Nightly house rental on nature preserve property bordering Aransas National Wildlife Refuge. A place where artists, writers, birders, and photographers can enjoy all the comforts - 2 BR,2 Bath,bungalow

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Crane House Rates from
May through October

$200.00/night + tax

Whooping Crane Season Rates
November through April

Friday and Saturday are $300.00/night + tax

Mid-Week Specials
Sunday thru Thursday nights are $250.00/night + tax

Mail Checks to:
Crane House Retreat
602 E. Market St.
Rockport, TX  78382


1. No smoking inside, please. Smokers are welcome to smoke on screen porch.
2. No firearms are allowed by guests on our ranch.
3. Please leave the land as you find it. We are attempting to keep nature in balance. Please don't litter!
4. No off-road driving. Speed limit of your vehicle should not exceed 15 mph.
5. Pets are allowed. Renter will be held responsible for any damage caused by their pets. Pets should not be left outside at night for the pet's safety.

Some of the birds you might see:

Pied-Billed Grebe
Eared Grebe
American White Pelican
Brown Pelican
Double-Crested Cormorant
Magnificent Frigatebird
Least Bittern
Great Blue Heron
Great Egret
Snowy Egret
Tricolored Heron
Reddish Egret
Cattle Egret
Green Heron
White Ibis
Roseate Spoonbill
Black-Bellied Whistling Duck
Mottled Duck
Blue-Winged Teal
Cinnamon Teal
Northern Shoveler
Green-Winged Teal
Ruddy Duck
Northern Harrier
White-Tailed Hawk
American Kestrel
Clapper Rail
American Coot
Whooping Crane
Black-Bellied Plover
Wilson’s Plover
American Oystercatcher
Black-Necked Stilt
Greater Yellowlegs
Lesser Yellowlegs
Long-Billed Curlew
Red Knot
Western Sandpiper
Pectoral Sandpiper
Long-Billed Dowitcher
Laughing Gull
Herring Gull
Caspian Tern
Sandwich Tern
Least Tern
Black Tern
Rock Pigeon (formerly Rock Dove)
Inca Dove
Chimney Swift
Ruby-Throated Hummingbird
Eastern Phoebe
Eastern Kingbird
Scissor-Tailed Flycatcher
Loggerhead Shrike
Purple Martin
Cliff Swallow
Barn Swallow
Blue-Gray Gnatcatcher
Swainson’s Thrush
Gray Catbird
Northern Mockingbird
Tennessee Warbler
Yellow-Rumped Warbler
Savannah Sparrow
Blue Grosbeak
Indigo Bunting
Red-Winged Blackbird
Eastern Meadowlark
Orchard Oriole
Baltimore Oriole (formerly Northern Oriole)
House Sparrow


Quote from Frommer's Texas Travel Guide
"As a travel writer you sometimes see so many hotels, condos, and other lodgings that it all becomes a blur, and if you don't take notes you begin confusing them. There is no danger of that happening with this place; it's truly one of a kind. Crane House is an attractive and comfortable house with two bedrooms (one king and two twins), two bathrooms, a full kitchen, and a large screened porch. But it could have been a shack with bunk beds and an out-house, and it would still have been special because it offers those rare commodities of privacy, solitude, and natural beauty, all in abundance. It sits alone on 824 acres bordering the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge, with a mile of coastline on St. Charles Bay (use of kayak included). The owners are in partnership with the Texas Nature Conservancy to protect more than 200 acres of wetlands that are part of the property. And, as if that weren't enough, a pair of whooping cranes are daily visitors to the backyard, and to view or photograph them you have to go no farther than the porch. Besides, how many hotels have a guard horse looking after the place?"
Rated as - Excellent

Rated as "Moments" (Special moments - those experiences that memories are made of)


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Crane House Retreat
Lamar, Texas

Phone: 361-729-7239