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Escape Technology and See the Stars Again

Bertram guestroom with kitchen andpatio

  • Free WiFi

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Bertram, TX, United States of America
  • This property is exactly as listed. Only complaint is that we didn't stay longer! We look…

    Jul 16, 2021

  • The indoor is described as the picture, the outside layout is better than expected. Pools…

    Jun 19, 2021

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Official standards

This property advises that it adheres to SafeStay (AHLA - USA) cleaning and disinfection practices.

Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Gap period enforced between guest stays - 48 hours
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking available
  • Pool
  • Kitchen
  • Non-smoking
  • Gym

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Onsite parking
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
  • In a rural location
  • Hair dryer

What’s around

  • Pilot Knob Vineyard - 14.4 mi / 23.2 km
  • Lake Travis - 19.9 mi / 32 km
  • Delaware Springs Golf Course - 17.4 mi / 28 km
  • Colorado River - 21.2 mi / 34.1 km
  • Hidden Falls Adventure Park - 23.1 mi / 37.2 km
  • Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge - 24.1 mi / 38.7 km

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1

1 King Bed and 1 Double Bed

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About this property

Whether you want to tour the Hill Country Wineries, enjoy spectacular and private bird watching, find adventure at some great Texas Lakes, or get the kiddos away from the screens, our Ranch will provide the perfect home base for you, your girlfriends, or your family. The Ranch, and our guesthouse is an easy 40 minute drive to the perennially “weird” city of Austin, the beautiful Horseshoe Bay, and a quick 20 minute jaunt to the breathtaking Inks Lake or fishing at Lake Buchanan.

The guest house is a newly renovated open suite with one king-sized and one full-sized bed. Both the spacious kitchen and outdoor grill provide options for dining onsite. A private entrance allows you and your party to come and go as you please.

The pool is accessible for guests, as is the outdoor kitchen and covered picnic area. Feel like taking a walk? Our private trails are perfect for a wooded stroll - wildlife included!

Interested in hosting a small party at the Ranch? Message us! We are open to discuss possibilities.

Only need one night, but want to check-in early so you can enjoy the pool? Message us!

The Ranch is truly an escape... with views of pastures and rolling hills, and most importantly the big and bright stars of Texas.

The guest house is on the second story, and requires climbing a flight of stairs.

Our Ranch has lots of animals! From cows and longhorns, to Clyde the emu, the flock of chickens, and the onsite caregivers' dogs, there are plenty of furry and feathered residents. We also host some of the wild kind! Painted buntings, cardinals, and humming birds love to visit our feeders. You never know when you will see deer, rabbits, or raccoons taking advantage of our wooded spaces as well!

What’s around


  • Pilot Knob Vineyard - 14.4 mi / 23.2 km
  • Lake Travis - 19.9 mi / 32 km
  • Delaware Springs Golf Course - 17.4 mi / 28 km
  • Colorado River - 21.2 mi / 34.1 km
  • Hidden Falls Adventure Park - 23.1 mi / 37.2 km
  • Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge - 24.1 mi / 38.7 km
  • Longhorn Cavern State Park - 24.5 mi / 39.4 km
  • Perissos Vineyards - 24.5 mi / 39.4 km
  • The Crossover - 24.5 mi / 39.5 km
  • H-E-B Center - 24.8 mi / 39.8 km

Getting around

  • Killeen, TX (GRK-Killeen-Fort Hood Regional) - 57 min drive
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Bertram, TX, United States of America

The manager

Sarah Mansfield

Speaks: English

The property

Key facts

  • Onsite parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Laundromat nearby


  • 1 bedroom
  • Bedroom - 1 king bed and 1 double bed
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 1 bathroom
  • Full bathroom - 1 shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels provided
  • Shampoo
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper


  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Stovetop
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle
  • Toaster
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Blender
  • Coffee grinder
  • Spices

Entertainment and recreation

  • Smart TV
  • DVD player
  • Stereo
  • Books
  • Access to fitness center
  • Children's books
  • Powerboating nearby
  • Hiking nearby
  • Water tubing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Swimming nearby
  • Winery tours nearby
  • Hunting nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Fishing nearby
  • Jet skiing nearby


  • Access to outdoor pool


  • Barbecue grill
  • Garden
  • Patio
  • Outdoor furniture

Other amenities

  • Iron/ironing board
  • Beach towels
  • Beach loungers

Things to know

House rules

  • Pets not allowed
  • Events/parties allowed
  • No smoking
  • Max. guests: 5
  • Minimum check-in age: 21

Check-in and check-out

  • Check-in after 4:00 PM
  • Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

  • You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions. You will also receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account which will enable you to manage your booking.

Fees & policies

Required at check-in

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 21

Travelling with others

  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pets not allowed


  • This property is managed by a private host, not a professional engaged in trade or business.

    Parties and events are allowed on site.

    Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit on site.

    This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

    Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

    Contactless check-in is available.

    The property is kept vacant for a minimum of 48 hours between guest stays.

    This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA).

Also known as

  • Escape Technology and See the Stars Again Guesthouse
  • Escape Technology and See the Stars Again Guesthouse Bertram
  • Vrbo Property
  • Escape Technology See the Stars Again
  • Escape Technology and See the Stars Again Bertram


  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • You can check in starting at 4:00 PM. Check-out time is 11:00 AM. Contactless check-in is available.
  • Yes. Nearby restaurants include Mambo (3.5 mi), Donut Plus (3.6 mi), and Cedar Creek Inn (3.7 mi).
  • Have fun with activities like fishing, hiking, and jet skiing, and practice your swing at the nearby golf course. Additional recreation nearby includes birdwatching and hunting. Enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool or use the guesthouse's other amenities, which include a fitness center and a garden.
  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Loved it!

    Had the best time! Place is adorable and has everything you could need and more! Plenty of space and so comfortable! We are already planning a trip back!

    Sundy R., Other trip, Jul 26, 2021

    Verified Vrbo guest review

  • 10.0.Exceptional

    40 And Fabulous!

    The moment we arrived for my 40th celebration, we were greeted with some goodies from our host. I also received a gift as well. A lovely cup that was made with 40 And Fabulous stenciled on it! It's little touches like this that made our girls weekend getaway one to remember. The house is fully stocked with all the amenities you will need. The only thing you need to bring is the food you will be making there and drinks you will be enjoying. The beds were very comfortable and so was the lounging furniture. It stormed for most of the time we were there so we made use of the smart TV and watched some Netflix. We were all very comfortable and were able to enjoy each other's company. We will definitely be back to enjoy the pool we didn't get to use because of the weather. Make sure and ask for "Clyde" when you arrive. He is the resident emu and enjoys being fed. The Riser Ranch is a great retreat and I highly recommend it to anyone wanting to get away to the country.

    Christina M., Other trip, May 3, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Awesome stay

    Stayed two nights while in town for a wedding. Was a great stay and communication with the owner was great.

    Wesley G., Other trip, Oct 4, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Beautiful Guest House and Property!

    My sister & I stayed here for a sister weekend and simply didn’t want to leave! The owners created a Guest House that’s so beautiful and comfortable. The views were incredibly peaceful and serene! We loved walking trails in the wooded area, relaxing on the swing in the gazebo (which overlooked the pasture and livestock including Clyde the Emu!) and enjoyed sipping wine poolside in the evenings looking at the stars. Can’t wait to come back and try out the outdoor kitchen! Thank you for such a fabulous weekend! We’ll be back!

    Connie S., Other trip, Apr 12, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional


    the stay here was exceptional. it was very clean, very spacious, the host accommodated our every need. there were plenty of things to do, whether you wanted to enjoy the pool, cook out, take a day nap at the ranch, or walk the ranch. the hosts have everything prepared in case you did want to visit and interact with the animals on the ranch. again, perfect getaway, perfect hosts. definitely saving this to visit again. thank you Brett and Robin! and thank you for the fresh dozen eggs for our departure!

    Antonio C., Other trip, Jul 16, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Lovely Property!

    The apartment was beautifully furnished and extremely comfortable. I enjoyed the pool and the farm animal friends. Will be back!

    Dawn C., Other trip, Aug 23, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Better Than Advertised

    The listing doesn't do this property justice. It was obviously recently remodeled with new furnishings, modern amenities, comfortable beds, well-equipped kitchen, cold AC and great water pressure. The pool and cabana were pristine. We enjoyed swimming, grilling, sitting in the gazebo, walking the paths, watching the longhorns, feeding the emu, and playing Jenga and Cornhole. As bikers, we appreciated the covered parking and central access to beautiful hill country rides. We will definitely be back!

    Jack S., Other trip, Jun 19, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Slice of Heaven

    This place was absolutely wonderful. We had a hard time wanting to leave! From the sweet snacks left on the island to the amazing outdoor space, everything was more than we ever expected. The kids have decided we are coming back every year from now on!! It was so peacful and like a little slice of heaven that you can visit.

    Matt H., Other trip, Apr 26, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Would Stay Here Again

    This property was incredibly clean. Everything felt fresh and new. The kitchen has everything you could need and I loved all the extra touches that Sarah includes in the property. Lovely setting in the country and I would definitely stay here again.

    Anita C., Other trip, Oct 21, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Cute Ranch Getaway

    My husband and three boys stayed in this adorable ranch apartment for two nights and my kiddos loved it. It’s very clean and decorated super cute. The apartment has everything you need, and we were able to prepare all our meals with no issues. There is plenty to do around the property. My boys enjoyed walking the trails on the property (there are some hidden surprises out there), feeding Clyde the emu, seeing the chickens and swimming a lot! Robin, the property manger, lives on site and is super helpful with any questions or anything you might need. Keep in mind, the pool is in back of Robin’s residence, but we didn’t ever see her unless we needed her :) All in all, a great little place to unplug! Or not, because they have WiFi and a smart TV :)

    Hayley H., Other trip, Sep 7, 2021

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