|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
As you leave the hustle and bustle of Austin you will literally feel your stress and cares melt away as you drive down the country lane to the house. Watch the horses and goats as they graze in the top pasture, the bird activity from the back patios with Texas Hill Country terrain, or stroll down to the river bottom and hike along the river or fish for catfish, blue gill or bass.
Deep in the heart of Texas, this large, open home was designed around centuries old live oak trees. It is constructed of river rock, picked up at the river on the property.
Georgetown is only a 10 minute drive away and you can stroll around the most beautiful town square in Texas, eat in one of the many fine restaurants we have been blessed with, or attend one of the many festivals held on the square throughout the year.
Pick up a brochure from the Visitor's Center on the square and go on a self-guided tour of the historic home and business section of Georgetown and see many beautifully restored Victorian homes and read the stories behind them.
Austin is a 30 minute drive away, so you can enjoy the best of both worlds staying at Scurlock Farms.
Farm Activities: Within walking distance to the San Gabriel River, Rocky Hollow is on a working 172 acre farm and has 1+ mile river frontage. Relax surrounded in rustic beauty with a clear view of the night sky and stars, perfect for stargazing. In the fall and winter, enjoy the fire pit as you relax outside; in the spring and summer, enjoy the breezes we always enjoy. Archaeology buffs can hunt the limestone river banks for a variety of fossils or the hillside for Tonkawa or Comanche Indian arrowheads. We have many birders stop along the property trying to catch site of the many species we have seen on the farm.
Weddings The patios have been the site of several weddings and bridal photos. Wedding parties have reserved both Rocky Overlook and The Palette Pad for accommodations.
Dan and I own a continuing education company providing CE for the insurance industry. I am also the licensing director for a small insurance company. Dan has retired and keeping up with the farm is now a full-time job.
We love to travel, garden and I am an avid reader.
Owner Sheron Scurlock purchased this house in 2010
When my mom and dad bought this beautiful piece of property, they gave each of their 5 children the option of building a home at a location of our choosing. My husband and I were the only ones that took them up on it.
After my dad died in 1986 my husband and I began buying the farm. When my mom died in 2010, she left her home and art studio to us.
We've raised our family here and made the same offer to our two sons and our youngest took us up on it and built a beautiful home for his family in the middle of the property.
Rocky Overlook and the studio are the heart of the farm and I could not even think of selling them. I didn't want them to fall in disrepair from not being used. Both are so unique that I wanted to share them.
My sisters helped me and we totally remodeled the interiors of both and the results have been spectacular. It has been so gratifying to share mama and daddy's dream home and talents with others.
In the house, I have a notebook of the story of their searching for and finding the property and building the houses. Also, the story of mama's painting and how she became C. P. Montague and a favorite of then President L. B. Johnson. The joy and appreciation that guests have when staying there are a living tribute to mama and daddy!
Our few days at Rocky Overlook were a very pleasant experience. There was more than enough room to do the work required to create the flower arrangements for the wedding reception for our son and his bride. A lot of preparation was required, and the owners of the property were very helpful in helping us find where we could find flowers and other supplies we needed. Overall a great experience.
The weather was absolutely beautiful after a spectacular thunderstorm. We all mostly were outside in the very accommodating outdoor areas with nice decking and tables for the rehearsal dinner the night before the wedding. Many people walked down to look at the water features to see the frogs and other wildlife that were seeming to want to be included in our special evening.
The very spacious home was a great place for us, and some of the groomsmen to show up on the day of the wedding and iron their clothes and otherwise prepare themselves for the upcoming wedding. Again, a wonderful place to spend a few days. I have to mention that the local farm dogs would show up in the morning just to say hello and then they would move along to do their farm dog stuff.
I would be remiss if I failed to say that we had many of the cousins of our son and daughter show up and rent one of the other homes on the Scurlock Farms property. I have to say that I would go there again if I would be in the area - I would also suggest that the Lois Perkins Chapel at Southwestern University is a wonderful place to see - the stained glass windows and the pipe organ is in itself something special. The rolling green hills, farm animals to be seen along with the creeks, the river and wildlife are special.
Thank you very much to the Scurlock family for making our stay so very pleasant.
Best Regards from the Ste**** Family
Our setting will capture your attention and inspire you. Located 10 minutes from Southwestern University in Georgetown and only 30 minutes from Austin, you are close to all the recreation activities you desire.
Rocky Overlook at Scurlock Farms in the Texas Hill Country was the home of renowned Texas landscape artist C. P. Montague and offers beautiful long range views of the San Gabriel River bottom from an elevated wooded bluff. Like a bed and breakfast, but better! You get to have the entire home to yourself..
Deep in the heart of Texas, down a country lane, and on a 172 acre working farm, at Rocky Overlook you will enjoy pastoral tranquility. Guests have said they felt their stress melting away as they entered the farm.
After your daily activities, come home to a peaceful hideaway. Make Rocky Overlook your home base and enjoy all the Texas Hill Country has to offer.
Activities in or near Georgetown include
Georgetown's historic Square - voted The Most Beautiful Town Square in Texas!
Festivals and events around the square - Red Poppy Festival in April, Christmas Stroll in December
Explore InnerSpace Caverns
Swim in the beautiful Blue Hole
Golf one of many nearby courses
Hike or bike the 9 miles of trails
Other Activities on the farm: Birding, fishing, searching for arrowheads, looking for fossils at river, hiking
Enjoy all that Austin has to offer just 30 minutes away
Grand Prix Formula 1
Bob Bullock Museum
Southwestern University and Georgetown's historic Square with its many festivals and events are only 10 minutes away. Explore InnerSpace Caverns, swim in the beautiful Blue Hole, golf one of many nearby courses, or hike or bike the miles of trails in the area, then come home to a peaceful hideaway. Make Rocky Overlook your home base and enjoy all theHill Country has to offer.
Other Activities: Birding, fishing, searching for arrowheads, looking for fossils at river, hiking
Golf: There are many beautiful golf courses within 15 miles of the farm.
|Rental Period||Minimum Rate||Additional Nights||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event Rate|
25 Aug 2014 - 31 Dec 2015
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
|Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest|
|Property Damage Protection||$49|
$245 per night, $1470 for week, $4500 for one month. $20 per person over 6 per night
Rocky Hollow is a great value for a small wedding venue - ask about pricing, family celebrations or for 2 or 3 couples vacationing together. There is no sales tax.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
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