• BEDS: 2

Bandera Tin Star - Forge

Property Type : Guest House | Lodge

Property Description

If you're planning a getaway to Bandera, the Cowboy Capital of the World, it can be a challenge to find economical lodging with a personal touch. The Bandera Tin Star Forge Room is the answer to that question! While only a few miles down the road from Bandera, it's also situated in a quiet, rural setting for those moments you want to kick back and relax. With the look and feel of a ranch bunkhouse, the Forge Room also offers comforts and amenities for a memorable stay.

Whether you're local and are looking for the perfect place for an overnight escape, or you'd like to experience the Texas Hill Country for a longer period of time, the simplicity and affordability of the Forge Room will fit your budget and your needs perfectly! It's kid-friendly, pet-friendly, and close to Bandera, with only a scenic three-mile ride to the Cowboy Capital!

The creekside setting of the Forge Room sets the stage for a leisurely hike, wildlife-spotting, or just kicking back and relaxing. The entire front of the shared cabin features a shaded porch, which can also serve as covered parking for motorcycles. A fire pit and charcoal grill provide cooking space for a snack or a full meal, and you can eat in shaded comfort on the porch in the patio furniture and picnic tables. There's plenty of space for socializing, and the fabled Texas stars at night are big and bright here!

Named after a renowned nightlife spot in Bandera from the past, the Forge Room's interior reflects the mystique and history of the Texas cowboy. Hardwood floors and warm lighting top off the decor in this cozy room. Up to four people will sleep comfortably on the two queen-sized beds, and all bed and bath linens are provided. The dining area features seating area (no kitchen) and a fridge, microwave, and regular coffee maker-coffee is provided, too. The bathroom in the Forge Room features a full tub and shower combo. Wifi is available here, and air conditioning provides cooling comfort during the Texas summers.

The scenic walks and drives of Bandera are all at your disposal here at the Bandera Tin Star Forge Room! While light on your pocketbook, your stay here will be packed with the comforts and amenities to make your vacation one to remember for all the right reasons. Give us a shout here at Backroads Reservations, and we'd be more than happy to set you up with this gorgeous Hill Country rental!

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

Two more rooms available, see listings for Tin Star Wrangler and Cabaret

The Room
Two Queen beds
Seating area with microwave, mini fridge and regular coffee maker
Bath with tub and shower combo
Air conditioning

Coffee provided
Regular coffee maker
Covered bike parking
Outdoor charcoal grill provided
Fire Pit
Wildlife Viewing
Beautiful Bandera creek on the property

Rates and Details
Children Allowed
Pets considered and must be crated when left alone. Barking dogs are not permitted
No smoking in the room. $200 fee if the room is smoked in
Pet fee is $20 per pet
Extra guest fee is $10, per day, after 2 guests
One Night Fee is $20
No discharging of firearms, fireworks or ATVs allowed
Hill Country river and lake water levels vary depending on rain  

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

Approximate mileage to the following sites:
Frio River: 55
Medina River: immediate access
Guadalupe River: 25
Lost Maples State Natural Area: 35
Garner State Park: 50
Hill Country State Natural Area: 15

Copyright Backroads Reservations in Bandera, Texas


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    Air Conditioning
  • Free Parking
    Free Parking
  • Washer
    Queen Size Bed
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
  • Library
  • Restaurants
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  • Fridge
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    Coffee Pot
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
    Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Walking
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  • Kayaking
  • River
  • Children Welcome
    Children Welcome
  •  Smoking Not Allowed
    Smoking Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible
    Wheelchair Inaccessible
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What guests are saying...

November, 2020
My brother and I rode the motorcycles to Hill country for a 7 day Trip. We planned on bandera for two nights and intended to head north to continue our trip. Unfortunately, we experienced mechanical issues on our first day and at a moments notice, the owners of tin star cabin, "John and Lanette, helped me reserve an additional night at the tin star cabins. I had to call my wife to bring my truck and trailer over 300 miles away in order to get my bike to a local shop. Unknown what or situation may be with our travel plans, my wife had to stay the night and John and Lanette actually comped her stay with us! I am so grateful to the owners of Tim Star cabins for there hospitality and kindness. They accommodated our stay in every way. If only the world had more kind folks like them! Spencer with Backroads Reservation country rentals was also very nice with helping me reserve the additional night stay as I am not very "internet savvy" and took my payment over the phone when I couldn't figure out the "online" method. Hats off to you wonderful folks!
August, 2020
We loved the location. It was just far enough outside of town to be away and still feel close. It was only 3 miles. Lots of deer running through the neighborhood. The room was very clean and we felt very safe. Will stay here again!
May, 2020
My boyfriend, his dog, and I enjoyed our stay here. Our host was helpful and friendly. He let us know about an access point to the nearby Medina River, which was lovely. Our room was the center room between two other rooms, which was not an issue as our neighbors were quiet and polite.
July, 2019
This room was sparkling clean. It was in a great spot and hosts were very friendly and helpful. We will definitely stay there again
September, 2018
My husband and I really enjoyed our stay. We have a bike and the roads are well maintained, no loose gravel leading to the residence. The room and bathroom were clean. The bed and pillows very comfortable. Plenty of towels and soap provided. We really enjoyed hanging outside at the picnic table. Overall a great experience. We love traveling to Bandera and have stayed many places there, but this will probably be our go to for now on. Five stars