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Joshua Creek Ranch

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Our partner in South Texas ranch culture, Joshua Creek Ranch, offers a stunning escape into the natural beauty and rolling landscapes signature to the Hill Country. Located just 45 minutes from San Antonio in Boerne, the family-owned-and-operated ranch stretches across 1,400 acres of diverse terrain, from the sprawling countryside and grasslands to the natural spring-fed Joshua Creek and historic Guadalupe River. Guests of Hotel Emma are invited out to the Ranch to experience extraordinary outdoor sporting activities, as well as a full range of premium hunting and shooting opportunities.


  • World-class wingshooting program recognized and endorsed by Orvis, Beretta, Federal Premium Ammunition, and Shooting Sportsman Magazine
  • Upland bird hunting for quail, pheasant, and chukar with professional guides and trained dogs
  • European-style pheasant drives and decoying mallard duck hunts for groups of four or more shooters


  • Property hosts two of the most scenic sporting clays courses in the country
  • Picturesque views, challenging targets, and year-round shot-gunning opportunities for individuals and large groups
  • Wide range of shotgun, handgun, and rifle shooting scenarios extended from world-class wingshooting and sporting clays programs, including covered shooting ranges with targets up to 1,000 yards and various simulated gamebird shooting applications


  • Joshua Creek Ranch recognized as the only Orvis Fly Fishing School destination in Texas as of 2023
  • Rainbow trout fishing available starting in late November 
  • Bluegill, sunfish, catfish, carp, largemouth bass, and legendary Guadalupe Bass abundant throughout the year in Joshua Creek and Guadalupe River
  • Lessons from professional guides, fly fishing excursions on Joshua Creek, and guided fly fishing float trips in fully outfitted drift boats on the Guadalupe River


  • Kayaking on Guadalupe River for individuals or small groups, including 2-hour float trip
  • Kayaking and tubing on Joshua Creek for guests under the age of 12
  • Swimming in spring-fed, crystal clear waters of Joshua Creek
  • Creekside hammocks and picnic areas available under giant cypress trees along waterbanks


  • Free-range, low-fence property abundant in wildlife
  • Tower blind hunting for whitetail deer, trophy Axis deer, Blackbuck antelope, and Rio Grande turkey
  • Multiple exotic record book entries with Safari Club International and The Exotic Wildlife Association Trophy Game Records
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