We do our best to make your visit an enjoyable one.
Photo above by Gene Elders.
We have a covered porch and a large deck for your enjoyment.
April 23-25, 2017
What a wonderful little Cabin! It has all the necessities and so much more.
The view from the mountain was so beautiful and when paired with your stories of history on this ranch, I could almost sketch it in my mind!
Seeing the Longhorns this morning in the creek was majestic!!
This was our first adventure digging for topaz, amazing stones & gems to find!
Took a stop for lunch at Cooper's BBQ and Willow Creek Cafe, that we would highly recommend!
Hummingbirds were very entertaining along with the titmouse and the "stick catepillar" on the sliding door!
Looking forward to our next trip! Thank you so much!
Rebecca & Justin, Clyde, Texas.
P.S. The air conditioner works wonderful!
Hello Lindsay Family!
Thank you so much for sharing your home with us! It was an enjoyable stay!
Stopped in town yesterday after lunch and had a wonderful visit with Tessa (Country Collectables) and she says hello.
I picked some wonderful quartz! I did find 2 single turminated quartz crystals, one the length of my pinky finger and another about 1/2" in length!
I bnought a jar of your sweet & sour pickles - they were very good!
Thank you so much! Maybe I'll find topaz the next time we visit.
Sincerely, Valerie & Jake
March 16-17, 2017
Visited from the Gulf Coast area.
Very nice accommodations.
All the necessities for a quiet, peaceful get away are provided.
If it's rocks you're looking for, there are more than you can haul away.
Billy, Melissa & Andrew.
March 12-16, 2017
On arriving at the Lindsay Ranch we were greeted by the longhorns and bluebonnets.
This cabin is so comfortable and well stocked you could stay for a month! Hailey (8) loved her comfy bed. Conner (6) said his favorite was swinging in the hammock and stoking the nightly camp fires.
We spent a day looking for topaz and came as close as we could with quartz.
Deloris we enjoyed visiting with you and learning the history of this ranch.
Thank you for your hospitality.
Craig & Sara Massello Hailey & Conner (Texas)
Jim & Kathy Stuart (California)
March 5-8 2017
Thank you, Dee for a wonderful stay.
The cabin is so comfortable and has everything one would need and much more.
We enjoyed hearing the history of the farm and family and seeing the variety of items folks have found here.
You go the extra mile in providing cereal, milk, butter, jelly and all the rest, including your delightful bread!
We had a thoroughly delightful time exploring the ranch, from the mountain to the creekbed to the granite outcrop.
All the best to you and your family.
Bill & Mary Byrley, Ohio
(Thank you so much for the wonderful comments.
So glad you enjoyed your stay on the Lindsay Ranch.
It was a pleasure meeting you.
Thank you for your contribution to our rock collection.
Feb. 16-19, 2017
Absolutely loved it here!!! What an amazing place ... it's perfect!
We were looking for a relaxing stay and to try our luck(first-timers) at rock hunting.
The Cabin exceeded our expectations and we were very appreciative of Deloris' thoughtful touches of cereal, milk, toiletries, fully stocked kitchen, suppplies, comfy accommodations and the best shower pressure ever!
The location was perfect and the starry night was dazzling!!
We enjoyed the hunt and found several interesting rocks that we will be taking home with us. We are sure that every time we look at them it will remind us of the slice of heaven you have with your beautiful property.
We also appreciated hearing about the Lindsay family history and the story of the property; it enhanced our stay.
The only regret we have is not having booked our stay for a longer period of time.
We will definitely be returning and I'm already looking forward to watching your longhorns graze and accompany us on our next rock hunt!
With much appreciation and thankfulness for your hospitality,
Sandra M. & Wayne T.
(Thank you for your kind words. It was a pleasure meeting you.
I am happy that you enjoyed your trip to Texas and your stay at the Lindsay Ranch.
August 2 and 3, 2016.
We had such a wonderful time. Thank you Family Lindsay. If you love history and geology, Mrs. Dee certainly knows her stuff.
We got lots of cool rock specimens. Not sure if we got topaz, but that's OK. I loved watching the hummingbirds. I have never seen so many at once.
Our sons had a blast with Garrett. Thanks for showing us around. The stars at night are big and bright ...
Thank you for letting us have access to your ranch. We had a blast!
The Halls Texas City, TX
PS Ask Mrs. Dee about the Lindsay Ranch ball caps. They are reallty cool!
(So glad you enjoyed your visit to the Ranch. Garrett was sad to see you go.
Yes, the Lindsay Ranch caps are great.
Patricia Beaty of Beaty's Embroidery and Signs does a wonderful job!
August 2, 2016
We had an amazing time. The cabin is fantastic. The banana bread was delicious! Kids loved it.
We found some pretty cool rocks. Hope some are topaz. Kids found some arrowhead looking stuff, nonetheless, we had an amazing time.We will be back.
Husband also came upon an armadillo. He was overjoyed.
Thank you for your hospitality.
And we also got to see the longhorns. We were hoping to see "Betsy" and her baby. Betsy is the name the kiddos gave her, LOL! Another time.
The Cavazos Family,
Rio Hondo, TX.
(It was a pleasure meeting all of you. Betsy and Baby are doing well. :)
July 25-26, 2016
The cabin was great. We were impressed how well you stocked it to meet your guests needs.
We had fun hunting rocks - no topaz (:. We did see all kinds of wildlife - deer, lizards, frogs, hummingbirds, pheasant, road runner and even a longhorn steer.
The atmoshere was tranquil and the scenery breathtaking.
Thanks so much ... The Shepherds from Kansas
OK, we also saw an armadillo by the creek.
The night sky is amazing. Saw at least six shooting stars. Thanks for the banana bread and Texas map.
1st timer! Had a wonderful time here. It was very beautiful and relaxing. I love all the extras provided, feels just like home.
We found lots of quartz but no topaz.
Many interesting areas behind your house near blind but it was too hot to continue.
Great time. Be back soon!
Lizette, Mark and Mark. Plains, TX via Freer, TX.
July 8,9 2016
We had a wonderful stay. Lots of porch time watching the birds; hummingbirds, buntings, cardinals, doves and other species. Many, many frogs in the creek.
One evening we enjoyed watching 3 young raccoons come up from the creek to investigate around the fireplace area before moving on further up the creek making an attempt at catching frogs.
We especially enjoyed the late evening visits of the bats. Noticed deer tracks on the drive but never saw them.
We may or may not have topaz in our possession but we found some wonderful rocks and have had a grand time. Thank you so much for sharing this property with us.
Nova Beth Starr &
July 1-4, 2016
My boyfriend and I love this place!
Waking up to hummingbirds feeding and the beautiful landscape was very relaxing.
This is a great place to come to get away from the hustle of our busy lives.
This was our first time visiting Mason, TX and it definitely won't be our last!
I am happy that we actually found two small pieces of topaz. Even if we hadn't the trip would have still been worth it.
This weekend has been my most memorable birthday celebration to date!
Nicole Stockenberger & Jordan Kahan
June 19-23, 2016
I enjoyed my almost week away from civilization!!
No TV, no phone, no internet was just what I was looking for!
Even though I didn't find any topaz, it was fun to look.
The Raisin Bran Bread was wonderful, too. Thanks for your hospitality.
Nancy L. Clark
June 8-10, 2016
Had a great time exploring and looking for rocks.
Thank you for the the banana bread.
We found a lot of neat rocks.
The Brister Family, Victoria. TX.
We had a wonderful time. The cabin was lovely. Thank you for sharing your ranch with us.
We had a great time hunting rocks, taking pictures and just relaxing.
The Nichols Family
May 28, 2016
I love the Cabin, it is great! The banana bread is so yummy we ate it in one day!
We found lots of quartz and two pieces of topaz.
I hope to come back again and at least find a couple more puzzle pieces if you don't finish it by then.
May 13-14, 2016
We had such an amazing time here on the ranch. The beauty of this place is unreal.
I personally felt like a kid again looking and waiting with anticipation of what we would find.
The cabin was a real treat. You do such a great job on keeping it clean and I was impressed on how you thought of everything we would probably need.
Thank you for putting the bird feeders out. We thoroughly enjoyed watching them while drinking our morning coffee. And thank you again for the banana bread. It was delicious.
We will be back again with the family next time.
All the best,
Nathan Inman & Mandy Serna
May 8, 2016
Me, my husband and my 22 year old son stayed at the Comanche Creek Cabin for Mother's Day weekend.
The Cabin was stocked with everything we could need and the new concrete deck was amazing!
Although we did not find any topaz, we are taking home about 200 pounds of rock.
Feldspar, granite, mica flint, chert and other cool rocks.
We even found some Indian artifacts on Mason Mountain.
We saw armadillo, racoon, a snake, cows, hummingbirds, a squirrel, lots of lizards, and a coyote one night.
Couldn't have asked for a more perfect trip. Thank you so much Delores for a great weekend.
Kristin, Matt & Brendon, "The Wilsons".
May 3, 2006
We had such a great time here in the Cabin; hummingbirds, frogs, wildflowers and sunshine ... what more could you ask?
Great memories and we look forward to coming back in the future.
Carol & Johann
April 29, 2016
What a lovely treat! We enjoyed your cabin so much and so comfy with all the creature comforts of home.
The hummingbirds and croaking frogs were fantastic and we so enjoyed the square and museum. Love my Texas history.
You have a lovely place here away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
Thank you for sharing your paradise with all of us who visit here. You are amazing and God Bless.
Carl & Clonie Quast Marion, TX.
April 12, 2016
"What a delightful place to decompress! The cabin was comfy and you truly thought of everything to accommodate us.
We enjoyed the creek, the birds, the rocks, the mountain and the beautiful starry night.
Thank you for sharing your wonderful ranch."
Freddie and Julie Hammond
April 5, 2016
"Thank you Ms. Lindsay for letting me stay there at the cabin. It was fun being in the hammock. I loved your rocks. I thought they were awesome!"
Kingston. Age 5
April 5, 2016
"Ms. Lindsay, as much as we enjoyed the rock hunting, I have to thank you even more for your hospitality!
The Cabin was exactly what we needed after two nights in a tent and the fact that you provided breakfast was just an amazing bonus!
Thank you for everything and I really hope I get to bring my son back there soon as the trip to your ranch helped cement his passion for being a rock hound."
Patrick and Scott Sherrill
March 30, 2016
"We had a very peaceful relaxful time for our 48th annivrsary.
We were impressed on the cleanliness and orderlyness of the Cabin. We had everything we needed and more.
The stars were so bright. We could not see such a sky in Pearland area.
We had fun rock hunting and enjoyed the night sounds."
Thank You Kindly,
Kent & Linda Opel
March 13-15, 2016
"I had a great time."
Glenn ... age 5
"I had a grat time here. I wish i kan cum bak agen." Love Kaia ... age 4
March 3 & 4, 2016
"We were excited to come and hunt for topaz and crystal points. Not sure what all we found yet but picked up a variety of stones - enjoyed looking.
We did find some arrowheads. Had a turkey come up by the bird feeder.
Deloris, we loved the Raisin Bran Bread!
Thanks for your hospitality and amenities."
Sandi & Glen, St. Cloud, MN.
March 3 & 4, 2016
"We absolutely loved our time here in the Comanche Creek Cabin!
When we weren't out rock hunting, we were enjoying your new deck - really nice - so relaxing!
We appreciate that you shared your knowledge of rocks and your interesting family/ranch history with us!
Thanks so much for your gracious hospitality (and delicious Raisin Bran Bread)!"
Sherry & Rick, Sartell, MN.
February 28, 2015
"Thank you for your Texas Hospitality.
As we read on your website, the Banana Bread was great! Really enjoyed the rock hunting and we did find a small topaz on our first day!
Your Cabin and porches, (fire pit) are a nice place to bring a small group - really roomy.
Next time we will bring our friends."
Kevin & Karen Stone, Bridgeport, TX.
"We had a wonderful time!
The hospitality was wonderful too.
Thanks for all your special touches to make all of us comfortable. Especially the banana bread!!
We are all taking home cool rocks as well as special memories."
Rhonda, Geogia, Pam & Carole (from Houston).
January 29 & 30, 2016
"Thanks so much for everything. It was just perfect for us. You have a beautiful place here!"
Tamara & Mike,Greenwood SC
Jeff, Greenwood, SC Neal, Nashville, TN
September 28, 2015
"It was great to meet a UMHB family and enjoy your rocky, beautiful ranch. So many rocks ... so little time!
God Bless you and your husbnd. We will return!
I leave here with my Texas Star-Cut Topaz necklace. I won it in the Grace Church raffle on Old Yeller Day September 26, 2015 - all 6.9 carats of beauty!"
September 27, 2015
"I love it here! I was impressed with how clean everything was and how well stocked it was. Just like being at home.
My cousins had a wonderful time rock hunting.
Virginia got her topaz Saturday but it was the one raffled off in town (during the Old Yeller Days Celebration).
However, she, Mary and Laura kept diligently rock hunting for the rest of our stay.
I don't rock hunt due to a disability but they were excited to tell me about it and show me their finds when they got back.
I think this is indeed a magical place to stay and enjoy.
It would be a great place to teach my grandchildren to live without a TV. I am planning that trip as we speak!
Keep us the awesome hospitality and the opportunity to find our own Texas Topaz."
Sandy Rhodes Hogan with Mary Davis, Virginia Feaster, Laura Feaster, and Virginia Azeale Feaster Jimenez (Birdie - age 4 months.)
September 21-22, 2015
"Thank you. We had fun. No topaz but two artifacts! :) Loved the Cabin. Will leave a great review on your site when we get home!
Town was lovely too!"
Maryann & David C.
Colorado Springs, CO.
September 10-12, 2015
"What a geat time! The birds were plentiful but wouldn't sit still long enough for good photos.
Seriously, the Cabin was cozy and peaceful, a great getaway from alarm clocks and schedules.
We'll be back again, sometime when the creeks are full."
Ken & Mary R.
September 7-10, 2015
"Great time, beautiful place, lots of cool rocks to take home.
Tons to explore. Told wife we need to plan to come back.
Thank you so much."
Tom & Elizagbeth Pearland, TX.
August 28-29, 2015
"Thank you for your hospitality. We loved, loved, the Cabin on Comanche Creek and all the attention to detail, from milk in the fridge to air freshner in the bathroom.
Thank you for the amazing breads, they wre so --- good, can I have the recipe? Just kidding. We called your banana bread "Hunters Bread".
We would also like to thank you for sharing with us your family history.
I loved the family history folder on Franz Kettner Letters. I did not have time to read the book so now I'm gonna have to buy it.
Well, we did not find the elusive topaz but you know, I'm glad we didn't, because that just means that we'll have to come back. :)
Oh! and thank you for the bird feeder outside the kitchen window. It allowed us to photograph the many colorful hummingbirds. They are so beautiful.
May the Lord bless you and your land."
Aurora and Esmerelda Salinas. Mission, TX.
P.S. We left a few things for the next adventurers.
August 21-23, 2015.
"We had a good time relaxing and rock hunting. We found lots of rocks but no topaz :( still fun."
Kris and Jeral
August 17-18, 2015
"The Cabin on Comanche Creek is one of my all time favorite places to be.
I always will be grateful to y'all for the pleasure of staying here.
As adults, we can't ask for a more peaceful get away.
As for our kids, who are stuck in a technology world, they almost died!
Luckly they survived and will surely return with us one day.
Thank you for all the hospitality, Love you,"
Amie, Sergio, Andrea, Alea and Diego.
August 10-11, 2015
"Enjoyed the hiking and digging. No luck finding topaz so our grand daughters dug themselves holes to sit in.
Watch out for scorpions and curious cows."
Carol and Troy.
July 15, 2015
"We had a great time exploring and searching for topaz and petrified wood. The boys (my grandsons) seemed to enjoy themselves tremendously.
They had never used a VCR and they thought that was so cool!
This is my 2nd time to come and I thank you for sharing your guest house with my gransons and husband.
I remember enjoying the summers on my Uncle's farm. Being here brought some fond memories back to me.
My very best to you and yours.
Sharon P. Cypress, Tx.
P.S. They boys enjoyed your grandson so much. You should be proud! And Bob and I so enjoyed talking to you. Thank you for taking the time."
(Thank you Sharon. We also enjoyed visiting with you.
Yes I am very proud of my grandson. I know you are proud of your two.
June 29 and 30, 2015
"Exceptionally friendly hospitality from the Lindsay Ranch.
Pam and I had a great un-wind time from everyday life and had on our first night an all night light show with the heat lightning to the north and a nice warm (almost hot) rock hunt next day.
Items found 1 3/4" spear point, several nice chert nodules, several quartz crystals, pegmatite cluster (mica, tourmaline, quartz, small topaz).
The guest house is very comfortable and we hope to come back!"
Joe and Pam T. Fairbanks, Alaska
June 28, 2015
"We had a wonderful time exploring for Indian artifacts and gems.
It is easy to feel the history of pioneer settlers and the local Indians as you sit on the back porch.
Thank you for allowing us to become a part of this if only for a short time.
The banana bread was awesome!"
Keith & Sonny
June 18-20, 2015
Thank you for opening your doors to us. Our stay at this wonderful cabin was amazing.
We came here as an escape away from the busy and stressful city life and boy did we enjoy it.
This was our first time in the Hill Country and the first time we stayed at a cabin and I must say, it was great.
Y'all made us feel very welcomed and so did the town.
We had lots of fun rock hunting and searching for our own piece of treasure and we found it!
Our search ended before we even started. It ended as soon as we arrived at this hidden gem.
The Southern Hospitality was definately taken to a different level here; the cabin was loaded with very useful things and yummy snacks and we decided to keep the hospitality going by leaving some things as well.
Before arriving here, we tried to search for reviews online and did not find any but we will spread the word about our stay and post pictures to let the world know about your home.
We hope to come soon and repeat our experience and adventure. We can't thank you enough."
Adriana and Aldo ... Katy & Houston, TX.
P.S. The Whole Wheat Raisin Bran Bread was delish!
(I am happy that you enjoyed your stay.
Thank you for your kind words and for the Krispy Kreme Doughnuts ... can't get better than that!
June 13-17, 2015
"Your Ranch is a beauty! We had a wonderful time. The bread was amazing!
I could lay on the hammock all day!
I saw my very first snake and scorpion in real life, kinda cool."
Honey, Jason, Mary, Cooper and Samantha ... Longview/Hallsville, East Texas
June 8, 2015
"Like children in a pirate adventure, our excitement started with the search to find the perfect place to stay.
I would say that search was a success!
We found treasure in your stories of the land and your family history. Thank you for sharing! What fun we had!
The treasure we walk away with is in the memories we shared with friends.
Thank you So Much!"
Lori, Mary & Shane
"We have been on cruises to the Yucatan, snow skiing trips to New Mexico and Colorado and have seen the majesty of our great nation from a semi ... but this vacation has been the most memorable of all.
We got to play in the mud while we hunted for our own Mason topaz, we got to sit around on your beautiful deck and visit with our family members while the flash floods raged all around us ... You made this little cabin feel more inviting than any of our homes ... I guess because we're a bunch of women and this is neutral territory for us, but also because of how well you had it stocked, you thought of everything.
The hummingbirds outside the kitchen window was a special show for whoever gets stuck in the kitchen, Oh, and we all loved your bread! Thank you so much! We will be back !!!"
The J group ... Jayne, Joy, Jeannie, Jennica and Jessie
April 22-23 2015
Thank you so much for the most relaxing 2 days here on Comanche Creek.
Tom and I hunted diligently for topaz, calling her name and making up songs, poems and stories about her.
We listened to our hearts to hear her reply. We thought we heard her say she was ("gurgle, gurgle") underwater. "No way", we said ... "you'll just have to stay there; 'cuz we aren't touching it".
We will pray for rain in the great Texas Hill Country so that the beautiful swimming hole on Comanche Creek will be filled up again.
Loved the fire in the metal campfire thingy each night and the coyotes howling made us douse it and run inside to snuggle in the most comfy sheets.
Thank you for all the necessities of home and for your generous spirit.
Thanks for letting us know about Miss Mouse, Little Spider and Mr. Scorpion. We saw them all - only Miss Mouse survived, alas.
I could go on forever about our adventures here but I know you have a ton of work waiting.
Until we meet again ..." Maggie and Tom.
April 12-14 2015
"Arrived at 4:30 PM and was greeted by Deloris. What a charming lady. We were shown all her treasures and couldn't wait to start rock hunting.
We were so surprised at all the extras that were provided.
We have lots of quartz to take home to MN and rock hunted unitl we were exhausted.
Hope to come here next year on our way home from the valley.
Thank you so much."
Duane and Max
"What a wonderful stay we had at your Cabin on Comanche Creek this past weekend.
We did not realize till everyone arrived that it was actually Sibling Day.
We three sisters had the opportunity to play prospectors and explorers the whole weekend.
Coming in exhausted every time we ventured out and returning to such a welcoming cabin was priceless.
Our main meals were cooked over wood on the fire pit provided and we managed to eat healthy the whole stay.
Thank you so much for sharing the Lindsay Ranch with us."
Alice & Frances & Eddy
April 6 to 8, 2015.
"We have had a wonderful time. The Cabin has everything we needed and then some. Thank you for being so thoughtful. Loved the Banana Bread ... Delicious.
We did not find a topaz but we bought a small one with a Texas Star cut from the Topaz store in town.
Thank you for a wonderful stay. Plan to return with one of our grandsons."
Barbara, Tom, Geneva and Earl.
Easter Weekend 2015
"Your Cabin is great and has everything. Your hammock is the favorite past time.
The kids really enjoyed rock hunting. Who knows, maybe they found a blue topaz."
The Pearson Family
"Departing this Friday morning is sad for all five of us. We have enjoyed the Lindsay hospitality.
After much sun, rocks, and walking we couldn't have imagined a better Spring Break for my 9-year-old grandson.
His 8-year-old cousin was out of his comfort zone but he would come again.
We are looking forward to our next adventure."
Connie and family from Lousiana.
"We enjoyed our hill country adventure. The kids explored, hiked and hunted the elusive blue topaz.
The adults followed their lead. Smiles all around.
Thanks for sharing your ranch and your thoughtful touches like providing milk!
You're a gem!"
"My 8-year-old granddaughter enjoyed our rock hunting and together time.
I believe she will really cherish her adventure.
Thanks for sharing your home and time with us."
Richard and Haylee
"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!!"
"My brother and myself came looking for some peace and qiet and boy did we find it. We were able to roam all over this beautiful land. How lucky you are to live here all the time.
We were amazed at how much was furnished here,from milk to coffee and jelly.
Thank you for letting us be a part of your home land.
There is so much beauty here it is hard to take it all in. May God bless you both."
Victor and David.
"This was a great change of pace from "big city" living. The Banana Bread was awesome!""My husband and I recently spent a couple of nights in your wonderful red cabin.It was our anniversary, and it was just perfect. We had so much fun digging for the elusive Texas topaz, and can hardly wait to try again.
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."
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