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Relaxing on a Texas Dude Ranch

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It has been said about Texas - 'It's like a whole other country.' Visiting a dude ranch in Texas might feel like you're in a whole other world. When imagining any and all things Texas, the image of cowboys herding cattle is bound to top the list. Texas dude ranches offer a spacious and peaceful departure from the everyday, while submersing you in a cowboy way of life.

Texas is considered by many to be the birthplace of the American ranching industry. 'King Ranch' founded in 1853 by Captain Richard King, is both a working cattle ranch, and a national historic landmark. The ranch itself is larger than the state of Rhode Island.
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Bandera, Texas boasts the nickname, 'The Cowboy Capital of the World', and with ranch tours, rodeos, and horseback riding, the designation is well-earned. Rodeo is the official state sport of Texas, and the state motto is 'Friendship'. You are bound to find elements of both at Texas dude ranches.

At a Texas dude ranch, you can enjoy horseback riding, beautiful scenery, home-cooked meals, steaks grilled over an open fire, and live entertainment. You may even be surprised to find dude ranches offering maid service and massages!
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Many of the dude ranches across Texas have been family operated for generations. They pride themselves on Texan hospitality, and true-to-life cowboys and cowgirls running the show. Whether they're opulent resorts, or rustic retreats, Texas dude ranches offer a distinct feel for what the 'Wild West' was all about.

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