Box Car Ranch Retreats
How We Got Our Start
Owners Amy and Laura Turner opened Box Car Quilts Quilt Shop in 2017 with a goal of opening an overnight retreat facility one day. Instead of purchasing new land, the Turner's decided to convert half of their working ranch into retreat accommodations. Construction started on their Ranch in late 2020 and Dean's Cottage officially opened in 2021 and Maxine's Manor opened a year later in 2022.
The Turner's have decided to make the Ranch a destination quilting location! The other half of the Ranch will no longer be working horse ranch. Instead, it is being turned into a large quilt shop for Box Car Quilts (move date is April 2023), a larger event facility that will house day retreats, classes, fun outings and more, and the newly revamped C.W. that will now be C.W. Antiques and General Store. The current C.W. will transform into Betty's Bungalow, a small retreat facility that accommodate 1-4 overnight guest. Opening date for Betty's will be Summer 2023. Feel free to reach out to our Retreat Coordinator with any questions about Betty's and how to get on the list for reservations.
We are very much looking forward to the expansions at the Ranch and cannot wait to share them with you!
About the Ranch
Our retreats are located on a beautiful 50 acre ranch located in the heart of Horse Country, USA just 6 minutes north of Denton, Texas.
Lovingly named after Amy's mother, Deen's Cottage is a 3,000 square foot home that has been converted to a modern farmhouse retreat. With accommodations for up to 8 guests, the Cottage is the perfect setting for your next intimate retreat.
Lovingly named after Laura's Mother, Maxine's Manor is in a large 6,400 square foot building that has been converted to every crafter's dream. With accommodations for up to 24 guests, the Manor is the perfect setting for large groups, or for individuals to come and meet new friends.