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Escape to Texas Hill Country for a Holiday

by Angelique Platas

Dec 21, 2020

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If the stress of the year is weighing on you, you’re not alone, but you can be (if that’s your thing) with the privacy and remote luxury of JL Bar Ranch, Resort & Spa in Texas Hill Country. With accommodations for only 32 and 13,000 acres of wide-open space, this might be the 2020 retreat of your dreams — oh, and it has its own FBO airport for private travel.

 

Picture yourself tucked away amid ancient oak trees and a rolling Texas landscape, with a luxe ranch to call home. The resort and spa includes 16 cabins sleeping two in each and, if traveling around the holidays, festive décor throughout. Cozy up by the fireplace or reconnect with long-lost friends in the game room or over a wine tasting. Gather under the stars by the warmth of fire pits, but don’t forget to pack for the on-site pool, hot tub and spa. The ranch also offers themed dinner nights like Saturday BBQs and nightly karaoke back at the main lodge.

 

If getting out in nature is more your speed, expect hiking trails and equestrian experiences like horseback riding tours and equine psychology. Pick up the pace even faster and go for a thrill ride on an ATV/UTV adventure. Guests can also channel their inner Katniss with 3-D archery or unwind with some yoga, among the many other activities offered at the ranch.

 

For those seeking the ultimate escape from reality, opt for a stay at the new Archer’s Nest Villa. This private ranch includes six bedrooms, six bathrooms, a full gourmet kitchen, home theater, outdoor kitchen, swimming pool with slide and much more, including a private butler and chef upon request. You can hide away with your pod and enjoy a real home-away-from-home experience, but with the added luxury of a resort.

 

If a cozy, luxurious retreat was on your wish list this year, JL Bar Ranch, Resort & Spa hits all the marks, including adhering to health and safety protocols.

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