"Just three hours west of Dallas, in the middle of nowhere, Valera is an unexpected scene bustling with foodies and culture hounds from around the state. Call it the new Marfa, and you can thank Laurie and Robert Williamson for that...."
"For well over a decade, this out-of-the-way restaurant in the original 1878 ranch house, remodeled and outfitted with a spacious kitchen, a couple of dining rooms and second-story family living quarters, has been drawing a steady stream of foodies hungry to sample the exceptional fare...."
"Just a few hours into our first visit to Rancho Loma, it was clear that my husband and I were destined to return again and again. I told Marshall so, as we sat near the crackling flames of the fire pit, winding down with conversation and coffee after an extraordinary dinner at this remote ranch house restaurant. He nodded in happy agreement..."
"The first thing I noticed as I pulled into this middle-of-nowhere retreat an hour south of Abilene was that I had no cell service (though Sprint customers should have better luck). The second thing I noticed was the achingly pastoral scene surrounding me..."
"The restaurant is in a mid-19th century farmhouse, but the inn is midcentury modern décor with subtle Texas touches. With cooler night air than in the city, big sky views and fine dining, there’s plenty to love about this country oasis...."
"Co-owned by former Dallasites Laurie and Robert Williamson, RANCHO LOMA is set in a 132-year-old native-rock ranch house and has enough cred to count the Food Network's Bobby Flay as a fan. Self-trained chef Laurie changes the menu weekly, but always with an eye for fresh, local products...."