Phoenix Nest Guest Houses - Charming Hill Country Retreats in Llano, Texas 325-247-2720
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Phoenix Nest Guest House

Located on the Kassell Ranch, midway between Llano and Mason off Highway 29, this two-story rock house was built by meticulous German masons in the late 1800’s.  It served as home for three generations of the Kassell family before it suffered a disastrous fire in the mid 1950’s. 

For nearly forty years, the remaining charred walls stood like stone sentinels and served as trellises for a lush growth of wild trumpet vines.  But like its mythical namesake –the phoenix — the structure rose from its ashes.

Completely restored in 1996 with the original exterior still intact, the newly designed interior reflects authentic Victorian decor that was in vogue when the house was built.  Guests will enjoy two bedrooms, two baths, a sitting room, and a state-of-the-art kitchen.

Outside one can gaze at the pastoral setting of cattle, grazing deer, and many of the state’s rarest and most loved birds.  Guests may also choose hiking, stargazing, or catch and release fishing as additional outdoor activities.  For history buffs, there a nearby family cemetery that dates back for a century.  Short drives can take visitors to nearby towns and lakes that offer amusements unique to the Texas Hill Country.

Note: The nightly rate is based on single/double occupancy.  A nightly rate of $20 is charged for each additional guest. There is an additional charge of $30 for a one-night stay.


  • Check out our NEW discounted Rate (Sun-Thurs) $229 per night for 2 guests
  • Rate (Fri-Sat) $249 per night for 2 guests
  • $20 each additional person
  • You have the entire house to yourself!
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms with showers & tub
  • King sized bed
  • Day bed
  • Two twin beds
  • Bunk beds with trundle bed
  • Fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher
  • Satellite TV & DVD player in living room
  • Satellite TV in master bedroom
  • Luxurious comfy bedding
  • Central AC/heat
  • Ceiling fans
  • Robes
  • Washer/dryer
  • Ironing board & iron
  • Hairdryers
  • Land line telephone
  • Clear starry skies for stargazing
  • 49-foot back porch with table/chairs & lounge set
  • Nice front porch with table/chairs
  • Fire ring
  • Barbeque pit
  • Walking trails
  • Beautiful sunrises & sunsets
  • Private romantic & intimate setting
  • Friendly miniature donkeys
  • Century old working ranch
  • Texas Bed & Breakfast Assoc. gift certificates accepted
  • Gift certificates available
  • Ideal for small retreats, conferences, church groups, sewing or quilting groups, family or friend get togethers, wedding party groups, and more!
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Phoenix Nest Guest Houses  |  14273 South State Hwy 16, Llano, Texas 78643  |  325-247-2720  |