Roadrunners home on the range at Wildcatter Ranch

The ranch’s permanent guests offer Texas-style hospitality

The ranch’s permanent guests offer Texas-style hospitality

Vicki Baker

Howdy pardner. Are you looking for something a little different for your next travel? How about a true home-on-the-range escape at the Wildcatter Ranch? Leave the city behind and discover the beauty of the North Texas Hill Country at a Texas guest ranch complete with western-style guest rooms, outdoor activities, therapeutic massages and first class authentic Texas cuisine.

The 1,500 acre ranch was built on the top of one of the tallest hills around, where the landscape remains natural and untouched. As far as you can see it’s just beautiful wide-open spaces.

Reconnect with nature and enjoy the many great optional outdoor activities. You’ll likely find it hard to get all of the activities in during your stay. Join a trail ride on horseback with the team of knowledgeable cowboys on the 25 miles of riding trails. Sport clay and skeet shooting, archery and miles of great hiking trails are available. Historical jeep tours hosted by the ranch’s cowboys offer great views, highlighted by stories of the region and picturesque lookouts. Or perhaps you’d prefer to relax and unwind at the infinity-edge pool and hot tub or luxuriate with a therapeutic massage.

The main staple of Texas cuisine is beef. We’ll dine on hand-cut steaks cooked over a huge wood burning grill to get that good mesquite flavor. But the restaurant also serves up barbecue and other Texas favorites like chicken-fried steak.

The ranch features upscale cabin-suites and charming lodge rooms located throughout the property making this an unforgettable destination with exceptional resort-ranch hospitality.

If you like lots of fun outdoor activities, fabulous food, great accommodations, magnificent views and outstanding service, then you best pick up the phone and reserve your spot now. This tour has a 32-person occupancy, so hurry and call Gotta Go Tours by Patti at 972-3545-1189.

What’s included in your trip:

Day 1 – break at Fort Richardson, shop and dine in downtown Graham on the historic square, tour the Old Post Office Museum, afternoon of optional activities at the ranch (additional fees may apply), dinner at the Wildcatter Ranch Steakhouse complete with hand-cut steaks and award-winning wine list and private dance party.

Day 2 – breakfast at the Ranch, morning at your leisure, lunch at the beautiful Chaparral Grille at the Cliffs Resort on Lake Possum Kingdom, and tasting at Marker Cellars Family Winery

Travel dates: September 21-22

Price: $315 for hotel room per person; $345 for cabin suite per person.