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High Hope's Adults Only Villa with Pool, Mwalimu

Entire villa hosted by Sandra
10 guests4 bedrooms5 beds4 baths
Entire home
You’ll have the villa to yourself.
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Self check-in
You can check in with the doorman.
Sandra is a Superhost
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House rules
This place isn’t suitable for children under 12 and the host doesn’t allow smoking.
“Teacher” in Swahili, Mwalimu greets everyone ready for a resort-style getaway. Reconnect with each other swimming in the salt-water pool, gazing out over the valley, wandering the trails on 900-acres of rolling hill country or mingling in one of the many indoor/outdoor private gathering areas.

Mwalimu has two dwellings connected by a covered walkway and the pool, each with two bedrooms and en-suite bathrooms.

Fireplace – Pool – Library – Garden –Deck with Grill – Fire Pit.

Adults only

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
2 double beds
Bedroom 3
1 queen bed

Amenities

TV
Wifi
Air conditioning
Pool
Kitchen
Free parking on premises
Indoor fireplace
Heating
Washer
Dryer

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Location

Glen Rose, Texas, United States

There are worlds to explore without leaving the ranch. Each ravine has its own character and rock formations. Most trails have their own ‘fossil personality’. Benches are strategically placed throughout the ranch for rest and reflection. The Labyrinth, Medicine Hill, Stone Circle, St. Francis Hill, the Peace Pole, Twin Fall, Roger’s Reach, Goat Cave, and Sunset Ridge and the trails that connect them offer days of exploring just outside your doorstep.

What we offer, that few others can, is 900-acres of holistically and organically managed open space with 20 miles of trails and a shared boundary with Fossil Rim! Not only do we share the viewshed we share the soundscape! Listen to the night sounds of both native wildlife and if luck is with you, Fossil Rim’s wolves will join the chorus. In the fall, we hear their Red Deer bugling. One trail connects with Fossil Rim’s Overlook Cafe, you can hike up for lunch!

During the spring, High Hope’s ravines host the critically endangered Golden-cheeked Warbler, a stunning bird that nests only in the Texas Hill Country where they find a combination of ravines and hillsides with ancient junipers and young oak trees. We welcome fields of bluebonnets and other wildflowers as the seasons change. Summers here are filled with bluebirds and painted buntings! Crows and vultures entertain year-round.

Being just outside Glen Rose gives you more reason to stay longer! High Hope is less than 5 minutes away from Fossil Rim's entrance, and 20 minutes away from Dinosaur Valley State Park and their horseback rides offered by Eagle Eye Ranch. High Hope’s entrance on County Road 2009 is on the Paluxy Pedal route (the ominous 'Not the Wall' sign at the bottom of 2009 speaks to how steep our neighboring roads are!). The town of Glen Rose offers Big Rocks Park (wading, fishing, and exploring on the Paluxy), a river walk, historical buildings, and a playground at Heritage Park, a historic town square with great food, shopping, and entertainment.

We can also help you schedule massage therapists, yoga instructors and other healers to come work with you!

Mwalimu is 0.9 miles down the driveway from the county road that gets you here. High Hope is 2 miles from Glen Rose and Walnut Springs and about 30 miles from Granbury, Stephenville or Cleburne. DFW airport is 70 miles away, Austin is 160 miles, Houston 220 miles, Amarillo 315 miles.

Hosted by Sandra

Joined in March 2013
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I feel lucky every day when I wake up surrounded by live oaks and rolling hills on the northwestern edge of the Texas Hill Country. I am here to help manage my friend's four unique guest houses on this lovely 1,100 acre ranch. Chances are if you visited before Covid, I was the one who greeted you. I am always available to answer any questions. We are here for you, but only when you need or want us! Our ranch's motto is Healthy Land, Healthy Animals, Healthy and Happy People! High Hope Ranch not only borders Fossil Rim Wildlife Center, we share a connected history. Krystyna, the ranch owner, moved to Texas to help run, and then buy Fossil Rim Wildlife Center which began as a private entity. She built the programs that have made Fossil Rim an internationally respected conservation facility, and a 'must-see' for all area visitors. While doing this, she also purchased any land that came up for sale bordering Fossil Rim to create a buffer zone. When Fossil Rim was ready to operate on its own as a non-profit organization, she donated the 1,800 acres that Fossil Rim occupied, and kept the buffer zone, the 1100 acres that house our three guest houses and we call High Hope Retreat and Ranch. Our trails connect you to open space, at various degrees of elevation challenges! Our open space reconnect you to nature, yourself and each other! Treat yourself to sleeping with the windows open under the Milky Way!
I feel lucky every day when I wake up surrounded by live oaks and rolling hills on the northwestern edge of the Texas Hill Country. I am here to help manage my friend's four unique…
During your stay
High Hope is a working ranch, dedicated to restoring native prairies and other habitats. We also live on property and are here to be of service should you need us. We also want you to feel as if you are visiting 'the family ranch' with the freedom to wander and explore.

There will be someone coming by the house daily to check the pool and feed the birds. Mwalimu has our Spiral Garden so if you are lucky you may meet Brandi and Robert in the garden. They also visit the green house to check on the plants and the solar panels that provide the house with electricity!

Our goal, especially with Covid-19 precautions, is to arm you with all the information you need, so that you can enjoy your time here in privacy, calling on us when you need us! We provide a comprehensive self-check-in guide to all guests, and supplement that information with an in-house guest book.
High Hope is a working ranch, dedicated to restoring native prairies and other habitats. We also live on property and are here to be of service should you need us. We also want y…
Sandra is a Superhost
Superhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: 4:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Checkout: 10:00 AM
Self check-in with building staff
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
Pets are allowed
Health & safety
Committed to Airbnb's enhanced cleaning process. Show more
Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
Pool/hot tub without a gate or lock
Heights without rails or protection
May encounter potentially dangerous animal
Cancellation policy