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8910 Callaghan Road
San Antonio, Texas, USA 78230
Over 200 Years of History!
The Jackson Ranch

Since early 1800, many prominent Texans have labored on this beloved Estate. But, before anyone built any buildings, being the highest land in the area, the Native Americans used it for ceremonial grounds. You can feel the peace as soon as you enter the grounds!

Then the paper trail: Originally belonging to Maria Trinidad Guerrero; Then granted in 1832 to Manuel Tarin Leal for his military services (Spanish Land Grant), his family sold to Francois Giraud. Giraud was a city surveyor, architect of the old Ursuline Academy and of the Gothic portion of San Fernando Cathedral as well as a Mayor of the City of San Antonio. The property transferred from Giraud to local tax assessor and rancher WILLIAM H. JACKSON in 1853 who created a ranch with his 636 hectares. The San Antonio Conservation Society could not find a deed of sale for this transaction, so it is believed the property changed hands via a card game! Jackson also put a Stagecoach Stop on the property which he called "The Watering Hole". You see, Interstate 10 was 'Overland Pass', the thoroughfare for stagecoaches across the country. I10 is not far from the Jackson Ranch.

Al Drake and his wife, Alamo Heights socialite, Lanier Halstom-Drake, purchased the property in 1915. They turned the Jackson Ranch home into one of lavish style similar to that of the McNay Museum. Lanier Halstom was a friend of Marion Koogler McNay, who supported the arts and housed visiting aritists. When Diego Rivera had his shows in San Antonio in the 30's, Marion Koogler had no room for he and his wife. So, Diego and Frida stayed at the Jackson Ranch!

Passing through the hands of a few more with minor changes; One of the most recent owners vacated the property, leaving it abandoned for several years. The current owner has registered the property as a Historic Landmark while refurbishing it for use by artists, therapists, homeopathic lecturers, and for events. The ranch also houses Dream Sets SA, a Prop, Costume and Set location for use by professionals in the rapidly growing film industry in San Antonio. To view some props and images images onsite, go to!/pages/Dream-Sets-SA/7181328353?sk=photos

To schedule an event at The Jackson Ranch telephone 001 (210) 344-8910, at, or click on Jackson Ranch at Manager: Patrice Villastrigo

The Carriage House was formerly Jackson's stable. It is a guest house on the property. Available for nightly, weekly, or monthly rental. Some guests say they hear horses and/or rolling carriages during their stay in the Carriage House!

Haunted Mansion Sleepovers
Live Recording Sessions
Whole Health Lectures and Seminars
Ceremonies ~ Native American and other cultures.
Weddings, Seminars, Board Meetings, Private Parties, & more!
Catering Available
View Event Calender at

Pachamamas Garden at The Jackson Ranch encompasses a Chakra Garden and healing centers. Make an appointment to visit and envelope yourself in the wonderful energy of The Jackson Ranch, where our motto is, "Let Your Love Shine!"

You don't have to go to Europe to find a property with so much history! Make your journey to The Historic Jackson Ranch in San Antonio, Texas, USA!!!

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