We didn’t know we liked staying at Airstream-only RV parks until we had that experience. Now we’re hooked and seek them out on our road trips. The Range Vintage Trailer Resort is a bit different than any place we’ve stayed, and that difference is well worth the trip.
The Range is 30 minutes south of Dallas, Texas. It was late October when we visited and the weather was perfect – cool nights in the 50s and warm sunny days in the mid-70s.
Wide open spaces
One of the differences in the Range is the space between sites. There are only 22 sites on 30 acres with at least 100 feet between sites. Most sites are snuggled up in the trees making them feel even more remote. A few sites are out in the open on top of the hill at the entrance giving you the option for more stunning sunrises and sunsets.
Another difference is the attention to detail in the design of the sites and the facilities. Eight of the sites are for glamping in restored vintage trailers. They are superbly well done with luxury touches throughout.
They take full advantage of the ranch country surrounding them, even having their own brand (yes, like with a branding iron). An old windmill creates a water feature splashing into the pool. Foot-trails wind through the mesquite brush for hiking and exploring.
The weekend experience
They host weekend dinners in the huge barn. On Friday, they fire up an eight-course wood-fired pizza feast. On Saturday, a local chef spreads a superb buffet for family style dinner. A vintage Airstream converted to a bar full of Texas beers, wines and spirits provides the perfect accompaniment.
Some sites at the top of the hill are pull-through with 50 amp service. The sites nestled around the rest of the property are back in with 30 amp service. All sites have water and sewer hookups.
The WiFi network is a lot better than most RV parks, we could work online with no additional connections. That’s a good thing because cell service in the area is spotty at best. That’s what happens when you head out on the range in Texas!
The bathhouse is just behind the barn. The showers were spacious with plenty of hot water. You can put away your quarters because the complementary laundry is in the same building.
A site perfect for you
One of the fun touches is the names of each site. You’ll find “Boondocking without Boondocking,” “I Want My Own Private Meadow,” and “Sunset With A View.”
While Bristol, Texas, is the closest town, you’ll want to drive the 20 minutes to Ennis, Texas, for food and supplies. We found a great bakery/coffee shop and several options for BBQ and Mexican food.
Weekends are busy as the glamping sites are only available then. The rest of the week is quiet and peaceful. We got to sample both and highly recommend you do the same.
With The Range landing write-ups and recommendations from top travel magazines, you’ll need to plan ahead to experience this one-of-a-kind RV park.