Scurlock Farms in the Texas Hill Country is the perfect spot to unwind with an unprogramed retreat from the urban concrete jungle. Come see what it is like to live on a farm, for a romantic get-away, for a family gathering, or a centrally located vacation spot. The beautiful San Gabriel River forms the north border of the farm with a little over 1 mile of river frontage. Fishing and tubing are great, and there are plenty of fossils to see in the wide white limestone banks.
We raise cattle, horses, goats and chickens and there is a 19 acre pecan orchard. Visit in November and pick up your own Choctaw pecans. I love giving guests tours of the farm in a Polaris. Children enjoy holding baby goats, feeding the horses apples, "driving" a tractor of their choice with Mr. Dan or Mr. David, gathering eggs, picking fresh produce from the garden for their dinner, or skipping rocks in the river and finding fossils on the limestone river bank..
Fishing is great in the San Gabriel River that is on the farm. We have a fishing guide that will come to the farm to give lessons. He will provide all of the equipment and bait! Horseback riding is available on a farm nearby.
We have three beautifully furnished homes on the farm. Rocky Overlook was my parent's dream home and it sleeps 8 with 2 full baths. The Palette Pad was mama's art studio and has a queen bed. Indian Bluff sleeps 8 and has 2 full baths, and the garage has fooseball, air hockey, dining table chairs, and a futon, washer and dryer.
All homes have luxury linens, fully equipped kitchens, fireplaces (firewood provided), TV, wi fi, games, books, a/c and central heat, charcoal grills, great outdoor seating areas, and fire pits. All soaps and paper products are also provided. Coffee, a variety of hot teas and basic spices are in the kitchens.
I will bake a batch of from-scratch homemade muffins of your choice the evening of your arrival using real butter and eggs from my free-range chickens. They are great warmed for breakfast 12 - 15 seconds in the microwave. Fresh seasonal fruit bowl. Farm eggs are available for $2.50 dozen.
Birding is great as the farm has very diverse topography - prairie on top, heavy woods on the bluff, river bottom, and the river itself. 2/3 of all birds found in Texas are seen in Williamson County. 10 minutes to Southwestern University and the beautiful Georgetown Square, named "The Most Beautiful Town Square in Texas", and only 30 minutes to Austin. Check out our website for more info and photos.
Breakfast, Self preparation, Snacks, Farm Fresh Eggs
Full kitchen, Linens provided, Laundry facilities, Fire pit, Ground-floor bedroom, High chair, Crib, Great View, A/C, Private Bath, Free WiFi, Barbeque/Grill, Fireplace(s), TV, DVD/VCR, Library, Refrigerator, Microwave, Pond, Dishwasher
Activities & Animals
Animals, Chickens, Fishing, Gardening, Tractor rides, Planting / harvesting, Bird Watching, Goats, Horses, Cows, Deer, U-Pick, Astronomy/Stargazing, Orchards, Nature walk, Field Trips, Ducks, Wildlife, Board games, Organic farming, Help with Chores, Guided Fishing, Bonfire/Campfire, Backpacking, Yard games (croquet, bocce ball, badminton), Egg Gathering, Flower Gathering, Flower Fields, Farm Dogs, Landscape work
Children under 12, Pets, Corporate Retreats, Family Reunions, Tour Groups - Small