Sundowner Krantz – Directions & Info

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Sundowner Krantz

Christi and CR Rains live at Sundowner Krantz, their Texas ranch overlooking the Brazos River. 

Sundowner Krantz – a special place for special people.   The ranch name is a marriage of two safari terms: "Sundowner", which is a term for the evening fireside libation, and "Krantz", which is an Afrikaner/Boer (Dutch South African settler) term for a flat-topped cliff or overlook.  The ranch is located 40 miles southwest of Fort Worth, Texas.  

While on one of their African safaris, CR and CR2 were struck by the similarities between Africa and Texas, especially the resemblance of their half-mile on the Brazos River in North Texas to a krantz in the Transvaal of South Africa where they hunted. Both displayed kopjes/flat tops, acacia groves/mesquite flats, impala/whitetails, and zebra/mustangs.

Both are tempered by seasons of drought and rain, and both bask in beautiful evening sundowns. CR & CR2 invite you to share a sundowner from their overlook/krantz above the Brazos River.

During the spring and fall, Christi will offers a series of Parelli Natural Horsemanship horse camps along her half-mile stretch of the Brazos River. 

Christi  [CR2], CR and "Gus" share a moment on the deck overlooking the Brazos River.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sightseeing Information

Trail riding along and in the Brazos River is available during your stay.  Also available is canoeing, hiking and sightseeing in and around the Glen Rose area.  Nearby are Fossil Rim Wildlife Park, Dinosaur Valley State Park, Cleburne State Park & Campsite, Cabins on the Brazos and Lake Granbury.   

 

Directions to Sundowner Krantz

Christi and husband, C.R., live on a 51 acre Parelli Natural Horsemanship horse camp 7 miles northeast of Glen Rose, Texas, 15 miles southwest of Cleburne, Texas, and only 45 minutes from downtown Fort Worth, Texas.  

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From Fort Worth

From I-35W & Loop 820 on the south side of Fort Worth, go 8 miles south to exit #37: TX 174/Wilshire Blvd./Burleson/Cleburne exit.  Go 13 miles southwest to Hwy 67.  Go right on Hwy 67 (south)  twenty miles to FM 199.  Turn right on to FM 199 (north).  Go 1.2 miles to ' T ' and turn left.   Go 0.2 mile (you'll see an over-sized black mailbox with C.R. Rains on it), turn right onto Rains Ranch Road (caliche road). Go 0.5 miles straight ahead through the gate, stay on caliche road 200 yards to large covered arena.    Park trailers at covered arena parking lot, don't drive on to house.

From Dallas

Go approximately one hour south on Highway 67, past Cleburne, towards Glen Rose.  Two miles past the Somervell County limits sign, turn right on FM 199 (north).  Go 1.2 miles to ' T ' and turn left.   Go 0 .2 mile (you'll see an over-sized black mailbox with C.R. Rains on it), turn right onto Rains Ranch Road (caliche road). Go 0 .5 miles straight ahead through the gate, stay on caliche road 200 yards to large covered arena.    Park trailers at covered arena parking lot, don't drive on to house.

From Austin

Take I-35 north to Hillsboro.  At split, take I-35W north 26 miles to exit #26A, Hwy 67 (south)  (don't take FM 67).  Go left on Hwy 67 (south) for 29 miles to FM 199.  Turn right on to FM 199 (north).  Go 1.2 miles to ' T ' and turn left.   Go 0 .2 mile (you'll see an over-sized black mailbox with C.R. Rains on it), turn right onto Rains Ranch Road (caliche road). Go 0 .5 miles straight ahead through the gate, stay on caliche road 200 yards to large covered arena.    Park trailers at covered arena parking lot, don't drive on to house.