Stargazing nights, days of delights, an easy escape with pines, paths in nature and peaceful seclusion waiting for you---four fully furnished cabins in the pine forest of the 300 acre 9E Ranch.
4.2 on January 21, 2015
Stayed at one of the several cabins at 9E over the weekend (Lone Star). The smallest of their rentals, it was quite charming and very rustic. I really enjoyed the privacy (although this cabin in particular is a bit too close to the property drive in and out- you are very aware of everyone coming and going). Eagles nest is at the back of the cabin section of the property and would be my recommendation for future rentals- though Lone Star was very nice in it's own right. There isn't a full breakfast served, but fresh eggs (when the chickens are laying) and homemade muffins were set out in the cabin, which were quite nice- but this was explained before renting, so no surprises there. The kitchen is well stocked with all needed equipment (and then some). Coffee and tea are provided as are a couple of water bottles. The bathroom (for Lone Star) is very.. efficient (it IS a cabin!). My only issue is the sulphur smell to the water. The owner mentioned that the cabin had been vacant for a couple of weeks, so that can be an issue sometimes. She had used some chorine tablets prior to my arrival, but the water hadn't run enough to get it out of the pipes. The smell was mostly gone by my 2nd day there. I was very kindly offered a discount for future rentals due to the inconvenience- a nice touch by the owner, though I really didn't feel that I was inconvenienced at all by this small thing. The property itself is quite beautiful- there are many acres of hiking trails to explore and some very nice pastures and woods within the property, with lots of wildlife. I saw several deer running through the woods while hiking in the afternoon. My favorite spot was a particularly beautiful pine tree "grove" (small forest?) in the middle of the property. Very nice spot close to a lot of things to do, or quite nice for doing nothing as well. I would be glad to go back.
5 on January 09, 2015
We had a great stay at 9E Ranch and loved seeing the longhorns, donkeys and horses. The weather was perfect for star gazing and spending time with friends.
4.0 on January 06, 2015
Wonderful view, enjoyed the Longhorns' company, good breakfasts.
4.4 on January 02, 2015
I love this place. This was my 3rd visit to the 9E. The first time I went for some quiet time with just my dog and stayed in Michelle's cabin. Such a sweet cabin, warm, relaxing, beautiful and very comfortable! The next 2 times I went with my mother and sister and stayed in the Daisy, as it has 2 bedrooms. The views of the miniature donkeys, pet Longhorns, and fields were fabulous! The cottage itself is quite charming with everything you need to have a wonderful time. Kent and Joan are beautiful, beautiful people if you choose to interact but give you all the privacy you desire. On all 3 of my visits, I never left the ranch!! The trails throughout the ranch are beautiful and a great way to commune with nature. Plus all the cabins have great porches and lots of windows to enjoy the beauty around you. Only one warning.....don't take your dogs into the Longhorn field. The Longhorns are sweet and no problem, but there are lots of stickers there, and I ended up having to carry my 65 lbs of wiggling joy dog thru that field as it was getting dark and I couldn't back track. :-) Over all, if you are looking for a sweet place to commune with friends, family, yourself and nature, this place is wonderful. If you want to go out, there are quite a few nice and fun restaurants and bars in Bastrop with live music on the weekends only 15 minutes away.
4.6 on December 22, 2014
The wife and I spent 2 nights here a few weeks back. We couldn't have been any more satisfied. The Eagle Nest cabin is perfect for 2 people. Beautiful view. They supplied fresh eggs and very tasty muffins. It's very quiet and peacful. Maybe a 10 min drive to Bastrop. Both Joan & Kent were very nice and helpful.
4.0 on December 01, 2014
Very clean, off the beaten path cabin. Great for a weekend away from the daily hustle.
4.0 on November 17, 2014
The cabin was very comfortable, creatively decorated and the ranch is an interesting piece of property on its own. We stayed on Halloween night and Nov.1st and believe we were visited by the ghost of Michelle. We heard alot of strange noises on both nights soon after retiring! A huge spider in its web on the upper corner of the entry door´s jamb only added to the intrigue.
5 on October 22, 2014
We had a wonderful time staying in Michelle's Cabin. The well kept cabin was outfitted in an equine theme and had much reading material to choose from. There were muffins and fresh eggs in the fridge and there were attractively packaged toiletries in the bathroom. The cabin even exceeded the online description. Our little 23 month old grandson really enjoyed waking up to the horses grazing right outside the front door. The night sky was full of stars and the setting was so peaceful and quiet. The ranch is centrally located to many areas of south central Texas including Bastrop, Smithville and Austin, We hope to come back again!
5 on October 07, 2014
We loved the cottage, the muffins and the hospitality. It had everything we needed, and more. Very clean place and cozy. We'll recommend it to all our friends!
4.6 on October 04, 2014
Perfect for a getaway in the country for complete R & R. Our cabin had all the comforts of home. Not much to do in the area, but that's what we wanted, total relaxation. So if you're looking for fine dining & night life, this isn't for you. I would definitely come back to this same cabin.
The Eagles's Nest Log Cabin was built from cedar and pine trees cut on the 9E Ranch;decorated in Texas style antiques and designed for intimacy and comfort. The Eagles'Nest Log Cabin has a queen size bed,furnished kitchen, AC/Heat, TV,VCR. The Eagle's Nest Log Cabin is located on the 300 acre 9E working cattle ranch. Relaxing on the front porch in a rocking chair or from the living room you can watch for deer, wild turkey, red birds as well as the cows and horses on the spread. The Texas sunsets from the Eagles' Nest will be something you will never forget.
Nightly Rate: $145 - $165
Daisy Cottage located on the 300 acre 9E Ranch in the lost pine forest of Bastrop is a two bedroom cottage with decks and views from every direction. It includes fully equiped kitchen, queen beds in each bedroom and a sleeper sofa in living room,
Nightly Rate: $165 - $195
Enjoy a taste of Texas in the Lone Star Cabin with true Texas decor. The loft with twin beds is perfect for children.
Nightly Rate: $125 - $145
Michelle's Log cabin is for the horse lover at heart. The two American quarter horses come and put their head over the fence so you can give them a pat.
Nightly Rate: $135 - $145
AUS-Austin/Bergstrom International Airport 30 miles
The 9E Ranch is 10 miles south of highway 71 on highway 304. If you are driving from the Austin-Bergstrom Airport, take HW 71 towards Bastrop, 20 miles, turn right on HW 304,(just west of Bastrop) go 10 miles and the 9E Ranch will be on your right. In your confirmation letter, we will send you the combination for the automatic gate and directions once you are on the ranch.
Museum, Nature area
Cottage, Guest Ranch, Working Ranch, Cabin, Ranch
BBQ grill, Computer, Telephone, Wedding Facilities
Alarm clock, Board games, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Fridge, Hairdryer, Microwave, Private entrance, Radio, TV, VCR, Videos
Bird watching, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Shopping
Joan and Kent Bohls
Cats , Dogs , horses, miniture donkeys
Joan and Kent both enjoy taking care of the 9E Ranch. Kent,a Lutheran Pastor, enjoys calling and feeding the Longhorns. Joan, a retired teacher and an artist enjoys painting, reading and spending time on her horses.
Muffins and coffee