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The Nest on Lope Along Ranch. Enjoy Colorado Bend State Park!

Bedrooms 1
Space 435 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Private cabin on a private ranch!

Attention nature lovers, the wild flowers are out. For additional photos, please see #thenestatlopealongranch.

One bedroom cabin with a loft. One queen and one double bed. Maximum occupancy is 2 adults , 2 children. Private ranch with a private pool on 377 private acres. We offer two mountain bikes and kayaks for guest use.

Located 11 miles from San Saba, Texas or 20 minutes from the Colorado Bend State Park in Bend, Texas.

Hot plate, Microwave and Convection Oven for cooking. Charcoal BBQ for grilling. Primitive patio with campfire.

Located on 377 acres with hiking trails, creek, and 2 fishing tanks.

Please read our Release of Liability before booking. When the payment is processed, the lessee has agreed to the terms of the Release.

Dogs are welcome with notification to owner. No firearms allowed.

This cabin is small, 475 sq ft. We do have an 80' children's playhouse next to the cabin. If you need additional space try my cousin's property Casa Del Pastor.

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Beth Griess
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
27 June, 2017

About Beth Griess

My great-grandfather purchased the ranch. My husband and I are the stewards and invite you to enjoy the serenity and peace that the quiet hill country has to offer.

Beth Griess purchased this cabin in 1879

Why Beth Griess chose Texas

Located one hour forty minutes from Austin or 11 miles from San Saba,Tx. We are also 20 minutes from the Colorado State Park in Bend, Tx with abundant fishing and kayaking.

Click on the video to see thousands of Mexican Free-tail bats under our bridge. It's a private bat show!

What makes this cabin unique

For those that like to cross country bike in the Texas Hill Country, this is a wonderful stop over.

It's 40 minutes from Gorman Falls, an unrealized gem in the Texas Parks.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Lometa in Lampasas County

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 435 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Golf Course View ...
  • resort ...
  • rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Master bedroom has a barn door separating it from the living area. In addition there is a sleeping loft. There is a maximum occupancy of 2 adults, 2 children.
  • Toys
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • festivals
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
we have thousands of Mexican Free-tail bats that emerge at dusk from under our bridge. These bats migrate so they are here seasonally. If you are an Indian artifact collector, please check with owner as to any items found. An incentive relative has strewn fake arrowheads all over the ranch. Our apologies.


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The Nest on Lope Along Ranch. Enjoy Colorado Bend State Park!
average rating of 5.0 based on 28 reviews

Nature Retreat

  • 5 of 5

What a splendid little cabin. My children, 5 and 16 months, were enchanted by the goats. So much to see from wildlife to nature and an amazing tour and history of the property from Beth. We enjoyed 2 days of hiking at the Colorado Bend Park and it was nice to have so much to see around the cabin for the other 2 days of arrival and departure. It was such a pleasant spot we've booked a week for next year the same day we left.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
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Perfect cabin hideaway

  • 5 of 5

We are big hikers and planned hikes in Colorado Bend State Park and were looking for a place close by where we didn't have to camp or stay in a budget motel. This was the perfect location for us. We loved exploring the property and being out in the country. The ranch is so pretty. We enjoyed the horses, goats and cattle all around. Spotted a skunk and fox so that was fun from a distance. Saw plenty of deer in the area, turkey, some ostriches on another property and lots of birds. The cabin was just right for us. Brought some food to heat up, but enjoyed going into San Saba for some dinner, wine and shopping. Nice cabin to unwind in and just sit on the porch and enjoy the view.

  • Review Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This is such a great place to go to get out of the city to enjoy the peace and quiet of the country

  • 5 of 5

The property is beautiful. The cabin may be small but it has all the necessities you need. I really enjoyed feeding the horses and goats that are on the property. It was very entertaining. It was fun to watch the different wildlife on the property. Beth was a great host, she gave us a tour of the property and shared lots of knowledge about the property with us. We will definitely be coming back with our kids so they can enjoy it also! Thank you Beth!

  • Review Submitted: May 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Upon arrival, we were met by Beth who offered to give us a tour of the ranch. Not only did we enjoy the beautiful landscape but we also loved the history behind it. Each morning we were greeted by horses and goats. We spent most of our time hiking and fishing along Antelope Creek that ran through the property. We caught several bass and perch. The cabin was charming and cozy. We did not want to leave! We couldn't ask for better hosts. The Nest is a perfect retreat for outdoorsy people who want to get away and recharge from their daily routine.

  • Review Submitted: May 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous - unplugged time!

  • 5 of 5

Very clean and adorable cabin with everything you need for a rustic experience. We thought we'd go camping, but I realized I'm the type of gal who really needs a bed and hot shower. The cabin was perfect. We loved being able to interact with the horses and goats too! The horses would come right up to the porch in the morning. (Ha ha, it like 'Green Acres.') The owners were also super nice and accomodating and always responded to texts right away. I would say the only drawback would be it was closer to the road than we would have preferred (we could hear cars as we sat outside), but it was the perfect location to use as a base for exploring Colorado Bend State Park and the kids LOVED being able to ride all over the ranch and explore the trails and creeks. We are already planning a return trip!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Stay!

  • 5 of 5

We loved this quaint, clean, and well stocked cabin for our family of 4. It was the perfect weekend to get away from it all! The hosts were so kind and also shared the wonderful history of their property. We really enjoyed having the goats and horses around us to pet and laugh at! The bats under the bridge were a nice spectacle to see as well! The stars at night were so incredibly bright! We would love to return and take advantage of the pool when it is a little warmer! Fiesta Winery and Colorado Bend State Park were close enough to visit! I highly recommend it!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Nearest Barpub
11 Miles
Wedding Oak Winery
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
San Saba Municiple Golf

Located in the scenic Texas Hill Country and only 20 minutes to the Colorado Bend State Park.

See Gorman Falls or Longhorn Caverns. Kayak or fix for White Bass on the Colorado.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin in Lometa, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Summer Heat
5 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Tax Rate 0.6%

Maximum occupancy is 4. No exceptions. This is raw land. Campfires are only allowed in the firepit and must be doused when leaving the patio area. Also boots are highly recommended. For those that hike, we recommend staying on the ranch roads. Wildlife is present at all times and precautions are necessary. For those that hike or ride the ranch, we require a release of liability due to the wildlife. Check-in is 4 pm and check out 11 AM.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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