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Transition Ranch

In Kinney county near Uvalde, TX

Wildlife photographer and horse lovers dream ranch


1,750 Acres3 bedrooms
Sleeps 93 bathrooms

Unique Features

Horses and miles of trails
Wildlife photography blinds
Shooting range
Pool and hot tub

A Hosted Experience

Guests are greeted by landowner or landowner representative, cooked for, guided and are attended to throughout stay.
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Your Host

The Hurwitz Family


The Hurwitz family has owned Transition Ranch since 2008. Since that time, they have created a haven for wildlife and outdoor enthusiasts in one of the most biodiverse ecoregions in the state.

About the Ranch

The Experience

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.

The Accommodations

The accommodations are designed to sleep nine comfortably and provide private access to a pool and hot tub. One casita, Casita Azul, has a king bed, a twin bed, and two loft beds. Casita Marron has two twin beds and a loft bed. The tack room offers additional capacity for one and all guests have access to the main house for their host-prepared meals.

The Conservation Ethic

What sets Transition Ranch apart is its respect for history and dedication to the future of land management and natural resource stewardship. Raised terra preta mounds, noticeable for their lush and brilliant flora, are scattered and intentionally protected throughout the property. These sites hold the remains of ancient indigenous cooking areas and sequester carbon for thousands of years rather than releasing it into the atmosphere and boost plant productivity through their ability to retain nutrients and moisture. Located throughout the property are new water and food sources for wildlife, wetlands and photography blinds, open prairies, a variety of trails and most importantly, space to enjoy and appreciate this wild Texas treasure.

The Land

Located at the convergence of the Hill Country and the South Texas Brush Country, Transition Ranch is bursting with plant and wildlife activity. Its carefully placed photography blinds bring wildlife to guests and horses enable an authentic Texas ranch experience.

From The

From The
Ranch Owner

"We offer a transformational experience. This is a place to relax, get as close as you've ever been to wildlife and totally decompress."
-Hurwitz Family

The Lodging

Texas ranch house design and comfort with a pool and hot tub
Casita Azul
600 sq. ft.
1 bedrooms
1 bathrooms
sleeps 5
Casita Marron
600 sq. ft.
1 bedrooms
1 bathrooms
sleeps 3
Tack Room
850 sq. ft.
1 bedrooms
1 bathrooms
sleeps 1
Texas ranch house design and comfort with a pool and hot tub
Casita Azul
600 sq. ft.
1 bedrooms
1 bathrooms
sleeps 5
Casita Marron
600 sq. ft.
1 bedrooms
1 bathrooms
sleeps 3
Tack Room
850 sq. ft.
1 bedrooms
1 bathrooms
sleeps 1


Washer & Dryer
Coffee maker
Hot tub
Hair dryer
Air conditioning
Outdoor Grill
Handicapped accessible
Bird watching
Horseback riding
Trail running
Wildlife Viewing

Available Activities

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

Introduction to Wildlife Photography (Available on all dates)

Enjoy your passion or acquire a new one. Wildlife photography is capturing the imagination of millions of people worldwide. Even the most inexperienced photographer can get world class images in TR’s wildlife photography blinds. Let us teach you how.

Introduction to Gaited Horsemanship (Available all dates)

Equine enthusiasts from novice to advanced are provided the opportunity to ride the world’s smoothest horses – the Peruvian Paso. Learn how to “sit” a gaited horse while brush-popping through deer trails. Chaps recommended but not required.

Wildlife Culinary Experience (All Days Available November 1-7) 3 Day Course

Native South African PH, Jaco, guides guests in harvesting and processing venison. McKayla will then share TR’s unique recipes for creating a simple, yet sophisticated culinary delight.

Carry with Confidence (October 25-27) 2 Day Course

Earn your CHP while enjoying the amenities of the ranch. This course is taught by a South Texas retired Federal Agent. “Smokey” will teach participants the skills necessary to load, clean, carry and shoot their pistols.

Request to stay at Transition Ranch

In Kinney County near Uvalde

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
2 night minimum
Max number of people: 9
Meals, horseback riding and host included




Cancellation Policy

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


1 hour east of Del Rio International Airport
2 hour drive west of San Antonio
4 hour drive from Austin

Ranch Rules

Pets allowed by permission only
Refrigerator available for guests
Rifle, pistol and cameras available upon request