You’ve waited for this day for a long time. You awake early with a great sense of anticipation. As you put on your camouflage and boots, one thing is clear—you are a hunter—and today is your day of reckoning. Today is going to be a good day. You are soon crouching low in a field, and you look up to see the most beautiful, majestic 10-point whitetail buck you’ve ever laid eyes on. It’s just you and him, human against beast, out on the great Texas landscape.
“You move closer to get a clear shot. The buck’s ears stand up. You hold your breath and look into the animal’s eyes, and as you feel a single bead of sweat trickle down your face, you pull the trigger.”
Come to Top Hand Ranch and experience the thrill and excitement that only big game hunts can offer. Rise to the challenge. Test your inner strength. Enjoy the untamed beauty of the wild Texas landscape. Escape the hustle and bustle of the corporate world at Top Hand Ranch. We are a 1,000-acre high fenced ranch offering over 25 species of exotic game as well as spectacular trophy whitetail deer. Our superb accommodations, attention to detail, and the unmatched expertise of our professional guides set us apart from the rest. At Top Hand Ranch, we will create an unparalleled hunting experience for you and your guests. There’s a place for everyone and every level of hunter at Top Hand Ranch, regardless of whether you are a seasoned sportsman or hunting for the first time. Top Hand Ranch is the perfect getaway for family trips, friends’ weekends, or corporate retreats.
The ranch is conveniently located in Huntsville, Texas, about an hour north of Houston and its two metropolitan airports. With a lodge of 9,500 square feet, Top Hand Ranch can host large groups of people for a daytime event, and we offer overnight accommodations for up to ten people. Each of our hunts includes an expert guide, accommodations, meals, and transportation throughout the ranch. Whether it’s a family outing or a corporate retreat, we go above and beyond to create the ultimate experience for you.
In addition to the great lodging and dining accommodations, Top Hand Ranch is a first class facility that provides much more then hunting. Guests can enjoy a full service outdoor gun range, skeet shooting at the lake, as well as, horseback riding upon request. Whether you are looking to go on a photo safari, fish in one of our three fully stocked ponds, or just get out of the city, Top Hand Ranch is sure to be the perfect destination for your next get away.
The lodge features five bedrooms (sleeps 10), two living rooms, a full kitchen, a grill and outdoor patio area, and is equipped with complimentary DirecTV and WiFi. And if you simply must do business, we offer an office with a computer!
Top Hand Ranch also features a full game room including, a card table, billiards, darts, foosball table, Golden Tee, and ping pong. This is a perfect way to unwind after a long hunting day, and also perfect for people in your party who are non-hunters who prefer to spend the day at the lodge. The games are perfect for all ages and will surely be part of your memorable family or corporate experience.
In true Texas style, Top Hand offers a bounty of outdoor activities sure to please all ages.
What is it about fire that stirs the primal nature in all humans? In the evenings, sit around our fire pit, mesmerizing in its glow and making s’mores and telling tall tales about your hunting experiences.
Before a hunt, you are nervous with anticipation. After a hunt, you are exhilarated but exhausted at the same time. In either case, there is nothing better than a comfy bed to relax in. At Top Hand Ranch, we have five beautifully appointed bedrooms, each with its own private bathroom. Our lodge accommodates up to 10 people, with five bedrooms to choose from: 2 king beds, 1 queen bed, and two bedrooms each with two twin beds.
“Our king and queen suites feature private patios where you can sit at our patio tables and benches and enjoy the serene stillness and beauty of the ranch.”
Our twin bedrooms are comfy and cozy and perfect for cool Texas nights and sweet dreams about big game.
But before you turn in for the night, you and your guests simply must enjoy our two Great Rooms at the lodge. These beautifully-appointed rooms are everything you’d expect from a Texas Great Room. Dark wooden floors contrast nicely with the white limestone fireplace. Wooden ceiling beams and dark wooden ceiling fans are above you. Sit back and relax in our oversized leather furniture and talk about the day’s adventure while you are surrounded with trophies like zebra, lion, water buffalo and other exotics. Large stately windows are on each wall, bringing the beauty of the Texas landscape indoors.
You’re certain to have worked up an appetite after a long day in the field, and Top Hand Ranch’s staff will prepare you a sumptuous meal to savor and enjoy in our stately dining room.
Perhaps you prefer to cook in true Texan fashion—outdoors! Naturally, a Texas ranch would not be complete without a huge outdoor living space, and Top Hand Ranch won’t disappoint. From the Great Room, the double exit doors take you into an outdoor paradise. Our covered patio area features an outdoor fireplace, large built-in gas grill and outdoor kitchen, big screen TV, huge ceiling fans, and patio dining tables. You can also sit in our outdoor patio furniture and have a drink, all the while overlooking our gorgeous lake and watching the breathtaking orange fireball that is the Texas sunset.
These are only some of the many amenities Top Hand Ranch has to offer.