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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!

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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 DVD-ready smart TV, 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!

From its hot tub to its hill perch, there's plenty for your whole family to love at the Ranchito cabin! Talk with us at Backroads Reservations today about booking your Hill Country dream vacation here.

The Cabin
Master bedroom with queen bed
Master bathroom with shower
Second bedroom with queen bed
Second bathroom with tub and shower
Third bedroom with 2 full-sized bunk beds and a single trundle bed
Fully equipped kitchen with refrigerator, range top, oven, toaster, Keurig, microwave, refrigerator, dishwasher, pots and pans
Living and dining area
Central air and heat
Large, covered patio with seating

Smart TV
DVD Player
Workspace with monitor
Indoor fireplace
Washer and dryer
Gas grill
Miles of marked hiking trails (mobile app with a trail map will be provided)
Firepit with firewood
Large parking area
Mountain views
Bird watching and wild game viewing
Bring your own firewood

Rates & Details
No other houses are on the property
Maximum of 9 guests
The nightly rate is for 2 guests.
Extra guest fees is $ 20 per person per night
Pets allowed (maximum 2 allowed)
Pets must not chase longhorns or wildlife
Pet fee is $25 per day, per pet
A pet fee discount may be available for longer term stays
Smoking outside only
Garage not included in the stay
50 Amp RV hookup and water hose available for an extra fee
No discharging of firearms, fireworks or ATVs allowed
Hill Country river and lake water levels vary depending on rain  
Release of liability required

Approximate distance to the following sites:
Frio River: 60 miles
Medina River: 25 miles
Guadalupe River: 50 miles
Lost Maples State Natural Area: 65 miles
Garner State Park: 70 miles
Hill Country State Natural Area: 40 miles

Louis L'Amour fell in love with the cowboy and rancher lifestyle here, and you will, too! Home to a toe-tapping dance hall, historic buildings, and a Valentine's Day bike rally, Hondo offers its visitors the best of live entertainment and hearty authentic Texas food, all amid the setting of beautiful Hill Country views.

Backroads Reservations
Bandera, Texas

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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
  • 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

What guests are saying...

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!!!