Unwrap the Magic in Texas
Slip away from the rush of the season to treat yourself at Rough Creek Lodge & Resorts.
That's What I Want for Christmas
When I awake this morning and look out the window, I’m thrilled to discover that I finally got exactly what I’ve always wanted for Christmas: a ranch.
It sprawls as far as
Rough and Ready
The most popular lodging package at Rough Creek Lodge & Resort includes a room, three-course dinner, and breakfast starting at $209 per person on weekdays, $279 on weekends, based on double occupancy. Four cabins with fireplaces, lofts, and screened p
A Herd of Things to Do
A cold front turns the weather chilly enough for a jacket this morning (yesterday it was in the 80s). I warm my hands at a massive, 40-foot-high limestone fireplace in the lodge and sit down to a meal of scrambled eggs; steaming coffee; and warm, fresh br
After lunch we ride mountain bikes and visit the kennels to see some of the prized English setters and German shorthaired pointers that guides take on hunts for quail, pheasants, and other upland birds. The resort offers more than 80 activities in all, fr
They call it Rough Creek, but “Luxury Creek” might be a better name. It’s a place where city slickers get treated like cattle barons. A greenhorn like me probably wouldn’t last till sundown on a real ranch, but Rough Creek makes it
Make a Day-Trip
Day-trippers often come for lunch on Saturday or brunch on Sunday. A three-course gourmet meal ordered from the menu costs about $75 per person.
When I sit down to dinner at a table beside a towering Christmas tree, I’m glad to discover I don’t have to be a good shot to eat well. Among the highlights of a stay at Rough Creek are the game dishes prepared by longtime chef Gerard Thompson