• BEDS: 11
  • BATHROOMS: 2.5

3H Ranch Mountain Retreat

Property Type : Houses

Property Description

Are you facing the challenge of booking a choice Hill Country holiday spot for a large group of family and friends? You'll love the 3H Ranch Mountain Retreat! It's located in a prime location on a 60-acre ranch, and it's a kid-friendly rental property with tons of space. With 11 queen-sized, full-sized, double and bunk beds on site, you'll be able to pamper a crew of up to 17 people in this peaceful and beautiful country location-all at rates that will keep your pocketbook happy, too.

Embark with us on our amazing Hill Country Eclipse Journey! By astronomical luck, the Hill Country will be in the path of two upcoming solar eclipses. Saturday, October 14, 2023 will bring an annular "Ring of Fire" eclipse, and a full solar eclipse will occur Monday, April 8, 2024. We've got 125 great vacation homes in the region, covering 21 Hill Country towns, all in the eclipse "bullseye." Experience the enchantment of the darkest night skies and witness the finest solar eclipse viewing in the Hill Country.

Located between Medina and Vanderpool, this fantastic family vacation getaway is perfectly located in the Texas Hill Country! Awesome towns like Bandera, Tarpley, Medina, Vanderpool, and Utopia are all close by, and the Lost Maples and Hill Country State Natural Areas are within a half hour's drive. History buffs are in for a treat; the ghost town of Tuff is on the same road that leads to the retreat. Stop by and check out the original buildings that were once home to this bustling village!

Nearby Jackson Creek is spring-fed, so the water here is always beautiful. Try your hand at catch-and-release fishing, bring your kayaks or tubes along for a private float, or BBQ there at the charcoal grill; the pond is less than 1 minute walk from the home! Enjoy watching the roaming deer and turkey, relax at night under the starry skies and enjoy a chat around the fire pit, or fix some chow on the charcoal grill. The retreat's shaded patio has plenty of furniture and a picnic table; it's a great gathering space! Up to two inside pets are allowed at the retreat.at.

This thoroughly remodeled 1960s ranch house is designed with comfort in mind. Distinguished woodwork and corrugated metal highlights give it a personality all its own, with rooms and furnishings to make all your folks feel right at home. The 11 beds in the five bedrooms, and two-and-a-half baths, are equipped with complimentary clean linens. The big kitchen is furnished with modern appliances, and there's a washer/dryer combo and extra refrigerator, too. In warmer weather, we'll turn on the brand-new window AC units early, so you won't have to wait for cool comfort. For important business that can't wait, there's even a dedicated work space here. The TV comes with some free channels, and there's Wifi Internet (bring your Roku!) throughout the guest house, too.

With inspiring Hill Country views and plenty of space inside and out, the 3H Ranch Mountain Retreat is an incomparable family vacation rental! Book this amazing space with Backroads Reservations today!

The House
Master bedroom with a queen bed
Second bedroom with two queens, one full and two singles
Third bedroom with a queen bed
Fourth bedroom with a queen bed
Fifth bedroom with one single bed and a bunk bed with two singles
Master bath with shower and vanity
Second bathroom with shower
Office area with a work-station desk
TV room with a leather recliner, TV and video library
Living room with two couches and two chairs
Large flatscreen with some channels (bring your Roku)
Two dining areas with seating for eleven
Large bar area with seating for five
Kitchen equipped with oven/range top, refrigerator, large box freezer, microwave, dishwasher, coffee maker (regular), all pot, pans, cutlery, flatware, utensils, baking sheets, dishes and glasses provided
Large pantry and cabinets for storage

Private access to pond with stepping dock (less than 1 minute walk from the home) Check with us on water levels
Wood-burning fireplaces for display only and not to be used
Pond-side picnic table and charcoal pit
TV w/ some channels and video library
WIFI with internet
Washer and dryer
Large outdoor porch with string lights and ample seating
Pack and play (upon request)
Wildlife viewing, birding and hiking
Regular coffee maker
Charcoal grill at the house
Complimentary firewood available
Extra refrigerator and large box freezer
Pool table
Ample parking, including two garage spots
Wildlife viewing, birding and hiking

Rates and Details
The booking tenant must be at least 25 years old
In times of heavy rains, a vehicle with high clearance may be needed to cross the creek  
Extra guest fee is $20, per guest, per day, after the first 4 guests
Children are welcome
3 RV spots available (fees may apply)
Pets allowed (maximum 2 allowed) for $15/day, each
A pet fee discount may be available for longer term stays
Smoking and vaping outside only
Cell signal is low - must use wifi calling
No hunting permitted on the property
No discharging of firearms, fireworks or ATVs allowed
Guests must bring river towels
Kayaks and water toys allowed (host does not provide any)
Release of liability is required
Hill Country river and lake water levels vary depending on rain  
This house has a non-standard cancellation policy

Approximate distance:
Frio River: 40 miles
Medina River: 15 miles
Guadalupe River: 40 miles
Lost Maples State Natural Area: 25 miles
Garner State Park: 35 miles
Hill Country State Natural Area: 15 miles


  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Heating
  • Linens
  • Living Room
    Living Room
  • Towels
  • Washer
  • Air Conditioning
    Air Conditioning
  • Free Parking
    Free Parking
  • Washer
    Queen Size Bed
  • Washer
    Central Air and Heat
  • Washer
    Charcoal Grill
  • Fully-equipped Kitchen
    Fully-equipped Kitchen
  • Satellite TV
    Satellite TV
  • Wi-Fi
  • Autumn Foliage
    Autumn Foliage
  • Festivals
  • Winery Tours
    Winery Tours
  • Fridge
  • Fridge
  • Fridge
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Spices
  • Coffee Pot
    Coffee Pot
  • Bird Watching
    Bird Watching
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
    Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
    Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Water Sports
    Water Sports
  • Veranda
  • Fishing
  • Fishing
    Fishing Freshwater
  • Swimming
  • Fishing Fly
    Fishing Fly
  • Waterfront
  • Lake View
    Lake View
  • Lake
  • Events Not Allowed
    Events Not Allowed
  • Children Welcome
    Children Welcome
  •  Smoking Not Allowed
    Smoking Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible
    Wheelchair Inaccessible
  • Budget
  • Romantic

What guests are saying...

Travis and Samantha
We had a great time at 3H Ranch Retreat! This place is perfect for family reunions with plenty of beds! It is filled with vintage furniture and decor. Our family had planned to go to Lost Maples while staying at 3H Ranch, but we were having such a good time and felt there was plenty to explore- hiking along the road and up a hill, the pond- that we decided to stay put and enjoy the ranch. If you want to disconnect and enjoy the outdoors with a big group- this is the place!
J Williams
I was with a group of men including my son in law and two grandsons. I highly recommend visiting here. Once you visit you will be anticipating a return trip. Everything as stated in the brochure is five star. The fish, wildlife and scenery is awesome. I highly recommend this location.
Jack Martin
First time in the Texas hill country and was not disappointed. Beautiful surroundings. Caught myself just sitting on the porch just enjoying nature. The house is awesome felt very nostalgic. Had everything we could have ever wanted and even the things we forgot. Trip was very relaxing. Looking forward to going again.
James Lewis
What a breath taking adventure. Went with men’s group from church. Can’t wait to go back
Lowell Ercanbrack
The trip started out with a draft some of the most scenic views you will experience in Texas. In the middle of the Texas Hill country we pulled off the main road driving through Texas history past wildlife of all sorts to pull into the ranch. We were amazed. The house was stunning. Tons of room and everything you would need for a great getaway. We had a large group and I was plenty of room for all of us plus many more. Once inside we got to experience the amazing ranch feel of the place. It had everything we needed. If we wanted to separate from the outside or if we feel like it great TVs with good Internet to watch a movie while relaxing. We spent many hours at the fishing hole where we had a great time catching and releasing fish. Hiking to the top and overlooking the amazing rock cliffs say hi like that for many. If you want a getaway just to relax or to spend some time in nature hiking and fishing This is the place for you. I cannot recommend it highly enough.
Dadrian Lewis
Went here with our men’s group from our church. It was such a cool experience. I had never seen views like this in Texas. Got to spend a lot of time hiking and fishing. I loved it and I already want to go back!
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