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Cottonwood Creek Ranch provides a full range of services for hunters as well as those who just seek a relaxing stay in the Hill Country.


The initial lodging fee of $150 per hunter per day includes one-on-one guide service, field dressing of harvested animals, caping (skinning) animals for the taxidermist, as well as quartering the meat for transport home. A trophy fee is due when an animal has been harvested, or when an animal has been wounded by the hunter but not recovered. Trophy fees are dependent on the type and quality of animal harvested. Call us for our most up-to-date pricing.

Various hunting methods are employed, typical of Texas or African-style hunting, including stand hunting, spot and stalk, and spotting game from a high rack vehicle. If you prefer a certain style of hunting, or prefer not to use a certain method, please tell your guide who will happily accommodate you. Ranch Manager Buster Patterson is available to help with special requests or accommodations.

Tips are not included in the guide or trophy fees. Your guide will appreciate receiving gratuities to recognize his excellent service. The amount for a tip, if you choose, is up to you. Generally, this ranges from 10% to 20% of the hunt price.


Lodging is available onsite in a fully equipped four-bedroom, three-bath, ranch house with cable tv, as well as a new three-bedroom, two-bath, modular home. The home’s provide accommodations for up to four people or three couples. Both houses are fully furnished including bedding, bath towels and supplies, and has a complete kitchen. Amenities include a barbecue grill, fire pit, front porch, cable tv, and more. Take a look at the lodging photo gallery page.

Cost per night is $150 per person. (Meals are included)

The home is available for corporate retreats and non-hunters, as well. For information about renting the home and ranch for non-hunting purposes send in the contact form with your information on the contact page.


There are two half acre tanks (ponds) stocked with bass, crappie, and catfish, which are available for hunters or lodgers during your time on the ranch. Bring your fishing gear and enjoy your time, and you can even plan a fish fry that night. Fishing is also available for clients on the 1.75 miles of the Leon River that forms the eastern border of Cottonwood Creek Ranch.

Hiking and Nature

The terrain on Cottonwood Creek Ranch’s 800 acres is diverse, on the northeastern edge of the Texas Hill Country, with deep canyons, creek bottoms, rolling hills, and open range pastureland. Roads and trails through the ranch offer a chance to hike and view the outstanding plants and animals on the ranch. Excursions should, of course, be limited to periods when others are not hunting. At those times, blinds can even be used for bird and animal viewing and photography.