The Cabin Space Is Adorable
Perfect spot, perfect hosts, perfect stay. Our month-long experience at Home Away From Home Ranch was nothing short of magical and far surpassed our high expectations. THE CABIN: The cabin space is adorable. It is decorated with a rustic/out west vibe and has everything you need! The full kitchen is well equipped, Bathroom is clean and more spacious than anticipated, main bedroom has excellent wardrobe storage, and full mattress in loft space would be perfect for children. There is also good internet, a nice desk and large table for WFH or Zoom school. THE RANCH: HAFHR is heaven on earth! Friendly goats, donkeys, pups, turkeys, chickens, a pig named Bubba and more will roam right up to your cabin and interact with you. The cabins are spaced out enough for ample privacy and there is parking space galore. The paddocks are picturesque. With so many activity options, this place could never get boring. Do not skip the Exotic Bird Adventure — getting to interact personally with rare and endangered birds in their certified wildlife preserve is amazing, and the surprise at the end is fun for anyone of any age. The activity prices are fair for what you are getting and the activities are filled with thoughtful, personal touches. I wish I could live here 24/7, no kidding. This place is amazing. THE HOSTS: Micky and Vicky might just be the best hosts in the world. Trained at the world-famous Le Cordon Bleu in France, Vicky is nothing short of a master chef! She will completely personalize a meal for you, from everything from drinks to dessert. I am vegan and my boyfriend is not — she expertly navigated culinary creations that delighted us both. She takes all of your favorite things and truly creates a labor of love — the meals Vicky prepared us were some of the best of our lives. Come hungry — you will NOT want to miss her cooking!!!! (If you like Mexican food, absolutely do not pass on the chance for a home cooked authentic Mexican dinner, which was — no exaggeration — the best Mexican food of both of our lives, hands down. I am still dreaming about it.) Vicky is bubbly, thoughtful, and fantastic at what she does. As for Micky — as a full on cowboy, sharp shooter, horseback riding survivalist expert with an affinity for rare and endangered birds (one of whom can be pretty much constantly found on his shoulder, even while he is on a galloping horse...), Micky is pretty much the Most Interesting Man in the World. He is an exceptional teacher for horseback riding, shooting, animal interaction, survival classes and more. He is so full of energy and positivity! Vicky and Micky are two of the most charming and caring people on the planet. They took care of us through the winter weather crisis in Texas and always went beyond the extra mile. I cannot possibly say enough good things about these two. This is the spot you have been looking for! And if this cabin is too big or too small, check out the Home Away From Home Ranch website for more cabin options. Also check out the website for the list of activities (all are private. we did goat yoga, horseback riding lessons, sunset champagne trail ride, night hike, exotic bird adventure, friendly farm animal adventure, shooting lessons, and two custom dinner creations. I would recommend every one of them and there are even more options listed online.) We will DEFINITELY be coming back.