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Grapevine Springs Retreat

· Leakey, Real, Texas
3300 acres hosted by Wilson W.
19 RV/tent sites
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We welcome you to come enjoy the seclusion and dark sky on a working cattle/exotic hunting ranch in the Texas Hill Country.  My great great grandfather established this ranch in the late 1870's and our family still lives here today.  We are located in Real county just north of Leakey, Texas on US Highway 83.  Our campsites are on the head waters of the West prong of the Frio River.  Our Grapevine Springs have continuous flow the year round.  You will enjoy the gurgling creek, hiking, swimming, solitude and our sunrises and sunsets, and big and bright stars in the night sky.  We have tall hills and hardwood trees, Spanish oaks, Escarpment Cherry, Black walnut, live oaks and other oaks.  We have wild animals; white tail deer, turkey, hogs and exotics and seasonally songbirds and butterflies on the ranch.  We are close to Lost Maples State Nature Area and Garner State Park. **Make sure your vehicle has plenty of clearance. Truck or SUV work great**
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121 ratings · 100 reviews
Kim B.recommends
May 5, 2024
Grapevine Springs Retreat
Wilson was a fantastic host! Above and beyond- showing us around and helping us feel welcome!
Dalton R.recommends
April 23, 2024
Main site #2
Best spot ever!!!!
Over the last few years, I’ve hosted an annual camping birthday party for my wife with friends and family. This year was our first at this location and everyone is hooked!! The property is completely secluded, spacious and absolutely beautiful. The host Wilson was an absolute pleasure to work with and completely responsive anytime I had a question. We even invited him to hang out with us Saturday night and everyone loved him. This is now going to be our spot in the coming years as long as Wilson has it available to us.
Erick L.recommends
April 22, 2024
Grapevine Springs Retreat
Nestled deep within the embrace of nature, this camping site is a true gem for those seeking a retreat from the chaos of everyday life. Surrounded by beautiful trees and pristine wilderness, the tranquility here is unparalleled. Wilson, the gracious host, went above and beyond to ensure a memorable stay, greeting us with warmth and genuine hospitality. His accommodating nature and friendly demeanor created an atmosphere of comfort and relaxation. From the well-maintained sites to the stunning natural beauty, this site earns top marks and comes highly recommended to friends, family, and anyone yearning for a rejuvenating escape into the wilderness!
Dorian R.recommends
April 21, 2024
Eclipse Camping (2 guests)
Great experience camping on this ranch. Thoughtful and organized hosts. A nice taste of Texas for a couple of visitors. Thank you for the opportunity to stay on your land!
Dory S.recommends
April 20, 2024
Rooster road #3
Great off the grid spot
Red rooster 3 was one of the remote dry camping sites at this ranch. Wilson at the ranch guided us to the site on a dirt road in his off road vehicle. The site was nestled in oak trees with views of rolling hills. The area is covered with small rocks with fossilized shells which was cool. If you like privacy, you will like this site. There is another more conventional camp area on the ranch that we didn’t have time to visit, but the photos looked nice. Thanks Wilson!
Mandy R.recommends
April 11, 2024
Eclipse Camping (2 guests)
Eclipse camping
Tent camping for the 2024 eclipse at the Wilkinson Ranch in the rugged and beautiful Texas Hill Country was pretty-much a perfect experience for us. The host, Wilson and his staff went out of their way to accommodate us, and they made us feel not only welcome, but as if we were their very special guests. That takes work, because this ranch is expansive, and there were a lot of guests, many of whom were much less needy than we, I’m sure! The staff was a group of helpful, hard-working young men and women, and they - more than anything – made our camping trip outstanding. Each campsite was spacious and private, so at dark they built wonderful bonfires, where we could gather to enjoy the spectacle and meet other campers, should we so desire. The eclipse was a once-in-a-lifetime kind of event, and this was one of the ways they made it very special. Plus, I believe they had a lot of wood that they needed to burn, so it was a win for everyone. The ranch is beautiful, and in April there were deep purple and bright yellow wildflowers everywhere. We were camped a short walk from a refreshing spring-fed swimming hole, and climbing the rugged hills provided breathtaking views.
Leakey, Real, Texas, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of Jumanos, Coahuiltecan, Nʉmʉnʉʉ Sookobitʉ (Comanche), Ndé Kónitsąąíí Gokíyaa (Lipan Apache), and Kiikaapoi (Kickapoo) First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Wilson W.Joined in December 2018
Response rate: 100%
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