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Cupgrass

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· Texas
10 acres
4 sites
4 Lodging
The site sits at the junction of Bailey Creek and the South Llano River. The land is managed for bird watching and plant diversity and boast and astonishing variety of plant species. One such, "Cupgrass", is a favorite food source for the Painted Bunting and the Black-throated Sparrow almost always available for view here. Humans have been on the site and estimated 7,000 years now and there is strong sense of peace and continuity in the land and waters here. The wells are shallow, spring fed, and sweet with limestone, so bring your favorite tea or coffee. And a hat! The river is flowing well, but due to the severe drought, a bun ban is in effect.
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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 Glen C.Joined in August 2020
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62 ratings · 79 reviews
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Laura T.recommends
November 7, 2022
Cupgrass Cabins: The Farmhouse
Every Star in the Sky
Spending a relaxing weekend on the river makes time stand still. We had such a good time enjoying our meals on the screened back porch, reading a book while watching the chickens scratch in the grass, and seeing the moon and stars away from city lights. We can't wait to visit Cupgrass again soon!
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Spencer R.recommends
November 7, 2022
Hill Terrace Cabin Three
Had a great time
Great experience and great time! Host Glen was very accommodating and we had everything we needed.
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Jennifer E.recommends
October 10, 2022
Hill Terrace Cabin One
Perfect mini-vacay
The setting is beautiful, rugged TX on a river. Perfectly maintained. There were kayaks which we enjoyed & fly fished from right here.The cabin is old and adorable, decorated with antiques and beautiful florals. It’s October and it was so cool. The breeze got cold at night and kept us comfortable all day. Birds came in— flock of scissor tails.
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Jennifer H.recommends
September 6, 2022
Cupgrass Cabins: The Farmhouse
The Farmhouse was a great home base for our group! The layout was awesome and there was more than enough space, including bathrooms, for our party of 8 high school girls and 12 of their parents. We took day-long float trips, but the house was a great place to come back to for preparing meals and playing lots of cards and dominoes.
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Stephanie S.recommends
July 1, 2022
Cupgrass Cabins: The Farmhouse
The close proximity of the river made this a perfect vacation for me and my 3 teenage grandsons. We hiked, swam, fished and kayaked. It was wonderful for them and I got to spend the early mornings while they slept journaling, drinking tea and watching the hummers. I can’t wait to make this a yearly memory making trip!
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Glen R.recommends
June 19, 2022
Cupgrass Cabins: The Farmhouse
Best Father’s Day ever
This place is fantastic. Great location on the S Llano River. Had a great time fishing, kayaking and paddle boarding. The house is great, plenty of room for 6 of us. Highly recommend and can’t wait to come back
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Margaret M.recommends
June 17, 2022
Cupgrass Cabins: The Farmhouse
South Llano River Steward
I'm actually torn--yes, the Farmhouse is a lovely, homey, place in a perfect location on the South Llano River. There is easy access to the river for paddling (kayaks available) or swimming. Or you can drive up the road for a longer paddle that is just right for a morning of fishing, birding and loafing on crystal clear water--with brief interludes of small rapids and riffles. Glen is a good river steward and is creating and protecting stream side habitat. Really a perfect place. But do I really want anyone else to know about this place? Selfishly we'd like to keep it to ourselves! I can't wait to go back. Thank you Glen!
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George C.recommends
June 14, 2022
Hill Terrace Cabin Three
Loved the cabin and the river. The furniture was great and the sleeping porch was wonderful. The setup at the river with the grills and the kayaks perfect
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Charla L.recommends
June 12, 2022
Cupgrass Cabins: The Farmhouse
My family of both adults and small children are sold on the Farmhouse. The house itself is updated with modern kitchen, tall ceilings, large rooms, washer/dryer and a front porch that sports hummingbird feeders. The river is a short walk or drive with steps leading down. There are access points for kayaks very close to the property. I can’t say enough for the hospitality of the host, Glen. He lets you have your privacy but gets back with you promptly if you have questions. We stayed 5 days and between our trips to Fredericksburg and Kerrville (each about an hour away) we still had plenty of time for itty bitties to play at the State Park (6 miles from house) and for the adults to do a lot of porch sitting even in the heat. Great time- great house. Charla L
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George C.recommends
June 6, 2022
Hill Terrace Cabin One
House was beautiful and the river was wonderful
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Sunnie H.recommends
May 31, 2022
Cupgrass Cabins: The Farmhouse
Family Kayaking Vacation
Loved the family feel inside the house. Very cozy! The sights and sounds of nature are amazing: river flowing close by, wind in the tree tops, birds singing, and gorgeous flowers (that he's planting)! We caught fish, and kayaked all weekend. We took the 2hr kayak that Glen was telling us about. AMAZING! The house came with 5 kayak and we bought our 9. Glen allowed 14 people to stay in his home. ( We had @ families stay together) Very roomy! The house was family oriented and warm cozy feel. Thank you Glen for our exceptional vacation experience. WE CAN'T WAIT TO GO BACK!!!
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Matt H.recommends
May 15, 2022
Hill Terrace Cabin Three
We really enjoyed our stay! The sleeping porch, comfortable beds and history were our favorite parts. Thanks Glen, for a great stay!
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Courtney W.recommends
May 8, 2022
Hill Terrace Cabin Three
We loved the cabin! Perfect for our family with lots of space to spread out and everything you need for a fun weekend. Great spot on the river and perfect for kayaking. An amazing hidden swimming hole just down the road to post up for the day. Amazing hosts and super accommodating and communicative. We will be back for sure!
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Robert S.recommends
May 1, 2022
Cupgrass Cabins: The Farmhouse
Beautiful spot and a great host! Will definitely go back.
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Erick N.recommends
April 13, 2022
Cupgrass Cabins: The Farmhouse
Great place to relax and enjoy the river
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Cody M.recommends
March 30, 2022
Cupgrass Cabins: The Farmhouse
Can't wait to go back!!!
Me and a group of close friends planned a trip to Cupgrass as an extended weekend getaway. Far from the world of phone screens, computer monitors, and meetings. We were so excited for honey, wildflowers, and farm fresh eggs. Sadly by the time we arrived there was a long lasted drought that removed the wildflowers and fresh honey from the features. That all being said. Glen was on site and available to assist with out ever feeling intrusive or pushy. Both him and his dog Kota were so welcoming and friendly that at times it felt like we just had a good neighbor. On our first day, we had unpacked and were getting settled. We decided to use the on-site smoker to make a brisket. Glen jumped to the rescue to collaborate and even provided wood when we ran out. By our second day something wonderful had started to happen. I was reading the Hobbit (from the extensive library on hand) while sitting in the closed in porch early in the morning. As I watched the sun rise over the treeline, I was able to see the garden outside and could see the serene greens coming through thanks to all the effort Glen had put forth on the first day, watering and tending to it. By the third day the cabin felt more like a home than a temporary stay. We spent our days reading, playing the nearby creek, and keeping the meats smoking. We had yoga in the mornings and made friends with the incredibly personable chickens. Glen let the chickens know we will be back!
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Noreen L.recommends
March 22, 2022
Hill Terrace Cabin Three
We enjoyed the kayaking and the quiet get away, with plenty of room to spread out and fresh eggs to enjoy!
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Inga Marie C.recommends
March 18, 2022
Hill Terrace Cabin One
Great get away!
My husband and I had an absolutely wonderful time chillin in cabin 1. We so needed a reset and to get out of town. One day we just sat on the generous porch and read, perfect spring weather and the most comfortable wicker armchair I’ve ever sat in. Another day we kayaked up, the down the river. The state park nearby has some sweet, easy hiking. Plus we got a full moon. All around win. The cabin is roomy, with a comfortable bed (very), and a well stocked kitchen.
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Laura T.recommends
March 6, 2022
Cupgrass Cabins: The Farmhouse
Beautiful All Year
No matter the season, every stay at Cupgrass is beautiful! We had such a lovely stay and can’t wait for the next time!
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Charlie B.recommends
January 3, 2022
Cupgrass Cabins: The Farmhouse
He has a nice spot on the river about 10 miles south of town. It is close enough to the crossing up stream that you can float the +3 mile run to his place in just a couple of hours which is perfect. Nice if you don't want to spend the whole day in the sun sitting in a kayak! The house is really roomy and nice, with a fairly large kitchen and a huge screened in back porch. Nice fire pit down by the water and good access to the river.
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Karen P.recommends
November 29, 2021
Cupgrass Cabins: The Farmhouse
The Farmhouse is such a wonderful place to stay - Spacious, comfortable, great fireplace, and in a beautiful spot next to the South Llano. Glen is a superb host. Highly recommend!
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Steven F.recommends
November 29, 2021
Hill Terrace Cabin Three
Great place we love it except the pipeline facility noise from a site less than 1/4 mile from your beautiful property that sounds like an A-10 Warthog jet buzzing the S. Llano river valley all night long. The operators of that facility are damaging your property value!! They need to install acoustical baffles or barriers like last year!! Tell the County Judge!!!
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Clarissa A.recommends
November 28, 2021
Hill Terrace Cabin One
Beautiful and cozy!
Perfect lil spot of heaven! Very much what we needed! My husband and I found this place for a weekend getaway but will definitely be returning with all the family! The host always found a way to go that extra step and made the stay even better than we thought!
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Mike W.recommends
November 28, 2021
Coming soon: Vaughan Cabin
Gorgeous River Front
Nice clean cabin on a beautiful stretch of the S. Llano River! Greg did a great job as a Host as he was very responsive! Will be back!
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Stephanie W.recommends
November 27, 2021
Cupgrass Cabins: The Farmhouse
We stayed the week of Thanksgiving and really enjoyed the farmhouse. The kitchen was well stocked with everything we needed. We hope to return soon!
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Guillermo G.recommends
November 1, 2021
Hill Terrace Cabin Three
Thank you Glen, we had a great time and enjoyed the cabin and kayak trip. Good fishing, open skies for star gazing, absolutely beautiful. The only problem we had was getting the kids in the car at the end of our stay. We will definitely see you again.
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Abigail K.recommends
October 30, 2021
Hill Terrace Cabin One
Lovely peaceful riverfront retreat
Glen’s property is very peaceful, clean and well-appointed. It’s right on the river, which I had all to myself this weekend for swimming and kayaking. He was a gracious, helpful host. The huge swath of sky above his land is perfect for stargazing. Yesterday evening my dog and watched Venus emerge, followed by Jupiter, then Saturn, then a full show of stars. His chickens lay the tastiest eggs, too!
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Katherine S.recommends
October 25, 2021
Cupgrass Cabins: The Farmhouse
Lovely RiverTime w/ Family+Friends
Time slows down when you visit Glen's homestead on the South Llano River. The original home is a 3-2.5 with cozy bedrooms, an open living room with fireplace and aquarium, two porches (including one large screened porch with large dining table). The house has a mix of modern conveniences and charming references to Kimble County history: books, brick molds, old campaign memorabilia - there was just so much to investigate! We hosted a dinner for our large group on the screened porch for the Saturday of our stay, and it was just lovely. The master bedroom has a Texas Zen feel, with several high end, modern quilts displayed as art on one wall, and a private full bath and closets. The second bedroom has charming, cozy bee-inspired bedspread, botanical decor, antique chest and love seat, and access to a full hall bath. I stayed in the 3rd bedroom, which had a pillowtop mattress, leather reading chair, and built in bench and bookcases. The 3rd bedroom is adjacent to a half bath. An exterior door provides access via a utility room to the other side of the half bath, and gives convenient, tiled access when returning from the river. On my first morning, I looked out the kitchen window to see a parade of what I can only describe as heritage chickens - beautiful individuals with personality that one is tempted to name - parading by and living their best chicken lives. And then, to top the moment off, I looked down to see butterflies on the native flowers that form a perimeter around the house. This is just one moment that indicates how time passes here. The river is a short walk (maybe 100 yards?) from the main house. It's a peaceful part of the river, and my friends' 4-year old son caught his first fish off the riverside steps. I did a quick kayak trip from the first bridge, and it was a serene paddle that is easily navigable by beginners. The take out at Glen's was easy to spot. I really appreciate Glen's long-term vision in planting native wildflowers, shade trees, and a nascent orchard of fruit trees. So cool! This is a great spot for friends and families who want some relaxing, quality time together. Thanks so much for hosting us, Glen! We hope to return!!!
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Laura T.recommends
October 24, 2021
Hill Terrace Cabin One
The Perfect Way to De-Stress
We had such a relaxing weekend hanging out on the South Llano River reading books, watching the birds, and looking at the stars. The cabin is super cozy and comfortable. Can't wait for our next visit!
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Scott M.recommends
October 4, 2021
Hill Terrace Cabin One
Glen was such a fantastic host! He went out of his way to ensure my boyfriend and I enjoyed our stay. The house we stayed in was adorable. Would definitely recommend!
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