X Bar Ranch Nature Retreat
Discover the X Bar Ranch tucked away in the rolling hills and divides of Southwest Texas ranch country. Peace, tranquility and 7,100 privately-held acres of natural beauty provide the ideal break from the rigors of daily life.
Located atop the Edwards Plateau, where the famed Texas Hill Country meets West Texas, this fifth generation family ranch offers you a unique rural experience. Taste the history and culture of this storied land in its scenic setting, full of authentic Texas heritage, hospitality and adventure.
If hiking or mountain biking are of interest, you can enjoy the natural beauty of the ranch on the 16+ miles of trails, some open only to hiking. Observe a wide variety of birds, wildlife and plants from our native flower gardens and fountain area or at the observation blind overlooking the pond. And don’t feel guilty for just enjoying the quiet calmness of the country under a shady live oak or in a rocking chair on the back porch of the lodge. See a breathtaking sunset, bring a telescope and lose yourself in a clear starlit sky, untouched by city lights.
Whatever your get-away plans, the privacy, seclusion and comfort of the Round House will win your heart. This unique guesthouse is comfortably hidden away on the ranch for your enjoyment. Or start the day at the Live Oak Lodge & Cabins with a beautiful sunrise and panoramic view of the Granger Draw Valley.
The Round House- in a category all its own, this guest house accommodates 1 to 5 guests. The king master and additional bedroom, as well as the bathroom are loft style and accessed by a spiral stairway. Both the upstairs bedrooms and living area below are afforded magnificent views of the ranch through 256 sq. ft. of glass, the entire front 1/3 of the house. Additional compliments include: full kitchen, fireplace, central air & heat, bar, satellite TV & DVD player, king pillow top mattress, b-b-q grill on patio and seclusion. There is a 2 night minimum at this house.
The Live Oak Lodge & Cabins consists of the main lodge which is a common area for all gusts staying in the surrounding cabins. The lodge has a kitchen, dining and living areas, as well as a multi-purpose room, all with central air and heat, a fireplace, satellite TV & DVD player, wireless internet, three restrooms, front and back covered deck space, a patio and a covered outdoor cook shed, native flower gardens, bird feeders, fountain and panoramic views .
Each of the six cabins is uniquely appointed featuring a variety of themes related to the ranch and area, and includes individual climate control and a private bath. The main beds in each of all but two cabins feature pillow top mattresses.
The pool, outdoor game and play areas, limited RV and tent camp sites are in the vicinity of the lodge.
Let us accommodate and plan for your particular interests and needs. Our Rent-the-Ranch option allows us to specialize in: family reunions, meetings, retreats, parties, workshops and other group activities. Daily and overnight rates available.
Advance reservations are always required for everyone.
Just 10 miles off of I-10 near Sonora, and only 18 miles from the Sonora Caverns.
A stay at X Bar Ranch Lodge & Nature Retreat offers serenity to the tired, excitement to the adventurous and memories for a lifetime.