Adjacent to the hall sits the original ranch home, Escondida de Gruene, where our vision started. Escondida is a very warm and inviting home that showcases interior rock walls throughout. It can serve as a gathering place for your family pictures prior to the ceremony. If you are planning on providing a babysitter during your event, Escondida will be the perfect place to accommodate that as well.
A large living area with a cathedral ceiling opens up into the kitchen with plenty of seating for all your guests. Enjoy a nice friendly game of shuffleboard while socializing.
Escondida has four bedrooms and four bathrooms. There’s a bonus room off the master bedroom with a futon. The residence also has a garage turned game room including a queen sleeper sofa, a foosball table, air hockey table and a flat screen TV. The home will accommodate 16 overnight guests; an ideal accommodation for the family of the bride or groom.
Our master bedroom leads to the large outdoor porch where you can relax around the fire pit or enjoy a dip in the pool.
A little piece of heaven during quarantine
We just got home from our trip staying at the Chandelier of Gruene and I’m still thinking about what a great place it was. We were two families of 4 sharing a four bedroom home on the property (kids 2, 4, 8 and 9). Myra, the owner, was very responsive and accommodating. It was great to have a host who clearly cares about people’s experiences. The house is on a property that is also a wedding venue. We lucked out being able to rent the home since it normally isn’t rented out due to events since 2016 before the venue was built. It was probably the best house rental experience we have had in years! The property is gorgeous and extremely well kept (we could see that in action) and huge, really making you feel like you’re on vacation and away from home. There’s a gorgeous outdoor chapel, the barn hall, a gazebo, and fire pit all near the house. There’s a treehouse and of course the pool as well. It was fun for us just to take walks around the property and explore a little, and enjoy watching all the deer around. The house was very clean and fully stocked, including sets of bedding wrapped in a tulle bow for the futons. The showers are all standing (no tubs) and recently done. They all have great water pressure!! The floor plan is also ideal- bedrooms on one side of the house with the master (King and futon), nook (futon), and a queen bedroom with bathroom on one end and two queen bedrooms sharing a bathroom on the other end. On the other side of the house is a garage turned bonus room with the garage door able to open, set up like a game room with a card table and foosball table, pull out sofa, and futon. So much space!! The patio is equipped with a fire pit and charcoal grill. The pool is awesome with a sun deck with umbrella and tables with an umbrella. Great for adults and kids. We were a short half hour drive from Canyon Lake for our boat rental. It was fun to come back to the house and jump in the pool. There are lights set up to enjoy night swimming, too. Or just enjoy the stars and scenery! I would love to stay at this home again, and while I have no idea how weddings have gone here in the past, based on our experience with Myra and her family who own and operate the entire property, and the accommodations of our rental, I would definitely consider Chandelier of Gruene as a wedding venue. It’s a gorgeous place, especially for a vacation 🙂 stay safe and well!