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High Lonesome Ranch (McMullen County)

The Lonesome Dove Novel Comes to Life!

We began our day at the Three Rivers City Hall where we enjoyed coffee and donuts before we went on a 45 minute journey to the High Lonesome Ranch.

The High Lonesome Ranch is available for hunting, but the ranch provides you with a different atmosphere than most hunters are used to.  The ranch contains the Lonesome Dove Village. The Lonesome Dove Village is created to resemble the town from the novel “Lonesome Dove.”  The village contains recreation, dining, meeting and sleeping facilities within the “town” Saloon, Movie House, Barber Shop, Post Office, General Store, School House, Sheriff’s Office, Chapel, Hotel, Boot & Hat Shop, Saddle Shop, Wells Fargo Express Office, jailhouse, & chapel.

The Lonesome Dove Village is definitely a site to see!  While walking around you imagine someone with cowboy boots & spurs is going to walk by, tip his hat, & say, “Howdy y’all!”

Our hosts were also gracious enough to serve us lunch, which is another service that the ranch provides while guests are staying in the Lonesome Dove Village.  Our Mexican lunch made a GREAT day BETTER!


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