We thoroughly enjoyed our recent stay at the Round House at X Bar Ranch. It was a welcome, secluded, refreshing change from the big city! The house was really wonderful with the large window looking out onto the landscape. The most fun came from watching all the birds and animals come to drink from the tank of water just outside of the window! We saw Painted Buntings, Cardinals, Orchard Orioles, Scrub Jays, and more. And at dusk, a parade of thirsty critters came to drink as well - a skunk, gray fox, bobcat, and a family of raccoons entertained us! Be sure to bring some binoculars to get a close-up view of all these creatures. We had never seen a bobcat or gray fox in the wild before!
We highly recommend the X Bar Ranch for a chance to really relax and get away. We also enjoyed the nearby Sonora Caverns, learning that in this cave are formations not found in any other cave in the world.
The moon was almost full during our stay which didn't allow for star-gazing, but we still enjoyed the moonlit evenings!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The X Bar Ranch is the ideal sanctuary for anyone interested in the splendor of the Texas countryside. The ranch encompasses 7,100 privately owned acres of diverse terrain including ample native flora and fauna, scenic vistas, star-filled night skies and magnificent sunsets over gentle rolling hills. We invite you to experience our welcoming hospitality, private, comfortable and uniquely decorated cabins, lodge and guest house and our pristine natural surroundings on the western edge of the Texas Hill Country. ... more less