Family Friendly 2BR Glen Rose Cottage Near Town!

Property ID: 200367Glen RoseTXUS
Sleeps 42 BR1 BA


Spend your next family vacation or get together with friends at this beautiful 2-bedroom, 1-bathroom home in Glen Rose, TX. This welcoming home features a screened-in porch — perfect for relaxing with friends and family in the evenings, a spacious backyard, and a convenient laundry room. Spend your days exploring tracks and trails in the Dinosaur Valley State Park, take a wildlife drive-through safari at the Fossil Rim Wildlife Center, or explore the historic downtown area!


  • Central Air Conditioning
  • Washer
  • Pets Allowed
  • Central Heating
  • Wireless Internet (WIFI)
  • Cable/Satellite TV
  • Kitchen


Location Details

You will be close to everything in Glen Rose, a sleepy town just outside the DFW area in North Texas. Glen Rose is where the Hill Country begins.

Just blocks away is fine dining, shopping, live music, history, galleries and even fresh food direct from the growers.

This country retreat is within 10 miles of Fossil Rim Wildlife Park, the 1700 acre drive-through zoo, perfect for the young and young at heart. Children can also enjoy a day at Dinosaur World, just 5 miles from the home. Big Rocks Park is great for wading in the water or walking along the river bed on those warm sunny days.

For some adult fun, check out Squaw Valley Golf Course. The Promise is a popular local attraction each year and is a must see if you are traveling in August-October. You won't run out of things to do here!


102 reviews
  • Fabulous and clean


    This place is perfectly located for everything you want to do.The host had a binder of places to go and places to eat with recommendations.They supplied tons of snacks and drinks which was a great surprise!I loved all the local history books.It was super clean and they thought of everything you might need.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Melanie S.
    Published July 18, 2023
  • Great vacation rental in a wonderful location


    The house was fully stocked with everything you could want for a weekend getaway including a lot of fun games. The screened back porch was a great place to relax and it was a short walk to the nice City park, stores, and restaurants in Glen Rose. I would recommend for anyone looking to visit Glen Rose, Dinosaur Valley SP or Fossil Rim.

    Published June 6, 2023
  • Spring getaway


    We had a wonderful time. Nelson is a wonderful host. This was originally supposed to be our Christmas vacation but he accommodated a reschedule due to my concerns of the weather. This process was seamless. The home is charming and cozy with all the amenities needed. The bedrooms were welcoming and comfortable. We traveled with our toddlers and Nelson made sure they had snacks, books and toys to play with as well as a pack n play for my youngest. We will definitely return. Our only concern was that it was a little dusty but like I mentioned the home was stocked up with all amenities to clean, cook and laundry. I would highly recommend if you want a relaxing get away from the city.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Denise M.
    Published April 18, 2023
  • Perfect Vacation Home for a Winter Getaway


    Nelson’s property is a great place to stay for a winter getaway. And winter is the best time to go to this area of Texas. The weather was perfect and the crowds small. We stayed at Nelson’s house for two nights between Christmas and New Years 2022. First day, after a leisurely morning at the house we drove 10 minutes to Fossil Rim Wildlife Refuge arriving around 10:30. It was a cool day, and all the animals were out but be careful – the Ostrich that meets you when you drive through the gate ate all our food. And an insider tip…the park’s petting zoo is free and IMHO the best part. Make sure you take to the two short walking trails from the petting zoo. Only way to see the coyote and the upper trail has a reading nook at the halfway point. We went back to the house for lunch and then took a trip to Granbury, 20 minutes, to catch a movie and walk the downtown Christmas light trail. Back home for a quiet night in comfortable beds. Second day my 5-year-old grandson and I went to Big Rocks Park just down the street and walked the sidewalk trail by the Paluxy River. We then drove 10 minutes to Dinosaur World, and headed back to the Denton, TX with a stop in Cleburne for lunch at a Mexican restaurant. Another insider tip – if panning for crystals at Dinosaur World look around the fence, you may find more there than in the bag you buy. Both the house and host were great! We were a grandparent couple with two grandchildren ages 5 and 10. The house fit us perfectly and the table games Nelson provide were fun and new to all of us. The house was fully stocked with treats and emergency meals which we took advantage of. Nelson was the perfect host, prompt with any question or need we had. Highly recommend and may stay there again with another group of grandkids.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Nate L.
    Published January 18, 2023
  • Perfect getaway


    This was a perfect family getaway. We were able to unwind, disconnect from the world and even save on gas and walk pretty much everywhere. Loved the property location, very clean, very comfy, and the property manager was easily accessible and very helpful and accommodating. Appreciated the extras he had in the house. Games to play on the table, snacks available after a long day of exploring. Big rocks was also within walking distance. We explored all the hot spots and had a nice place to come back home to. Def recommend.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Stefanie S.
    Published December 6, 2022
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  • This property has a maximum occupancy of 4 guests, not including infants.
  • Pets are allowed at this property.
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