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Withers



In Jeff Davis county near Ft. Davis, TX


An undiscovered canyon wilderness



Overview

1,600 Acres2 bedrooms
Sleeps 81.5 bathrooms

Unique Features

Live water
Diverse wildlife
Known for its dark skies
One of Texas' deepest canyons

A Hosted Experience

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

Allison Ryan

Owner

Carl and Suzi's daughter and Explore Ranches co-founder, Allison, has spent time in the Davis Mountains all her life. She is an experienced hiker, outdoors person and host. She has enjoyed sharing the Withers with individuals and leading wellness retreats there.

About the Ranch

The Experience

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.

Where You'll Stay

The guest house offers unparalleled natural beauty and solitude for the naturalist, hiker, birder or anyone interested in exploring the rugged backcountry or just admiring it from the raised porch.

A combination of modern luxury and rustic style, the house sleeps up to 8 people. Comfortable for two families or perfect for a group getaway, each bedroom has a double bed and two twins outfitted in high thread count sheets and down comforters.

There is one full bath with a spacious shower and a second half bath in the master bedroom. Large windows and glass doors on almost all sides of the house allow for lots of natural light, spectacular views, and a glimpse of the occasional wildlife visitor.

Wood burning fireplaces in the bedroom and living room provide ambient warmth in the winter.


From
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Guests

From Our
Guests

The Land

This area of the Davis Mountains is heavily timbered with oak, juniper, madrone, piƱon, and maple trees and offers habitat for mule and whitetail deer, javelina, aoudad, elk, eagles, hawks, quail and many species of indigenous and migratory birds.

From The
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Owner

From The
Ranch Owner

"The Withers has been our secret for 46 years. We look forward to sharing it with you."
-Carl and Suzi Ryan

The Lodging

Guest House
1,300 sq. ft.
2 bedrooms
1.5 bathrooms
sleeps 8
Guest House
1,300 sq. ft.
2 bedrooms
1.5 bathrooms
sleeps 8

amenities

Fireplace
Coffee maker
Linens
Towels
Fully equipped kitchen
Outdoor Grill
Kid-Friendly
Non-Smoking
No pets allowed

Activities

Bird watching
Fishing
Hiking
Stargazing
Swimming
Trail running
Wildlife Viewing

Equipment Available

Fishing Equipment - 3

Explore More

As part of your journey, we would love to help you find additional activities and services to book while on the ranch. We will reach out to you when you request to book to find your specific needs.

Things like:
Kayaking
Mountain Biking
Catering
More

Request to stay at Withers

In Jeff Davis County near Ft. Davis

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.

512-910-8777
info@exploreranches.com

$3,000

Per Night
2 night minimum
Max number of people: 8
Meals and guide included
Arrival
 
Departure

Adults

Kids

512-910-8777
info@exploreranches.com

Cancellation Policy

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

Access

3 hour drive from El Paso
3 hour drive from Midland
6.5 hour drive from Austin
Directions provided upon confirmed booking

Ranch Rules

No smoking
No pets
No glass bottles at the creek or hiking
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