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The Last Outpost - Sophie's Cottage

Property Type : Guest House

Property Description

Gorgeous ranch with "million-dollar view" convenient to Bandera, Kerrville and Medina. Surrounded by large game ranches, so you can literally sit and watch the buffalo roam. Seasonal creek for swimming and catch-and-release fishing. Continental breakfast items are left in each cabin.

Romantic cottage with a "Sunday House" feel. Beadboard ceiling and pine floors. The bath has a tin ceiling and antique stained glass window.  Host usually provides items like juice, muffins, fruit, yogurt, cereal, milk, breakfast bars, sometimes bagels and cream cheese, coffee and half and half.

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

The Cottage
Queen bed
Clawfoot tub in bath
Hotel unit air and heat
Television with cable
Stereo with CD
Fire pit w/wood
Complimentary beverages in fridge
No WIFI and cell service is spotty
Chiminea for small outdoor fires
Front porch with seating
Outdoor charcoal grill available
Creek for swimming & catch-and-release fishing (seasonal creek)
Million-dollar views from property

Maximum 2 guests allowed
Children not allowed
Pets not allowed



  • Spa
    Guest House
  • Heating
  • Linens
  • Towels
  • Air Conditioning
    Air Conditioning
  • Free Parking
    Free Parking
  • Washer
  • Autumn Foliage
    Autumn Foliage
  • Restaurants
  • Bird Watching
    Bird Watching
  • Photography
  • Walking
  • Waterfront
  • Pets Not Allowed
    Pets Not Allowed
  •  Smoking Not Allowed
    Smoking Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible
    Wheelchair Inaccessible
  • Romantic

What guests are saying...

David Fautheree
January, 2021
Very cozy cabin that was decorated with many charming items. The host met us shortly after arrival and she told us about the property and how she came to own it. I used to live in San Antonio and was familiar with the area around Bandera. It is one of the loveliest parts of the country and this property reflects that! We stayed two nights and spent time nearby in Bandera, Lost Maples State Natural Area, and Garner State Park. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay! Dave Fautheree & Debbie Russell Frisco, TX
October, 2020
The stay on the ranch in Sophie’s cottage was such a relaxing experience. Spending the quiet night and morning just being present with grand open land around you and the company of chickens, Longhorns and the most kind horse really made it a stay to remember!
October, 2020
This property is adorable! Quaint and country. The roosters, hens, and longhorn were the perfect country living touch. The owner added snacks, drinks, and surprises for us in the cottage. What a hospital host! Joan even went out of her way to help me print out 23 pages of documents that I needed to review on hard copy! What a fantastic weekend spent in Sophie’s Cottage. Thank you.
August, 2020
Such a great little getaway. The location felt remote and peaceful and the cottage was cozy and very clean. Lots of snacks/breakfast items were available. It was a very hot day but the cottage was perfectly cool and comfortable. The host was there to greet us and she was very kind. The area is great for star gazing. So fun to see the Longhorns just a few feet away! Definitely would recommend staying here. Hope to go back one day!
August, 2020
This was a great little get away from Austin! The farm is awesome, tucked away from the main road with wandering chickens, long horns, a cat and a horse. All of the animals were friendly and fun to have around. The views were incredible at all times of day. Be sure to catch a sunset! The cottage is cute, very clean and stocked with awesome breakfast foods and drinks. There is very little cell phone service which made for a great break from the every day phone pinging. Location is about fifteen minutes from downtown Bandera (there is a river to swim in downtown), 45 minutes from Lost Maples (with a beautiful drive to get down there), one hour or so from Garner State Park and there are a few wonderful wineries between the farm on the way to Fredricksburg. The host checked in with us shortly after we arrived to make sure we had everything we needed and offered tips for the stuff around to do. Overall a great experience and would happily go back!
July, 2020
I have stayed at The Last Outpost twice and have loved it both times! Joan, the owner, has been very welcoming and accommodating each time. I loved being greeted by all of the animals on the property- such a fun experience!
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