Glen Rose, Texas
This property has been designated as a Historic Landmark by the City of Glen Rose, Texas. Situated on a half-acre elevated bluff, 15 feet above the meandering Paluxy River, this Glen Rose hideaway is just blocks from many of this charming little town's favorite attractions, yet secluded enough to just hunker down, relax and recharge! The house was built in the early 1950's on the site of the Grisham Pool, the first "cement swimming hole" in Glen Rose. The sides of the original pool are still there and now form the sides of the driveway.
This recently-renovated (2013) hideaway features all of the charm of an original 1950s single-story ranch style home, made over in comfortable, casual cottage-style. The home includes all the new must-have technical conveniences including Wifi, HD Smart TVs with satellite TV, Hulu Plus account access plus a Blu-Ray DVD player and finished it off with a nice on-site library of DVDs for all to enjoy.
There's even an 8 ft picnic-table for your outdoor feasts and comfy chairs in the newly added, bug-free screened-in back porch which enjoys a view of the Paluxy River and tree tops from its lofty perch. If it is family time, there is a special area for board-game challenges! You definitely won't run out of things to do. Or, you can choose to do nothing and return home relaxed, recharged and refreshed.
The kitchen is fully equipped with brand new appliances (2013), flatware and table setting for twelve. A full complement of pots, pans, cooking utensils and more is ready for your use. The two renovated bedrooms feature new mattresses (purchased in November 2013); a King-sized bed in the Master Bedroom and a Queen-sized bed in the guest bedroom. Both bathrooms have also been recently remodeled, keeping a few key elements of the past (see the black and pink master-bath!) while updating all the fixtures. The views from the home are wonderful and relaxing. A recently completed 20 ft wall of windows looks out on trees, plants and the Paluxy River across the street. A full laundry (washer and dryer, ironing board and iron) is on-site if you want to return home with all clean clothes!
Two blocks west of the home is the historic downtown Glen Rose square anchored by the Courthouse and surrounded with two museums, two art galleries, shopping, dining (including the best pies in the state - really!) and even foods sold farm fresh from local growers.Two blocks east home is the popular Big Rocks Park where, during summer, the Paluxy River is ready for you to enjoy whether you are splashing, fishing or just relaxing. Or, take the concrete footbridge and walk safely across the Paluxy River to historic Heritage Park where homes of the original Glen Rose are on display for all to see and enjoy. On the opposite side of the street from Big Rocks Park is Glen Rose's own Oakdale Park, home of the free Bluegrass Jam music-fest! Come enjoy great Bluegrass music - search online for their schedule of events. If your stay includes the kids, we're centrally located for major local attractions like Fossil Rim, Dinosaur World and Dinosaur State Park. Each are just a few miles away by car. This home can be the perfect base-camp for your relaxing weekend away in the historic town of Glen Rose!
Key Residential Features:
- Screened-in porch
- HD TVs with satellite, Hulu Plus and DVD player
- Charcoal Grill
- Full kitchen with updated appliances
- Renovations & new decor throughout the home
- Master Bedroom: King-sized Bed
- Bedroom 2: Queen-sized Bed
- No smoking
- No firearms on the property
- Additional fees and taxes may apply
Cute House, very welcoming, great location
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4.9 based on 20 traveler reviews
Cute House, very welcoming, great location
We had a great time in Glen Rose. The house was everything that was promised. It was very clean and comfortable. We would definitely recommend it to others and would also stay again.
Charming home, great location, helpful host
Very comfortable and pretty rental with lots of home comforts. Clean and well maintained. Great location walkable to restaurants and parks in Glen Rose and a short drive from other local attractions. Owner very responsive, flexible and provided lots of helpful information. We had a great couple of days in Glen Rose and would definitely stay in this property again!
Gorgeously appointed, jewel-box of a home
Gorgeously appointed, jewel-box of a home, and homey as well. Another outstanding offering from Glen Rose's warmest host.
This is the second home of Nelson's that we've rented. As always, Nelson's properties are head-and-shoulders above the rest, and his warm hospitality add to the pleasure of the stay. This home is steps from the big rocks park, with its attached walking path to a lovely playground. It is also minutes from the walking district of Glen Rose. But that's assuming you can drag yourself away from the house itself. It sits on a ridge with a lovely view and breeze from its spacious back porch and yard. The inside is luxurious as it gets, with something beautiful to touch or look at on every wall and around every corner. No detail is overlooked, from a soft throw blanket on the couch, lamps right where you need them, deluxe sheets, and even a nice selection of movies, games and such. We'll be back for sure.
What a wonderful rental experience this was! The home is truly charming and very comfortable for all ages. Never have had my husband and son so impressed with a place as they were. Nelson is fantastic at supplying detailed information of the area, too. What a wonderful host/owner he is and supplies more things for his guests, way beyond the average! Without doubt, our experience was excellent.
The house we stayed at in Glen Rose was, by far, the most outstanding place we have ever stayed. The owner provided everything you could possible need, we went to a family reunion and did not want to stay in a cabin. This was perfect, it was minutes from out reunion location, best beds for a good night's sleep, the a/c was on when we arrived. There are dishes, spices, etc for cooking. Plenty of pillows, fluffy towels, shower supplies for you to use, so if you forget anything - it is most likely provided. If not - there is a guide (also sent to you in an email so you know ahead of time). The guide includes places to eat (owner's personal recommendations), local grocery, hospital, activities. If you stay in, there are a few games provided, nice televisions, plenty of room for your belongings.
I can not say enough about this place! And most importantly - it was super clean! The decor is very nice. Plenty of parking. Check in and out could not have been easier or hassle free. The owner is very accommodating on arrival/departure.
exceeded my expectations
This lovely little home in Glen Rose was the perfect getaway spot for our family of four. The owner went out of his way to make our stay enjoyable by providing a guide of local things to do and places to eat. The house is well stocked- there was even a Pack and Play and a booster seat! We enjoyed nearby Fossil Rim, Dinosaur Valley State Park, Big Rocks Park, and eating at some great local restaurants. Our favorite part of our trip was the great family time we spent at the house. It was a comfortable place for our little one to nap while the rest of us watched movies and played games. We had breakfast each morning on the picnic table out back and played in the screened in porch in the evenings. I would recommend this home to anyone looking for a comfortable, inviting place to relax and reconnect with family or friends.
- Additional fees and taxes may apply
- Available arrival
- Available stay (no arrival)
- Air Conditioning
- Clothes Dryer
- Linens Provided
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets considered
Sports & Adventure Activities
- 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
- Master Bedroom - 1 king, Master Bedroom
- Bedroom 2 - 1 queen, Bedroom 2
- Outdoor Grill