|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
Si Como No Ranch has 3800 acres of sweeping Hill Country views, three large lakes and six miles of picturesque Miller Creek, all just fifty miles from Austin, Texas.
Splash in a 200 foot long rock lined swimming hole next to 150 million year old dinosaur footprints and 30 million year old fossils. Lounge beneath a 400 year old live oak tree or simply gaze at the scores of buffalo, wildebeests, elk, and other exotic animals that roam this beautiful hill country ranch. Grill on the back porch, or trek to nearby Lone Man Mountain, where you can enjoy 360 degree Hill Country views.
If you’d like a more active schedule, you can play ping pong, darts, a short game of disc golf, horseshoes, washers, volley ball or play tennis on our old single court. Hit golf balls at the golf driving range or practice putting on our putting green. We even have a professional grade obstacle course to test your strength and ability. Or maybe just watch the activity on our over sized swing set. All of these activities are within easy walking distance of the lodge.
For the even more adventurous you can mountain bike the miles of ranch roads, catch and release fishing at our stocked fishing lake, paddle boarding, canoeing and swimming at our two large lakes. There is an extensive paintball course available and a 50 yard shooting range with skeet throwers.
If you want to experience what it feels like to own a historic Texas ranch – and play at the same card tables where President Lyndon Johnson reportedly once held court or stand where Texas Rangers fought one last great battle with the Comanche – the Si Como No ranch is the right destination. You won’t find a better place to “get away from it all,” even if you never leave the porch. Upon arrival, you’ll be greeted by Ranch Manager Paul Diehl, whose passion is to treat visitors to some good 'ole Texan hospitality and share tales about the ranch’s history. You’ll trade formality for an authentic ranch experience, as you are swept back in time by the Main Lodge, which sleeps up to twenty in two bedrooms and two bunk rooms. We can accommodate three more guests at a small matching cabin nearby for an additional fee.
For guests wishing to partake in additional activities, wildlife tours, fishing, paddle boarding, paint ball, shooting range and other sporting activities you must make reservations and some activities require additional costs.
We have hosted several groups including Church Retreats, Private School Gatherings, Weddings, Family Reunions and Youth Groups.
The Ranch would be an awesome location for any Celebration or gathering!
Catering also is available on request.
The Ranch is amazing! The lodge has plenty of room. A large family area with a television/DVD player and multiple seating for movie watching, an extra couch for just sitting and reading, and a card table for whatever you choose. The kitchen area is open to the family area, and has a very large table for meals. We used the card/game table for meals as well. The furniture is very authentic 50th style, and it has been updated in a very charming way. (It seems like some of the furnishings are really from the 50's but they do not seem like they have been used at all, yet other things like cabinets, or the cute blue formica in the kitchen are a dead giveaway-full of character.) The bunk rooms, also attached, are amazing. My favorite. It allowed for us to sleep all the girls in one room and boys in the other. The beds were very comfortable and the linens were nice. Each has it's own full bathroom with shower. The bathrooms are nice and the place was really clean. There is a game room with another 2 very large dining tables, but we never even used that space. It has a full bathroom and a ping pong table. We did enjoy the back patio and firepit. We stayed out there for hours. The lighting is beautiful at night, and it made for great family discussion. There is Wifi and a code provided, but I wish we never discovered it. Once out on the enormous property, there is very spotty service, again a nice touch when traveling with teenagers. This place is amazing for large extended families with lots of kids/teenagers. The obstacle course is super fun, and really tough. The paintball (or bring your own airsoft) is crazy! There are trenches and towers and all kinds of great places to hide. The driving/archery range is very close by. You can walk to the swimming hole and see the dinosaur tracks and dig for fossils (I could have done that all day). The kids also enjoyed the tennis court right outside the lodge. Once in your car, you pass into the wildlife area, and it is worth a drive early in the morning with coffee in hand, We saw wild turkeys, wildebeest, bison, all kinds of birds, llamas, donkeys, horses. Paul, the amazing Ranch Hand, gave us tours, told us historic stories, and was extremely accommodating! The kitchen is not brand new, but we were able to cook all weekend for everyone. The grill outside was great too! The pictures do not give the lodge a true account of it's charm, nice furnishings, and cleanliness. It doesn't disappoint.
When my daughter tried to find a place suitable for a 50th Anniversary Celebration, she happened upon, Si Como No Ranch. What a find! Our family of 15 ranges in age from 13 to 70+, and we all had a blast. From the obstacle course (not me) to the three beautiful lakes; from the Wildebeests to the elk and buffalo; to the comfortable ranch house to the excellent staff (our man Paul) everything met or exceeded our expectations. The last of our family arrived late Friday night, and we all left around noon on Sunday. We really needed one more day. Every time we went into the wild animal section we saw different animals. It was such fun to watch an exotic sheep herd moving and jumping together. Bass fishing was fun for the grandkids although nothing was caught to exaggerate about. There’s a “swimmin’ hole”, but it was too early in the season to enjoy. The bluebonnets made up for the chilly mornings. Paul, our guide and ranch manager extraordinaire, took us on a wonderful tour of parts of the 3800 acre ranch. His tales of the history of the ranch kept our attention. We were fascinated by the original owners, their connection to our history (LBJ), and subsequent owners, all with fascinating biographies. We learned of the early settlers and of the last Comanche battle fought by Texas Rangers. Paul couldn’t have been nicer. He managed to take care of all our requests. We like to cook, and there is a full kitchen. We prepared all our meals, but I understand there are many places around if you don’t wish to cook. Pizza can be delivered too. There are two full bedrooms. The other huge bedrooms are bunk bed style. We had no problems. The boys bunked in one room and the girls in the other. Two lucky couples including us had our own bedroom. There was plenty of everything --- hot water --- towels, bathrooms, etc. My son-in-law said he could feel how relaxed everyone was when they reached the ranch. In the hectic life-style in which most of us live, Si Como No Ranch, is a perfect escape. Finish the huge puzzle, throw horseshoes, play tennis, or grill smores like we did. I never saw a prettier sunset or more stars.
Si Como No Ranch is in the Heart of the Texas Hill Country! You can visit the numerous Hill Country Wineries, Antique Shops, Historical spots, museums and wonderful country drives. Most people that visit us never want to leave the ranch. There are plenty of activities to enjoy right here.
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Property Damage Protection||$99|
|Notes||Rates are subject to change until reservations are made. Access to ranch by vehicle is permitted only if a release is signed and you understand the risks of driving around exotic and native wildlife. Horses are allowed on ranch with pre-approval by ranch manager and an additional fee.|
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