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View from inside of the brand-new screened-in patio directly off the family room.The screened-in back porch; perfect place for a good book or a cool drink - or both!
804 Ruth Parker, Glen Rose, TX
804 Ruth Parker, Glen Rose, TX
4 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
2 baths
4 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
2 baths
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We just finished a complete interior and exterior remodel of this 1950's ranch-style home just a few blocks from historic downtown Glen Rose.

Based here, you're just 15 minutes from Fossil Rim Wildlife Park or Dinosaur World, or just a short walk to downtown Glen Rose - shopping, museums and dining!

The space

Situated on a half-acre elevated bluff, 15' above the meandering Paluxy River, this Glen Rose hideaway is just blocks from many of this charming little town's favorite attractions, yet secluded enough to just hunker down, relax and recharge!

Our home was built in the early 1950's on the site of the beloved Grisham Pool, the first "cement swimming hole" in Glen Rose. As a matter of fact, this property has been designated as a Historic Landmark by the City of Glen Rose, Texas! The sides of the original pool are still there and now form the sides of our driveway.

Two blocks west of our home is the historic downtown Glen Rose square anchored by our Courthouse and surrounded with two museums, two art galleries, shopping, dining (including the best pies in the state; really) and even foods sold farm fresh from local growers.

Two blocks east of our home is the popular Big Rocks Park where, during summer, the Paluxy River is ready for you to enjoy whether you're splashing, fishing or just relaxing.

Or, take the concrete footbridge and walk safely across the Paluxy River to historic Heritage Park where homes of the original Glen Rose are on display for all to see and enjoy.

On the opposite side of the street from Big Rocks Park is Glen Rose's own Oakdale Park, home of the free Bluegrass Jam music-fest! Come enjoy great Bluegrass music - search online for their schedule of events.

If your stay includes the kids, we're centrally located for major local attractions like Fossil Rim, Dinosaur World and Dinosaur State Park. Each are just a few miles away by car.

This recently-renovated (2013) hideaway features all of the charm of an original 1950's single-story ranch style home made over in comfortable, casual cottage-style.

I've also added all the new must-have technical conveniences including high-speed Internet (Wi-Fi), Smart TV's (HD of course) with satellite TV plus a Blu-Ray DVD player and finished it off with a nice on-site library of DVD's for all to enjoy.

There's even an 8' picnic table for your outdoor feasts and comfy chairs in the newly added, bug-free screened-in back porch which enjoys a view of the Paluxy River and tree tops from its lofty perch.

If it's family time, there's a special area for board-game challenges! You definitely won't run out of things to do. Or, you can choose to do nothing and return home relaxed, recharged and refreshed.

The kitchen is fully equipped with brand new appliances (2013), flatware and table setting for twelve. A full complement of pots, pans, cooking utensils and more is ready for your use.

The renovated bedrooms feature new (really comfy) mattresses (purchased in November 2013); a King size bed in the Master Bedroom and a Queen-size bed in the guest bedroom and outbuilding.

All bathrooms have also been recently remodeled, keeping key elements of the past (see the black and pink master-bath), while updating all the fixtures.

The views from the main home are wonderful and relaxing. A recently completed 20' wall of windows looks out on trees, plants and the Paluxy River across the street.

A full laundry (washer and dryer, ironing board and iron) is on-site if you want to return home with all clean clothes...

This home can be the perfect base-camp for your relaxing weekend away in the historic town of Glen Rose!

Interaction with guests

A week prior to your arrival, you'll receive a complete overview of all the great things to do in Glen Rose plus a review of all the local restaurants. This Guide will also let you know what you'll find at the house and what you'll need to bring.

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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
House Rules
No smoking
Check-in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 11AM

Please, no smoking in the home or patio. No firearms are allowed to be discharged in the city limits. Pets under 50 pounds are welcome. For larger pets, please contact us first. Events having more than 10 persons, please let us know in advance. For a full overview of the house rules and current activities in Glen Rose, please contact the owner anytime!

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher
2 nights minimum stay

13 Reviews

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Cathy User Profile
July 2017
The Nelsons are such amazing hosts who see to it that your trip is amazing! From leaving special gifts for your children, to making sure the house is the perfect temperature when you arrive! You will not be disappointed when you arrive. Their home is amazing and perfect for a large group or even a small one!

Nicole User Profile
May 2017
Very comfortable home with plenty of room for 4 adults and a toddler. The outdoor space is great and the snacks, drinks and toiletries were a very nice touch! Nelson and Donna are excellent hosts and I would absolutely recommend renting from the them.

Larry User Profile
January 2017
Nelson's place at 804 Ruth Parker can be tricky to find the first time. But what a delightful find. Plenty of room with two bedrooms and two bathrooms. Open living has lots of natural light and furniture is comfortable. We did not use the screened porch much as it was a bit nippy. There is a guest house that could be rented as well another bed and bathroom nearby. Nelson is easy to deal with and will answer your texts and provide a fix if needed. Great place to stay.

Candyce User Profile
November 2016
We had a girls weekend and this house was beautiful, lots of cute charm! The beds were extremely comfortable and the house was very clean. All communication with the hosts were very positive and quick to respond. I would recommend renting this house for anyone looking to visit Glen Rose, TX

Christina User Profile
November 2016
We had a great stay at this home in Glen Rose. We were in the area as sponsors of Spartan Race in nearby Iredell and wanted to stay in a home where we could relax and cook homemade meals after long days on-site. This home was perfect! We even used the fire pit out back to do some grilling. The location was great, close to the grocery store and other retailers. I would highly recommend this home.

Jackie User Profile
October 2016
This is such a cute house with a perfect country chic feel. We loved sitting on the back porch and making s'mores in the fire pit. The separate bungalow was very nice and made for a great area for my parents. The owners were very easy to communicate with and even left us snacks and drinks to enjoy! I highly recommend staying here!
Nelson User Profile
Response from Nelson:
Thanks for the review. I've changed the instructions per your suggestion to make sure that we say "turn right" where applicable. Thanks for the heads up! Nelson
October 2016

Scott User Profile
April 2016
The house was exactly as described in the listing. Nelson was an awesome host. We had an issue connecting to wifi and he quickly repsonded to get us connected. The property we learned was an historic Landmark which is pretty cool. Proximity to golf course was less than 2 miles which worked perfectly for us. The only time we left the house was to play golf or pick up items at the brookshires grocery.
Nelson User Profile
Response from Nelson:
Thanks for the great review! Our proximity to both downtown and the Golf Course, and just blocks from Big Rock Park, the Somervell Expo Center and the concerts at Oakdale Park make this a great "base camp". Come back to visit when the need to get away returns!
April 2016

Fort Worth, Texas, United StatesJoined in June 2011
Nelson User Profile

My name is Nelson Roberts. My beautiful bride Donna and I would be pleased to have you enjoy any of our relaxing country homes in and around Glen Rose, Texas.

We spend lots of time on the small details of our homes to make certain that your time away from home will be a relaxing one. Our role is to make sure that you know what to expect when you arrive and our suggestions of where to eat while you're here.

If you have any questions about the Glen Rose area or our homes, please don't hesitate to ask!

Languages: English
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

About the home

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