Heritage Farms and Ranches of the Llanos Mesteños

 

Name: Baffin 0n the Rocks
City: Riviera, Kleberg County, Texas
Contact: Curtis Dawson (Owner)
Phone: (361) 592-3474
Email:
Website:
www.baffinontherocks.com

Offers: Private Cabins, Fishing Pier, Birding, Wildlife Viewing, Pool, Reunions, Parties


Name: B Bar B Ranch
City: Riviera, Kleberg County, Texas
Contact: Luther Young
Phone: (361) 296-3331
Email:
bbarb@rivnet.com
Website: www.b-bar-b.com

Offers: Bed & Breakfast, Dining, Tours, Birding


Name: The Cozad Ranch
City: Linn, Hidalgo County, Texas
Contact: Johnny Cozad
Phone: (956) 481-3320
Email:
jecoz@granderiver.net
Website: www.cozadranch.com

Offers: Wildlife Photo Encounters


Name: El Canelo Ranch
City: Raymondville, Willacy County, Texas
Contact: Monica Burdette
Phone: (956) 689-5042
Email:
elcanel@granderiver.net
Website:
www.elcaneloranch.com

Offers: Bed & Breakfast, Dining, Tours, Birding


Name: El Rancho Colorado
City: Guerra, Jim Hogg County, Texas
Contact: Dora and Alfredo Villareal
Address: P.O. Box 1 (FM 649 South)
.............Guerra, Texas 78360
Phone: (956) 486-2356
Email: dora_villareal9@hotmail.com

Offers: Ranching Heritage Programs, Chuckwagon Meals, Historical and Nature Tours


Name: El Randado Ranch
City: Randado, Jim Hogg County, Texas
Contact: Bernardo and Alma DeLaGarza
Phone: (956) 318-0228
Email:
abdelagarza@aol.com
Website: N/A

Offers: Historical Tours


Name: Hoffman H30 Ranch, Ltd
City: Alice and San Diego, Jim Wells and Duval Counties, Texas
Contact: Charlie Hoffman
Phone: (361) 319-2234
Email:
habitat@grandecom.net
Website: www.home.grandecom.net

Offers: Ranch and Nature Tours, Birding, Annual Hawk Migration, Native Plant Study.


Name: Kenedy Ranch Museum of South Texas
City: Sarita, Kenedy County, Texas
Contact: Homero S. Vera, Museum Coordinator
Phone: (361) 294-5751
Email:
hsv@kenedy.org
Website:
www.kenedymuseum.org

Offers: Museum


Name: King Ranch Visitor Center
City: Kingsville, Kleberg County, Texas
Phone: (361) 592-8055
Email:
visit@king-ranch.com
Website:
www.king-ranch.com

Offers: Historical, Agricultural and Nature Tours, Shopping, Museum


Name: Knolle Farm & Ranch
City: Sandia, Jim Wells County, Texas
Contact: Beth Knolle
Phone: (361) 547-2546
Email:
knollefarm@the-i.net
Website: www.knolle.com

Offers: Bed, Barn & Breakfast, Dining, Tours, Weddings, Horses, Canoeing, Birding, Historic McGlain House


Name: La Copita Ranch
City: Alice, Jim Wells County, Texas
Contact: David McKown
Phone: (361) 664-1093 or (361) 256-9203
Email:
lacopita@2fords.net
Website: www.lacopita.com

Offers: Ranch Tours, Lodging, Guide Training, Birding, Trails, Stargazing, Photo Blinds


Name: La Mariposa Ranch
City: Realitos, Duval County, Texas
Contact: Jim and Ermine Hailey
Phone: (361) 527-3833
Email:
irasciblej@granderiver.net
Website: N/A

Offers: Birding, Tours


Name: La Mota Ranch
City: Hebbronville, Jim Hogg County, Texas
Contact: C. W. “Bill” Hellen
Phone: (361) 527-3887
Email:
billhellen@hotmail.com
Website: www.lamotaranch.com

Offers: Nature Retreats, Group Day Tours, Birding, Ranch Gatherings & Parties


Name: Rancho Lomitas
City: Rio Grande City, Starr County, Texas
Contact: Benito and Toni Trevino
Phone: (956) 486-2576
Email:
lomitas@granderiver.net
Website: www.rancholomitas.com

Offers: Native Plant Tours and Nursery, Birds, Butterflies, RV Park


Name: Lobo Creek Ranch
City: Aguilares, Webb County, Texas
Contact: Willie Cavazos
Phone: (956) 724-8123
Email:
gcavazos@bizlaredo.rr.com
Website: N/A

Offers: Birding, Nature Trails


Name: Margo Ranch
City: Rio Grande City, Starr County, Texas
Contact: Roberto S. Margo, DVM.
Phone: (956) 487-3623
Email:
rsmargo@earthlink.net
Website: www.margoranch.com

Offers: Lodge, Bed & Breakfast, Native Plant, Nature and Historical Tours


Name: Martin Refuge
City: Edinburg, Hidalgo County, Texas
Contact: John & Audrey Martin
Phone: (956) 381-1264
Email:
martinrefuge@aol.com
Website: N/A

Offers: Wildlife Photography


Name: Mesquite Brushland Preserve
City: San Diego, Duval County, Texas
Texas Nature Conservacy
phone: (361) 882-3584
Website:
www.nature.org/texas
Offers: Diverse Native Habitat, Call for Information


Name: Minten Farm
City: La Gloria, Jim Wells County, Texas
Contact: Minten Sisters
Phone: (361) 325-2068 or (800) 276-4339
Email:
minten@granderiver.net
Website: N/A

Offers: Tours of “The Christmas House”, Shopping in “Santa’s Texas Workshop” Christmas Store


Name: Rancho Margo La Coma
City: La Gloria, Starr County, Texas
Contact: Ray and Minerva Margo
Phone: (956) 481-3827 or cell phone (956) 793-4239
Email:
ranchomargo@granderiver.net
Website: N/A

Offers: Ranch Flora/Fauna Tours, Birding, Meals and Limited lodging


Name: Rancho San Buenaventura
City: Concepcion, Duval County, Texas
Contact: Homero and Letty Vera
Phone: (361) 348-3858
Email:
hsvera@granderiver.net
Website: www.el-mesteno.com

Offers: Heritage Tour Guiding, Bookstore, Heritage Publications, Birding, Picnics


Name: Santa Maria Ranch
City: San Ygnacio, Zapata County, Texas
Contact: Maria Eugenia Guerra
Phone: (956) 791-9950
Email:
laredos@swbell.net
Website: www.laredosnews.com

Offers: Tours, Birding, Santa Maria Journal


The Llanos Mesteños South Texas Heritage Trail is being sponsered by the Rio Bravo Resource Conservation and Development Council (RC&D) a non-profit support arm of the U.S.D.A. Natural Resource Conservation Service. Servicing 12 South Texas counties, the RC&D goals include helping guide the diversification of the region's traditional rural-based economies. Developing South Texas tourism potential is prioritized to increase appreciation among locals and outsiders for the region's abundant historical and natural assets.

Rio Bravo Resource Conservation & Development Council
P.O. Box 1006 • Zapata, TX 78076 • (956) 765-6911

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