man cave, an sitting around the fire each night. Wish I could buy the place but since I can't I'll just have to go back next year.

  • Submitted: 20-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Leander, Tx.

Loved Everything - especially the great fishing!!

  • 5 of 5

This is a great ranch - and the fishing pond was fantastic! They have a huge amount of bass and crappie that they feed year round and we spent the whole day reeling them in. My kids won't stop talking about it. A great, great time.

  • Submitted: 1-Jun-2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed it and so happy that the fishing went well. I know how important that was to your grandson. It was fun sharing this place with you!
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Bratislava, Slovakia

Made our trip

  • 5 of 5

We traveled to the Texas Hill Country all the way from Slovakia for a wedding and the highlight of our entire trip was sitting around the fire, watching the stars of Texas. Ranches are so foreign to us. We loved it. Thank you of very much!

  • Submitted: 13-Oct-2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Loved meeting you and your family. It was a great education. Glad you had fun!
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Lansing Pennsylvania

Well Above Par

  • 5 of 5

I appreciate a well-thought out house. This is well thought out ranch. Everything was where is should have been. It was perfectly clean. They made no rookie mistakes and our whole group was totally at peace during our stay. One of the better VRBO experiences we have had.

  • Submitted: 13-Oct-2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks! We appreciate a good review - this makes our day!
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Love me some Texas!!!

  • 5 of 5

This place was off the Charts. Traditions and service - so much to offer. What great hospitality and amenities - exactly what we we paid for!

  • Submitted: 28-Aug-2015
  • Stayed: March 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review!
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Nearest Airport
120 Miles
Nearest Golf
9 Miles
Brady, Tx.
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
Hwy 87

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
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Spring 2018
Apr 20 2018 - May 24 2018
2 night minimum stay
Summer 2018
Jun 1 2018 - Aug 6 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 15 guests; add C$64 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee C$478.54
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

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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