A little while back, Wild Turkey and Matthew McConaughey got together and co-created a whiskey with “a Kentucky soul and Texas heart.” It’s called Longbranch and now that brand has teamed up with Walden Retreats to bring to life a bourbon-centric, luxury ranch-style stay called The Longbranch Ranch. Just to get the details in order, the stay is only for those of legal drinking age.
Located in the bucolic Texas Hill Country on the outskirts of Austin, Texas, The Longbranch Ranch at Walden Retreats is inspired by the spirit of Matthew McConaughey, his home state, and the influence it has on the award-winning bourbon, says a press release. Longbranch Bourbon combines Kentucky straight bourbon and Texas mesquite to create a unique whiskey.
The luxury ranch is part of the brand’s current Wonder What If campaign and offers a series of activities designed to ignite a sense of exploration and spark curiosity, including:
- Creative Mixology Cocktail Hour – A private cocktail session with Longbranch specialty cocktails and curated food pairings
- Walk in the Wilds – Audio-guided hike through the beautiful landscape of Texas Hill Country adjacent to the Longbranch Ranch at Walden Retreats
- Illuminating Texas Night Sky Fly-Fishing – One-on-one guided glow-in-the-dark fly-fishing experience on the Pedernales River
- Unexpected Sounds – Private string performance by classically trained musicians playing unexpected music ranging from pop to rock, all from the comfort of a private tent
For each Longbranch Ranch package booked, the brand will donate the equivalent cost of the stay to The Trail Conservancy, a local nonprofit dedicated to protecting Austin’s beloved Ann and Roy Butler Hike-and-Bike Trail.
“Longbranch Bourbon brings people together and sparks connection in unexpected ways, so let your imagination be your compass and indulge in finding the beauty in it all,” said McConaughey.
Walden Retreats Founder and CEO Blake Smith added, “Providing our guests with an authentic outdoor experience that offers an inspiring welcome to nature is an essential part of our story. We’re thrilled to collaborate with Longbranch to offer a unique stay that encourages people to unplug their phones, toast the night sky and enjoy life at a slower pace.”
Guests 21 and older can book a Longbranch Ranch package by visiting the Walden Retreats website for stays beginning March 1, 2023. The Longbranch Ranch room, priced at $425 per night and is adorned with pops of the brand’s signature gold color throughout and comes with gifts including a signed copy of Matthew McConaughey’s book Greenlights and other items for guests to enjoy. Guests can choose to add one of more of the unexpected experiences onto their stay for an additional fee.