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The Lone Star Road trip

A road trip across western Texas offers a glimpse of American history, cowboy culture, world-class art and extraordinary wilderness. Start by exploring Dallas and get a taste of the city’s incredible history and food scene. Then, get a dose of big city-worthy culture in the tiny town of Marfa. End your trip surrounded by the majestic Chisos Mountains and the storied waters of the Rio Grande in Big Bend National Park. 



Trip Infos

  • Get close to the most beautiful natural wonders Texas can offer

  • Meet the big horn cattle at Fort Worth Stockyards and stay for the Rodeo 

  • Fun Trailers Lodging 

  • Luxury family friendly ranch stay 

  • Enjoy horseback discoveries 

  • Discover ghost towns during an epic 4x4 mountain tour 

  • Luxury Glamping accommodation

Duration:  11 Days / 10 Nights 


  • Day 1-3: Dallas - The Joule

  • Day 3-4: Big Spring - Hotel Settles

  • Day 4-5: Marfa - El Cosmico

  • Day 5-8: Marfa Area - Cibolo Creek Ranch

  • Day 8-9: Big Bend NP - Starstruck Glamping

  • Day 9-11: Austin - Thompson Austin

Estimated Price: $2,400 per person

(Based on 2 Adults and 2 children/ Shared Activities)



Welcome to Dallas ! Upon arrival, pick-up your car rental and drive to your hotel. 

Dallas is a city rich in culture, history and culinary experiences as well as unique surprises. It’s home to the world-famous Dallas Cowboys, spectacular dining and entertainment, and shopping that will keep you busy for days. It’s the city where Southern hospitality meets a Texas twist.

Night at: The Joule - 2 Double beds



This Afternoon, head to Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District. The finest place in the USA to experience the nation’s proud Western heritage. Take a guided tour through the Cowboy Hall of Fame, see the world’s only twice-daily cattle drive, sip a cold brew in an authentic saloon, hear live country stars at Billy Bob’s Texas, watch the world's only year-round rodeo every Friday and Saturday night at Cowtown Coliseum, and shop for authentic cowboys boots, souvenirs and apparel.

Night at: The Joule - 2 Double beds



Today, take the Lone Star State road to Marfa. Make a stop halfway at Big Springs. 

As a midpoint in West Texas, Big Spring delivers a mixture of yesterday, today, and tomorrow that welcomes the native and the newcomer alike.
It is the location that brings you here, the unique beauty that gives you pause and the kindness of the community that will make you stay. Home of caring residents, friendly families, beautiful landscapes, comfortable climate and a multitude of cultural, sporting and recreational events, and is a safe oasis to call home.

Night at: Settles Hotel - Superior 2 Queen

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Continue your route to Marfa for a fun night . Known for both its conceptual art scene and cowboy chic vibe. Galleries and working artist studios dot the small, Old West-style town (there's only one traffic light), alongside performance spaces, retro buildings, upscale restaurants and food trucks. Installation art is a big draw. Besides the collection housed in the Chinati Foundation, you will find pieces, such as Prada Marfa, a pop-art exhibit west of town that looks just like a Prada storefront. Ballroom Marfa is a creative anchor, featuring visual art, music, film and a full calendar of lectures, workshops and dialogues.

Night at: El Cosmico - Trailers

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After a morning at leisure exploring the art in the desert, take a short drive and settle yourself at the ranch for the next 3 nights. Cibolo Creek Ranch is in the heart of Big Bend Country at the foothills of the Chinati Mountains, 30 miles from the art town of Marfa, TX. Established in the mid-1800s by Milton Faver, the ranch resort spans 30,000-acres and offers a peaceful escape for those seeking to enjoy modern comfort in a rustic destination or experience astonishing ranch adventures. 

Night at: Cibolo Creek Ranch - Master Suite

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Today embark on an epic Mountain adventure !

​Join an experienced ranch hand on one of our open air humvees and take in breathtaking views of mountain elevations up to 6,000 feet above sea level. Expect sightings of ranch animals as well as native wildlife. Stop at cultural and historical monuments like Carrizal Springs. See Native American rock art and abandoned rock houses and ruins which were once part of Shafter Ghost Town.

Night at: Cibolo Creek Ranch - Master Suite



What would be a vacation in Texas without mounting a horse ? Whether you are a novice or an expert, horseback rider or somewhere between a horseback ride is the quintessential ranch experience. Ride out with a ranch wrangler, take in our magnificent mountain vistas and discover our springs and trails.

Night at: Cibolo Creek Ranch - Master Suite

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Today, take the road again toward Big Ben National National. spend a few hours there before reaching your glamping camp for the night.

With the mighty Rio Grande Wild and Scenic River separating the United States from Mexico, an overnight trip on the waterway – don’t forget a fishing pole – captures just a portion of the scenic river cliffs, desert and mountains in Big Bend National Park. By land, stop in to one of the five park visitor centers to learn about the geology, plants, animals and natural and cultural histories of the park and border region. Bicycle, drive, backpack or ride a horse to see the sights, including the ruins of a ranch and the foundation of an old bathhouse at a hot spring.

Night at: Startstruck - Dome 2 Queen



What would be a road trip in the largest state of the country without a long day on the road!

Head back to civilization toward the trendy city of Austin. Down to earth yet sophisticated. Laid-back and cosmopolitan. Austin’s personality is often quirky, a mix of educated flair and a touch of Texas bravado. Over the past decades, the small university town where Willie Nelson crafted his signature musical style has grown into a bustling capital city with world-renowned festivals, top-notch attractions, a glittering skyline 

Night at: Thompson Austin - City 2 queen 


DAY 10

Day at leisure at Austin. Austin’s live music scene is legendary, and the action is concentrated in the Warehouse District as well as the Sixth Street and Red River entertainment districts. The city’s musical crown jewel is the Continental Club, featuring a solid lineup of rock, blues and country performers. Other popular venues include Broken Spoke, Antone’s, Stubb’s Bar-B-Q, Elysium and Emo’s. Be sure to browse the extensive music selection at Waterloo Records, one of the few independent record stores left in the nation.

Night at: Thompson Austin - City 2 queen 


DAY 11

After a morning at leisure, drop-off your car rental at the airport and fly to your next destination. 

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