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Vintage Cowboy at 7 Canyons Ranch

Property Type : Guest House

Property Description

As soon as you see the wagon wheel on the front porch, you'll know you're in for a genuine Texas cowboy experience! This unique vintage cottage (or "barndominium," as we like to call it) sets the stage for your Lone Star vacation, combining the genuine ranch house look with modern amenities-and, though private and quiet, it's all just a short drive from Hill Country towns like Tarpley and Bandera. The spacious outdoor setting and comfy interior make this the perfect spot, through and through!

All the ingredients are here for the perfect vacation rental for your Tarpley getaway here at 7 Canyons Ranch. Its setting on the 22-acre spread (and access to hiking trails and more on the full 500-acre ranch) are an outdoor lover's delight, and the inviting front porch and beautifully decorated interior offer great opportunities for relaxation, for couples and solo travelers alike.

A shaded porch runs the entire length of the cabin's front, perfect for romantic conversations or simply regaining your peace of mind. Fishing, hiking, wildlife watching, and star gazing are all available at your back door here. Guests love exploring the wide-open spaces, and this is a perfect rental for exploring the countryside. The Vintage Cowboy property is also an ideal "extra" for those renting the nearby lodge, so be sure to ask us for details for such an arrangement. A charcoal grill and fire pit is on-site here, too, and of course the entire landscape is highlighted by those amazing Hill Country views! Smokers are welcome, as long as they do so outside.

As much as we like to highlight the vistas outside, the interior here is a knockout, too! Rustic bunkhouse furniture and other touches give the place a genuine look and feel that says "Texas" all over. A queen-sized bed provides comfortable sleeping for two adults, and overall comfort is assured with central air and heating. The bathroom includes both a shower and tub, and all bath and bed linens are provided. The kitchen is fully equipped with appliances, utensils, cookware, plates, and glasses. Finally, the cabin is outfitted with Wifi, as well.

The Hill Country region surrounding Tarpley and Bandera is known for its rich cowboy history, and 7 Canyons Ranch offers one of the best authentic cowboy experiences you'll find. Come see for yourself-relaxation, fun, and a memorable getaway in a scenic country setting can all be yours when you call us at Backroads Reservations!

COVID-19 UPDATE: Since 4/15/2020, Backroads Reservations has had zero incidents of COVID exposure in any of our 100+ rentals. This accommodation is open for business and Backroads Reservations is aware of the proper cleaning and disinfecting measures needed between guests. We have provided this guidance to our hosts and housekeepers so that everyone takes the necessary precautions to protect the health of our guests, hosts and housekeepers alike. In addition, for rentals with same day turn-overs, we have increased the hours between check-in and check-out to give extra time between cleanings. Message us for more details, if needed. Dated 8/16/2021

The Cabin
Bedroom with Queen bed
Bathroom with a shower
Sitting area with couch and two chairs
Bar and bar stools in kitchen
Kitchen with refrigerator, range top, microwave and coffee maker, pots and pans, utensils, flatware, dishes and glasses
Covered patio with seating
Miles of hiking trails
No TV or DVD
Limited cell service in this valley
Fire pit
Charcoal grill

Rates and Details
Maximum of 2 guests
Release of liability required due to exotic animals
Cleaning fee of $50
Mountain View
Children Allowed
Pets Not Allowed
Wildlife Viewing
Two night minimum
No smoking allowed
No discharging of firearms, fireworks or ATVs allowed
Property is on a water well. Bottled water is recommended.
Hill Country river and lake water levels vary depending on rain  
This property requires a release of liability form to be signed before check-in

Some say tiny Tarpley is easy to miss; those folks just don't know what they're missing! The Hill Country surrounds Tarpley, offering some of the most beautiful views in Texas. Check out Mac and Ernie's Roadside Eatery, which has been featured on two shows on the Food Network for their cuisine.

Backroads Reservations
Bandera, Texas

Approximate distance to the following sites:
Frio River: 40 miles
Medina River: 35 miles
Guadalupe River: 40 miles
Lost Maples State Natural Area: 25 miles
Garner State Park: 30 miles
Hill Country State Natural Area: 15 miles

Copyright Backroads Reservations in Bandera, Texas


  • Spa
    Guest House
  • Internet
  • Heating
  • Linens
  • Living Room
    Living Room
  • Towels
  • 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
  • Wi-Fi
  • Fridge
  • Fridge
  • Fridge
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Coffee Pot
    Coffee Pot
  • Bird Watching
    Bird Watching
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
    Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
    Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Fishing
  • Waterfront
  • Children Welcome
    Children Welcome
  • Pets Not Allowed
    Pets Not Allowed
  •  Smoking Not Allowed
    Smoking Not Allowed
  • Romantic

What guests are saying...

December, 2020
The property and location was a slice of heaven and a wonderful retreat from the stresses of normal life. Plenty of wildlife roaming the property and breathtaking views. We spent many hours hiking and observing everything the ranch had to offer. The landowners were very kind and caring people and have a well known understanding and history of the ranch and surrounding areas. We will return again and again and recommend this to anyone wanting a reset in their normal life. No phones no social media, just a pause in normal everyday life.
Joel Smith
December, 2020
The Vintage Cowboy is perfect for 2 people. The ranch is beautiful and so very quite. The night sky was stunning. There are many beautiful drives to travel. The ranch itself has many fantastic exotic animals to watch. The owner, Robert, is a pleasure to visit with and very helpful. You will love this place. We certainly did.
November, 2020
No need to look for other places to stay. This place was amazing. The owners are a super sweet couple and will answer any questions you have regarding the surrounding area. This place is spectacular, the lodge, views, the animals. We were greeted every morning with friendly deer and elk. We can’t wait to go back. It’s our new favorite place in the Hill Country!!!
October, 2020
What a great place to spend a long weekend. The scenary was gorgeous, the hiking fantastic and hearing the elk bugle made me think I was in Colorado!
August, 2020
If you and your honey are looking for a little private get away, then this place is for you. I was in awe at how up close we were to exotic animals. I felt like I was living on a ranch in a far away land. The decor and ambience were perfect! Waking up to God's glorious creations and my morning cup of coffee along with the view was exactly what we needed. We will be back.
August, 2020
We enjoyed the scenery and the solitude. It was also incredible to see the wild animals roaming the property.
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