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Cabin at the Ranch - Harper, TX

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· Harper, Texas
84 acres
1 site
1 Lodging
The Ranch is our place we like to go when we need to get away.  It's raw and it's nice land to camp, explore and enjoy wildlife.  We have a Wildlife Exemption on the property and enjoy managing native song birds.  We keep a constant flow of bird seed located in feeders around the ranch, and we have seen all kinds of birds making this a great place for birders. The ranch has nice elevation changes with a wet weather creek that traverses the property,  There are some trails to hike or mountain bike. The cabin is rustic, but we enjoy it and it's fun to think it's everything we would need.  This is off-grid living all the way, and we are constantly learning new and better ways to do things.  The cabin is located on the very first spot we pitched a tent after purchasing the land, and we continue to make improvements as we go.  We hope you enjoy it as much as we do.  
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Harper, Texas, United StatesTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
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Hosted by Travis W.Joined in August 2018
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81 ratings · 65 reviews
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Sue D.recommends
December 5, 2022
Cute Off-Grid CABIN on 84 ACRES
This was our second time coming out to this lovely property! Just as good as we remembered. Hiked around, explored, made a fire, grilled, fed the donkeys, swang and star gazed. The cabin is everything you need and very convenient. Great way to disconnect and live simply. We had perfect weather too. 10 out of 10.
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Kelsey M.recommends
November 7, 2022
Cute Off-Grid CABIN on 84 ACRES
Peaceful Night
The cabin was just about everything that I had hoped. I spent a peaceful night camping by myself and it was not nearly enough time. It was so fun to be visited by the resident donkeys. The cabin is truly off the grid with no cell phone service or internet, which is exactly what I was looking for (but make sure you have directions loaded ahead of time :)
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Carolyn R.recommends
October 30, 2022
Cute Off-Grid CABIN on 84 ACRES
A great place to unplug and recharge. Fantastic hill country views with gorgeous sunsets and star gazing that will leave you speechless!
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Natalie W.recommends
October 27, 2022
Cute Off-Grid CABIN on 84 ACRES
This was a beautiful escape from city life in Austin. Travis is super helpful with his tips. Feeding carrots to the donkeys was a highlight for sure.
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Melissa G.recommends
August 29, 2022
Cute Off-Grid CABIN on 84 ACRES
Nice seclusion!
Loved the privacy. Firepit very nice. Donkeys were so cool. They greet you when you drive up. The cabin was cute, but do bring lighting and everything you would for camping.
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Mathew D.recommends
April 5, 2022
Cute Off-Grid CABIN on 84 ACRES
Great little spot to unwind and get away. It felt very isolated(in a good way!) and getting to meet the donkeys was super cool. Would 100% recommend. The view of the stars at night was truly breathtaking.
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Rahul M.recommends
April 3, 2022
Cute Off-Grid CABIN on 84 ACRES
super cool place, stargazing was fantastic
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Amanda S.recommends
December 17, 2021
Cute Off-Grid CABIN on 84 ACRES
An absolutely idyllic get-away. Comfortable and quaint, with a perfect fire circle and the most beautiful tree and starlight framing the sweet, timeless cabin. Just loved it, and hope to return!
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Kimberly P.recommends
December 9, 2021
Cute Off-Grid CABIN on 84 ACRES
Lovely spot.
Beautiful spot. Cabin sits high on a hill, making for beautiful sunsets. Rustic and still feels like camping, with just enough creature comfort.
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Brittany C.recommends
December 5, 2021
Cute Off-Grid CABIN on 84 ACRES
Loved it here! Super peaceful and a healing break from city life. They’ve thought of everything and the cabin is great! There are all the necessities as well as lots of fun additions like cards, horseshoes, a mini zip line and animals. There are even head lamps which really came in handy! We weren’t able to see the donkeys bc they ventured to the neighbor’s property but the longhorns were very sweet. Disclaimer: you’ll lose reception with your GPS so make sure you follow Travis’ written instructions.
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Manda L.recommends
September 10, 2021
Cute Off-Grid CABIN on 84 ACRES
Great family experience!
My family and I stayed here for 3 nights and had so much fun. There were beautiful sunsets and stargazing was amazing. Our kids loved the swing and zipline. The donkeys and longhorns were very friendly, but put your food away at night, they will help themselves when you aren't watching lol. We didn't anticipate scorpions, so come prepared. When the bugs came out at night, they easily entered the cabin through the soffit vents. Daddy longlegs galore, but those didn't bother us. Next time we will definitely bring a bug net to sleep under. Other than that, we really enjoyed ourselves and can't wait for the next trip. Travis was great and always answered as soon as he could anytime we had questions. Great place, you'll love it!!
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Gregory C.recommends
August 15, 2021
Cute Off-Grid CABIN on 84 ACRES
FULL Off The Grid experience
Looking to escape crowd during a Covid wave or just isolate yourself to think or find inspiration, this place is perfect. Super quiet, everything you need to live/survive is provided even some solar charged battery to power your lamp or listen the (included) radio. And the donkeys/longhorns will be a nice company
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Courtney B.recommends
August 1, 2021
Cute Off-Grid CABIN on 84 ACRES
Spacious private all around excellent place to stay. Good for individual or family. Lots of activities to do and the stars at night are exquisite. Cabin is clean and decorated so cute.
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Jeremiah A.recommends
August 1, 2021
Cute Off-Grid CABIN on 84 ACRES
I loved my stay at the cabin. I’ve camped at a lot of different places over the years and this was the most peaceful place I’ve ever stayed. The only man made noise that could be heard was planes flying over head every once in awhile. If you’re a bird watcher, this is a great place for it. The cute little donkeys visited a few times while I was there. There’s a small leaflet in the cabin which states that the donkeys have been known to be pushy once you feed them and they weren’t joking 😆
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Ariel J.recommends
June 28, 2021
Cute Off-Grid CABIN on 84 ACRES
Our cabin was clean and cozy when we arrived. The property had a beautiful view of the hills, sunrise, sunset, moon, and stars. There were places to hike around and explore different plants, rocks, and wildlife. The animals were our favorite part- the donkeys and longhorn were very social and kept us company. Everything we needed was available, and Travis was prompt in responding to any questions I had. We would definitely come back to visit again. :)
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Peter S.recommends
April 13, 2021
Cute Off-Grid CABIN on 84 ACRES
Great spot. It is very private and it is a great place to get away from it all!
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Yolanda C.recommends
April 8, 2021
Cute Off-Grid CABIN on 84 ACRES
The sunrises and sunsets were amazing. It was wonderful to watch with only sounds of the wind and the birds. Trolling the property with my dog was an adventure. She was not ready for the terrain nor the animals. I enjoyed watching her reactions and getting her acclimated.
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Lisa H.recommends
April 4, 2021
Cute Off-Grid CABIN on 84 ACRES
Privacy and nature.
Perfect camping. With fun animals! I love camping at places where there’s no one else around. Travis was great communicator. Would definitely recommend!
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Todd B.recommends
March 29, 2021
Cute Off-Grid CABIN on 84 ACRES
Great time, owner is extremely helpful and accommodating. Family enjoyed every minute at the cabin.
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Sue D.recommends
March 22, 2021
Cute Off-Grid CABIN on 84 ACRES
Remote and beautiful property!! Had a great time exploring and hanging with the donkey's & mini longhorns! The cabin had everything we needed for a perfect camp trip! The stars were so vibrant and we had pristine weather! Stellar spot!!
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Jesse G.recommends
March 11, 2021
Cute Off-Grid CABIN on 84 ACRES
A peaceful
In short - if you are looking for a remote camping experience with an excellent host and abundant wildlife, book this property. We started off looking for remote acreage for our family to "unplug" for a few days and let the kids experience nature. Then we saw this listing and thought it would be nice to already have a shelter and bed ready for us after a long day of hiking and exploring. We are so glad we did! The cabin offers solutions to basic needs, like shelter, bed, and cooktop without retracting from the "back woods" experience. We slept two kids in the loft and two adults on the futon bed comfortably. We made coffee and breakfast indoors, and cooked lunch and dinner on the outdoor fire pit. The swing-out grate was a nice touch and very useful for cooking dinner on the fire pit. The miniature donkeys frequented camp, and the kids enjoyed petting them and feeding them apple slices and carrots. There were always birds feeding from the many bird feeders around camp, and we were greeted several times by whitetail deer at the edge of the woods. On our trips through the wooded trails we saw signs of wild hogs and racoons, and even bumped a pair of fallow deer. There were several small ponds with frogs and minnows. We even found an antler shed to add to Travis' collection at camp. One evening we called for turkeys from the front porch using a box call we found in the cabin, and we heard turkeys calling back to us! At nighttime there is no light pollution out here, so the stars lit up the sky. The previous campers left us a starter pile of wood, and there were plenty of down limbs to gather to keep nice fire going. We payed it forward with nice wood pile for the next guest. Travis was a great host, and this was just the experience we were hoping for. We will definitely come back again.
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Charlie L.recommends
March 4, 2021
Cute Off-Grid CABIN on 84 ACRES
Very relaxing, exactly what we were looking for! Thank you!
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Jared G.recommends
February 11, 2021
Cute Off-Grid CABIN on 84 ACRES
Very quiet, and nice and private
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Daniel H.recommends
February 7, 2021
Cute Off-Grid CABIN on 84 ACRES
This was such a perfect getaway for us and the dogs! Super peaceful and lots of room to explore.
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Anthony G.recommends
January 31, 2021
Cute Off-Grid CABIN on 84 ACRES
Perfect getaway
This cabin is one of our favorite hip camps so far! The cabin is nice and secluded, the donkeys and Longhorns are super friendly, and there are plenty of places to explore. The fire pit is also amazing! Highly recommend for your next Texas getaway!
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Rachel B.recommends
January 18, 2021
Cute Off-Grid CABIN on 84 ACRES
Cant wait to come back!
This little cabin in the hill country was a complete gem. We are already planning our next trip out there. The longhorns and donkey family were so precious. The sky was so clear for star gazing at night. The cabin itself is so stinkin cute and charming. Loved every minute of iur stay.
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Jasmine S.recommends
January 7, 2021
Cute Off-Grid CABIN on 84 ACRES
We had a lovely stay in Travis’ cabin. He’s a great communicator and was very helpful in ensuring we had a great stay. The cabin is charming, quiet, and perfect for taking a much needed pause in life. Wildlife and country stars are a definite plus.
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Stephen R.recommends
December 27, 2020
Cute Off-Grid CABIN on 84 ACRES
The cabin was perfect. Loved the mini-donkeys and baby longhorns too. Beautiful terrain and great sunrise. Thanks, Travis!
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Kristina B.recommends
December 24, 2020
Cute Off-Grid CABIN on 84 ACRES
Best Spot in West Texas
While we don't camp every week, we try to once a month at a minimum. We usually do primitive tent glamping - electric generator and toilet in tow. This time we expected cold weather, so we went for the cabin. This is the best camp site and location we've been to. It's clean (most ranches have a bunch of junk everywhere) and it's private (your group gets all 84 acres; it's not split up for 5 sites like most places we've booked). The cabin is quaint, the sunsets are seriously amazing, and you can just wander and roam. I thought the donkeys in the posting were just hype, but not only are the donkeys there, they are Uber friendly and adorable and clean. What I wish I had known: the wind can really start gusting strongly, which can be cold and it super loud in the cabin. I'm a huge baby when it comes to cold, and while we used a propane heater AND the one they supplied, I was still freezing. We also still have not nailed down how to camp in the cold properly, so that's mostly on us. If you are like me and when you come home from camping, nothing ever fits as well as you expected, be warned. Part of the reason his property is so pristine is that it's a pack_it_out site. That means the huge bag of trash you create (including the poopsie) gets packed back in your car. Fortunately my husband was properly prepared with ecogel to solidify out "stuff", and we had more room than usual since we didn't pack a tent. I cannot tell you how lovely this place was. Stars. Privacy. Space. Quiet. Animals. Giant fire pit. If you're on the fence because of the potty, book it. He'll tell you how to make it work. It's just beautiful and wonderful, and we'll definitely be back.
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Ashley M.recommends
December 14, 2020
Cute Off-Grid CABIN on 84 ACRES
Hands down amazing place!
What a beautiful gem of a place! It was absolutely perfect to view the Geminid meteor shower. The Stars are absolutely gorgeous out here. It is VERY secluded so like others have said, and Travis will tell you, pack in everything you need, it’s just like camping so be prepared. The cabin is clean and perfect for two-four people. There is zero insulation. It was 30° when we were there and it was 30° in the cabin. We expected this thanks to Travis’ details about the place, but just want to iterate, be prepared. There is a buddy propane heater but when it’s that cold it won’t do much, just pack warm. The only thing I could say might be added to the cabin is a fan. It would help with circulation of warm (or cold air). The solar lights are just enough for night time, but don’t leave them on unnecessarily. They won’t last all night all on. The property itself is so beautiful. We very carefully trecked it on tire track paths only, with our 4x4 truck, and saw all kinds of birds and animals. The donkeys are super sweet. (Bring fresh fruit treats!) It gets SUPER dark at night which is great for stars but I can honestly say I was a little freaked out for a while. (Too many scary movies in my time) don’t be a chicken like me and you’ll love it.
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