Top 14 Ranches Near Houston, Texas - Updated 2024

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“Houston, Tranquility Base here. The Eagle has landed” - these were the first words ever spoken from the Moon’s surface sent to Johnson Space Center, NASA’s space center in Houston, as humanity made its mark in outer space. Houston is the fourth-largest city in the United States and is known for having a big part in energy production, aeronautics, healthcare, and manufacturing. Although Houston indeed is a big part of the scientific community, they are also known for other interesting things like ranches, rodeos, month-long celebrations, and the famous singer, Beyonce. It also features a number of amazing farm-to-table restaurants and sweet shops. If you are visiting Houston and are looking for accommodation, ranches near the Guadalupe River in particular, are some of the best places to stay during your trip. Guests get to learn about animals and agriculture while also enjoying a peaceful and relaxing environment. Check out this article for a list of the top ranches near Houston, Texas, for a more pleasurable trip.

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1. Pine Island Farms

This accommodation consists of two spacious bedrooms, one housing a queen bed and the other, a queen bed alongside three single beds. Guests can indulge in a range of amenities such as a well-equipped kitchen, Wi-Fi, HDTV with Roku, air conditioning, and essential laundry appliances. For added convenience, complimentary parking and pet-friendly provisions are available. Outside, a deck beckons for serene moments by a fire pit overlooking a vibrant pond, or one can find tranquility under the canopy of trees in a secluded area.

Spread across 18 acres (7.28 hectares), the farm features a picturesque pond, teeming with fish such as largemouth bass and catfish. Adventurous souls can embark on a paddle boat journey, or explore over a mile of nature trails.

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Cleveland, Texas, United States
51.98 km (32.3 mi) from A.D. Dyess Park
87 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Farm stay 3 Beds 7 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 7

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
comfortable furniture with a really nice kitchen great place to soothe the mind
the cabin is cute and the beds were super comfortable
the animals pond fishing paddle boat pool and canoe were all great
it was clean and cozy
had a great time clean and comfortable accommodations
the guest house is very clean and nice
tim's trailer/guest house is definitely as described and very clean for our stay
the guest house is clean comfortable and had everything we needed
tim was a great host
tim was a good host
thank you tim for being a great host
tim was very helpful knowledgeable and kind
tim and kimberly are wonderful hosts
nice place to take a break and relax if in the area
it was an amazing trip it’s a beautiful place in the house there is everything you need
such a great place to relax and get away
pine island farms is a great place to stay for a country get away
it’s a beautiful place to visit
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2. Gerrie’s Place1 (from USD 89)

This private cottage offers an array of amenities such as a kitchen, Wi-Fi, air conditioning, TV with standard cable, and a private patio to relish the serene views. What sets it apart? The companionship of animals such as llamas, sheep, and even a pot-bellied pig right in your backyard. Guests can enhance their stay with a guided ranch tour to meet these animals up close.

The establishment, located in a suburb of Houston, Texas, is conveniently close to myriad dining, shopping, and entertainment hubs. Additionally, an on-site gift shop features artisanal llama products and fair-trade items from Peru.

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Cypress, Texas, United States
4.99 km (3.1 mi) from A.D. Dyess Park
202 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire cottage 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
huge bathroom worked perfectly as a place to stay and a bridal suite the day of wedding
it was very clean peaceful and comfortable
great stay very exotic bed was extremely comfortable and clean clean clean
the place was so clean accommodating and pretty spacious
the cabin is extremely clean and has all you need for a weekend or extended stay
robin was very helpful with check-in and i was impressed with how clean the place was
the host was kind and helpful
robin is the absolute best host
robin is a wonderful host and available for any questions or needs
our favorite thing was the animal watching on the back porch robin was a great host
very relaxing and enjoyable time with the hosts and the llamas alpacas and turkeys
the yard was plenty for my big pup and he loved seeing the animals up close
figment ranch/gerrie’s place was perfect for our stay
if you are an animal lover this place is perfect
one of a kind gerrie’s place is beyond what we could have hoped for
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3. Dog-friendly farmhouse in Houston County (from USD 206)

This charming farmhouse for rent is set in the picturesque rolling hills of Houston County and is the ideal rental not only for any eight guests but also for furry family members. This dog-friendly property offers great outdoor spots such as a fenced yard and an 11-acre (4.5-hectare) private lot.

This modern farmhouse with free WiFi and a smart TV has a unique Victorian theme that adds character to its spaces. You’ll find the living room with fireplace cozy, the formal dining room elegant, and the well-stocked kitchen gorgeous. Those who expect to do some work while staying here will appreciate the office desk setup that comes complete with a chair, computer monitor, and printer. After work, you can leisurely relax on the wrap-around porch with your favorite drink.

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136.3 km (84.7 mi) from A.D. Dyess Park
28 reviews   Wifi Available
House 8 Guests 4 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 8
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the kitchen was nice to work in and the amenities were just what we needed
house felt and looked clean
wonderful stay clean neat well cared for property
the owners were gracious and the home/property was beautiful
awesome property and great hosts
owners go above and beyond to create a nice experience
it was absolutely beautiful and we loved everything highly recommend property owners were great communicators
the house is as described and the location is perfect
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4. Spacious farmhouse surrounded by oak trees (from USD 650)

Stable Oaks Ranch is a rental property that consists of two houses with five bedrooms in total. Because of this, a maximum of 16 people can stay here at a certain time, making it perfect for large groups and families. Pets — a maximum of two — are also welcome to join in the fun.

In addition to the number of bedrooms, you can find a well-stocked kitchen and a spacious living room. There’s even a party barn equipped with a pool table, ping-pong table, and many more — this is the ideal location if you’re planning to host events, such as birthdays and family gatherings.

Since the land on which the property is built is 5 acres (2.02 hectares) big, there’s a lot of space to run around. You’ll also come across a pond full of different kinds of fish.

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97.58 km (60.7 mi) from A.D. Dyess Park
5 reviews  
farmhouse 16 Guests 5 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 16
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.

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5. Six-bedroom ranch home with a lush pasture (from USD 125)

If you want to escape to an animal wonderland, then this is one of the best ranches to visit near Houston. This rental comes with essential amenities, such as internet, air conditioning, an adequately furnished kitchen, and two bedrooms. But the main highlight of this property is the 300 acres (121.41 hectares) of lush pasture outside.

In this pasture, you can find about 11 different species of deer and antelopes. There’s also a pond full of all sorts of fish. For this reason, you’ll undoubtedly have a blast seeing all these animals during your vacation.

Want to do some sightseeing? No worries — there are several attractions nearby, such as Chambers County Park, Arboretum of Winnie, and Larry’s Old Time Trade Days.

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131.5 km (81.8 mi) from A.D. Dyess Park
66 reviews   Wifi Available
cabin 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
owner very friendly and helpful
what a great property and owner
he was super helpful and offered to show us around the property the next day
we had a relaxing time and matt was a great host
matt was available when needed and very helpful
it's a great place if you're looking to get away from the city
nice quiet get away only about an hour from houston
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6. Cozy barn apartment with pool (from USD 75)

Situated in a small town 20 minutes from downtown Houston, this Airbnb vacation rental is in a secluded place where you can relax and enjoy the quiet environment while also being near the freeway leading to popular attractions and essential establishments. The barn apartment is simple, cozy, rustic, and is able to accommodate up to four guests with its queen-sized bed and one air mattress. On the porch, guests can spend their time barbecuing and enjoying their drinks while having a great time watching the horse, ducks, and chicken, go about in the pasture. There is also a pool, two fire pits, and a picnic table outside where guests can have a great time with friends or family.

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Santa Fe, Texas, United States
87.1 km (54.2 mi) from A.D. Dyess Park
350 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Barn 1 Bed 4 Guests 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
a very cozy space with all the needed amenities for an enjoyable stay
the yard and views are beautiful so is the pool
the farm atmosphere and the animals were a special touch as was the roku tv
great space that is in nature but close to houston and galveston very comfortable space
pool trampoline fire pits all over lots of outdoor seating beautiful scenery stylish accommodations and animals as well
very clean and super comfy
it was clean and comfortable
the place was very clean and comfortable
simple clean and everything you need
beautiful area clean spot to stay at
host was very accommodating and helpful
host + place were great
shiloh was a courteous host and checked to make sure i had what i needed
relaxing atmosphere and very helpful hosts
shiloh is a lovely host and extremely friendly
the location was great
this loft is located in a beautiful quiet location
super close to nasa and downtown houston
and a great location with easy access to stores good food and galveston
it is so cute and quiet
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7. Upscale farmhouse with game room (from USD 495)

If you are looking for luxury accommodation in a country setting during your stay, this newly constructed farmhouse may be the place for you. The place features a swimming pool, a large pond with a fountain, a playscape and swing slide for the children, and gated pastures that house llamas, donkeys, and cattle. A total of eight guests can stay in this spacious house with three bedrooms, two and a half baths, and an open-plan living area with a kitchen and dining area. Upstairs, there is a game room where guests can have access to an air hockey table, a dartboard, a double reclining sofa, and a 75-inch (191-centimeter) TV.

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Hempstead, Texas, United States
31.25 km (19.5 mi) from A.D. Dyess Park
149 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Farm stay 6 Beds 8 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 8

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we loved the upstairs smart tv massage chair and balcony lookout
the wi-fi connection worked great and we had everything we needed for our stay
great pool and the llama and donkeys are a fun treat for kids
the pool is amazing plenty of floats to relax on and lounge chairs
with a nice twist of a hot tub and pool
pool is clean and perfect
the pool was clean and spacious
the house was clean and well equipped
the house is clean and has plenty of space
the house is sparkling clean and beautiful and is so high-end
she was so responsive and answered any questions i had
wendy was an amazing host will definitely stay here again
she is very friendly and not shy
our kids loved everything about our stay and wendy was a great host and super responsive
wendy was friendly and prompt with communication
nice private county location near houston
wonderful place to relax away from the big city without having to travel too far
we enjoyed the comfortable bed gorgeous master bath and isolated location
close to houston but able to give that peaceful and relaxing change of scenery we needed loved it
we've all enjoyed the beautiful pool the fish pond the llamas and the peace and quiet
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8. Historical ranch house with a natural pond (from USD 281)

An exceptional 1935 house built as a homestead for a family of calf ranchers, this well-preserved house is filled with stories, paintings, handicrafts, and stylish furniture. This lovely two-story ranch house has five bedrooms, three bathrooms, a utility room, a kitchen, and a dining room. Both floors of the house have covered side porches with tables and seating, perfect for relaxing while enjoying the view of the pasture. Outside, guests will find a 2-acre (0.8-hectare) natural pond and will get to meet farm animals as well as other wildlife near the area. Being a great place for animals to live, guests can bring dogs or even their horses if they wish to enjoy the equestrian trails at Brazos Bend State Park.

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Damon, Texas, United States
82.06 km (51.0 mi) from A.D. Dyess Park
Agritourism 8 Guests 5 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the house feels just like the greeting only with wifi
the house is a great place for large groups- 5 separate bedrooms 3 baths and extra beds too
four grandchildren and two adults had a most comfortable stay while visiting texas recently
the house was very clean and well maintained
it was clean and fresh and the grounds had fresh flowers planted
the owner is an intuitive woman with amazing attention to detail
catherine was a great host- the welcome cake was gone the first night now everyone wants the recipe
i can't say enough about what a sweet kind thoughtful and sincere person she was
cathy was very helpful and quickly responded to any questions or requests
cathy is a gracious owner and genuinely attentive
the location is wonderful
great proximity to the brazos bend state park and a beautiful property in its own right
an absolutely perfect place to stay for our family vacation
on our drive in we stopped at george ranch historical park which we all found fascinating
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9. Private ranch near entertainment centers (from USD 439)

Located in the beautiful city of Magnolia, this active ranch is in a quiet area where guests get to experience country living while also being near shops, restaurants, and several attractions. Enjoy the 10-acre (4-hectare) private ranch as you meet farm animals and other wildlife during your stay. The place currently houses two miniature donkeys, a regular donkey, a miniature horse, two miniature pigs, and six chickens. As for the house itself, up to ten guests can be accommodated with its five bedrooms, two bathrooms, one comfort room, a living space, a kitchen, and a dining area. It also has great lighting and tastefully decorated interiors, which make this spacious house ideal for a vacation.

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Magnolia, Texas, United States
10.47 km (6.6 mi) from A.D. Dyess Park
73 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Farm stay 7 Beds 10 Guests 5 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 10

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
this was the perfect spot with plenty of room and absolutely well kept cannot recommend it enough
beautiful house with plenty of room
amazing house very clean and spacious
the whole house was super clean and absolutely beautiful
there was so much space and the house was very clean
plenty of room very clean and great location
this airbnb was extremely clean cozy and a nice home away from home
thank you for being a great host the property and house were beautiful and spacious
the animals were really friendly if you make eye contact and put your hand out
the location was gorgeous too
beautiful place it was very relaxing and far enough out from the city to get peace and quiet
right when we walked in the space was just so inviting
definitely we will come back magical place
this place is huge stylish and comfortable you will love it here
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10. Cozy room at an accessible ranch (from USD 85)

How would you like to stay at an active cattle ranch? At Pazific Ranch, you can experience what Texas country living is all about. They offer bedroom accommodations with a private bathroom, a wet bar, and access to the community kitchen. Other amenities include WiFi, a TV, hot water, and air conditioning. Outside, guests can enjoy the beautiful views of the pasture, woodlands, and all the cattle and local wildlife in the area. With its close proximity to major cities like Houston and Katy, guests can also venture outside the ranch and enjoy their leisure time visiting shops, restaurants, and other establishments and attractions for a romantic weekend getaway.

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Wallis, Texas, United States
56.91 km (35.4 mi) from A.D. Dyess Park
27 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Private room in farm stay 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
they are always so welcoming & friendly
jessie was a great host and without doubt we highly recommend staying at pazific ranch
jessie is a wonderful host we have been staying with them repeatedly due to my husbands job
nature truly lovers will defintely find beauty and inspiration at this place
such a beautiful quiet place to get away & enjoy nature
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11. Luxury cabin at Rockin' Star Ranch (from USD 112)

Elk Antler is one of the eight cabins that Rockin’ Star Ranch is currently renting out. This cabin is located at the ranch’s rodeo arena near the horse stall. Guests will enjoy the solitude, luxury, and country vibes that the ranch provides. The place features fishing ponds, pastures, a swimming pool, and a game room where guests can play ping pong, darts, horseshoes, cornhole, and have access to a telescope. With two single beds, two guests can be accommodated by this lovely home. Visiting as a bigger group? The ranch offers seven other cabins designed to house more people. Also offered is a variety of on-site services such as a private chef, a massage therapist, and housekeeping.

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Brenham, Texas, United States
64.76 km (40.3 mi) from A.D. Dyess Park
PRIVATE VACATION HOME 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Top guest reviews
the owner does a fantastic job of taking care of everyone
darrell is an outstanding host who is continually improving the property and the experience of staying here
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12. Spacious farmhouse with an outdoor meditation area

This is a great farmhouse accommodation for people seeking a quiet place to stay during their trip. This rental features beautiful pastures, a swimming pool, an outdoor meditation area, barbecue facilities, and a yoga pavilion. The place can accommodate a maximum of seven people with its three spacious bedrooms, a kitchen, and three bathrooms. Guests can explore the area and visit the organic farm to see animals like turkeys, chickens, and more. The ranch can also conveniently provide its guest with quality meat, produce, vegetables, soaps, and cleansers that they might need.

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Waller, Texas, United States
30.96 km (19.3 mi) from A.D. Dyess Park
22 reviews   Wifi Available
Farm stay 7 Beds 7 Guests 5 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 7

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the ranch space was very pretty and the pool was fun to be at
the atmosphere was genuinely cozy and relaxing
loved having free-range of the kitchen and the kids loved the swimming pool
enjoyed the farm setting and perfect host
kind and gracious hosts willing to go the extra mile and share their farm with guests
faith is a great host
such a beautiful and peaceful family farm with great hosts
the stay was very stress-free and the farm staff were very helpful
great place to spend time with family or friends
can’t say enough great things about this place
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13. Rustic lodge with outdoor party area

An awesome lodge for the family, this airy accommodation features rough cedar walls, vaulted ceiling with elkhorn chandelier, an outdoor party area, and rustic pieces of furniture. Entering the lodge, guests will be pleasantly surprised by the smell of natural cedar, well-arranged rustic interiors, and cabin-like vibe that the place provides. A total of nine guests can stay at this house with two cozy bedrooms and five beds. Modern amenities include an 80-inch (203.2-centimeter) flat-screen TV, a foosball table, a variety of tabletop games, and a well-equipped kitchen with two large bars with sinks. Outside, guests can enjoy the barbecue facilities, a large fire pit, and an outdoor kitchen.

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Richmond, Texas, United States
66.4 km (41.3 mi) from A.D. Dyess Park
25 reviews  
Farm stay 5 Beds 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
all the beds are very comfortable and the place is super nice sandi was easy to work with too
texas down to the smallest detail clean and comfortable
the best part was our host sandi
sandy is an outstanding host and was always available if we needed anything and responded quickly
sandi was very nice and helpful
the home was wonderful with incredible hosts and an awesome gathering area for our group of 7
sandi is a great host the lodge is is rustic but in a modern luxurious kind of way
this was a great space close enough to the city but also in the country to reconnect
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14. Family-friendly ranch home on a 200-acre (80.94-hectare) land

Sitting on a 200-acre (80.94-hectare) land, this five-bedroom ranch home provides you privacy and tranquility. But at the same time, you’ll also find excitement here because there are just many fun things to do. In the yard, you can play sports, such as football and baseball. There’s a swimming pool for you to dip in during the warmer days. If you want to do a bit more exploring, you can go on a hiking trip and discover lakes, trees, and local wildlife.

Inside the ranch home, you can find a fully furnished kitchen, where you can whip out gourmet meals with ease, and a living room, where you can stream movies and play games. If you’re bringing a toddler or children with you, they might enjoy playing with the toys available.

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66.75 km (41.5 mi) from A.D. Dyess Park
54 reviews   Wifi Available
House 20 Guests 4 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 20
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy :

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
it has a lovely view so comfortable place
super clean beautiful inside and out and plenty to do for all
and i wouldn’t say the place was super clean
hosts were wonderful and helpful for any questions we had
he is very friendly and quick to respond when we had a disposal issue
omg this place was better than what the description photos are perfect get away for family to go to
super nice place for spending family time together everything about the place was more than we expected
fantastic place to spend couple of days with family
this place fit the bill perfectly
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Providing quiet accommodations near the cities

Houston and its neighboring cities are popular places for experiencing the Texas country lifestyle without being far from all the urban luxuries that the city provides. Ranch accommodations, in particular, are great options to get away from all the hustle and bustle of the city. If you are looking for the best bed and breakfast ranch accommodations in Texas, this list provides information about the unique ranches we feel might pique your interest. While you’re here, be sure to check out the best yacht charters and the traditional Texan-style barbecue to make the most of your stay!

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Frequently asked questions about ranches near Houston, Texas

1. Which are some of the luxury ranches in Houston?

There are several exquisite luxury ranches in the vicinity of Houston that offer a blend of sophisticated living and sprawling natural landscapes. These ranches cater to those who seek a premium lifestyle with ample space and top-notch amenities. A few notable options include: this upscale farmhouse with game room, and this luxury cabin at Rockin’ Star Ranch.

2. Which ranches near Houston have parking?

This dog-friendly farmhouse in Houston County, this cozy barn apartment with pool, this upscale farmhouse with game room, and this historical ranch house with a natural pond 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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