17 Best Ranches In Dallas, Texas - Updated 2024

Richard Dean
Richard Dean 
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Ah, Dallas. This cosmopolitan city is home to plenty of attractions, skyscrapers, unique shops, a thriving nightlife, and an up-and-coming culinary scene, to name a few. It’s not surprising that the city receives numerous visitors every year. Art enthusiasts will fly off to the Arts District, where the Crow Collection of Asian Art and Dallas Museum of Art are waiting to be explored. One of the best things about Dallas is its amazing nightlife. Numerous pubs and wine bars can be found at almost every corner. After an exhausting day of exploring the city, you’ll need a quiet place to recharge yourself. There are numerous hotels and vacation rentals in Dallas to choose from. But if you’re up for a unique living experience, try living on a ranch. Embrace the wide-open farms and livestock roaming around your cabins. Scroll down to choose from the best ranches in Dallas, Texas.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) Superhost status, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and amenities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on February 13, 2024.

1. Laidback and peaceful farmhouse good for two (from USD 60)

You don’t have to look too far if you want to escape the helter-skelter of city life. This laidback and peaceful farmhouse offers plenty of privacy and is perfect for two. The farm is home to lots of adorable chickens and goats. The room that you will be occupying is spacious, clean, and cozy. All furniture and fixtures are modern and strategically placed. You have a kitchen that’s equipped with a coffee maker and a refrigerator. Deep Ellum and downtown Dallas are both 12 minutes away from the property.

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Dallas, Texas, United States
4.88 km (3.1 mi) from The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden
1 review   Wifi Available
PRIVATE ROOM IN HOME 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Host:
the hosts were helpful and kind
Location:
location was great only 10 minutes from downtown
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2. Camper rental at Salt Ranch (from USD 95)

The camper rental at this family ranch near Dallas, Texas, provides a unique vacation experience for small groups. It is equipped with snug couches in the living space and a TV for entertainment. The kitchen is compact but well-equipped for your culinary needs. You can savor your meals at the dining table in this fully air-conditioned rental and, later, relax on the snug bed.

While here, start your day with a delicious breakfast of fresh eggs and visit the chickens, goats, donkeys, horses, and rabbits on the ranch. Catch the animals drinking from the garden pond and click stunning pictures of the farm views. Furthermore, the outside space also boasts a fire pit a few steps away from the van. You can cap your evenings by sitting around a cozy bonfire and enjoying smoked marshmallows with your loved ones.

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Sunnyvale, Texas, United States
14.7 km (9.2 mi) from The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden
43 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Camper/RV 3 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
bedding soft and mattress very comfortable
Cleanliness:
it was very clean and beautiful
very clean environment and i would suggest packing some boots to walk around on the property
everything was clean and we had a blast on the property with all the animals
the people were nice the place was clean and all the animals were adorable
Host:
david and andrea are great hosts
thank you for being a wonderful host
hosts were kind and checked on us
the hosts were very friendly and helpful
david and andrea were very nice and friendly
Location:
beautiful and relaxing location
the location was perfect for what we needed
this was a nice place to get away
this place is spot on such an amazing getaway
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3. Rustic pet-friendly home with a hot tub (from USD 475)

Embrace the luxury of this villa for rent at The Hallelujah Ranch near Dallas, Texas, and indulge in its old-western charm. The stylish house interiors are equipped with air-conditioning and heating facilities. The villa also features laundry amenities that provide a hassle-free stay, while the outdoor fire pit and barbecue grill offer opportunities for al fresco dining. There’s also a game room with a pool table where you can indulge in friendly games with your loved ones and a small bar area.

Additionally, a private outdoor pool and a hot tub are available for relaxation. While here, take the riding lessons offered at a nearby ranch and enjoy the gorgeous farm views for a memorable experience.

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Keller, Texas, United States
49.44 km (30.8 mi) from The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden
44 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire villa 8 Beds 16 Guests 5 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 16

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we really enjoyed the pool and the horses were just lovely to watch
we really enjoyed the pool during this texas heat terri was always very responsive with question
this was a fantastic and fun texas horse ranch the house was roomy and comfortable and everything worked great
Cleanliness:
it was spotlessly clean
we thoroughly enjoyed the hot tub and playroom with billiards very clean very cozy and relaxing
they made sure the property was well maintainedand the pool clean
the home was very spacious and had great charm we loved our stay
Host:
terri was a wonderful host
terri is an amazing host
wonderful stay and wonderful host
terri is a awesome host
terri was a great host and very responsive
Location:
this house has a great location
very responsive and helpful it was a great location for a peaceful stay
we loved how close it was to everything we needed and my family really enjoyed the pool table
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4. Refurbished barn with a private swimming pool (from USD 150)

This unique retreat features a perfect blend of historical charm and modern conveniences. It is nestled on a working ranch with two fishing ponds, adorable animals, and plenty of nearby nature trails.

Indoor features of the house include central air conditioning and heating. There are also cooking basics in the kitchen, a TV in the living room, and Wi-Fi throughout the whole house. When they’re not interacting with the ranch animals, guests can also enjoy pastoral views from the porch or cool off in the swimming pool at the back of the house.

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Weatherford, Texas, United States
97.59 km (60.7 mi) from The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden
PRIVATE VACATION HOME 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
can’t forget the awesome pool and hott tub soaks right beside a crackling fire with absolutely beautiful views
Host:
owners are nice and responsive
mark and jamee were wonderful host and made our stay care free and pleasant
the hosts are readily available but give you your privacy as well
we will definitely be back in the future great owners who were friendly but provided us our privacy
it is furnished with everything you need for a great stay and the hosts are gracious perfect
Location:
if you want an eclectic enjoyable visit this is the place especially if you live in the city
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5. Peaceful retreat best for families (from USD 348)

Buckhorn Ranch JTX guest house is a beautiful home away from home set on a working ranch. While all kinds of travelers are welcome, the place is most suitable for families because of its particular features: cabinet locks, kid’s books, a travel crib, a high chair, and a baby monitor, not to mention a mini-nursery found in the closet of one of the bedrooms.

Apart from the pavilion, which comes with games and grilling equipment, there is also a saltwater pool and a hot tub that guests can access.

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75.49 km (47.0 mi) from The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden
150 reviews   Wifi Available
House 10 Guests 4 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 10
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we enjoyed our stay and the pool and the outdoor amenities were great
the house was spacious and the pool and yard were perfect for our outdoor activities
we didn't get the play them all) and the outside kitchen and tables were perfect
nice spacious living room big enough for all of our charades games
Cleanliness:
the house was clean and comfortable
the house was very clean
very clean and comfortable with lots of great gathering spots indoors and out
the property was clean and very spacious for our family to meet up and hang out together
Host:
owners made us feel like family
thank you so much to our wonderful hosts
the hosts were incredibly helpful
the owners heather and buck are great hosts
our hosts were wonderful- had everything we needed
Location:
it is a perfect location of being in the country and close to ft worth
we needed a place close to fort worth that we could getaway and just relax
what a perfect place to stay on our trip down to texas
now a walk in shower that was perfect for my handicapped husband
so quiet and peaceful and beautiful sunsets quick drive to ft
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6. Luxurious oasis with a pool and hot tub (from USD 350)

Whether you’re on a short or long getaway, you can spend your vacation days with outdoor adventures when you stay in this loft above a barn. A canoe, a pedal boat, and a paddle board are available for use if you want to go fishing in the pond. There is also a large pool with an attached hot tub if refreshing soaks are your way to relax. Outside, there are also a lovely campfire area and a gazebo perfect for late-night hangouts.

The barn has a fully furnished space that can comfortably accommodate a group of up to 15 people. And with RV hookups and camping areas available, this rental can sleep more. Stalls for livestock are provided as well.

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83.97 km (52.2 mi) from The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden
12 reviews   Wifi Available
Barn 15 Guests 2 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 15
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Cleanliness:
it is obvious that the owners take pride in keeping everything clean and well maintained
seriously they have thought of everything the barndo and cabin were both clean and comfortable
Host:
hosts were very accommodating and friendly
they handled all of our request with a kind and courteous attitude
to top it all off the host was fantastic
Location:
such a beautiful location where they thought of everything
it would be a great place for families just wanting to get away and spend time together
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7. Country cabin near a creek (from USD 166)

This country cabin offers a peaceful getaway among nature. It is near a creek for fishing and several nature trails for hiking. Guests of this cabin can enjoy the company of adorable farm animals as well, including cows and ducks.

For those who want to spend lazy afternoons inside, this cabin also offers a relaxing living space equipped with air conditioning, heaters, Wi-Fi, and a TV. The hammock and the sitting area outside also provide an ideal spot to unwind and enjoy the surrounding views.

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Roanoke, Texas, United States
55.73 km (34.7 mi) from The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden
Wheelchair accessible Visual Aid: Braille
cabin 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Top guest reviews
Host:
hosts were great from the start
marilyn is a great host and very nice
and marilyn and johnny were the perfect hosts
owners were awesome we loved the baby goats and longhorns
what a beautiful gem the owners of this property are amazing they are so kind and hospitable
Location:
the location is perfect
love the property and the location
i was needing a place away from it all and this really fit the bill
stayed there while on business and wished i had more people to enjoy the wonderful location with
the location of this property was perfect great outdoors to enjoy and the owners were very welcoming
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8. Adorable ranch with a comfortable pool (from USD 150)

If you love animals, you will enjoy this accommodation. This gorgeous ranch is home to different animals such as ducks, llamas, and donkeys. With some luck, you will also get to see deer and roadrunners during summer. All amenities and facilities in the ranch can rival what you get in a hotel. The adorable pool is a good spot for relaxation and offers panoramic views. The room comes with a comfortable queen bed, a dining table, a couple of chairs, and a loveseat.

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Ennis, Texas, United States
57.66 km (35.9 mi) from The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden
14 reviews   Wifi Available
Private room in farm stay 3 Beds 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the pool view is cool also
the room is clean air conditioned quaint you have wifi and she leaves snacks and drinks for you
the room is very nice with great decor
Cleanliness:
super clean
Host:
great place liz is a wonderful host
they respected our privacy and were super friendly
liz and her staff were amazingly generous and went above and beyond to take care of us
liz is very helpful
great place and liz is so nice and helpful definitely would stay there again
Location:
i am definitely coming back to this lovely corner of paradise
such a cute and quaint place with a relaxed country vibe
thanks liz we enjoyed your place and conversations about building it
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9. Charming ranch with a lake

This amazing ranch is perfect for a family getaway. Situated 20 minutes away from Canton, this guest house sits on 1,500 acres (607 hectares) of land. It encourages you to venture out as canoeing and fishing are possible on the lake. Staying here puts you close to nature as there are plenty of trees and wildlife around. The spacious ranch is equipped with modern comforts and offers plenty of areas where you can relax. There is also a picnic table, which makes for a great spot to eat with loved ones.

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Kaufman, Texas, United States
61.99 km (38.6 mi) from The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden
19 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 3 Beds 6 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Host:
doug was a great host
Location:
i highly recommend this lovely location
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10. Ranch that offers the complete farm experience (from USD 210)

This ranch gives you the best of both worlds. Experience the simple life close to nature while still being close to Dallas and downtown Greenville, where you can explore the amazing culinary scene and nightlife. It allows you to enjoy watching lots of farm animals such as horses and donkeys. The hammock is in a nice shaded area where you can relax and read your favorite book. There are rocking chairs that are available to use on both the front and back porch. You’ll find that the kitchen is fully stocked with everything you need to prepare a meal. This accommodation can comfortably accommodate up to six guests.

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Greenville, Texas, United States
59.88 km (37.3 mi) from The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden
105 reviews   Wifi Available
Farm stay 5 Beds 8 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 8

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
just the right amount of furniture to feel comfortable
Cleanliness:
it is clean and cozy
the place is clean and tidy with the things you need to cook
) it’s like they did not even bother on cleaning the patio
Host:
the host and caretakers are great
caretaker was very nice and helpful
treated us like human beings and was very considerate perfect host
the mini donkeys were very friendly
jan was very responsive every time i messaged her
Location:
this is a perfect place if you want to get away and socially distance yourself
i highly recommend this location to anyone and everyone
excellent place to spend time privately
nice place to unwind and just enjoy being away
a comfortable place to stay
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11. Amazing cottage close to Benbrook Lake

Sitting on 10 acres (4.05 hectares) of land, this ranch welcomes everyone that needs a break from everyday life. This ranch comes with plenty of amenities and facilities for a comfortable stay. It urges you to do plenty of activities as it comes with picnic tables, a pool table, and a giant fire pit. It is close to Benbrook Lake, which is a great place for taking photos and for fishing. The property is also perfect for RVs and trailers as it has plenty of parking space.

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Fort Worth, Texas, United States
76.76 km (47.7 mi) from The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden
22 reviews  
Entire cottage 4 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
kitchen was even stocked with many extras which was a nice touch
Cleanliness:
very clean and comfortable
Host:
we really appreciated how communicative charles and jana both were throughout the week
chuck was very helpful and attentive always checking on you
this place was amazing very nice and kind i will for sure come back we loved it so much
Location:
great location for visiting ft
a great quiet location away from the city but close enough to go explore
charles’ place was perfect for our weekend get away
perfect place to stay for our little family get together
charles' place is awesome it was very cozy and nice and quiet
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12. Luxurious ranch with thoughtful touches (from USD 160)

Experience nature at its finest when staying at this luxurious ranch. You’ll be falling asleep to the sound of owls hooting, get to stargaze at night, tell stories while making s'mores, etc. - those are just a fraction of what you can enjoy in this accommodation. The home is comfortable, spacious, and equipped with plenty of thoughtful touches such as breakfast items inside your room. The pool is in a landscaped area containing beautiful rose bushes. The place can comfortably house up to four guests.

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Ennis, Texas, United States
57.74 km (35.9 mi) from The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden
10 reviews   Wifi Available
Farm stay 3 Beds 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
breakfasts were delicious - liz is an excellent cook
and the rooms are filled with fascinating treasures we were constantly discovering something new to appreciate
Host:
liz was a wonderful host and very flexible and we will return
liz has done an amazing job with the place she is very accommodating
liz is an amazing host i cannot wait to go back and visit with her
the ranch is full of beauty and one of kind scenes everywhere you look
this stay has been one of the best airbnb experiences yet liz was a fabulous host
Location:
this location is in a valley that feels like you just away
liz’s place is truly a piece of heaven
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13. Farmhouse which is a combination of old charm and modern comforts (from USD 675)

Situated in the heart of the DFW metroplex amidst magnificent 100-year-old Oak trees, this farmhouse is a combination of old charm and modern comforts. If you truly want to immerse yourself in life’s simplicities, this is the place. Enjoy a cup of coffee while admiring the sunrise on one of the two large porches that feature rockers. You will have a great time watching animals graze or bird-watching. It is perfect for a large family or group as it features 7 comfortable bedrooms that can accommodate up to 20 guests.

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Cross Roads, Texas, United States
50.35 km (31.3 mi) from The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden
Agritourism 20 Guests 7 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
other than that if you keep the doors closed and the fans on the house is comfortable
it’s a unique home with brick floors wide porches overlooking the horse pastures and a beautiful pool
house was very comfortable and had plenty of room
Cleanliness:
the house is very clean and tidy
great property perfect for our family reunion the pool was sparkling clean
Host:
owner kept in good contact with us during our stay
ellen was easy to communicate with and very friendly
Location:
we liked the location
we loved the location and being in the countryside
walmart was just up the street so it worked out great for our grocery runs
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14. Farmhouse walking distance to Brazos River (from USD 271)

This farmhouse offers plenty of fun activities and is a 40-minute drive from Ft. Worth and is just a 15-minute walk to the Brazos River. The river invites you to participate in water activities such as kayaking, fishing, and tubing. The best part? Kayaks are part of the amenities of the farmhouse. You’ll meet friendly barnyard animals, namely: Dennis(a donkey), Patrick (a llama), and Daisy (a sheep). The accommodations for rent at this cattle ranch near Dallas, Texas, come with modern furniture and fixtures. The place has 3 cozy bedrooms and can house up to 13 guests.

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Weatherford, Texas, United States
112.76 km (70.1 mi) from The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden
PRIVATE VACATION HOME 8 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
kitchen is set up very nicely — felt like we were in our own house
Cleanliness:
fridge -we had to clean out
we had to also clean those
the house was clean comfortable and a gem
the house was clean and had most everything we needed
the house itself was clean and had everything we needed for the weekend
Host:
host did a nice job communicating
the host was very communicative and gave us all the directions for an easy arrival and check-in
owner was accommodating and easy to get in touch with
bill was super communicative and helpful
the owner is so nice & it pains me to give a review like this
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15. Farmhouse located on top of a hill (from USD 144)

This 1940s farmhouse is your home away from home. It offers modern comforts such as a full kitchen, air-conditioning, a fireplace, and a nice outdoor living area. You are not far away from the vibrant and historical downtown of McKinney Cultural District, which has several restaurants if you don’t feel like making your own meal. It is also home to wineries, pubs, and boutiques. It is located atop a hill where fresh air and a good breeze is guaranteed. You get to relax while viewing the cows and calves graze the pasture. The accommodation can house six guests.

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McKinney, Texas, United States
46.54 km (29.0 mi) from The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden
Agritourism 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the bed was really comfy and the a/c units kept us perfectly cool
we spent most of our time enjoying the big firepit outside and playing games at the large table
Host:
susie is responsive and a caring host
Location:
it was even better than i anticipated & super close to downtown mckinney
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16. Cozy barn studio in a prime location (from USD 100)

This barn studio is perfect if for solo travelers or couples. Situated on 3 acres (1.21 hectares) of equestrian property, this accommodation is serene and offers panoramic views. It puts you in a prime location with downtown Dallas is just a 17-minute drive away, while Lake Ray Hubbard is just a 5-minute drive from the property. It features a kitchenette, plenty of seating areas, and a cozy bed. The huge outdoor deck overlooking the pond is a great place to relax and have coffee in the morning.

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Rowlett, Texas, United States
16.12 km (10.1 mi) from The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden
152 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Barn 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
appreciated being able to log into our own streaming accounts on the tv
it is a very nice loft with space and amenities to make you comfortable
the deck off the apartment was really pleasant and very private
the loft was clean cool (air conditioning worked great despite the texas summer) and comfortable
Host:
the hosts were amazing and nice
the host and her family were wonderful kind and responsive
pascale was a wonderful host readily available for any questions
we highly recommend pascale's place she is a wonderful host
pascale was so accommodating and helpful
Location:
the location was amazing loved the barn and the horses
this is a relaxing and peaceful spot tucked away from the hubbub but so close to everything
the place was very nice as a mini-vacation away from the busy life
this was a awesome place to stay great location very friendly host
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17. Discover the best ranches in Dallas

Dallas is always a great and fun place to visit. With its nightlife, local attractions, great restaurants, and cool events, there are plenty of things to do and see in the city. This cosmopolitan city also offers hidden gems when it comes to accommodation that allows you to take a break. Book a stay at any of the above guest ranches in and near Dallas, Texas, for a unique experience, and spend an incredible vacation on a farm.

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Frequently asked questions about the best ranches in Dallas, Texas

1. Which ranches in and near Dallas are ideal for long-term stays?

This rustic pet-friendly home with a hot tub, this refurbished barn with a private swimming pool, and this adorable ranch with a comfortable pool are ideal long-term rentals in Dallas, Texas. There are also several nearby options for an extended vacation, including this country cabin near a creek.

2. Which ranches in and near Dallas have parking?

Parking facilities make or break your vacation. Fortunately, there are several accommodations with parking services in and around the area, including this camper rental at Salt Ranch , this rustic pet-friendly home with a hot tub, this refurbished barn with a private swimming pool, and this country cabin near a creek all have parking available.

Any must-sees we missed? Tell us about them in the comments section or write a post here to help out fellow travelers!
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