Embark with us on an amazing eclipse journey! By astronomical luck, the Hill Country will be in the path of two upcoming solar eclipses. Saturday, October 14, 2023 will bring an annular “Ring of Fire” eclipse, and a full solar eclipse will occur Monday, April 8, 2024. We’ve got 125 great vacation homes in the region, covering 21 Hill Country towns, all in the eclipse “bullseye.” These properties are already sparking interest from travelers.
We value feedback, and we’d like to go even further. We’d love to have you chronicle your eclipse journey, highlights of which will be shown on our Texas Hill Country App Facebook page. Alongside a section dedicated to the eclipses, including articles, resources, and videos, we’ll also publish the details of your adventure!
Treat yourself to the best comforts and amenities during your eclipse journey! Browse the fantastic guest home rentals below, and keep in mind these premiere properties will be in high demand, under competitive bidding. Once you find an option that appeals to you, submit your offer as soon as possible. We’ll review and respond within 24 hours if your offer has been accepted, and you’ll be on your way!
Make your family’s eclipse holiday special at the Bandera Ranch House at the Last Outpost! It sleeps up to six, with a charcoal grill, fire pit, free firewood, and shaded front porch. It’s also stocked with complementary breakfast food and drinks each morning, a full kitchen, cable TV, and a spotless full bath. Beautiful Hill Country views surround the entire property, too.
The combined Blue Getaway and Hill Country Memories properties in Kerrville offer picturesque eclipse-viewing accommodations for up to 20 people! The sky-blue Getaway and the Memories cabin are both loaded with amazing amenities like an outdoor gaming area, multiple hot tubs, spacious decks, Wifi service, Roku-ready TVs, gas grills, fire pits, and much more!
The Highlander River House is six miles from Bandera, with private access to the Medina River! There’s sleep space for eight, making it a family-friendly eclipse getaway. There’s a spacious patio and deck over the river, and a wood smoker and gas grill for cookouts. Inside, there’s comfort and tech with AC and heating, Roku-ready TV, Wifi, a full kitchen, and a laundry room.
The Blue Retreat in the Hill Country is a luxurious way to celebrate the eclipse! This family-friendly getaway sleeps up to eight, and features extras like a multi-game outdoor gaming area, a soothing hot tub, an outdoor waterfall, spacious shaded deck, a gas grill and fire pit, three Roku-ready TVs, Wifi service, a full kitchen, and plenty of vehicle parking! Eclipse journey offers are being taken for this property.
Spend your eclipse holiday close to the Medina River at the River Rock Retreat! This riverside guest home sleeps eight and is just a few miles from Bandera, featuring a side patio and deck, charcoal grill and fire pit, giant-sized checkerboard, and a dog run. Inside, there are multiple Roku-ready TVs, Wifi, central air, a full kitchen, and a washer and dryer.
Enjoy an intimate eclipse experience for two at the Antler Cabin at Tabasco Ranch! You’ll have a shaded front patio and back deck, along with a gas grill and electric fire pit. There’s a shared pavilion here, too, with another fire pit, oven, and fridge for your use. Inside the cabin, there’s a full kitchen, satellite TV, Wifi, and central air. Ask about horse boarding here!
The best of Bandera is yours during the eclipses at the 11th Street River House! This kid- and pet-friendly guest home sleeps up to eight, is close to shopping, cuisine, and nightlife, and offers private access to the Medina River for tubing, swimming, and more. The fenced backyard keeps kids and pets safe, and the fire pit makes a great gathering spot for eclipse viewing.
The Lodge at Forse Mountain Ranch in Kerrville is a huge family-friendly eclipse escape for up to 14! There are 170 acres here, complete with swimming and fishing areas (paddle boats and kayaks included). Front and back seating areas include a fire pit and charcoal and gas grills. Inside, there’s a wood-burning fireplace, satellite TV and Wifi service, even a big gaming room!
Bandera is popular for Medina River's tubing, swimming, fishing, and kayaking, and the Texas Two Step puts you right in the action there, too! It's a block from Bandera City Park, where you can access the river for a modest fee. This alone makes the Two Step's location attractive to visitors, and as a bonus it's a 15-mile drive to the pristine beauty of the Hill Country State Natural Area.
The Pony Cabin at Tabasco Ranch sleeps three, and is a perfect eclipse home for a couple or small family! Outside, there’s a front patio and shaded back deck, with both a grill and fire pit. The property’s big shared pavilion has an oven, fridge, and additional fire pit. There’s AC, satellite TV and Wifi, and a full kitchen inside the cabin. You can also board horses here!
Complete with a hitching post, Lonesome Dove in Bandera makes a fun couples’ eclipse retreat! It’s across the street from the 11th Street Cowboy Bar, and just over a block to the Medina River. There’s a shaded porch out front, and central air inside, along with two CommZoom TVs and a full kitchen. Lonesome Dove’s central Bandera location will be popular during the eclipses!
Watch the eclipses from a 15-acre mountain retreat that’s family-friendly, pet-friendly, and motorcycle-friendly! The Antler Run Ranch Cabin near Pipe Creek sleeps up to five in a private and peaceful setting that’s ideal for the upcoming sky shows. You’ll also have a hot tub to enjoy, satellite TV, Wifi service, a charcoal grill and smoker, and astounding Hill Country views.