Resort Living, On the Range
STORY BY ERICA TODD // PHOTOS BY SARAH BEAUREGARD
If you have ever made the trip out to Bristol, Texas you know that your drive will be filled with picturesque views of homesteads, livestock and in the spring Ellis County’s iconic bluebonnets.
With just a quick drive down I-45 you can find this small town gem 10 miles outside of Ennis and just under 20 miles from Waxahachie. The population is around 700 but soon will occupy more guests if Sarah Beauregard from The Range Resort has anything to do with it. Sarah and her husband Paul are set to open The Range Resort, a Airstream and Vintage Trailer Resort in October 2019. The Range itself is 30 acres and is the perfect place to pop over for a quick overnight stay or a weekend getaway.
The Range includes 20 full hook up concrete sites that contain patio areas in each one. Don’t own an Airstream or vintage trailer? There is no need to worry. The Range has you covered with nine of the pads already occupying Sarah and Paul’s very own vintage trailers they restored. Their trailers range from the 1950s to 1970s with the likes of Airstreams, Boles Aeros, Shasta, Ideal and more. Each model having just as many unique touches as the next! If you ask which one is the Beauregard’s favorite, they won’t be able to tell you, and once you step foot in one of these intricately restored trailers, you will understand why.
The experience at the resort is made even more superior because each site is spaciously placed 100 feet in between the next one so you will have more than enough privacy when vacationing there. When asked how they got the idea to begin this resort, Sarah responded: “We could not find any place close to us to take our Airstream for the weekend, so we thought why not make one ourselves?” The Beauregard family currently lives in Dallas but has ties to the area from family and neighbors. So why Bristol? Sarah says that their neighbors had lived in the area before and recommended they go take a look. Once they drove around and saw all that it had to offer Sarah was sold at the idea of putting the resort in the quaint, little town.
The Range Resort itself is welcoming and warm as you pull into the entry off of Slate Rock Road. It is there that you will be met with a smile from Sarah and her family. Listening to the Beauregard’s thoughtful planning and details for the resort will entice you to get packing.
Once you are there, you will have no reason to leave as the nicely paved roads of the 30 acres has everything you need during your stay. Amenities range from a bathhouse that includes a laundry mat, mercantile style store, coffee shop, restaurant, dog park, playground, stocked ponds for fishing bass, hiking trail, WiFi and a large barn for weddings and or corporate retreats. Areas for outdoor weddings can be found throughout the scenic acres. “We really tried to pack everything we would want as guests into the resort.” The Beauregard’s are seasoned “Airstreamers” and have traveled all over the country in their very own trailers. They surveyed “Airstream Addicts” from the beginning (what she likes to call their secret resource group on Facebook), so they know what most guests are looking for during their stay and with all the luxurious amenities who wouldn’t want to go visit The Range?
For Sarah and her family, this journey started three years ago, and now, the opening day is just around the corner. “We have plans to add a garden and some other fun elements, but we really plan on listening to the needs and wants of our guests. If they want more vintage trailers to stay in, we will bring in more; if they would rather bring in their own, we will move ours out. It’s all about what they want.”
Sarah also added that she wants to work with the community in sustaining the future of the resort and plans on doing this by having pop-up shops from local merchants in the mercantile and using local farmers in the restaurant. The Range Resort will no doubt be one of the happiest, love-filled places in Bristol as Sarah and her family aim to serve the community and all guests that check in from near and far. “I have been so amazed at our following and support on social media. People have traveled not only from the Dallas/ Fort Worth area but also from North Carolina, Virginia, New Mexico and Wisconsin to see us here and that has completely blown me away. They are what has kept me going toward our goal.” Follow the Beauregard’s journey on Facebook and Instagram where you can find what the latest happenings are and all the improvements being made leading up their opening.
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