Ranch 3232 Overview:
Review of Ranch 3232 in Johnson City, Texas
Ranch 3232 is located half way between Johnson City and Dripping Springs and a mile and a half from Pedernales State Park. It's location makes Ranch 3232 a perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle of the city, chill out and relax, or explore everything that surrounds Ranch 3232 - ranging from museums to art galleries, wineries and breweries, golf and boating, hiking and biking, or eating and drinking - all within 20 to 30 minutes away.
Encompassing nine acres of beautiful heavily wooded and rolling Hill Country terrain, Ranch 3232 is home to a unique glamping experience with cabins, casitas, a glamping tent, and RV sites.
In late 2018 Ranch 3232 was new and still a work in progress with improvements being made every day. When w visited in December 2018, read our article on our stay at Ranch 3232, Ranch 3232 had built showers and a laundry room and they were just about to finish a new community kitchen. Other improvements and amenities are planned.
Amenities and Fun Things To Do:
Some of what we love about Ranch 3232 and what makes it worth visiting includes: the seclusion, peace and quiet; the eclectic glamping experience; the opportunity to escape the hustle and bustle; the beautiful Hill Country scenery; and the diverse variety of things to see and do nearby.
On top of all of that, you have four options for a unique and fun glamping experience: studio casitas, RV sites, a glamping tent, or a cozy cabin.
When we visited we stayed in the 950 square foot fully furnished cabin with one bedroom, a loft with two double beds (kids will love it!), living room, and well-stocked kitchen with a refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave, toaster, sink, and pots and pans. All the conveniences you need for a weekend or longer stay. The front porch has a rocking chair and a swinging bench chair which were perfect for morning coffee or evening cocktails while admiring a beautiful sunset. There was also a fire pit for roasting marshmallows or sitting around the fire telling stories, picnic tables, horseshoe pits, and a Webber Grill.
In addition to the cabin, Ranch 3232 has two cozy one room small casitas with a queen bed, AC, mini refrigerator, microwave, bathroom and shower, and a great outside porch with chairs, firepit, picnic table, and a grill.
If you have an RV or tent there are 9 RV sites tucked into the trees, each of which has 30 AMP or 30/50 AMP service, sewer hook-ups, and water.
Or you can try glamping in one of the two safari glamping tents with a queen bed plus a firepit and picnic table outside the tent.
There are four unisex private bathrooms with a shower, sink, bench seat, and toilet. At the end of the showers is a laundry room with a washing machine and dryer. A cute community kitchen with stove, sink, table, and chairs is under construction.
Ranch 3232 is new and a work in progress with several planned amenities and improvements, some of which include: picnic tables and grills for the RV sites; some games like horseshoes or volleyball; new furniture and bedding for the tents; and more.
A Typical Texas Outsider Day:
When we stayed at Ranch 3232 we didn't want to cook so and we enjoyed some good meals in both nearby Johnson City and Dripping Springs.
We had planned to visit Johnson City on Monday to have breakfast and lunch and visit the Science Mill, some of the LBJ historical sites, check out an art gallery, and sip some wine at a couple of the local breweries. Turns out that everything was closed during the winter on Mondays and Tuesdays. So we headed to the bar and had lunch and then enjoyed a beautiful hike to Pedernales Falls State Park, which is a mile and a half from Ranch 3232.
When we went into Johnson City for dinner at Pecan Street Brewing we were surprised to find the city packed with people admiring over 1 million Christmas Lights - it was beautiful!
Tuesday we were going to stop in Dripping Springs on the way home and sample some wine, vodka, and craft beer but all of them were also closed on Monday and Tuesday!
Can't wait to come back and do all of that on a Saturday!
Cool Nearby Activities:
Ranch 3232 is a perfect location to explore some of the Hill Country and all that it has to offer. The Ranch is 15 minutes from Dripping Springs or Johnson City; three minutes from Pedernales State Park for hiking or biking; 30 minutes to Lake LBJ for boating, swimming, or fishing and some excellent golf courses; and 45 minutes to Fredericksburg and all that it has to offer - Enchanted Rock, wineries, breweries, shopping, golf, lots of music, and several good restaurants.
Dripping Springs and Johnson City are home to some good restaurants, historical sites, Deep Eddy Vodka distillery, several wineries, a few shops, lots of art galleries, breweries, and a lot more - it's impossible to get bored if you're visiting when all of that is open!
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Texas Outside uses a tough rating scale and it’s difficult for a campground to get a “10”. Each park is rated on:
- Scenic Beauty: a campground that is flat with no trees or character gets a “1” and hills, lots of trees, beautiful lake site, and lush ground cover gets a “10”
- Park Condition: the cleaner, well kept, and maintained campgrounds receive high scores
- Amenities: we are looking for lots of amenities like restrooms, dump stations, playgrounds, boat ramps, shelters, concession stand, rental toys, and more.
- Campsites: low scores are given for sites that are right next to each other (good for getting to know your neighbors, but not what we’re looking for when we’re camping); have no lantern holder, no water or electricity, no fire pit, no grill, or no picnic table (or it’s rotten wood); have no trees and no view; the ground cover is crushed rock (my bare feet hate that stuff!); and they require a lot of work to get your rig level.
- Things To Do: Bonus points are given for campgrounds that offer lots of fun things to do at the park or very nearby – this includes: biking, hiking, climbing, boating, entertainment, golf, swimming, fishing, volleyball, horseshoes, and more