Paragola at Cibolo Creek.

Adventure and relaxation meet at Cibolo Creek. Photo by J. Griffis Smith

Halfway between Marfa and Presidio, within the spectacular Chihuahuan Desert and the Chinati and Cuesta del Burro mountains’ Cinemascope landscape, the 30,000-acre Cibolo Creek Ranch awaits. This elite enclave’s mile-high environment and amenities provide a memorably relaxing escape, with impeccable, understated service. The historic ranch offers adventure (hiking, fishing, ATVs, and horseback riding); serenity (at the beautiful pool or inviting courtyard, within the solitude of the library, or throughout the vast ranch property); fine dining (cutting-edge cuisine from talented chefs); and accommodations with a stylish, classic Nuevo Southwestern vibe. The attentive staff can arrange daytrips to nearby McDonald Observatory, the Chinati Foundation, historic Fort Leaton, and even excursions into Mexico. While you’re here, you’ll feel like a movie star or rock star, Zane Grey or Dale Evans, bon vivant or supermodel, chic Western legend in a pearl-snap shirt, or simply one lucky Texan. Call 866/496-9460;

The June 2024 cover of Texas Highways: Treasures from the Coast

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