by Kristin Franks
The Wildcatter Ranch Resort & Spa features cabin suites, hotel guest rooms, a two-bedroom Homestead cottage and a two-bedroom guesthouse, both with full kitchens and living and dining areas. The resort offers a variety of family-friendly activities including horseback riding, wagon rides, ATV tours and rides, hiking, biking, canoeing, scavenger hunts and a six-point clay shooting range. Families can head to the Steakhouse or Blowout Saloon for onsite family dining and live entertainment.
Our Editor Loves
- Authentic Texas experience
- Horseback riding, ATV tours and hiking
- Onsite family dining and live entertainment
- Horse Back Riding
- Onsite Dining
Myself and a friend had a wonderful two night stay at the Wildcatter Ranch. We are from the UK and had been driving around Texas. For me, our stay at the Wildcatter was the highlight of our trip.
Our room was comfortable and well appointed, the hot tub in the grounds with infinity-pool views across the countryside was my happy place and the steakhouse at the ranch serves fantastic food in the evenings.
The cowboys Eddie and Sean gave us brilliant experiences; feeding the longhorns, giving us a tour of the ranch and teaching us roping, tomahawk throwing and archery. They were excellent tutors; encouraging, entertaining, warm and patient!
Rocky in reception went out of her way to help us when we had a car hire company nightmare on departure and, with the help of her colleague Debbie, resolved our situation. We are so grateful for the assistance we received that day.
The staff at the Wildcatter made our experience truly special. I can't thank them enough and would love to go back.
Me and a friend spent two days at the Wildcatter ranch in April before driving south to Austin for the weekend. We packed in all of the activities we possibly could into one day, which was action-packed and we even managed an hour by the pool. We struck gold with the weather so the non-heated outdoor pool with amazing views was pleasant and refreshing!
Shaun and Walt were our guides and instructors for the day. We were part of a small group of 6 that took part in the morning horse ride (not forgetting feeding the longhorn cattle at 9am first), followed by clay/skeet shooting, tomahawk throwing and archery. All of the activities were additional costs - remember to sign up for them the day/evening before.
We stayed in a room with two double beds on the second floor of the main hotel, which was quiet enough. Heard some noise but nothing that heavily impacted our sleep.
Throughly enjoyed being surrounded by the amazing landscape and we found moments of true relaxation as well as proudly completing a few firsts - such as the clay shooting.
Food and the service at the only restaurant on the premises was of high standard. Just a shame there aren't any lunch options.