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Property Details

  • Unit: Villa / Home
  • Sleeps: 10
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Listing #: 41590

Rental Details

  • Children Allowed
  • Pet Friendly
  • No Smoking
  • No Wheelchair
  • 1
  • Floors: 1
  • Boating: On site
  • Bicycling: Short drive
  • Fishing: On site

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The view of the Brazos from the pavilion

The view of the Brazos from the pavilion

Ranch house and back yard

Ranch house and back yard



The Kitchen

The Kitchen

The ranch house living and kitchen area

The ranch house living and kitchen area

The pasture

The pasture

Brazos River Ranch, North Texas Hill Country

Just 90 minutes and a world away from Dallas, Buenas Noches Ranch is your little piece of heaven high above the beautiful and historic Brazos River. The Palo Pinto Mountains of the North Texas Hill Country serve as your backdrop for beautiful sunsets, viewed from the cliffside covered pavilion.

A handcrafted stone stairway takes you through the huge red boulders to the river, where two canoes await you for adventures on the "Arms of God." John Graves wrote about it in "Goodbye To A River," and you can live it. Enjoy magazine-cover views wherever you look, a casually-furnished and very comfortable main house that sleeps 10, plus a restored settler's cabin with oil lamps and potbelly stove that sleeps two of the more adventurous in your group and provides a sweeping Big Country view from the front porch.

An outdoor fire pit above the Brazos will be the perfect site for long and fun evenings and if you ever do wanna go inside--there's the pool table in the large family room. Buenas Noches is named for the legendary cattleman and Texas Ranger, Charlie Goodnight, who got his start near here and inspired the story of "Lonesome Dove." Most of all, the name comes from the fact that any night spent here is truly a good night.

The historic old town of Mineral Wells lies just 10 minutes away, while Possum Kingdom Lake lies just 30 minutes to the west. Scattered around Palo Pinto County are the small towns of Strawn, Gordon and Lone Camp, with some of the best road biking hills anywhere. Cherry Pie Hill and "The Three Amigos" will test your climbing skills, while trail bikers will enjoy the Lake Mineral Wells State Trailway, which goes all the way to Weatherford. Horseback rides, at an additional charge can also be arranged, as well as a four-or-five hour canoe trip around the Dog Bend of the Brazos, ending back at Buenas Noches. .

Home-style and Tex-Mex restaurants are plentiful and close, but my guess is you'll choose to stay put and take advantage of the large grill in the pavilion. In fact, about the only thing you won't find here is a TV.

I can assure you, it will not be missed.

On-Site Amenities

Pool Table, Two Canoes, paddles, life jackets, large barbecue grill, plus a small Weber, large old-style iron fireplace in the family room, horseshoes in the backyard, fire pit, covered pavilion with great views of the river and sunset, rebuilt rustic cabin in the pasture, sleeps two in addition to the 10 the main house can sleep (no facilities or electricity out there though). This is the perfect venue for family get aways or Y-Guide, Y-Princess type getaways where you get to make your own rules and sleep a little more comfortable than you would at your standard-issue camp. I should tell you that there is no TV and no internet here. We've never found a use for them here. I don't think you'll miss them either.

  • Fireplace
  • Patio/Deck
  • Air Conditioning
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • CD/Radio
  • Barbeque
  • Linens
  • Parking
  • Microwave
  • Store Nearby
  • Coffee Maker
  • Heating
  • Toaster
  • Ceiling Fan

Activities and Attractions

Great place for those attending the Crazy Water Festival in Mineral Wells, anyone who enjoys road biking the great hills the area has to offer, this is the perfect headquarters for some great group rides and the best hill riding to be found anywhere near Dallas-Fort Worth. The Three Amigos are just north on Highway 337 and the infamous Cherry Pie Hill is just to the south. Mountain biking on the Lake Mineral Wells Scenic Trailway that runs all the way to Weatherford, is just 15 minutes away. The John Graves Scenic Waterway is your backyard here.

  • Boating
  • Bicycling
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking


Start Date End Date Nightly Weekend Weekly Monthly
Jan 30, 2012 Jan 29, 2013 $600.00 ------ $0.00 $0.00

Rates are in $US and subject to change without notice.

Rental Policies

As Buenas Noches is in a still wild part of Texas, all those who stay must sign a release before staying. There are steep cliffs, cactus and, depending on the time of year, venomous snakes, scorpions and other unpleasantries. No pets.

One night's rental ($600.00) refunded after stay.

Cancellations more than two weeks in advance of stay will be refunded. Deposit will not be refunded.