Casa del Pastor is nestled in the north pasture of a 137 year-old Central Texas ranch. Built entirely of adobe and decorated in New Mexico style, this spacious, 1,000 sq foot cabin is encircled by a porch where guests may watch the sun travel, the moon rise and observe the abundant birds and wildlife of Central Texas. Our flock of Rambouillet sheep and herd of cattle might even meander by. Hikers are welcome to wander to their hearts' content during daylight hours. This secluded hideaway allows visitors to enjoy plenty of blue skies by day and bright Texas stars at night -- far from the light pollution of the city and perfect for stargazers. As dusk falls on the adobe, guests might hear the gurgling song of wild turkeys or the faraway yip of coyotes, while later a raccoon, an opossum or a family of skunks might pay a nocturnal visit. Privacy and relaxation are the hallmarks of our ranch getaway.
Casa del Pastor is the perfect hideaway for a couple's weekend, a family vacation or a girls' weekend. Along with hiking and enjoying the quiet seclusion and abundant wildlife, guests may visit nearby communities and attractions such as the Colorado River, Colorado Bend State Park, historic San Saba and Lampasas. Both San Saba and Lampasas boast of wineries and ample shopping. Enchanted Rock and Longhorn Cavern are also nearby, and Llano, just west of San Saba, is worth the trip for history buffs and shoppers -- or for those who would like to kayak the Llano River.
Casa del Pastor features a fully-equipped kitchen, a queen Sleep Number bed, a comfortable standard-sized futon, an antique claw-foot tub with shower and an old ranch lavatory. We also provide a laundry room with a washer and dryer. A satellite TV is available for those who need a reality check, but we have no Wifi connection. Although the tap water is safe to drink, we provide bottled water, also coffee and tea. Visitors should remember that our location is 15 miles from the nearest grocery store, so groceries, especially for the first night, are recommended. Your hosts live on the property (but far from the cabin) and are available help in any way.
If you are interested in enjoying the great outdoors at the leisurely pace of this charming and picturesque part of the Hill Country, Casa del Pastor is definitely for you!