Get into low gear and take things slow. Get away from the hype and bustle of the city and enjoy some peaceful seclusion. Pitch your tent in our natural pecan orchard along the San Saba River. Take a dip in the river, paddle in our canoe or enjoy a walk around the property. Star gaze when the sun goes down. You're likely to see wildlife such as deer and wild turkey, armadillos, all kinds of birds, bats, and if you're lucky an elusive bobcat or ringtail. This is a great place to just relax, read a book, or drop a fishing line in the river. We always have plenty of fresh eggs for sale from our happy, pasture-raised hens. You're welcome to check out our farmstead works in progress as we gradually create our little permaculture paradise. Want to collect your breakfast eggs yourself, give some love to our Nigerian Dwarf goats or see what's growing in the garden? Just let us know and we'll be happy to show you around.
We provide small grills for charcoal or wood fires. Bring your own charcoal or gather firewood your surroundings around camp. Be aware that sometimes there are burn bans and only camp stoves will be allowed at those times. We have one that guests may borrow if you don't have your own.
Two compost toilet "outhouses" are located in the camping area. We provide toilet paper and hand sanitizer.
Pets are allowed and may be off leash in the camping area provided they won't chase the neighbor's cattle. Please be aware that the white netting used to enclose our chickens and goats is electric. Normally, our animals are not being pastured in the camping area.
If you're a cyclist, the surrounding country highways are pleasant to bike on. If you're a rock climber or hiker, Enchanted Rock State Park is just a little over an hour away. Our nearest town, Menard, is small, but has a grocery store, a good restaurant, the ruins of the Presidio de San Saba (if you enjoy historic sites, you should definitely check it out) and a really cool old cemetery. The nearby town of Mason has some good restaurants, little shops and an historic movie theater.
We welcome diversity and love having visitors to our farmstead.
- Check in: After 11AM
- Check out: Before 2PM
- Cancellation policy: Flexible
- On arrival: Meet and greet
- Minimum nights: None
- Accepts bookings: 12 months out Weeknight discount: 50% off
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We had a lovely stay at this site. We set up our tent in a pecan orchard right next to the San Saba River, and fell asleep to a full moon and the sound of moving water. A compost toilet and grill were provided, but be sure to bring your own cooking/drinking water. A small vehicle may have a difficult time getting out to the site due to cactus and mesquite. Early November was a perfect time to visit this sweet farmstead - the fall foliage was beautiful. Enchanted Rock State Park and Lost Maples State Natural Area make for great nearby day trips!
Lots of quiet and privacy in a gorgeous, shady pecan grove on the banks of the San Saba river, just deep enough for swimming! Friendly, accommodating hosts who are welcoming of diversity. Pretty great! Be aware it's Texas wilderness, so you're gonna have insects and cacti and armadillos and murky riverbeds and all that good stuff you came out to nature to experience.
We had a fantastic time at Low Gear Farmstead! When we pulled up to the amazing pecan grove, there were three wild peacocks cruising through, which we saw as a sign of good things to come since Logan said they don't always make an appearance. We really enjoyed hanging out in the river with our kiddo's and my husband was able to get some fishing in and even caught a decent sized Bass. There are chickens on the property, so we were able to buy some to enjoy for breakfast as well as take home with us. We will definitely be back and highly recommend this place for anyone looking to spend some time away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
We had a great time getting away from the big city. Set up camp on a full moon night in the orchard full of historical pecan trees. Moon was so bright we hardly needed a lantern. Splashing sounds of the river to put us to sleep. By day, there was lots of time to just sit by the river and relax. By night, a pretty good view of the moon and stars for telescope viewing - though I expect when the trees leaf out there will be more shade than sky. Logan was very patient with our late arrival, and Geer helped us out with a jumpstart for our vehicle on our last day. Thanks for all that ..... and the fresh eggs are awesome.