Visitors Guide for East Texas Vacation
First Time Visitor's Guide
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.
Relaxation for everyone
Our unique setup is an ideal stay for many kinds of guests, including:
Lodging for your needs
We have a variety of lodging options at Dead Cat Ranch that are suitable for everything from family reunions, to intimate honeymoon or anniversary trips.
Relax or play during your stay
Our 1,200 acre ranch is full of fun ways to spend the day, no matter your interests.
- ATV Trails
- Boats (paddleboat, Jon boat, fishing kayak)
- Clay Shooting
- Target Shooting
- Shooting Classes
- Horseback Riding
- Hot Tub and Pool
- Axe Throwing
- Yard Games
- Walking Trails
Texas State Railroad
Climb aboard the official State Railroad of Texas and take a trip through the piney woods of East Texas! You may also catch the Polar Express if it’s heading to town…
Provence Catering of Texas delivers in-cabin chef-prepared meals, as well as gourmet picnic baskets.
We partner with Garzilla Guide Service for guided hog hunting, alligator gar, and catfish fishing trips.
Oh My Goat Yoga
While the animals on are farm are best observed, here you can find your zen while interacting with friendly goats!
If you’re looking to hit the links, the Pine Dunes Resort & Golf Club is calling your name.
New York Texas Zipline
Take a thrilling ride through the East Texas scenery if you’re seeking adventure!
TahWahKaro Distilling Company
Palestine is home to one of the best whiskey distillers in the entire state. Bourbon aficionados must check them out.
If you’re looking for fun for the whole family, visit the Curious Museum in Palestine and ignite your child’s imagination.
Live music, art, specialty products, food vendors, kid’s activities, and more will fill the city!
The 1836 Chuckwagon Race
Wagon Races, Pasture Roping, Mounted Shooting, Bronc Match, Match Races, Music, Trail Rides, Vendors, Kids Activities, Classes & Clinics, And Much more!
The Texas Jailhouse has been re-opened with a new mission to become a fun, creative, cool event space that helps preserve and share Palestine’s fascinating East Texas history!
Railroad Heritage Center
The Society wishes to create and maintain a diverse membership that appeals to all who share a common interest in the Texas State Railroad and the area through which it passes.
- Check-in: 3:00 PM – 10:00 PM (Later arrival times pending prior approval)
- Checkout: 11:00 AM (Late check out times available pending availability)
- Self check-in with lockbox
- Not suitable for children under 3 years of age
- No smoking
- No pets
- No parties or events unless booking the whole ranch