2015 Endorsed Wingshooting Lodge of the Year
Greystone Castle, Mingus, Texas
For more than twenty years, the Orvis Company has been recognizing excellence in sporting experiences through its Endorsed Lodges, Outfitters, and Guides Program (ELOG). Each year representatives from each of these categories are nominated and ultimately one is chosen for the best of the year.
These awards are based on a number of criteria, the most important being the voice of the customer; the feedback we receive on these operations from the customers who have experienced them for that is the ultimate arbiter of success. Also taken into consideration are the operation’s environmental commitment to and stewardship of their resource, and their partnership with Orvis in providing the finest sporting experience possible for the Orvis customer.
What’s both unique and compelling about the Greystone Castle (which also won this award in 2011) is that it offers so many things to the upland gunner: large fields of sorghum, millet, and switch grass bring memories of great gun dogs, flushing pheasants, bobwhite covey rises, and days in the field with friends.
The ownership and staff have been dedicated to creating one of the finest sporting experiences found anywhere in the world. Long-term habitat improvement and wildlife management has made Greystone an extraordinary hunting venue. This coupled with the unique castle facility and outstanding customer service makes Greystone Castle a destination without equal. This reviewer obviously agrees:
“I visited Greystone Castle as a first-time hunter within a mixed group of seasoned and novice hunters. The guides and dog handlers did an awesome job showing us the ropes, and they made it easy to fit right in. I was amazed at the quality of dogs and guides. The Lodge staff, wait staff, chefs etc. were fantastic. They were there when you needed them and invisible otherwise. The food was fantastic. Zero complaints other than we couldn’t stay longer”