Hipcamp host Travis  W.,
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"Glamp" in this cute off-grid cabin outside of Harper, Texas.  Watch amazing sunsets & views from the relaxing front porch.  At 2000' above sea level, you can enjoy the weather year round with proper planning.  Enjoying campfires at night in the pit is a favorite past time. The Cabin sits on a high-fenced 84 acre wildlife refuge managed for Native Song Birds & Wild Turkey wi


"Glamp" in this cute off-grid cabin outside of Harper, Texas.  Watch amazing sunsets & views from the relaxing front porch.  At 2000' above sea level, you can enjoy the weather year round with proper planning.  Enjoying campfires at night in the pit is a favorite past time. The Cabin sits on a high-fenced 84 acre wildlife refuge managed for Native Song Birds & Wild Turkey with walkable/bikeable trails.  "Panther Creek" traverses the ranch & natural springs keep water in the ponds for wildlife.  We have a family of Mini-Donkeys & a couple of Mini-Texas Registered Longhorns that roam the property.  Stars are extremely bright at this location & the ranch is an excellent spot for star gazing.  It is so quiet, most of the time you can hear the silence.  Two miniature donkeys visit guests around the cabin & property to make sure you're safe, and you may see a couple of fallow deer or whitetail.  The sounds of coyotes will call you most evenings and nights, and it's not uncommon to hear foxes, wild hogs and other wildlife throughout the night.  If you are a light sleeper, you may want to bring some ear plugs.  Bird seed & supplemental water are provided year round and make this a great destination for birders and outdoor enthusiasts.  Many unique bird species have been spotted on the ranch.  It is a 40 Minute drive to Kerrville or 30 min to Fredericksburg and Junction.  Area attractions include Enchanted Rock, the Eckert's James River Bat Cave, South Llano River State Park, & Texas Hill Country wineries.  A couple of Llano River crossings offer a nice place to cool off in the summer, or for putting in and out for kayak trips.  Cook your meals at camp on the fire grate, or in the cabin on the 2 burner stove.  If that's more that you want to mess with, head into the cute town of Harper for EXCELLENT meals at The Longhorn Cafe, or drop in and have a cold one at the Headwaters Saloon and soak up some local culture.  We recommend bringing much of what you would for back country camping.  Note there is no electricity, running water, or toilets, so come prepared.  The Bio Light solar system inside the cabin works quite well for lighting, and a small solar generator.  Ask the host for recommendations on what to bring and expect.  We offer the HipCamp "extra" Firewood Bundle for $10 which allows you to DIY harvest any grounded deadwood during your stay.  Please do not cut off any branches on any trees, even if they are dead, as we are mindful of Oak Wilt. Thanks!

Lodging provided
1 site
Up to 8 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Campfires allowed
Pets allowed
No toilet
Kitchen available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
No potable water
No showers
Pack it out
Have a question? Send Travis a message!
  • Check in: After 3PM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out

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Horseback riding

You can ride horses, you are just going to have to bring your own!

Wildlife watching

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Natural features you'll find at Cute Off-Grid CABIN on 84 ACRES in Texas.


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Down along the creek there is a nice 1 acre meadow where we keep a 50 gallon Bird Feeder.

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There is a dry creek bed that is a good place to explore, it usually has some water in it. An ol' local told me it's called "P...Read more


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Not exactly a driveway, but the dirt road coming in is pretty drive-able. You'll want to go slow over some areas. If it's be...Read more


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Hipcamper Rafael
Rafael N.
recommends this listing.
September 19th, 2018

This place was awesome! I would definitely stay here again. So quiet and secluded loved it!

Hipcamper Justin
Justin M.
recommends this listing.
November 26th, 2018

Great little cabin.

Hipcamper Xanthe

Our own private wilderness

Xanthe &.
recommends this listing.
January 5th, 2019

We had an incredible time at the cabin. We had our own private slice of wilderness, interrupted only by the very sweet donkeys who came to visit us in the morning.
If you’re looking to get off the grid completely, this is the place. We did think for us scardie-cat city folks, however, that we might have been a little freaked out coming here by alone but if that’s what you’re looking for it’ll be perfect. It was an amazing experience to be out on this beautiful land and to have it all to ourselves.

Hanging out with the donkeys. cabin lodgingpeople campfire camperVisitors! Travis’s donkeys
Hipcamper Anna Claire

Seclusion in the hill country

Anna Claire B.
recommends this listing.
January 7th, 2019

As you drive towards the property, keep your eyes to the right. There's an exotic ranch and you might just see some cool animals. Be careful on the road though: it dead ends into a quarry, and so most of the traffic on the narrow road is big 18 wheelers.

Once you get through the gate, roll down a dirt road until the road T's. Take a left and the cabin will be on top of the small hill. While you don't need four wheel drive for this road, at least when it's dry, having higher clearance does help as there are a couple of bumps and ruts.

The property itself is stunning. The small cabin is well suited for a family or group of friends looking for a weekend getaway. It comes equipped with almost everything you need.

I barely scratched the surface of exploring this property, and definitely plan on coming back to stay again!

Enjoy a zipline between two live oaks. Unfortunately I was too tall to enjoy it myself.Cute Off-Grid CABIN on 84 ACRESThere are feeders all around the property. If you stay still and quiet for even a short amount of time, the animals will come out to eat and you are in perfect position to watch them!Cute Off-Grid CABIN on 84 ACRES
Hipcamper Allison
Allison W.
recommends this listing.
October 7th, 2019

This little cabin is so charming! The donkeys are so funny and entertaining! They love attention and are really curious. The cabin is within an hour of quite a few parks and landmarks, and a little over half an hour to junction which was a really cute little town. Fredericksburg is about 45 minutes, and had some fun things to check out in the town, and not far was enchanted rock! I recommend to anyone wanting a rustic getaway.

Hipcamper Adam

Small gem!

Adam S.
recommends this listing.
October 27th, 2019

This place is awesome! My fiancé brought me here for my 31st bday, we had a blast! The cabin is very cozy and comfortable. The donkeys are super sweet and very sociable, also entertaining; they followed us around a lot and like attention. It was also nice going for a stroll around the lot. The stars at night were EPIC!! You could even see the Milky Way:) 10/10 would def return!

Hipcamper Travis
Response from Travis , the Host, on October 30th, 2019

Thank's Adam! Glad you enjoyed your time at the cabin. Would love to have you out again!

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Hipcamper Audrey

Absolutely fantastic property!

Audrey C.
recommends this listing.
November 24th, 2019

We absolutely loved this property. Felt very safe with the gate and combo lock. Very private unique and beautiful. The mini donkeys were the highlight. So fun and friendly and made us feel not so ‘alone’. Only cons were that the location is quite far from civilization and no Verizon phone service on the property. Once you get ten minutes out of Fredericksburg no internet options. But that made us focus on being in nature so not really a con afterall. We hiked at Enchanted Rock. Be sure to make reservations!

Don’t worry if you miss the donkeys the first night like we did.  It’s magical when they surprise you and just appear in the morning!  Rustic but stylish and functional too!Cute Off-Grid CABIN on 84 ACRESWe sure will miss this view!
Hipcamper Bryan

The donkeys!

Bryan J.
recommends this listing.
November 27th, 2019

The cabin far exceeded our expectations. The property was peaceful, Travis' communication was gracious and prompt, and we were greeted by the cutest donkeys in the morning! 10 out of 10 would definitely book again!

Hipcamper Kyle
Kyle S.
recommends this listing.
December 5th, 2019

What a sweet cabin, beautiful land, and Travis was an excellent host! Ideal. Friendly tip: there were a lot of bees (which I love!) in and around the cabin. This changes with the seasons, of course, but if you have allergies or small children, you might want to ask Travis if they’re around before booking. Otherwise, outstanding!

Cabin at the Ranch - Harper, TX
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