Ranches




Withers

Jeff Davis county near Ft. Davis, TX

Withers Ranch is located deep in the Davis Mountains in far west Texas. Situated in northern Jeff Davis County and eleven miles from the highway on primitive roads, it is accessible only by four-wheel drive vehicles. The ranch offers an escape for those interested in swimming, hiking, birding and enjoying beautiful mountain country. The ranch has been in our family since 1972 and is dedicated to the protection and preservation of nature. Through a conservation easement, it is part of a 100,000 acre bioreserve under the stewardship of the Nature Conservancy that stretches from the slopes of Mt. Livermore to the mouth of Madera Canyon, downstream from the ranch. Come enjoy the magic of Madera canyon, the music of the stream, western sunsets and storms, and create your own memories there.

hosted by: Allison Ryan
sleeps 8        2 Bedrooms / 1.5 Baths
Live water
Diverse wildlife
Known for its dark skies
One of Texas' deepest canyons
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Chalk Draw

Brewster county near Marathon, TX

As Bee Cave Canyon comes into view at the end of the 10 mile drive on the northern edge of Big Bend National Park, you know you have arrived somewhere otherworldly. Chalk Draw is akin to a resort in the middle of the desert. The pool, manicured lawns, and garden are unlike anything you could have expected to find 60 miles from the nearest town. The Santiago Mountains surround you for adventurous exploration, and then as the sun sets and the stars begin to shine, head up to the rooftop deck for an unparalleled view.

hosted by: Chris Hinson
sleeps 6        2 Bedrooms / 2 Baths
Resort style pool
Petroglyphs and pictographs
Private chef & guide included
Adjacent to Big Bend
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Chandler Ranch

Terrell county near Sheffield, TX

“The new wild is where people and nature thrive together.” These eloquent words perfectly express the Chandler family’s philosophy of the ranch. The vision of making their home a place for guests to enjoy natural beauty and, at the same time, taking care of that beauty was always behind the creation of the guest ranch business. Independence Creek runs clear and steady through the West Texas desert, directly in front of Chandler Ranch headquarters and into the limestone cliffs that form the Pecos River. Escape to the clear cool waters that converge on Chandler Ranch and enjoy swimming, fishing, canoeing, kayaking, and exploring.

hosted by: Richard Jasso
sleeps 19        5 Bedrooms / 4 Baths
Two free flowing rivers
Spring fed swimming pool
Renovated accommodations
Game room
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Llano Springs Ranch

Edwards county near Junction, TX

The ranch lies on the western edge of the Hill Country among the limestone cliffs, spring-fed waters of the South Llano River and magical Blue Hole. The ranch terrain ranges from river bottom to rolling hills covered with live oak and shin oak groves, lacey and chinquapin oaks, persimmon, cedar brakes, the occasional redbud, Texas sophora and elm trees. The Golden-cheeked Warbler, a small songbird that only nests in Texas, has been spotted on the ranch, as has the Black-capped Vireo.

sleeps 8        4 Bedrooms / 2 Baths
Springs, river and lake
3 miles of private water
Wildlife haven
Catch & release bass fishing
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Hudspeth River Ranch

Val Verde county near Comstock, TX

For thousands of years, people have been drawn to the shade and cool waters of the Devils River. In just a few days at Hudspeth, guests can paddle and swim from pool to pool, stopping for a picnic on the shaded bank. If your stay is timed just right, catch a glimpse of bright orange fall colors from more than just the changing leaves, as thousands of Monarch butterflies stop along their migration route from Canada to central Mexico. Hike to one of several mountain peaks and search for bald and golden eagles above or white-tailed deer, quail, turkey, javelina and aoudad sheep in the canyons below. Mountain bike the 10-mile loop through Cedar Canyon, cool off at one of the shallow river crossings, site in your firearm at the shooting range and end the day with a home-cooked meal at the ranch headquarters.

hosted by: Alice Ball Strunk
sleeps 10        9 Bedrooms / 4 Baths
7 miles of private water
All-inclusive retreat
Miles of off-road trails
Vibrant desert oasis
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Cazador at Tejon Ranch

Kern county near Bakersfield, CA

Cazador offers secluded mountain cabin comforts in a remote and picturesque setting overlooking the San Joaquin Valley and open rangelands. Cazador is set up for a wilderness experience only an hour from I-5 and in the heart of California's largest private undisturbed native habitat. The cabin includes a full kitchen, dining and living area, two bedrooms with queen beds and a day bed, a large bunk room with four bunk beds, and two full bathrooms.

sleeps 12        3 Bedrooms / 2 Baths
secluded mountain cabin
Adjacent Fishing Pond
Abundance of Wildlife & Trails
one hour from ranch HQ
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Transition Ranch

Kinney county near Uvalde, TX

Between the southwestern edge of the rolling hills and live oak savannahs of the Hill Country and the mesquite and cactus-covered South Texas Plains lies a vibrant ecosystem filled with Golden-cheeked Warblers, Black-capped Vireos, and multiple varieties of orioles, hummingbirds, butterflies, and charismatic mammals. Explore almost 2,000 acres on some of the rarest and most gentle horses in the US, Peruvian Pasos, take advantage of world-class bird and wildlife photography blinds or relax by the pool. Meals are prepared with ingredients from the ranch and cooked in both contemporary and traditional styles.

hosted by: The Hurwitz Family
sleeps 9        3 Bedrooms / 3 Baths
Horses and miles of trails
Wildlife photography blinds
Shooting range
Pool and hot tub
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Ladder Ranch

Sierra county near Truth or Consequences , NM

From trekking through an abandoned mining town to scouting for diverse wildlife, Ladder has an activity for everyone. Create your own journey and discover the depths of Ladder’s natural environment. Wandering creek canyons and endless mountain ranges await or take an unparalleled walk through history. Inhabited by humans dating back to prehistoric times, Ladder features ancient cultural heritage sites. Visit abandoned adobe ruins, pit houses, charcoal kilns and other encampments surrounded by beautiful scenery and diverse wildlife. Or if you're an active adventurer, explore the ranch hiking, mountain biking, fishing, kayaking, or on a bison roundup.

hosted by: David Barfield
sleeps 11        4 Bedrooms / 3 Baths
Private chef
Bison Expedition
Vast collection of animal life
Mix of ecosystems
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Ranch 2810 Marfa

Presidio county near Marfa

Ranch 2810 beckons you to the Marfa grasslands for an experience unlike any other we offer. Designed by renowned architect Carlos Jiménez, the house sits on a flat hilltop with 360 degree views of the Chihuahuan Desert. Two protected courtyards and a masterful use of glass connect the interior and exterior spaces and create an intimate cohesiveness with the landscape. Spectacular views abound and become new throughout the day with the changing light. You might almost forget you came to see Marfa.

sleeps 10        5 Bedrooms / 10 Baths
Six miles from Marfa
Pool and hot tub
Architecturally significant home
garden to table orchard
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The Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort

Santa Ynez Valley north of Santa Barbara, CA

A secluded 10,000-acre jewel tucked into California’s famed Santa Ynez Valley, Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort melds the spirit of the Old West with the seductive charms of today’s most relaxing resorts. Drive 30 minutes north of Santa Barbara and you’ll find Alisal Guest Ranch and Resort’s 50 miles of riding trails, 100-acre spring-fed lake, two 18-hole championship golf courses, tennis courts, pool, spa, western-themed accommodations, fine dining, and endless ways to unplug and unwind. Just minutes away from the Ranch are more than 75 renowned vineyards and wineries and the charming Danish village of Solvang. Whether it’s a romantic weekend getaway for two, a family reunion, or a corporate retreat, come discover the magic of Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort. This is far more than just a dude ranch. With a temperate climate year-round and ever-changing seasonal activities, any time of year is the perfect time to visit us.

sleeps 250    
Luxury working guest ranch
Horseback riding
Two golf courses and spa
Winery tours and tastings
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