I was lucky to have the chance to visit the beautiful Cibolo Creek Ranch in Texas. It’s a place that I’ve dreamed of visiting for years and I’m so happy that I finally had the chance to see it firsthand. From the mountains of Big Bend National Park, which is just a short drive away, to the unique decor inside each room of this 30,000-acre property, it’s a place like no other. And now I have all kinds of ideas for how you can make your home feel just as magical as Cibolo Creek Ranch does!
Cibolo Creek Ranch has captured my heart. The ranch offers a relaxing atmosphere to unplug and reconnect with nature, whether you’re searching for peace of mind or want to get away from it all. Whether you’re looking to relax or just take in the natural beauty of Texas, Cibolo Creek Ranch is worth visiting.
The Wild and Rugged Terrain of South Texas
Cibolo Creek Ranch is located in the wild and rugged terrain of South Texas. The ranch is less than an hour’s drive from San Antonio, Austin, and Houston; but when you arrive, it feels like a world away.
The ranch encompasses thousands of acres and is home to more than 50 species of wildlife including white-tailed deer, javelina (wild pigs), coyotes, snakes, and birds. There are also dozens of species that call the ranch home for part or all of the year: bobcats, feral hogs (introduced by settlers), red foxes, raccoons, and even a few armadillos!
Cibolo Creek Ranch sits on 30,000 acres of untouched land in the Chihuahuan Desert of West Texas. The nearest major city is El Paso, about 200 miles away.
The ranch is also far from any city lights or light pollution, so you can enjoy a night sky full of stars and clear views of the Milky Way Galaxy as it stretches across the night sky like an archipelago in outer space.
No Cell Phones or Email at the Ranch
I’ve never been somewhere where there’s no cell phone or email, no wifi, and no tv. Time passes differently when you’re not constantly checking your phone for updates from work or friends. You can only be distracted for so long before you have to get back to the task at hand (which is usually nothing at all).
Cibolo Creek Ranch was one of the most relaxing vacations I’ve ever taken. I was able to escape from my daily routine and enjoy nature with my family without having to worry about being disconnected from the world outside of our cabin’s walls.
The Ranch is like a Castle in the Desert
Cibolo Creek Ranch has a variety of different rooms and suites. Each room or suite has its name, theme, furniture, and decor. Whether you choose the Terlingua Suite, Big Bend Room, or the Guadalupe Suite, you will find yourself in your castle in the desert. The rooms are spacious and comfortable with luxurious linens on the beds. In addition to being decorated with local artwork from artists in Texas and Mexico by artist Jose Rodriguez III (who also created many of the murals on Cibolo Creek Ranch), each room comes equipped with cable TV, wi-fi access, and an iPod docking station so that you can enjoy your favorite music while relaxing on your private balcony enjoying views of grasslands rolling towards mountains in faraway New Mexico or Arizona.
Chihuahuan Desert Mountain Walls
At night, we could hear coyotes howling, their calls echoing against the Chihuahuan Desert mountain walls. During the day, they were nowhere to be seen.
Coyotes are nocturnal animals that prefer to hunt at dusk and dawn; they’re known for their eerie howls and yips as they call out to one another. They can be found throughout North America in diverse ecosystems where food sources are abundant including deserts like those found in Texas. Coyotes are territorial creatures and will sometimes fight over territories with other coyotes or even larger animals like wolves or mountain lions. It’s also important to note that coyotes are opportunistic hunters: they’ll eat anything from rodents such as mice right up through rabbits and deer fawns if given a chance!
The Landscape of the Ranch
The landscape of the ranch is so vast that it’s impossible to see everything in just one visit. From its highest points, you can see miles of rolling hills, valleys, and mountain ranges. The valley floor is covered with grassy plains and there are many different types of terrain to explore on foot:
- The mountains are home to deer, bison, elk, and wild turkeys.
- You will find quail in the oak woods near your campsite.
- Goats live on one side of the creek; don’t be surprised if one pops out from behind a bush!
Cibolo Creek Ranch is Worth Discovering
If you’re looking for a quiet place to unplug from your everyday routine, Cibolo Creek Ranch is worth discovering. The ranch offers plenty of activities that will help you wind down and enjoy the simple pleasures in life.
For example, there are several trails where you can hike or take your horse for an afternoon stroll. You can also play tennis on one of the two courts available at Cibolo Creek Ranch, or make use of their swimming pool and hot tubs if you prefer something more relaxing after your workout session.
Additionally, if you want to get out in nature without leaving the property itself, Cibolo Creek Ranch has over 400 acres of land available for exploration including ponds filled with fish waiting to be caught!
The ranch is like a castle in the desert and each room or suite has a different name and theme. Each has its unique character, and I had never experienced anything like it before. The interiors of our rooms were decorated with the same care that was given to the main house. At night, we could hear coyotes howling, their calls echoing against the Chihuahuan Desert mountain walls. The landscape of the ranch is so vast that it’s impossible to see everything in just one visit. When we return for another visit next year, I hope to explore more.