The Ranch House The main ranch house at the Spanish Dagger is fully equipped with a kitchen, dining room.
The Spanish Dagger Nothing is as breathtaking at The Spanish Dagger as the abundance of wildlife.
The "Bring Your Own Horse" Program. Equestrians are encouraged to bring their horses for a weekend of ranch trail riding.
If you appreciate the wonders of flora and fauna Marvel at the huge variety of native Texas plants like Desert Youpon, Cat Claw, Acacia, Mormon Tea, and of course, Spanish Dagger.

Welcome to The Spanish Dagger



The Spanish Dagger welcomes you and invites you to bask in the pristine and secluded beauty of the Texas brush country - a unique geography that rests between the Hill Country and the Chihuahuan desert; the place that ancient Native Americans and Spanish conquistadors called home.

Ideally situated between beautiful San Antonio and Old Mexico, The Spanish Dagger Ranch and Nature Retreat is the perfect getaway-from-it-all, offering an authentic western ranch experience with a vast array of recreational and relaxation activities that reinvigorate the soul and bring you back to nature. Leave the hustle and bustle behind to unwind on our more than 2000 acres of pasture, trails, fields, and brushy woodlands that make this the outdoor enthusiast's paradise.

More than 300 days of sunny weather, a short ten minute drive to town, and rugged, unparalleled beauty make the Spanish Dagger the Texas you always dreamed of.

Lodging of The Spanish Dagger

Whether you join us for just one night or for the winter, the Spanish Dagger's rustic, comfortable rooms make for an authentic and enjoyable South Texas vacation. Decorated with Mexican zarapes, Talavera tile, and wrought iron - the intimate Lodge House rooms open onto a breezy portico where lazy, relaxed evenings can be spent watching the sunset and the vibrant ranch wildlife. Two bunk rooms inside the main Ranch House is the perfect respite for large parties like corporate groups or wedding guests. Total sleep capacity at the Spanish Dagger is only 12, so space is limited and reservations are required.

Lodging of The Spanish Dagger

Facilities to The Spanish Dagger

The Spanish Dagger offers facilities for all occasions - indoor and out. If you can dream it up, The Spanish Dagger can accommodate your needs. For a private tour of the property, please call to make a reservation.

The Ranch House
  • The main ranch house at the Spanish Dagger is fully equipped with a kitchen, dining room and sitting area - perfect for functions, business meetings, or large events. If you want the comforts of home in the rugged outdoors, look no further. Free Cable and

Patio, Portico, and Pavilion
  • There`s no lack of lovely spots to host your event in the great outdoors at The Spanish Dagger. The main ranch house and the lodge house both offer breezy, outdoor deck seating with a view of the pond and manicured yards and fields. The Spanish Dagger pavilion offers protection from inclimate weather and accommodates up to 200 people for private parties, reunions, and retreats. Make use fo the firepit and the barbecue for your outddor gatherings. Reservations required.

The Lodge House
  • This is as close to the Old West as you`ll ever get and still have the onvenience and comforts of a city hotel. 4 cozy rooms and a tile-covered breezeway gives your guests the quaint, ranch-style experience they`re looking for. Each room sleeps up to 3. Equipped with coin-op laundry. Reservations required.

Events

Wow your guests at the event of a lifetime when you host at The Spanish Dagger. Designed and renovated with private events in mind, Spanish Dagger is the destination you'll return to again and again for your private event needs.

Weddings and Receptions

Nothing is more romantic or profound than taking your vows under the big, Texas sky with the natural backdrop of singing birds and a cool breeze whispering through the trees. Private and secluded, The Spanish Dagger is the perfect wedding and reception destination that will accommodate outdoor dancing under the pavilion or intimate cocktail parties in the Ranch House. Guest rooms available in the Lodge House. Reservations required.

Weddings and Receptions

Church Retreats

Nothing brings one closer to God than the great outdoors, and at The Spanish Dagger, your church group can take advantage of exhilirating recreational activities, and eveningtime comforts by the fire - all of this amid natural splendid beauty. Reservations required.

Church Retreats

Girlfriend Getaways and Family Reunions

Looking for a spacious place for a family reunion? Wanting to get out of the city with your 3 best friends? Spanish Dagger is waiting for you. Choose from a vast array of outdoor activities, or rest comfortably under the trees with a drink in hand. Reservations required.

Girlfriend Getaways and Family Reunions

Catering



Catering for private events hosted at The Spanish Dagger is available on request and by reservation. Kitchen facilities and outdoor cooking areas are available for cowboy dinners, barbecues, or gourmet meals. Let us help you plan your menu and your event. Contact us for more information. Early notice required for private event catering needs.

Wildlife

Nothing is as breathtaking at The Spanish Dagger as the abundance of wildlife. A bird watcher's paradise, The Spanish Dagger is an oasis for southwestern creatures, from hummingbirds to javalina. When you come to the Spanish Dagger, don't forget to bring your binoculars!

Birding

A profusion of bird species defines The Spanish Dagger. Keep your eye out for the dozens of hummingbirds that visit daily, along with rare Texas birds, Mexican eagles, orioles, finches, robins, cardinals, blue herons, and the ever breathtaking snowy egrets.

Birding

Deer and Brush Country Animals

White-tailed deer abound at the Spanish Dagger, and are often seen on the banks of the pond or languishing in the yard. They are sometimes joined by their other less conspicuous friends - wild turkeys, javalina, bobcats, coyotes, raccoons, ringtail cats, and armadillos. Feeders setup around the property attract the animals for baulous photo ops!

Deer and Brush Country Animals

Birdwatching and Wildlife Photography

The Spanish Dagger is the ideal wildlife photography venue and birdwatching paradise. Nos visit to the Spanish Dagger is complete without a self-guided tour of the amazing bird and animal habitats that comprise this magical piece of the southwest.

Birdwatching and Wildlife Photography

Native plants & Recreation

Native plants

Native plants

If you appreciate the wonders of flora and fauna, The Spanish Dagger will delight and amaze you. Marvel at the huge variety of native Texas plants like Desert Youpon, Cat Claw, Acacia, Mormon Tea, and of course, Spanish Dagger. More than 6 species of cactus have been identified here along with dozens of other varieties of plants that are found exclusively in desert and edge-of-the-desert regions. Form your own one-person Native Plant Society or bring a group and hike your way down desert paths to fabulous photography and observation opportunities. The desert might also awaken the artist in you - bring a canvas and spend your liesurely hours depicting the natural beauty of The Spanish Dagger.

Recreation

Recreation

The 'Bring Your Own Horse' Program. Equestrians are encouraged to bring their horses for a weekend of ranch trail riding. If you're ready to take your horse out of the city arena for some quality country time, call us for more information.

With more than 2000 acres of trails, pastures, and unadulterated brush country, there's plenty of space to commune with nature on top of your trusty steed. Solo riding or trail rides is the best way to see the ranch and the abundance of wildlife, livestock, and vegetation that flourishes in this dramatic landscape. Photography and birdwatching is made even easier when you're horseback - able to navigate those rugged, secluded spots of the nature retreat.

Camping /rv



Some of the best RV and camping spots in southwest Texas are at The Spanish Dagger Ranch and Nature Retreat. Safe and secluded, tenting and RV camping is welcome. Campers have access to the Ranch House bathrooms, showers, and laundry facilities. The Spanish Dagger now accommodates self-contained RVs. Call for current information.

Spanish Dagger

Fees to The Spanish Dagger

Because we want to offer our guests exceptional service, reservations are accepted by telephone only. To reserve, call us at: 830.486.9847

RV Space Rental: $30 per day | $150 weekly | $300 monthly (plus electricity)
We have 34 spaces
Campsite Rental: $30 per day; Bring-Your-Own-Horse: $49 per day; Day on the Trails: $20 per day
For Private Events Packages: Call for Estimate. If you belong to a professional biker's association, call to inquire about services available.

The Lodge House

Individual Rooms: $550/month | $150/week | $100 deposit | $20 non-refundable

Our Location

  • 5619 Hwy 90 East Uvalde, TX 78801

  • 830.486.9847