Join Water Dog in the Hill Country of Texas at The Porches Ranch located halfway between Fredericksburg & Enchanted Rock State Park. This weekend retreat will include daily outdoor yoga (weather permitting).
Friday: Arrive at the ranch between 4-6pm. We will have a relaxing VinOYin yoga class, a casual pizza dinner & enjoy the patios.
Saturday: We will practice outdoor yoga at a winery then enjoy some tastings and lunch. Afterwards, we can enjoy an additional winery and possible tour. We'll have time in afternoon to shop on Main Street in Fredericksburg. The evening can be spent in downtown or relaxing at the Ranch.
Sunday: We will head over to Enchanted Rock State Park in the morning to hike & do yoga/meditation. We'll eat a picnic lunch before heading back to Corpus Christi.
*We will assist in setting up carpools and we will have a van for transportation in Fredericksburg and to/from Corpus Christi & Fredericksburg.
One of the Ranches, 'Grandmother's Porch'
Meditation at the top of Enchanted Rock at our 2019 Retreat
Wine tasting at Inwood Estates Winery at our 2019 Retreat
Outdoor Yoga at a winery at our 2019 Retreat
Wine Tastings at our 2019 Retreat
Friday October 22nd:
12-1pm Leave Corpus Christi (optional van or come on your own)
4-5pm Arrive at ‘The Porches’, our Ranch Retreat homes
6pm-ish VinOYin yoga outdoors on the lawn & patio, weather-permitting
7pm-ish Dinner: Local pizza delivered (vegetarian/gluten-free options) + homemade salad bar
Evening Relaxing & Chatting on the patios & fire pit. Bring a bottle of wine to share!
Saturday October 23rd
Breakfast At the house on your own: coffee, tea, juice, fruit, yogurt, granola & toast
9:30am Leave for the vineyards
10am-12:45pm Vinyasa Yoga outdoors at a wnery, tasting & lunch
1-2:30pm Additional winery, tastings and possible tour
3pm Optional shopping in downtown Fredericksburg or back to the Ranches
7pm Group dinner outdoors at Tubby’s Icehouse (not included & optional). Tubby’s offers creative burgers, tacos salads & vegetarian options. Walk downtown or make your own dinner reservation & meet up later
Evening Walk downtown, eat, drink, dance, shop or have a relaxing night at The Ranches
Sunday October 24th
Breakfast At the house, on your own: coffee, tea, juice, fruit, yogurt, granola & toast
10am Pack up & leave for Enchanted Rock Park. Hike, Yoga, Meditation & Picnic at Enchanted Rock
1-2pm Leave and head back to Corpus Christi
6pm-ish Arrive back in Corpus Christi
*General outline, times may be subject to change
-Lodging The Porches Ranch Retreat Friday & Saturday night, located halfway between Fredericksburg & Enchanted Rock State Park. There are two ranch houses on 64 acres about 50 yards apart
-Transportation:Optional Van to/from Corpus Christi, to/from the wineries, Fredericksburg & Enchanted Rock
-Meals Dinner Friday, Breakfast and Lunch Saturday & Sunday and wine tasting Saturday
-Hike Guided Hike at Enchanted Rock State Park and entry fee
-Yoga Daily outdoor classes (weather-permitting): VinOYin yoga Friday evening, Vinyasa Yoga Saturday morning at the winery and Yoga/Meditation Sunday at Enchanted Rock
-Dinner Saturday night, additional wine tastings & tour
What to bring:
Yoga mat (durable for outdoors) and a carrying strap for the hike, sneakers or hiking shoes, Yoga/hiking clothes, clothes for dinner & shopping. Rain jacket/umbrella and extra layers, just in case, Toiletries & personal items. Small backpack & water bottle for the hike. Bring any extra snacks or particular items you like for breakfast and a bottle of wine to share for the first evening.
The Porches Ranch:
The Porches Ranch is located between Fredericksburg and Enchanted Rock State Park (10-15min between both). It includes two Ranch Guesthouses about 50 yards apart. Each house has a wraparound porch, fire pit and lots of seating. With 64+ acres there are a lot of places to walk and explore including limestone bluffs, lots of wildlife, spring fed Polander Creek and longhorns. The entire property is fenced and ready to be explored to enjoy the Texas Hill Country. *The owners have a small herd of longhorns that graze on the property. All the longhorns are well mannered and usually are seen on the back of the property.
Each Ranch has four bedrooms with various set ups for 2-3 people. Most of the rooms can be shared with bunks, two beds and shared queen/king bed. Let us know your preference and if you would like to be paired with a friend/friends/s or paired with a new friend and we will do our best to accommodate you. If you are interested in a private room for an additonal cost, please ask us and we may be able to accomodate you. The retreat will accomodate about 12 people.
$$$ for shared room (2 or 3 person options). Possible private room option, ask us about it
Payment: -10% deposit is required at the time of booking (non-refundable). -50% payment is required one month prior (non-refundable) by September 22. -Must pay in full two weeks prior, by October 8th. Cancellations less than two weeks in advance are non-refundable.