There’s a reason why Paul, owner of the Best Day Ever Ranch named it that. Many times when he would ask his friends, “How’s it going?”, they would answer back, “Best day ever”. Well, that stuck with him and when it was time to give his ranch a name, the Best Day Ever Ranch is was! It’s truly one of the best places in northeast Texas to go for a weekend!
There’s also a reason why Paul invited eight DFW area bloggers and their families out to his ranch for the weekend at no cost. He figured – who else could get the word out that there’s a new place in northeast Texas to camp, glamp, fish, swim, horse back ride, get married, etc…bloggers, that’s who!
Now, some would call it “glamping” because we stayed in a cabin with air conditioning, 2 beds, a bathroom with tub & shower, microwave and a kitchen sink….which is my way of camping btw!! Hey, there’s also plenty of outdoor space for tent camping too! As a matter of fact, a Boy Scout troop from McKinney, TX was out there for the weekend. Brody even shook hands with a scout leader…and he knew exactly how to shake his hand…the Boy Scout way. Proud mom moment right there.
I took my son and mom with me, and my own coffee (it’s those important things, you know!). We also were able to bring our dogs. Any time I get a chance to bring my dogs with me at no extra cost is a bonus to me because I don’t have to leave them with strangers and pay a fortune to have them boarded.
Mom took the futon and Brody and I slept in the loft with a fan on. LOVED IT!!! We woke up to birds tweeting, to a beautiful view out our back balcony and our own coffee. It was the perfect weekend for “glamping” – no rain, not 100 degrees, and we were among friends! Can’t wait to go back and bring my husband.
Here’s one of my favorite things about our cabin…the outdoor shower. When was the last time you got to take a shower like this? Brody enjoyed his shower until he saw a spider, then…well, it was over at that point. Poor kid is scared of insects ever since something stung him at a water park. I didn’t get a chance to take one, but I will next time. There’s something about taking a shower in the wide open!!
Oh yea, one of the best things we did was ride around the ranch in this golf cart. We rode to the lake and back several times, rode to the rec center, gazebo, to our neighbors…and anywhere and any time we wanted because when you rent a cabin at the Best Day Ever Ranch you get the use of a cart the whole time you’re there!! PERK!!
Best day ever right here. Becky took this picture from behind. It’s one of my favorites. And I think she meant for it to look the way it does.
The gazebo was breathtaking. My pictures do not do it justice. It’s the perfect place to say your vows. Speaking of, here’s a list of things that the Best Day Ever Ranch offers.
- Cabin rentals (you can even reserve all the cabins for a special event)
- Tent camping
- Horseback Riding/Training/Boarding
- Wedding & Event Space (see this below…it’s beautiful)
- Mountain biking
- Petting Zoo
- Rec center with pool tables, ping-pong, TV and free wi-fi
- and more!
That Llama!! It would have nothing to do with me…but loved the men!!
Below is the Event Center that’s available for weddings, family reunions and whatever special event you could possible think of. Everything you see in this post is available for rent. You can rent out the whole Best Day Ever Ranch if you want to!! Seriously, the place can be yours for an entire weekend.
Here’s the Treehouse Cabin. It’s the most perfect cabin for a romantic getaway. Big enough for just two people who want to be secluded from all the rest. A truly remarkable place to spend a night with the person you love the most!!
Writing letters to Veterans in the Event Center. Libby, who writes at His Fancy | Her Cowboy brought a few of her photography cards and envelopes and asked if we would like to write letters to a few Veterans that she knows. Brody, with my help wrote a letter to Libby’s brother. A proud mommy moment for me.
Getting all together for a bonfire and s’mores on Saturday night was a favorite time for everyone. Can you just see your family gathering around the campfire?
And, then a rainbow appeared. It was the BEST DAY EVER….at the Ranch!
I could literally go on and on about this place and our fun weekend, but I’ll stop here and let you soak up all the excitement of it all. I know you’ll probably want more scoop, so I left ways you can see more of the ranch below. You’ve got to check it out!!!
Oh, before I go I want to show off two of the four-legged friends that roam the ranch. They belong to the owner and they have reign over the entire place as that’s their home. My son actually told me “Puddles” (left) was his best friend. The dogs were very friendly and followed the kids and the golf carts around everywhere. I even heard one of the dogs slept in Autumn’s cabin both nights. Here’s a photo of two of his dogs on our last day there – wiped out!!
Best Day Ever Ranch
5927 Rose Hill Rd.
Whitewright, TX 75491