7 Bedroom, 4 Bath Home. 6000 Sq Ft Deck With 20 Mile Views Of The Hill Country
Dale Fortenberry Jr.
About Dale Fortenberry Jr.
My parents bought this home as their dream retirement home in 1993. After I inherited it, I decided to turn it into the area's premier retreat and wedding venue. We do everything from family reunions, weddings, yoga retreats, corporate retreats, girls weekends, parties, concerts, you name it.
Dale Fortenberry Jr. purchased this Estate in 1993
Why Dale Fortenberry Jr. chose Marble Falls
This is my family ranch. My parents bought this home as their dream retirement home in 1993. After I inherited it, I decided to turn it into the area's premier retreat and venue. We do everything from family reunions, weddings, yoga retreats, corporate retreats, girls weekends, parties, you name it. The larger home on the hill was my parents and the other home belonged to my grandmother. I have remodeled them extensively with all the latest amenities. They sit on 55 acres so it is peaceful and secluded. My nearest neighbor is my cousin. We have incredible 25 mile hilltop views in every direction from the main house. The 6000 square foot deck is perfect for weddings, dances, reunions, etc. We are located just minutes away from Hidden Falls Adventure Park, and a short drive from Marble Falls where you can visit historic sites, shop, dine or cool off and fish in Lake Marble Falls. There are public boat ramps to Lake Travis situated between the ranch and Marble Falls and as well as the location being a great spring-board for touring the Hill Country it is conveniently located for exploring all the delights Austin has to offer. I am an 8th generation Texan whose ancestor, Isaac Millsap, one of the famed Gonzales Rangers who died at the Alamo. The vacation homes have been proudly named after Isaac and his wife Mary. I also own Heart of Texas Wine Tours, the top rated wine tour company in Texas. We enjoy taking visitors to tour a selection of the many Hill Country wineries, breweries and distilleries. You probably didn't know it, but the Texas Hill Country is the 2nd most popular wine destination in America. Ranch house guests enjoy a 10% discount on these tours.
What makes this Estate unique
We are the ideal venue for your wedding, yoga retreat, corporate retreat, or reunion. We have hosted numerous events since we opened and are quickly becoming one of the top venues in central Texas. We have done weddings for as many as 300 people with ease. Please note that events that have more than 30 people on the property at any time will be subject to a $3500 event fee.
No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
Nice area, home outdated, property owner not so nice
The property owner called me early one morning because the router had been unplugged. I was half asleep and said I’m not sure but I can check, he said “I’ll stay on the phone till you do” so I got up went to look and saw one of the kids had unplugged it to charge their phone. I apologized and said I’d take care of it. He very rudely said “there’s plenty of plugs so don’t do that” it was obviously a mistake and they didn’t realize it was the router. After check out he wouldn’t let us dispose of our leftover food in his garbage because he said that the trash company wouldn’t pick it up for a week. So we had to take our trash with us. After a week we revived only a partial refund because he said 2 towels were marked with makeup (ok fine) that the rub had sand and that the disposal had bones in it. We never cooked anything with bones, we only cooked breakfast there. Eggs, bacon, pancakes.
Overall I wouldn’t rent from him again. We are avid travelers and we use HomeAway homes for each trip and have NEVER had any issues.
Amazing Wedding Venue!
I hosted my wedding ceremony and reception at Heart of Texas Ranch and couldn’t be happier! The location was gorgeous and had a great hill country vibe with beautiful oak trees and an amazing deck that easily accommodated 90+ people. So many guests commented on what a beautiful location it was! Dale was helpful every step of the way with answering questions and allowing us occasional access to the property for vendor meetings, etc.
The main house was very comfortable and it meant so much to me that our wedding party was able to stay with us for the whole weekend at the ranch. By the end of our stay, the bridesmaids and groomsmen were already wanting to plan another trip! I have great memories of dancing the night away under the string lights and quiet moments with a morning tea out on the deck. Heart of Texas Ranch helped make my wedding weekend feel magical!
We had our wedding here in September and it was beyond beautiful! Everyone complimented us on the venue. It was less stressful since we had 3 days to prepare. The wedding was all we could have dreamed of. I HIGHLY recommend this property for any of your special occasions!
Perfect for our family vacation. View from the deck is beautiful. The bedrooms, kitchen, eating area and living room are all spacious and everyone felt like they had enough space. A very peaceful and relaxing stay. Close to 4-wheeling and zip lining.
Wonderful venue for a yoga retreat or just hanging out!
I recently stayed at Dale's 7 bedroom house outside of Marble Falls for a yoga retreat. There were 8 of us. It was incredible! The house was large enough for people to have some privacy , the large kitchen was stocked with everything we needed, and the outside wrap around deck was perfect for having meals out there and for yoga. There were also plenty of bathrooms for all of us, one with a Jacuzzi tub. The view from the back deck overlooks the beautiful Hill Country. And the host Dale couldn't have been more kind or helpful. If you are looking for a place for your gathering that is more on the comfortable and cozy, almost luxurious side, this is the place for you!
Couldn't have asked for a better more scenic wedding location
Thank you so much for being so incredibly accommodating at Heart of Texas Ranch. We booked both houses, but had our wedding and reception outdoors on the huge deck. Everything was very clean and accommodating at the houses. No questions were left unanswered prior to our stay or during. Dale was very attentive to the property while we were there all while keeping a comfortable distance. We had our wedding party stay with us at the Isaac Milsaps house. Everything worked out beautifully. Our outdoor wedding was a dream. It was a beautiful clear and breezy comfortable evening in mid June for us. The beds in the house are extremely comfortable. (Way better than my temper-pedic at home) I can't say enough great things about this location. Sunrise and sunset are beautiful. I easily had 100 guests at our wedding and could have accommodated 200 more. I'm so pleased with our decision to use this house for our extended wedding weekend. I truly overpacked. Next time I will just come with clothes and food. Everything else is there! I can't wait to be able to book an anniversary trip to reminisce. Thank you Dale and Heart of Texas Ranch.
We are right down the street from Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge, a great place for hiking and birdwatching. Also just around the corner is an off-road adventure park for for 4 wheelers, motorcycles, etc. Also a hunting ranch, fishing, golf, horseback riding, and much much more.