Top 10 Ranches Near Houston, Texas - Updated 2022

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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. If you are visiting Houston and are looking for accommodation, ranches 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. Scroll down for a list of the top ranches near Houston, Texas, for a more pleasurable trip.

1. Cozy barn apartment with pool (from USD 80)

Situated in a small town 20 minutes from downtown Houston, this barn apartment 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 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.

The Loft at Green Gables
Santa Fe, Texas, United States
221 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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2. Upscale farmhouse with game room (from USD 651)

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.

Llamas & Pool Farmhouse in Hempstead, Texas
Hempstead, Texas, United States
103 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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3. Historical ranch house with a natural pond (from USD 228)

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.

Social Distance on a Texas Ranch, Pet Friendly
34 reviews  Wifi Available
farmhouse 8 Guests 5 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 8
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.

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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4. Private ranch near entertainment centers (from USD 440)

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.

Secluded, large, unique, modern farmhouse! 🐴 🐐 πŸ– πŸ“
Magnolia, Texas, United States
53 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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5. Cozy room at an accessible ranch (from USD 80)

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.

Pazific Ranch Amazonas
Wallis, Texas, United States
20 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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6. Luxury cabin at Rockin' Star Ranch (from USD 134)

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.

Elk Antler @ Rockin Star Ranch
11 reviews  Wifi Available
Barn 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2
Minimum Nights: 1
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.

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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7. Spacious farmhouse with an outdoor meditation area (from USD 186)

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.

Spacious Home on Organic Farm and Retreat Center
Waller, Texas, United States
22 reviews
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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8. 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.

Lucas Lodge
Richmond, Texas, United States
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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9. Beautiful ranch with breathtaking views

This large farmhouse is great for families looking to explore Houston and other neighboring cities. It has a large covered porch with four ceiling fans, swimming pools, two pongs, a two-person hammock, and views of the abundant wildlife such as deer, hawks, ducks, squirrels, rabbits, fox, armadillo, and bobcats. With four bedrooms, four bathrooms, a living room, and a kitchen with a dining area, up to seven people can easily be accommodated. Other interesting amenities include a cable TV with a stereo and CD player, a telephone, and a bumper pool table.

Farmhouse with Pool, Huge Oak Trees, Lakes, Creek Near Houston
70 reviews
farmhouse 7 Guests 4 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
beautiful scenery pool lake for fishing clean house
such a lovely tranquil place so close to houston
what a jewel of a place
great place for quality time would definitely like to return
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10. Lovely vacation rental with a spacious interior

This ranch has a farmhouse with 4,500 square feet (418 square meters) of space, great for guests visiting in larger groups. It is located near major cities and features a 110-acre (44.5-hectare) property with three lakes stocked with fish, pastures, and a massive 10,000-square-feet (929-square-meter) barn. A maximum of fourteen people can be accommodated with its six luxury bedrooms, three and a half baths, a living room, a kitchen, and a game room. Other wonderful amenities include two fireplaces, a variety of tabletop games, a foosball table, and a cable TV with a DVD player.

110 Acre Ranch - Fishing, Hiking, Country Drive
2 reviews
farmhouse 14 Guests 6 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms

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 ranch accommodations, this list provides information about the unique ranches we feel might pique your interest.

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