• BEDS: 10
  • 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 10 queen-sized, full-sized, double and bunk beds on site, you'll be able to pamper a crew of up to 16 people in this peaceful and beautiful country location-all at rates that will keep your pocketbook happy, too.

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 10 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. 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!

*Pond levels may be lower than the photos and the floating dock may not be in use. Contact us at time of booking*

Bedroom Layout:
Master bedroom furnished with a queen bed.
Second bedroom outfitted with a queen bed.
Third bedroom featuring a full bed.
Fourth bedroom equipped with a queen bed, a full bed, and two single beds.
Fifth bedroom includes a bunk bed (two singles) and an additional single bed.
Master bath with a shower and vanity.
Second bathroom furnished with a shower.
Dedicated office space with a well-appointed workstation desk.
TV room featuring a leather recliner, TV, and video library.
Living room offering two couches and two chairs.
Large flatscreen TV with select channels (Roku device can be brought).
Two separate dining areas accommodating up to eleven individuals.
Spacious bar area with seating for five.
Well-equipped kitchen featuring an oven/range top, refrigerator, large freezer, microwave, dishwasher, regular coffee maker, and providing all necessary cookware, cutlery, flatware, utensils, baking sheets, dishes, and glasses. The kitchen also includes ample pantry and cabinet storage.

Private access to a pond with a convenient stepping dock (less than a minute's walk from the home). Please inquire about water levels.
Wood-burning fireplaces available for display only (not for use).
Pond-side amenities include a picnic table and charcoal pit.
TV with selected channels and a video library.
WIFI with internet connectivity.
Washer and dryer facilities provided.
Expansive outdoor porch adorned with string lights and abundant seating.
Availability of a pack and play upon request.
Firepit for outdoor gatherings.
Opportunities for wildlife viewing, birding, and hiking.
Additional provisions include a regular coffee maker, charcoal grill, complimentary firewood, an extra refrigerator, and a large box freezer.
Entertainment features a pool table.
Ample parking, including two garage spots.
Opportunities for wildlife viewing, birding, and hiking.

Rates and Policies:
Primary booking individual must be a minimum of 25 years old.
In times of heavy rainfall, a vehicle with high clearance may be necessary to cross the creek.
Additional guest fee of $20 per guest, per day, beyond the initial four guests.
Children are warmly welcomed.
Provision of three RV spots available (fees may apply).
Pet-friendly accommodation allowing a maximum of two pets at a rate of $15 per pet per day.
Potential discounts on pet fees for longer-term stays.
Smoking and vaping permitted only outside.
Low cell signal; reliance on WiFi calling is necessary.
No hunting allowed on the property.
Prohibition on discharging firearms, fireworks, or ATVs.
Guests are requested to bring river towels.
Possibility to bring kayaks and water toys (not provided by the host).
Mandatory release of liability.
Variable water levels in Hill Country rivers and lakes based on rainfall.
Non-standard cancellation policy in place.


* Mapped pin locations are not exact

Other Details

  • Mountain View
  • Water View
  • Children Allowed
  • Pets Considered
  • Fishing Allowed
  • Hiking Allowed
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Has a Grill
  • Cleaning fee is $200
  • Extra guest fee is $20, per day, after 4 guests
  • Pet fee is $15 per pet, per day
Call us now at 830-522-4661 for more information Or get an instant quote with the below form!


  • 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

Hill Country Travel Blog

28 May


Nestled alongside the Guadalupe River halfway between Kerrville and Hunt lies the town of Ingram. This community of about 1,800 people is almost a combo of several towns in its vicinity, in that it’s taken advantage of local resources and has capitalized on them to make it a prime example of a Hill Country town. You’ll find farming and ranching in Ingram, wineries that take advantage of the unique local terroir, attractions linked to recreation on the river, and even a model of Stonehenge!

25 May


Just east of Hunt in the heart of the Texas Hill Country, you’ll find a marker erected in 2005 that discusses the history of the town and its vicinity. Hunt itself is located 13 miles west of Kerrville, at the junction of the north and south forks of the Guadalupe River. As the historical marker states, the town of Hunt is the ultimate result of three different communities that were founded in more or less the same place!

16 May


The Hill Country town of Kendalia is near the Guadalupe River, about halfway between Blanco and Boerne as the crow flies. It’s one of the smaller towns in the region; its population has hovered around 100 the past several decades, and when you count the ranchers and rural dwellers in its ZIP code that number increases to about 350. Nonetheless, Kendalia has a fascinating history all its own.

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What guests are saying...

Howdy Spencer, I just like to let you know that our vacation rental home was just amazing! We were so happy with our choice. The home was more beautiful and comfortable than we had hoped. We are deeply grateful for the opportunity to create wonderful memories in your beautiful vacation home. We will recommend your 3H ranch without any hesitation to other friends and family and coworker. It’s truly true Texas Hill Country experience. We liked everything. Literally the overall experience was more than expected.
Great place to stay! Lots of birds and frog song at night. Perfect place for some astrophotography, far enough to have truly dark skies, but still only an hour and fifteen minutes from San Antonio. Plenty of parking for our family reunion, the road is crushed stone and fords a small stream, but none of the cars had any problems. The road was smooth and the water less than 2/3 inches. The house was well stocked! Do your shopping on the way out, but if you forget anything essential, the property most likely has you covered. Spices and cooking oil in the pantry, toiletries in the bathrooms. There are a total of 5 bed rooms. Three are semi private with queen sized beds. The other two have multiple beds and serve as passageways in and out of the master suits. We were a family reunion, so it worked very well and everyone was comfortable in the beds. Internet worked flawlessly, even with everyone sharing, great TV and sound system, friendly neighbors, and did I mention the dark skies. Most of the family enjoys hiking and camping and we were all delighted with the remote location. A couple of folks preferred hotels, Bandera and Kerrville are only about 30/40 minutes away. It let the whole group visit in a way that everyone preferred. I would highly recommend this property and can't think of anything negative.
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
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