Beautifully restored German 1860s homestead nestled in the Texas Hill Country. Perfect for families - 3-house compound on 450 gorgeous acres. Owned and decorated by top San Antonio designer, this home has been published for it interior integrity and beauty. Poco A Poco has hosted many VIPs; a former Texas Governor, actors, San Antonio business tycoons and many admiring socialites. Luke Perry stayed here when he was filming 8 Seconds. A Blue Bell ice cream advertisement was filmed here. The main house has a full kitchen (incredibly well-stocked) with a cozy living room and fireplace, a wonderful spot for playing games, reading books or just visiting, a lovely dining room with seating for up to 8 people with attaching sitting area. There is a master bedroom and bathroom with tub. Upstairs is a kid room with 5 twin beds. There is a shared bathroom with shower and a lovely master with king. Adjacent to the main house is the blue room – it is a little house with 2 full beds and a bath with shower. There is another house we call the smokehouse (it was originally truly a smokehouse). It has a full kitchen, laundry room, master with a queen and bath with vanity, tub/shower. There is a crib in this house and a sofa in this house that would be perfect for a child. We have a lovely pool, playground, bikes. We are minutes to upscale grocery store, shopping, Boerne/Bulverde restaurants and antique stores. 25 minutes to San Antonio. We are 3 miles to Guadalupe State Park. Also a few miles to Anhalt, a dancehall first established in 1887.
Hill Country Family Ranch 25 miles from San Antonio
- english, spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- 11 Dec 2018
About margaret walker
Our grandparents bought and began preserving this property in 1950. Our mother, a well-renowned interior designer from San Antonio has further updated it and showered it with love and gorgeous attention to detail.
margaret walker purchased this Estate in 1950
Why margaret walker chose Bulverde
We've celebrated birthdays, Christmas, Thanksgiving, Easter, yearly cousin's camp, a wedding, many a dinner party at our family ranch. Girl's weekends, boy's weekends! Picnics, dinners under the stars. The prettiest sunsets in Texas. We have beautifully groomed grounds. You could spend the whole day lounging by the pool. Once you get here you never want to leave. It is an enclave of relaxation and tranquility. It is simply good for you soul!
What makes this Estate unique
It is a decorator's paradise with antiques, intricate textured upholstery, the most comfortable, high end beds, pillows, linens (all allergen free). Courtney has decorated houses all over the world from London to Aspen to Cabo. Her ranch showcases some of our favorite finds. You could spend the whole day just enjoying her treasures peppered throughout the houses. It's quirky and quaint - most of all comfortable and cozy!
Pool / Spa
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
Gorgeous hill country ranch close to the most adorable town of Boerne
We used this amazing ranch to host our family of 17 for Thanksgiving. It all worked perfectly. Everyone had their own space while still having the patios, main house and game house to gather. Great for all ages! Gorgeous old stone homes updated to perfection and the nicest of hosts. The owners made us feel welcome and right at home. Private and peaceful while still being close to Boerne and Bulverde. We can’t wait to book it again!
The property is beautiful.
We had a great time. The houses are so beautiful and there is a ton of character. The property is amazing and the horses were so friendly. It was fun taking a walk and seeing them roaming around.
I booked this property for my sister and her entire family for my son's wedding. Plenty of rooms and beds, very charming and a unique place to stay. Her grankids loved the horses and bison on the property. I highly recommend this location. Host was kind enough to allow us to drop off food two days in advance of their arrival. Can't say enough good things about Margaret and her awesome place.
beautiful renovated 1860s german stone house. 3 separate houses surrounding a pool. lot of surrounding acreage. Great place to spend a weekend.
Very nice Spanish influenced 1870’s get away
Nice 6 separate bedrooms - with different entrances. Fun to have everyone together but yet apart. (Especially in the morning)
Amazingly unique property
We had an amazing stay for the week of Thanksgiving. A very old house with the modern comforts of today seamlessly integrated. Having the information to learn about the history of the property as well as the area available in the way of pictures and newspaper clippings was a very personal aspect of this house seldom found in a sterile VRBO. Very convenient to shopping and areas of interest as well . I highly recommend this property, especially if you are tired of the usual rental.
Only 26 miles from San Antonio airport, beautiful, convenient hill country spot, great springboard for exploring San Antonio and the hill country. 38 miles to SeaWorld, 30 miles to Alamo, 26 miles to Schlitterbahn, 20 miles to Natural Bridge Caverns, 1.5 hrs to Fredericksburg and Enchanted Rock, 450 acres to explore, wonderful patio, grounds for relaxing, swimming, playground, badminton court, antiquing in Boerne
Additional pricing information
We have an event fee. Please inquire. No parties unless previously arranged. No guests of guests, only rental party allowed on premises. If you have a smaller party, please inquire, we can rent the "main house" for a lower rate.