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 eclipse visit a couples’ treetop getaway in the Hill Country! The 7 Canyons Ranch Tree House is literally that, with comfy space for two people. It’s located on a sprawling 500-acre ranch with plenty of wildlife to watch as well as the sky show. This beautiful and lofty guest house includes a fire pit, charcoal grill, Wifi service, marked hiking trails, and more.
14 sprawling Hill Country acres are yours to explore at the Homestead at Madrona Ranch near Pipe Creek! It’s a naturally scenic spot to view the eclipses, and comfortably sleeps up to 10 people (kids and pets are welcome). Your family will enjoy the lakeside location, hot tub on the deck, fire pit, gas grill, satellite TV, wireless Internet, and much more.
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 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.
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 in style at the Water’s Edge Guesthouse in Bandera! This big, beautiful home sleeps up to six, and features both a private creekside location and closeness to the Medina River. A fire pit, charcoal grill, and big patio round out your outdoor amenities. Inside, there’s central air, a fireplace, a full kitchen, a smart TV with DVD player, and Wifi Internet.
Hill Country views and space for six makes the Mighty Oaks Retreat an ideal eclipse getaway! This family-friendly cottage was built in 1904 on 352-acres, with a conversation pit, shaded veranda, and charcoal grill included. A wood-burning fireplace warms the home, with a full kitchen, washer and dryer, Wifi, and satellite TV. This setting will be ideal for eclipse-viewing!
Make this riverside cabin on the Medina River your Hill Country eclipse getaway! The Clear River Cabin is ideal for a couple or small family, with 100 acres of countryside for you to admire and explore. There’s 500 feet of river access, a shaded deck, and charcoal grill outside, and inside you’ll find a TV with a selection of DVDs, a full kitchen, and complementary linens.
The River Run Lodge is a massive kid and pet friendly riverside guest home that sleeps up to 15! There’s a tube shoot to the river, and you can swim and fish, there, too. You’ll find a shaded deck right off the dining room, along with a charcoal grill and picnic table. Indoors includes AC, a gaming room and bar, laundry facilities, cable TV and Wifi service.
Give your family private access to the river during the eclipses at the River Bend Hideaway on the Medina! The cabin sleeps 13, and has two shaded porches with plenty of furniture, as well as a charcoal grill. The interior features satellite TVs, Wifi, a fully-appointed kitchen, and central air and heat throughout. Waterfront properties will be popular during the eclipses!
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.
Make your Hill Country eclipse visit extra-special with a Texas-sized breakfast served each morning! It’s all part of your stay at the Double U Barr Ranch Cowboy Cabin. It’s on a 42-acre ranch, with a cool creek for swimming and fishing (paddle boat included!), along with a BBQ grill and fire pit. The Cowboy Cabin sleeps three, and includes satellite TV and wireless Internet.