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The Roost at Kingfisher Ranch

Property Type : Guest House

Property Description

You won't find this kind of luxury or homey detail in any hotel room! The Roost at Kingfisher Ranch occupies a sprawling 74-acre ranch and wildlife preserve, and provides country living, hiking, and indoor and outdoor comfort, all in a gorgeous Texas Hill Country setting. Once you savor the conveniences and amenities inside and out, we only have one friendly word of warning to our Roost guests: you may love it here so much, you won't want to leave! It really is a beautiful home away from home.

The "wow factor" is strong here, and it's impressive, welcoming, and fun inside and out! The Roost at Kingfisher Ranch has been lovingly cared for, and that attention to comfort-enhancing details is apparent the minute you arrive at this beautiful estate. Its grounds facilitate the best hiking, bird watching, and wildlife viewing available in the Texas Hill Country. Both country and city folks will be at home here, because it's also close to towns and attractions such as Tarpley, Bandera, Utopia, Medina, and the Hill Country State Natural Area. This property is perfect for friends and family; kids are welcome!

Roomy decks adorn the front and back of the Roost, complete with patio furniture, and there's a charming gazebo out back-a great place for socializing or an intimate outdoor dinner. Cook that dinner on the provided gas grill, and park your vehicles in the close-by and covered carport. The yard is fenced in, making a perfect play space for your pets-which are allowed for a nominal fee. Bountiful trees and a spring-fed creek add the crowning touches to this property's natural Hill Country beauty (the creek's flow is seasonal, so please inquire when booking). The spacious grounds offer stargazers awesome and open skies on clear nights!

Inside is just as much a knockout as outside! The spacious living area is tastefully appointed with comfortable furniture and a fireplace, ideal for relaxing. There are three bedrooms; the master and second each have queen-sized beds, and a double in the third. Add to that a queen-sized futon in the living area, and the Roost provides comfortable sleeping for up to eight people. The kitchen is massive, and fully equipped with appliances, utensils, and a bar-lined island and dining room table, each of which seats four. Two full bathrooms have both tubs and showers, and bed and bath linens are included during your stay. Your amenity list is rounded out with central air and heat, TV and DVD player/VCR, Wifi, land line phone, and a washer and dryer in the utility area. Please keep in mind this is a no-smoking property.

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

Some say tiny Tarpley is easy to miss; those folks just don't know what they're missing! The Hill Country surrounds Tarpley, offering some of the most beautiful views in Texas. Check out Mac and Ernie's Roadside Eatery, which has been featured on two shows on the Food Network for their cuisine.

Backroads Reservations
Bandera, Texas

**For a Friday stay, you must request to book by Thursday at 12:00 noon.

The House
Queen Master
Queen 2nd bedroom
Double 3rd bedroom
Queen futon in living area
Large tub and separate shower in master
Tub and shower 2nd bath
Fireplace in living area
Fully equipped kitchen
Central air and heat
TV with DVD/VCR and antenna

Spring-fed creek behind the house (seasonal, inquire about water levl at time of booking)
Wonderful bird watching
Gas Grill
Front and back deck
Covered parking area
Large fenced yard

Rates and Details
Rental rate based on 2 guests
Extra guest fee is $25, per day, after 2 guests
Children welcome
Maximum 8 guests
Pets considered
Pet fee is $15 per day, per pet
No smoking on property
No open fires, charcoal burners. fireworks, firearms or ATVS


  • Spa
    Guest House
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Heating
  • Linens
  • Living Room
    Living Room
  • Towels
  • Washer
  • Air Conditioning
    Air Conditioning
  • Free Parking
    Free Parking
  • Restaurants
  • Fridge
  • Fridge
  • Fridge
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Spices
  • Coffee Pot
    Coffee Pot
  • Bird Watching
    Bird Watching
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
    Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
    Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Veranda
  • River
  • Waterfront
  • Children Welcome
    Children Welcome
  •  Smoking Not Allowed
    Smoking Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible
    Wheelchair Inaccessible
  • Budget


We were pleased with our stay at Kingfisher ranch. The creek itself was lovely and enjoyed how isolated it was. It had various depths which kept our boys busy exploring and playing. The house was comfortable and kid-friendly. We enjoyed the location as well for visiting Bandara, hiking the nature preserve and exploring other nearby small towns. The owners were quite receptive if we had any needs or questions and our boys enjoyed all they had to share about the animals on their property.