Ready to run away from it all? Turn it all off and press the reset button with a trip to the Best Day Ever Ranch.
Thanks to the Best Day Ever Ranch for this weekend away to get back to the basics – and the better.
I don’t camp.
I love the outdoors, but the idea of biting bugs, popping a squat behind a tree, and working for hours to put up camp isn’t my idea of a good time.
Not. at. all.
However, my husband LOVES it. And every free moment he has, he heads out for some time with Mother Nature.
So after urging the fam for months to go all-out camping (instead of my suggested night in our backyard), a suggestion from a friend led me to the perfect compromise with the Best Day Ever Ranch.
If the name doesn’t say it for you, the short trip a little less than an hour out of Dallas in Whitewright, Texas will put you in the mood for a weekend of getting back to the basics.
I admit we needed a trip away from the hustle and bustle of life. Schedules were nuts, we were going in opposite directions, and it was time for some good ‘ole fashioned time together. And of course, there are many lessons to be learned when you visit Best Day Ever like fishing, cooking over the fire, horseback riding, and just the art of doing nothing.
As we rolled down the winding road, the phones and the commotion of the city fell to the wayside as we discovered what the trees were protecting – a beautiful space with tons to enjoy and nothing but time to enjoy.
Best Day Ever Ranch has several different properties to experience. Centered with a community barn space, cabins (each with bed, bathrooms, kitchenettes, and outdoor shower), and a beautiful barn perfect for weddings, reunions, get-togethers, and more.
With no schedule or itinerary, we took things at a leisurely pace, using the provided golf carts to travel quickly easily through the property. We taught the kids to fish, visited the animals, enjoyed Mother Nature, and explored.
One of our favorite finds on our tour was this beautiful tree house. An oasis amongst the branches, this baby can be rented for a weekend to truly be swept off your feet!
And a camping trip wouldn’t be complete without s’mores over the open fire! These moments are the kind that you remember as a kid (even when you don’t care about eating them, it’s all about just being outdoors with ooey gooey marshmallows and chocolate melting all over your fingers.)
After an ideal weekend of just being together, it was time to wrap it up and head home. All of us were sad to leave, but as we headed back to the chaos of the city, we knew we would be back for more family memories again.
Activities at Best Day Ever Ranch
- Horseback Riding
- Animals / Petting Zoo
- Mountain Bike Riding
- And much more
Things to Bring to Best Day Ever Ranch
- Weather changes so consider umbrellas, hats, sunscreen, etc.
- Kitchen have some supplies, but consider stuff like trash bags, paper towels, foil, condiments, ice chests (with ice), charcoal if you plan to cook, etc.
- Bug spray!
- Flash lights (and batteries)
- Some items are included but might for the whole family you may need more toiletries
- Folding chairs and any other items you want for swimming, sitting outdoors, etc.
- Bikes with helmets (although there are a few to rent onsite)