Once again, we are partnering with Brennan’s of Houston for a Culinary Weekend Getaway, Oct. 6-8, 2023, at Spread Oaks Ranch.

Go Deeper into the Heart of Texas

Learn about our safety policies & procedures during the COVID-19 crisis.

Announcing the Spring 2024 Cozy Concert


The Saturday-night Cozy Concert with Radney Foster is an all-inclusive, two-night event with luxe accommodations, chef-prepared field- and farm-to-table cuisine, wine & cocktails, and world-class amenities. April 5-7, 2024, at Spread Oaks Ranch. Learn more & reserve your spot!

90 minutes from Houston, yet a world away

5,500 historic acres

This pristine and historic ranch nestles along a five-mile stretch of the Colorado River just northwest of Bay City, Texas. Spread Oaks Ranch maintains a 500-head Brangus cow-and-calf operation, farms both organic and conventional crops, and operates as a premier waterfowling destination lodge during the fall and winter.

One group at a time

The ranch offers personalized, exclusive services for several discriminating guests wishing to book corporate retreats, private gatherings, culinary adventures, experiential workshops, and other bespoke adventures curated to exceed your desires.

Extraordinary cuisine, and more

With our luxe accommodations, exemplary chef-prepared field-and-farm to table cuisine, five-acre stocked bass lake, skeet range, endless swim spa with an infinity-edge pool, and our other world-class amenities, our attentive staff awaits to make your Spread Oaks Ranch adventure the experience of a lifetime.

Native white-tailed deer roam the rich bottomlands along Spread Oaks Ranch’s 5-mile Colorado River frontage, and the ranch also maintains a managed trophy deer herd.
Spread Oaks Ranch has a limited number of alligator tags that are available on a first-come, first-served basis, and hog hunts are available year-round .
Situated in the southernmost end of the Central Flyway, Spread Oaks Ranch provides world-class waterfowling opportunities.
An unmatched experience for waterfowlers

It’s arguably the pinnacle of premier waterfowl habitat on the Texas Mid-Coast.

Our Accommodations

Move your mouse and click on the buildings and the water to learn more about the Main House, the layout of the ranch, and all of our amenities. We offer 12 ensuite rooms, 7 with king beds, 5 with double queen beds and a 6 bed bunk room. Mobile users: We suggest you view the map in landscape mode (turn your phone sideways).

Old Three Hundred
Main House Suite
Casita No. 1
Casita No. 2
Casita No. 3
Bunk House
Main House
Fire Pit
Tree House
Smoke House
Green House
Shade House
Trophy Bass Pond
Stocked Bass Lake
Clay Target Field
Accommodations Include

Take a Tour of Spread Oaks Ranch

Get a taste of the culinary experience and the tradition of wildlife conservation at the ranch, and hear Chef Ric tell his story.

Culinary abundance sourced from the ranch’s own bounty

Spread Oaks Ranch serves its own house-cured heritage hams and house-made sausages, as well as ranch-made pickles and other house-canned produce such as carrots, okra, and peppers. Produce is grown in our greenhouse and our shade house. Our chef lards the pantry with jellies and jams made from the ranch’s wild fruit, including dewberries, elderberries, and mustang grapes. Spread Oaks Ranch proudly serves ranch-raised proteins, including Katahdin lamb, Angus beef, and organically raised chickens and ducks for eggs and meat. The cuisine … is … amazing.

Historical Texas roots

The first two Anglo owners of land that now comprises portions of Spread Oaks Ranch were members of Stephen F. Austin’s “Old Three Hundred,” a group of settlers who the Mexican government enticed to settle its northern province of Texas.

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Corporate Retreats

Spread Oaks Ranch is ideally suited to such exclusive corporate events as board meetings, team-building retreats, sales closings, and client relationship-building events. Our inspiring landscapes, imaginative cuisine, and sumptuous accommodations provide ultimate privacy from the distractions of the outside world from the moment your guests pass through our gates.

Let us customize an event just for your group.

Whether you are planning a corporate retreat, a family reunion, a rehearsal dinner or some other event, we can make it memorable beyond compare. Contact us to discuss what you are looking to accomplish.

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Our team members curate your guest experience

Our team leaders have diverse backgrounds that range from finance to cuisine, and from the outdoors to natural history. Learn more about the team members and how their knowledge and skills improve the guest experience.

Learn how the ranch protects the land with a conservation easement

Conservation is about getting the land back to where it can sustain itself. Listen to the owners and managers of Spread Oaks Ranch discuss how they use a conservation easement to help ensure that they leave the land better than they found it.