Lazy J's Ranch Guest Cottages

Welcome to a place in Texas that is far, but not too far, from the every day. The nights are dark and the stars are bright. 

About the Lazy Js' Ranch


Sharing a little piece of paradise with you

The fifty-acre ranch was established in 2007. It was named for John and Jeannie, the proprietors, who live on the property. 

Far from being "Lazy" they restored the original 600 square foot ranch house that was built circa 1940, now the Guest House.  The property was cleared, gardens added where goats were formerly penned, and the property became a wildlife management area. The owners have created not only lodging, but also habitat for deer, birds, butterflies, and other native species. The projects around the property are many and ongoing!

More about us

Meet John and Jeannie


Welcome to our ranch. We hope you enjoy your stay in Goldthwaite, Mills County, Texas--on the edge of Texas Hill Country. We love company but will respect your privacy!



Since we are designated as a Wildlife Management Area, we ensure the birds have food, water, and nesting areas. Bring your binoculars and cameras! (Ruby-throated Hummingbird)

Watching Wildlife


We feed the deer year-round so we can enjoy their company. Here we have a White tail deer and her twin fawns drinking from one of our water troughs.



We have some outdoor games if you are looking for some fun in the yard. Ladder ball, bean bag toss, washers, and the locally famous "All-terrain" Bocce Ball.

Surrounding Areas


Places to explore: Texas Botanical Gardens,, Artisans Guild Gift Shop, and more. Nearby visit Xanadu Acres Lavender Farm, Red Wing Dove Winery, and other fun stops in nearby San Saba and Hamilton.

Contact Us

Make a Reservation

For a relaxing stay in the country!

Lazy Js Ranch

251 County Road 317, Goldthwaite, Texas 76844, United States

(512) 619-8185