My boyfriend and I had a wonderful time camping out at Maggi's ranch last weekend! It's a true gem! We wanted to get away from the city for a night, and Maggi's ranch was exactly what we were looking for. Maggi's directions to the ranch were very thorough, and she made sure to greet us when we arrived. We were lucky enough to hitch a ride with Maggi up to the pond since our car couldn't make it up there (the views up there are worth the bumpy ride!). We really enjoyed listening to her stories, meeting her pup, and learning about the land!
Our campsite was very private and primitive (no running water, picnic tables, or restrooms), which wasn't a big deal for us. It had plenty of shade, hammock hooks, a little fire pit, and a lovely view of the dry creek (I recommend going down there at night to stargaze). You might even run into some cows in the dry creek or wild horses on the dirt road.
In the morning, we were able to observe a screen dig, which looked like a full day of fun! It's incredible to see how many arrowheads and Indian artifacts are on her land.
My boyfriend and I spent a quiet evening away from the city at the Blue Loft Cabin and it was just as lovely and calming as I imagined it would be. Before arriving at the property, we stopped at Stone House Vineyard (right down the street) to do a wine tasting and grab a bottle of wine for the evening. Unfortunately, when we arrived at the cabin it started pouring so we didn't get a chance to use the fire pit or explore as much as I hoped. When the rain calmed down a little we enjoyed some wine on the wine deck and watched a bunch of deer roam around across the street. We decided to keep it simple and have a charcuterie board of snacks for dinner instead of cooking, but the cabin has a hot plate and dishes to use for cooking.
The rain actually cooled the cabin down enough to turn on the little "fireplace" which made it feel extra cozy while we watched a movie and listened to the rain (they have a decent collection of dvd's in the cabin). In the morning we enjoyed our coffee outside on the porch and explored the property before leaving. The floating cabin looked like it would be perfect for a warm Texas day! It had some floats for relaxing on the lake and kayaks were on the property as well.
Todd, the property manager was great and communicated everything clearly to us. The cabin was easy to find and the entire property is magical! Overall we had a wonderful experience at the Blue Loft Cabin and I would highly recommend it to anyone who loves nature.