Paradise at the Ponderosa

By Donna Long

Forestburg, Texas – Just an hour’s drive from the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex is a slice of paradise in North Texas’ hill country. The Ponderosa Guest Ranch, run by owner and yogi guru Lori Klinger, is a working ranch located in the picturesque rolling hills of Forestburg, just north of Decatur. Ponderosa is one of the premier boutique wellness retreat destinations of Montague County. Lori has been a student of yoga for 20 years and leading retreats since 2004. When you arrive at Ponderosa Guest Ranch, you feel as if the chaotic hustle of the big city is but a distant memory.


There are numerous activities that you can partake in at the Ponderosa. Whether you just want to watch the sun set over the horizon sitting around the campfire, roll out a mat (which they can supply if you don’t have your own) and join a yoga class, partake in a digital detox retreat, or take over the ranch, there is something for everyone that wants to take a calming fresh breath of life.

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