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2158 Hwy 304, Smithville, TX 78957-2377, USA    
 
 
Innkeeper/s:

Joan Bohls, Kent Bohls

Description

Secluded on a hillside in Lost Pine Forest, 9E Ranch Bed and Breakfast in Smithville, Texas, is a working cattle ranch spanning 300 acres with lily and goldfish ponds, wooded Piney Creek, a fountain, ...


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Disappointing

The first thing you need to know is that there are very few pine trees, except for the little ones that have been planted in the last few years. I was looking forward to walking on a soft, cool bed of pine needles while breathing in the fresh scent of the trees. Second, the cabins are not for antique lovers. If you are into rustic, they are fine. However, ours (Michelle's) was small. The double bed is upstairs and I (5/11") could not move nor stand up without hitting some part of my buddy. The cabin could use some condiments. No butter, black pepper or much of anything except salt. The trails were not well marked; we never even knew about them. And, yes, the vicious stickers called "goatheads" are common. The best feature is the star gazing (no nearby lights) but it was interrupted (even on a chilly night) by mosquitoes. That is easily cured: visit the bait shop and then release two or more minnows or small goldfish into each trough or pond. A little fix-up, including paint, would help.
Ronald Babic
Houston, TX

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Horrible Stay

DISLIKED: Mattress is not fit for any human or animal. It was sunken in the middle and squeaked like mad. We could not get even one minute of sleep and were miserable. The love seat (they don't have a couch) in the living room is tiny and uncomfortable for adults. The TV is tiny and there is no reception, cable or satellite so only one channel comes in. My breakfast had 1/2 of an eggshell in it which was blue and ruined my meal. The next breakfast was loaded with diced onions and bacon -- which I don't eat and we were never asked what ingredients we can and cannot have so the eggs were wasted. There were beetles everywhere at night flying into the doors and windows. The kitchen was from the 1950s and did not have paper towels, cling film, or tin foil. There were also no tissues in the Daisy Cottage. The cottage was not private since it was next to another one. There were tons of sharp stickers all over the property which is not dog-friendly. LIKED: The views are lovely. There are donkeys, a friendly Doberman, Texas longhorns, horses and chickens. The ranch is about 10 miles from Bastrop which is where everything is so it's convenient.
Dog Mom

Management Response
We very much want our guests to have a great time when they come to the 9E Ranch because it is about the experience and if guests express complaints to us after one night stay we happily try to correct the problem and return their money in full. The Daisy Cottage has three beds which have mattresses and box springs which are 3 years old. The queen bed is an Orthopedic Stars Milky Way Chiropractor approved- Taylor Bedding Company with 2 2 inch feather topper on top. We use Comphy Sheets which are really soft. The new feather topper gives the feel of memories of staying at my grandmothers house. The Daisy Cottage is named after my grandmother (born in 1897) and is decorated of that period. The headboard is an antique as much of the furniture. We are on a ranch and therefore there will be bugs (June bugs this time) and stickers. The eggs are locally farm raised and some of the chickens actually lay blue eggs. They are so beautiful but I am sorry if a shell accidentally got in the breakfast. We were so busy in March that I don't know who made this complaint since they never told me.
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