Now Open for Bookings!

We are thrilled to finally be able to open for bookings. Two of our first four cabins are ready to welcome First Responders for a fun, relaxing Hill Country getaway. The ranch website ( will go live tomorrow, but we wanted to give you access a day early. If you click on the button the Wellsprings homepage that says First Responders Click Here, you will get all the details on how to book your stay with us (First Responders get a special Promo Code). This is the best time of year to enjoy our open air cabins with great weather and peaceful mornings. We will feed you breakfast each day of your stay and end the days with a campfire complete with S’mores! Don’t wait. Visit the site today and pick your days. Two more cabins will open up later in the month so in all we will be able to accommodate up to 20 people on a given day.

We are looking forward to welcoming you to the Ranch.

Renovations Happening Now....opening this summer!

Hello friends! 
What a start to 2018!  This first quarter has brought so much change to our family and to Wellsprings.  Early February, we closed on our 45 acre Ranch (named Wild Arrow Ranch) in Waring, Texas just northwest of San Antonio.  On February 28, we loaded up moving trucks and made the move onto our beautiful new hill country ranch and have begun renovations.  These past four weeks we have worked to renovate the home where our family will reside (named the Front House).  We gutted the two bathrooms and completely renovated the kitchen while we were living in the Front House.  With that wrapping up now it is time to move on to our next big renovation...the Bunkies!
The Bunkies are two long cabins that will be transformed into four individual cabins that will be able to accommodate individuals, a couple or a family of 6.  Each have private bathrooms and sitting areas and one with a lovely stone fireplace.  We have been dreaming up design plans and will begin demo in the next few weeks.  The Bunkies will be our first housing option for you to come and enjoy time at the Ranch.  
While we are renovating The Bunkies, we will also be working on other projects around the Ranch.  Many buildings will need to be repainted inside and out, a few of the onsite bathrooms will need a little remodeling and the overall grounds will get freshened up and cleaned.  
We have already begun the process of cleaning up and repainting the pool as well as clearing brush from the access points to the Guadalupe River.  Toobing and canoeing the river or splashing in the pool will be great options to beat the Texas Heat this summer!  We plan on keeping some of the open-air cabins available for those who want a little more adventure.  A "Glamping" option can be chosen over staying in The Bunkies if you would like to enjoy more of a camping experience while sleeping indoors on a twin bed.  Bathrooms for these cabins are in a separate building.  
The Lodge is getting a little makeover as well.  This will be where our guests will dine and it even has a place to hold meetings or family gatherings.  The Wild Arrow Ranch office is housed in the Lodge as well.  So when you stay with us, we will be available for you anytime.
We are so thrilled that this adventure is moving forward. We cannot say thank you enough to all of the wonderful family and friends who have called, written, sent donations, and even done a little work on the Ranch with us.  You are a part of this dream becoming a reality.  Without the support of you all, we would not be progressing so quickly and efficiently.  
In the coming weeks we will share more about this beautiful property and the areas we know the First Responder families will enjoy will seeking rest and respite.  Our hope and prayer is that you will feel peace as you step onto the Ranch.  


We are launching Wellsprings!

Hello friends,

Wellsprings in under contract to purchase a beautiful 46 acre property located in the Texas Hill Country.  We are thrilled to soon welcome our very first overnight guests.  It will take some good old fashioned hard work but we know the benefit of bringing in First Responders to the ranch for rest is worth every bit!

We are running a fundraising campaign right now to help us with the launch.  Any amount is sincerely appreciated.  Share with your friends too!  Let's spread the word that Wellsprings is here to help our First Responders!

Here is a link to the Fundraiser




Help Us Make History | the Big Give


Hello Wellsprings Friends & Family,

Have you dreamed of making history? Of course, we all have. And now we have a chance to be a part of your community's day of giving - an opportunity to unite our community around causes in which we truly believe and help nonprofit organizations connect to the larger community.

We need your help! Please join our campaign and help us reach of our goals! We need you to tell your friends and family members about the important work we do and ask them to join us in helping to make a difference.

Get ready to give!

On May 4th, starting at 12:00AM midnight, visit and make a donation to us and/or to any of the great participating nonprofit organizations in our state. You will have 24 hours to make your donation, and all giving will end at 11:59pm on May 4th.

Questions? If you have any questions or would like more information, let us know via email at or give us a call at (210) 504-7759.

Thank you in advance for your generosity to our organization!

Charles & Kendra Hotchkin

A quick request....

Hello Friends of Wellsprings!  

2017 is moving quickly and we are gearing up for some really big things here at Wellsprings.  The remainder of this year will involve the purchase of property, construction of cabins, and so much more.  

But first, we need a little something from you. We are asking first responders (current or retired) to take a brief, anonymous four question survey to help us as we progress towards our grand opening. 

Please feel free to forward this email to other first responders.  You will also be able to share it via social media from our Facebook page.

Thank you for taking a few moments to help us narrow our focus on what matters most in the lives of first responders.