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A Beautiful 4000 Acre Hill Country Ranch in Johnson City, Texas that sleeps 20!

Bedrooms 1
Space 4,000 sq. ft.
Property type lodge


About the property

Enjoy all there is to see and do at the Si Como No Ranch!

Si Como No Ranch has 4000 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 basic 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.

For guests wishing to partake in additional activities, wildlife tours, fishing, paddle boarding, paint ball, shooting range and other sporting activities you must notify prior to visit 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.

More Details

Property Manager
Paul Terry Diehl - Ranch Manager
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, We have a Spanish Speaker on Staff if needed.
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 15, 2018


Johnson City Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 20
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • The lodge has four full bathrooms and one half bathroom.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 20
  • The lodge has two bunk rooms that sleep a total of 16. Each bunk room has a full bathroom and separate outside entrance. There is also a bedroom off the bar that has a double bed and a 1/2 bath. Then there is a master bedroom with a king size bed and a full bath. There is also a separate small cabin that can sleep 3 for an additional fee.
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
The ranch has an professional obstacle course that is a blast to run or you can sit in the over sized swing set and just watch. There is a four bay golf driving range and a real putting green with a sand trap. An older single tennis court with tennis ball machine. There is a three hole disc golf course. An archery set up. A 50 yard shooting range with skeet throwers. A horse shoe pit, washer pit, volleyball net. An extensive paintball course with paintball guns available for a fee or bring your own airsoft guns and have a blast. The swimming hole, dinosaur prints and fossils are just below the lodge. We have three lakes that are stocked with bass for catch and release fishing or you can swim and boat on the lakes.


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A Beautiful 4000 Acre Hill Country Ranch in Johnson City, Texas that sleeps 20!
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews

Beyond beautiful, activities for days, and A+++ hospitality!

  • 5 of 5

I cannot express how wonderful this ranch is. We had my daughter's 14th b-day party there and it could not have been a more perfect way to celebrate! In fact, her friends have been asking their parents if they can have their parties there too! From the fun Happy Birthday sign when we arrived to the Full-blown Obstacle Course, Kayaking, Wildlife Sightings, Tennis, Dinosaur Tracks, Golf Driving Range, Beautiful drives around the ranch, Actual Cute - Clean Outhouses at the Activity Sites around the ranch, Ping Pong, Smores, Ghost Stories, Bunk Rooms, Tree Climbing, WE DID IT ALL!!!!

Paul met us when we arrived and gave us the full blown tour. When we had an issue with the lights on the patio, he literally got to us w/in 5 minutes of my text and made sure we were able to finish the game night.

The only bummer was we didn't have more time! Thanks, Paul, for your hospitality and kudos for being able to keep such pristine conditions on the ranch. Thank you for making our daughter's special weekend so memorable!

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Folks, It was our first birthday party at the ranch! What a lucky daughter you have for having such thoughtful parents. Y'all were great guests and I could hardly tell you had been there after you left. We would love to host even more birthday's. Please come back again, Paul
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Amazing Nature Retreat!!!

  • 5 of 5

For the last several years, we've taken our staff team of 50 to this ranch for an annual retreat. The facilities are amazing and there are multiple opportunities for team building exercises out in nature. If you're looking for a place to get away from the city and enjoy the outdoors, you'll love this ranch. Paul, who manages the ranch, is extremely helpful and hospitable. We hope to go back next year!!!

  • Submitted: May 18, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love having ALL of you here again and again! It is always a pleasure to see such a large group of people full of smiles and spirit come together and enjoy the ranch and all its activities!
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Great Thanksgiving Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We spent our family Thanksgiving vacation out at the ranch. There were 6 adults and 6 children. Everyone had an incredible time. There is so much to do. What a great place to get the kids out of the city! We all enjoyed spending time out on the 4,000 acres seeing all the incredible native and exotic wildlife. Everyone also enjoyed catching lots of bass and perch out on the many beautiful lakes on the ranch. This is a very unique Texas Hill Country property. The lodge was great and really clean. It had plenty of room for our group of 12. We really liked having the long kitchen counter to layout our big Thanksgiving dinner spread. It also was a huge plus to have someone like Paul the Ranch Manager welcoming us and showing us around and making sure we had everything we needed during our stay. Thanks for all your help Paul!

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Oh my..... Thank you all so much! It was so sweet having your family here for the Thanksgiving Holiday! You were our first Holiday Guests. Seeing your lovely family enjoying the ranch just warms the heart. (mine and the ranches) I know you had some memorable times and we hope you return. Please don't forget to bring Mimi & Pap Pap with you!
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Preacher Family Revival

  • 5 of 5

This year I was in charge of planning my work retreat and found this gorgeous property. And boy am I glad I did! All of my co workers loved it and enjoyed themselves. Paul was a tremendous help. I came out to see the property and discovered this amazing beach setup on one of the lakes and talked about bringing an adult slip and slide. Paul actually went out of his way to create the slip and slide himself and it was the perfect afternoon activity! We were able to see a good amount of wild life on the property too. It was just gorgeous! There was plenty of room for 22 people and we used the extra cabin for more sleeping space. There's several activities on the property that you can do including tennis, swimming, golfing, paintball and an obstacle course, plus fishing, kayaking and hiking. I definitely would come back, and recommend this ranch to everyone. Si Como No has a special place in my heart and I can't wait to go back.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you all very much! We enjoyed seeing everyone have so much fun. I do believe the slip and slide will now be a regular fixture for future summers at the big lake! Thank you for the inspiration! Please come and visit us again!
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Outstanding! Everything and more!

  • 5 of 5

Every year our family comes together for my birthday. We have gone to many ranches and resorts over the years. This year was absolutely the best ever! Paul went out of his way to make sure we had everything we needed and more. The cleanliness of the lodge was beyond compare with other places we have stayed, it was spotless!!! We had twenty plus and plenty of room. There is so much to see and do on this ranch. I believe we could have stayed a week and not done everything. Our kids and grandchildren loved seeing all of the variety of animals and the swimming area was fantastic. Paul made sure the swimming area was just as clean as the house, not an easy chore, I'm sure.

Great time, Great place. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND this ranch not just for the ranch but for the service and care of the staff.

Thanks Si Como No!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Oh my....thank you so much! We loved having your whole family visit Si Como No Ranch. Seeing all those little toddlers running around was a joy! When the little ones get older you will be able to fish a lot more. Many thanks for helping out with the piggies! It was a pleasure meeting everyone and we sure hope you all return next year!
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Fantastic Weekend!

  • 5 of 5

Si Como No is a beautiful property full of fun and exciting things to do. We stayed here in late January for a small reunion with friends and had a great time. Paul, our host, was incredibly conscientious and helpful and went the extra mile to provide activities for us and to respond if and when we needed anything. He also gives an excellent tour and historical overview of the ranch. The location is excellent - only ~ 1 hour from downtown Austin. The bunkhouse is very comfortable and was perfect for the 12 people in our party. The ranch has a number of great activities including paintball (try the Alamo), fishing, a very impressive obstacle course, skeet shooting, etc. Also, there are a number of exotic species on the ranch, which are well worth driving around on the ranch to spot on their own. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was our very first Bachelor Party at the ranch! It was so much fun having you guys at the ranch! The taunting and teasing during the obstacle course and paintball was fun to watch! It was obvious that you all were life long friends. I hope y'all will come back when the next one gets hitched! Next time... let us help you out with the catering!
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Austin-Bergstrom International Airport
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Hwy 281 South
Car: necessary

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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Insurance $99

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 per-approval by ranch manager and an additional fee.

There will be a 5% Cancellation Fee if Reservation is canceled up to 30 days prior to rental date.
There will be a 20% Cancellation Fee if reservation is canceled within 30 days prior to rental date.
There will be a 50% Cancellation Fee if Less than 30 days prior to reservation date.
No Refund will be given for partial use of reservation.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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