We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Marluc Bella Vita Ranch - A Wildlife and Outdoor Education Retreat Facility

17 reviews
Overview
Reviews
Amenities
Availability
Map
Overview
6 bedrooms
4 bathrooms
27 guests
Minimum stay varies
Rental Home
Enjoy exclusive use of the entire 3,200 square ft lodge with air-conditioned and heated (six) bedrooms with televisions, and four restrooms, a screened-in air-conditioned classroom that will seat 40 equipped with a 70 inch television, a den with two tables for seating 16 and three televisions, washer and dryer, a 12' x 60' porch overlooking a 4 acre-lake (stocked with wide mouth bass, catfish and bluegill) equipped with two restaurant booths to seat 12, three full size fridges, a 14 foot water slide, a fire-pit to seat 40 overlooking the lake, a kids sand playground (fenced), three kayaks, a canoe, a boat dock, miles of all-weather trails, two treed campgrounds, two RV parking spots with 30 and 50 amp power connections, and sewer and water connections. Pontoon Boat and ATV rental also avai...Enjoy exclusive use of the entire 3,200 square ft lodge with air-conditioned and heated (six) bedrooms with televisions, and four restrooms, a screened-in air-conditioned classroom that will seat 40 equipped with a 70 inch television, a den with two tables for seating 16 and three televisions, washer and dryer, a 12' x 60' porch overlooking a 4 acre-lake (stocked with wide mouth bass, catfish and bluegill) equipped with two restaurant booths to seat 12, three full size fridges, a 14 foot water slide, a fire-pit to seat 40 overlooking the lake, a kids sand playground (fenced), three kayaks, a canoe, a boat dock, miles of all-weather trails, two treed campgrounds, two RV parking spots with 30 and 50 amp power connections, and sewer and water connections. Pontoon Boat and ATV rental also available on request. A six station gun range is also available upon request with 17, 50, 100, 200, and 300 yard targets. Micro-Brewery on site. A Greenhouse with two fully functional aquaponic tanks is attached to the lodge. All cookware, utensils, towels and bedding provided.The lodge is equipped with solar panels and a backup solar batter in case of power outages. There are three enclosed deer feeders as well as three elevated deer stands (with chairs) on the property. We are currently housing 200 quail for release on the property in March 2019 at a new pen on the property. There is a cell phone booster on the property for all cell services and wifi calling works best. All trails (about two miles) on the property are all-weather gravel roads. There is a campground (80' x 150' no services) on top of the dam and in oak trees on the west side of the property. More
House Rules
Bathrooms
Show more
About the Owner
James A
Languages spoken:English
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:September 2018
Interaction with guests
Daily rate of $895.00 includes exclusive use of the entire lodge facility and shared use of the 188 acre ranch and lake. There are more than 150 additional photos of the property available upon request. The ranch manage on duty will be in attendance to provide an orientation upon arrival and will be available by phone or will be residing on site in the managers suite during the rental period.
Write a ReviewReviews (17)

1 - 5 of 17 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was fortunate enough to enjoy the ranch for 3 days with my family, including a 3yr old and 5 yr old. WOW! The accommodations were impeccable, and the bedding was very comfortable. There was everything you could think of in the kitchen, including 2...More

Date of stay: March 2019
Thank Travel_Explore_Love
James A, VR Owner at Marluc Bella Vita Ranch - A Wildlife and Outdoor Education Retreat Facility, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much. It’s my hope that your children will love nature.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A MUST VISIT!!! My family visited the ranch with a group of 10 other families. Words do not do justice of how great this place is. First, the owner is an unbelievably kind and gracious man. The accommodations and amenities are first class. My family...More

Date of stay: May 2019
Thank KARL H
James A, VR Owner at Marluc Bella Vita Ranch - A Wildlife and Outdoor Education Retreat Facility, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

I hope you get a chance to return with your family. I think I had as much fun as you did....

See more reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Plenty of space for a huge group. Comfortable, peaceful country retreat. If you have kids, they will enjoy the fishing and swimming in the pond, campfire and just roaming around in nature. I think this place would be a great place for a family reunion....More

Date of stay: May 2019
Thank juliebC7398OU
James A, VR Owner at Marluc Bella Vita Ranch - A Wildlife and Outdoor Education Retreat Facility, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

It was much fun watching the kids enjoying nature and exploring and learning.. thank you for your kind words.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We attended this ranch with a group of families from our son's middle school. Wow! Breath-taking location, incredible accommodations...this place is one of a kind. The owner is so kind and made sure we were all having a wonderful time. We camped in tents and...More

Date of stay: May 2019
Thank Mackenzie B
James A, VR Owner at Marluc Bella Vita Ranch - A Wildlife and Outdoor Education Retreat Facility, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your visit. Watching children and youth experience nature (some for the first time) is always a thrill....

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I rented this amazing facility for a birthday weekend. There were ten adults and two children. We all had the most amazing time! There was lots of fishing, hockey on the big screen tv, super fast wifi, barbecue, nature hikes, shooting at...More

Date of stay: April 2019
Thank dmeyer55
James A, VR Owner at Marluc Bella Vita Ranch - A Wildlife and Outdoor Education Retreat Facility, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks Mr Meyer. I’m grateful for your business. Please come back again next year...

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Air Conditioning
Towels Provided
Private Yard
Ceiling Fans
TV
Parking
Rural/Countryside Retreats
City Getaway
Linens Provided
Internet Access
Toaster
Stove
Grill
Fishing Nearby
Central Heating
Water Views
Dryer
Dishwasher
Freezer
Cable/satellite TV
Waterfront
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Boat Available
Balcony
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Watersports Nearby
Terrace
Patio
Deck
See more amenities
Availability
May 2019
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
June 2019
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
July 2019
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
August 2019
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
September 2019
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
October 2019
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
View all months
See more rates and fees
Map
About the neighborhood
Mostly ranch land and very rocky, hilly and well treed. Lots of prickly pear, mesquite trees, deer, bobcat, raccoon, turkey, and dove.
Getting around
Graford is 7 miles south on highway four and has a liquor store, restaurant, Dollar General and a gas station. The local hospital is on the north side of Jacksboro.
More
About this property
How do I know if the property is available?
How can I contact the owner?
How will the owner contact me?
What if I don't hear back from the owner?
How do I pay?
Do you own a vacation rental? List it here.
Extra income
Earn money by renting out your home. With no up-front fees and no contract, you keep more for yourself.
Easy to manage
Confirm bookings in one click and track everything from inquiry to check-out – even while you're on the go.
Trusted by travelers
With millions of reviews and protected online payments, TripAdvisor helps travelers book your home with confidence.
Set up your free listing
#FKN2229688491