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Waterfront Ranch for Rent

Bedrooms 18
Space 7,500 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse


About the property

We are perfect for Reunions, Receptions, Corporate. Come see us ~

Spring/Summer Weekends booking up fast. Book today to reserve your dates.

SPECIAL OFFER: Late check outs to 5pm, Kayaks, Canoes and Paddle Boards INCLUDED in rental. Limited time offer. Book now to save ~

Rent the Ranch $1595.00 per night (2 night min on weekends). Housekeeping fee $250.00 one time charge. See below for whats included for 2018. (sleeps up to 60)

VRBO Notice: Please check with owner as he maintains his own calendar. And books out far in advance on weekends. He replies typically within an hour.

Private 26 acre Water Front Horse Ranch on Lake Fork for Rent (65 miles east of DFW)

NEW to the Ranch: Our pet park "Ruff Ranch" is now open and free to our guests. Our lakeside volleyball court. We extended our outdoor cooking deck w/fire pit, BBQ grill and smoker. Boat Ramp on property. Kids Archery range. New roof on Cowboy Bunkhouse. Bunk Barn has a new central AC and Heat unit for entertainment area.Just finished 4 new Queen suites in Bunk barn. Cabin 4 remodel is now complete. Has the 5th bathroom. Total Bedrooms on ranch 18 w/ 5 bathrooms. We now have a 16 ft bass boat for rent for ranch guests. Also a large 32 ft fifth wheel w/ 2 bathrooms for $100.00 per night on ranch / $175.00 off ranch use with minimum 3 day rental.

Come stay at our Beautiful 26 acre waterfront ranch on world famous Lake Fork. (65 miles east of DFW). Home of the BiGG BaSS ~ We have four properties on the ranch, all lakefront (2 night min on weekends/holidays/tournaments) We can sleep 50+ in 18 bedrooms w/ 5 bathrooms. We have a personal RV with 2 bathrooms if needed inquire for more information. More rooms and beds coming Spring 2018.

This rental also Includes: Kayaks, Canoes, Paddle Boards + Boat ramp, Boat Pier, great fishing off dock or bank and a paddle boat (2 night min. on weekends, 3 on major holidays) Check in is noon. Late check out to 5pm included at no cost at this time. Wi-Fi included for exclusive guests.


Jet Skis $150 per day

2015 Pontoon Boat $295.00 day no night use

2000 Bass Boat w/ 40 HP. $195.00 per day use only.

2015 Buggy/ Gas powered cart 4 or 6 seat limo $150-$200

2014 Longhorn RV (5th wheel) in ranch . Can sleep 8 w/ 2 bathrooms.

Bounce House Rental: Ask for Special offer.

Kayak, Paddle Board, Canoe package $250.00 per day (included free for limited time in 2018).

We can cater a crawfish boil here at the ranch from our sister company "Crawdaddys" seafood shack in Alba TX. BBQ, Hamburger and Catfish plates are options as well. Prices average $9.00 - $12.00 per plate. Inquire for more details.

We sit on a peaceful private cove on a World class fishing lake. We are on a private road with privacy gates and fencing around the ranch. We offer a great family environment with LOTS to do on the property. We love to host reunions, corporate outings, Weekend getaways and Family outings. We also cater BBQ and or Catfish plates with all the fixins. And homemade pies too. Ask for details, pricing and for special requests.

The bunk barn has a ping pong, foosball and pool table, basketball, dart board, horseshoes, Flat screen TVs, Saloons, Sundeck, game rooms, tree house w/faux rock wall for the kiddos, teather ball, washers, volleyball, horseshoes, kids archery lane, large country kitchen, w/ stainless steel sinks, counters, new electric oven, new electric smoker, charcoal grill, outdoor cooking area with cowboy waterin hole, enclosed patio with tables, wood burning fireplace, fish cleaning area, large stainless steel sink, 4 fire pits, new Commercial washer and dryer, sun deck with picnic tables and several entertaining areas & so much more (see pictures).

Please book once you are sure of date(s) of stay and after reviewing our web page, offerings and details of our property. NOTE: We do not offer refunds on property or equipment rentals. We will allow a one time transfer of equal dates at no charge.

More Details

Sam Coughenour
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2018

About Sam Coughenour

I bought several pieces of acreage around the lake over many years to piece together this lakeside ranch. It was an overgrown sweet potato farm, with no utilities, roads, water etc. It was quite a chore over the last 18 years and I still continue to add to the property. It is a place me and my family go to slow down , escape the fast paced city and breath fresh country air and see the many stars that dance over the lake at night. Recently I retired from the insurance business in Plano TX after 30 years. I have started many small companies over the years in Texas and own some of the buildings downtown as well as the Covered Wagon Trading Post, Crawdaddy's, Lake Fork Boat Rentals and some other commercial ventures. We raise Paint horses and even have a few race horses that race in the Southwest. You will often see new foals galloping around the back pastures. My son will soon be off to college so I will retire to the Ranch. Hope to meet you and your family one day here at Mustang Ranch (on lake fork). UPDATE: We are developing Mustang RV ranch with an old 1930s Prairie house and will offer tent and tipi rentals on our sister property. Construction to begin 4.2018.

Sam Coughenour purchased this farmhouse in 1999

Why Sam Coughenour chose Alba

There is no other lake front property with so much to do. And that can sleep 50+ people. Most guests love our decor that is western with re-purposed barn tin, barn wood, with antiques all around the property from all across the Southwest combined with all modern appliances, city water, utilities etc. You feel like your far away from the big city but DFW is only 65 miles West of us. We are also close to Canton TX. Home of the largest flea market in the U.S. We are perfectly located between I-20 and I-30 or an easy drive. We host guests from all across the U.S. and 50% are from out of State. We sit on a honey hole with large Bass and great fishing. Lake Fork is famous for its fishing with numerous big dollar tournaments. If you want a private place to rent, close to home, easy access and lots to do for every age group then come see us. We are always adding on to the property. Check back often for new happenings. Thanks ~ Sam

What makes this farmhouse unique

This is a Private ranch on private cove on Lake Fork with no close neighbors. And much to do on property including use of free paddle boat, Horseshoes, basketball, foosball, pool table, darts, ping pong, teather ball, volleyball, archery, washers and a tree house with slide and faux rock wall for the little ones. We also rent Kayaks, Pontoon Boat, Bass Boat, Paddle Boards, Jet Skis, Canoes, Bounce Houses and more here at the ranch. Included is our lighted boat dock with a year around fish feeder. Includes free use of boat ramp on property. We often offer special deals and packages. So keep us in mind for your next outing, retreat or reunion. Thanks for the consideration.


Alba Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 7500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Noon / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 40
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 30 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower , large bathroom in newly remodeled cabin #4
  • All bathrooms have a stand up shower. All built new in 2014-2016. We even have a working out house and yes people do use it....
  • 18 Bedrooms, Sleeps 40
  • Bedroom 11 - 4 twin/ single , we can add beds in most cabins if needed.
    Bedroom 12 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 13 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 14 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 15 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 16 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 17 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 18 - 1 queen , 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon , cabin 4 remodel
  • Call or email for specifics on rooms / details as there is too much to list here. And our property is flexible to accommodate larger parties if needed. Beds and rooms can be configured as needed in most cases. Currently we have 17 bedrooms in 4 buildings. 4 bathrooms. We also have cots / air mattresses free use to paid guests.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 4 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


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Waterfront Ranch for Rent
average rating of 4.3846154 based on 13 reviews

Company picnic

  • 5 of 5

Great place on a beautiful lake. Close to Dallas. Our staff loved it there. Owner catered some delicious BBQ for our hungry crew. Most caught nice fish too. Booked again today for this years retreat. Looking forward to it.

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Abiliene TX

Beautiful property. Lots to do. Fun times, will be back.

  • 5 of 5

Loved it. Will be back

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ennis, Tx

Good Times

  • 5 of 5

My family has been to Mustang Ranch on multiple occasions. We love fishing, swimming, playing ping pong and shooting pool. When it is not to hot out we build a fire in the the pit and chat under the stars. Wake up early and take the kayak out on the lake. Rustic and comfortable.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hot Springs Village, AR, US


  • 5 of 5

Had loads of fun there was lots to do would recommend for family reunion

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Greg, thank you for your post. You left the place in great shape. Furthermore, you always made sure your group was paying for the services we offer unlike some and leave us with large bills. It has been a pleasure to have you. VRBO will start ranking guests in 2017 so us owners can decide if we want to take the risk. Your family was a 5 star. And we will note that in the near future. Thank you and your family for taking care of my place. You will always be welcomed back here. Sam C.
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Little Rock AR

Big fun here

  • 5 of 5

My family had a reunion and we all drove from the southwest to meet at Mustang Ranch. It was amazing for all of us. We had babies, tweens and college kids. They all had fun. We rented the jet skis, the pontoon and the bounce house for the kids. We had about 42 and our average cost was $50.00 per night and we had the place all to ourselves. Everything was ready, ACs on, beds made and even watermellons in the ref. for us. Most of us caught huge fish. We played teatherball, horseshoes, washers, pool, foosball for 3 days straight. The kids wore us out. It was great to get the kids off their electronic devices. We did not opt for the wifi and loved every minute of our stay here. Hope to come back next year. Thanks for the hospitality and for sharing your ranch with us.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the kind words. So glad you could come visit us here. We hope to have you back soon. We have exciting new additions planned here for 2017. I appreciate your taking the time to share your experience. Sam
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Property needs much work.

  • 1 of 5

My family has been getting together for about 15 years now and have stayed at several places that needed work, but what was listed as amenities were there. There is no hot tub. In the big barn, the A\C units exhaust into the main area so it stays hot. The back board for the basketball goal is broken, horseshoe pit was unusable due to the trees not being trimmed, pool table needs to have the rotten pockets replaced and the ping pong table justs sits on top of the pool table. The rules state to throw your food scraps into the woods. Throwing your food scraps into the woods is unsanitary and attracts wildlife. The dishes in the kitchen of the barn were covered in dust. We had to kill several wasp nests that should not have been allowed to build.

In the main barn, all of the televisions were hooked up to one receiver so you could only watch one tv show. The owner would not provide us with the password for the internet.

There are not enough bathrooms for the amount of sleeping areas. One cabin didn't even have a bathroom.

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We have not had a Drew R. Stay with us. Please provide proof of stay. All guests have this. Then we will reply.
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Nearest Golf
5 Miles
2 courses on Lake , Lands End and Lake Fork Golf
Nearest Motorway
FM 17
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
AJs Fish house / Verano's / Yall come back cafe

World Class Bass fishing even off our dock. We are all waterfront. And are only 65 miles from DFW and only 20 minutes away from world famous- First Monday trade days in Canton , TX. The worlds largest flea market. Close by is great antique shopping like the covered wagon trading post in downtown Alba TX. There is a convenience store open 24/7 down the road. As well as Crawdaddys our cajun juke joint in downtown Alba TX. 151 E. Quitman St 75410


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $250

Please note: Late checkouts to 5pm is included. As well as Kayaks, Paddle Boards and Canoe package ($250. daily value). We require a Two night min on weekends. Three night min. on major holidays. We book out weekends far in advance so please plan ahead. A credit Card and a valid Drivers License is required to rent our property. This is a private waterfront ranch. We share it to qualified, responsible groups & families. We offer no refunds on lodging or any rentals. So please preview our website ( pictures and offerings, confirm your dates before booking. Thank you and we hope to see you here soon @ Mustang Ranch

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund