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Stone farm house in Texas Hill Country with a large swimming pool and room for 8

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(6 traveler reviews)


Property Details

Updated: Dec 8, 2016
House, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, 8 Sleeps

December Special !0% discount on bookings of 3 nights or more

Large stone farm house with modern conveniences in the Texas hill

country west of Kerrville. Located on a private road (104 Easy St) off Hwy 39

between Ingram and Hunt across from the Guadalupe river.

Four bedrooms and 3 baths. A king in the master and 1 twin in the mother-in-law BR share a bath, 2 twins in the middle BR have a private bath w/tub and 3 twins in the loft with a bath. Sleeps 7 to 8 adults. Great for large or multigeneration families.

Wheelchair Friendly

  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 0 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

About the Owner

Papa Mac purchased this 1890s stone farm house and defunct dairy as a get away from it all. His personal Easy street. He promptly improved the farm house and added a studio and cottage. Soon after he added a pool, the first in the county. His wife, Edith, a painter, inspired and was the driving force to found the Hill Country Arts Foundation down the road. Along with assistance founding the art club and garden league, the family became a part of the area's history. Throughout the years multiple generations of the family have lived at Bumblebee Lodge and continued her legacy at the Hill Country Arts Foundation.

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Guestbook comments from the manager

We had a wonderful time! Lots of good friends and a family reunion. Sleeping arrangements were great, as were all the spots for visiting and gaming. Thanks again for a third wonderful few days.
Jun 2012
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6 Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(6 traveler reviews)

Mount Vernon, Missouri

Enjoyed Our Stay!

  • 5 of 5

Our extended family gathered at Bumblebee Lodge and Shamrock Cottage for a three-day stay. We loved the 100-year-old lodge and were privileged to hear about its history from one of the owners. The living room across the front of the house was an ideal gathering place for a large group, and we appreciated having books, videos, games, and the piano to enjoy. The kitchen was spacious and equipped very nicely, and the large dining area was perfect for our group.

One bedroom is a little awkward because it is very small, has three doorways, and has a pop-up trundle day bed. We were able to make it work for us, however, and the king bedroom, small twin bedroom, and bunk bed loft were fine. The main shower and toilet are handicap accessible. It was convenient to have a washer and dryer.

The grounds were well maintained, and our grandkids had great fun on the swings. We only wished we could have been there in summer to enjoy the beautiful pool and decks.

The owner and the manager provided good service. We would recommend a stay at the Bumblebee Lodge.

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the detailed review. We appreciate your comments about the bedroom with the trundle. We have considered closing one of the doors or using just one Queen size bed. Your thoughts would be valuable. I can offer a 5% discount on a future stay. Rocky
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Conroe, TX

Nice and cozy

  • 4 of 5

Loved the place, it was cozy and roomy and the kitchen was well stocked. My daughter thoroughly enjoyed the piano and both kids enjoyed the pool with slide. I loved the porch overlooking the pool. Wish we had more time to just spend at the place, but we were on the go a lot. My only negative comment is that it could use a good cleaning. Furniture was quite dusty so I took a duster to it and the oven was full of crumbs and aluminum foil. We still enjoyed the place and Joe and John were very nice. We would not hesitate to stay there again.

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Vanderbilt, TX USA

Family Time

  • 5 of 5

Our family had one of the best vacations ever at the Bumblebee Lodge and Shamrock Cottage. The lodge was very comfortable and all was met beyond expection. The owners take pride in this home and it is very well kept. Loved the family time away from the real world. Enjoyed the pool. Our special thanks go out to Beth and her dad for providing this home for family vacations. Another special thanks goes out to Johnny. Made us feel at home. We would love to return back in the future for another vacation. Once again thank you. The Garza Family

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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kerrville, tx

Thanks for sharing your beautiful lodge & cottage!

  • 5 of 5

Wow! We couldnt have asked for a more perfect location for our family and friends get together. The lodge and cottage were clean, comfortable and spacious. The place is even nicer than the pictures show. The service was excellent. Really a great place for adults and children. We would definately come back. Thank you for sharing your beautiful lodge and cottage!

  • Submitted: May 19, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Katy, Tx

love this family home

  • 5 of 5

great place to stay for the family, feels like being @ home. Love the house and pool, very reasonable for the size and area.

Great for young children, puzzles, toys etc already on property!

We love this place!

Thank you Beth, Johnnie and all!

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2011
  • Stayed: Oct 2011
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Hunt, TX

Fun place for family gathering!

  • 5 of 5

Great location for a mini family reunion!! Pool was fantastic, the roomy lodge was super for visiting, swimming, cooking & eating! It was exactly what we needed. Plan to book in the future for yearly family visits.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

Reasonably priced with lots of space, unique charm, and a large pool.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Kerrville - Private at 15 Miles Nearest Barpub : Ingram Social Club at 4 Miles Nearest Motorway : SH 39 at 400 Metres Nearest Restaurant : Elaine's table at 2.5 Miles Car: necessary

Swimming, hiking, fishing, sunbathing, star gazing.

Nearby: Lake Ingram, Hill Country Arts Foundation, Point Summer Theatre, Stonehenge II and multiple summercamps.

Cruise up river to see deer and the various swimming holes in the Guadalupe. Head down river for more swimming and fun at Lake Ingram.

On Saturday nights, head to Crider's rodeo and dancing.

Visit Chocolat, the Quintessential Chocolate factory, numerous wineries and antique stores in Fredericksburg 30 miles north.

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From the Owner

The ability to rent both the lodge and the cottage, as well as the large amount of parking available, makes this an ideal spot for family reunions. Continuing with Papa Mac's theme of "getting away from it all" this also makes an ideal location for short or long term rentals here, on Easy Street.

Property Type

  • house


  • Away From It All
  • Family


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove


  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...

Location Type

  • Rural


  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing

Floor Area

  • 2500 sq. ft.


  • Bathroom 1 - shower, Separate room with toilet and sink
  • Bathroom 2 - tub
  • Loft Bathroom - shower


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Single room - 1 twin/ single
  • Double room - 2 twin/ single, A daybed with a pop up trundle
  • Loft - 3 twin/ single, Private bath, large 2nd floor porch
  • King Bedroom - 1 king, Pack and play available


  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill


  • Guests provide their own meals


  • Shamrock Cottage (see links page) is available on the same property for large groups.

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