Stonewall Valley Ranch

Raising Longhorn Cattle In the Texas Hill Country

The Stonewall Jacksons

Stonewall Valley Ranch is located in the beautiful Texas Hill County just 14 miles east of Fredericksburg and 3 miles north of the LBJ ranch and park near Stonewall and not far from the newly developing “Wine Country” of Texas.

The Stonewall Jacksons

The sights and sounds of the Hill Country delight guests when they visit this real working cattle ranch. Guests enjoy viewing the many species of livestock, wildlife, and birds that make the ranch their home including: Texas Longhorns, horses, bison, whitetail deer, axis deer, black buck antelope, red stag deer, exotic Mouflon, Barbados, and Corsican Sheep, Sandhill Cranes, wild turkey, and ducks. Guests also enjoy hiking or biking the ranch’s many trails (during hunting season, trails are limited), fishing (catch and release) for trophy bass and catfish in one of the ranch’s 9 water ponds, bird watching, star gazing at night, or just kicking back and relaxing on the large front porch of the guesthouse. Families, children, pets and horses are welcome. (Ranch tours and horseback riding by special arrangements). Weddings, chuck wagon cookouts, parties and moonlight gatherings around the fire on Cross Mountain are available at nominal fees.

For years, the Jackson family has hosted events at the ranch and has at times taken their trained Longhorn cattle on the road to participate in parades, shows, picture parties, and special events. Former Texas governor, Ann Richards, had the opportunity to ride one of the Stonewall Valley Longhorns. Some of Longhorns that were filmed in the movie “THE ALAMO” and other movies were from Stonewall Valley Ranch.

Anne Richards
Ex-Governor of the State of Texas Ann Richards taking a ride on Longhorn Steer belonging to
Stonewall Valley Ranch. (Pictured here with Longhorn cattle rancher, Don J. Jackson and wrangler, Jerry Toller)

On the ranch is a bed and breakfast lodging “Home On The Range” guest house. The original 1927 homestead has been restored into the two-bedroom, one-bath private guesthouse that sleeps 7. The guesthouse is outfitted with antiques, western d�cor, wood burning stove in the living room and an antique, wood-burning Home Comfort cook stove in the kitchen, and a full bath with clawfoot tub and shower. The fully equipped country kitchen has a full assortment of breakfast fixings and goodies for guests to enjoy as self-catered breakfasts at their leisure.

Ranch House
"Home on the Range" Guest House

A Unique Bunkhouse Apartment is furnished with a queen bed, a sleeping sofa, and a specially designed cedar bar in the kitchen and living room combination. There is an outside mezzanine deck with a table for outdoor dining and a panoramic view of the surrounding hills.

Other cabins or accommodations by special arrangements.