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The Ideal Weekend Getaway Close To DFW

Discover the Perfect Weekend Escape

Looking for an unforgettable weekend getaway close to Dallas-Fort Worth? When you’re an owner at Rough Creek Lodge, great memories and family fun are always in reach at your picturesque ranch retreat nestled just outside the bustling city. With stunning natural beauty, exciting activities, and comfortable-but-luxurious accommodations, your Rough Creek Home awaits. Ready to picture yourself here? Join us as we take you on a journey through an example three-day itinerary of adventure, relaxation, and endless fun.

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Day 1 – Arrival Day

Start Your Adventure Early with Pool Time and Lunch

When you’re a guest at Rough Creek Lodge, check-in is at 3pm. When you’re an owner, though, check-in is any time you like! Rough Creek owners get to call us in advance to ensure their homes are make-ready for their arrival (we stock the fridge and pantry with your favorites and turn on the A/C to ensure your home is ready for your arrival!).

Staying as a guest? Arriving at our resort check-in by 3 pm, but why wait to start your experience? We recommend arriving early to make the most of your day. Before checking in, take advantage of our inviting pools. Whether you’re looking for a family-friendly atmosphere or a tranquil spot for adults, there’s a pool to suit your preference. Grab a bite to eat at the Pool Shack, where you can enjoy a delicious lunch while soaking up the sun.

Afternoon Excursions: Nature Trails, Golf, Petting Zoo, and Hayrides

Once you’ve settled into your accommodations, it’s time to explore all that the ranch has to offer. Rent a Can-Am vehicle and embark on a scenic tour of the sprawling grounds. Immerse yourself in nature as you navigate the enchanting forest trails and marvel at the beauty of Gunn Mountain.

For those seeking friendly competition, tee off at our 18-hole putting course or try out our family-friendly driving range. If you prefer a more relaxed pace, visit the petting zoo and meet some furry friends before hopping on a delightful family hayride.

Unwind in the Evening: Dinner, S’mores, and Hot Tubs

As the sun sets, prepare yourself for an unforgettable dining experience crafted by Chef Thompson. Indulge in a sumptuous four-course meal featuring award-winning dishes that showcase local flavors and culinary expertise.

For Rough Creek owners, the choice is yours, from dinner at the Lodge, to cooking up your own feast, to Rough Creek catering at your residence, ranchette, or ranch estate.

After dinner, satisfy your sweet tooth with a classic campfire treat—s’mores. Gather around the fire pit and create gooey, chocolatey delights while sharing stories and laughter with loved ones. Finally, soak your cares away in one of the hot tubs scattered throughout the property, allowing the serene countryside to melt your worries.

Day 2 – Full Day of Thrilling Activities

Morning Bliss: Fishing and Pickleball Fun

Rise and shine early to catch the vibrant colors of dawn reflecting off Mallard Lake—a sight not to be missed. Cast your line and enjoy the serenity of guided or self-guided fishing from our bass boats, dockside spots, or even wade fishing. Don’t worry if fishing isn’t your cup of tea; challenge your family to a lively game of pickleball at our dedicated complex.

Before continuing your adventures, replenish your energy with a delectable breakfast at the Lodge. Fuel up with Chef’s breakfast staples to ensure you have plenty of stamina for the day ahead.

Archery, Tomahawks, and The Great Outdoors

After breakfast, test your aim and channel your inner Robin Hood at our archery and tomahawk stations. Learn the art of precision as you release arrows towards your target and feel the satisfying thud as a tomahawk finds its mark.

While enjoying these thrilling activities, remember to savor the peaceful ambiance that surrounds you—the gentle rustling of leaves, birdsong, and the fresh scent of pine. It’s moments like these that make memories last a lifetime.

Afternoon Adventures: Ropes Course, Horseback Riding, and Sunset Views

Ready for an adrenaline rush? Challenge yourself on our exhilarating ropes course, navigating suspended obstacles high above the ground. See who can reach the top first at our rock wall or dare to take a leap of faith on our zip line.

For a different kind of excitement, saddle up and embark on a memorable horseback ride around the ranch. Take in breathtaking vistas as you explore the rugged terrain, bonding with your noble steed along the way.

As the day winds down, find a serene vantage point on the Lodge terrace and watch the sunset paint the sky with vibrant hues. Sip your favorite drink and revel in the tranquility of the moment as the crackling wood-burning fireplace adds warmth to the cool evening air.

Rough Creek homeowners have the luxury of taking in the nighttime views from their very own fire pit, patio, or pool. Their private slice of paradise can be the scenic backdrop for laughter and quiet conversations with friends and family for years to come.

Day 3 – Make the Most of Your Last Day

Enjoy a Relaxed Morning: Sunrise Coffee and Fossil Hunting

Begin your final day by savoring the peacefulness of a sunrise on your back terrace or patio. Sip a cup of freshly brewed coffee as the world awakens around you, energizing you for another day of adventure.

Join your family for a scrumptious breakfast buffet filled with Chef’s signature breakfast classics. Before venturing out, stop by the Beretta Room and gear up for fossil hunting during a family hike. The ranch’s expansive landscape hides ancient treasures waiting to be discovered, creating a sense of wonder and exploration.

Shooting Sports or Pool Time: Choose Your Own Adventure

With a late checkout option available until 1 pm, you have extra time to maximize the fun. For enthusiasts of shooting sports, head to the rifle range or one of our shooting sports stands to hone your skills and experience the thrill of hitting your mark. Residents have the added privilege of using the resort’s private shooting range plus complimentary gun cleaning and storage.

If shooting sports aren’t your thing, spend quality time at the family or adult pool, basking in the sunshine and creating lasting memories with loved ones. Relax, swim, or simply enjoy the soothing sounds of laughter and splashing water.

Bid Farewell to the Ranch’s Adorable Animals and Check Out

Before bidding farewell to your temporary paradise, don’t forget to pay a visit to the adorable residents of our petting zoo. Say goodbye to your newfound furry friends and cherish the special moments shared during your stay.

For guests, check out is at 1 pm. For Rough Creek owners, though, the choice is yours. Whenever you return home, carry the spirit of the ranch with you—a spirit of discovery, connection, and rejuvenation.

Create Memories That Last a Lifetime

Escape the fast-paced world of DFW and immerse yourself in a weekend full of adventure, relaxation, and connection. Our ranch retreat offers something for everyone, whether you seek outdoor thrills, quiet contemplation, or cherished moments with loved ones. From fishing and horseback riding to fine dining and stunning sunsets, each day presents new opportunities for unforgettable experiences.

So what are you waiting for? Experience the magic of Rough Creek ownership for yourself and get started here.