Light Filled Artist’s Studio – Queen, Sleeps 2
This one bedroom, pet friendly cottage was built as C. P. Montague’s art studio and temporary home while she and her husband built their dream home across the ravine. Every rock in the home’s interior and exterior was picked up by hand, then hand laid by the two of them. Hundreds of paintings were painted in front of the North facing wall of windows. C. P. Montague was one of President Lyndon Johnson’s favorite artists.
The home is fully furnished and the kitchen is fully stocked with all cooking and serving dishes, as well as basic spices, coffee, and an assortment of hot teas. Soaps, shampoo, hair dryer, toilet paper, and paper towels are also provided. Guests love the wood burning fireplace and we provide unlimited firewood for your enjoyment.
Traveling with an infant or toddler?
Just let me know – step stool, booster dining chair seat, stroller and Pack-N-Play are available for your use.
HD TV, wireless internet, DVD player and an assortment of movies, CD player with an assortment of CD’s, games, puzzles and books are provided for your enjoyment.
Well behaved, non-aggressive dogs are welcome in this pet friendly cottage.
We know that to many of us, they are members of our families. Please use the furniture covers provided to cover any furniture your dog may want to relax on. I would love it if you would post a photo of your pet enjoying the home and/or the farm on Facebook, Twitter and/or Instagram!
Enjoy the beautiful outdoor seating area and table as you watch spectacular sunsets from the bluff, read a favorite book, or enjoy a glass of wine in front of the fire pit on cool evenings. A charcoal grill is provided.
Dan and I live on the farm as does our son and his family, so we are here to assist you any time.
We LOVED this property – absolutely beautiful.
This cabin is truly wonderful. It was cold and rainy the whole time we were there, but that was okay because this cabin is warm, comfortable, clean, and those windows – wow!!! The owners are kind and very nice. It is a short walk to the river, where there is a stone bank that is great to sit on. I imagine in the spring and summer it is so nice. My husband did a little fly fishing too, and even though he didn’t catch anything (river was too high and fast due too rain), he enjoyed it. Our ten-month-old really enjoyed the cabin as well, exploring and looking out the windows. It is definitely on our list of places to come back to.
Robley S. – Dec 2, 2015
I’VE STAYED HERE AT LEAST FIVE OR MORE TIMES OVER THE YEARS AND LOVE TO COME EACH TIME. THE LOCATION OF THE COTTAGE ON A LOCAL RANCH GIVES PEACE AND QUITE SURROUNDINGS. THE VIEW FROM THE WINDOWS IS SO TRANQUIL I JUST NEVER WANT TO LEAVE. (I KEEP COMING BACK)! SHERON ALWAYS GOES ABOVE WHAT ONE WOULD EXPECT AND HER MUFFINS ARE TOOOOOO GOOD. THANKS FOR BEING THERE.
Drew G. – October 6, 2015
The Pallette Pad is the perfect location for exploring the Texas Hill Country. We made forays to Georgetown, Fredricksburg, Austin, Round Lake, Colorado Bend State Park and Sun City. We golfed, hiked, shopped, dined, fed goats, hunted for fossils and relics and relaxed! Dan and Sheron are great hosts and terrific people – very helpful and most interesting. Sheron shared the legacy of the Scurlock Farms and of course, C.P. Montague. What a beautiful setting along the San Gabriel River and rich history. Many thanks to our hosts for making our trip extra special – we look forward to our return.
Perfect little getaway with scenic charm!
My husband and I absolutely enjoyed our stay, especially being able to take along our two little dogs. They loved exploring the country and visiting the goats. We also loved Georgetown and hiking around the lake. They cabin is beyond stocked with and Sheron’s muffins were fabulous treat! Thanks again for sharing this charmer.
Lanai C. – March 8, 2015
Serene artists studio
This little house was perfect for my husband and I for new years! It was cozy and warm and the scenery outside was beautiful. The weather turned very cold so we could not explore or take hikes like we wanted to, but we still saw the pretty town square. Grape Creek Vineyards, 600 Degrees, and The Hollow were all located there and had excellent wine/food. We also really enjoyed Monument Cafe, one of the recommendations from our host. All in all a wonderful stay, and we would definitely think of coming back again!
Gourie A. – December 30, 2014
A Cozy Sweet Retreat!
If you are in town visiting friends or just need a quiet getaway then the Palette Pad is the perfect place to stay and a great alternative to a hotel. The homemade muffins, the history of the Palette Pad and being on a working farm is what makes this place unique. We enjoyed the breathtaking views and our walk down to the San Gabriel River. The owners Sheron & Dan were so helpful with directions to finding the place since we arrived in town very late in the evening. I only wish it was closer to home so that we can come back more often for mini getaways, but we definitely will be back!
Kathy & Mike – October 6, 2014
We really enjoyed our stay it was perfect!
This place is a great, cozy, nice get away! It’s dog friendly and located really close to the river, which we went to and enjoyed each day! The scenery is beautiful and relaxing!
June 29, 2014
The Palette or Studio is a beautiful retreat!
The property was a beautiful place for a serene getaway in the country! You feel like you are in the mountains sitting at the outside table with the cool breezes. You are on a high embankment looking at the tops of the trees along the river. Listening to the birds sing and resting in the hammock.We were so blessed to spend out 40th anniversary there enjoying the peace and quiet. Thank you so much for everything. Blessings Cecil and Jacque
April 25, 2014
We enjoyed our stay very much. Very clean,peaceful and private setting, Sheron and Dan are friendly and accommodating hosts. The ranch is huge and great for walking on the property or along the river. Easy access to Georgetown and Austin.
We enjoyed our stay very much. Very clean, peaceful and private setting. Sheron and Dan are friendly and accommodating hosts. The ranch is huge and great for walking on the property or along the river. Easy access to Georgetown and Austin.
Jo & Larry – January 29, 2014
Staying at the Palette Pad gave us a true taste of what it feels like to live in Texas. Being from Rhode Island we really had no idea what living in Texas was all about. It was much better than staying in a hotel. We enjoyed our morning coffee on the patio accompanied by humming birds and cardinals. I particularly enjoyed my early morning hikes through the pecan orchard down to the San Gabriel River. I spotted lots of wild life including deer one morning. Great sunrises and sunsets from the same location. You truly have an excellent location. Perhaps we will see you again when the wedding plans are made. Thanks for having us.
Ron – September 13, 2013
Charming Country Retreat!
The Palette Pad was the perfect country retreat for a quick Christmas Holiday (12/22-26). The studio has all of the amenities of home…we actually cooked a lovely Christmas dinner in the cozy kitchen. The hosts couldn’t have been more gracious…Sheron’s muffins are a fabulous touch! The notebooks of the farm/residents history were especially enjoyable and I felt like I was visiting my favorite family members by the end of the trip. The rock studio sits on a tree-lined bluff above the San Gabriel River valley, with large trees, lots of wildlife to watch and a lovely patio (for cook outs, visits at the end of the day or just sitting and listening to the trees). For nature lovers, the farm has great walking/hiking in pastures, the private farm road, the pecan orchard and along the river. One of the goats, Valentine, has twins, Holly and Jolly the 23rd of December. It was a special Christmas treat to watch them stand for the first time! There is really no reason to leave the farm, but the historic town of Georgetown is a quick, easy drive and the hosts have a load of ideas regarding area activities. Overall review…excellent! The studio was charming and clean and the hosts were a delight.
Winona B. – December 22, 2012
There is a 2 night minimum stay. The queen bed sleeps 2. Small children can sleep in a Pack-N-Play. The nightly rate is $148.
Stay with us for a week and the 7th night is free – $888 for 6 nights.
Stay with us for 4 weeks and the 4th week is free – $2664.
There is a $75 cleaning fee and a $50 pet fee.
The home will be professionally cleaned each 2 weeks for guests staying 2 weeks or more.
We do not raise our rates for the holidays or special events in the area as some do by as much as 300% – 400%.
We do not have a slow season. During the winter months, we have many guests stay for a month at a time to escape the cold up North, and others that simply want to get out in the country and enjoy the fireplaces and fire pit for a weekend get-away!
Pets are welcome (dogs). We realize many are like members of our families and we want them with us. Furniture covers are provided for any furniture your pet might like to relax on. I would love it if you would post a photo of your pet enjoying the home and/or farm on Facebook!
Please contact me if you have any questions.
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