Rancho Pillow Est. 2010

Round Top, TX, United States

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Thrive in a charming country party atmosphere beneath the stunning starry skies of rural Texas.
This colorful 20-acre compound of unique dwellings nestles itself outside a quaint vibrant town of bucolic perfection. Celebrate a big day and wilder night in stylish rustic design.
The Lowdown
Barn / Farm / Ranch
Bed & Breakfast / Inn
Camping / Glamping
Landscaped Grounds
Rolling Hills
Anniversary / Engagement Party
Bachelor / Bachelorette Party
Birthday Party
Charity Event
Corporate Event
Product Launch
Dinner Party
Family Reunion
Group Getaway
Rehearsal Dinner / Welcome Reception
Retreats: Corporate, Spa, Wellness, Etc.
Wedding Ceremony
Wedding Reception
Workshops: Creative, Photo, Etc.

Venue Setting

Set among the farms and ranches of southeast Texas, Rancho Pillow is a unique 20-acre compound near the tiny art town of Round Top, Texas (population 90). The entire acreage and its inspired dwellings are available to rent for special occasions, private events or simply as a restful retreat. A whimsical wonderland, Rancho Pillow sings a magical song from the moment you turn onto the gravel drive. 
(Prices listed here are estimates only & are subject to change)
Price Range

Does this include catering fees?


Estimated Price Per Head

from $15 to $100

Additional Charges

Full property buyouts only
6% Hotel Occupancy Tax
8.25% Sales Tax 


Additional Insurance May Be Required Depending On The Event


Celebrations Hosted Here Since
11 PM
Venue Spaces
Indoor & Outdoor Venue Spaces Available
Client Can Select The Caterer Of Their Choice
BYO Permitted – You Can Bring Your Own Alcohol
Licensed Server Is Required
Indoors & Outdoors
Designated Smoking Areas Only
Rancho Pillow offers five unique dwellings with sleeping quarters for 28. Outfitted tents can be set up in the pastures for all of the guests who just won't want to go home.

The Barn --- Rancho Pillow's de facto great room, gathering spot and mess hall. Gracefully balancing old and new, it features a modern kitchen with top-of-the-line appliances, including a gas stove and a commercial-grade one-touch espresso machine. Two queen bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms and an additional crow's nest queen bedroom, provide comfortable accommodations for guests. And the barn's spacious 700 square-foot porch is a favorite gathering spot throughout the day and evening.

The Red House --- Originally built in 1896 and restored by the previous owner, this 2,300 square foot, art-filled home offers a kitchen, washer + dryer, living, dining and sleeping quarters. Sleeping quarters include: a downstairs king bedroom with ensuite bath, an upstairs king bedroom with shared bath, and a lively bunkroom with four twin beds and one queen bed.  Morning coffee or a twilight cocktail can be best enjoyed on one of two country porches.

The Love Shack --- What was once a storage shed for farming equipment is now a charming two-bedroom, two full bath casita. The king and queen bedrooms share a kitchenette with a one-touch espresso machine, washer + dryer and a common hallway with entrances to either bathroom: one with a walk-in shower and the other with a pedestal tub.   

The Tower House --- Located beside the water well-inspired stone wading pool, this funky little house was built from reclaimed materials and provides a fanciful dwelling place. Quirky and comfortably-appointed, this house offers one queen bedroom with connecting bathroom, a queen bed open to the loft above, kitchenette with mini-fridge, two twin beds in the upstairs loft and two lovely porches.  

The Teepee --- An air-conditioned, king-sized dreamland, the teepee is a favorite for guests who seek complete privacy and seclusion in the thick of Rancho's activities. With handpainted imagery of the Four Elements tattooed on the sheetrocked walls, this is truly a secret, sacred place for a good night's slumber. And the Rancho's Bathhouse is just a few steps away. 
Kid Friendly Events
  • A/V Equipment
  • Bridal Suite/Changing Rooms Onsite
  • Wifi
  • Ample Parking Onsite
  • Dining Chairs
  • Dining Tables
  • Onsite Restrooms
Venue Features
The Scene:

Rancho Pillow is a true artistic adventure for all who stay here. What began as a soulful family retreat continues to be a place where the spirit of creativity is rich and vibrant, and beckons to be shared. Poetic and playful, it's an idyllic shelter for neon treasures, Latin American folk art finds, colorful architectural restorations, and collected curiosities from both worldly travels and years of treasure hunting in this Round Top backyard. There is simply no place like it.

Festive and dreamlike, Rancho Pillow is an inspired setting for any of your important events. There has been a lot of love poured into the Rancho. The energy is unique. Strong. Undeniable. And we want to share it with you. With sleeping quarters for 28 and grounds that welcome hundreds, the imagineers at Rancho are ready to discuss all the possibilities for an unforgettable experience.

Our design mantra? Everything belongs. A mirrored saddle from a dance hall in Wichita, Kansas in 1920 shines on a hemlock beam from a building 150 years older. A mechanical bull from an old rodeo fairground watches over the pasture. A chandlier of clustered oyster shells hangs from the sun tunnel in the climate-controlled teepee. French linens adorn a Mexican bed. Graffiti art lives alongside gold leaf. City luxuries and country serenity. Antlers and wildflowers. Music and love. Everything belongs.

Among the other thoughtfully-designed buildings, at the heart of Rancho Pillow is an 18th century, three-story Dutch barn originally built in upstate New York, carefully disassembled and moved to its current location. This awe-inspiring building, now stamped with a vintage porcelain sign from the 1940s off the Rancho Pillow Motel, was masterfully reassembled and made into a truly magical space. Massive hand-hewn timbers of hemlock frame both grand and intimate spaces for dining, dancing, working, playing and connecting.
Standout Venue Features:
Over the years, guests have wanted the feel of their event to be as unique as the property. We offer STYLING AND DESIGN SERVICES that could only come from this place of perfect imperfection. We know that many of you know what you want, and we can help you make that happen. And for those of you who need some ideas and suggestions, we have no shortage of those.

TREASURES FOR RENT  While our thrifted inventory is always changing, Rancho Pillow has a curated collection of found objects and one-of-a-kind pieces available to rent for your celebration. It's all on property and ready to use. Even the matte turquoise 1950 Studebaker pickup truck.

Constructed with native materials and finds from the antique fields, THE BATHHOUSE at Rancho Pillow is farmhouse elegance at its best. Cedar coyote fences offer open-air privacy for two pedestal tubs and two showers, mirrors and sinks, and four toilets. If you’re lodging in the teepee or camping nearby, it’s only a few steps to the Bathhouse for a luxurious soak or shave.

A HEATED SALTWATER WADING POOL beckons you for a moonlight swim or a refreshing dip while sunbathing.

You can feel a part of nature in the tents at CAMP MOONLIGHT. Rancho Staff can set up a camping experience under the big, starry Texas sky. We'll provide everything you need for a peaceful night's rest as the crickets and frogs sing you to sleep.


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