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
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
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
Boutique Store located on the square, gifts, décor, clothing etc. Wed-Sat 10am-5pm, 102 S Broad St, 940-995-2232. Visit for store hours and additional information. Facebook.com/gypsytrailboutique
DINING IN SAINT JO
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
Just an old fashioned Texas burger joint. Located in a historic building on the downtown square. Nice outdoor seating. 201 E. Howell Street, behind the Saint Jo Library. 940-580-5797, facebook.com/windmillgrillsj
Located on HWY 82 just 3 blocks from the downtown square. This is a local hang out for many residents. 940-995-2488
RED RIVER STATION BBQ
This is a North Texas premier spot for good ole Texas music and pit smoked BBQ! Located in the renovated old lumberyard on Howell Street just off the downtown square in Saint Jo. 940-995-2294, Facebook.com/redriverstationbbq
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
4R RANCH VINEYARDS & WINERY
Powered by sun, earth and wind, 4R Ranch Vineyards & Winery calls us all to slow our pace, enjoy the view, and sip a glass of wine in the Red River Valley. Located in Muenster, Texas. 1473 CR 477, 940-736-3370. Visit their website for additional information and days of operation. www.4rwines.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
ENTERTAINMENT IN SAINT JO
Come see the latest movies in the newly renovated old theater building located on the historic Chisholm Trail square. 106 E Howell Street, Saint Jo. Visit facebook.com/Texas-Theatersj or showtimes and additional information.
RED RIVER STATION BBQ
In addition to great BBQ, Red River Station offers weekend Texas music! Located in the renovated old lumberyard on Howell Street just off the downtown square in Saint Jo. 221 E Howell St., 940-995-2294, Go to Facebook.com/redriverstationbbq for a list of upcoming events.
LODGING IN SAINT JO
hIGH COTTON COTTAGE
High Cotton Cottage is a whimsical luxury B&B located right off the historic downtown square in Saint Jo. It features 3 bedrooms and a 900 sq. ft. entertainment area in the back yard. 106 West Boggess, Saint Jo, 817-239-4505, For additional information or to book, visit www.highcottoncottage.com.
TEXAS KINGS HOTEL
Texas Kings Hotel occupies two renovated turn-of-the-century buildings on the historic square at the center of the oldest town in Montague County – Saint Jo, Named for the three “kings” of Texas commerce – cattle, cotton, and oil – it was fully restored in 1999 to celebrate the history behind the hotel and pay tribute to its roots as an authentic piece of the Old West. 104 S. Broad Street, Saint Jo, 940-995-2565, www.texaskingshotel.com
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
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.
Lake Nocona, northwest of Saint Jo
Moss Lake, east of Saint Jo
Lake Ray Roberts, southeast of Saint Jo near Sanger
MUSEUMS IN SAINT JO
INTERNATIONAL ORDNANCE MUSEUM AND STORE
The museum has one of the largest private artillery* collections in the United States .The current collection showcases artillery from the WW2 era through today. It includes some pieces from Korean War, Vietnam, The Cold War and many Middle Eastern Conflicts. Located in a 21,000 sq. foot building on the historic square in Saint Jo. Thurs-Sat 10am-4pm or by appt.., 201 S Main St, 940-995-2084, www.internationalordnance.com.
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 | 940-872-0269 | 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;
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
REDNECKS WITH PAYCHECKS
Located at 3064 FM 3206 South of Saint Jo and offers off-road trails for four wheeling during annual events in the spring and fall. www.redneckswithpaychecks.com
AREA GOLF COURSES
Turtle Hill Golf Course, Hwy 373 N, Muenster,
Nocona Hills Golf Course, 179 Club Dr, Nocona,
Indian Oak Golf Course, 912 W Hwy 82, Nocona,
Gainesville Municipal Golf Course, Weber Dr. at W Hwy 82 Gainesville, 940-668-4560