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The Last Outpost - Sophie's Cottage

Property Type : Bed And Breakfast | Guest House

Property Description

Imagine a couple's cabin getaway with stunning views, a peaceful remote location, where a complimentary breakfast is delivered to your door each day. Well, imagine no more! All this and more awaits you at Sophie's Cottage at the Last Outpost. Nestled in the scenic Hill Country just north of Bandera, this homey and romantic rental features the very best of both town and country; not only is the Cowboy Capital of the World close by, but so are quaint Hill Country towns like Kerrville and Medina.

Embark with us on our amazing Hill Country Eclipse Journey! By astronomical luck, the Hill Country will be in the path of total solar eclipse on Monday, April 8, 2024. We have 125 great vacation homes in the region, covering 21 Hill Country towns, all in the eclipse "bullseye." Experience the enchantment of the darkest night skies, while witnessing the finest solar eclipse viewing in the Hill Country.

This rustic cabin rental is a nature lovers dream and you will love the wildlife-watching opportunities, with game ranches surrounding the property. Even more natural and adventurous attractions are nearby, too, with the Hill Country State Natural Area, and the tubing hot spots of the Guadalupe and Medina rivers, all within a half hour's drive.

The outdoor seating area here is the perfect place to take in the glorious mountain views of the Hill Country, with a bracing cup of coffee or relaxing glass of wine. If you're in the mood for a snack or meal outdoors, there's a chiminea, charcoal grill, and fire pit for you to take advantage of here. In addition you'll be able to enjoy complimentary coffee and fresh, succulent local fruit upon arrival.

Sophie's cottage is tucked into a shady grove, and the interior is resplendent with vintage furnishings like a roomy clawfoot tub and antique stained glass window in the bathroom, and a big metal-framed queen-sized bed that's just perfect for two guests. The kitchenette includes a regular coffee pot and mini fridge, and the fridge is stocked with complimentary beverages. Additionally, all bed and bath linens are also provided. There's a box AC and heating unit for your comfort, and for your entertainment there's a regular TV and stereo unit with a CD player. The remote location of Sophie's Cottage means there is no Wifi service, and only intermittent cell coverage; please keep this in mind when you plan your stay here.

This vacation rental is perfect for a romantic getaway in the serene beauty of the Texas Hill Country! Contact us here at Backroads Reservations, and we'll help you plan your getaway to Sophie's Cottage.

The Cottage
Accommodation featuring a Queen bed with a clawfoot tub in the bath
Equipped with box unit air and heating system and a regular television
Front porch offering seating arrangements

Stereo with CD player
Firepit with supplied wood
Complimentary beverages in the fridge
Note: No WiFi available and cell service is intermittent
Chiminea provided for small outdoor fires
Outdoor charcoal grill accessible
Stunning million-dollar views from the property

Rates and Details
The property hosts 3 rental cabins, and the host resides on-site
Maximum accommodation for 2 guests
Not suitable for children
Pets are not allowed
Prohibition on discharging 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 might necessitate a three-night minimum stay
Hill Country river and lake water levels vary based on rainfall
All properties listed on the Backroads website are encouraged to book for the 2024 eclipse; acceptance or denial of reservations is at the discretion at the time of booking.

Approximate distance to the following sites
Frio River: 60 miles
Medina River: 10 miles
Guadalupe River: 25 miles
Lost Maples State Natural Area: 40 miles
Garner State Park: 50 miles
Hill Country State Natural Area: 15 miles

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

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  • Spa
    Guest House
  • Heating
  • Linens
  • Towels
  • Air Conditioning
    Air Conditioning
  • Free Parking
    Free Parking
  • Washer
    Queen Size Bed
  • Washer
  • Washer
    Charcoal Grill
  • Autumn Foliage
    Autumn Foliage
  • Restaurants
  • Fridge
  • Coffee Pot
    Coffee Pot
  • 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...

First of all our Host was amazing. She welcomed my husband and I straight away with warmth and hospitality after our crazy drive. She asked us to just let her know if there was anything that we may need to please feel free to walk over. My husband and I both have worked in the hospitality industry for years so we can see when someone genuinely cares. When we give someone five stars if means that they went over and beyond to make our stay as comfortable, stress free and peaceful as possible. We loved how we had a sense of warmth, comfort and security. I can't stress how much we needed this experience of healing comfort. Thank you so much for having us! 💕🌻
This was a perfect location for my wife and I for a weekend get away. Even though there are other accommodations on the property, we felt we had privacy. We wanted to stay in Fredricksburg but there were no places available. Staying here turned out to be a true blessing as the drive from Bandara to Fredricksburg was a beautiful drive through the hill country and allowed us to spend some time in Kerrville on our way to Fredricksburg. The owners were available but not intrusive. They were a very nice couple and their place was just what we were looking for.
Had such a great stay! Communication with host was great, and check in was easy. Host provided tons of information on what to do and see in the area and we Loved the little touches like the breakfast items provided. Amazing location for a nice getaway. So nice to relax with some wine and see the sunset in the hill country. Also awesome to wake up to longhorns in the field and chickens running around. The horse is super friendly too and was my girlfriend’s favorite. Would definitely recommend to anyone.
David Fautheree
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
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!
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.
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