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Mo-Ranch Makes for the Perfect Texas Hill Country Staycation

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Amid a season of health concerns and travel restrictions, one positive that families can look toward is planning where they’ll want to travel when the time comes. “Self-isolation” and even the word “quarantine” have become regular parts of our daily vocabulary as of late. Not to worry, it will only last a short period in the grand scheme of things, and this great state of ours has lots to see and do, including Mo-Ranch, for the perfect staycation in the Texas Hill Country!

Those of you who have yet to discover Mo-Ranch don’t know what you’ve been missing! Situated on 500 acres in beautiful Hunt, Texas, this family-friendly getaway is owned and operated by the Presbyterian Church, but welcomes everyone to visit and enjoy the charming Texas Hill Country setting. Featuring a number of amazing amenities and activities, Mo-Ranch has hosted conferences, summer camps, and family vacations beyond compare. Come create lasting memories you’ll cherish for a lifetime!

Mo-Ranch Makes for the Perfect Texas Hill Country Staycation

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An overnight stay at Mo-Ranch can happen in lodgings of all shapes and sizes. Featuring historical lodge accommodations to apartment-style settings, cottages, and casual campsite stays, accessibility isn’t a problem, and comfort is never overlooked. The property’s original layout was designed in the 1930s and ’40s, when it was owned by a Texas oilman who chose nothing but the best for his future visitors. The guest accommodations and meeting spaces have not only historic but also nostalgic value, and the facility hosts more than 30K guests annually. Although many visit the property for workshops, retreats, conferences, and camps, still more come to Mo-Ranch to spend quality time with their family and friends in an atmosphere that supports fun, both indoors and out.

Mo-Ranch Makes for the Perfect Texas Hill Country Staycation

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In contrast to the hustle and bustle we all experience during a summer that often seems all-too-short, a stay at Mo-Ranch is indeed just what the doctor ordered. Its location truly does offer something for everyone, in what its own staff has defined as “a sacred place where, for generations, individuals and families have gathered along the banks of the crystal clear Guadalupe River.” Guests have been known to describe it as “a place where heaven and earth are closer, where they can unplug and enjoy God’s beautiful creation.”

Mo-Ranch Makes for the Perfect Texas Hill Country Staycation

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Open year-round, Mo-Ranch is located at the north fork of the Guadalupe River. Water activities are at the forefront of fun during the warmer months. Paddling down the Guadalupe in a kayak or canoe simply can’t be beat in the Texas heat! In addition, outdoor amenities such as a zip line, a climbing wall, a ropes course, five miles of hiking trails to enjoy, and a swimming pool to cool off in when it’s all said-and-done, help make for the perfect staycation here in our state. Those looking for some rest and relaxation after a particularly challenging personal time can recharge in the Texas Hill Country doing some quiet reflection, or wildlife and bird watching.

Mo-Ranch Makes for the Perfect Texas Hill Country Staycation

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No escape from reality would be complete without some phenomenal food to support our appetite for living! Guests of Mo-Ranch can enjoy the on-site Kind Dining Hall, serving a great assortment of fresh and delicious buffet-style meals, three times a day. Prepared each day by the Mo-Ranch culinary staff, each dish features only the freshest of ingredients. Breakfast has been known to feature scrambled eggs, sausage, french toast, and biscuits and gravy, among other tasty options. Lunch and dinner have included some Texas classic entrées with a fresh salad bar, fresh vegetables and sides, and desserts which are made from scratch! In the summertime, a weekly outdoor barbecue is hosted onsite, under a Pecan Grove on the banks of the Guadalupe River! If that doesn’t sound dreamy, we don’t know what does.

Mo-Ranch Makes for the Perfect Texas Hill Country Staycation

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A Texas Hill Country staycation at Mo-Ranch doesn’t have to be long, but it also doesn’t have to be short on enjoyment. A day pass experience is also available for those who wish to stay in their own beds at night. Open to the public for general day use, the property doesn’t require advanced reservations for this option, and visits to enjoy full access to the property can happen any time between 8 a.m. and sunset. This includes their famous waterfront access for fishing and canoeing, the Mo slide (which you need to experience at least once) hiking access, and sports. Activities that will require additional purchases are the ropes course, archery, climbing wall, zip line, kayaks, and paddleboards.

Mo-Ranch Makes for the Perfect Texas Hill Country Staycation

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Mo-Ranch also supports worship on-site, for those who are interested and need to find grounding through the tradition of such. Many church camps and retreats have made the property an annual place of inclusive praise and worship, not to mention self-discovery. As such, the space is designed to welcome everyone in a setting of comfort and ease, to best facilitate that experience. For a staycation experience that supports fun and enjoyment, rest and relaxation, and a wonderful time in the Hill Country, Mo-Ranch left no stone unturned in their efforts to accommodate you and your family. Few things have sounded more amazing in this day and age. Visit Mo-Ranch’s website and follow them on Facebook and Instagram.