• BEDROOMS: 1
  • BEDS: 3
  • BATHROOMS: 1
  • TOTAL GUESTS: 3
  • MINIMUM NIGHTS: 3

Muller's Ark Guest Ranch - Caboose

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Property Type : Guest House

Property Description

**Instant booking is not available for this property. You must call us or send a request to check availability prior to booking**

All aboard! Muller's Ark Caboose is located ten miles from Bandera, yet is a perfect private setting as a getaway Hill Country cabin. This genuine Southern Pacific caboose will be your fun and comfortable whistle-stop when you visit the Cowboy Capital of the World! It's no mere place to stay, but a memorable and perfect getaway vacation spot you'll recall years later with sentences that start with, "Remember when we...." Don't let this piece of railroad history pass you by!

Most trains don't even have cabooses anymore, but in their heyday they worked hard as bunkhouses, tool sheds, lookout posts, and even campaign platforms. Muller's Ark Caboose served admirably, and now spends its time as a clear river cabin near the Medina River, a wonderfully relaxing setting with beautiful Hill Country views. It's a cozy, clean, and comfy get-away-from-it-all spot that accommodates up to three guests-both cheery and remote, with no nearby neighbors. You'll have the whole place to yourself!

With 2,000 feet of Medina River frontage on the property, you'll enjoy everything like swimming, tubing, fishing, or just relaxing to the mellow sounds only a riverfront property can offer. There's a spacious deck out back (complete with patio furniture), which overlooks the property's private lake-another great fishing spot! The ample acreage here is perfect for hiking, and various wildlife frequent the area as a safe and quiet watering hole. This is a popular pet-friendly holiday rental near Bandera, and there's lots of room for them to romp!

Don't let the rural setting make you think you'll be roughing it; there are a lot of conveniences inside! There's central air and heating, so you'll be comfortable year round. Bunk-style beds (single above, double below) allow restful sleep for up to three. The living space is topped off by a rustic Franklin stove. There's also a fully equipped kitchen, TV with DVD player, and bathroom with both bath and shower. All basic linens are provided.

The days of passenger railroads are, for the most part, in the past-but when you visit Muller's Ark Caboose, you'll be able to experience your own slice of railroading history, in this unique Texas Hill Country getaway. It's a weekend cabin rental like no other-you can almost hear the nostalgic sound of a train traveling down the rails! All this makes it one of the best Bandera holiday rentals!

The Caboose
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Sleeps three people
Central heat and air
Fully equipped kitchen
Bunk style beds
Bath and shower

Amenities
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TV and DVD player
Linens
Franklin stove
Huge deck overlooking lake
Fishing, swimming and hiking
2,000 feet of Medina Riverfront

Other details
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Children welcome
Pet fee is $10/day, per pet
$100 refundable security deposit if no damage or additional cleaning due to pets
Smoking outside only
No discharging of firearms, fireworks or ATVs allowed
Hill Country river and lake water levels vary depending on rain  

Bandera
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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:
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Frio River: 60 miles
Medina River: immediate access
Guadalupe River: 25 miles
Lost Maples State Natural Area: 50 miles
Garner State Park: 55 miles
Hill Country State Natural Area: 15 miles

Copyright Backroads Reservations in Bandera, Texas

Amenities

  • Spa
    Guest House
  • Linens
    Linens
  • Towels
    Towels
  • Air Conditioning
    Air Conditioning
  • Free Parking
    Free Parking
  • Washer
    Cell Coverage
  • Washer
    Central Air and Heat
  • Fridge
    Fridge
  • Fridge
    Kitchen
  • Fridge
    Microwave
  • Stove
    Stove
  • Coffee Pot
    Coffee Pot
  • Bird Watching
    Bird Watching
  • Photography
    Photography
  • Scenic Drives
    Scenic Drives
  • Walking
    Walking
  • Fishing
    Fishing
  • River
    River
  • Waterfront
    Waterfront
  • Lake View
    Lake View
  • Lake
    Lake
  • Children Welcome
    Children Welcome
  •  Smoking Not Allowed
    Smoking Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible
    Wheelchair Inaccessible
  • Budget
    Budget
  • Budget
    Family
  • Romantic
    Romantic

What guests are saying...

Nick
November, 2020
Bandera is a beautiful little town in the Texas Hill Country, and Muller's Ark is a great property just outside of town. Mr. Steve is a wonderful host, super friendly, salt of the earth! My family and I really enjoyed the stay in this Caboose and the history of how it it was acquired. We look forward to our next stay at Muller's Ark!
Dean Anderson
November, 2020
We had a fantastic time in the Caboose on this trip. It was very close to town, it had everything we needed, it was pet friendly, it was fun.......and we met the owner Steve who we got to know pretty well and is a phenomenal....and agile 87 year old man with a great story. -Dean & Cindy Anderson
Dean Anderson
November, 2020
We stayed at the Caboose on Muller's Ark Ranch last Thurs thru Sunday. It was an amazing place to spend some quiet time on a wonderful piece of property. Quite possibly the most peaceful trip I've taken in 20 years. The property owner himself was an amazing guy and we enjoyed meeting him and knowing some of the property's history. We HIGHLY recommend this place. My wife and I had such a memorable experience, as did our 3 year old German Shepherd. Thanks to all involved in making this trip happen so smoothly.
Katy
October, 2020
Thank you Steve and Patsy. It was lovely, quiet and peaceful. I would suggest that you check out the one broken board on the landing outside of the kitchen I can certainly recommend the caboose to my friends!
Carly
July, 2020
Comfortable, charming, basic accommodations that allowed us to be active during the day in the surrounding nature and come home and relax.
Kelly
June, 2020
Great experience. The caboose was a fun way to spend a weekend and there is lots in the area to do.
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