Lucky Penny Ranch

Vintage Spirit | Modern Comfort


Jim and Carol Howse - Proprietors

Chris White - Manager

A gathering place for family and friends
...old and new


As a young whippersnapper growing up in Texas, Jim was drawn to the cowboy life which developed into a life-long passion for collecting vintage cowboy gear.  But his real dream was to own a ranch and create his own piece of cowboy lore.  That dream became a reality in 2003 when he purchased a 140 acre
ranch in historic Fayette County.  On the day he acquired the property a penny was found on the ground
and the Lucky Penny Ranch was born.

It was a few years later upon meeting a descendent of the previous owner that he learned the ranch was owned by a couple with a special connection to its new name.


It turns out that they were the Lukenmires. He was known around town as "Lucky" and his red-headed wife as "Penny".  Oh my!

Ten years later and the Lucky Penny Ranch is now a full time Cow/calf operation with an average 50 head of Brangus cattle including a couple of gentle bulls known as Chester and Pete. Not to mention, a premier Bed & Breakfast hosting guests from around the country during Round Top Antique Festivals and throughout the year.
More importantly, it has become a beloved gathering place
for family and friends, old and new
- a true Rehoboth.

"Time enjoyed wasting time is not time wasted."

Come waste some time with us at the Lucky Penny Ranch.

Rural. Not remote. 


The Lucky Penny Ranch is centrally located just an hour and a half's drive from Houston, Austin and San Antonio.  Restaurants, shops, cafes, art galleries and world-class antiquing can all be found in the nearby towns of La Grange, Round Top, Fayetteville, Schulenburg and Smithville, some of Fayette County's
most popular weekend destinations.

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