Very Near Fossil Rim Wildlife Park

House - Entire home/apt · County Road, Glen Rose, TX 76043, United States

The Space

Glen Rose, about an hours drive from either Dallas or Fort Worth, has the reputation for being a sleepy little town at the edge of the Hill Country. In most cases, that's an apt description. It's definitely a great place to recuperate, recharge, renew, relax and reflect. It's also a great place to vacation, dine and kick up your heels if you know where to go!

Our very secluded country retreat is perfect for your base of operations. It boasts a quick ten minute drive to the entrance of Fossil Rim Wildlife Park, the 1700 acre drive-through zoo featuring giraffes, exotic animals and even some rhinos. Fossil Rim is perfect for the young and young at heart. We're also just a few miles from Dinosaur World and just minutes from dining and shopping in historic downtown Glen Rose.

We have a wonderful king size bed (Sleep Comfort number bed) downstairs in the Master Bedroom and a very comfortable queen-sized bed upstairs in the guest suite. We also have two (brand new) very comfortable twin beds upstairs to accommodate two additional guests (adults or kids) if needed. The downstairs bath features an over-sized shower while the upstairs bath has a tub/shower combination.

The home sits on 12+ heavily wooded acres and has a HUGE patio and lots of seating (both rocking chairs plus a picnic table) for guests. The indoor dining table seats ten comfortably and the full-sized kitchen is nicely equipped (or so my wife tells me).

Spectacular views from the family room and both porches make this a wonderful place for seclusion and tranquility.

Perfect for family get-togethers, scrapbooking weekends and the like, this secluded home comfortably seats over 35 people indoors and out, with eating facilities for over 20 at a time.

As a side note, if you love to drive (or, live to ride), Glen Rose is an amazing area to enjoy. Do a web search for car/motorcycle/bicycle tour suggestions in and around Glen Rose and you'll find many breakfast runs, afternoon rides and breath-taking evening tours that are Hill Country spectacular! As a side note to this, our home is located RIGHT ON the infamous "Paluxy Pedal" cycle circuit in October. If you are a participant, book early!

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 6
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2
Beds: 4
Extra people: No Charge
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $1500 /week
Monthly Price: $3995 /month
Cleaning Fee: $79
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Moderate

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • Nelson and CJ have created the perfect magical get-away-from-it-all retreat! We have never felt so much at home in a vacation house before. Attention to every single detail has been made with love and good taste. We loved the celebration of the West in the theme of the décor. The most amazing wall of windows had me absolutely hypnotized - I felt like I could sit and gaze out of it for the rest of my life! The house really does cast a spell over you, making you want to slow down and relax. The beds were the most comfortable we have ever slept on in a vacation rental. This home has some amazing museum-worthy collections and also a library of classics that would take you a few years to read your way through (thought I'd died and went to heaven!). The whole place was spotlessly clean with good quality linens, towels, dinnerware, cookware, etc. It sure was hard to leave when the time came. Nelson and CJ should get some kind of trophy for being the most outstanding hosts ever! Thank you both so much! The Bradys will be back!!

    April 2014
  • Our group of friends (all under 30) wanted a quiet, secluded place to go for the weekend that was a reasonable drive from Dallas and we were very lucky to find this place.

    The home is still within minutes of "civilization" as Glen Rose is really charming (with all the dinosaur kitsch) and the ownerleft some really good recommendations on places to eat and things to do.

    But the highlight was the home. It felt like an actual home and it was very personal. It's a large open floorplan so it was easy to communicate with everyone. It has large windows that nearly provide a 360 degree of the property; there is plenty of outside sitting areas with wooden rocking chairs. We spent many hours just enjoying the cool Texas weather on the patio, rocking the night away.

    Nelson leaves plenty of snacks in the pantry and even was thoughtful enough to leave a large basket of toiletry items such as shaving stuff, toothbrush and toothpaste. He really thought of everything.

    The home is really kid-friendly (he even has plastic cups with lids) - the home is tiled so no issues with the accidental spill. There is satellite tv but I don't think it was turned on once. Definitely no wi-fi and very limited cell signal. Enough to make a phone call or send a text or two but not enough signal strength for (website hidden).

    We didn't see any creatures on the property and the grass is cut so short we could have seen anything sneaking up on us. We walked around the property - not a lot to get into but it was nice to walk around.

    The home is within minutes of Fossil Rim so we did that. We also ventured out to Granbury for the Revolver Brewery. It was about a 50 minute drive but was really easy to get to.

    This home is perfect for families and pet friendly. But can also be great for a group of 29 year olds just wanting to get away from the city.

    I would highly recommend this home without hesitation.

    February 2014
  • Wonderful experience. Private, secluded, beautiful inside and out. Definitely recommend for quiet couples getaway or family vacation. We stayed there with our 7 and 10 year old daughters on family vacation. Lots to do in the Glen Rose area and the home was perfect.

    June 2012
  • What an amazing location. Everything we expected and more. This is a beautiful property with all of the comforts of home and top notch amenities to boot. The attention to detail is impeccable and the décor is charming. This one is five stars all the way!

    May 2012
  • My family and I had another amazing time at Nelson's getaway! This time we were able to arrive earlier than before, enjoying the scenery and a few local hotspots for dinner and dessert. The place was beautiful as before, clean, and very well kept. It was a nice time away from the normal busy city life! Thanks Nelson!

    May 2012
  • What a fabulous place!! We only stayed for 2 nites/3 days and wish we had stayed longer. The local, out the front gate, roads are fantastic for motorcycle cruising. Little to no traffic, ideal road conditions for biking, great S turns, hills, beautiful scenery and views of pure hill country. Could have spent many days cruising/exploring.

    The house and grounds are beautiful, very secluded, private and quiet! Saw a couple of deer in the yard while sitting in the family room with an OMG view out the south facing windows. This place is even better than it appears on the web site. Master bedroom is very spacious and has a richly appointed library room attached and a Sleep Number bed. The house is filled with historic memorabilia of local Texas history (books, pictures, maps, documents, and artwork). It also has everything you need to cook and live enjoyably (provide your own food though).

    The drive to Glen Rose is an easy and scenic drive of 10-15 minutes, and has plenty of nice resturants. The "drive thru" Fossill Rim Wildlife Park (huge acreage) is on the way to town (giraffes, rhinos and buffalo, etc) and is worth a tour.

    Nelson is an excellent host.....very professional, friendly and always wants to please. We highly recommend Nelson and his outstanding property!! Bob and Carolyn

    April 2012
  • Our best family vacation and a total steal for the price! We went for a week in the spring with our five year old and sixteen month old, and felt that Nelson and CJ's place gave us our first chance since the baby was born to just relax and be together. The lovely home, scenic grounds, and proximity to local attractions kept us entertained without ever having to go more than a couple of miles--several days we never even left the house. Perhaps most tellingly, while I usually look frazzled,wild eyed, and hunched over from chasing littles, I looked fabulous the whole time we were at the property even with no makeup. My hair did right and my skin looked refreshed. It is a magical kind of place.

    The home itself is exceptionally open, airy, and well appointed. It is cohesively decorated with fascinating elements around every corner, like an antique barber chair, a gracious library, and framed art and mementos. Nelson and CJ are warm hosts who make you feel like a visiting friend rather than a paying customer, and their thoughtfulness is apparent throughout the house. There is hand lotion by every sink, kleenex and magazines where you want them, notes to help you navigate the home, lights on dimmers, strategically placed night lights, and innumerable helpful extras like a cooler in the pantry in case you forgot to bring one for a picnic and plastic cups with lids for kids. It is first and foremost their home, and is not a sparsely appointed rental property

    The property works well for children.The large fenced acreage gave my five year old plenty of things to do without ever having to leave the house, and the large verandas on both sides visible from the kitchen made it possible for me to do dishes and laundry while he played with his trucks right outside. Nelson and CJ even have a couple of kids' videos, coloring books and the like to make children feel welcome. There are two areas to be aware of with littles: the open staircase to the loft and the railing upstairs with very wide spaced pickets. We kept the baby out with little trouble by blockading the stairs with some of the numerous dining room chairs and were prepared to strengthen that defense by lashing the chairs together with rope, and stringing rope in between the pickets upstairs, but my kids did not make much effort to violate the nobody-goes-upstairs-without-a parent rule. If you have a toddler, bring a pack of large rubber bands to temporarily kidproof the cabinets.

    All in all, it is a place where time slips away and togetherness rules. I hope to return soon.

    March 2012
  • Can't say enough good things about our stay. It was relaxing, quiet and restorative and private. The house is beautiful and open -- letting all the beauty surrounding it inside. We took long walks and cooked and baked and read. Mr. Roberts was a wonderful host and in fact we extended our stay 2 nights. We look forward to another visit!

    December 2011
  • For the past 8 years, our family has been using vaction homes for our family gatherings that happen twice a year; not to mention our vacations alone. So we have stayed in well over 20 vacation homes in that time frame. In all our travels we have never dealt with a host on par with Nelson. He is without exception, the most gracious host we have had. Now as far as the property,if you love privacy (as we do) this is pure heaven. You will feel at home as soon as you arrive. We would highly recommend this simply will not want to leave!

    November 2011
  • We had a wonderful time! We loved the secluded location that still wasn't too far from town. We went to Hollywood and Vine for dinner Saturday night and enjoyed the band and the food. It was a pleasant surprise to find such a great place in such a small town! We enjoyed being able to crank up the music and play Guitar Hero without having to worry about disturbing the neighbors! We enjoyed walking around the property too.
    We would recommend this house to anyone wanting some privacy in a beautiful house on some beautiful property.

    November 2011
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My name is Nelson Roberts. My wife CJ and I would be pleased to have you enjoy any of our country homes. I am a supplier of consumer electronic products to large retailers like RadioShack, Costco, Walmart, Sam's Club et al. It keeps my weeks (and weekends) pretty busy, so when we retreat to Glen Rose for a vacation stay, it's to unwind, leave the rat race and enjoy the sounds of nature - which can be pretty loud at 6:00am, so consider that when you leave the windows open for the breeze! I collect antique office equipment (typewriters, adding machines, check protectors and the like) and our home reflects our love of books - check out our wonderful library. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask!
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