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Riverfront Lodge, Bandera, Peace/Quiet in the Hill Country

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waterfall swimming area just upstream of our house

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Last updated: 04/28/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

This is a rustic stone riverfront lodge on a bluff above the crystal-clear Medina River, with steps winding down to the water. It sits on three picturesque acres overlooking the river; fireplaces in the kitchen and living room. This is an old house with quirks and character—if you want hotel perfection, this isn’t it. Awesome Hill Country atmosphere…swim, tube, canoe, fish, or sit on the patio or in the river and watch the water roll by. Near San Antonio, Austin, Fiesta Texas and Seaworld, Lost Maples State Park. Bandera is the 'cowboy capital of the world'...enjoy rodeos, horses, hayrides, and outdoor fun deep in the heart of the beautiful Hill Country.


We want all our guests to be happy! : Please read all the reviews before deciding to book, as they are quite enlightening. Most people love our place, but the ones who do not.....are typically expecting a more upscale, updated facility. It is quite comfortable, but it is an old house, and there will be 'issues' from time to time. So, we really love flexible people who will be cooperative and understanding when maintenance needs arise!

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Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 2500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Pets Considered
  • Unsuitable For Elderly Or Infirm

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    sleeps 2...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 king

    sleeps 2...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 4 twin/ single

    trundles--sleeps 4...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 1 queen

    sleeps 2...moreless

  • The house actually sleeps 10, not 6.......but we charge extra for any number in excess of 6. The main house (master bedroom + sunporch, sleeps 6) has central air and heat, while the Annex (1 king bedroom, 1 queen bedroom, sleeps 4) has fans and space heaters but no air conditioning. All you Houston people, don't panic! Believe it or not, the Hill Country is cooler and drier than what you're used to, and with all the windows open and the fans going, you'll probably find yourself reaching for a blanket in the night....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • This is a semi-rustic lodge 5 miles out in the country - no real amenities except for the beautiful setting....guests bring their own! Lots of uneven steps including steep stairs down to the river, so not ideal for crawling babies or the orthopedically challenged. The main house (master bedroom + sunporch, sleeps 6) has central air and heat, while the Annex (1 king bedroom, 1 queen bedroom, sleeps 4) has fans and space heaters but no air conditioning....moreless

Entertainment

  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books For Adults
  • CD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • VCR

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All

Attractions

  • Autumn Foliage
  • Caves
  • Churches
  • Coin Laundry
  • Library
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Waterfalls
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • River
  • Rural

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Hunting Small Game
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rafting
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    main house has central air and heat, annex just has ceiling and floor fans...moreless

  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace:

    there are two of them, one in living room and one in kitchen...moreless

  • Heating:

    main house has central heat, annex has space heaters...moreless

  • Living Room:

    fireplace, TV with video and DVD players, stereo/CD...moreless

  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Toilet Paper

Kitchen

  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Barbecue
  • Child's Swing
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Walkway To Water
 

Reviews

Write a review 4.4
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$175 $225
Fri, Sat
$950

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning $25 + tax
  • Pet Fee $50 + tax
  • Tax Rate 12%

Notes:

For more than 6 guests, fee is $50 per person per stay. But this varies depending on the situation, so be sure to ask what affects your reservation. Fuel surcharges apply in winter. If available at all, holiday and special event periods have higher but variable rates. We rent it only by the week during the summer. There are occasional exceptions to everything, so always ask for specific quotes.

Reservation can be held briefly with a credit card number, but within (ask for time period, it varies), we require a check or money order equal to approximately 1/2 of the expected rental total. The second part of the rental total can be placed on a card, and is due prior to arrival at the property. Mail deposits to 1000 Burleson St., San Marcos Texas 78666.


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Last updated: 04/28/2015
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Location

45 Miles
Nearest Airport
San Antonio
4.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
a bunch! All cowboy bars in Bandera!
5.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
2 courses
45 Miles
Nearest Train
San Antonio
15 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Hwy 46 and Hwy 16, Bandera, Texas
4.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
20 Miles
Nearest Ski
watershkiing/Lake Medina

Car: Necessary

Situated in one of the naturally beautiful areas of Texas, Bandera County beckons visitors to share a taste of the Old West set against a backdrop of the spectacular scenery of the Texas Hill Country. Bandera's title, 'Cowboy Capital of the World' originated when it became a staging area for the great cattle drives of yesteryear. When ranching fell on hard times in the 1930's, an enterprising rancher decided to take in 'dudes' to help him through the depression. An exciting new industry was born!

It continues to flourish today with a number of excellent Dude Ranches operating throughout Bandera County, Texas. Confirming Bandera as the 'Cowboy Capital of the World', a bronze monument, honoring the many National Rodeo Champions who call Bandera their home, stands on the courthouse lawn. Enhancing the western character, a working blacksmith's shop on Main Street recalls the horse-and-buggy era when the forge was the center of every town's activities.

Other Activities: Tubing, kayaking, canoeing, swimming, snorkeling.....all things 'river'!

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1980

About the owner: We lived in Houston when we bought the house, as we spent many weekends coming to the Hill Country canoeing and camping. It's on a spectacular stretch of the Medina River, and we feel very blessed to have been able to get this great fun place. Our kids have grown up loving it just as we do.

Why the Owner Chose Bandera:
It is one of a kind! Like country houses were when you were a kid. Once you've visited, you won't have to ask.

The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
Rustic, private, peaceful setting......perfect for families. Very very restful. The view out over the river is wonderful. There is no phone, no wireless, and no cable TV at the house.....but there are lots of books and games and inner tubes and wineglasses :) We encourage you to come to the country and live in the moment, divorcing yourself for just a little while....from electronics and fast-paced anything.


Contact us

Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • waterfall swimming area just upstream of our house

    waterfall swimming area just upstream of our house

  • View of river from patio

    View of river from patio

  • Main House living room with sleeping porch to the left

    Main House living room with sleeping porch to the left

  • lots of bubbles at high water, summer 2010

    lots of bubbles at high water, summer 2010

  • tubing from Peaceful Valley bridge

    tubing from Peaceful Valley bridge

  • annex king bedroom

    annex king bedroom

  • kitchen looking toward back porch

    kitchen looking toward back porch

  • master bedroom in main house

    master bedroom in main house

  • this was such a sweet surprise!

    this was such a sweet surprise!

  • The Medina River behind the lodge

    The Medina River behind the lodge

  • Patio overlooking River

    Patio overlooking River

  • main house with annex to left and patio/river behind

    main house with annex to left and patio/river behind

  • Main House sunporch (4 twin beds)

    Main House sunporch (4 twin beds)

  • One of the rope swings

    One of the rope swings

  • river seen from the patio, in the early fall

    river seen from the patio, in the early fall

  • kitchen looking toward patio

    kitchen looking toward patio

  • annex queen bedroom

    annex queen bedroom

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Minimum stay: 2 nights
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  • Sleeps
    6
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Property type
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Owner
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
  • Response rate 0%
  • Calendar last updated 04/28/2015
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