A beautiful rock lodge with wide porch overlooking Bullhead Creek. The lodge features a full kitchen with ice maker, a bedroom and bath with queen size bed, second bedroom with double bed, large sleeping porch with two twin beds, trundle bed and queen sleeper sofa. . Large patio, fire pit, propane barbecue pit, TV in large living/dining area, WiFi and a land line for local calls. This is a remote end of the road ranch, where peace and solitude reign. There are game blinds near feeders that go off daily so that wild life viewing is available for photo opportunities. Fishing in the clear spring-fed creek is allowed, catch and release. The water is so clear that you can see the fish swimming to your bait or lure. Swimming is refreshing. Hiking is encouraged. Exotic game roams the ranch as well as native species. Aoudad sheep from Africa, Axis deer from India, elk, Sika deer, fallow deer in addition to white tail deer, turkey, wild hogs, skunks, porcupines and many others. Bird life is abundant.
- Lodge2200 sq. ft.
- Separate WCs0
- Min. Stay2 nights
Rock Lodge with two bedrooms and two baths and sleeping porch with twin beds.
Sonja Rose Klein
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- within a few hours
- english, german
- Calendar last updated:
- 2 Sep 2018
About Sonja Rose Klein
Sonja Klein is a native Texan and author of two books, 'Honk If You Married Sonja,' and 'Round Trip from Texas,' two non-fiction books of travels and essays. She has traveled all over the world to adventurous destinations, including the Silk Road, the near and far east, the Trans-Siberian Railroad and other exotic countries. She resides on the ranch and grazes a few sheep and conducts hunts of exotic free-ranging game that roam the area.
Sonja Rose Klein purchased this Lodge in 1994
Why Sonja Rose Klein chose Barksdale
Sonja purchased this ranch 20 years ago. As a 5th generation Texan whose ancestors emigrated to Texas in the 1800's, she and her family are people of the land. Her three brothers also own ranches and value land ownership and love of nature.
What makes this Lodge unique
Ambush Hill Ranch is unique, beautiful and remote. The quiet at times can be unsettling. The unspoiled nature of the ranch is left to Mother Nature who cannot be bested. If you desire, peace, solitude and natural beauty unblemished by human desire, Ambush Hill is for you.
Sports & Adventure Activities
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
I loved this place even more than I knew I would. Will definitely be coming back!
Very peaceful and relaxing. The swimming hole was our favorite part. Great fishing also and tons of wildlife. The accommodations were A+ and very clean. This was the best getaway I've ever experienced hands down.
Great spot in the Hill Country
My family (wife and I plus our two 13-year-olds and a friend of theirs) were looking for a quick long-weekend getaway from Austin this summer. The solitude and the swimming hole drew us in, and did not disappoint. It was about a 4-hour drive from Austin including bathroom breaks.
We arrived and met the owner on the driveway up to the house. She was very pleasant and gave us some quick instructions regarding our stay. She's got a beautiful spread that is exemplary of all the Hill Country has to offer. The house was well-equipped and nicely maintained. The gas stove/oven in the kitchen was an unexpected but very welcome sight.
The night sky out here is simply amazing, even the teens were impressed. Shooting stars, planets, the Milky Way; it was truly breathtaking, and something us city folks tend to forget the magnitude of.
The swimming hole on spring-fed Bullhead Creek was fantastic; there is good shade and a picnic table for those who don't want to get in the water. The water itself was glorious; not too cold and not too warm, and clear as could be. There is an old jeep trail that offers a great overview of the ranch and it's beauty. We visited the Devil's Sinkhole for an evening bat emergence; it was about an hour drive to Rocksprings to meet with the guide and then 10-minute drive out to the sinkhole.
I definitely recommend anyone looking for a true Hill Country getaway consider staying here. The owner is a gem (take a read of the books she's written which are available at the house), and the price is reasonable for the level of amenities.
Secluded and Fun
This place is incredible. We had 8 guys on Motorcycles. You are surrounded by pure beauty. The swimming hole was clear, cold and refreshing after a good days ride. Highly suggest!
Beautiful serene property
We enjoyed our stay at this property. The house was very clean and comfortable. Great views and great swimmming hole. We will definitely be back.
Beautiful & Relaxing
Spent Thanksgiving week at Ambush Hill with my family. It was a great opportunity to get away, unplug and spend time with family and nature. Comfortable house with an awesome view. It is a beautiful place to hike, see wildlife, and fish in the crystal clear creek. We will be back.
Very beautiful and peaceful
Ambush ranch was a very relaxing. We enjoyed the stay very much. Beautiful view from the front porch right along the river. The house was very cozy and had everything we needed. Enjoyed swimming,fishing and hiking on the property.
Ambush Hill is remote, scenic, private and very quiet. The nearest village of 80 is 16 miles and the next town 20 miles from the ranch, the town of Camp Wood, Texas. There is a convenience store, a family dollar store and some restaurants serving Mexican food and excellent barbecue. Beer and wine are available in the town but a liquor store is in Uvalde 60 miles away. Also in Uvalde is a large
grocery store and Walmart as well as restaurants, a hospital and
other services. This ranch is only 20 miles from Camp Wood where kayaks, floats and other water recreational toys are available to use on the Nueces River, larger than the Frio and much less crowded.
No Pets allowed due to abundance of skunks, porcupines and other predators. First four guests included in the $300. Each additional guest $50. Liability release to be signed upon arrival. ******* if you book for 6 nights the 7th Night is Free*************** Maximum Occupancy 8 Adults