The idea of living in a converted barn holds a lot of romantic appeal for many people. The problem from a small-house perspective is that most barns are pretty big. However this 100-year-old barn t…Built in the 1920’s, the barn features wide-plank wood floors and hand-hewn beams. The entire ground floor is an open-plan living space. The original barn doors were replaced by a pair of French doors giving a view of farm fields with the Catskill Mountains in the distance.
Source: A small barn house in Woodstock | Small House Bliss
Kevin Fowler’s Rustic Ranch
from Altared Weddings
What started as a hobby evolved into what you see today at the Ranch. Outside of the normal routine of touring and writing music, Kevin collects and restores buildings that have a unique history. Each structure has been carefully crafted back to a state which honors its history and location. Everything on the Ranch has a story that we are anxious to tell people about. We stay busy making sure that bits of history don’t get lost to a landfill and in the process give something back to everybody that comes through our gates. It’s this level of care that ensures that each person we get to share this with walks away with a personal experience that can’t be found anywhere else in the Hill Country. That’s why we tell people that we are real Texas country.
“Kevin Fowler never ceases to amaze us… it became clear that his passion for music and historic buildings have collided in a new project that folks in Central Texas will no doubt be crazy about.” – Sandra Greaney, Country Line Magazine
“All these buildings roughly surround the intended site of the marriage ceremonies, smartly positions in a natural amphitheater of sorts. Was it ever intended to be a fans-only business? ‘No. It’s for everybody.’” – Houston Press
“It’s a perfect representation of an old rustic Texas ranch. The location is a peaceful country setting…NO highway noise. Guaranteed to have beautiful hill country sunsets. Unending opportunities for photography. A fantastic place for weddings or just about any other gathering you might have. This place is really AWESOME!” – Wimberley View
For the Texas belle who prefers a little glamour with her grit, a rustic wedding without some sophisticated sparkle simply will not do…the concept was fittingly brought to life at country crooner Kevin Fowler’s Rustic Ranch. Dotted with sprawling centuries-old oaks and outlined by Loneman Creek, the newly opened 130-acre ranch is home to a 19th-century cabin, a restored farmhouse, and an authentic Texas dancehall that calls for a twirl-worthy dress…” – Lauren Kathryn, Swooned Magazine
Nestled at the edge of a rambling stream, a century old forest, and a quiet apple orchard at Half Mile Farm sits a collection of Highlands’ most distinctive, luxury cabins. These cabins, originally erected in various locations across the Southeast, were carefully dismantled and reconstructed here among the beauty of large hemlock trees and countless rhododendrons. The building designs were developed with the intent to complement the natural landscape. The most significant features of the property are the creek, dense woods, open meadows, and ponds. Specifically, thoughtful consideration was given to placement of balconies, windows, and doors, to maximize the privacy and serenity of our guest experience. Cabin interiors are charmingly appointed with antique and reproduction period furniture and folk art. Architecturally, you will find vintage paneling, half-timbering, and log work, historic brick and stonework, wide-plank floors, massive oak beams, slab stone hearths, and subtle modern conveniences that all come together to create a most unique atmosphere.
The Cabins can be rented as separate one bedroom suites, or combined into a two or three bedroom cabin.
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Narrow Escape cabin makes a stunning impression when you arrive. The large front windows let in lots of light and give you a view of the surrounding native oak and pine trees.
Source: Broken Bow Luxury Vacation Cabins // Narrow Escape
The Broadmoor is a 5 Star, 779 room hotel and resort in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and is a member of Historic Hotels of America of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. The main resort complex, situated at the base of Cheyenne Mountain, is 6,230 feet (1,900 m) above sea level, and 5 miles southwest of downtown Colorado Springs. The resort has hotel, conference, sports, and spa buildings that radiate out from Cheyenne Lake.
Historically, national and world skating and hockey championships were held at the Broadmoor World Arena. Golf championships have been held at the Broadmoor Golf Club since 1921. The resort has also been the site of clay shooting championships.
The architecture and the color is like the grand hotels that would be found on the coast of the Mediterranean, in an Italian Renaissance style. The pink stucco of the façade also helps to blend in to the Pikes Peak area landscape. The main buildings are connected on a circular path around a lake. They original hotel building is Broadmoor Main that was built in 1918. The others—built between 1961 and 2001—are Broadmoor South, Broadmoor West, Lakeside Suites and West Tower.
The Broadmoor offers a luxurious mountain experience at their 16-acre Ranch on Emerald Green on Cheyenne Mountain. That property features a main lodge and ten cabins and restored other original buildings. There are two small lakes, horse stables, a gazebo, hot tubs, and an outdoor fire pit
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