Come and enjoy walking, on our 550- acres of pastures, woodland, hills and hollows on the Ranch.
There are a variety of birds that live here year-round, and also that migrate through in the Spring and Fall. You might see bald eagles, sharp-shinned hawks, red-tail hawks, piliated woodpeckers, and great blue herons, just to name a few.
Wildlife is abundant with white-tail deer, turkeys, racoons, possums and coyotes. If you're lucky, you may even see a bobcat or cougar.
At Splitlimb Ranch Guest Lodge, you can experience a quiet, rural setting (tucked amongst the cattle and horse ranches of Texas County), hay fields, wooded areas, lakes, scenic rivers, all surrounded by the gently rolling hills of the Ozarks. The Ozark Mountains are known for many activities involving the great outdoors such as hunting, fishing, fly fishing, and horse-back riding.
Prime fishing and hunting areas surround Splitlimb Ranch Guest Lodge. The Current, Big Piney, and Jacks Fork Rivers (notable for Rainbow and Brown Trout) are within a 1/2 hour's drive of the Splitlimb Ranch Guest Lodge. The Mark Twain National Forest and Ozark National Scenic Riverways are within an hour's drive of the Lodge. The area around Splitlimb Ranch Guest Lodge is also prime land for hunting white-tailed deer and wild turkeys.
Do you want to get away from the hustle and bustle of life in the city?
Do you want to get away from hearing jets "thundering" overhead?
Do you want to actually see the stars at night?
Do you want to hear coyotes howling, frogs croaking, and birds singing?
Do you want to take long walks without seeing another person?
Do you want a bed and breakfast experience that your whole family can enjoy?
Come on out and stay a weekend, a week or even two weeks at Splitlimb Ranch Guest Lodge.
Splitlimb Ranch Guest Lodge is more than a Bed and Breakfast. It's your "home away from home" vacation destination. Unlike a traditional Bed and Breakfast vacation, here at Splitlimb Ranch Guest Lodge we supply all breakfast foods (some breakfast foods are raised and grown here on the Ranch, depending on the season). You prepare your breakfast, and then bring your own food items to prepare for other meals. You can also buy certain meat cuts (beef, pork, goat) from us, depending on the availability. There are local grocery stores and a WalMart within 10 miles of the Ranch. Or, if you choose, you can eat out and indulge yourself in the local cuisine. There are numerous restaurants located in nearby Raymondville, Licking, and Houston. At Splitlimb Ranch Guest Lodge you can rest and relax in a quiet, rural setting. You can explore our 650 acres and enjoy the beauty of the Ozark Mountains. If you love the great outdoors, Splitlimb Ranch Guest Lodge is where you want to be!
The Ozark Mountains normally have mild winters, with minimal snowfall. Springtime is beautiful, with numerous wildflowers, blooming Dogwood and Redbud trees, migrating birds and butterflies. Summertime weather can get warm, but mostly the temperatures stay in the upper 80s. Ruby-throated hummingbirds are commonly seen, as well as swallowtail and monarch butterflies. Fall is another special time to spend in the Ozarks, with the changing colors of Silver Maple, Sweetgum, Oak, Ash and Walnut trees.
Andrew and Kelly Dietsch recently moved to Raymondville, MO, in January 2009. Their desire is to provide couples and/or families with an affordable bed and breakfast vacation, in an area rich with Ozark treasures and culture. The Dietsches purchased the Splitlimb Game Ranch in late 2008, renaming it the A&K Ranch. In January 2010, they established the Splitlimb Ranch Guest Lodge so that others could enjoy the ranch. Prior to 2008, while known as Splitlimb Game Ranch, the Guest Lodge was rented to hunters, who hunted game birds and exotic animals on the 450-acre ranch.