• BEDS: 4

The Ranch Oak House in Bandera


Property Description

As mentioned in Texas Monthly, there's no better way to take in the Cowboy Capital of the World and the surrounding Hill Country than the Ranch Oak House in Bandera! It's only a mile from downtown, yet it's rural enough for you to savor the mountain views and local birds and wildlife. This pet-friendly and kid-friendly rental combines authentic Texas decor in its interior, highlighted nicely by its uniquely Texas setting. With its tile flooring from D'Hanis and a smoker from New Braunfels, it's loaded with Texas touches!

Built as a family lodge in the late 1940s, this cozy cabin rental still reflects the charm and care put into it, along with modernized touches. It's been thoroughly renovated with updated appliances, plumping, and wiring, while still retaining its period appearance. The location of this Bandera ranch house is ideal for your next vacation, with the excitement and fun of Bandera and the Medina River close by, along with peaceful country surroundings.

A covered outdoor patio runs the length of the cabin out back, complete with an outdoor dining set, and there's even covered parking for your vehicle. An authentic Texas BBQ meal prepared on the smoker and grill would be just perfect to enjoy on the patio! The shed adjacent to the cabin has laundry facilities for you to use, and your well-behaved pet is welcome here, so long as they're kenneled when left alone. There is a dog kennel available, too. Smokers in your group are welcome to light up, but outside only.

The cabin's interior glows with rich, warm woodwork, instantly giving it a strong Texas ranch feel. You and yours will sleep peacefully on the four beds in the two bedrooms and living area here, with accommodations for up to six people. There are two full baths, one with a glass shower enclosure, the other with a tub and shower combo. Additionally, all bed and bath linens are provided. The kitchen is fully decked out with appliances, cookware and utensils. The living area, highlighted by a huge wagon-wheel chandelier, features a large stone fireplace, firewood for which is included. Tech-wise, you'll have wireless Internet, excellent cell coverage, and an MP3-compatible stereo system. All interior spaces are kept comfortable with central air and heating units.

Backroads Reservations invites our friends to enjoy the best of the Hill Country in this secluded western ranch house near Bandera. Contact us soon for more booking info!

The House:
Master bedroom furnished with a king-size bed.
First bath featuring a glass-enclosed shower.
Second bedroom equipped with twin beds.
Second bath incorporating a tub/shower combination.
Queen sofa bed in the living area for additional sleeping arrangements.
Kitchen equipped with a coffee maker, microwave, range top, convection oven, and refrigerator.
Excellent quality cookware and a range of appliances.

Washer and dryer available in the adjacent shed.
New Braunfels smoker and charcoal grill for outdoor cooking.
Complimentary firewood provided.
Ipod/MP3 capable stereo sound system.
Wireless Internet connectivity.
Water softener system and a security system for added comfort and safety.
Covered parking area.
Dog kennel for pet accommodation.
Complete provision of bath and bed linens, as well as utensils and dishes.

Rates & Details:
Nightly rate specified for 2 guests, with complimentary stay for children under 2.
Additional guest fee of $25 per day after the initial 2 guests, with a maximum of 6 guests.
Pets are allowed, limited to a maximum of 2 pets, with a pet fee of $20 per day, per pet.
Potential discounts on pet fees for extended stays.
Children are welcome.
Stipulation that dogs must remain with the owner or be kenneled when left alone.
Smoking permitted only in outdoor areas.
Strict prohibition against discharging firearms, fireworks, or ATVs.
Events and holiday weekends may necessitate a three-night minimum stay requirement.
Variations in Hill Country river and lake water levels based on rainfall.

Distance from this home:
The Frio River is 55 miles.
The  Medina River is 5 miles.
The Guadalupe River is 30 miles.
The Lost Maples State Natural Area is 45 miles.
The Garner State Park is 50 miles.
The Hill Country State Natural Area is 10 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, TX

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Other Details

  • Children Allowed
  • Pets Considered
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Has a Grill
  • Cleaning fee is $80
  • Guest fee is $25, per day, after 2 guests
  • Pet fee is $20 per pet, per day
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  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Linens
  • Living Room
    Living Room
  • Towels
  • Free Parking
    Free Parking
  • Washer
  • Washer
    Cell Coverage
  • Washer
    Central Air and Heat
  • Washer
    Charcoal Grill
  • Fully-equipped Kitchen
    Fully-equipped Kitchen
  • Wi-Fi
  • Fridge
  • Fridge
  • Fridge
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Spices
  • Coffee Pot
    Coffee Pot
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
    Scenic Drives
  • Walking
  • Town
  • Children Welcome
    Children Welcome
  •  Smoking Not Allowed
    Smoking Not Allowed
  • Budget
  • Romantic

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What guests are saying...

We really like the Anchorage – it had such a warm and nostalgic feel to it with tons of charm…sort of like staying at my grandparents old place. It almost didn’t feel like we were in Bandera any longer with all the large oak trees; almost like somewhere in east Texas. Another big plus was we noticed a few deer go by in the back yard, so we bought some corn and set it out for them. Then a huge herd of axis came in and ate everything. The kids were excited to see that up close.