My family (2 adults & 2 children 8yrs & 18yrs) will be visiting the USA for 5 weeks in December / January. Texas will be the last stop on our holiday, we will be arriving in Dallas on 18 January and departing on the evening of 22 January.
We would really like to finish off our holiday with a stay at somewhere special and memorable. We don't mind hiring a car to drive to our destination and we were thinking anywhere within a 4 hour drive of Dallas would be acceptable. Generally we prefer at least 4 star accommodations but would be willing to forego this for a nice clean comfortable ranch experience.
We had thought that a ranch style experience would be something different and would be a good opportunity for us to spend time together doing family activities such as horse riding, roping, fishing, shooting etc
We had found the Wildcatter ranch at Graham but we were then disappointed to learn that children have to be 10 years or older to participate in the group trail riding unless they are an experienced rider.
After researching trip advisor a lot of comments suggest that Austin is very scenic so we started to look around here, we found a resort property that sounded great, Travaasa. The accommodation and activities eg rope course, trail rides, bike riding, archery etc were really appealing but then after checking on their website it states that the resort only accepts guests 16 years or older.
I am hoping that there may be other ranches or resorts that might suit our family, any suggestions would be much appreciated.