Special to the Reporter

The Hideaway Ranch & Retreat, located only 20 minutes from Glen Rose, recently passed the rigorous inspection process and exemplary standards review to become one of “The Great Stays of Texas,” a member of Texas Bed and Breakfast Association the state organization of inspected inns, bed & Breakfasts, guesthouses, and distinctive hotels. Texas Bed and Breakfast Association is committed to the pursuit of excellence and provides quality continuing education to its members and to other innkeepers to enhance the level of professionalism in the industry.

Currently owned by Jason and Traci Niedziela, the property features 10 secluded cabins (each with its own private hot tub) on 155 acres. There are plenty of hiking trails and fishing ponds, but the favorite pastime of most guests is relaxing on their back porch. Horseback riding is also very popular with both the ranch guests and the many tourists that visit Glen Rose.

The Hideaway Ranch’s membership in Texas Bed and Breakfast Association is the public’s assurance that the establishment is on a level far above the ordinary. Association members exhibit true Texas hospitality as well as meeting guidelines of excellence for cleanliness and safety.

With numerous bed & breakfasts currently operating in Texas, the Texas Bed and Breakfast Association limits its membership to those accommodations that meet the exacting quality standards and qualifications that distinguish TBBA properties as being the very best in the state. The membership presently includes more than 150 properties, most of which are described in the official guide to Texas’ finest bed & breakfasts, country inns, guest houses, and distinctive hotels.