• BEDS: 8
  • BATHROOMS: 5.5

Lodge at Forse Mountain Ranch

Property Type : Houses

Property Description

Arranging a large gathering of family, friends, or colleagues can be a real challenge. Wouldn't it be wonderful if you could get all those people under one roof, in a tranquil and picturesque Hill Country setting? Well, look no further! The Lodge at Forse Mountain Ranch near Kerrville has five bedrooms each having a private full bath, with sleeping space for up to 14 guests! This premiere vacation home is like having a private resort all to yourself, with water access and lots of amenities!

Deer and other wildlife roam the 170 acres at Forse Mountain Ranch, and you'll have access to several swimming areas (one directly behind the lodge- Please inquire about water levels at time of booking), as well as many areas for catch-and-release fishing (seasonal based on water levels. Inquire at time of booking). Paddle boats and kayaks are included, too! (Bring life jackets and towels for outdoor water use.) Hiking trails wind throughout the grounds, and the lodge is only eight miles from the Kerrville Cross Garden. Pets are allowed with prior approval. For everyone's well-being, a signed release of liability is required.

Relax out front with a shaded porch and plenty of outdoor furniture! There's more seating out back, with sparkling lights and a fire pit that's perfect for snacks and conversation. If you're cooking something more substantial than s'mores, there are charcoal and gas grills for a proper BBQ feast!

This two-story vacation home was recently remodeled, with comforts like central heat and air, Wifi, and satellite TV blended with welcoming country touches. Warm up around a crackling fire in the den's wood-burning fireplace while you enjoy a game of pool, ping-pong, or cards on the tables provided for just such entertainment! The kitchen is fully decked out for your culinary needs, including a six-burner industrial oven and a separate large grill, a large-capacity coffee maker, crock pots, and cooking and serving ware. For your laundry needs, there's also a washer and dryer combo on site.

When it's time to turn in at night, the master bedroom downstairs has two soft queen-sized beds and a large bathroom with a walk-in shower. Three of the four bedrooms upstairs also have queen beds, and the fourth features a combo of queen and twin bunk beds. Each bedroom has a private bath, and there's an additional half-bath on the first floor. Your stay includes fresh linens for all bed and bath areas.

Gather the gang for an amazing Hill Country getaway at the Lodge at Forse Mountain Ranch! Contact us at Backroads Reservations today for more information on this exciting vacation rental.

** Water photos taken in June, 2024. Please inquire about water levels at time of booking **

The House (Sleeps 14):
The master bedroom downstairs offers two queen beds with a spacious bath featuring a walk-in shower.
Upstairs includes three bedrooms with queen beds, each with private bathrooms. One bedroom upstairs has a queen bed and a bunk bed featuring two twin beds along with a private bathroom.
Fully equipped kitchen with large refrigerator, commercial-grade chef's stove and oven, large grill, microwave, dishwasher, regular coffee maker, and necessary utensils.
Spacious game room featuring a pool table, ping pong, card table, and a wood-burning fireplace.
Large covered front patio with ample seating and an open backyard patio with additional seating, outdoor lighting, and a firepit.

170 high-fenced acres with diverse wildlife.
Clear swimming hole behind the lodge and three other swimming areas (Inquire about water levels when booking).
Inclusion of paddle boats and kayaks.
Excellent catch-and-release fishing (seasonal; water levels-dependent; inquire when booking).
Gas and charcoal BBQ grills, TVs with satellite and WiFi, some complimentary wood provided, washer and dryer.
Opportunities for hiking and bird watching.

Rates and Details:
Accommodates 14 guests; renters must be at least 25 years old.
The nightly rate covers 6 guests; additional guest fees of $50 per person after the initial 6 guests.
Children are permitted, guests can bring their kayaks and canoes, and up to two pets allowed upon approval by Backroads (Pet fee: $50 per pet per day). Please inquire about pets prior to booking.  
Located eight minutes from the popular Cross Garden; the host resides on the property.
Smoking permitted only outside by the firepit; a release of liability is mandatory.
Prohibition on discharging firearms, fireworks, or ATVs; variable Hill Country river and lake water levels depending on rainfall.
Non-standard cancellation policy; the property cannot be used for weddings or commercial purposes, including any commercial filming.

This is home to the nationally renowned festivals celebrating folk music, Celtic heritage, and the Texas arts and crafts. Nestled among beautiful natural parks, Kerrville also features wineries, breweries, and an amazing array of local restaurants. There's even a museum dedicated to the work of Western American artists!


* Mapped pin locations are not exact

Other Details

  • Mountain View
  • Water View
  • Water Front
  • Children Allowed
  • Pets Considered
  • Hiking Allowed
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Has a Grill
  • Cleaning fee is $300
  • Guest fee is $50, per day, after 6 guests
  • Pet fee is $50 per pet, per day
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  • Internet
  • Heating
  • Linens
  • Living Room
    Living Room
  • Towels
  • Washer
  • Air Conditioning
    Air Conditioning
  • Free Parking
    Free Parking
  • Washer
    Queen Size Bed
  • Washer
    Cell Coverage
  • Washer
    Central Air and Heat
  • Washer
    Charcoal Grill
  • Fully-equipped Kitchen
    Fully-equipped Kitchen
  • Satellite TV
    Satellite TV
  • Wi-Fi
  • Festivals
  • Restaurants
  • Fridge
  • Fridge
  • Fridge
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Coffee Pot
    Coffee Pot
  • Bird Watching
    Bird Watching
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
    Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
    Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Water Sports
    Water Sports
  • Veranda
  • Kayaking
  • Swimming
  • Tubing Water
    Tubing Water
  • River
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
  • Lake View
    Lake View
  • Lake
  • Events Not Allowed
    Events Not Allowed
  • Children Welcome
    Children Welcome
  •  Smoking Not Allowed
    Smoking Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible
    Wheelchair Inaccessible
  • Budget
  • Romantic

Hill Country Travel Blog

28 May


Nestled alongside the Guadalupe River halfway between Kerrville and Hunt lies the town of Ingram. This community of about 1,800 people is almost a combo of several towns in its vicinity, in that it’s taken advantage of local resources and has capitalized on them to make it a prime example of a Hill Country town. You’ll find farming and ranching in Ingram, wineries that take advantage of the unique local terroir, attractions linked to recreation on the river, and even a model of Stonehenge!

25 May


Just east of Hunt in the heart of the Texas Hill Country, you’ll find a marker erected in 2005 that discusses the history of the town and its vicinity. Hunt itself is located 13 miles west of Kerrville, at the junction of the north and south forks of the Guadalupe River. As the historical marker states, the town of Hunt is the ultimate result of three different communities that were founded in more or less the same place!

16 May


The Hill Country town of Kendalia is near the Guadalupe River, about halfway between Blanco and Boerne as the crow flies. It’s one of the smaller towns in the region; its population has hovered around 100 the past several decades, and when you count the ranchers and rural dwellers in its ZIP code that number increases to about 350. Nonetheless, Kendalia has a fascinating history all its own.

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What guests are saying...

I only gave 4 stars on "accuracy of listing" because this place is even better in person than it is on the listing. Forse Mountain Lodge is an ideal place to stay for large groups. We had a 10 person/5couple faith-based retreat where each couple had their own room and a full bathroom in their room. Our group felt that was "key" in feeling comfortable in a home all together. It has a massive kitchen and island with plenty of room to eat and socialize. We would have used the den area more, but we had such beautiful weather, we convened outside on the backyard stone porch under beautiful trees around a firepit with smores sticks provided by the owners. The property itself is 170 acres filled with tons of white-tailed deer and axis roaming freely and unafraid of humans. There are a number of stock tanks and walking the grounds is beautiful as it is surrounded by the canyons and hills of the area. The owners obviously take great pride in their place and have attention to detail to create a memorable stay. The Lodge is very clean and has been recently renovated to reflect a rustic yet modern feel. Our group was exceedingly impressed with this property that is ideal for any multi-family or friend group experience. We highly recommend the Forse Mountain Lodge for your next hill country get away!
I can't rave enough about this property and its owners. Terry and Linda were the best hosts, so friendly and accommodating. The house itself is spacious, beautifully renovated, private bathrooms for each room (major plus), VERY comfortable beds, activities to do on the grounds both inside and outside. We had a large group but never felt cramped and we really enjoyed all getting in the kitchen and cooking together. The large island and ample counter space and cooking surfaces made cooking for our large group a breeze. The property is gorgeous with lots to explore. Deer greeted our lawn every morning. No one wanted to leave. Property is close to town making it easy to go get groceries and a little less than an hour drive to Fredericksburg if you want to hop into town for a visit to Main St or the numerous wineries and breweries. We had an amazing stay and will definitely be back.
My daughter had her wedding in Kerrville, and our extended family stayed at the house. It is in an awesome luxury location with a lot to do. I definitely would return.
The home we stayed at in Kerrville was amazing. It was on a lovely piece of land with tons of wildlife. The owners, Terry and Linda, live next door in their home and were so friendly and helpful. They answered all out questions and made sure we had everything we needed. The house was stunning on the inside, better than the photos! Every room has their own private bathroom which was so nice! The deer were so fun to watch! Highly recommend this home for large groups.
This was the most spectacular property I’ve stayed at and I’ve been in quite a few. It was amazing from the spacious house to the two ponds stocked with fish, the deer roaming around, the fire pit ready for s’mores and the porch filled with rocking chairs. These hosts have thought of everything and Tim kept checking on us and we felt very welcomed. The beds were comfortable and everything was clean. Each of the bedrooms has its own bath. The master bathroom has a shower that has multiple shower heads. If you’re wondering about the price, I can tell you it’s worth every penny. Even my husband said so and he’s tighter than bark on a tree! We all agreed it was a perfect weekend and we’ll be back.