Homestead Guesthouse is a recently restored modern farmhouse set within the original homestead of a working family ranch that dates back 7 generations. The original structure, comprising what is now the bedroom and bath dates back to the 1870’s, is made of German “fachwerk”, a construction technique native to the German settlers of the area marrying a post-and-beam technique with a plaster infill made of local limestone “caliche” mud. These original walls can be glimpsed at the back of the bookcase in the living room. The house was renovated in 1998 by Matthew Bremer, a family member who is currently an architect practicing in New York City. The renovation remains true to the spirit of the original while providing modern comfort and amenity. Two deep porches are situated perfectly to catch prevailing breezes, shade against the harsh Texas sun, and frame magnificent Texas sunsets. Custom details abound: original clawfoot tub, a custom hammered-copper vanity, reclaimed cedar plank doors, worn wooden towel racks made from the house’s original door saddles, porches framed with cedar posts and beams, and limestone pavers hewn off the ranch.
- Central AC and Heat
- Queen size bed
- Two TV’s with Dish Satelite TV; Bluetooth speaker; Wifi
- Antique dining table for four (inside), and outdoor dining table for two
- Kitchen with all amenities
- Original, refinished clawfoot tub with shower
- A variety of antique and custom-designed furnishings
- No pets
No more than 2 guests without prior authorization
Guests are only permitted within the fenced courtyard area of the guesthouse, and the parking pad outside the stone fence. For insurance purposes, we regret we cannot allow guests to roam the homestead and ranch property beyond.