X-Bar Ranch: "Easy-going Ranch" Eldorado Hotel Tip by RoadMode

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My wife and I stayed at the X-Bar Ranch, and we highly recommend it for anyone looking for a little quiet time and relaxation. The proprietor is a rancher who is interested in sustainable ranching, eco-tourism and star gazing. The facilities include a self-catering kitchen with cabins arranged nearby. Sitting on the deck out back as the sun goes down (or up) is a real pleasant time. We're birders and were pleased to spy two or three bird species new to us. Also, there is a star-gazing chair on the deck with fine quality binoculars attached to a frame that allows the user to ease back in the chair, adjust the binoculars for ease of viewing and look at whatever is of interest. The night we were there, the moon was gibbous and the ragged outlines of the craters at the terminator were incredibly sharp and beautiful. I would definitely stay there again. Actually, it's in rural southwest Schleicher county, about 12 or 15 miles outside Eldorado, but that's close enough in Texas terms to associate it with Eldorado.

Unique Qualities: Excellent star-gazing facility.

Address: Rural southwest Schleicher county, about 12 or 15 miles outside Eldorado
Phone: 888-853-2688
Price: US$40-80
Theme: Other
Website: http://www.xbarranch.com/

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  • Written Oct 26, 2006
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