Come as a Guest and Leave as Family!
The Running R Ranch is a dude ranch with its focus on horseback riding.
We ride daily into the 'Hill Country State Natural Area'. The park with over 5,500 acres adjoins our 230 acres and is centered on what was one of the county's best known private ranches until it was donated to the state of Texas in the 1970s. The state park offers over 40 miles of trails and boasts the highest point in Bandera County, and while we can't take you to the top of that mountain, we can climb high enough to see for miles!
Why Vacation at Our Ranch
We don't want you to feel like a number here - the ranch is small by design so you'll come as a guest and leave as family. There are no screaming masses and sorry, we don't do karaoke! If you come here with your family, look forward to watching your children enjoy real freedom, to run and play and truly use their imaginations.
Enjoy Texas from horseback and remember, this is not your dude ranch of old, this is a whole new vacation. Everybody takes something unique away from this ranch. Learn something about nature and meet diverse new friends. You may even find out something you didn't know about your own family members as you bond with them away from their electronic habits.
Discover the Difference
The ranch was established on an old cattle ranch, and the charm of that simpler way of life is still plenty evident in every aspect of the Running R. Sitting out in the evening, you'll see how the country must have looked years ago when the plows and machinery that are now decoration were used to work the land.
We are nestled in the heart of the Texas Hill Country where there's a photo opportunity around every corner. Vegetation and ground cover is mainly comprised of live oak, Texas oak, cedar, cactus and yucca with a multitude of native grasses. You can't see the roads or hear any busy traffic, just the sounds of nature combined with views so amazing and changeable they'll take your breath away.