If you like the idea of an authentic Texas ranch experience, but don’t actually want to do any real work, or ruin your shoes, Wildcatter Ranch has your name all over it. This luxurious, escapist, country retreat serves up the very best experiential vacation, while retaining the down to earth, home Texas flavour. The ranch offers a variety of spacious western style rooms, or if you want to really treat yourself, private cabins complete with stone fireplace and a porch overlooking the rugged prairie. You’ve even got your own rocking chair to sit with a beer and watch the sunset. Wildcatter’s staff are incredibly accommodating and happy to help you live out whatever cowboy adventure you like. Ride horses over 20 miles of trails, feed the longhorns after breakfast, or try your hand at archery, skeet shooting or canoeing. And if all that sounds a bit too active, you can always relax in the property’s hot tub, or infinity pool or even indulge yourself with a unwinding massage at the ranch spa. The restaurant is the perfect balance of rustic and high end, offering huge slabs of juicy mouth-watering steak and delicious, waistline devastating Texas staples like bacon wrapped jalapeños. Though if you want our advice, make sure you order the chicken fried steak, a bit like jumping out of a plane, you need to do it at least once in your life.

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