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HR Bar 3 Ranch



In San Saba county near Llano, TX


Heart of the Hill Country Cattle Ranch



Overview

4,623 Acres4 bedrooms
Sleeps 102 bathrooms

Unique Features

Working cattle ranch
Pasture Pool
Arrowhead hunting
Nearby wineries

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 Experience

A trip to HR-3 Ranch is a unique opportunity to experience life on a working cattle ranch. You can get out in the pastures and take a Grass Identification Tour or learn Cattle Handling after swimming in the pasture pool or hunting for arrowheads.

The Alexanders are proud to be the third generation to ranch their family land. They are passionate about the job of raising beef that feeds their fellow Americans, and they are excited to share that experience with guests.

The Accommodations

The Foreman's Guest House lies on the edge of the working pens, looking out over open fields and beyond to the rolling hills. Built with rock from the ranch and hand forged details, it is both modern and comfortable.

The yard includes a kids' tree house with swings, a basketball goal, and a fire pit perfect for roasting s'mores. Cattle graze in the surrounding pastures most of the year, and whitetail deer have been known to wander into the yard looking for acorns.

The Conservation Ethic

Lee and Lindsay are committed to managing the ranch in a way that encourages native plants and animals to thrive. Cattle are one of their best management tools, allowing them to graze the land in a rotational manner mimicking that of the buffalo.
When settlers first arrived around 1854, the landscape was a rolling plain with oak trees. Now, cattle help to control weeds and invasive species of grass that were introduced when overgrazing practices damaged native grasses. While curly mesquite and rescue grass have come into areas that are now being managed, there is still a struggle to fight back the invasive brush and weeds. Cedar, mesquite, prickly pear, and shin oak all overpower the native grasses, and fire is one of the best resources to control these invasive plants. They control burn with the hope of controlling overgrowth, putting nutrients back into the soil, and promoting the native eco system.


The Land

The Ranch is located above the Hickory Sands formation and is made up of mostly shallow, gently sloping limestone soils on the northern half. That transitions into predominantly sandstone with large cliff edges and a dramatic landscape on the southern half.

From The
Ranch
Owner

From The
Ranch Owner

"Our family is blessed to steward this land and to share with others our love for this place."
-Lindsay and Lee Alexander

The Lodging

The Foreman's House lies on the edge of the working pens, looking out over open fields and beyond to the rolling hills. Built with rock from the ranch and hand forged details, it is both modern and comfortable.
Foreman House
1,600 sq. ft.
3 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
sleeps 8
Bunkroom
127 sq. ft.
1 bedrooms
0 bathrooms
sleeps 2
The Foreman's House lies on the edge of the working pens, looking out over open fields and beyond to the rolling hills. Built with rock from the ranch and hand forged details, it is both modern and comfortable.
Foreman House
1,600 sq. ft.
3 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
sleeps 8
Bunkroom
127 sq. ft.
1 bedrooms
0 bathrooms
sleeps 2

amenities

Wifi
Washer & Dryer
Fireplace
Coffee maker
Pool
Hair dryer
Linens
Towels
Fully equipped kitchen
Air conditioning
Outdoor Grill
Kid-Friendly
Non-Smoking
No pets allowed
Activities
In addition to fishing, hiking, and swimming, you can book activities such as cattle handling, a grass identification tour, or arrowhead hunting.
Biking
Bird watching
Fishing
Hiking
Stargazing
Swimming
Trail running
Wildlife Viewing

Available Activities

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

Grass Identification Tour

Learn about the native grasses on the ranch and which make the best forage for the different wildlife species and cattle. Includes take home booklet $200

Helicopter Hog Hunt

2 people / 3 hour minimum $1,600/hour Guns can be provided

Arrowhead Hunting

Explore the ranch's past and find historic remnants of the native peoples who inhabited it centuries ago. $200

Cattle Handling

Experience what working ranch life is like. Accompany the landowners to feed cattle and rotate pastures. $200

Request to stay at HR Bar 3 Ranch

In San Saba County near Llano

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

$720

Per Night
2 night minimum
Max number of people: 10
Catering and Grocery shopping provided upon request
Arrival
 
Departure

Adults

Kids

No commitment
You won't be charged yet
512-230-3345
info@exploreranches.com

Cancellation Policy

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

Ranch Rules

Do not litter.
Please pick up any trash you see on the ranch.
Be respectful of all livestock, wildlife and your surroundings.
Leave gates as you find them.
Do not remove anything from the ranch.
No use of ranch equipment

Access

2 hours from Austin
2.5 hours from San Antonio
3.5 hours from Dallas