Reviewed on 2021-10-13 by Diana Coleman
This was our first trip to the Texas hill country. What a wonderful experience! Just a couple miles before we turn onto the gravel driveway from Highway 32, we gazed over the expansive landscape view at Devil\'s Backbone. And guess what, the view from the patio was pretty much the same view- Gorgeous! Our family spent mornings and evenings sitting on the patio, splashing around in the pool & hot tub and cooking meals on the grill. The home was equiped with every appliance we needed. The kitchen is huge an accommodated the many cooks in our family. The 5 grandchildren ages (5 months - 7 years) had plenty of room to play. And, the home even had toys, board games, puzzles, and books for all ages. The layout was incredible with 2 identical master bedroom & baths on opposite sides of the home (both master bedrooms had a view of the backyard) with 2 bedrooms on each side, at the front of the home, adjoined by a shared bathroom which was perfect for our son\'s families. We did not even need to use the murphy bed in the study. The older kids loved the upstairs game room complete with pac-man, another video game, pool table, and sectional with a TV. (TV remote did not seem to change the channels upstairs but the kids did not watch much TV anyway). NO need to bring pool toys- the house has plenty. We enjoyed a few evenings around the firepit before a burn ban was declared due to wind gusts. We brought fire wood but did not really need to since there were broken limbs all over the property that would have been easy to gather. Finally, one son brought a mini-van and it was difficult for him to navigate a few big ruts in the long gravel driveway (small issue). Best of all, since you could not see other homes from anywhere in the front, back or side yards, we felt miles away from civilization. What a great escape from the grind! I would highly recommend this home.
5 out of 5 stars
Reviewed on 2021-05-04 by John Grubiak
The home is sited on a spectacular vista in a central location overlooking miles of beautiful Texas Hill Country. It\'s hard to imagine a better and more peaceful view. The outdoor living space is perfect for gatherings and recreation. Indoor furnishings were comfortable and the kitchen appliances were well appointed. The downsides are the horrible internet service, the lack of any sound system, difficult television operation and a crammed and disorganized kitchen.
4 out of 5 stars
Stunning Views with Lots of Privacy
Reviewed on 2020-12-16 by Ann Nix
We spent a week at this house in October and while the house isn\'t overly impressive as you drive up to it, it will blow your mind once you open the front doors and take in the view out of the back! You will want to park yourself right there for your stay-- it is breathtaking! The backyard has everything you need or want to spend your time outside -- great dining facilities, lots and lots of seating, lots of decking for games, fabulous pool, spacious hot tub and great fire pit. We spent almost all day, everyday out back. The entire area (Fischer, Blanco, Canyon Lake) was beautiful. We thought this house was going to be more off the beaten path than it actually was -- we were only about 10-15 minutes from a nice Brookshire Brothers and a couple fast food chains and yet when you were on the rental property you felt like there was no one around for miles -- loved the privacy, no worrying about grandkids making too much noise. The house is very well equipped from the quality of the furniture and linens to kitchen supplies. We loved the layout for our family -- two wings with three bedrooms on each side with a central living area. The upstairs game room is an added bonus for anyone wanting to watch sports or a movie on the big screen with a little bit of privacy. Hill Country Premier was a joy to work with -- every time I called they were patient and always willing to answer all my questions. We had a couple small issues early on in our stay and Hill Country was quick to address the problems. Would definitely rent C L Ranch again!
5 out of 5 stars