• BEDS: 3

Doe Creek Horse Ranch in Bandera


Property Description

Upon first glance, the exterior evokes the log cabin days of our American pioneers! A closer look tells you the rustic Doe Creek Horse Ranch near Bandera is loaded with comforts and amenities that combine nostalgia and modern luxury in a kid-friendly and pet-friendly family guest house getaway. The ranch is eight acres of Hill Country heaven in a rural setting, that's only a couple miles down the road from the Cowboy Capital of the World. Here's where you make the most of your Hill Country vacation!

Doe Creek Horse Ranch is private and gated for our guests, pets and the ranch's donkeys, Lyle and Lovett. Its pastures are being restored to feature native flowers and grasses, and nature lovers will be delighted with the wildlife they'll spot. You'll find two patios with comfortable outdoor furniture; they're great shaded spaces for conversation, wildlife watching, or admiring the colorful Hill Country. There's even a ranch-style country tub for an outdoor soak, and a daybed for a fresh-air nap. The back porch has outdoor lighting for a touch of nighttime magic, too!  

Doe Creek Ranch is a horse-friendly vacation rental! Pictured on its barn is the cowgirl who built the ranch; she competed professionally in the riding event called "reining," and is shown sliding to a stop from a full gallop. Equine amenities include three available stalls, and a 60-foot round pen with a lighted ceiling and sand floor so it can be enjoyed day or night, in any weather. The ranch is a two-mile ride to Bandera, where horses and riders are welcomed! Guided trail rides are available there, so guests can explore the Hill Country in traditional cowboy style on horseback. Ask us for details on bringing your horses to this equestrian paradise! What's more, with the country byways surrounding the ranch, you can take a scenic motor tour, often without seeing any other vehicles.

Woodwork inside draws the eye, from ceiling beams to barnboard highlights to paneling that projects a warm glow. All is kept comfortable with central air, heat, and ceiling fans, along with a stone fireplace. There's plenty of cozy seating in the living and dining areas, and Wifi service keeps you connected. There's also a smart TV in the master bedroom, so bring along your Roku or use streaming apps for entertainment!

There's restful lodging at Doe Creek Horse Ranch for up to five: a king-sized bed in the upstairs master suite, king-sized bed in the downstairs bedroom, and a single bed in the living area. There's also a hammock-style rope bed, more suited for naps than overnight use. All sleeping spaces include clean linens, as do both full baths, each of which feature a tub/shower combo. You'll have the use of a full kitchen, complete with appliances, cooking and serving ware, and even a convenient washer and dryer.

Treat your family to a Hill Country escape that evokes the nostalgia of the Cowboy Capital of the World! Contact Backroads Reservations today to book the incredible Doe Creek Horse Ranch!

The Home:
Upstairs master bedroom furnished with a King bed and a TV.
Downstairs second bedroom features a King bed.
Additional sleeping arrangements include a single bed in the living room and a hammock-style rope bed.
Both bathrooms equipped with a tub and shower combination.
Kitchen fully equipped with amenities such as a regular coffee maker, Keurig, refrigerator, oven, microwave, dishwasher and stove.
Indoor fireplace available for guest use.

About one mile from the 11th St Cowboy Bar.
Abundant on-site parking is available.
Central air and heating system for climate control.
Ceiling fans installed throughout the property.
Access to Wi-Fi connectivity.
Smart TV featured in the Master bedroom.
Bed and bath linens provided for guest convenience.
Bluetooth stereo system installed in the living area.
Washer and dryer facilities on-site.
Outdoor string lights adorn the back porch area.
Two large covered patios furnished with ample seating.
Horses welcome on the property.
Blackstone propane griddle with a cooktop burner for outdoor cooking.

Rates and Policies:
Nightly rate based on double occupancy (2 people).
Maximum accommodation for up to 5 guests.
Caretakers reside on the property in a separate building.
Children are welcome; pets allowed with a maximum of 2 permitted.
Additional guest fee of $25 each per day applies after the initial 2 guests.
Pet fee is $25 per day, per pet, with a potential discount for longer-term stays.
Smoking permitted only outside the property.
Facilities include a 3-stall horse structure and a 50-foot lighted and covered horse pen.
Prohibited activities encompass the discharge of firearms, fireworks, or ATVs.
Backroads retains the right to adjust nightly rates and fees within 5 days of local event announcements.
Event and holiday weekends may have a minimum three-night stay requirement.
Water levels in the Hill Country river and lake are subject to variation based on rainfall.
Long-term stays may require routine cleaning

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


* Mapped pin locations are not exact

Other Details

  • Mountain View
  • Children Allowed
  • Pets Considered
  • Hiking Allowed
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Cleaning fee is $125
  • Guest fee is $25, per day, after 2 guests
  • Pet fee is $25 per pet, per day
Call us now at 830-522-4661 for more information Or get an instant quote with the below form!


  • Internet
  • Heating
  • Linens
  • Living Room
    Living Room
  • Towels
  • Washer
  • Air Conditioning
    Air Conditioning
  • Free Parking
    Free Parking
  • Washer
  • Washer
    Cell Coverage
  • Washer
    Central Air and Heat
  • Fully-equipped Kitchen
    Fully-equipped Kitchen
  • Wi-Fi
  • Festivals
  • Restaurants
  • Fridge
  • Fridge
  • Fridge
  • Stove
  • Spices
  • Coffee Pot
    Coffee Pot
  • Bird Watching
    Bird Watching
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
    Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Walking
  • Groceries
  • Veranda
  • Waterfront
  • Children Welcome
    Children Welcome
  •  Smoking Not Allowed
    Smoking Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible
    Wheelchair Inaccessible
  • Budget
  • Romantic

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What guests are saying...

This place was amazingly beautiful, peaceful and well appointed. It was a breath of fresh air to enjoy the beautiful Texas Hill Country from such a private getaway location. The house has everything you will need during your stay. The town of Bandera may be small but, it has wonderful restaurants, friendly people and if you enjoy the outdoors… there’s lots of things to do. There are a few dude ranches in the area. And… if you don’t mind driving a little… San Antonio, Austin, Boerne, Fredericksburg, etc. aren’t far away. You will not be disappointed staying here. Tranquil serenity and privacy are this place’s super powers.
We have really enjoyed our stay at the ranch, it was a great experience! The house has been finely refurbished to conserve that far west atmosphere while being very comfortable. Thank you!
This place was beyond our expectations! The home was pristine, and the friendly donkeys made the experience even more special. Will absolutely come back if in the area again! This place was amazing! Seriously the donkeys were the cutest and most friendly animals and we loved playing games on the porch and having them watch us threw the gates and braying at us 💕
Wow! What a fabulous slice of heaven out in Bandera, Texas! The property was beautiful, the amenities were stellar, and the antique tub out on the back patio was a once in a lifetime experience!! I LOVED IT!!! These owners simply KNOCKED it out of the park with that addition!! I cannot say enough about the warmth, cuteness and how amazingly the ranch was decorated! These owners have a FABULOUS sense of style to say the least!! The ranch is close to shopping, antiquing, dining and only minutes from the state park where Lynn (my new best friend) and I took a 2 hour horse ride with Tawnie @ Outlaw Outfitters. What a truly wonderful experience! I am absolutely in love with this place!! Thank you for sharing!!! I feel truly blessed, relaxed and balanced again!! This amazing slice of heaven was all my soul needed!!! I will definitely be back!!!! Cheers to BANDERA!!
My wife and I were long overdue for a couple days free from hustle and bustle of life so we went to our preferred escape……….Bandera. I found this wonderful place although it was a first at this particular location, it won’t be our last. My wife and I loved the place and are looking forward to the very next opportunity to stay here again.