CIÉNEGA

"THE FORT AT THE MARSH"

 

Several years after constructing the Cíbolo Fort, Milton Faver built El Fortín de la Ciénega, where he headquartered his thriving cattle operation. Here, Faver and his men pioneered some of the first Texas cattle drives, and even managed to withstand numerous attacks by the Native Americans over several decades. By the 1880s, his ranching empire boasted as many as 20,000 longhorns along with other herds, making him a prominent name in the region. Ciénega Fort is a 30-minute drive across the ranch from Cíbolo Fort.

 

 

CIÉNEGA FORT GUEST ROOMS

 

With five rooms located inside the fort and five additional ones framed by the adjoining hacienda, Ciénega Fort provides an intimate, historically authentic experience. Visitors can take advantage of modern amenities, including a swimming pool and hot tub, hammocks, multimedia room, industrial kitchen and dining room, while gratifying their appreciation of the past.

 

*La Ciénega may be reserved for private groups of up to 20 people.

 

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