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Madrone Springs Ranch

In Hays county near Dripping Springs, TX

Nurture in Nature...year round live water, a chance to hike among exotic animals, and the benefits of healing spa amenities,


178 Acres6 bedrooms
Sleeps 185.5 bathrooms

Unique Features

Six miles of trails
Spa/Fitness Center
Year round water
Hike among friendly exotic animals

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

A New Story

It all began with a move from LA to Austin. Bobby and Gail went from the fast-paced high traffic, “cement” jungle life to a calming, serene, and nature-filled life. They had the extraordinary opportunity to buy 178 acres of raw land. Paired with a dream to create a wonderful place that provides a unique opportunity to nurture in nature, they began to build what you see today. They had the idea that more folks like them wanted to "nurture in nature", to recharge their physical and emotional batteries in a relaxed, beautiful, and caring environment. The Dubois are passionate about the land and the animals, being active, preparing and enjoying good food, and deeply wish to share that experience with others.

The Experience

Imagine yourself waking up in an upscale ranch surrounded by a stunning view of hills that meet the water. Have coffee overlooking the stream and prepare for your upcoming day. You can take a stroll on the hiking trails, have a picnic in a nestled grove of trees or bird watch anywhere, smile along with an alpaca, and take a plunge into the stream of natural pools. Enjoy a home-cooked meal overlooking the sun setting in the distance and slowly admire the shining stars that come out of hiding. Relax in the sauna or recharge by the fireplace. This is Madrone Springs Ranch.

Mind/Body Rejuvenation

Stay active and sweat it out in our private healing spa wing with a fitness center and yoga studio. Take a dip in the spa/hot tub overlooking the creek, relax in the sauna, take a cold plunge (if you are adventurous), and find peace through meditation.

The Accommodations

The Ranch House - Perched on the edge of the canyon overlooking Flat Creek, this upscale 2,200 sq. ft modern rustic lodge includes 3 bedrooms and 2 ½ baths with enough space to comfortably sleep 8-10 people (3 kings, 3 twin XLs). You’ll have a fully equipped kitchen, 2 wood-burning fireplaces, outdoor gas & wood grills, a full deck with a fire pit, and outdoor shower. With easy access to the creek and hiking trails, you can choose to enjoy reading a book on the porch listening to the soothing water of the creek or surround yourself with groves of trees.

Hideaway House - Located at the other end of the property about a mile from the Ranch House, this newly completed beautiful, modern 1,500 sq. ft house has stunning views of the valley and Flat Creek canyon. It includes 2 bedrooms with king beds and 2 en suite bathrooms with enough space to comfortably sleep 4 people. You’ll have a fully equipped kitchen, outdoor grill, outdoor shower, private spa/hot tub, and easy access to the hiking trails.

The Mini Cabin - Located a short walk from the Ranch House, the Mini-Cabin is a quaint and charming 360 sq. ft micro-home that includes 2 full-sized beds and a full bathroom. You’ll have access to a studio kitchen. This space is the perfect solution for teenagers, a nanny, or other guests who want their own private space away from the Ranch House, but still be nearby.


From Our

The Land

In addition to native wildlife, you’ll find exotics such as Addax Antelope, Blackbuck Antelope, and some Axis & Fallow Deer. You can hike among these friendly exotic animals and even become friends with our miniature donkeys, alpacas, chickens, and ducks as they enjoy the Madrone Springs life.

From The

From The
Ranch Owner

"Having experienced this fulfilling life where we can nurture in nature, we want to share it with others. We hope that you will want to enjoy an unforgettable vacation at Madrone Springs Ranch."
-Bobby and Gail Dubois

The Lodging

Beautiful, modern accommodations with access to the Main Lodge spa wing provide a peaceful and rejuvenating place to unwind after a full day of exploration.
Ranch House
2,200 sq. ft.
3 bedrooms
2.5 bathrooms
sleeps 10
Hideaway House
1,500 sq. ft.
2 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
sleeps 4
Mini Cabin
500 sq. ft.
1 bedrooms
1 bathrooms
sleeps 4
Beautiful, modern accommodations with access to the Main Lodge spa wing provide a peaceful and rejuvenating place to unwind after a full day of exploration.
Ranch House
2,200 sq. ft.
3 bedrooms
2.5 bathrooms
sleeps 10
Hideaway House
1,500 sq. ft.
2 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
sleeps 4
Mini Cabin
500 sq. ft.
1 bedrooms
1 bathrooms
sleeps 4


Cable/Satellite TV
Washer & Dryer
Coffee maker
Hot tub
Hair dryer
Fitness room
Fully equipped kitchen
Air conditioning
Outdoor Grill
No pets allowed
Take advantage of 2/3 miles of all-year-round, natural water where you can swim, float, and play in multiple pools throughout Flat Creek, and then indulge in the healing spa wing of the Lodge with a sauna and massage (upon request).
Bird watching
Trail running
Water sports
Wildlife Viewing

Equipment Available

4WD Transportation

Explore More

Our booking specialists are knowledgeable about the area and can make suggestions about excursions, rentals and supplies. At your request and for an additional fee, they will provide an array of concierge services, such as organizing airport pick-up and drop-off, outfitter guided trips (fly-fishing, rafting, horseback riding), arranging musical entertainment, catering/personal chef services, yoga, massage therapy, and grocery shopping.

Things like:
Mountain Biking

Request to stay at Madrone Springs Ranch

In Hays County near Dripping Springs

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.



Per Night
3 night minimum
Max number of people: 18
Hosted experience including meals and guiding can be added upon request. Base rate is $1,750/night. Mini cabin is additional $150/night and Hideaway House is $750/night. Call for 2 night pricing. Lodge's spa wing available to guests 18+ years old only




Cancellation Policy

50% refund less processing fee if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 100% refund less processing fee 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.


20 minutes from Dripping Springs
50 minutes from Austin
1.5 hours from San Antonio
3.5 hours from Dallas
3 hours from Houston