PROS: The location was as described on the web-site. It was comfortable and very quiet. The Longhorns provided a rustic touch. Giving the cattle "Cow-Cookies" was a nice daily diversion. The pool, sauna, and hot tub were very nice even though the pool pump had just broken the day we arrived. A well appointed selection of books were available to read. The TV had a DVD/ VHS tape player attached. Sat. TV was available too. The kitchen was equipped with microwave, refrigerator, coffee maker, toaster
CONS: Because the ranch is "in the country" the ground / well water has a sulfur smell which makes showers and daily clean-up an aromatic adventure. There was a faucet (carbon) filter in the kitchen that stopped working on the 2nd day of the visit. Because the house was on a septic system, the owners posted signs in the bathroom NOT to flush toilet paper but instead to place in a zip lock bag! The patio door does NOT lock. The internet connection was not activated. The kitchen is best described as "Art Deco" if was functional but did not have an oven or dishwasher.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Swimming Pool, Hot Tubs and Pet Friendly near Canyon Lake. More private than a bed and breakfast and much nicer than cabins and cottages, Canyon Lake Ranch offers a choice of two highly inspected romantic vacation homes on our Longhorn Cattle Ranch near Canyon Lake. Guests are welcomed with a basket of fresh fruit, complementary wine, great cookies and bedside chocolates. Starview Lodge sleeps up to 6 guests (2 queen bedrooms, 1-1/2 baths). Swimming Pool, Wi-Fi, sauna, stone fireplace, half basketball court, horseshoes and shaded pool deck area. Longhorn Lodge sleeps up to 8 guests (3 bedrooms – 2 queen, 1 two singles, 2 baths). Secluded location, shady fenced yard that welcomes pets (extra charge), covered parking, two porches. Both centrally air conditioned homes have private hot tubs, satellite television, DVD, completely equipped kitchens, are fully furnished, have charcoal grills, guest robes and hot tub towels. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Canyon Lake Ranch Texas