• BEDS: 7

Ranchito in Hondo Texas

Property Type : Houses

Property Description

Texas often conjures images of wide-open spaces with iconic Longhorn cattle roaming freely, a quiet and beautiful space where you're free to enjoy your time in any way you see fit. The Ranchito Cabin just north of Hondo offers all that Texas Hill Country beauty and peace, with comforts and amenities that come together to create a wonderful countryside getaway for your entire family. For those with a taste for city fun, towns like Hondo, Bandera, Pipe Creek, and Lakehills are also close by!

It wouldn't be a real ranch without actual Longhorns, which often visit the guest house. Though the cattle are friendly, we ask that guests keep a respectable distance, and they'll do the same. You can bring a well-behaved pet, but only if you believe they'll act tamely around the Longhorns. If you'd like to explore the property further, there are 40 acres and over two miles of marked hiking trails.

This remote, private and spacious vacation rental sits on a hilltop that gives 30-mile views of the Hill Country in all directions. Savor those views from the shaded patio, gathered around the fire pit , or in the soothing waters of the nine-person hot tub. This location is perfect for viewing colorful sunsets and star-filled night skies! The kids will love the playscape here, and there's also a gas grill for BBQ cookouts. For mutual well-being, a release of liability is required; also, smoking is allowed only outdoors. If you'd like to bring a larger group, please ask us about RV spot and hookup availability!

The cabin is filled with decor and furnishings in warm earth tones to give it a rustic and welcoming look. The three bedrooms have two queen beds, a full bunk bed set, and a trundle bed, which provide warm sleeping space for up to nine. Two full baths-the master has a shower, and the second a shower/tub combo-are both are furnished with clean linens, as are all the sleeping spaces. A washer and dryer combo provide cleanup convenience, and a full kitchen with appliances, cookware, serving ware, utensils, and glasses is yours to enjoy, with a dining table that seats six. The living area features a Blue Ray DVD-ready, Roku TV (no local channels), plenty of plush furniture, and a toasty fireplace.. Central air, heat, and ceiling fans keep the entire cabin to your liking year-round. There's even a dedicated workspace in the second bedroom, with Wifi Internet throughout the cabin!

The Cabin:
The master bedroom is elegantly furnished with a queen-sized bed, providing a comfortable and stylish retreat.
The accompanying master bathroom is well-appointed with a shower for added convenience.
A second bedroom, similarly furnished with a queen-sized bed, offers a luxurious and inviting space.
The second bathroom, equipped with a tub and shower combination, enhances the overall functionality and comfort of the accommodation.
The third bedroom is thoughtfully designed with two full-sized bunk beds and an additional single trundle bed, providing flexible sleeping arrangements.
The residence features a fully equipped kitchen, complete with modern amenities such as a refrigerator, range top, oven, toaster, Keurig, microwave, dishwasher, as well as pots and pans, ensuring a seamless and convenient culinary experience.
The living and dining areas seamlessly combine, creating a cohesive and welcoming space for relaxation and meals.
Central air conditioning and heating are implemented for climate control and guest comfort.
Additionally, the property boasts an expansive covered patio area, tastefully furnished with seating, offering a delightful outdoor retreat for leisure and entertainment.

The residence is equipped with modern entertainment amenities, including a Roku TV and Blue Ray DVD player. No local channels.
A dedicated workspace with a monitor is provided to cater to professional needs.
For added comfort, an indoor fireplace enhances the ambiance, creating a cozy and inviting atmosphere.
Washer and dryer facilities are readily available to meet laundry needs efficiently.
Outdoor amenities include a gas grill, facilitating enjoyable outdoor cooking experiences, and a playscape for recreational activities.
Nature enthusiasts will appreciate the extensive marked hiking trails, complemented by a mobile app featuring a trail map for convenient navigation.
A firepit, accompanied by provided firewood, offers a charming outdoor space for relaxation and socializing.
The property boasts a spacious parking area for the convenience of guests.
Additionally, the scenic mountain views provide an ideal backdrop for bird watching and wild game viewing, adding to the overall allure of the surroundings.

Rates & Details
The nightly rate is expressly specified for 2 guests, with an additional fee of $20 per person per night for each additional guest.
We extend a warm welcome to pets, allowing up to 2 pets per reservation, subject to a pet fee of $25 and adherence to specific guidelines, including refraining from chasing longhorns or wildlife.
Guests planning extended stays may be eligible for potential discounts on pet fees.
To maintain a pristine environment, smoking is permitted exclusively in designated outdoor areas.
Please be aware that garage access is not included in the stay.
For guests requiring additional amenities, we offer the availability of a 50 Amp RV hookup and water hose at an additional fee.
To ensure a peaceful atmosphere, we strictly prohibit the discharge of firearms, fireworks, or the use of ATVs on the property
To streamline the check-in process, a liability waiver is required for all guests.

Distance from this home:
The Frio River is 60 miles.
The Medina River is 25 miles.
The Guadalupe River is 50 miles.
The Lost Maples State Natural Area is 65 miles.
The Garner State Park is 70 miles.
The Hill Country State Natural Area is 40 miles.


* Mapped pin locations are not exact

Other Details

  • Mountain View
  • Children Allowed
  • Pets Considered
  • Hiking Allowed
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Has a Grill
  • Has a Hot Tub
  • Cleaning fee is $150
  • Guest fee is $20, per day, after 2 guests
  • Pet fee is $25 per pet, per day
Call us now at 830-522-4661 for more information Or get an instant quote with the below form!


  • 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
  • Fully-equipped Kitchen
    Fully-equipped Kitchen
  • Satellite TV
    Satellite TV
  • Wi-Fi
  • Fridge
  • Fridge
  • Fridge
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Spices
  • Coffee Pot
    Coffee Pot
  • Bird Watching
    Bird Watching
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
    Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
    Sight Seeing
  • Waterfront
  • Children Welcome
    Children Welcome
  •  Smoking Not Allowed
    Smoking Not Allowed
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Spa

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...

We definitely came for the outdoor ambiance here. Gorgeous view of the sunset & moon rising. Would be the perfect place to plan a lunar/solar eclipse no doubt. We liked the opportunity to be able to walk a few feet from our Airbnb & walk into a nature trail that wrapped around the house. The jacuzzis cleanliness exceeded our expectations. The house was filled with plenty of last minute things one would forget while packing & that came in very convenient and handy for us. Overall our stay was great through and through. (:
What a absolutely amazing location. The dirt road in might make you question if you are going the right direction, but g-maps won’t lie! The home sits on top of a beautiful plateau and is surrounded by miles and miles of gorgeous hill country. The hiking trails are a nice touch and let you really get away from everything and let you explore and get closer with nature. It is almost exactly a 30 minute drive from house to Hondo as a fyi, not a big deal for us but make sure you have all your supplies and food to limit the amount of trips you might take. The home itself is perfect, great layout and well appointed. Everything was clean and worked and was well stocked with the typical home type supplies. I have nothing negative at all to say, I will be coming back soon because it was really just perfect.
Exactly the peace and quiet we were looking for. Breathtaking views and comfortable accommodations. Looking forward to return visits!
Jeffrey And Lesa Albertson
This place is perfect for the couple who wants to spend a romantic anniversary and literally feel like they are the only two people on earth! We never heard a sound from “life outside” while we were there, but did enjoy all the peaceful sounds of nature and animals! The hot tub here is the best one we’ve ever experienced, with beautiful colored lights at night! This is also a very suitable place for families with children as they offer a very nice playground in the backyard and trails to explore all around! We were so grateful this place was pet friendly, so our Weim, Preston could join us. We love this place! It’s our new favorite! This place was EXACTLY what we were looking for in an anniversary getaway! It is our all time favorite and if you are still hosting it next August, we will be back! We loved the peaceful, secluded location! We loved how comfortable and homey this place was on the inside, and we loved that there were trails to roam around out in nature! This home was beautiful and everything we’ve ever wanted in an anniversary getaway! Thank you so much for hosting!!!