San Jose Ranch was established in 1920 by Valentine & Bruna Puig, a pioneering family that helped settle Laredo, Texas. The Puigs purchased a ranch and developed it into their summer home, planting cotton and raising cattle. Three generations later John & Ana Puig had a change-of-life after retirement dream to establish a Bed and Make Your Own Breakfast eco-center for nature lovers. As once said in the movie Field of Dreams, “Build it and they will come” the Puigs have done just that by building two very unique casitas for guests to enjoy.
The dream really goes much deeper as John & Ana want to share with fellow nature lovers the beauty and blessings of San Jose Ranch. The basic idea is to provide a place for adventurers to come see and relax in a setting like no other. Las Casitas de San Jose is not your everyday vacation stop, but if you are looking for a special way to spend a few memorable days this should be high on your list for unique places.
San Jose Ranch is in a natural habitat and migrating pathway for many birds, butterflies, and dragonflies. Choose your favorite way to observe and enjoy or photograph in our many unique viewing areas, unspoiled monte, pond, or birding and deer blinds all with sunshine by the buckets.
Bird Blind #1 is capable of holding 8-10 photographers at once or just enjoy it yourself. Some of the birds you may see include: Owls, Green Jays, Thrashers, Cactus Wrens, Crested Caracaras, Hawks, Painted Buntings, Roseate Spoonbills, Egrets, Ducks, Meadow Larks, Ravens, Brown-headed Cowbirds, Roadrunners, Quail, Orioles, Scissor-tailed Flycatchers, Doves, Northern Cardinals, Pyrrhuloxias, Black-crested Titmice, Rose-breasted Grosbeaks, Woodpeckers, Indigo Buntings, Couch King birds, Scarlet Tanagers, Hummingbirds, Sparrows, Vermilion Flycatchers, Green Herons and Whip-Poor-Wills (Nightjars)…
Each cabin has a full kitchen and can sleep five guests. Smoking is not allowed in the cabins. Pets, hunting and weapons are not allowed on the ranch.
The daily rate is $150.00 per cabin for two guests with an additional $25.00 for each additional guest.
For more information and reservation:
John & Ana Puig