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Reviewed 6 April 2016 via mobile

One of my favorite places to relax and enjoy nature and the intimacy of family: LITTLE TO NO CELL SERVICE AND NO TV!!! Yeah!!! Which means we all get to know each other again. This, coupled with natural beauty and friendly and helpful hosts makes for the perfect getaway! And did I mention you get to do all of this...

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Houston, Texas
Reviewed 2 April 2016

Spending time on the ranch felt like going back in time. Our family stayed in the Lindig cabin and loved it! The design of the cabin with fire place in the central room and large front porch added to the decor of the trip. The ranch trails were fun to explore and the Hill Country State Natural Area was right...

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JustMeBandera_TX, Owner at Hill Country Equestrian Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for spending your valuable vacation time with us. We are so glad to be able to provide the type of get-away time that families like yours need and deserve. Take care until your next visit! Dianne and Peter at HCEL

Damon, Texas
Reviewed 30 March 2016

This is the perfect place for trail riders who want to bring and ride their own horses in a state park, but who do not want to camp out. This ranch is so beautiful and is adjacent to the Hill Country State Natural Area. Riders go through only one gate to get into the park – so easy! And also,...

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JustMeBandera_TX, Owner at Hill Country Equestrian Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much. It has been such pleasure to serve your family over the years! We look forward to many more! Dianne and Peter

New Brighton, Minnesota
Reviewed 30 March 2016

Hill Country Equestrian Lodge is a wonderful place to go with a family. We came here for a week with our 2 girls, ages 5 and 8. The cabins are very well appointed and include a dishwasher in the kitchen. We enjoy cooking our meals on the property using the grills that are provided. We also go into town for...

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JustMeBandera_TX, Owner at Hill Country Equestrian Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you again for your kind review, and for allowing us to contribute to your ranch vacation experience. We look forward to seeing you again next Spring! Dianne and staff at HCEL

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Reviewed 30 March 2016

HCEL is a lovely, quiet, low-key spot where the horses – and the cat and dog – are well loved, well cared for, and virtually free roaming. The staff take the horses’ well being very seriously and take much care and consideration in the matching of riders to horses, provision of instruction to riders as needed, and meeting riders requests....

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JustMeBandera_TX, Owner at Hill Country Equestrian Lodge, responded to this review

The pleasure is ours! We look forward to serving you again for your next special vacation together! Dianne Peter and staff at HCEL

Fort Worth, Texas
Reviewed 28 March 2016

My wife and I couldn't have been more pleased or treated any better. Beautiful Texas hill country, a quiet, restful ranch, lovely cabin with no frills but everything one could want (except TV and Wifi which we specifically didn't want!). Our own campfire under the stars at night. The horses were top notch and the trail rides excellent. The horse...

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JustMeBandera_TX, Owner at Hill Country Equestrian Lodge, responded to this review

We're so happy you could join us for your special time together, and so happy we could help your stay be so enjoyable. Thanks you again! Dianne, Peter, and staff at HCEL

Reviewed 20 March 2016

We liked the one on one training with the instructor and student. The staff was always pleasant and helpful. Our cabin was very nice and private with a well stocked refrigerator and pantry full of breakfast choices. Peter served us some great meals at the main lodge. We checked out some restaurants and nice live entertainment town and also cooked...

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JustMeBandera_TX, Owner at Hill Country Equestrian Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you, Phil H. I enjoyed having you here and teaching and riding with you. We look forward to your return! Dianne and Staff at HCEL

Osprey, Florida, United States
Reviewed 2 March 2016

Cute cabins, nice staff and the owner takes time to find out what your goals are for your best riding experience. Bring reading material as there is no wifi or cell reception. Bandera is a cute town to explore on free time, don't miss steak night!!

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JustMeBandera_TX, Owner at Hill Country Equestrian Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to post your review, Julie H. It is always a pleasure to have you visit us here at HCEL. I loved teaching and riding with you and Jenna, and I look forward to your next visit. For our visitors who do not bring their own favorite reading materials, there are regional history...

Georgetown, Texas
Reviewed 1 March 2016

My wife and I are approaching 70. For her birthday, my wife wanted to have an equestrian experience. However, she specifically did not want a tail to nose trial ride. She wanted to learn--or relearn--how to ride properly. Diane, the owner, delivered. We stayed with our two dogs (also a rarity as most "dude" ranches do not allow dogs) in...

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JustMeBandera_TX, Owner at Hill Country Equestrian Lodge, responded to this review

Dear GWR- It was a pleasure having you and Jo here. She is a great example of how we should all keep learning and being active throughout our lives. She processed the information quickly and improved greatly with each lesson, and never complained that I was giving her too much to do or think about. A real trooper! And our...

Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Reviewed 29 February 2016

We stayed in a country cottage, which comes stocked with breakfast foods and quality toiletries. This one had a real brick fireplace. The property is beautiful. We've stayed here in both the winter and the spring when many wildflowers are in bloom. We've seen wild turkeys and deer out riding in the adjacent state park. We added riding lessons to...

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JustMeBandera_TX, Owner at Hill Country Equestrian Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so very much for your review. It is always wonderful to hear that our guests such as you appreciate the training, hard work, patience, and good temperament of our horses. You truly understand them as living, thinking, and feeling beings. Thank you also for your appreciation of our beautiful cabins. We truly value as our guests, and always...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Breakfast included
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
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  • 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
Hill Country Equestrian Lodge Bandera, Texas
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