Dead Cat Ranch
Check In Information & Directions
Welcome to Dead Cat Ranch!
We’re thrilled to host you and whoever else may be joining you for your stay. At Dead Cat Ranch, you can vacation however suits you best! We’ve got adventurous activities and relaxing experiences spread all around our 1,200 acres, so come and enjoy your vacation the East Texas way.
Directions and information
Our address is:
3775 FM 315
Palestine, Texas 75803
When you pull into our gate, follow that road until you reach the pool area, keep following it to the left of the building. The guest parking will be on your left. After parking, you can go pick up your side by side inside the metal building of the clubhouse. The key will be in the clubhouse with the waivers that need to be signed or in the ignition, ready to go. The waivers are in a black notebook on the kitchen island in the clubhouse (there should be a front and back to sign or two separate pieces of paper to sign). The Gate Code will be sent close to your stay.
The side by sides will be labeled in accordance with your stay, both on the UTV and on the wall where it is parked:
- Hoosier Airstream is labeled “A-1” (red)
- Hollywood in the Pines Airstream is labeled “A-2” (red)
- Texas Hideaway Cabin is labeled “C-1” (4 seater)
- Country Cottage is labeled “C-2” (4 seater)
Please note that personal vehicles are not allowed past the guest parking area, DO NOT attempt to drive them on the trails.
Directions from Tyler, TX
Take 155 South towards Palestine. Take a right onto FM 321 until you reach the stop sign. Take a left onto FM 315 and follow that road about four miles until you see Dead Cat Ranch on your right (look for red fencing in the main entrance).
Directions from Dallas/Fort Worth area
Take 175 South until you reach Athens. Turn right onto TX-7. Exit on Hwy 19 and take it until you reach Montalba. Take a right on FM 315 and you will go about four miles until you reach Dead Cat Ranch on your right (look for red fencing in the main entrance).
Directions from Houston area
Take 45 North to exit 178 (US 79 towards Buffalo/Jewett) and turn left onto Link Street. Turn left at Gardener Drive/FM 315. Go about three miles to Dead Cat Ranch on your left (look for red fencing in the main entrance).
Directions from Austin area
Take 290 East and turn left onto FM 973 until you hit US 79 and then take a right. Stay on US 79 until you reach Palestine and then take a left onto Link Street. Turn left at Gardener Drive/FM 315. Go about three miles to Dead Cat Ranch on your left (look for red fencing in the main entrance).
The Bunkhouse address is 2716 CR 404 in Palestine, Texas. Please make sure that you come to our main area FIRST prior to going over to the bunkhouse to check in. We require a credit card on file for incidentals, a valid ID, and a signed waiver in order to drive the UTV’s on our property. Please note that personal vehicles are NOT ALLOWED on the trails. Please only drive your UTV to and from the clubhouse on the trails. You can drive your personal vehicle on the main roads back and forth when needed.
To get to the bunkhouse from the clubhouse:
Take a right out of the main entrance onto FM 315. Follow FM 315 for a couple of miles and take a right onto FM 3309/Country Club Road. Take a right onto ACR 403. Take a right onto ACR 404 and follow that road for almost three miles and the entrance will be on your right (there should be a red Dead Cat Ranch sign at the entrance).
Hollywood Airstream is the first Airstream that you will come to on the right (with blue and black interior). The Airstreams do have signs on the steps leading up to the doors.
Texas Hideaway Cabin
To get to the Texas Hideaway Cabin, you will take the road that is directly in front of the Airstreams and follow it until you see the cabin.
To get to the Country Cottage, take the road that goes directly behind the cabins until you see the blue and white cabin on your left.
- Please use your side by side to get to your cabins and Airstreams (if the weather is bad, we do make exceptions to this but please check with us ahead of time).
- If you are staying in our cabins or the bunkhouse, there will be a keypad on the door to enter.
- Check in time is 3 pm until 10 pm
- Check out time is 11 am (we sometimes can offer late check out until 1 pm for an additional $20 but we cannot usually guarantee this until the day before your check out)
- WiFi is provided at our clubhouse area and doesn’t need a password (DCR Guest)
- Please read all of our policies to make sure you don’t have any questions or concerns.