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Valle Escondido Ranch House

Property Type : Guest House

Property Description

Valle Escondido means "Hidden Valley," and this tucked-away weekend home rental is straight out of a storybook! Home to one of the most romantic getaways in the Texas Hill Country, the most unique guest house in Tarpley is on property with bountiful trees and a nearby creek, perfect for hiking, fishing, and swimming! The setting at Valle Escondido is ideal for a romantic getaway for couples, making it one of the most picturesque and comfortable guest home rentals in the whole state of Texas.

Looking for the perfect Hill Country vacation? Check out the Valle Escondido Ranch House! The warm interior of this fully-restored 1920's home features original pine-paneled walls and hardwood floors. Situated on an organic working cattle ranch, Valle Escondido is also close to the Hill Country State Natural Area and Lost Maples State Park, making it a perfect Hill Country getaway for lovers of the outdoors.

The shaded front porch has both rockers and a porch swing (perfect finishing touches for that romantic vacation), with additional patio furniture and a charcoal grill. There's even a ceiling fan to stir up a breeze! Just a short distance away is a cool creek where you can enjoy swimming, catch-and-release fishing, or wildlife viewing-there are plentiful deer and antelope in the area, and feeders on the property provide excellent bird watching. The creek depth is seasonal, so call before booking for this info. Valle Escondido is pet-friendly; up to two well-behaved dogs are allowed for a minimal fee. Outdoor smoking is also allowed.

Inside, the living area features a stone-lined fireplace and a loveseat; more perfect touches for your romantic getaway. The queen-sized bed sleeps two, and there's a full bathroom with a shower. Bed and bath linens are provided. For your comfort, there's central air and heating, and three ceiling fans. The kitchen's fully equipped, including regular and Keurig coffee makers-so bring along your favorite K-cups! Your tech needs are taken care of, with a HD satellite TV with Blu-Ray/DVD player, five-disc CD player, high-speed wireless DSL, local land line, and great cell coverage.

See for yourself why the Valle Escondido Ranch House is the perfect place to spend a relaxing weekend away! Give Backroads Reservations a call today to book one of the prettiest little home rentals in Texas.

COVID-19 UPDATE: This accommodation is open for business. Backroads Reservations is aware of the proper cleaning and disinfecting measures needed between guests. We have provided this guidance to our hosts and housekeepers so that everyone takes the necessary precautions to protect the health of our guests, hosts and housekeepers alike. In addition, for rentals with same day turn-overs, we have increased the hours between check-in and check-out to give extra time between cleanings. Message us for more details, if needed. Dated 4/15/2020

The House
Queen bed
Bath with shower
Fireplace (free firewood) in living room
Fully-equipped kitchen
Regular coffee maker
Keurig coffee maker (K-cups not provided)  
Central air & heat
Ceiling fans in Bedroom, Living and Kitchen
Rockers and ceiling fan on the front porch

Charcoal grill
HD Satellite TV with Blu-Ray DVD player
High Speed Wireless DSL internet
Five-CD Player
Local Telephone
AT&T cell coverage
GE Soft Water and Reverse Osmosis Water Treatment System
Fish (catch & release) or swim at the river on the property. Creek level is seasonal, so check before booking.
Plentiful birds and wildlife due to year-round feeding

Rates and Details
Maximum of two guests allowed
Children not allowed
Max two well behaved dogs allowed
Pet fee is $15 per day, per pet
Cleaning fee is $35
Smoking permitted outside
Fenced yard

Some say tiny Tarpley is easy to miss; those folks just don't know what they're missing! The Hill Country surrounds Tarpley, offering some of the most beautiful views in Texas. Check out Mac and Ernie's Roadside Eatery, which has been featured on two shows on the Food Network for their cuisine.

Backroads Reservations
Bandera, Texas

Approximate distance to the following sites:
Frio River: 15 miles
Medina River: 15 miles
Guadalupe River: 40 miles
Lost Maples State Natural Area: 35 miles
Garner State Park: 40 miles
Hill Country State Natural Area: 10 miles



  • Spa
    Guest House
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Linens
  • Living Room
    Living Room
  • Towels
  • Phone
  • Free Parking
    Free Parking
  • Washer
    Queen Size Bed
  • Washer
    CD Player
  • Washer
    Cell Coverage
  • Washer
    Central Air and Heat
  • Washer
    Charcoal Grill
  • Fully-equipped Kitchen
    Fully-equipped Kitchen
  • Satellite TV
    Satellite TV
  • Wi-Fi
  • Autumn Foliage
    Autumn Foliage
  • Fridge
  • Fridge
  • Fridge
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Spices
  • Coffee Pot
    Coffee Pot
  • Bird Watching
    Bird Watching
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
    Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
    Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Fishing
  • Waterfront
  • Lake
  •  Smoking Not Allowed
    Smoking Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible
    Wheelchair Inaccessible
  • Romantic

What guests are saying...

Mary M
July, 2020
Beautiful nature surrounds the little house. The home is restored from 1920’s with original beadboard and windows. Very comfortable and fully stocked. Second visit and we love it! Beautiful part of Texas
June, 2020
This place is magical and a hidden gem in Texas Hill Country. You get exactly what you see and more! Pictures don't do this place justice. Sandy and Susie really have made the little house a perfect getaway with an abundance of wildlife to see and such a nicely curated property! Loved every second of our short trip. Will be back as soon as possible! Thank you! read less
June, 2020
We had an amazing time at this cabin. It is not just a beautiful cabin in a beautiful location. It’s also a gift. Of peace. The love and care that went into creating this cabin is evident. The deer, the hummingbirds, the gorgeous views. Just incredible. No need to ever leave the cabin. Thank you Susie. Can’t express how much we enjoyed our stay. We are already planning our next trip. Thank you so much for sharing this with us.
June, 2020
This place is magical. This was our 2nd stay in less than a month. It was absolutely perfect again. It has all the amenities you could need and more. We cooked out, hung out on the porch and watched all the wildlife. I highly recommend this place! We will be back very soon.
June, 2020
This place is incredible!!! My husband and I decided to do a country getaway and this place was above & beyond what we imagined. There is so much we loved: the beautiful land (sitting on the front porch in rocking chairs never got old!), cute decor, cows and deer always roaming, feeding the hummingbirds, watching sunsets, thoughtful touches from the hosts, and cleanliness. When we weren’t exploring the ranch we visited Utopia Park, Garner State Park, and even Fredericksburg/Enchanted Rock. There are also a few local restaurants that were really good too. Susie & Sandy are very sweet & personal hosts and truly care about this home and their guests. We loved that the house has history and a story behind it. It makes it even more special!
Stan U
February, 2020
The setting was spectacular and the house was stocked very well, everything you could possibly want or need. Sitting on the front porch took us back to a century ago and the views were like the best from old western movies. We loved how the house was decorated and especially loved the old original windows! Oh, and those Live Oaks (or Spanish Oaks?) in the yard have a mysterious quality and will forever be in my memories. We will be back! The drought is unfortunate and can't be helped. But we both felt there should have been some mention of the lack of water in the creek, since the pictures showed such a nice spot to enjoy the water. But this did not detract from the experience at the house, since the creek is a short walking distance from it.
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