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Hill Country Equestrian Lodge

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Houston, Texas
Reviewed 11 January 2017

Beautiful ranch in the magnificent part of the Hill Country! Our family (2 adults & 2 kids) spent 1 week on the ranch and enjoyed every moment of the stay. The cabin was clean, comfortable and well decorated. The ranch management and staff were attentive and very supportive. The horses were just great - beautiful, friendly and well behaving. The...

Thank Ser1764
Gothenburg, Sweden
Reviewed 10 January 2017

Stunningly beautiful sunsets, quiet surroundings, stargazing to the sound of coyotes, sitting by our small fire, or having tea on the porch, watching the horses grazing free on the grounds... This place is something out of the ordinary... We searched hard to find a place to go horseback riding, preferably one where we could stay overnight. There was none. They...

Thank MrKandMrsB
Reviewed 9 January 2017

In December, I visited HCEL for the second time. This trip was strictly getting away and relaxing for my daughter and me. Our cabin was perfect down to the tiniest detail -- you couldn't ask for a lovelier, more comfortable accommodation. The setting is gorgeous -- a hill country ranch that abuts a protected forest that's pristine and untouched by...

Thank CarrieAnne J
Moscow, Idaho
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Bandera is in the Texas hill country. We were fortunate to be here for a few days prior to and including Christmas. The cabin in which we stayed was large enough for our family of 5 adults and 1 11-year-old. We invited friends from neighboring Fredericksburg for dinner, and although we had to move the table out to accommodate all...

Thank Lynaire_Banks
Sealy, Texas
Reviewed 2 December 2016

We had a wonderful stay! The cabin was perfect, thank you for the unexpected goodies in the kitchen! :-) The horseback ride was a great adventure, the rocks & hills made it so much fun. was Enjoyed the Thanksgiving Dinner too! Thank you Paul & Dianne! Hope to join you guys again soon.

Thank Deborah N
Reviewed 23 November 2016

I got engaged here in May. I was looking for something rustic, out of the way, and relaxed. This turned out to be a perfect fit. My fiance and I really needed to get outdoors after over a year of being cooped up in metropolitan Houston. The fresh air, the running water, the quiet cabin was a great release. We...

Thank David P
Lafayette, Louisiana
Reviewed 16 November 2016

Once again, Hill Country Equestrian Lodge was the perfect destination for a few days of beautiful horseback riding and visits to the "Cowboy Capital of the World", Bandera, Texas. As always we were welcomed with a beautiful cabin, clean stalls for our horses, and many smiling faces. While the cabins are always perfect I did notice this year that some...

Thank Victoria R
Buna, Texas
Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

This is a great place for couples, friends, or family. We rode through the park one day, shopped historic Bandera, hiked the State Natural Park the next day. Beds were comfortable and we loved the cabin. We will be back with the family.

Thank bmaryann842
Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Our family of five (kids age 10,8, and 5) visited Hill Country Equestrian Lodge for two nights in early November 2016. We were travelling to Austin from Ontario for a combined business and family holiday. We are so glad we chose this beautiful spot for part of our week in Texas. During our stay we were able to have two...

Thank Sharon D
Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

We were looking for a romantic weekend that we could bring our own horses. HCEL was amazing. We could have stayed 2 weeks and not been able to ride all the trails in the adjacent park. Barn was great and well maintained BY THE STAFF! The cottage was perfect. We enjoyed the fire pit every night.

Thank Alan T

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Breakfast included
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Pool
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Family Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Breakfast included

Additional Information about Hill Country Equestrian Lodge

Address: 1580 Hay Holler Rd, Bandera, TX 78003-4270
Region: United States > Texas > Bandera County > Bandera
Number of rooms: 7
Also Known As:
Hill Country Equestrian Hotel Bandera
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“We loved the Rose Cabin.”
 of 5 bubbles bleep1978, 22 Mar 2017 | Read review
“The Rose Cabin is the most private.”
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 of 5 bubbles Joeddds, 9 Mar 2017 | Read review
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 of 5 bubbles anthonymF5158RK, 1 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Probably ask for a cabin close to the lodge so if you do need something you don't have to walk too far. Bring a flashlight.”
 of 5 bubbles dalesmithann, 26 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Cabins close to the barn are my preference.”
 of 5 bubbles CynthiaC262, 18 Feb 2017 | Read review
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