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As you leave the hustle and bustle of the city behind, you will literally feel your stress and cares melt away as you drive down the country lane to the house.
Built as my parent's dream home, the home was designed around the huge live oak trees along the top of the bluff. The home has an open floor plan. Two very large king suites have very comfortable beds and linens and sitting areas. Two bathrooms, one is very large with a large Texas hill country landscape mural above the square tub.
Large open living area goes diagonally across the house. 52" HD TV. Wood burning fireplace is enjoyed by many guests and we provide the firewood for you!
The large kitchen is fully stocked with all dishes, pots, pans, etc. as well as a toaster, waffle iron, blender, and George Foreman Grill. Dishwashing detergent, dishwashing soap, paper towels, and plenty of hand towels are also provided. Basic spices, coffee, an assortment of hot teas are in the pantry, as well as some sugar. If you plan on baking or sweetening pitchers of iced tea or Kool Aid, you will need more sugar.
One of the living areas has a queen sleeper sofa and a privacy screen is provided. There is also a 22" high queen inflatable mattress as well as a single 20" high inflatable mattress. There is plenty of room in living areas or bedrooms for them. Bedding provided.
Many guests have virtually lived on the outside patios during their stays. They have enjoyed the charcoal grill, the fire pit, and the comfortable seating and dining areas while watching the water fountain in the pond below or the listening to the cascading waterfall. Many a marshmallow has been roasted over the fire pit and many a S'mores made and enjoyed.
Dan and I both grew up in Rockdale, a small town 45 minutes from Georgetown. I grew up in the country on a small 3 acre farm and Dan grew up in town. We were childhood sweethearts and both attended Baylor University.
I have loved furnishing and decorating the homes for our guests. I continue to do a lot of the landscaping and taking care of the general upkeep of the homes.
We love to travel, garden and I am an avid reader. Since I have retired I have more time to volunteer. Dan is always busy working on something on the farm - he will never be bored!
Sheron Scurlock, Owner purchased this house in 2010
When my mom and dad bought this beautiful piece of property, they gave each of their 5 children the option of building a home at a location of our choosing. Dan and jumped at the opportunity and were the only ones to take them up on it. We moved to the farm in 1971 and built our home in 1977.
After my dad died in 1986 my husband and I began buying the farm. When my mom died in 2010, she left her home and art studio to us.
We've raised our family here and made the same offer to our two sons and our youngest took us up on it and built a beautiful home for his family in the middle of the property.
Rocky Overlook and The Palette Pad are the heart of the farm and I could not even think of selling them. I didn't want them to fall in disrepair from not being used. Both are so unique that I wanted to share them.
My sisters helped me and we totally remodeled the interiors of both and the results have been spectacular. It has been so gratifying to share my parent's dream home, history, and talents with others.
In the house, I have a notebook of the story of their searching for and finding the property and building the houses. Also, the story of mama's painting and how she became C. P. Montague and a favorite of then President L. B. Johnson. The joy and appreciation that guests have when staying there are a living tribute to mama and daddy!
This large, open home was designed around centuries old live oak trees. It is constructed of river rock, every rock was picked up at the river on the property by Sheron's parents, Bill and Pauline Thweatt.
Guests have marveled at how the rock was laid - all of the grout a certain depth and smoothed, and the lines of rocks precisely straight. Pauline laid all of the rocks that show on the front of the houses and the interior rock fireplace walls. She allowed Bill to lay rock on the back and sides where they would not be as visible! The artist in her had to have the very straight, precise lines!!
There are special rocks interspersed with the river rocks that Pauline could tell you a story about.
Our few days at Rocky Overlook were a very pleasant experience. There was more than enough room to do the work required to create the flower arrangements for the wedding reception for our son and his bride. A lot of preparation was required, and the owners of the property were very helpful in helping us find where we could find flowers and other supplies we needed. Overall a great experience.
The weather was absolutely beautiful after a spectacular thunderstorm. We all mostly were outside in the very accommodating outdoor areas with nice decking and tables for the rehearsal dinner the night before the wedding. Many people walked down to look at the water features to see the frogs and other wildlife that were seeming to want to be included in our special evening.
The very spacious home was a great place for us, and some of the groomsmen to show up on the day of the wedding and iron their clothes and otherwise prepare themselves for the upcoming wedding. Again, a wonderful place to spend a few days. I have to mention that the local farm dogs would show up in the morning just to say hello and then they would move along to do their farm dog stuff.
I would be remiss if I failed to say that we had many of the cousins of our son and daughter show up and rent one of the other homes on the Scurlock Farms property. I have to say that I would go there again if I would be in the area - I would also suggest that the Lois Perkins Chapel at Southwestern University is a wonderful place to see - the stained glass windows and the pipe organ is in itself something special. The rolling green hills, farm animals to be seen along with the creeks, the river and wildlife are special.
Thank you very much to the Scurlock family for making our stay so very pleasant.
Best Regards from the Ste**** Family
My friends and I had an amazing weekend at Rocky Overlook. The house was stunning. We spent most of our time on the beautiful, spacious patio. We grilled every night. The bathroom was like an escape to paradise. The best thing was the separation from the city, exactly what we were looking for. Even our dogs had a blast. The owners were generous and friendly--- they even provided us with fruit and muffins. These little touches really made the trip memorable. We fully plan on returning as soon as possible.
I highly enjoyed our stay here at scurlock farms. This was a very beautiful peace of property and the house was very nice, very clean and it was comfortable for our entire family. Our teenage boys enjoyed being able to be in a place like we live at around home. They enjoyed going down to the river for a few swims also. We will definitely stay here again if ever in the area. I highly recommend staying here if anyone is in this area for a few days!! You will enjoy every bit of it as we did.
A working farm with a spring creek and a short hike to a lovely river. The owner, Sheron, was a delightful hostess giving us tours of the (extensive!) property, bringing us fresh-from-her-oven muffins, etc.
Would have to say this was the most beautifully decorated and well thought out B&B we have ever stayed in. Everything you would need was there in the home for us and so much more. Our biggest regret was not staying longer. The house is so well decorated and is located in such lovely surroundings. Beautiful multi level patios for lots of out door entertaining if you needed it. Was close enough to everything in town so it was super convenient. We honestly did not want to leave. For the price it is well worth having a whole house to your self instead of a traditional room you would get with a B&B. Snickerdoodle muffins were awesome. We had some car trouble and the Owners went out of their way to help us. This was huge considering we were strangers. But, strangers no more and we are planning to go back at the end of summer. We both left missing it already and both agreed we must come back.
Would recommend to anyone wanting to get away from the hustle and bustle and find solitude and quiet.
Also, the home was extremely clean and amenities well thought out.
We were attending the Poppy Festival so was close to everything we needed. Thank you again for making my Birthday so special!!
Our family rented Rocky Overlook (Luxury Rural Home), the Artist’s Studio (The Palette Pad) and Indian Bluff. Rocky Overlook and the Artist’s Studio are right next to each other - Indian Bluff is about a 10 minute walk from the other two houses. Sheron and her family were wonderful hosts - welcoming and there for assistance when you needed them but also let us have our own space. The homemade muffins were a welcome touch - our kids loved them! The houses were clean, well kept, well equipped and comfortable. Lots of things at each house for kids of all ages - toys, games, activities. We especially loved the garage of the Indian Bluff house which was great for our older boys with foosball, air hockey, basketball hoop, etc. and the terraces at the Rocky Overlook where we took advantage of the fire pit often. Both kids and adults enjoyed the tour of the property as well as hearing and reading about the history of the property and how each of the houses came to be. When we visited, there were lots of baby goats so we all had fun watching them. We also loved feeding the horses apples! Overall it is a great set of properties with lots of personality. We liked the properties so much that we returned for a second visit to enjoy time together at this scenic and unique venue
No detail could have been more thoughtful. A beautiful location, a beautiful property managed by beautiful people. If that is what you are looking for, you've found it.
Check out our other properties on the farm: Light Filled Artist Studio - The Palette Pad 322820 and Indian Bluff 3732945.
Our setting will capture your attention and inspire you. Located 10 minutes from Southwestern University in Georgetown and only 30 minutes from Austin, you are close to all the recreation activities you desire.
Activities in or near Georgetown include
Southwestern University - a 10 minute drive
Williamson County Courthouse, Williamson County Museum
Lake Georgetown - fishing, boating, swimming beach
Rent a kayak or stand-up paddle board at Georgetown Paddle Company, 4405 Williams Dr.
Georgetown's historic Square - voted The Most Beautiful Town Square in Texas!
Festivals and events around the Square - Red Poppy Festival in April, Halloween spook house, carnival and hayride, Christmas Stroll in December.
First Friday and Saturday on the Square. The Square is closed off and fills with booths of all types. Stores stay open late. Live music.
The downtown splash pad is located just off the Square, outside the Georgetown Art Center at 816 S. Main Street. It is free and open for the summer!
Explore InnerSpace Caverns
Blue Hole is a scenic lagoon on the South San Gabriel River. The entrance to Blue Hole Park is located at Second Street and Rock Street, one block west of N. Austin Avenue. This scenic park lined by limestone bluffs is a good wading spot to cool down a little bit in the summer. Take your tubes and enjoy the deeper water above the dam.
Golf one of many nearby courses with 15 miles of the farm
Hike or bike the 9 miles of trails in Georgetown or around the farm
Other Activities on the farm: Birding, fishing, searching for arrowheads, looking for fossils at river, hiking, star gazing
Enjoy all that Austin has to offer just 30 minutes away
Grand Prix Formula 1, X Games. SXSW, Lallapalozza, UT football, Bob Bullock Museum, LBJ Library
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
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$245 per night, $1470 for week, $4500 for one month. $20 per person over 6 per night
Rocky Hollow is a great value for a small wedding venue - ask about pricing, family celebrations or for 2 or 3 couples vacationing together. There is no sales tax.
* Approximate monthly price. Actual pricing will depend on the days of the month you stay.