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Mo-Ranch has Everything You Need for the Perfect Summer Vacation

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Have you heard of Mo-Ranch? It might be one of the best-kept secrets in the state, but Mo-Ranch wants to share their stunning beauty with everyone! While Mo-Ranch is an institution of the Presbyterian Church, they welcome any and all to visit, stay, and play. This 500-acre site, located west of Hunt, Texas, is home to a variety of fun-filled activities and accommodations, making it the perfect conference center, summer camp, and vacation getaway spot. You’re sure to create memories that will last a lifetime during a Mo-Ranch vacation!

Inspiration Point, photo courtesy of Mo-Ranch

Photo: Courtesy of Mo-Ranch

From historical mansions to casual campsites, staying overnight at Mo-Ranch is accessible to all. Once owned by oilman Dan Moran in the 1930s and ’40s, the meeting spaces and guest facilities were all designed with comfort in mind. They have real historic and nostalgic value. Mo-Ranch hosts over 30,000 guests per year. Some visit for conferences, camps, corporate meetings, or retreats. Others come to spend time with family and friends or simply for some quiet, solitary relaxation.


Photo: Courtesy of Mo-Ranch

Indeed, the location offers something for everyone. Allison Bueche, the Vice-President of Marketing and Communications at Mo-Ranch, described it as “a sacred place where, for generations, individuals and families have gathered along the banks of the crystal clear Guadalupe River. Guests frequently describe Mo-Ranch as a ‘thin place’-a place where heaven and earth are closer-where they can unplug and enjoy God’s beautiful creation.”

Canoeing on Guadalupe River at Mo-Ranch

Photo: Courtesy of Mo-Ranch

Located in the Texas Hill Country at the North Fork of the Guadalupe River, Mo-Ranch is open year-round. However, there are some especially wonderful activities to take advantage of during the warmer months. Kayak down the Guadalupe River, ride a zip line, gaze up at the trees, take in a hike along five miles of trails, and enjoy the pool! Challenge yourself on the ropes course for some adventure, or do some quiet bird watching for a slower-paced activity. Spend all your time indoors or every minute possible in nature-you have the choice of both at Mo-Ranch.

Chapel, photo courtesy of Mo-Ranch

Photo: Courtesy of Mo-Ranch

For guests, there is an on-site dining hall that serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, as well as a gift shop. If you don’t plan to stay long, you can also get a day pass to experience the place by day and be back home by night. Mo-Ranch also offers some amazing spaces for worship. Church camps and retreats have made Mo-Ranch a tradition for praise and worship, and the space is inclusive to any group. “When you’re at Mo-Ranch,” Allison Bueche said, “the  ranch has a way of unfolding itself to you, and you discover yourself during your time here.” Few things sound more wonderful.