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5.0 / 5Exceptional
2 reviews


  • Kitchen
  • Air Conditioning
  • Pet Friendly
  • Washer


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Blanco State Park
    11 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Jacob's Well Natural Area
    29 min drive
  • Restaurant
    Oak Creek Cafe
    10 min drive
  • Restaurant
    Red Bud Cafe
    10 min drive

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    About this area


    Located in Blanco, this vacation home is in a rural location. Those looking for an activity can check out Canyon Lake Marina, while everyone can enjoy the natural beauty of Blanco State Park and Potter's Creek Park.

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    Popular Location

    What's nearby

    • Blanco State Park - 11 min drive
    • Guadalupe River - 25 min drive
    • Whitewater Amphitheatre - 25 min drive
    • Jacob's Well Natural Area - 29 min drive
    • Guadalupe River State Park - 45 min drive

    Getting around

    • Austin, TX (AUS-Austin-Bergstrom Intl.) - 70 min drive


    • Oak Creek Cafe - 10 min drive
    • Red Bud Cafe - 10 min drive
    • Old 300 Barbeque - 11 min drive
    • Blanco River Pizza Company - 11 min drive
    • Lakeview Cafe - 15 min drive

    About this property

    Happiness Ranch on the Little Blanco River in Texas Hill Country

    Romantic vacation home in Blanco
    The Pecan Tree House at Happiness Ranch is a beautifully decorated, light-filled home along the Little Blanco River, a seasonal river in the heart of Texas Hill Country. (Feel free to inquire about status of river.) Enjoy peaceful, private country living on 5.75 acres of groomed pasture land. Make this your home base for exploring Hill Country's live music, dance halls, BBQ joints, local craft beer and whiskey makers, and of course, the incredible wildflower displays each spring! Only an hour from Austin and San Antonio, and close to Canyon Lake. Appreciate the interior design sense of Joanna Gaines from HGTV's "Fixer Upper"? Then you'll enjoy the decor of Happiness Ranch. Luke Caldwell, co-star of HGTV's "Boise Boys," said of Happiness Ranch, "What a picturesque piece of land! You guys did a great job of making a house a home." (For larger groups you may also rent the Oak Tree House at Happiness Ranch.) You'll enjoy great privacy on this 5.75-acre ranch, with more than 500 feet of frontage on the Little Blanco River. (seasonal river.) Before hitting Instant Book, please read and agree with the house rules. We don't have many, but they are important to us and will assure a happy visit for all. House Rules and Guidebook The Little Blanco is a seasonal river, and sometimes dries up in prolonged periods of draught. If the river is very important to you, please check the status of the river before booking. Check-In Window: 4:00-9:00 PM Check-Out Time: 12pm (noon). House Rules - No smoking in the house. - No guests beyond the number of people you booked (max 6). - No hunting. Please respect your safety, our neighbors’ peace, and our home. Septic Please flush only toilet paper. No coffee grounds down the sink / disposal. Dogs (If you are bringing a dog, please read this.) We love dogs! You may bring up to three of your furry family members. The is $15; Up to three dogs. (Per stay, not per night.) We will send you a request for the pet fee after you check-out. • If your dog gets dirty outside, please wash its paws outside on the porch using the paw cleaner and dog towels that we provide. • If you allow your dogs on furniture, PLEASE first cover the furniture with the blankets we have provided in the basket in the living room. • We supply biodegradable poop bags for dogs. We (and future guests) sincerely appreciate your picking up after your dog. Tie off the bag and place it in the outdoor garbage barrel, which is located in the square wooden enclosure at the bottom of the stairs that lead down from the center of the back porch. • Keep in mind that our property is not fully fenced, and there are wild animals that dogs like to chase. Check-Out - Make sure to pack all your stuff! - If you put dishes in the dishwasher, please run it before you leave. Detergent pods are beneath the sink. - Don't worry about gathering up your sheets and towels. Simply leave them in place for us to wash. - Please text us when you leave so we can begin cleaning for our next guests. That's it. Pretty simple. If this all sounds good to you, go ahead and book and we look forward to having you as a guest..
    Air-conditioned accommodations at this vacation home offer fireplaces and DVD players. Accommodations offer separate living rooms. Kitchens offer refrigerators, stovetops, microwaves, and separate dining areas.
    Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations and hair dryers. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and irons/ironing boards.
    The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

    Entire place

    You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

    Property manager

    property manager

    Nathan James

    Speaks English

    Property amenities


    Internet access

    Parking and transportation

    Onsite parking
    Car required


    Coffee/tea maker


    2 bedrooms
    Bed sheets provided


    2 bathrooms
    Shower/tub combination
    Hair dryer
    Towels provided

    Living spaces

    Living room
    Dining room


    TV with cable/satellite service
    DVD player
    Video library

    Outdoor areas



    Washing machine and dryer


    Air conditioning


    Smoke-free property

    Services and conveniences

    Iron/ironing board

    Location highlights

    In a rural location

    Things to do

    Water skiing nearby
    Hiking/biking trails nearby
    Kayaking nearby
    Rafting nearby
    Sailing nearby


    Sleeps 6
    Unit size: 1308 sq ft (122 sq m)



    Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM


    Check-out before 12:00 PM

    Special check-in instructions

    • Guests will receive an email from the property manager with check-in and check-out instructions.


    • Pets allowed
    • Restrictions apply
    • For more information contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation

    Children and extra beds

    • Children are welcome.

    Property payment types


    Important information

    You need to know

    Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
    Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
    Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
      Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited.

    We should mention

    Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. A car is required for transportation to and from this property.

    Property is also known as

    • Happiness Ranch Little Blanco River Texas Hill Country House
    • Happiness Ranch Little River Texas Hill Country House
    • Happiness Ranch Little Blanco River Texas Hill Country
    • Happiness Ranch Little Blanco River Texas Hill Country House
    • Happiness Ranch Little River Texas Hill Country House
    • Happiness Ranch Little Blanco River Texas Hill Country
    • Happiness Ranch Little River Texas Hill Country

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    5/5 Excellent

      Such a Peaceful Getaway!

      Such a Peaceful Getaway! Hosts were super nice. Place had everything you needed and you felt at home. We were able to drive to nearby towns using OnStar and GPS on phone without any problems. One suggestion, if you choose "Happiness Ranch" would be to call a week in advance to check the status of the river. The Little Blanco River was totally dry due to no rain. This could be a deal breaker for some guests.

      5/5 Excellent

        A Delightful Taste of Texas Hill Country Life!

        What an adorable, peaceful retreat. We took our visitors from Japan here. We had a wonderful time. The home is well equipped and we were made to feel welcomed from the start. Our guests commented how great it was to spend our time in this lovely home compared to a regular hotel. We highly recommend it for those looking for a beautiful slice of quiet hill country.

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