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Welcome to the Ponderosa

The Ponderosa Guest Ranch is a retreat destination and boutique event venue located in beautiful Forestburg, Texas. We have created a backroads sanctuary only an hour from Dallas and Ft Worth, but worlds away from the hustle and bustle of city life.


we treat our guests like family and strive to create a one of a kind Texas experience. With a mix of rustic charm and modern comforts, The Ponderosa is the perfect place to unleash your inner cowboy/girl and get a taste of ranch life. We offer daily longhorn feedings, stand up paddle boards on the pond, yoga, live music, cozy cabins and s’mores 'round the campfire! We encourage ol’ fashioned face to face conversations and hope our guests spend time connecting with nature, enjoying the fresh air, and taking in the unparalleled beauty of the Texas sunsets and night sky.

Retreats + Events
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Mindful Mondays Yoga w/ Lori
November 13 - 31, 2024
Flow to Stillness Yoga w/Colleen
November 13 - 31, 2024
The World Within
July 02 - 30, 2024
Ladies paddle boarding

You have the option...

to join us for one of our pre-planned retreats/events, or you can “take over the ranch” and host a group of your own. We also offer our pavilion, which is a perfect space for yoga or place to gather with family and friends to celebrate birthdays, family reunions, company events or celebrations of most any kind. And for our overnight guests, we have four cozy cabins and a newly renovated school bus to choose from. You will absolutely cherish the memories you create here at the ranch. Y’all come see us, because everybody knows that the fun begins where the black top ends!
Lori Klinger

Meet your host

Howdy y’all! I’m Lori Klinger, owner/operator and head cowgirl in charge at The Ponderosa. Outside of teaching yoga, working in dog rescue, riding my cutting horses, and nagging my two adult children, my love is helping people find balance in their lives. When this desire collided with my passion for entertaining and bringing people together, The Ponderosa Guest Ranch was born.

I am a native East Texan and have always been drawn to the “middle of nowhere”. I find the tranquility found in nature is second to none, and it’s this calling that prompted me to put my dreams into motion. I have been teaching yoga since 2004 and hosting yoga retreats around the globe for over a decade, and I am thrilled to finally bring this experience HOME.

My hope is that time spent at the ranch will not only create unique memories, but also provide some personal transformation along the way. This little slice of heaven is just too special not to share. I can’t wait to have you as our guest.