REVIEWS

Exceptional Hill country retreat

★★★★★ 5/5 STARS

This Texas compound really got it right. The interior spaces, courts, porches, and views are all so gracious. This is a lovely and unique home. We spent the weekend here with friends hiking, biking, horseback riding and wine tasting, and this was the perfect place to meet for sharing meals and really enjoying Texas. Am very surprised the Cactus Moon doesn’t come with its own singer songwriter, that’s the only Texas offering that wasn’t covered here!! Loved it!

- Susan H.

BEAUTIFUL, WE’LL DEFINITELY BE BACK!!

★★★★★ 5/5 STARS

This is a MUST stay! We’ve rented homes all over the Hill Country but none as original and creatively built as this one! BEAUTIFUL decor, peaceful surroundings...perfect for the person who wants to get away from it all...but still be near some favorites like Salt Lick BBQ and great shopping in the surrounding areas! WE LOVED THIS LODGE!!!

- Suzi H.

Great place for our family gathering!

★★★★★ 5/5 STARS​

The place is amazing! We stayed here for my son's wedding. The view was gorgeous and the furnishings had great attention to detail. It has a beautiful spot to gather in the main house and privacy in the separate bedrooms. It was everything we had hoped for and more. Liz was fantastic. She was quick to answer questions and super accommodating. Thanks for everything!

-Lee Anne C.

A truly special and magical place - perfect for a group retreat or family gathering

★★★★★ 5/5 STARS

We loved our stay at the CactusMoon Ranch. It was the perfect setting for our ladies' retreat. The kitchen is large and well appointed which made cooking fun. The dining table that seats 12 and overlooks the gorgeous hill country view provided for many memorable post dinner conversations. It's evident that so much love and attention has gone into each detail - from the gardens, the bedrooms, the lighting to the adorable and unique style of architecture and décor, stepping onto the property you instantly just want to exhale all the stress and worries of the week and throw your hands to the sky and breath in the peaceful tranquility that the Cactus Moon offers.

- Christy G.

First impressions are everything and believe me Cactus Moon Lodge nailed it!

★★★★★ 5/5 STARS

Girls getaway weekend for 9 high school friends coming from several locations to enjoy the hill country. The minute we found Cactus Moon Lodge, we knew it was perfect. The setup with separate cottages for sleeping and the large/beautiful main house for visiting, cooking, eating, relaxing was just perfect for the occasion! Liz was the best, from initial booking to the day we left, we all loved her. Gracious and accommodating. The views are magnificent, presentation of the rooms and whole place was so inviting when we arrived. At night the stars are shining bright and lovely outdoor lighting makes it feel like you're in a dream. I'm telling everyone about CM, we will be back for sure! Thank you Liz for a great time.

- Sarah B.

SECOND STAY!

★★★★★ 5/5 STARS

Loved this venue so much we came back! Gorgeous setting on a hill just outside Dripping Springs. Big porch where we enjoyed happy hour and dinner. Comfy beds. Beautiful area for long walks. Grandsons enjoyed the hammock. Kitchen was well equipped—including a gas grill which we took advantage of. We’ll be back!

– Jane A.

Collins Wedding

★★★★★ 5/5 STARS

This ranch is awesome. There was plenty of rooms to accommodate the bridal family. The main house on wedding day was used by bridal party for games , hair, and makeup. We stayed the day after to hook up with family and friends not seen in years. Thanks for providing us such an amazing place for our stay.

– Robert C.

Fantastic ranch with beautiful views

★★★★★ 5/5 STARS

We had a wonderful stay at the Cactus Moon lodge. There is a spacious main house surrounded by individual cabins with bedrooms and bathrooms, which was a great setup for a family get away. It’s very cozy with a fantastic fireplace and nicely decorated. We felt immediately at home.

The ranch is just outside Dripping Springs, which has several really good restaurants and bars. It’s also near a number of great Hill Country Parks.

Liz is a great host and went out of her way to make sure everything is just right.

We’ve made several trips to the Hill Country and this is one place we definitely look forward to coming back to soon.

- Andrew M.

 

Fantastic place!!!

★★★★★ 5/5 STARS

We loved everything about this place and it was perfect for a group. Everyone felt very at home in their little cottages and the common space was amazing. The kitchen has everything you could ever possibly need to make a great meal and the views...we barely left the front porch it seemed like. Cant wait to come back!

- Thomas M.

 

It was everything as represented, a great place!

★★★★★ 5/5 STARS

This was an exceptional house! It was everything as represented in the presentation and we would definitely go back. The owner was very easy to work with, she was very responsive and helpful regarding things to do and places to eat in the area also.

- Steve M.

 

Ready to Go Again

★★★★★ 5/5 STARS

We stayed here with my family for my Daughter's wedding. It was great. The space is wonderful for families or a large group. The Property owner Liz was always a phone call away if we needed anything. I can't wait to go back for and stay here on a real vacation.

- Heather L.

 

Beautiful property

★★★★★ 5/5 STARS

Beautiful property. Loved the layout. Huge great room and kitchen for gathering but bedrooms and bathrooms separate yet convenient and close. Location is good too. Seems most everything we wanted to go do was 15-20 min drive. Would definitely recommend and will return.

- Susan C.

Perfect Hillcountry Escape

★★★★★ 5/5 STARS

Best Mother’s day weekend ever! The views and accommodations were so incredible. There are many points of interest close by, which gives you plenty of things to do.

Liz was a pleasure to work with!!! I would definitely recommend this to anyone wanting to get away .

- Nancy M.

Perfect location for relaxing weekend with family or friends

★★★★★ 5/5 STARS

Beautiful location, comfortable and welcoming amenities; we had a great time!

 Holly W.

Very relaxing property

★★★★★ 5/5 STARS

The house was perfect! Location was perfect as well! Close to my son's wedding made it special!

- Rene M.

Five Stars Isn't Enough! Cactus Moon is the BEST!

★★★★★ 5/5 STARS

Our family rented the Cactus Moon for the parents and grandparents of the bride to stay during our daughter's wedding weekend. The Cactus Moon is an amazing property. It is obvious that it was built with love - there is such incredible attention to detail. And it was clearly designed as a comfortable gathering spot for friends and family - nothing was overlooked. We stayed for 3 nights and I wish we could have stayed longer. I am certain we will be back! Everyone who stopped by to visit was stunned by the beauty and the amenities. We had 8 adults that stayed for the weekend - everyone had plenty of space and privacy - and the beds were so comfortable. We hosted a 14 person welcome dinner and everyone had plenty of room. Thank you so much! The Cactus Moon is simply the best!

- Michelle B.

Just perfect!

★★★★★ 5/5 STARS

Stayed three nights in Jan 2018. The property is beautifully situated on a hill with stunning views—and sunsets! Near to Dripping Springs (and Camp Lucy, where my daughter was married). Great open space in the main area with a fabulous kitchen. Master bedroom is huge w beautiful views. Huge shower! Wish we’d had time to sit by the fire pit and chill. But as I’ve told Liz, the owner, we’ll be back. Just perfect!

- Jane A.

 

Great, charming and quiet family retreat with all the necessary comfort

★★★★★ 5/5 STARS

We gathered our family for Christmas and New Years holiday in the Cactus Moon Ranch, doing lots of outdoor activities. The cosy fireplace thereafter formed the center for long discussions and games. We highly recommend this retreat, as it offers all it describes and is well maintained.

- Beat W.

Wonderful place!

★★★★★ 5/5 STARS

Our family stayed at Cactus Moon this Thanksgiving and loved the set up of the main space and separate living quarters. The evening views are spectacular from the back porch and front garden. The location is convenient to some of the most special sites in the beautiful Hill Country. The owners could not have been more accommodating. Enjoy!

- Georgia N.

Really awesome property!

★★★★★ 5/5 STARS​

We loved this property. Beautiful views, very comfortable accommodations, great for our family! We enjoyed the main house for viewing football games, hanging out together and meals. The master cabin was super comfortable, the bed was amazing! A lot of space to spread out. The cabins were so comfortable, everyone commented on how quiet the property is and how much they enjoyed it. Liz was great to work with and we truly look forward to coming back.

-Jennifer C.

Great place for our family gathering!

★★★★★ 5/5 STARS​

The place is amazing! We stayed here for my son's wedding. The view was gorgeous and the furnishings had great attention to detail. It has a beautiful spot to gather in the main house and privacy in the separate bedrooms. It was everything we had hoped for and more. Liz was fantastic. She was quick to answer questions and super accommodating. Thanks for everything!

-Lee Anne C.

Absolutely loved it!

★★★★★ 5/5 STARS​

We wish we could have stayed longer. We were there for my daughter's wedding. We had family in from Montana and Oklahoma. The home was amazing and everyone enjoyed their stay. Would love to go back and stay longer.

- Sherry S.

What a fabulous retreat!

★★★★★ 5/5 STARS​

Our group of college friends stayed at the Cactus Moon over a long weekend and loved our stay. First, we enjoyed having a large gathering room but having private bedrooms. That way if someone got up early, they could eat, have coffee, watch TV, etc. without waking anyone else up. We loved the breeze on the porch, and the wonderful courtyard area full of flowers. We had no trouble finding the place and Liz was incredibly helpful. We will most certainly be back!

- Kimberly H.

Simply Amazing!!! Beautiful. Comfortable.

★★★★★ 5/5 STARS​

Stayed with a group of friends. Loved having a central meeting area but private suites to enjoy sleeping without having to worry about waking anyone up. Truly best part of trip to visit wineries is where we stayed.

- Lori An G.

Unique and beautiful property in a fun location.

★★★★★ 5/5 STARS

Liz is very helpful and the property provides lots of entertainment for groups.

- Devin L.

Campy chic compound!

★★★★★ 5/5 STARS

Fun and fantastic for families! Close proximity to Onion Creek Kitchen cooking classes and Mercer Street Dancehall. A perfect weekend getaway.

Submitted Jul 16, 2017 - Janna M.

Beautiful Hill Country Resort style vacation.

★★★★★ 5/5 STARS

Accommodated 16 people comfortably. The Great Room was perfect for entertainment, cooking and family games. Beautiful property and easily managed without assistance from the owners. Loved it and will be back.

- Beau S.

Amazing Property and Plush Accommodations

★★★★★ 5/5 STARS

Stayed Jun 2017

This house is even more lovely and charming than the pictures portray! VERY beautifully decorated and loaded with all the nice touches for visitors that pleasantly surprise you. Kitchen well equipped, nice dishware, toiletries for shower, lotion, games and cards available, VERY comfortable beds, AC that works well and keep place cool. Its such a perfect layout for one or two families. We were visiting for a wedding at Camp Lucy, which we were trilled is only a short 10 minutes or less away. It you are coming here for a wedding (or just want to experience the hill country) I would HIGHLY recommend this house. Everyone in our family that stayed kept raving about what a cool house it was, and Liz (the owner) was snap on it when we had a slight snafu (our fault) with the cooling. Thank you!!!

- Stephen S.

Clean, organized, generous, and well prepared.

★★★★★ 5/5 STARS

Thank you for being a part of my family's Annual vacation. The house felt like we were at home. I loved the "Pay it forward refrigerator!" What an awesome idea!!! Thank you and see you soon!

- Lizbeth C.

Dreamy!

★★★★★ 5/5 STARS

My husband and I stayed at this magical ranch with 3 other couples for a long weekend and had the BEST time. The layout is perfect for fun and for rest – with the common areas of kitchen/dining and living in one spot and the sleeping rooms off on their own. The ranch had everything we needed to make a huge dinner and also had hammocks for mid-day snoozing. The Dripping Springs location allowed us to enjoy wine tasting, shopping, dancing, and good eating outside of Austin. The views were also supreme off that back porch. If we are lucky – we will be back for more.

Beautiful

Relaxing

Restoring

xox

- Cindy O.

Perfect in every way

★★★★★ 5/5 STARS

We had such a wonderful time at the Cactus Moon Ranch. The property is so beautiful and perfectly designed in every way but is also utterly comfortable and unpretentious. It was super relaxing for the adults, and super fun for the kids. We were able to take quick jaunts to nearby things to do - like the Falls or Stanley's Farmhouse Pizza - but also had tons of pleasure just hanging around the house playing pool or enjoying the amazing views. Liz was a perfect host and we had everything we needed. We had so much fun we are already talking about making it an annual pilgrimage!

- Sarah R.

Great getaway retreat location!

★★★★★ 5/5 STARS

Very comfortable and inviting

The host was the best!

- John K.

A truly special and magical place - perfect for a group retreat or family gathering

★★★★★ 5/5 STARS

We loved our stay at the CactusMoon Ranch. It was the perfect setting for our ladies' retreat. The kitchen is large and well appointed which made cooking fun. The dining table that seats 12 and overlooks the gorgeous hill country view provided for many memorable post dinner conversations. It's evident that so much love and attention has gone into each detail - from the gardens, the bedrooms, the lighting to the adorable and unique style of architecture and décor, stepping onto the property you instantly just want to exhale all the stress and worries of the week and throw your hands to the sky and breath in the peaceful tranquility that the Cactus Moon offers.

- Christy G.

Great place in the Texas Hill Country

★★★★★ 5/5 STARS

This was a great place that easily accommodated my husband, my self, our two daughters and their husbands. Wonderful common area with dining, kitchen and living area and each one had a separate bedroom and bath. Perfect for gathering when we wanted and also having time to ourselves. Views are incredible off of the wooden balcony. Our favorite place to gather. We all agreed we wished we could have stayed longer.

- Trish M.

Breathtaking!

★★★★★ 5/5 STARS

It is unbelievable that such a place exists in such a short drive from Austin. Breathtaking views, gorgeous wildflowers (I was there in spring), beautifully decorated and thoughtfully designed. Truly a retreat from the hustle and bustle. Can't wait to go back!

Submitted Apr 12, 2017 - Michelle F.

Perfect Retreat Atmosphere

★★★★★ 5/5 STARS

When you arrive at the gate and begin the ascension to the top of the hill you may wonder, "what am i getting into"? However, when you crest the hill and arrive at the property your doubts begin to cease. This property was perfect for us. We were in Driftwood for our Daughter's wedding, which probably tells most our emotions when we arrived and we had other family as guests with us. The property is uniquely laid out; leaving room for intimacy and gathering spaces for larger crowds. The rooms were impeccably clean, the court yard is beautifully landscaped, the main house was immediately welcoming, the kitchen is huge and what words can begin to describe the view from the large deck onto the surrounding hills? Serene, inspirational and totally relaxing, to name a few. This is one of those properties for which the photos are the real deal. We WILL definitely be staying here again and not just only with a large group; just the two of us. The Host Family was super accommodating and could not have been friendlier. Our review is 5 Stars +++ You want to truly enjoy the Hill Country with unimpeded and non-developed views? Stay here!!!

- Benjamin P.

Hidden gem!!!

★★★★★ 5/5 STARS

This property is perfect for exploring the Hill Country!! Very quiet and peaceful. Be aware that this property is designed for a peaceful getaway and that's exactly what you'll get. Lots of things to do within 45 minutes to an hour away. Our hostess, Liz, was available if needed but we didn't need anything. We will be back!!

- Carter B.

Magical place!

★★★★★ 5/5 STARS

Spring in the Texas Hill Country! I loved the layout of the house. And the views and bedrooms were magic. Liz met us at the house and showed us how everything worked. She treated us to welcome wine and took us through all of the local places to breakfast and wine taste. We will stay here again and bring friends.

- Alex O.