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SHOPPING IN SAINT JO

DAVIS & BLEVINS THE MAIN STREET GALLERY

Fine art and gifts, local and national artists and artisans including Donna Howell-Sickles. Open Thursday-Sunday. 108 S Main St. on downtown square; 940-995-2786; www.sjmainstreetgallery.com

HOWELL-SICKLES STUDIO

This is the studio of Cowgirl artist Donna Howell-Sickles. Fine-art galleries across Texas and throughout the West show and sell Donna's art work. Studio hours, Mon-Wed 9am-4pm or by appointment. 108 S. Main St. on downtown square. 940-995-2786; www.donnahowellsickles.com

PANACHE

Grand gifts and flamboyant finds.  Come find the perfect gift or home decor piece in this newly restored historic building.  Located on the square.  Wed-Sat 10am-5pm,  940-995-4000,  Facebook.com/panachesaintjo  or     www.panachesaintjo.com. 

TRAILTOWN tREASURES

Antiques and gifts.  Come find your treasure.  Located on the square, 104 E. Howell, Wed-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 12:30pm-5pm. 940-995-7193. Facebook.com/trailtowntreasures/ 

C.T. CHAPPELL BOOT SHOP & SEMINARS

Artisan boot maker, Carl Chappell has made it his business to pass on his knowledge to others interested in the trade through seminars, DVD's and personalized training. The waiting list for his boots is currently 24 months. You can visit his shop, watch boots being made and see custom designs by Carl. You can even attend his boot making school and learn how to make your own pair of boots. Located on the square at 105 S. Main St; 940-995-2600.  www.chappellboots.com

 

gILBERT'S FREIGHT OUTLET 

Groceries, home items, knives and gifts.  Located at 812 W Hwy 82.  940-995-2776

DINING IN SAINT JO

ANCIENT OVENS

Serves small and large groups an outstanding array of Old World hearth baked Italian style cuisine in an outdoor naturalistic and scenic venue. You may bring your own alcoholic beverages or pick up a bottle at Arche located nearby. Reservations must be made in advance. 857 Childress Rd; 940-366-4255, www.ancientovens.com

THE LAZY HEART GRILL

Come enjoy great American cuisine in a renovated historic building on the downtown square. www.thelazyheartgrill.com

DAIRY QUEEN

Located on HWY 82 just 3 blocks from the downtown square. This is a local hang out for many residents. 940-995-2488

 

 

WINERIES IN SAINT JO

ARCHE WINERY & VINEYARD

Several vinifera wine grapes are grown here in this beautiful Red River Valley vineyard, 6 miles north of Saint Jo. Tour the vineyard and taste the wines. Check their website for days and hours of operation. 228 Wagner Rd, 214-536-6330; www.archewines.com

BLUE OSTRICH WINERY & VINEYARD

Located 8 miles north of Saint Jo, Texas in the Red River Valley. A commercial winery & vineyard located on a working Texas cattle ranch, Blue Ostrich creates award winning Texas wines and are open to the public at 12:00pm Thursday-Sunday, and by appointment, year round. 5611 FM 2382, 940-995-3100, www.blueostrich.net

LODGING IN SAINT JO

TEXAS KINGS HOTEL

This hotel is in a renovated turn of the century building. Stay in one of five spacious rooms, all with their own bath with access to a large gathering room with big screen TV, pool table, leather chairs, bar and kitchen. Located on the square, 104 S. Broad; 940-995-2565 or 214-794-1560; www.texaskingshotel.com

 

 

 

SCHILLINGHAUS

Located in the small German Catholic town of Muenster, TX, just 9 miles East of Saint Jo just off Hwy 82.  Schillinghaus is a tranquil retreat featuring accommodations of upscale modern rustic décor.  The building is located directly across from the park where Germanfest is held.  For additional information or to book a room, visit www.schillinghausmuenster.com.

EXPERIENCE THE HISTORY OF SAINT JO

Running N Ranch

Running N Ranch

SCENIC DRIVE

Take a drive north of downtown square along FM 677 and see hilltop views of Mountain Creek and Red River Valley. Devil's Backbone, which lies to the east of FM 677 has an elevation of more than 1,200 feet. The ridge was used by the Comanche and Kiowa tribes as a lookout point over one hundred years ago. Drive east of Saint Jo along FM 2382 and FM 433 for a view of The Breaks Ranch and the Red River Valley. The Running N Ranch, a private ranch one mile south of town on FM 677 has larger than life sculptures such as ladybugs made out of a Volkswagen Beetle cars, large daisies and a sculpture that tells time.

AREA LAKES

Lake Nocona, northwest of Saint Jo
Moss Lake, east of Saint Jo
Lake Ray Roberts, southeast of Saint Jo near Sanger
 

Running N Ranch

Running N Ranch

                     

MUSEUMS IN SAINT JO

GILBERT'S FENTON ART GLASS & COLLECTIBLES MUSEUM

Open Sat 10am-6pm and Sun 1pm-5pm, and daily by appointment. Features one man's collection of almost 30,000 pieces of Fenton glass and collectibles. Gift shop sells new Fenton glass and collectibles. Located at 812 W Hwy 82, Saint Jo; 940-995-2776

 

THE STONEWALL SALOON MUSEUM

Located on the downtown square. built in 1873 and recently refurbished as a museum featuring numerous photos and exhibits depicting Saint Jo's history. 
100 Main St | 940-995-7193 | www.stonewallsaloonmuseum.com

HUNTING IN SAINT JO

LONG STRAW RANCH

A licensed game preserve for upland bird hunting and fishing. 2197Netherly Lane, Forestburg. 214-914-4514; www.longstrawranch.com

MILLER dOUBLE A RANCH

Family owned and operated ranch that offers more than 1,700 acres of high-fenced land for Whitetail deer and exotic hunting. Lodging is also available.  1005 Union Cemetery Road, 214-908-9492;
www.millerdoublearanch.com

TROPHY RIDGE WHITETAILS

Hunt on a local ranch that raises big white tailed deer for improving the genetics on high fenced ranches around Texas. They release mature bucks to enhance the native deer herd on this 1100 acre ranch. The ranch hosts hunters in comfortable accommodations. 1193 Talley Rd. 940-995-2121; www.trophyridgewhitetails.com.

WILDPOINT RANCH WHITETAILS

Offering professional hunts, lodging and shooting range on 800 acres in the Red River Breaks. 3985 N. FM 677, 972-922-4225; www.wildpointwhitetails.com.

RECREATION IN SAINT JO

RED RIVER MOTORCYCLE TRAILS

Located in Bulcher, 15393 N FM 373, 12 miles northeast of Saint Jo. Offers off-road trails for motorcycling and four wheeling. Rate is $10 per day. Also has fishing, swimming and camping at its 2,500 acre recreation park. 940-995-2903
www.redrivermotorcycletrails.com

AREA GOLF COURSES

Turtle Hill Golf Course, Hwy 373 N, Muenster,
940-759-4896
Nocona Hills Golf Course, 179 Club Dr, Nocona,
940-825-3444
Indian Oak Golf Course, 912 W Hwy 82, Nocona,
940-825-4213
Gainesville Municipal Golf Course, Weber Dr. at W Hwy 82 Gainesville, 940-668-4560