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Sundancer-The Luxury Tent on the Brazos! The Premiere NTx Glamping Experience!

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 500 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

40 Minutes From TCU & You're In A Magical World! 300 acres & 1/4 mile of River!

Sundancer is a luxurious safari tent with central air and heat, full bath (with over-sized shower), luxurious bedroom/linens, and so much more! It's on a 300+ acre working cattle ranch, with a quarter mile of river frontage! We are pleased to introduce Sundancer, THE MOST AMAZING AND ROMANTIC FAMILY GETAWAY in Texas! (Be sure to see our short video-- scroll to 3rd pic to the right).

(Also see the wedding photos from the bluff overlooking the river!)

Just in-- Soon-to-be-released ROBERT REDFORD film "Old Man and a Gun" partially shot at the ranch! Come see why all the excitement!

The Fort Worth Star Telegram called it "The Best of Both Worlds" ie of nature and comfort.

The Travel Channel (online) called it "Irresistible!"

Come see why! (And note our lower weeknight rates!)

Sundancer sits on a magnificent deck overlooking Comanche Creek (complete with its own waterfall). It is deep inside the Double F River Ranch, which is home to longhorn and Angus cattle.

"A cool safari getaway" - 360 West Magazine

Some activities:

WE ARE NOW OFFERING A SHUTTLE UP TO THE BRIDGE WITH KAYAKS, FOR AN EASY ONE HOUR FLOAT BACK TO THE RANCH! (Small charge applies)

- Relax and read a book on the deck while you listen to the waterfall

- Weatherford is 10 minutes away, and Granbury 20 minutes.

- Build a fire in the fire pit

- Grill your favorite steak

- Enjoy the Japanese soaking tub (one of the only wood-fired hot tubs in America!)

- Hike the easy one mile trail to the river

- Play one of the many games we provide or work a puzzle, or zone out while coloring one of the adult coloring books (but please stay in the lines!)

- We have the ONLY fairy forest in Parker County; build a fairy house out of sticks and branches, which keeps the fairies coming back!

- THERE IS NOTHING ELSE LIKE OUR STRETCH OF THE BRAZOS RIVER. There simply are no other places on the river where there are SEVERAL SETS OF RAPIDS!

- Kayaks are provided, or float in one of the tubes (see video of our tubing at vrbo.com/706433). Or (my fave) enjoy a beverage while sitting IN the rapids in one of the light plastic chairs, as the river gurgles and splashes around your feet. Great sunsets from the river!

- Hunt for animal tracks on one of the white sand islands, or build a sand castle.

- Fish just below the rapids

- Relax on the bluff overlooking the river, and enjoy watching the wildlife

- Hang out in the 3000 square foot second floor room in the barn

- Rent the farmhouse too (vrbo.com/706433), which sleeps up to 12, and create a larger friend/family experience

- Go hunting for arrowheads and petrified wood.

Sundancer is for re-discovering love and adventure! It is a couples' paradise, and is also perfect for a personal retreat.

A story: My photographer suddenly stopped shooting, turned, and whispered, "Do you have baboons here?!" I chuckled--"Those are owls, and they are my favorite sounds of the night," I replied. Because of Sundancer's fabric walls, at night you will hear owls, turkeys and coyotes serenade you at night. In the morning you'll awaken to a thousand birds singing to you. You’ll see deer, wild turkeys, birds of all kinds, and other wild things.

The Comanche were quite active up and down this part of the Brazos when the earliest settlers arrived around 1850, until the Commanches' eventual conquest by the Texas Rangers and their Colt pistols around 1870; we have found lots of flint and some arrowheads on high places here. Going further back in history, the Double F River Ranch has an abundance of petrified wood; they say that if you have fossilized sea shells you were under water, but if you have petrified wood you had land creatures. Hunting for petrified wood is a fun adventure here. (But leave them for the next person to discover!)

Weatherford is only 10 minutes away and Granbury is only 20 minutes away; both have great restaurants. And this close to Fort Worth, you could actually commute and have a ranch to come home to at night-- note the lower pricing mid-week!

More Details

Owner
Bill Fuller
Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
18 September, 2018

About Bill Fuller

The ranch has been in the family for a couple of generations, and we are happy to share this special place with you.

Bill Fuller purchased this cottage in 1968

What makes this cottage unique

I think it's the river that makes this so special. And the barn.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage around the Weatherford around the Parker County

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • There is an over-sized shower, a full vanity, floor-to-ceiling mirror, and toilet.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Sundancer has one bedroom and a queen sofa bed in the LR
Entertainment:
  • Games ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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5

Glamping, Texas style! Everything’s bigger!

  • 5 of 5

Great stay at Sundancer! Bill has really done a great job with this glamp. From the outside amenities to the inside decor, we felt right at home here. Not to mention a Waterfall On Demand! Bill also took the tome to sit with us and let us pick his brain on the process and challenges of pulling together this unique vacation experience. A tent, you might question? Yes a tent!! But not like any you have stayed in before unless you have been on a luxury African Safari. Solid, secure, comfortable and yet perfectly immeresed in the natural surroundings. We got the wood fired tub up to 102 and it was all we needed to get us relaxed and ready for a great nights sleep. Full bath with great shower, a great meal cooked on the grill, and a nice hike down to the river rounded out our two night stay. Thanks Bill, you certainly did it right!

  • Review Submitted: 04-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Skip- I loved reading this, it's exactly the experience we want for our guests! Thank you. Bill
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5

Great, serene glamping experience in the woods

  • 5 of 5

Peaceful, tranquil, nature-rific, lux, glamping experience was really just what we needed to help 'reset'. The tent - and its surroundings (which you really feel at one with) - truly provide that "get away from it all" feeling. Everything was as stated, no surprises. Bill's (the owner) great sense of humor added some good laughs to our long weekend, as well. Might not be for the gourmand, as it is (as stated) a kitchenette plus a good outdoor grill, but otherwise, a wealth of activities, or, a bounty of just being, await. Can highly recommend. As Bill points out, it is a ~20 minute drive to Weatherford, so plan accordingly, especially at night. Thanks, Bill, for a great place and your great hospitality.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Sep-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Even in record breaking heat, we stayed cool!

  • 5 of 5

The Sundancer was beautiful. We especially enjoyed watching the waterfall. It was so hot out (107+) that we stayed inside more than we planned, but that was no problem. Even with the heat, the tent was comfortable.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful getaway

  • 5 of 5

Quiet except for lots of critters, beautiful setting, very dark at night, waterfall very cool. Owner has lots of thoughtful amenities, like reading glasses, binocs, etc. Wonderful to hear the rain in a tent.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Absolutely Amazing!!

  • 5 of 5

The Sundancer is a little piece of heaven!! Hidden in the woods it is peaceful and quiet but with the luxury of a 5 star hotel!!! Owner is very sweet and helpful.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy to read this, it's exactly the experience we're hoping to give guests-- Bill
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4

Unique and interesting with lots of peace and quite time.

  • 4 of 5

Property is easy to access. Nice accommodations with a good fire pit. We used it more than most probably for it was COLD while we were there. Took the place a bit of time to warm up, but once desired temp was achieved it maintained. Cooking is a bit difficult for you only have a propane grill and a microwave so meal prep takes some planning. Due to it being colder than normal the hot tub fire took longer to heat up. Did not know if the family would like the accommodations; however, they adjusted and we had a great time. We had no cell service so we had lots of free time to spend around the camp fire and enjoy family the 'ole fashion' way.... one on one communicating. We experienced a small plumbing issue; however, the owner should have this repaired by the time of the next occupant. Very good experience!

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £34.25
Refundable Damage Deposit £228.33

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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