Casa Grande on the Blanco @ Shade Ranch sits on a bluff overlooking the Blanco River on an historic, tree-covered, 25-acre property offering tranquility and seclusion and over 500 feet of private river access – all within the Wimberley city limits!
A portion of Casa Grande was originally built in the 1870s for a pioneering family. The home was enlarged over time as the family grew. Later, the property was purchased as a weekend getaway for the family of the current owners. Casa Grande now offers over 2,800 square feet of space for family entertainment.
With two large living areas and three dining areas (2 indoor and 1 outdoor), Casa Grande is perfect for family or large group gatherings.
One living area is the extraordinary “River Room.” Stunning views of the Blanco River below beckon from three walls of windows. Open the windows and enjoy the sounds of the river rapids, bird songs, and scurrying squirrels. Bunk beds tucked into a sleeping alcove in the River Room provide a cozy spot for children to settle in for the evenings.
The second living area is a club-like setting wrought from the original cabin. The limestone fireplace serves as a reminder of the home’s pioneer past and provides a cozy room for games or movies when the nights are cool or the days are rainy. You will enjoy relaxing in the room’s pleasant and calming atmosphere.
Watch the deer graze and the sun rise or set as you listen to the birds and the river while dining indoors or outdoors.
The spacious master suite includes a king size bed, a comfortable sitting area, television, and a sleeper sofa if more sleeping space is needed.
Casa Grande has so much to offer with its fully equipped kitchen, multiple open dining areas, and two additional bedrooms (one furnished with a queen-size bed and the other with two comfortable twin beds). There is plenty of space – and privacy – for large groups.
Located just off the River Room, you will find a wonderful, large outdoor hot tub. It is a private place to unwind while admiring the brilliant stars above and the murmuring headwaters of the Upper Blanco River below. Follow the limestone steps near the hot tub down to the 500 feet of private river access below.
The river will invite you to swim or wade in its cool waters and leave all worries behind. Or grab your fishing rod! Fly Fishing magazine identifies the Upper Blanco River areas as “. . . one of the best fly fishing spots in Texas.” Bring your kayak or canoe, and don’t forget the floats and water shoes for tubing down the rapids. There’s plenty of room to enjoy a picnic lunch, an afternoon nap or book, or a gorgeous sunrise or sunset on the banks of the Blanco River.
Located only 5 minutes from Wimberley Square, this home completes the perfect hill-country getaway without sacrificing any of the charm (or shopping opportunities) that Wimberley has to offer. And with wireless high-speed Internet and satellite TV, you won’t sacrifice the conveniences of modern technology, either.
Casa Grande has recently been transformed with updated furnishings and child friendly amenities.
|Rates||$450 to $685|
Pools and Spas
- Hot Tub
- Fire Pit
- Outdoor Dining and Seating
- Barbeque Grill-Propane
- Pet Friendly
- Large Group Accomodation (10+)
- Satellite or Cable Television
- Child Friendly
- Iron/Ironing Board
- Stocked Kitchen- Pots/Pans/Utensils
- Coffee Pot
- Hair Dryer
Wedding Venue Proximity
- Old Glory Weddings
- La Estancia Bella Weddings
- Waters Point (Rio Bonito)
- Wildflower Barn