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- Unit: Villa / Home
- Sleeps: 10
- Bedrooms: 3
- Bathrooms: 2
- Listing #: 41590
- Children Allowed
- Pet Friendly
- No Smoking
- No Wheelchair
- Floors: 1
- Boating: On site
- Bicycling: Short drive
- Fishing: On site
The view of the Brazos from the pavilion
Ranch house and back yard
The ranch house living and kitchen area
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.