• BEDS: 2

Lonesome Dove Guesthouse

Property Type : Guest House

Property Description

Immerse yourself in cowboy country in style at the Lonesome Dove Guest House! All the western charm of the Cowboy Capital of the World is at your doorstep in this attractive and unique guest house. This rustic and historic 1915 structure has been meticulously restored with a warm barn wood interior, and generously updated with modern amenities to enrich your stay! Only a short walk away (and we're talking a block and a half) lies a glittering stretch of the beautiful Medina River.

You can almost hear the jangling spurs and neighing of horses at the hitching posts outside! This is the perfect vacation rental in Bandera, with most of its popular attractions within walking distance. One of the most famous honky tonks in Texas-the 11th Street Cowboy Bar-is right across the street! Antiquing, cuisine, shopping, you name it; it's all here-and the natural beauty of the Medina River is yours to enjoy, too. You'll be in the heart of all the best Bandera has to offer.

A shaded porch is out front, complete with seating-and we weren't kidding about those vintage hitching posts; they're right out front, too. This is the perfect central location from which to watch the activity of the Cowboy Capital of the World-and a great place to join in on the shopping and night life. Take the short walk to the Bandera City Park on the Medina River and enjoy a peaceful stroll or try your hand at fishing, as well. All this is nestled in the gorgeous setting of the Texas Hill Country!

This cozy and romantic rental sleeps up to four, with a queen bed in the bedroom and a double-size futon sleeper in the living area. The full bath has a roomy shower, and all bed and bath linens are provided. If you'd like to stay in for an intimate meal, the kitchens fully equipped, including cooking and serving ware. Central air and heating keep the space comfortable, and there are two Smart TVs on hand-there is no cable, so bring your own Roku or Firestick along. Community Wifi provided by the city of Bandera is also available in the area. The vintage Wild West touches blend perfectly with the modern comforts at Lonesome Dove!

This property is a unique mix of a Medina River vacation rental, coupled with easy and instant access to Bandera. Its location, decor, amenities, and budget-friendly pricing make it an increasingly popular getaway spot. Give us a call at Backroads Reservations today, and we'll set you up.

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

The Cabin
Bedroom with Queen bed
Bath with large walk in shower                          
Living and dining area
Double size futon sleeper in the living area
Fully equipped Kitchen
All pots, pans, dishes, glasses, cutlery, flatware and utensils provided
All bed and bath linens provided
Central Air and Heat

Bandera city neighborhood wifi
Two smart TVs (no cable, you must bring a Roku or Firestick)
Front porch with table and seating
Across from the 11th Street Cowboy Bar (may be a propensity for noise with live music)
Walking distance to all the shopping and restaurants
One and a half blocks from the Medina River and Bandera City Park

Rates and Details
Rental rate is based on two guests
Extra guest fee is $20, per day, after 2 guests
Maximum of 4 guests
Cleaning fee is $60
One Night Fee is $45
Pets Not Allowed
Smoking outside only

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 distance to the following sites:
Frio River: 55 miles
Medina River: Walking distance
Guadalupe River: 25 miles
Lost Maples State Natural Area: 40 miles
Garner State Park: 50 miles



  • Spa
    Guest House
  • Internet
  • Heating
  • Linens
  • Living Room
    Living Room
  • Towels
  • Air Conditioning
    Air Conditioning
  • Churches
  • Library
  • Restaurants
  • Fridge
  • Fridge
  • Fridge
  • Stove
  • Spices
  • Coffee Pot
    Coffee Pot
  • Coffee Pot
  • Scenic Drives
    Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
    Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Doctor
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Fishing
  • Fishing Fly
    Fishing Fly
  • Town
  • Pets Not Allowed
    Pets Not Allowed
  •  Smoking Not Allowed
    Smoking Not Allowed
  • Romantic

What guests are saying...

October, 2020
Great place to stay, close to everything from shopping to eating. Cowboy Bar across the street was awesome and bands were great 👍
July, 2020
Love this place really enjoyed our stay!
June, 2020
Thank you, Backroads, we loved staying at Lonesome Dove in Bandera!! The place was darling and clean, and an awesome location!!
October, 2019
This is a fantastic awesome and incredible place.
October, 2018
Lonesome Dove is a charming, authentic Texan retreat right across from an amazing bar with live country music. The photos don’t do it justice! Very clean and cosy!