The Guest House at Twin Oaks Ranch


Farm stay hosted by April

  1. 8 guests
  2. 2 bedrooms
  3. 4 beds
  4. 1.5 baths
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Relax and recharge on 220 beautiful acres, family owned for 150 years! With amazing views of the pond and hillside, our lovely renovated farmhouse is sparkling clean and cozy, complete with a stocked kitchen, gas grill, porch swing, fire pit and outdoor dining area. Family and pet friendly, with high speed fiber (if work calls!). Come explore the woods, hike the prairies, fish the pond, pet the horses and dogs, and stargaze! The Milky Way is amazing! Come make memories at Twin Oaks Ranch!

The space
A renovated farmhouse, originally built over 100 years ago and relocated to the Ranch. The Guest House offers our guests a private setting to enjoy the property. With shiplap walls and ceiling, and longleaf pine floors, this vintage house had old Czech newspapers used as insulation in the attic.

The house has one large bedroom on the first floor and a fun "flop room" upstairs in the finished attic, with lower ceiling, perfect for a slumber party, crash spot or kids space, with multiple beds - 1 queen and 2 full beds and 1 queen blow-up mattress. Great space for those who are vertically challenged! Again, note that there is no bathroom upstairs and the ceilings are lower as it is a renovated attic space. There are 1 1/2 bathrooms. The full bath in the master bedroom has a soaking tub and a separate shower. An on-demand water heater ensures plenty of hot water for all.

The wrap around porch (with the requisite swing!) is a great place to enjoy coffee in the morning or watch the sunset in the evening. A great couple’s get-away!! We are far from city lights, so the stars are simply incredible on a clear night.

Our official greeting committee consists of our two Ranch dogs - Boomer (black lab mix) and Henry (the hot mess labradoodle) - our rescues! They love when we have guests and want nothing more than a belly rub. Everyone loves them and they are great with kids and other dogs. Bonus: They will loudly sound an alert if there is a snake close by. Note: Please don’t bring a pet without prior approval - safety concerns need to be discussed and an additional cleaning fee of $25 may apply for dogs that shed. Thanks!

Twin Oaks Ranch also has a “refined rustic” Event Center with a full commercial kitchen, hosting intimate weddings of up to 75 guests (indoor seating), house concerts and themed dinners with heavenly dining provided by the award winning Chefs of Callisto Culinary. It’s a beautiful private space in the country with indoor and outdoor seating, large covered porches overlooking the surrounding woods, a beautiful two-way fireplace, ceremony oak arch, and a professional sound system.

If you are a foodie looking for a beautiful country location for to simply escape, or plan a wedding, reception, party or reunion, this is the perfect spot! Chefs Michael and Emily Castillo never fail to create an exceptional dining experience that will delight you and your guests! Services available include plated dinners, buffet and family style meals, hors d’oeuvres, and desserts (and cakes!), based on availability. It is best to contact them early as they book up quickly!

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed, 2 air mattresses
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed, 2 double beds, 1 air mattress

What this place offers

Lake view
Free carport on premises – 4 spaces
Pets allowed
TV with standard cable
Air conditioning

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Where you’ll be

Hallettsville, Texas, United States

We are located centrally between Houston, Austin & San Antonio - easy day trips from the Ranch. Also, the surrounding communities are wonderful and each have their own culture and charm. Don’t miss Tillie’s Cafe in Schulenburg for wonderful coffees, cookies and muffins by our own Callisto Culinary, amazing sandwiches, drinks & dinner. The local wineries (Majek Vineyard - Lynn & Randy Majek are wonderful!, Whistling Duck Winery, and Blue Mule Winery) are fun to visit, and the Painted Churches are simply beautiful. A beer joint tour is always a hoot too. The Spoetzel Brewery, home of Shiner beer, has tours and a tasting room with all things Shiner. Check their hours before you go. Shiner Bluestem is a treasure - bakery, artisianal Texas gifts, wine, grass fed beef and pork, etc! A must see! West of Shiner. Antiques, Arts and Beer is fun stop to explore.

Splashway Water park is in nearby Sheridan - fun for the whole family. “Found” in Hallettsville is great for treasure hunting and Tillie’s Cafe in Schulenburg is a great spot for coffee and fresh banana bread or a yummy sandwich.

Lots of small town things to do, or just simply enjoy the ranch - fish, explore the woods, play games, build a bonfire for s’mores, watch for shooting stars! - It’s a little piece of heaven out here!

Hosted by April

  1. Joined in October 2013
  • 82 Reviews
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We love life at the Ranch - so tranquil and beautiful, but we also enjoy traveling as well. It is fun to explore new places - we love how traveling keeps you fully "present". Discovering a unique place to stay and making new friends is part of the fun! We love great food, yummy cocktails, good wine, funky shops, great atmospheres and people watching! We feel blessed to be able share this beautiful place with old and new friends and look forward to your visit!
We love life at the Ranch - so tranquil and beautiful, but we also enjoy traveling as well. It is fun to explore new places - we love how traveling keeps you fully "present". Disco…


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During your stay

We love making new friends and are happy to assist with any recommendations or suggestions on the surrounding area. We are happy to give you a tour of the property if you would like. We also respect a desire for privacy and can be available as needed.
We love making new friends and are happy to assist with any recommendations or suggestions on the surrounding area. We are happy to give you a tour of the property if you would li…

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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: After 4:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
No smoking
Pets are allowed

Health & safety

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Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
Nearby lake, river, other body of water
Heights without rails or protection
May encounter potentially dangerous animal

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