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Rock Cottage

Imagine yourself surrounded by soft desert pastels and massive hand hewn beams. Pillows of terra cotta Saltillo tile at your feet and ages old ranch rock forming silent walls around your private hideaway. Lean back and take in the museum quality southwestern weaving, carvings and works of art.

Memorize every crevice of this historic haven that seems chiseled in time for you and yours alone. You will draw on that memory and return for more.

In the morning a basket of freshly laid eggs and fixings for a ranch breakfast is at your fingertips in the generous kitchen. Home baked breakfast breads, fresh fruit, juice and coffee are there to prepare when you are ready ... no clocks in the country!

After breakfast step out your front door and breathe the fresh ranch air. Feel the excitement of your own family of beautiful and unique llamas happily waiting for a visit from you. Stroll near the old barn for a heart to heart chat with the emus, miniature donkeys, and many peacocks.

When you are ready for a swim, the Blanco River is only a few hundred yards away and your tube is waiting. Linger on the banks, bring a picnic lunch and watch the ancient oaks grow. A canoe is available upon request. Exercise as you desire with a ride down the road on a bicycle built for two or hike the trail to the river.

 

Our Cottage:
One or two adults, per night $135.
Each Additional, per night $20
Weekly rates available.
Two night minimum required on weekends.
Three night minimum on holidays.
Children over the age of 12 are welcome.
Telephone.
Central Air & Heat.
We welcome Thanksgiving and Christmas bookings with festive attention to details.
Sleeps 4 persons in 2 full size beds.
No TV or Radio.
Please respect our NO SMOKING POLICY.

 

A Little Bit of History on the Rock Cottage

New Tracks Rock Cottage Bed and Breakfast is composed of many historical items from the basic rock to its many furnishings. The rock used was taken from fallen rock boundary fences built by slaves in the early 1800's. The center portion of the building differs, because it was built in the late 1880's from native limestone that was quarried near the ranch. The room was used as a milk cooling room.

The exposed cedar logs, oak timbers in the downstairs partition and cross pieces on top of the partition were all salvaged from the old family barn, built in about 1860, and cut in a sawmill run by water power on the Blanco River in about 1860-1870.

The handcrafted bed in the loft is notched and pegged with logs and rails also from the family barn. Many of the furnishings and antique pieces are family items including the wood cook stove, kitchen table and chairs, the birch furniture in the living area, the wooden trunks, clawfoot bathtub, and high back saddle. Other furnishings and decorative pieces are from the 1800's circa, both primitive and southwestern origin, many with history and interesting stories associated with them.