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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 bats are back! 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.

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 380 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. This property is excellent for hunting dog training. No firearms allowed.

More Details

Beth Griess
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
25 April, 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.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(24 traveller reviews)

The Nest on Lope Along Ranch. Enjoy Colorado Bend State Park!
average rating of 5.0 based on 24 reviews

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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Perfect Weekend Getaway

  • 5 of 5

The weather was beautiful, the cabin was cozy and clean, the animals were entertaining and our host Beth was gracious and helpful. We enjoyed a hike at the nearby Colorado Bend State Park, a dip in stock tank pool and a walk on the ranch property. It was a perfect weekend getaway!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Romantic Getaway

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was neat and clean. The property is so peaceful. The pool was a nice surprise. Landowners. gave us our privacy for a romantic getaway. We look forward to returning to the ranch.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clermont, FL

Great family spot to get away from it all

  • 5 of 5

This property is everything described. Comfortable, clean accommodations that are more spacious than pictures show. We enjoyed being off the beaten path and relaxing outside on the porch and by the pool. The animals were always interested in what we were doing but were easily shooed away if they got too close to our breakfast ;) If you like being outdoors and away from it all, this is the place for you. No TV or Wifi was totally fine for us and our young kids (3 and 6). We had sunny weather but there are toys and games for kids if you needed that and didn't bring any.

We drove to Colorado Bend State Park and hiked the .4 mi to Spicewood Springs with the kids in the heat and we were fine. If you go, make sure you have gas (the stations are few and far between) and plenty of water and snacks. We also visited Fiesta Winery -- a great little find with very friendly people. We only drove through San Saba but it looked quaint and we wished we had made some time to visit but were only at the cabin for two nights. Just the drive up to the ranch is scenic and the rural landscape so different from our hometown in Central Florida.

Beth is a gracious hostess and eager to share her knowledge about the land. The ranch has been in her family for generations and the stories she had were terrific. She took us all out for a drive around the ranch and the photos we captured were amazing.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This place is a little slice of heaven. It was the most peaceful and serene vacation I have ever been on. I will most definitely be back. Loved the animals. Well worth the money!!!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • 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
Owner accepts payment in:
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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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