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Bryan Ranch Retreats

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19 reviews
· Terrell, Texas
125 acres
5 sites
2 RV/Tent
3 Tent
Our property Is not far from civilization yet secluded at the end of a quiet country road with no thru traffic. Comprised of 125 beautiful acres of unspoiled woods, meadows and pastures, our property will give you a breathe of fresh air from the daily hustle and bustle. Enjoy a peaceful evening by the fire after a glorious sunset while listening to the sounds of nature. A splendid get-away for either a couple or a family.
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Terrell, Texas, United StatesTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
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Hosted by Julia B.Joined in October 2018
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22 ratings · 19 reviews
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Emily S.recommends
September 10, 2022
Site 1 - Bryan Camping Horse Retreat
Peaceful
Quiet, rural site where you can see the stars at night.
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Tann C.recommends
August 11, 2022
Site 2 - East Texas Rustic Tent Sites
Very grateful to this space. The hosts were welcoming and responsive to my messages. Thank you so much!
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John S.recommends
May 3, 2022
Site 1 - Bryan Camping Horse Retreat
I never had a campground work so hard to make sure we had everything we needed. There were friendly and the place was nice and off the beaten path. We're already planning to be back in the fall
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Steve C.recommends
April 19, 2022
Site 3 - East Texas Rustic Tent Sites
Absolutely recommend. Property was great with plenty of spots to choose from, John and Julia went above and beyond to make sure we had everything we needed. We had an awesome time!
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Jennifer M.
December 5, 2021
Site 1 - Bryan Camping Horse Retreat
Urban camping
The neighbors have a lot of (unfriendly, I was told) German shepherds that like to bark. Also there are neighbors all around- and no hiking trails. The hosts are great, nice concrete slab but overall like camping in your country families side yard. If you bring a toilet you’ll need somewhere private to set it up because there isn’t privacy around you.
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Ken T.recommends
November 25, 2021
Site 2 - Bryan Camping Horse Retreat
Great spot, and awesome hosts!!
This is a nice spot to stay. Only about 10 minutes off I-20, but a nice country spot. It is located on a private farm, and Julie and her husband (hosts) are wonderful and most helpful. We arrived after dark and they came over to help us get set up. They showed us where to plug in, made sure power was turned on, and even offered to fill our water tank. We had a flat on our RV trailer earlier in the day and put our spare on. I asked if there was a tire shop nearby I could visit in the morning. Julie's husband (sorry I didn't get his name) offered to fix the tire for me. He removed the nail, plugged the hole, and filled the tire with air. He even provided and extra lug nut so we could better secure the spare. All for no cost! Julie greeted us with a dozen yard eggs from their chickens. All in all, our visit could not have been any better. If we pass this way on our return trip we will definitely be staying here!!
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Alexandra E.recommends
October 24, 2021
Site 2 - East Texas Rustic Tent Sites
Had a lovely time.
My husband and I had such a wonderful time. The site is just far enough from the city to get decent views of the stars where it's nice and quite. I would not recommend for novice campers, this is roughing it. Though the site does offer pottable water, firewood, and a fire pit. RV would be the best way to go, they have nice big lots so you can spread out. We tent camped and I did NOT bring enough padding. The owners are so kind and hospitable! I went horseback riding on one of their horses, who are so well cared for, and it was so great! Would definitely return here for the easy trip out of the city and the hospitality.
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Laura U.recommends
June 25, 2021
Site 1 - Bryan Camping Horse Retreat
Warm and welcoming
Julia and John were gracious hosts. We felt welcome and safe: They brought us fresh vegetables and flowers from their Cooperative. It was a wonderful time. We also had the good fortune to enjoy a full moon while we’re there. They accommodated our super big rig…45’ toy hauler.
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Ryan C.recommends
May 31, 2021
Site 1 - Bryan Camping Horse Retreat
12/10 We just needed to get out of the city get some R&R and it was such a great experience, they were both so nice and accommodating! If you need some time out of the city to see some beautiful stars, go here!!!!
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Brendon S.recommends
April 4, 2021
Site 1 - Bryan Camping Horse Retreat
This was a great lot to park our camping trailer for the weekend. The kids enjoyed seeing the different farm animals and we appreciated having our own space to spread out and run around. John was extremely friendly and we appreciate him taking the time to show us around his farm and meet the animals.
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Scott P.recommends
November 22, 2020
Site 2 - Bryan Camping Horse Retreat
Private stay in the woods!
Private heavily worded campsite. John was extremely helpful and communicative. A little unusual entry, but don’t let that stop you. The site was perfect for me and my 4 year old son. Lots of firewood of all sizes. Close enough to Dallas but still feels very remote. Would definitely consider returning.
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Brent H.recommends
November 8, 2020
Site 2 - Bryan Camping Horse Retreat
Very private location with a large concrete pad, plenty of firewood. Had a great time
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Emily T.recommends
October 20, 2020
Site 2 - Bryan Camping Horse Retreat
A Must Stay in Eastern Texas!
We really enjoyed our stay at John's ranch. John was super friendly and greeted us upon arrival. The space was great with a big cemented area for us to set up our camp, which included a nice picnic table John provided. We have an electric car and John had a hookup for us to charge our car overnight. The highlight was definitely when John let my 5 year old bottle feed a baby cow. We felt super safe when doing this as John wore a mask (as did we) and he even wiped the bottle down with Clorox wipes. It was a great experience!
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Justin G.recommends
August 23, 2020
Site 1 - Bryan Camping Horse Retreat
Texas hospitality on the ranch
Texas hospitality at it’s finest! The hosts were fantastic while sharing their little slice of country heaven. We enjoyed easy site access for a 24’ travel trailer. The barnyard tour of the farm animals was a bonus but the hosts made this trip especially pleasant. Can’t wait to go back!
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Donna B.recommends
August 6, 2020
Site 2 - Bryan Camping Horse Retreat
Looking forward to my return
These are some of the friendliest people that I have ever met. Even though the circumstances caused me to arrive very late, they called to check on me and even put out a flashing light so I would be sure to see the driveway. It was extremely peaceful and quiet, very neat and attractive set up.. I definitely want to go back. Absolutely lovely place to stay.
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Angela K.recommends
July 8, 2020
Site 1 - Bryan Camping Horse Retreat
Fantastic experience all around with amazing hosts! Stop here if you’re through Texas!
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Angela K.recommends
July 6, 2020
Site 1 - Bryan Camping Horse Retreat
Hosts with the most...
The Bryan Ranch is a one-of-a-kind experience with the charm of Texas and the true kindness and authenticity of amazing hosts in John and Julia! Their generosity began the moment we pulled-up with our inexperienced driving of a travel trailer and their guidance. It continued through broken awnings, dead batteries and Jeep mirror replacements. Never did they roll their eyes at our “city slicker” ways; instead they jumped in wherever they could like we were family. That’s exactly how we were treated the entire 5 nights we stayed. Tours of the working ranch, new cement slabs for major convenience and the open peaceful sky were bonuses. We loved the seclusion with quiet days but still connected to WiFi for work. This allowed for some much needed respite after a slew of other stressful adventures. If you’re going through Texas and want a peaceful experience with people you’ll likely want on your Christmas list, stop here! They’re the best and we’re so glad we stopped for the memories.
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Rueff F.
June 1, 2020
Site 3 - East Texas Rustic Tent Sites
Ready or Not?Sleeping on Poison Ivy
THEY DID NOT EXPECT US TO COME. I do not know what happened but they did not expect us. We had a booking number and confirmation. We called and messaged and did not receive a reply. Getting later in the night, the directions took us to the wrong location. We were suppose go through the driveway with signa that read “Keep Out” & “No Trespassing” with gun signs adjacent. Once they finally pick up at 9pm, we entered the premises and met the “husband of the host?” He was nice with good etiquete and showed us around and gave us the freedom to pitch our tent anyway. However, the lawn (outside of the driveway area) was consistently over knee high. He continue to walk us around and asked “do you all mind sleeping on poison ivy?” We thought “WHAT?! Oh wait it was a joke. Umm... wait why is he still offering sleeping on poison ivy. Umm ... Ok let’s just get out of this grass immediately.” So we pitched a tent on the concrete and left ASAP in the morning. Seems like good people and the land has potential if they knew we were coming.
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Rich B.recommends
November 29, 2018
Site 2 - Bryan Camping Horse Retreat
Authentic Texas farm/ranch camping.
Our family of 9 with children as young as 11 months stayed at this camp. We were greeted warmly and were assisted with parking the RV. The concrete pad was very large and clean. We rented a portable toilet with permission from the hosts. This is a working farm and was a great experience for our children. The young kiddos rode bikes and played outside allot. We target practiced and explored some of the grounds. Our hosts also provided some farm experiences including killing and cleaning a turkey for our Thanksgiving dinner, fishing in their ponds, and learning how to ride a horse (11 year old daughter). The location is only a few miles from Terrel Texas that has convenient restaurants, gas, and shopping. It summary, we had an enjoyable and authentic experience hosted by great people and hope to return in the future.
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