Cool ranch 20 quick minutes from downtown Austin and 10 minutes from the airport. Quiet, gorgeous, newly renovated. Bands welcome-- jam in the barn. The sky is amazing. Best of both worlds-- country and city. Huge kitchen. Huge living room. All the fresh air you can breathe. The stars at night are big and bright. Laundry on property. Enjoy Austin by day, enjoy country quiet by night. Owner lives on the property with dogs-- we live in a separate apartment attached to the house and remain pretty invisible. Please note that if you want to rent the ranch for a wedding or other party that different rates apply depending on how big the party is. The beds sleep up to 14. Additionally I have three extra double mattresses, and extra single mattress, a child's mattress, and six air mattresses that can be set up on the floor in the house or in the reception hall.
- Farmhouse3000 sq. ft.
- Separate WCs0
- Min. Stay1 - 2 nights
4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, 2 Powder Rooms, Sleeps up to 14
- Calendar last updated:
- 14 Oct 2018
About Spike Gillespie
I'm Spike Gillespie, well known Austin writer, teacher, meditator, coach and connector. I spent 24 years in Austin before heading out to the country where I host weddings, meditation retreats, writing workshops, and guests from around the world.
Spike Gillespie purchased this Farmhouse in 2015
Why Spike Gillespie chose Garfield
The Tiny T Ranch is a country paradise with super easy access to one of the most fun cities in the world. Just twenty minutes from Austin and yet you'll feel total peace and tranquility in a huge ranch house set on thirty lush acres. I moved here in early 2016 and have dedicated many months and resources to updating and totally overhauling the ranch house and 1300 square foot barn. I also added a Tiny Chapel which is great for weddings, meditating, hanging out, making out, and even sleeping if you want to feel like you're camping but with a solid roof over your head. All new appliances, endless birdsong, amazing beds, and a dining room that comfortably seats 20+. There's a wonderful fire pit, six hilarious chickens, and gorgeous sunrises and sunsets daily, except when it's raining, in which case you can allow yourself to be lulled by the poetry of the rain tattooing down on the tin roof. The place is an inspiration for folks who want to tune into the muse and get creative work done. It also lends itself well to parties. You can jam in the barn, dance til dawn, count a bazillion stars. Enjoy deer dancing across the fields, drink in the beauty of wildflowers, sit in the shade of countless trees. This place is my personal paradise and sanctuary and I would be beyond delighted to share it with you. Please come on out and have a wonderful time.
What makes this Farmhouse unique
You'll have access to four bedrooms that comfortably sleep up to twelve guests, a screened in porch overlooking the back 27 acres, a 250 square foot Tiny Chapel, and a 1300 square foot barn that has been totally renovated and has wonderful central heat/air. Extra guests are welcome to bring camping gear and set up tents or sleep in the barn or chapel. Inside the house there's a fully stocked kitchen and beautiful new appliances.
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Amazing 8 night stay!
The Tiny T Ranch and its owner were the perfect match for our college swim team. it is rare, but we all know the time or times where you experience something special, and Spike is that and more! Need something? She'll move heaven and earth to get it!
Need to know something? She knows it! These memories will forever be etched on my student-athletes minds, and more importantly, on their hearts! Thank you Spike, we were blessed!!!
Absolutely the best Venue!!!
After looking at numerous accommodations, we decided on Tiny T Ranch to host my parents 30 year renewal vow ceremony. It was the perfect setting. The little chapel was exquisite with its stain glass windows and beautiful architecture...a picturesque back drop for the ceremony. The barn was the perfect size for holding about 50 people with plenty of room to dance. It even had a stage for the DJ. We hung white balloons from the beams. With white lights already intertwined around the wooden beams and LED candles all over, the barn turned into a magical paradise. The house was roomy enough to hold about 18 of us. Spike, the owner, was amazing. She was very accommodating. Her customer service was top notch. Anything we needed, she was there to help. She even allowed us to have my parents RV park on the back of the property! Even though she lives on the property, we had plenty of privacy. We rented the entire place from Friday to Sunday. If you're looking for a place to host your next event, do not hesitate on Tiny T Ranch. You won't be disappointed!
Thank you so much! It was wonderful having y’all. Thanks for the great review. I hope you’ll visit again
We rented Tiny T Ranch for a corporate event. The location was close enough to Austin that it didn't seem like a long drive. Spike was very accommodating and gave us time to set up beforehand. Coffee maker was small so and there wasn't a large number of coffee cups to use so if you have a large group, bring your own coffee and disposable cups. I would definitely recommend Tiny T Ranch if you're looking for a rustic and quaint country getaway.
Thanks so much! So sorry I didn't put the big coffee pot where you could easily see it.
Couldn't find a more hospitable host in all of Texas!
We really enjoyed celebrating my 40th birthday out at the Tiny T. This was such a laid back, easy place to book. We appreciate Spike's flexibility and generosity. The place is spacious and peaceful. Lots of room to hang out and enjoy friends and family!
Great place to get away from it all
This place was wonderful and the owners are very nice and friendly people. The only downside is that I wish we could have stayed longer. The house is good size and the owners did great to provide a clean environment. I also like the how the ranch was separate from the house and allowed for all of our friends and family to be all in one place at the same time. This is definitely a good stay if you are looking to have a great time and be able to have a joyous escape.
Thank you so much! It was such a pleasure having you at the ranch. I sure hope you'll visit again!
Definitely stay here!!!
I booked Tiny T Ranch for a sisterhood retreat and Spike was so amazing! She was super accommodating and went above and beyond for us! I felt bad because I kept asking her questions and messaging her but she took everything in stride and was super helpful! The ranch itself is simply lovely and fit every need that we had! She had a place to build a campfire and the place fit about 40 girls comfortably! Would definitely recommend staying here if you get a chance! Hopefully we'll be back!
Thanks so much for the review and thanks for staying at Tiny T. What a delight having y'all out here. And thank YOU for going above and beyond and leaving the house and barn so clean. I really appreciate that. Would love to see you again.
Here in Garfield it's very quiet. Listen to the birds. Watch the stars. Enjoy gorgeous sunrises and sunsets. You can also hop in the car and be in Austin in 20 minutes where you can enjoy endless live music, incredible restaurants, fantastic musicians, the friendliest people on the planet, an amazing hike & bike trail, festivals throughout the year, and many other attractions. We are also just fifteen minutes from Circuit of the Americas, host to great car races and big name concerts.