• BEDS: 7

Bandera River House on Medina

Property Type : Guest House

Property Description

Load up the family and head for the river! The Bandera River House is on three acres and has access to over a mile of shallows, rapids and swimming holes along the beautiful Medina River. A short drive across a large meadow full of deer and turkey takes you to the river. The house has a fully equipped kitchen, dining area, open living area with TV with DVD and VCR and sleeping for 12 guests. Lots of outdoor tables and seating are there too with a fire pit and a charcoal grill. All bed and bath linens are provided and there is good AT&T and Verizon cell service as well as a local telephone for your convenience. Satellite TV available at an additional fee.

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

Home Details
Den with TV and one twin bed
Living room a twin bed and a hideaway couch
Two bedrooms each with one Queen and one double bed
Dining area with long table and bench seating and a game table for four
Kitchen with oven, range top and refrigerator
One bath with shower
Laundry room with washer and dryer
Four window AC units and five electric heaters

Great access to the river
Wildlife viewing
TV with DVD and VCR CD player
All pots, pans, cutlery, utensils, flatware, dishes and glasses provided
Library of VCRs and DVDs
Electric fireplace in living room
Washer and dryer
Outdoor tables and chairs
Fire pit with wire grill for BBQ
Small chimenea
Local telephone

Rates and details
Children Allowed
Pets Not Allowed
Fishing Allowed
Wildlife Viewing
Cleaning fee is $100
Satellite TV upon request. $25 per stay plus $2 per day
Maxium of 12 guests (including children) sleep in 7 beds
No fireworks, discharging firearms or ATVs allowed
Smoking outside only



  • Spa
    Guest House
  • Heating
  • Linens
  • Living Room
    Living Room
  • Towels
  • Washer
  • Air Conditioning
    Air Conditioning
  • Free Parking
    Free Parking
  • Washer
    Queen Size Bed
  • Washer
  • Washer
    CD Player
  • Washer
    Cell Coverage
  • Washer
    Charcoal Grill
  • Fully-equipped Kitchen
    Fully-equipped Kitchen
  • Fridge
  • Fridge
  • Fridge
  • Stove
  • Spices
  • Coffee Pot
    Coffee Pot
  • Bird Watching
    Bird Watching
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
    Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
    Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Fishing
  • Fishing
    Fishing Freshwater
  • Swimming
  • Tubing Water
    Tubing Water
  • River
  • Waterfront
  • Children Welcome
    Children Welcome
  • Pets Not Allowed
    Pets Not Allowed
  •  Smoking Not Allowed
    Smoking Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible
    Wheelchair Inaccessible
  • Budget
  • Romantic

What guests are saying...

September, 2020
It was a fun weekend getaway for us. Casual and cute cabin, well situated and rustic views, lots of deer. The kids loved walking through the short pasture to the river which was lovely and cool, and we saw hardly a soul.
July, 2020
We had a blast at the cabin. We walked to the river each day which is beautiful and not too far. It was a great way to explore nature with the kids. It's not just a house at the river, there is lots of room to roam and explore. This is an heirloom family cabin that appears to have been in their family for many generations. Very special to have lots of kids games on hand, art supplies, and big common areas inside and out to all be together and make meals. All the cooking essentials were there and lots of extra bedding and towels. There is nothing fancy here to worry about your kids messing up. You can just bring the family, relax and have fun.
July, 2020
This place was really great, I would stay again! Access to the river was easy and we found a beautiful place down the dirt road to the right to swim and hang out for hours. We drove a Ford F-150 down to haul our river supplies, I’m not sure if a vehicle any larger would fit through the 2 gates. The house was wonderful, especially the kitchen and great room areas which met our needs very well. The window air conditioning units kept us cool, but they do need a deep cleaning. The bathroom and two bedrooms are small areas, so we used them only as necessary, try not to overpack, as space is limited in those rooms. I’ve made a couple of suggestions for improvement in those areas. They need a deep cleaning, and real door knobs with locks. These were not deal breakers for us- only needs slight improvement. The outdoor area and furniture were convenient and the kids enjoyed playing in the big yard with trees and woods. Hint: use bug spray, and there are cushions for the outdoor furniture in the laundry room. This is a cute older home that met our needs well, and the access to the river was our favorite amenity. The kids had plenty of space to play, indoors and out. Overall, it was all we had hoped for
Keely W
July, 2020
Host are very attenative, you can contact at any hour of the day, they always respond. House has everything you need. Kitchen, bathroom fully stocked. Plenty of games, arts and craft for kids. Beds are comfy. Short walk to the river. Very quiet and no one around. Just what I needed.
May, 2020
Was way more than we expected. The pictures don’t do this place justice. There was plenty of room for 4 adults and 5 kids and we could of fit more if needed. This house is stocked with everything you need and more. The kitchen seems small in the pictures but it is not, and they have everything you need to cook inside or out. The sitting area outside has plenty of chairs and a lot of shade. We did a seafood boil and had plenty of table space and room. The drive down to the water is only a couple minutes and we found a perfect little swimming hole with rapids too. We enjoyed our stay and we definitely be coming back!
March, 2020
So glad I booked the MRH for our family vacation! Our party consisted of 1 toddler, 2 kids, 4 teenage girls and 2 adults. Our first time to this area and we had a blast. We were looking for privacy and a way to decompress from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, and we were able to do just that! River was a little low during our visit, but we were still able to swim and hang out on our tubes. Trails gave us easy but private access to different parts of the river. Plenty of living space in this quaint, beautiful home! Our 2 younger kids enjoyed all the games, movies and craft table our hosts provided. Definitely looking forward to coming back and bringing the extended family next time! The only downside was the one bathroom, but even with 4 teenage girls we were able to make it work!
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