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Authentic Dude Ranches Near Dallas, Texas


Austin Ranch
2009 Anderson Gibson Road, Grapevine, TX


Austin Ranch is one of the oldest dude ranches in Texas and has been inviting ranch lifestyle enthusiasts to it's 90 acres of lush surroundings and a crystal clear 10 acre lake since the late 1800's. In addition to a landscape that escapes proper description, Austin Ranch is home to classic western amenities and expansive (12,200 square feet) interiors that include a grand ballroom, an authentic styled Silver Lake Saloon, and an additional 9,000 square feet worth of outdoor patio space for dining or simply enjoying the Texas sunset.


Everything you can imagine about a dude ranch experience can be found at Austin Ranch and they accommodate everything from individual adventures, corporate team building exercises, and days of family fun. A highlight for everyone includes the Trail Ride which involves roping, riding, and simply soaking up the scenery while atop your horse and exploring the complete 90 acre expanse of Austin Ranch.


The dinner menu at Austin Ranch is wild west spectacular and perfectly complements the affair with notable dishes including our personal favorite, the Mesquite Smoked Prime Rib w/Creamy Horseradish (with White Truffle Yukon Mashed Potatoes), fresh baked rolls and Pecan Pie for dessert.


Even if cowboy hats and boots aren't in your wardrobe repertoire we guarantee that you will have one of the most relaxing yet adventurous times you've ever experienced at Austin Ranch.


Stay at the nearby Austin Ranch "parder" Hilton Hotel Dallas Fort Worth


Rocking L Guest Ranch
240 Vz County Rd 3837, Wills Pt, TX (50 mi. from Dallas)


While the Rocking L Guest Ranch isn't as all inclusive as Austin Ranch, it feels more authentic as an old western town complete with a hitching post and classic styled general stores found along the dusty path that serve as the "village" area. 75 acres make up the Rocking L with plenty of features available for visitors such as traditional Trail Rides, Horseback Riding, Summer Camp for kids, and Catch & Release fishing from one of three ponds fully stocked with Crappie, White Bass & Large Mouth Bass. There is also a pine tree encircled swimming pool, indoor/outdoor dining, and on site accommodations. Visitors are also given the opportunity to purchase from a beautiful selection of leather riding saddles for use or decoration.

Horseback Riding Rates:

Ride & Picnic - $60/person including lunch

Standard Riding (8yrs +) - $45/hr

Accommodation Rates (pricing based on double occupancy and includes breakfast)
PRIVATE ROOM ONLY $195 per night, + tax
(Extra person/child $50 per night. Under 2 yrs old FREE)

SEMI-PRIVATE ROOM ONLY $145 per night, + tax
(Extra person/child $25 per night. Under 2 yrs old FREE)


Directions to Rocking L Guest Ranch      
Take Highway 80 East through Terrell, Texas.Take a Left at the First Farm Road 429 and Drive 15 Miles. Farm Road 429 Dead Ends into FM 751. Take a Right on FM 751 and Drive 2.5 Miles. Take a Left on FM 3837. The Rocking L Guest Ranch Gate will be 100 Yards on the Right.


Marshall Creek Ranch
4401 T w King Road, Southlake, TX


Marshall Creek Ranch provides a very family friendly ranch experience with a more intimate setting at 2,200 acres that takes riders along the stunning shoreline of Lake Grapevine, allowing for a dip in water (on horseback or otherwise) on especially warm summer days. The remaining 35 miles of equestrian trail will have you riding on a path shared by coyotes, wild tail deer, great blue herons, and red headed turkey vultures. Marshall Creek Ranch is the ultimate ranch experience for beginners and those seeking more casual surroundings.


Directions from Central Dallas

Take I-35 North to Hwy 114 West. Or you can go Loop 12 to Hwy 114 West. Stay on Hwy 114 through Grapevine and into Southlake. In Southlake, exit White Chapel and take a right (north). Go exactly 2½ miles and take a left on Bob Jones. Go to the end of Bob Jones, and go around the corner to the right. Once you round the curve, we are two blocks down on the right hand side. Park, and check in at the red/white Bunkhouse.