/travel Golden majesty: outstanding outback adventures at the JL Bar Ranch Resort and Spa Experience the balmy heat and blowing grasses of Texas Hill Country at the JL Bar Ranch Resort and Spa, the only luxury ranch in Texas.
by Ellie Loxton

Nestled in the heart of the Western Hill Country, the JL Bar Ranch Resort and Spa is a true oasis in the outback. Century-old trees and warm, syrupy sunsets showcase the resort’s breath-taking 13,000 acres. Relax and rejuvenate in luxurious accommodation while immersing yourself in an authentic Texan experience.

Golden majesty: outstanding outback adventures at the JL Bar Ranch Resort and Spa
JL Bar Ranch Resort's Private Airport
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The resort has all that you need for a care-free break – onsite store, private airport, 30,000 square feet of meeting and event space – and offers an exciting array of traditional Texan activities to experience every aspect working ranch life.

Golden majesty: outstanding outback adventures at the JL Bar Ranch Resort and Spa
Golden majesty: outstanding outback adventures at the JL Bar Ranch Resort and Spa
Golden majesty: outstanding outback adventures at the JL Bar Ranch Resort and Spa
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Accommodation is spacious and simple stunning. 16 luxury cabins and 16 guest rooms are available, providing the perfect holiday haven for couples, families and groups alike. Décor combines outback elegance with modern luxury; interiors buzz with Texan charm as woven textiles, dark wood furniture and distressed leather accents bring a country charisma to each room.

Larger groups need look no further than the newly opened Archer’s Nest Villa. Featuring six bedrooms, a home cinema and on-hand butler service, Archer’s Nest Villa is the ideal destination for an unforgettable group getaway.

Golden majesty: outstanding outback adventures at the JL Bar Ranch Resort and Spa
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A trip to the JL Bar Ranch is so much more than a holiday; with a wide range of activities on offer, you can experience every aspect of this unique destination. Enjoy seasonal fare in a cookery workshop or see the golden landscape through the eyes of a true Texan: from the saddle of a horse. Or, uncover the secrets and stunning scenery of the surrounding landscape in one of the ranch’s guided excursions. The Sonora Caverns are a sight not to be missed; perplexing and nearing the non-worldly, they are recognised some of the most beautiful show caves on the planet.

Golden majesty: outstanding outback adventures at the JL Bar Ranch Resort and Spa
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The resort’s on-site spa, meanwhile, is the answer for those seeking something a little more laid back. An extensive spa menu encompasses indulgent new treatments like salt scrubs and a hot stone massage. The hydra-facial machine is simply unmissable; rejuvenating and restorative, this state-of-the-art treatment promises to soothe your spirit and reawaken your skin.

Golden majesty: outstanding outback adventures at the JL Bar Ranch Resort and Spa
Golden majesty: outstanding outback adventures at the JL Bar Ranch Resort and Spa
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Dining at the JL Bar Ranch is forever exciting. The restaurant features a vibrant and ever-evolving menu that changes with the seasons. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, The Restaurant at JL is the perfect place to sample classic American dishes like maple pancakes and smoked meat sandwiches, while The JL Bar Wine Cellar houses an expertly curated collection of fine wines sure to complement any dish.

Lonesome Creek Lodge, moreover, is a stunning location perfect for private functions: its soaring ceilings and authentic décor will transform any event into a truly unforgettable experience.

The JL Bar Ranch Resort is sure to delight all guests – stunning sunset dinners for couples, activities and excursions for the more adventurous – and all within the beautiful surrounding of an exclusive five-star setting.

Address: JL Bar Ranch Resort, Ranch Road 3307, Sonora, TX 76950, USA

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Ellie Loxton
Since graduating from the University of Cambridge, Ellie Loxton has developed a career as a lifestyle writer with a portfolio of high-quality material relevant to modern readers. Unapologetically passionate about all things luxury, Ellie particularly enjoys writing about five-star hotels, wellness and interiors. Blog writing is another passionate, and Ellie posts regular book reviews and feature articles on her personal blog. Energy, enthusiasm and engagement are the driving forces behind great writing, and Ellie’s elegant and adaptable writing style sees stories unfold with a wonderful, fresh new vibrancy.
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