FIND YOUR HOME
AWAY FROM HOME.
Welcome to The Bathhouse. It has two private bathrooms with a commode and vanity in each. There are also two luxurious, spa-like shower rooms. Each one has a commode, vanity and walk-in shower with fluffy towels and a bench for your comfort. The bathhouse also has two outdoor showers for a fun open-air experience. In addition to the facilities, there is a comfy lounge area perfect for relaxing, eating, playing games or just hanging out. For your convenience, you will also find laundry facilities, a refrigerator and ice machine. Enjoy!
It's the "Place" to be!
Snap A Photo!
+ THE TEXAS SWING
A porch swing that grew up Texas size! Debbie came up with this creative idea and tasked Raymond with building it. No porch was big enough to hold it, so they found a shady spot for it instead. To construct the swing Raymond purchased cedar wood from Lowes with the help from contractor sales manager Roger Brust, who was very helpful with selecting the right lumber. Strong rustic poles were needed to support the swing's frame, so Raymond and Debbie enlisted the help of Barbara Wurtz from Texas Building & Roofing, who provided them with 2 7/8 drill pipes. They then bought commercial galvanized ductile swing hangers from Play Set Parts and Debbie found some wagon wheels at the Fredericksburg Market Days. To assemble the frame, they enlisted the help of Austin Williams from Austin Ranchscape, who expertly welded it together. In all, this Texas sized swing measures 122" wide, 23" deep, with a back that is 50" high and can safely support up to 1,600 lbs. Now that you know it’s story, it's time to have a swing and enjoy!
+ THE TEXAS ADIRONDACK
Raymond built the Texas Adirondack chair in a Texas size style, making it the largest among lake chairs! This remarkable chair measures 67" in width, 29" in depth, and stands at a height of 84". Constructed using western red cedar, it features a Texas Star cut out in the center, adding a unique touch. The cedar wood was sourced from our contact at Lowes, Roger Brust and to protect the chair from the elements, Raymond applied Cabot's all-weather stains. Now all that is left is for you to grab your favorite beverage, take a seat, and unwind in this magnificent chair. Don't forget to take a memorable photo with this impressive Texas-sized creation.
+ THE JOHN DEERE TRACTOR
Raymond and Debbie bought this unique gem from cars of dreams. It underwent a mechanical restoration by the previous owner in 2005. It was used as a museum showpiece and in parades. Within the last few months, it underwent a complete cosmetic restoration with great attention to detail. Factory options include the Rollomatic front end. Clam-shell fenders, power steering, power-trol hydraulic lift for implements (non-operable; made for show), new speed-hour meter, and front and rear lights. New parts include period-correct wiring harness and electrical components, gauges, lights, rims, and tires. It also features a rebuilt carburetor, rebuilt automatic fuel shut-off system, generator and starter. This Model 60 is restored to its original condition and is period-correct. It is a favorite of visitors and a fun photo op! Guests are very welcome to take a seat for a memorable photo.
+THE SMITH + JOHNSON TRACTOR
Raymond and Debbie bought this vintage tractor from "Mr. Haney" of Blanco, Texas. According to him, it is a 1902 Smith & Johnson model. Intrigued by its vintage past, they were eager to learn more. Mr. Haney shared that this particular tractor had been used on numerous vegetable farms in Banco County. As they examined the machine more closely, they made a surprising discovery. The tractor featured a 252 Chevy inline 6 motor, which was not produced until the 1930s. Additionally, they noticed the presence of two manual transmissions that resemble those used in Ford vehicles, as well as a potential late-model Dodge rear end. Another intriguing feature was the presence of a 110 electric on-off switch. Guests are welcome to take photos with this unique, vintage gem! We are leaving it up to you to make your decision on its authenticity!
+ CIRCUS WAGON
At a recent farm auction, a lot of old farm equipment was up for grabs. Hidden beneath a pile of grass was this old wooden wagon frame. During the auction Raymond held up his hand up too long and he ended up becoming the proud owner of four rusty wheels and a considerable amount of decaying wood. Undeterred by the initial condition, we¬¬ decided to embark on a restoration project. Using the old parts as patterns, Daniel, Kelby, and Raymond meticulously reconstructed every component. The axles were crafted from oak, while cedar was utilized for the flooring and walls made from cedar posts. As for the tin roof, its origin remains a mystery. To complete the restoration, David and Josh picked up steel from Barbara at Texas Builders in Marble Falls. With their welding expertise, they added bars and even incorporated a step at the back. Finally, the wagon was fully restored and became a charming addition to our display collection!
+ THE CANDY TRUCK
Raymond and Debbie bought this 1925 Ford Model T truck from John Staluppi, from the car magnate’s Dream Collection. While the truck was originally modified for candy sales, its mechanical components remain in their original state and are fully functional. Repairs were recently made by Ross and Jennifer Lilleker from Mr Model T to ensure it maintained its excellent working condition. They continue to help keep up with all new repairs.
+ THE STATION WAGON.
We just had to have this 1957 Pontiac wagon, which was skillfully cut in half by Justin Praesel from Praesel's Addiction. With the help of a local super welder, Geman Hemiz, Debbie and Raymond installed a spacious long bench inside the wagon. This addition not only provides ample seating but also serves as a fantastic setting for memorable pictures. The bench accommodates passengers in the front, back, and even allows for rear-facing seating. Anticipating that Debbie would move it often, fork lift slots were included for easy moving. With Dad at the wheel, Mom in the back seat, and the kids eagerly enjoying the scenery as they pass by, this unique wagon promises a memorable family experience.
+ FLATBED CHICKEN HOUSE
This '34 Ford One Ton Flat Bed Chicken House was a project initiated by Justin Praesel from Praesel’s Addiction, who salvaged the truck and transformed it into a flat bed. Raymond and Debbie went to Scott Kelly from All American Tire, who skillfully ensured that the tires held air so the truck could move. With the invaluable assistance of their friends, Kennedy Moore and Mario Garza, the main house was built. Debbie diligently collected the windows and door, adding a unique touch to the project. When it was almost complete, Debbie decided it also needed an attic at the front. Then, they found and added stained glass and laying boxes, which further enhanced the design. Debbie had a brilliant idea to add a back porch, which was trimmed using tin obtained from a library in Ft Worth and railings, which was sourced from Lowes. Finally, the project was complete!
+ THE CANNON + THE ROCK
Sitting on top of the rock is this magnificent Gonzales Cannon, better known as the “Come and Take It” canon from 1835. Kidding! According to the Texas Hysterical Committee, “after many deliberations and expert sentiments, it has been agreed that this cannon is not the Gonzales cannon from 1835. While similar in size and weight no one can confirm for sure. The Texas Hysterical Committee has reason to believe it could be”.
Spicewood, located at the start of the Texas Hill Country, was our chosen site for building our farm. However, Raymond and Debbie soon discovered that the area we selected was abundantly rocky. Every day brings the task of collecting more rocks to protect our mowers and ensure our safety while walking around. As a result, we have generously donated several 100 tons of rocks to our friends and neighbors. However, there was one particular rock that we decided to keep. This rock is known as dolomite and measures 24" in height, 84" in width, and 228" (19 feet) in length. Calculating the weight based on an estimated 160 lbs per cubic ft, we determined that this rock weighs over 32,000 lbs!. It is the perfect resting spot for our “Come and Take It” Gonzales “Cannon”.
+ TEXAS MAP
To create a magnificent Texas backdrop, Raymond and Kelby joined forces and skillfully assembled the pieces. Leveraging her artistic expertise and utilizing a jigsaw, Kelby brought the vision to life. With everyone pitching in, we tackled the challenging task of digging holes on our rocky farm, firmly securing the posts, and bolting everything together. Kelby added a touch of soft white paint, giving it the finishing touch. The final result was nothing short of impressive - a backdrop as vast and grand as the great state of Texas.
+ LONESTAR WINDMILL
We discovered this hidden treasure beneath a pile of fallen cedar trees at the back of the property. Despite its age, it was in excellent condition. Since our intention was to use it for display purposes, installing it 40 feet high presented a challenge for capturing pictures. To overcome this obstacle, we used some leftover purlins to construct a spacious deck. We then sought the assistance of our neighbor Daniel, who expertly welded a sturdy stand for the windmill. Now, we have a magnificent windmill that serves as a perfect backdrop for captivating photos.
Your 4-legged fur babies are always welcome at Green Acres. We have provided a pet washing area to show how much we love pets! Guests can enjoy the convenience of cleaner pets and camping spaces without the hassle and expense of finding a groomer on short notice!
Dog washes are self-serve, so guests can use them at their convenience.