• BEDS: 10

Bandera Box Guesthouse

Property Type : Guest House

Property Description

This guesthouse has it all! Get ready to spend your days playing in the river and stargazing from the deck at night. Between the location right in downtown Bandera where you can walk to everything, sleeping accommodations for up to 13 guests, great river access and a massive deck overlooking the river and a beautiful meadow full of wildlife, this is a perfect destination for  your group. This lovely home is on one acre and just one block off Main Street which is truly unique.

Nothing has been overlooked at the Box House. The kitchen has all commercial appliances: a four burner gas range top and oven, dishwasher, refrigerator and under counter freezer.  A crock pot, toaster, coffee maker and dishes and glasses to serve 20 are supplied. Ample dining areas include seating for six in the breakfast nook, four at the island and another six at the dining table. The living room flows from there which features a large flat screen cable TV. A full bath with shower is located off the living room as well as the washer and dryer in an alcove.  The first bedroom has seven built in twin beds, each with a reading lamp. The adjoining full bath has a shower. The second bedroom has a double pull out bed and a second double bed in the loft, again with a full bath with shower. The Master bedroom has a king bed, computer work area and that full bath has a tub/shower combo. Two computer tables are available in the living room as well with WiFi available throughout the house.

You will probably spend a lot of your time on the huge deck which features a gas fire pit with seating for 12, a charcoal grill and two large picnic tables.  The gracefully curved staircase leads from the deck to the lovely meadow and the Medina River. Other amenities include central air and heat, a convenient outdoor shower to rinse off, ceiling fans, a game/book library, excellent cell service and all bed, bath and kitchen linens are provided. There is also a fenced pull in area for motorcycles.  Pets are welcome!

COVID-19 UPDATE: This accommodation is open for business. 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 4/15/2020

Welcome to the Cowboy Capital of the World! With museums, rodeos, horseback riding, motorcycle rallies, and boot-scootin' live music venues, Bandera's got it all for fans of the Hill Country and the Wild West! Celebrate this uniquely American heritage, and take some time for a trip down the scenic Medina River.

Backroads Reservations
Bandera, Texas

About the house
Master bedroom with a King bed
Master bath with tub/shower combination
Second bedroom with a double bed pull out sofa and a double bed in the loft
Second full bath with shower
Third bedroom with seven built in, oversized twin beds                                
Third full bath with shower
Living room
Fourth full bath with shower
Dining room with seating for six
Kitchen Island with seating for four
Breakfast nook with seating for six
Fully equipped kitchen
Massive two level deck overlooking the river
Central air and heat

Great access to the Medina River
Wildlife and bird watching
Ample parking and a fenced area for bikes
Kitchen equipped with commercial range top and oven, dishwasher, glass front refrigerator and separate under counter freezer - microwave - coffee maker, toaster and crock pot
All cooking utensils, cutlery, pots, pans, dishes, flatware and glasses provided
All bed and bath linens provided
Deck with charcoal grill, gas fire pit and picnic tables                          
Cable TV
Washer and dryer
Internet access
Ceiling fans
Excellent cell phone service

Rates and details
Rental rate based on 6 guests
Extra guest fee is $20, per day, after 6 guests
Maximum of 13 guests
Children Allowed
Pets Considered
Pet fee is $20 per day, per pet
Hiking Allowed
Wildlife Viewing
Has a Grill
Cleaning fee is $150
If more beds are used than were in the reservation we reserve to right to charge for more extra guests
Refundable Security Deposit $300



  • Spa
    Guest House
  • Internet
  • Heating
  • Linens
  • Living Room
    Living Room
  • Towels
  • Washer
  • Air Conditioning
    Air Conditioning
  • Free Parking
    Free Parking
  • Washer
    Cell Coverage
  • Washer
    Central Air and Heat
  • Washer
    Charcoal Grill
  • Fully-equipped Kitchen
    Fully-equipped Kitchen
  • Satellite TV
    Satellite TV
  • Wi-Fi
  • Autumn Foliage
    Autumn Foliage
  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks
    Water Parks
  • Fridge
  • Fridge
  • Fridge
  • Fridge
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Spices
  • Coffee Pot
    Coffee Pot
  • Coffee Pot
  • Bird Watching
    Bird Watching
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
    Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
    Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Water Sports
    Water Sports
  • Doctor
  • Atm Bank
    Atm Bank
  • Groceries
  • Swimming
  • Tubing Water
    Tubing Water
  • River
  • Town
  • Waterfront
  • Children Welcome
    Children Welcome
  •  Smoking Not Allowed
    Smoking Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible
    Wheelchair Inaccessible
  • Budget
  • Romantic

What guests are saying...

August, 2020
Our family is forever grateful for the quick response and quick access in our time of need. We were turned away by so many while evacuating hurricane Laura. Not only were we turned away, but we watched prices double and triple and felt hopeless..but not this place. These owners are the epitome of Texas hospitality. We didn't expect to find this gem, and to be so comfortable..it was like the stress melted away. It's beyond beautiful and had everything we needed. We spent hours swimming in the river, and if we needed groceries we just walked to the store. Every restaurant we ate at was 3-5 minutes away. It's right down the road from an amazing park where we fished and fed ducks, my son was thrilled..(he's a duck whisperer). The view on the porch was amazing and entertainment on it's own, and the river downstairs was so cool and clear. What was an evacuation turned into a vacation and we all pledged we would be back! Also, there's a restroom in every room...i swear that's the most convenient amenity in the world!!
July, 2020
Great house, lovely decor, interesting location, beautiful view behind the house and river access. We loved the amazing deck for morning coffee and lunch, it is in direct sun in the afternoon and with temps about 100 during our stay and no cover, we stayed in the river or inside until sunset. Great place for star gazing! We loved walking to local coffee places and to restaurants for take-out. The river was low during our stay but the cool water was great for swimming and fishing. It's a an energetic trek from the house to the river, young children would need help. We enjoyed the house, outdoors, and space to spread out inside. Everything we needed in the kitchen and more towels than we could have used. Nice place for fun family time together! Municipal river access to a deeper part of the river is a half mile down the road at a city park.
July, 2020
Adorable cabin on the river. Nice kitchen and well decorated. Beds were comfortable. Located near the grocery store so easy to run to grab any food items we needed.
March, 2020
Bandera Box was a lovely place to stay with family and friends during our spring break. The location was unique in providing city life out the front door and private backyard beautiful wilderness views from the back deck perfect for early morning coffee, family cookout picnics , and great walks along the Medina river. We were able to take great day trips into Fredericksburg and to Lost Maples reserve and just spend time in Bandera. The three separate sleeping spaces were great. The place was beautifully decorated and filled with everything you might need from reading materials, sun hats and wifi charging areas. Everyone in our party from college age to grandma loved being there. Our hosts were readily available and accommodating to our needs.
July, 2019
We had a wonderful time at the Bandera box house, river was refreshing and so clear! We had never heard of the Medina river and will definitely plan another trip. Super clean house, 4 bathrooms! Wow! Made it so much better with the number of people we had. Kitchen was easy to work in, deck was a wonderful place to set up our hammocks and look at the stars, and all the deer in the meadow every night was a treat! Bandera was a quaint little town with lots of charm and everyone we spoke with was super friendly and helpful offering things to see and do.
June, 2019
Wow. Awesome rental property. Me and my family went to Bandera for a two-day recharge. First time going to Medina River and was a bit hesitant of what to expect as i have been to the Frio and Guadalupe River on other occasions. This rental property exceeded all my expectations and then some. The house was a hit with my son and three of his best friends. They stayed in the bunk room and probably did not sleep much considering all the laughter i heard at night. The master is just far enough for a very restful night. My daughter and one of her friends stayed on the third bedroom. This place has four full bathrooms need i say more. Now for the backyard. Wow, wow, huge deck, beautiful scenery, so much privacy. Like i mentioned earlier i have been to the other main rivers during peak summer months, both are packed and full of crazy teenagers and young adults and a few adults behaving badly. We had about 2 acres and the whole Medina River all to ourselves. Not one single person crossed our part of the river all weekend. Forgot to mention that the house is stocked with everything you need. Rent this house you won’t regret it. My regret did not rent it for a longer stay.