Activities On and Off the Ranch!

The Perfect East Texas Getaway to Relax or Engage in Fun Outdoor Activities
The Ranch is home to two “John Houck Designed” Championship 18 hole disc golf courses.Selah Ranch Disc Golf  

Selah Ranch is the perfect East Texas getaway to relax or engage in fun outdoor activities. We have bocce, horseshoes, pro style basketball goal (even for the little fellows), volleyball in the front yard for midnight or earlier games, board games, bicycles, and miles of hiking and biking trails. You can also do some local antiquing near our ranch just outside Dallas.

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  • On the Ranch
  • Activities Nearby
  • Event Calendar

Activities on Selah Ranch


  • Play Disc Golf Championship Courses
  • Fish for bass and catfish
  • Target or skeet shoot
  • Chase deer
  • Bird watch
  • Photograph the abundant wildlife
  • Hike or bike
  • Walk the gardens
  • Play Frisbee, basketball, volleyball, bocce, or croquet
  • Go on a hay ride
  • Reminisce around a campfire
  • Check out the cattle – they’re cute!
  • Enjoy a gourmet picnic “Selah” style
  • Tour the ranch in your own golf cart
  • Enjoy S’mores around a campfire


  • Erase the tension with a massage – by appointment
  • Develop your love for reading
  • Rock in a chair and watch the wildlife
  • Catch up with friends
  • Play the grand piano
  • Play board games or watch videos
  • Take a bubble bath
  • Rekindle romance
  • Enjoy Selah Ranch hospitality
  • Swap Texas tales
  • Talk about how you never want to leave!

Activities Nearby

Off the Ranch
  • See the old-fashioned town square and gazebo. Great photo op!
  • Shop at antique and other quaint stores
  • Scout the historic Thruston House, home of the tallest Confederate solider
  • Check out the 30,000 volume library
  • Explore the Franklin Co. Historical and Old Depot museums with your own docent (903 537-4760)
  • Discover the Majors-Parchman House or take the “Historic Homes” driving tour (903 537-4760)
  • Find the city’s historic markers
  • Investigate your family roots at the Franklin County Genealogical Society (903 537-3931)
  • Tour the Old Jail Art Center (903 537-4034)
  • Visit the Don Meredith Museum at the Old City Hall – say hello to the Mayor!


  • Take a drive tour of “A Trail of Three Cities” Mount Vernon, Mount Pleasant and Pittsburg
  • Swim, camp, boat and fish at Lake Cypress Springs (903 588-2352)
  • Golf anyone? Book a tee time at Mt. Pleasant CC’s 18 hole golf course (903 577-1294)
  • Camp, mountain bike, and in-line skate at Lake Bob Sandlin State Park (903 572-5531)
  • Learn about the prehistoric Caddoan People who occupied the area from 200 BC -1700 AD

Event Calendar Bible

Event Calendar

Farmer’s Market
Open Saturday mornings 8:00 am until noon in downtown Mt. Vernon.
Two Championship Disc Golf Courses
Rated #1 and #2 in the world!
Wine in the Pines, Mount Vernon Wine Festival
October 24th & 25th, 2013.
Join us for great wines, food, music and shopping in the beautiful city of Mt. Vernon. Taste your way through the diverse wines of East Texas. From the sweet to the savory, it will all be there.

Fishing & Shooting


Fishing Tournaments

Take away a fish story from Selah Ranch at your own fishing tournament!
Selah Ranch has multiple fishing lakes. The lakes are stocked with Largemouth Bass, Crappie, and Channel Catfish. Bass have been taken up to 8 pounds, Crappie up to 3.5 pounds and Channel Cat up to 5.5 pounds. These varieties are the most popular fish to catch, and while most fishing is done on a catch and release basis, anyone is allowed to keep their catch. Learn More

Shooting Tournament

A fun, safe and competitive environment!
Selah Ranch has different types of trap machines allowing several people to shoot in rounds in a group setting. This allows shooters to hone their skills, and creates a fun and competitive atmosphere in which all levels of ability can participate. With safety being our prime objective, our ranch near Dallas provides a range master and one assistant for groups, as well as all equipment needed. Learn More