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Private Paradise
The Land Report
Established by ranch owners for ranch owners, Explore Ranches offers exclusive access to private landholdings across Texas and beyond.
This Company Lets You Rent Your Own Slice of Texas Paradise for the Weekend
Wide Open Country
Do you dream of a vacation that is authentically Texas? Maybe a week spent horseback riding in the Texas Hill Country outside of Austin, or exploring the Colorado River by day, before going home to a steak and a Shiner beer? Or maybe trekking around Big Bend State Park? Whether you're from New York City and want to live the western life for a while, or are just an outdoor enthusiast who wants to get out of Houston or San Antonio for the weekend, the company Explore Ranches has the perfect vacation for you.
Explore Ranches offers growing stable of vacation rentals
Travel Weekly
As travelers increasingly seek off-the-beaten-path experiences, one company is looking to appeal to adventure and outdoor enthusiasts with a curated inventory of expansive, upscale, privately-owned ranches.
Texas startup welcomes guests to rent out sprawling private ranches across the state
Houston Chronicle
Explore Ranches leases out private properties to travelers who want to take in the state's rural landscapes and secluded trails that aren't readily available to the public.
Austin-based website lets you rent the ranch of your dreams
Dallas News
For all those times you ever wanted to be a rancher — minus the expense and upkeep, of course — a new way of vacationing has arrived.
We Will Not Be Tamed Brand Partner
We Will Not Be Tamed
We Will Not Be Tamed calls on us all to appreciate the wildness of Texas, the vastness of our Texas spirit and why we should be inspired to conserve it.
Jesse Womack – Land Stewardship is in His Blood
Mountain & Prairie Podcast
Responsible land stewardship is in Jesse’s DNA, and it is the foundation of all of his professional ventures. Jesse Womack wears many hats, but at his core, he is a rancher.
Allison Ryan – Connecting People With Place
Mountain & Prairie Podcast
Allison Ryan is a West Texas native and co-founder of Explore Ranches, a company that connects its customers with spectacular private ranches throughout Texas and Colorado. Given the lack of public land in Texas and the financial realities of owning large ranches, Explore Ranches offers a welcome solution for both landowners and adventure-loving non-landowners.
How to Feel Like a Ranch Owner for a Weekend
Texas Monthly
Three native Texans launch Explore Ranches, which rents out incredible private properties and experiences.
Jay Kleberg – True Dedication to Conservation, Adventure & Texas
Mountain & Prairie Podcast
Jay has built his career and life around a deep respect for land and an inborn sense of responsibility to protect these landscapes, as well as the wildlife and heritage they support. As a sixth-generation Texan landowner, responsible land stewardship is in Jay’s blood, and as you’ll hear in our conversation, he’s laser-focused on leaving Texas an even better place than he found it.