• BEDS: 6

Texan Cabin - Yellow Rose Ranch

Property Type : Guest House

Property Description

**Check with us about water levels at time of booking**

Looking for a family vacation cabin that has everything, without compromise? How about a spacious waterfront setting with room for outdoor activities, including a playground area for the kids? Or interior space where everyone can stretch out, and every member of your family gets their own bed? If you think you're dreaming to even imagine such a rental, you need to check out the Texan House at Yellow Rose Ranch! It offers all the fun and comfort you could dream of for up to nine people.

The tree-shaded deck overlooking the water, and its staircase down to the dock, positions the Texan House as a perfect lake view vacation home! It's kid-friendly, pet-friendly, and surrounded by the gorgeous and memorable views only the Texas Hill Country can offer. Definitely bring your camera along when you visit here!

The grounds of the massive Yellow Rose Ranch are yours to use for bird and wildlife watching (with a deer feeder out front), hiking, or just kicking back and relaxing. With immediate access to Hondo creek and three small lakes, you can try your hand at swimming, kayaking, tubing, and catch-and-release fishing. Canoes are also available for you to use! Behind the cabin, you'll find a fire pit and charcoal grill, to help maximize the enjoyment of every minute you spend outside. Please note access to areas of the ranch may be restricted during hunting season; please check with us on this.

Natural light bathes the cabin's generous interior, which includes a living room with fireplace, glassed-in porch, and dining room. Three bedrooms offer combined sleeping accommodations for up to nine people. The cabin features two bathrooms, one with a shower-tub combo, the other featuring a shower stall. All bath and bed linens are included when you book here. The kitchen here is fully equipped, and there's also a washer/dryer combo on-site for your convenience. The smart TV comes with Netflix and a DVD player, and high-speed Internet and local land line phone service are provided-along with good cell reception, too. The cabin is kept comfy year-round with central air and heating.

The next time you and yours decide to hit the road, do everyone a favor and book the Texan House at Yellow Rose Ranch! It's one of the crown jewels in our roster of kid-friendly vacation rentals, and we're proud to offer it to your family as the setting for your awesome getaway memories.

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

The Cabin
King bed in master
Bath with shower and tub combo
Second bedroom with a twin bed and a Queen bed
Third bedroom with two twin beds and a Queen bed
Second bath with shower only
Fully equipped kitchen with oven, range top, refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, no dishwasher
Living room with fireplace
Dining area
Glassed in porch

Located on the Hondo Creek and middle lake
Deck over looking the creek
Dock with canoe
Charcoal grill
RO drinking water system
Water softener system
Fire pit
Apple TV
High speed internet service and telephone
Deer feeder in front yard
All towels and sheets provided
Central air and heat

Rates and Details
Rental rate based on 2 guests
Extra guest fee is $20, per day, after 2 guests
Maximum of 8 guests
Children welcome
Pets Considered
Pet fee is $50 per pet
Children Allowed
$50 cleaning fee. Refunded if left clean
$150 security deposit. Refunded if no damage or pet hair is found on furniture or bedding
NOTE: $ 50 fee for after 9 PM check in
Unattended dogs must be kenneled and must be on leash when outside.
Smoking outside only
You must bring your own charcoal, fluid and firewood and water supplies
The host provides a small selection of complimentary rentals of boats and tubes. Guest owned canoes, kayaks, paddleboards or any other kind of watercraft, including inflatable tubes and watercraft are strictly prohibited from being used on the ranch

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

Approximate distance to the following sites:
Frio River: 40 miles
Medina River: 35 miles
Guadalupe River: 40 miles
Lost Maples State Natural Area: 25 miles
Garner State Park: 30 miles
Hill Country State Natural Area: 15 miles



  • Spa
    Guest House
  • Internet
  • Heating
  • Linens
  • Living Room
    Living Room
  • Towels
  • Washer
  • Phone
  • Air Conditioning
    Air Conditioning
  • Free Parking
    Free Parking
  • Wi-Fi
  • Autumn Foliage
    Autumn Foliage
  • Fridge
  • Fridge
  • Fridge
  • Fridge
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Spices
  • Coffee Pot
    Coffee Pot
  • Bird Watching
    Bird Watching
  • Walking
  • Fishing
  • Fishing
    Fishing Freshwater
  • Kayaking
  • Swimming
  • Tubing Water
    Tubing Water
  • Fishing Fly
    Fishing Fly
  • Waterfront
  • Lake View
    Lake View
  • Children Welcome
    Children Welcome
  •  Smoking Not Allowed
    Smoking Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible
    Wheelchair Inaccessible
  • Budget
  • Romantic

What guests are saying...

September, 2020
This is our second time visiting Yellow Rose Ranch and staying at the Texan. We had a great long weekend away and really love it there. The house is very clean and was more than comfortable for our family of 5. The house is perfect for families and has plenty of room to spread out. There are 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms and a spacious living room and dining area. The kitchen was equipped with everything we needed to make breakfast and dinner. There is a bbq for grilling out and a fire pit and a covered porch with table. There is also a deck overlooking the water with another table. That is a favorite spot. We enjoyed sitting outside or inside and seeing all the hummingbirds flying around and eating from all the feeders. What we enjoyed most was the beautiful scenery and the peace and quiet we experienced while staying there. Our teens were relieved to have WIFi and a smart tv during our stay. We were looking forward to possibly swimming or canoeing from the dock like we did last time but unfortunately when we visited, the water was too low and the docks were closed. We still enjoyed our time there and took advantage of being close to Lost Maples and other scenic areas in the hill country. Communication was professional and timely and everyone we spoke with was friendly. We can’t wait to go back and stay again
July, 2020
We thoroughly enjoyed the property, was neat & clean but kept the natural setting beautifully. The peace and quiet was wonderful. Bird watching was excellent. Did a little fishing with the catch & releasing. Dock ramp a bit steep so could use some non-skid strips or something for us older folks. Didn't swim much but the shore was very thick with mud. But ambiance was nice. For a nice quiet getaway for some relaxation it was perfect.
Valerie A
August, 2019
We had a wonderful time. Nice location and pretty scenery. We loved that there was no one around, it was so quiet and peaceful. We also saw a lot of wildlife running around.
Kim T
July, 2019
Where to start with this amazing property!! Absolutely amazing! We cannot wait to go back, the house was so cute, well equipped with everything you need, free TV/Movies, lots of room in the house, they provide sheets and towels and have washer/dryer in this home. This home has a fire pit, private deck that overlooks the water and private dock with great swimming!! Water was nice and cool, not cold, water is very deep, so no worries about jumping in!! We had all the water to ourselves, it was so nice. There’s canoes you can use. We brought our own floats and tied up to the deck and just relaxed in our tubes/floats. The privacy is amazing here. The nights were nice and cool, with a great breeze and early mornings were nice and cool. Check in was super easy, Megan was so sweet and easy to work with and informed us of everything. If you’re looking for privacy, peace and quiet and swimming, this is the place. We will definitely be going back. This is a hidden gem, you won’t be disappointed