About Kathryn Geesaman
Both my husband and I are Veterans and have been involved in lodging for over 16 years on our ranch.
Kathryn Geesaman purchased this Cottage in 1999
Why Kathryn Geesaman chose Flatonia
We choose this 238 acre ranch land because of the beautiful trees and grassland for our cattle. We offer 2 cozy ranch cottages, about 1/2 mile apart, each set up for couples that want a getaway .
Only Outside, not inside
Children not allowed
Minimum age of primary renter:21
Property is not pet friendly. This is a working ranch.
100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
Out in the country
Everything was fine. No cable tv but I should have expected that. Nice, safe, and quiet.
Dear David, we don’t offer television cable service in either ranch cottage but we have many DVD movies to choose from to watch on a flat screen TV in the cottages for guests who like that. We thank you for your business!
Charming and perfect for what we needed
The property is beautiful and the cottage was wonderful and everything we needed. Kathryn was a wonderful host and met us out at the gate to guide us for a late check in. The property is fun and there are animals around. We will definitely return.
Thank you! We are so happy you enjoyed your stay!
Stayed at the Olle Hotel, actually, it was lovely, welcoming, so clean, and the hostess Katheryn was such a kind lady seeing to all details. Her pie crust is amazing! Breakfast was gourmet.
I am so very glad You enjoyed your stay at my historic hotel and invite you back some day to the Gooses Roost Ranch, a wonderful escape to peacefulness. I thank you for your business! Kathryn
Adorable Bed and Breakfast
The Olle hotel is a real gem in the little town of Flatonia. The owner, Kathryn , went out of her way to accommodate us with an amazing price. It’s spotlessly clean with lovely decorated rooms. The breakfast was big and delicious. I highly recommend staying here.
Neat little cottage on a beautiful ranch property!
We have driven through this area many times before, and we’ve always thought the scenery was lovely, so for our anniversary we decided to stay here. The ranch is really beautiful and secluded. Karen met us here and guided us to the cottage. The best things about this cottage are the porches and the bed. The porches offer a beautiful panaramic view both directions. You can watch the cattle, horses, and llamas graze in this beautiful pastoral setting. You can also walk freely around the ranch which has a gently rolling landscape and some huge old oak trees. The bed is exceedingly comfortable with its wonderful feather comforter. Our stay was at the end of December and it got really cold one night (we forgot to turn on the heater). But we stayed amazingly warm under the comforter. It was very comfortable and really conducive for relaxing.
Karen gave us a great map showing us locations of places to eat and other local attractions. You don’t want to miss seeing the painted churches! They are amazing and the back road drives to get to them are beautiful. We were really impressed with Flatonia. It is really a charming little town and the people are very friendly.
One thing you need to be aware of at the cottage is that there is no kitchenette or any way to prepare meals other than a small refrigerator and a microwave and a coffee maker. If you want breakfast here you will need to bring something that you can warm in a microwave. A toaster would be nice. But that’s a minor thing.
Prepare yourself for a great relaxing time on this beautiful secluded property!
I am so happy you enjoyed your stay! Yes the setting is quite relaxing and feather comforter fun to snuggle under!
I had years ago cooked breakfast for guests at the main farm house so when we built that little cottage we didn't see a need to add a kitchen. I do have a second cottage called Goslings Nest Cottage , also listed with VRBO about 1/4 mile down the dirt road but you cant see it from your cottage. That cottage does have a full kitchen and also an outside grill. I will buy a toaster for Ganders Down cottage and that's a great idea! I am thankful you had such a nice time and took time out to share with others. I hope to see you again ! Very Sincerely, Kathryn
We've stayed at HomeAways out in the country several times and we accept that staying in the country sometimes means bugs, more "rudimentary" accommodations, brush and tall grass... but this place was beautiful! The ranch is amazingly manicured and decorated outdoors, the cottage is clean, maintained and CUTE. The bathroom and bed were plenty big enough, the temperature comfortable, the furnishings darling, not a speck of dust. And the animals were so entertaining for us - llamas, horses, cattle, geese, peacocks - all could be watched from the front porch. They sometimes came up to the fence for a visit (or looking for an apple!) :)
The owner is a GREAT host - she also has a gorgeous hotel in town, which we felt welcome at too when we stopped by. She invited us to feed the birds and horses and to roam around the gorgeous ranch.
Definitely will stay again and recommend you do to!
Thank you for such a great review on our ranch cottage! Its always fun to read what the guests particularly liked! I do hope you do come back! Thank you again! Kathryn
The " painted Churches" are the number one attraction for visitors.
Churches built by the Germans and Czhech people in the 1800's , worshiped in today, and open to visitors. The second reason is to visit the many wineries and the Shiner brewery , 15 miles from the ranch.