THE RESORT RANCH ON THE TEXAS RANGE
A TRULY GREAT EXPERIENCE!
The pioneer era began in this county with the establishment of Fort History comes alive Belknap in 1851. Fort Belknap was a frontier fort built to protect the early settlers from the Indians, mainly the Comanches and Kiowas.
Belknap was a weekly stop on the famous Butterfield Overland Stage Route that lasted only four years from 1857 to 1861.
Fort Belknap closed in 1859 and the next fifteen years were extremely dangerous times in the Young County area. With the outbreak of the Civil War in 1861, the state of Texas set up the Frontier Battalion at Fort Belknap giving the settlers little protection due to the thin ranks of troops in the region.
In the same era of the Indian-Settler confrontations, the Texas cattle industry had its beginnings. In 1866, probably the most famous partnership in the history of cattlemen was formed between the former Texas Ranger scout and Indian fighter, Charles Goodnight, and one of the first Texas cattlemen, Oliver
In 1872, with the Indian problem under control, Colonel Edwin Smith Graham and his brother, Gustavous Adolphus Graham founded the city of Graham. The adventurous brothers traveled from their home in Kentucky and established a salt works on Salt Creek.
Today, Graham’s town square is recognized as the largest in the nation. The town became the county seat in 1874, and in 1879 the Northwest District Federal Court was established.
There is no question very few areas have had such a colorful past in the frontier era as this area of Texas. Probably just as colorful was the beginning of the oil and gas production era.
Just ninety minutes from DFW International Airport and right around the corner from Possum Kingdom Lake, come experience Wildcatter Ranch and Resort.
A unique escape from the city, Wildcatter Ranch is located in the heart of the beautiful North Texas Hill Country.
With nature and history surrounding the ranch, experience a one of a kind stay with upscale western accommodations, guided activities with local Texas cowboys.
Or enjoy hand-cut mesquite grilled steaks at Wildcatter Steakhouse.
Whether you are looking for a romantic getaway, family vacation, conference or wedding venue, Wildcatter Ranch is an unforgettable destination.
Reconnect with nature and experience the great outdoors with our amazing activities staff! Enjoy group trail rides or private rides with our team of knowledgeable cowboys.
With 25 miles of riding trails onsite, there will be plenty of sights and beauty to experience during your time at
Wildcatter. Along with horseback riding, you can also enjoy
sport clay shooting,
historical Jeep tours,
our brand new shooting range,
or perhaps you’d rather relax and unwind at the infinity-edged pool & hot tub
or have a therapeutic massage.
Your options are not limited, and we want you to experience it all.
Whether your stay is for business or pleasure, Wildcatter Ranch offers a variety of different beautiful guest homes, upscale cabin suites and charming hotel rooms that all include special amenities to make your stay unforgettable. The ranch features 41 guest rooms located throughout the 1,500 acre ranch. Scan through the below photos to see the beautiful amenities that we provide. To book, please click on the tab above, or call our front desk at 940-549-3500. Our front desk staff is available 24/7 and will provide more information.
The Wildcatter Ranch is accessible from DFW International Airport. Just an hours drive .
From Dallas/Fort Worth take I-30/I-20W past Weatherford. Go past the Weatherford exit and take 281 (N) towards Mineral Wells. In Mineral Wells turn left on Hwy. 180 (W). Take Hwy 180 out of Mineral Wells to Hwy. 337 and turn rt. (N) towards Graford. At Graford there’s a 4 way blinking red light. Stay on Hwy 337 towards Graham. Hwy 337 turns into Hwy 16. The gates to Wildcatter Ranch are 16 miles from the blinking red light. Our address is 6062 Hwy 16 South, Graham, Texas. We’re about 7 miles southeast of the city of Graham.