The Historic Lindsay Ranch was established in 1858.
Located in the beautiful Texas Hill Country,100 miles west of Austin and 100 miles north of San Antonio, the Lindsay Ranch is the place to stay ... when you want to get away!
We have three clean, comfortable, family friendly guesthouses suitable for a couple or a crowd.
The Cabin on Comanche Creek and Mason Mountain Manor are on the Lindsay Ranch and are available February - September. The Townhouse is in Mason and is available all year.
How to decide which place is perfect for you?
If you do not want to be in the country, choose the Townhouse. It is located at 716 Westmoreland, only 3 1/2 blocks from all the shops on the square.
If you want to be in the country but still close to town, stay at the Cabin on Comanche Creek. It is close to the highway and only 7 minutes away from Mason.
But, if you really want to get away ... stay at Mason Mountain Manor.
Located at the foot of Mason Mountain, this rustic retreat is 2 1/2 miles from the highway in the middle of our 700 acre back pasture.
It is peaceful and quiet with only the birds and other wildlife for company.
RATES: $100.00 PER DAY FOR 2 GUESTS PLUS $25.00 PER DAY FOR EACH ADDITIONAL GUEST AGE 12 AND OVER.
WE HAVE A TWO DAY MINIMUM.
NOTE: We want you to enjoy your visit, so, if you can not stand the sight of a spider, a scorpion or perhaps a mouse, then choose another place.
The Lindsay Ranch is NOT the place for you.
Mason Mountain Manor is available February - September.
It is in the middle of our 700-acre back pasture, 2 1/2 miles from the highway.
There are two gates to open.
This rustic retreat has two bedrooms. One bedroom has a queen bed. The other has a full and a twin.
There are bunk beds and a futon in the living area.
The large porch provides a comfortable, relaxing "outside" living area.
Hike, explore or just listen to the birds and look at the stars.
Many guests bring a bag of bird seed or some corn to scatter on the road in front of the Manor.
Then they sit back and enjoy watching what comes up for free snack.
This is our 8th year to visit Mason and our first time as your guests. Your hospitality is wonderful and we love all the small touches that make this feel like "home".
The mountain home is our favorite - we can't wait to come back! Thanks for everysthing!!
Mike, Debie & Holly
We wanted to thank you both so much for the wonderful time we had at the ranch.
The Manor was wonderful!! It was perfectly cozy and stocked with everything we could possibly need, we really appreciated that.
We can't wait to come back to hunt for topaz; the banana bread alone is worth the trip!
We enjoyed the relaxation of the Manor and the front porch.
God sure does show himself when you look down from the top of the Mountain.
It's easy to sit on the porch and pray. Banana Bread was wonderful.
What a beautiful place you have! I couldn't believe we were just two hours from home, yet in a different world. It won't be the last time I come to stay at the Mason Mountain Manor.
My grandson loved all the open area to dig in the dirt, he even found three tiny Texas Topaz - thanks to the rock lesson we received when we arrived.
The Raisin Bran Bread was delicious!
This was a terrific experience. The tension just fell off my shoulders.
We came to Mason Mountain Manor to celebrate our 6th wedding anniversary.
We hiked and I saw many different species of birds. What a great birding spot!
We sat out under the stars with a fire at night.
Now that is romance!
100 THUMBS UP!
Photo by Gene Elders
The Cabin on Comanche Creek is available February through September.
It has 2 bedrooms and 6 beds. It is close to the highway with plenty of parking for trailers etc.
Guests comments about the Cabin:
Aaron and Theresa stayed at the Cabin February 2015.
Got right to it! I have no idea if what we collected counts as "treasure" from a lapidary standpoint, but they are treasures to us! I don't think we have wandered more than 100 feet from the Cabin and we are so completely charmed!
Greeted by Mr. and Mrs. Lindsay who immediately made us feel like we were home visiting family and invited us to play a round of dominoes.
Our Mason, Texas parents!!
This was a great change of pace from "big city" living. The Banana Bread was awesome!
I have to tell you, your raisin bran bread was to die for!!! Is there any way you would part with your recipe?
I would love to surprise my husband with a loaf!
Thanks again for such an enjoyable environment in which to stay.
We wanted to do something "different" for our 25th wedding anniversary.
My hubby found you online and here we stayed ... even an extra day.
Finding an arrowhead, mica, quartz galore and seeing the beautiful night - stars all around, made it all worth while.
We really enjoyed our stay. The Cabin was great.
The peacefulness, wildflowers, wildlife & stars were all magnificent! Especially enjoyed the rock hunting.
You have a rock hound's paradise.
Wow! What a great time we had at Lindsay Ranch!
Us being city slickers, it gave us an appreciation for the great outdoors and for hardworking ranchers like you, Dee and Clay.
My gandson will remember looking for rocks for many years to come!
Your place is filled with beauty and peace. We had a great time here and it will be among our favorite memories.
I have had a great time here on your place. I loved it all but my favorite part was rock hunting. We found many incredible rocks.
We loved the hammock and tire swing. Thank you for sharing your stories with us.
Kolten ... Age 11.
Thanks again for such an enjoyable environment in which to stay.
I would just like to say thank you for the Cabin. It was very welcoming!!
Thank you for the stories about the rocks that you found. I enjoyed the stay here. I hope we will be able to come back again.
STUFF YOU NEED TO KNOW
Each guesthouse is furnished with dishes, linens, a coffee maker, microwave and refrigerator.
There is a BBQ grill at the Manor and the Cabin.
WHAT'S FOR BREAKFAST?
We provide: coffee, teas, milk, cereal, juice, English muffins, butter and jelly and my famous, home-made, whole wheat Banana or Raisin Bran Bread.
NO TELEPHONE, TV,INTERNET OR WIFI.
Many cell phones do not have service in Mason.
The Mason County Library has free WiFi and several public computers.
Bluebonnets on the old ranch road.
Clay and Deloris Lindsay on Mason Mountain 12 years ago ... when we were younger and the grass was green.
The Townhouse, at 716 Westmoreland, is not on the ranch.
During the horse and buggy days, ranchers often had a "Sunday House" in town where they stayed while they conducted their business or attended worship services.
The Townhouse is 3 1/2 blocks from the square.
This three bedroom home has two double beds in one room, twin beds in two rooms and a day bed in the living area.
There is also covered, off-street parking.
Guests comments about the Townhouse:
What a great place!
This is our first time in Mason and our first time hunting for Topaz.
We had the house all to ourselves!
Had a wonderful time! Hope to come back soon!
Thanks for all the help and information about Topaz. Maybe we'll get lucky next time!
Rebecca & Chris, Minnesota
Mason is a beautiful town. It has a proper town center with everything a person could need; restaurants, a movie theatre, a jewelry store, antique stores, a florist - just to name a few.
The view from the Fort is something everyone should see. Mason is a slice of history and heaven.
Thank you for the great stay. We'll be back.
The Hendersons, Westport, CT.
The Townhouse was wonderfully relaxing and it seemed as if you thought of everything.
The Banana Bread was delicious. We had to leave what was left since we must have gained weight since we've been here!
What a nice change from the motel we normally stay in during our family reunion. It seemed as tho we never left home!
Thank you for the great time we've had here in Texas. Clay is the first real cowboy I've ever met. We really enjoyed seeing the ranch, too.
Chris & Amanda, Indiana