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Cienega Fort at Cibolo Creek Ranch



30 miles south of Marfa


Iconic Texas Ranch with Endless Activities South of Marfa



Overview

32,000 Acres13 bedrooms
Sleeps 2111 bathrooms

Unique Features

Meals, private chef and sommelier
Historic lodging, modern feel
Privacy with resort services
Hike, bike, hunt, tour or relax

A Semi-Hosted Experience

Guests are greeted by landowner or landowner representative and staff is available when needed or in an emergency situation. Options include guided excursions and catered meals.

About the Ranch

The Ranch

Located in the picturesque Cienega Mountains with elevations ranging from 4,000 to 7,000 feet, Cibolo Creek Ranch, named for the buffalo that once roamed the region, is one of the oldest ranches in Texas. Cienega Fort was constructed between 1855 and 1857 by the ranch's founder, Milton Faver, at the spring-fed source of Cienega Creek. The Cienega forts were the original headquarters to Faver's growing cattle enterprise., chosen for their location at the spring-fed source of Cibolo Creek.

Efforts to restore the ranch's historic structures and native habitat began in the late 1980s. Under the auspices of the Texas Historical Commission, everything from the fort structures, landscaping to interior decor were renovated. Every aspect of the environment reflects features of Spanish and Mexican culture. Most of the modern conveniences are tastefully hidden from view so guests can truly feel that they’ve slipped back in time, but without forfeiting modern comforts. Through ongoing habitat restoration efforts, much of the 30,000 acre landscape has been returned to its pre-pioneer condition.

The Experience

Activities include motorized tours of the mountains, hiking and biking, various native and non-native hunting opportunities, horseback riding, viewing of Native American rock art, and opportunities to explore the ranch’s three historic forts built in the mid-nineteenth century.

Cibolo Creek Ranch is home to over 30 species of exotic and native wildlife including American bison, Roosevelt elk, mule deer, Barbary sheep, Carmen Mountain white-tailed deer, javelina, mountain lion, Black Buck, Gemsbok, Cape buffalo, Transcaspian urial and more.

The Accommodations

Located about a 30-minute drive across the ranch from the resort at Cibolo Creek, Cienega delivers all the modern amenities, plus a private swimming pool, hot tub, hammocks, multimedia room, professional kitchen and large dining room.

Cienega is a self-contained complex, accommodating private bookings of up to 21 guests in the restored hacienda and fort. The rooms at the Hacienda include 7 king beds in 6 rooms and 4 twin beds in two rooms. The adjacent fort consists of 5 queen bedrooms.

The Region

The Chinati Mountains are the fourth largest mountain range in Texas. Cibolo Creek Ranch and the surrounding area feature jagged peaks, vast vistas, springs, dark night skies and a true wilderness experience. The vast ranch lies within the Chihuahuan Desert and the Trans-Pecos Ecoregion and is adjacent to both the Chinati State Natural Area and Big Bend Ranch State Park.


The Land

Cibolo Creek Ranch and the surrounding area feature jagged peaks, vast vistas, springs, dark night skies and a true wilderness experience.

The Lodging

Cienega is a self-contained complex, accommodating private bookings of up to 21 guests in the restored hacienda and fort.
Cienega Hacienda
7,000 sq. ft.
8 bedrooms
6 bathrooms
sleeps 16
Cienega Fort
3,000 sq. ft.
5 bedrooms
5 bathrooms
sleeps 5
Cienega is a self-contained complex, accommodating private bookings of up to 21 guests in the restored hacienda and fort.
Cienega Hacienda
7,000 sq. ft.
8 bedrooms
6 bathrooms
sleeps 16
Cienega Fort
3,000 sq. ft.
5 bedrooms
5 bathrooms
sleeps 5

amenities

Billiards Room
Wifi
Cable/Satellite TV
Washer & Dryer
Pets allowed
Fireplace
Coffee maker
Pool
Hot tub
Hair dryer
Linens
Fitness room
Towels
Telephone
Fully equipped kitchen
Air conditioning
Outdoor Grill
Kid-Friendly
Non-Smoking
Handicapped accessible
4WD Recommended

Activities

Biking
Bird watching
Fishing
Hiking
Horseback riding
Stargazing
Swimming
Trail running
Wildlife Viewing
Skeet Shooting
Rifle Range

Available Activities

Let us know what you're interested in when you request to book.

Optional Guided Activities

If you decided you'd like to take advantage of all the guided activities available at Cienega and Cibolo Creek Ranch, Explore Ranches will work with you and ranch staff to plan your trip. Customize your itinerary with guided mountain tours in custom ranch safari vehicles, ATV rides, horseback tours, mountain biking, and range and clay shooting.

Customized Hunting Experiences

Cibolo Creek Ranch's custom-tailored hunting experiences are the finest and most memorable in West Texas. Hunters have access to tens of thousands of acres of with elevations ranging from 4,000 ft to 7,000 ft. Choose from mountainous terrain to open range. The Cibolo Creek Ranch team has decades of experience guiding hunts. Pre-arrange your trip at the time of booking.

Request to stay at Cienega Fort at Cibolo Creek Ranch

30 miles south of Marfa

In order for us to ensure you have the best experience, we take your requested date and party size and confirm with the ranch owner before you finish and pay for your booking. You will not be charged to request to book.

512-230-3345
info@exploreranches.com

$2,900

Per Night
2 night minimum
Max number of people: 21
Private chef, meals, sommelier included. Book Cienega Fort for additional $1000/night
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512-230-3345
info@exploreranches.com

Cancellation Policy

50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

Ranch Rules

No smoking
No pets
Don't litter and please pick up any trash you see on the ground
Be respectful of all wildlife and your surroundings
Please don't disturb plants or pick up Native American artifacts

Access

5,280’ private airstrip
30 min drive south of Marfa
20 minute drive to Presidio Lely International Airport
4 hour drive from El Paso
4 hour drive from Midland