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Cíbolo Creek Ranch

HCR 67 Box 44

Marfa, TX 79843

Telephone (915) 229-3340

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Our Texas Vacation Resort's 30,000 Acres

Cibolo Creek Ranch covers more than 30,000 acres in the Chinati and Ciénega Mountains of the Big Bend in West Texas. The main headquarters at Fort Cibolo is located in an ancient volcanic caldera, a huge ancient crater, that is 20 miles long and 12 miles wide. It was the site of one of the 20 largest volcanic eruptions in known geologic history—a true super volcano—which occurred 32 million years ago. Post-eruption volcanic activity created the rugged and picturesque Chinati Mountains, which rise to a height of 7,730 feet (2,356 m). Elevations on the ranch range from about 3,500 feet to about 6,000 feet (1,060 to 1,830 m).

Ecologically, Cibolo Creek Ranch is situated in the Chihuahuan Desert, a high, dry environment with about 14 inches of rainfall annually. The plant communities range from large cottonwood, ash, and willow trees along the creeks, to thousands of acres of restored grasslands combined with Southwestern arid species. Three main creeks, Cibolo, Ciénega, and Morita, cross the ranch. They are fed by strong, stable springs of the same names. The availability of good, constant water led Milton Faver, the ranch’s founder, to build adobe forts at each of the three springs in the 1850s.

Combined with mild temperatures, a sheltered locale, and extremely low ambient humidity, the overall effect is a comfortable climate year-round. During spring and fall, we usually have shirtsleeve days and cool evenings. Our winters often require a light jacket during most days and the certain use of fireplaces at night. With low precipitation, winter days are characterized by vivid blue skies, interrupted occasionally by a light snowfall. During the summer, a very low humidity level combined with elevations up to 6,000 feet and the arrival of our short rainy season produces generally pleasant days and refreshing evenings.

Since our weather is so different from the rest of Texas, the Big Bend climate is sometimes a pleasant surprise to our fellow Texans. In the days before air conditioning, the mountains of the Big Bend were a popular summertime refuge from heat and humidity. Today, our moderate year-round temperatures allow us to schedule for our guests many outdoor activities ranging from horseback riding and hiking to lounging on our spacious verandas or by the pool.

With good water and good forage, wildlife abounds on the ranch. We have native populations of mule deer, white-tailed deer, elk, buffalo, aoudad, javelinas, quail, and turkeys. Over 500 species of birds have been sighted in our Big Bend region.

Luxurious Comfort...True Texas-Sized Hospitality

The finest luxury hotel and resort in the Big Bend of West Texas isn't really a hotel, at least not a traditional one. But this is Texas, after all. So imagine the ultimate in peace, comfort, and luxury, as enchanting as you can experience in the Lone Star State, and then you'll start to comprehend Cibolo Creek Ranch. Captains of industry have escaped from responsibility here. Numerous high profile clients have touched down on our airstrip for the privilege of privacy and serenity. World-famous songbirds have filled the night sky here with their familiar tunes. Some have even gotten married here. All you need to know is that every guest at Cibolo Creek Ranch is treated like a welcomed friend.

Located in the beautiful Chinati Mountains near Marfa, Texas, Cibolo offers the quintessential Texas experience. Explore 30,000 acres rich with wildlife and awe-inspiring surroundings. Wander back in time through our three historic 1850s adobe forts. Savor our locally-inspired gourmet meals. Jump in our Humvees for a spectacular mountain tour and see stunning views. Ride ATVs across the ranch, ride horseback down Cibolo Creek to the Native American rock art, or visit the ghost town ruins on the property. View an unbelievable display of stars in the sky. Enjoy a luxuriating massage in our spa. Or simply sit by the pool, relax, and do nothing. Our warm hospitality will make you will feel like an honored guest, and we guarantee a memorable, very enjoyable experience in the remote beauty of the Big Bend.

Off the ranch, we can arrange a rafting trip through the breathtaking canyons of Big Bend National Park or a visit to the fascinating art scene in Marfa, including the Chinati Foundation, the Judd Foundation, and a number of art galleries. If you want dinner off the ranch one evening, Marfa has excellent restaurants. You can visit the restored 1850s cavalry post at the Fort Davis National Historic Site or the world-famous University of Texas McDonald Observatory nearby on Mount Locke, one of the world's major astronomical observatories. The most beautiful drives in Texas are the loop road through the high forests of the Davis Mountains, the desert scenery along Pinto Canyon Road on the other side of Chinati Peak from us, and the canyons of the River Road along the Rio Grande toward Big Bend National Park. The Rio Grande and Mexico are about 15 miles away as the crow flies-you can see into Mexico from the ranch. Cibolo Creek Ranch's proximity to Mexico imbues the ranch with the overwhelming presence of Mexico's culture and customs. We offer the exotic feel of a remote and foreign land located safely within the border of the United States.

Nearby towns you might want to visit are Marfa, Alpine, Marathon, Valentine, Fort Davis, and Presidio.

Accommodations

The finest luxury hotel and resort in the Big Bend of West Texas isn't really a hotel, at least not a traditional one. But this is Texas, after all. So imagine the ultimate in peace, comfort, and luxury, as enchanting as you can experience in the Lone Star State, and then you'll start to comprehend Cibolo Creek Ranch. Captains of industry have escaped from responsibility here. Numerous high profile clients have touched down on our airstrip for the privilege of privacy and serenity. World-famous songbirds have filled the night sky here with their familiar tunes. Some have even gotten married here. All you need to know is that every guest at Cibolo Creek Ranch is treated like a welcomed friend.

Located in the beautiful Chinati Mountains near Marfa, Texas, Cibolo offers the quintessential Texas experience. Explore 30,000 acres rich with wildlife and awe-inspiring surroundings. Wander back in time through our three historic 1850s adobe forts. Savor our locally-inspired gourmet meals. Jump in our Humvees for a spectacular mountain tour and see stunning views. Ride ATVs across the ranch, ride horseback down Cibolo Creek to the Native American rock art, or visit the ghost town ruins on the property. View an unbelievable display of stars in the sky. Enjoy a luxuriating massage in our spa. Or simply sit by the pool, relax, and do nothing. Our warm hospitality will make you will feel like an honored guest, and we guarantee a memorable, very enjoyable experience in the remote beauty of the Big Bend.

Off the ranch, we can arrange a rafting trip through the breathtaking canyons of Big Bend National Park or a visit to the fascinating art scene in Marfa, including the Chinati Foundation, the Judd Foundation, and a number of art galleries. If you want dinner off the ranch one evening, Marfa has excellent restaurants. You can visit the restored 1850s cavalry post at the Fort Davis National Historic Site or the world-famous University of Texas McDonald Observatory nearby on Mount Locke, one of the world's major astronomical observatories. The most beautiful drives in Texas are the loop road through the high forests of the Davis Mountains, the desert scenery along Pinto Canyon Road on the other side of Chinati Peak from us, and the canyons of the River Road along the Rio Grande toward Big Bend National Park. The Rio Grande and Mexico are about 15 miles away as the crow flies-you can see into Mexico from the ranch. Cibolo Creek Ranch's proximity to Mexico imbues the ranch with the overwhelming presence of Mexico's culture and customs. We offer the exotic feel of a remote and foreign land located safely within the border of the United States.

Nearby towns you might want to visit are Marfa, Alpine, Marathon, Valentine, Fort Davis, and Presidio.

About This Employer

Cíbolo Creek Ranch

HCR 67 Box 44

Marfa, TX 79843

Telephone (915) 229-3340

21 Room Resort

cibolocreekranch.com