The Homer Martin Ranch
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Mason County, A Texas Hill Country Gem

August 10, 2018

Mason County, and Mason, its county seat, are nestled on the western edge of the Texas Hill Country.  The county bedazzles travelers with an abundance of scenic vistas; hardwood trees and granite outcrops in the eastern part of the county and limestone soils and mountain cedar in the west.  Texas’ most pristine river, the Llano, bisects the county running south to north and provides loads of warm weather fun for locals and visitors alike.

Most of the year, and depending on the rain that falls, the roads are festooned with wildflowers; bluebonnets, yellow coreopsis and red fire wheels in the spring; Mexican hats and endless varieties of yellow daises in the summer, and, autumn sage and sunflowers in the fall. And, after a rain, you may be blessed to see rain lilies, which pop up from underground bulbs, looking like white stars in the grass.

Mason epitomizes small-town Texas, with its dramatic, two-block Courthouse Square, friendly folks and small town values.  Today, thanks to the determination of native Mason folks and an influx of new folks that began in the 1990s, Mason is a vibrant community with shops, eateries and entertainment venues around the Square, an academically excellent school district, State champion teams, and churches of every faith.

Gradually, family ranches that once sported only herds of white-faced Herefords or coal black Angus, now have their ranch trails traveled by red-faced visitors who have come to enjoy Mason County’s quieter pace and peaceful scenery.  Alas for some folks, the closest Wal-Mart is thirty miles away!!  In most areas of the county, birds and various wildlife such as deer and turkey, are plentiful, entertaining and wonderful photo models.

So we invite you to visit Mason County, to slow down and unwind; to enjoy great food, local wines and live music, and most of all, to spend a relaxing weekend or week with your family and friends.

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