• BEDS: 10

Bandera Box Guesthouse

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Property Description

One of the most unique features of the Bandera Box Guest House is that it has an out-in-the-country feel on a one-acre plot, yet it's right in downtown Bandera, the Cowboy Capital of the World! Perched right on the scenic and fun Medina River, this Hill Country hideaway is a kid-friendly and pet-friendly waterfront cabin that's ideal for a family getaway. When you combine its location, amenities, fantastic views, and accommodations for up to 13 people, your next vacation can truly have it all!

Just imagine: in one direction lies the shops, night life, eats, and events of Bandera; in the other, the tubing, kayaking, and swimming fun of the Medina River-and nature lovers will love spying the wildlife that frequents its shores, too. No matter what you have planned-from just kicking back to taking in everything you can-the Bandera Box is perfect for your weekend adventure! It's an ideal central point from which you can explore the very best of the Hill Country.

An absolutely huge two-level deck faces the river, and it's nicely tree-shaded and equipped with patio furniture and a picnic table. Steps curve from the deck to the meadow and riverfront below, providing easy access to waterside fun and leisurely walks. A gas fire pit and charcoal grill set the stage for conversation and fresh-air dining, as well. There's ample parking here for motorcycles and vehicles.

No luxurious detail has been overlooked inside, from the kitchen with modern commercial appliances, the central air and heating, washer/dryer combo, and three bedrooms with comfy sleeping arrangements for up to 13 people. Gorgeous woodwork graces the floors and walls, and there's tons of relaxing space, including a huge living room and a kitchen/dining space with three seating areas. Four full bathrooms all feature showers, with a shower and tub combo in the master bath. All bed and bath linens are included, as are cooking and serving ware, glasses, and utensils. Tech-wise, there are three computer work areas, Wifi Internet access throughout the house, cable TV, and great cell service.

This guest house uniquely provides the best Bandera accommodations! Both the country kids and city slickers in your crew will find plenty to love here. Treat yourself to the royal treatment, at a budget-friendly rate, for your next holiday-Backroads Reservations is waiting to hear from you!

About the House
Master bedroom with a King bed
Master bath with tub/shower combination
Second bedroom with a double bed pull out sofa and a double bed in the loft
Second full bath with shower
Third bedroom with seven built in, oversized twin beds                                
Third full bath with shower
Living room
Fourth extra bath with shower
Dining room with seating for six
Kitchen island with seating for four
Kitchen equipped with commercial range top and oven, glass front refrigerator and separate under counter freezer - microwave - regular coffee maker, toaster and crock pot
All cooking utensils, cutlery, pots, pans, dishes, flatware and glasses provided
Breakfast nook with seating for six
Fully equipped kitchen
Massive two level deck overlooking the river
Central air and heat

Great access to the Medina River
Wildlife and bird watching
Ample parking
All bed and bath linens provided
Deck with charcoal grill, gas fire pit and picnic tables                          
Cable TV and WIFI
Washer and dryer
Ceiling fans
Excellent cell phone service
Charoal grill
Gas fire pit

Rates and details
Maximum of 13 guests
Children Allowed
Extra guest fee is $20, per day, after 6 guests
Cleaning fee is $ 200
Pets allowed (maximum 2 allowed)
Pet fee is $20 per day, per pet
A pet fee discount may be available for longer term stays
Hiking Allowed
Wildlife Viewing
Refundable Security Deposit $300
No discharging of firearms, fireworks or ATVs allowed
Backroads reserves the right to increase the nightly rate and fees within 5 days of all local event announcements
Event and holiday weekends may have a three night minimum requirement
Hill Country river and lake water levels vary depending on rain  
This house has a non-standard cancellation policy

**If more beds are used than what were booked, we reserve to right to charge for more extra guests or hold a portion of the security deposit

Approximate mileage to the following sites:
Frio River: 55
Medina River: immediate access
Guadalupe River: 25
Lost Maples State Natural Area: 35
Garner State Park: 50
Hill Country State Natural Area: 15

Welcome to the Cowboy Capital of the World! With museums, rodeos, horseback riding, motorcycle rallies, and boot-scootin' live music venues, Bandera's got it all for fans of the Hill Country and the Wild West! Celebrate this uniquely American heritage, and take some time for a trip down the scenic Medina River.

Backroads Reservations
Bandera, Texas

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  • Internet
  • Heating
  • Linens
  • Living Room
    Living Room
  • Towels
  • Washer
  • Air Conditioning
    Air Conditioning
  • Free Parking
    Free Parking
  • Washer
    Queen Size Bed
  • Washer
    Cell Coverage
  • Washer
    Central Air and Heat
  • Washer
    Charcoal Grill
  • Fully-equipped Kitchen
    Fully-equipped Kitchen
  • Satellite TV
    Satellite TV
  • Wi-Fi
  • Autumn Foliage
    Autumn Foliage
  • Festivals
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks
    Water Parks
  • Fridge
  • Fridge
  • Fridge
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Spices
  • Coffee Pot
    Coffee Pot
  • Coffee Pot
  • Bird Watching
    Bird Watching
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
    Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
    Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Water Sports
    Water Sports
  • Doctor
  • Atm Bank
    Atm Bank
  • Groceries
  • Swimming
  • Tubing Water
    Tubing Water
  • Town
  • Children Welcome
    Children Welcome
  •  Smoking Not Allowed
    Smoking Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible
    Wheelchair Inaccessible
  • Budget
  • Romantic

What guests are saying...

August, 2020
Our family is forever grateful for the quick response and quick access in our time of need. We were turned away by so many while evacuating hurricane Laura. Not only were we turned away, but we watched prices double and triple and felt hopeless..but not this place. These owners are the epitome of Texas hospitality. We didn't expect to find this gem, and to be so comfortable..it was like the stress melted away. It's beyond beautiful and had everything we needed. We spent hours swimming in the river, and if we needed groceries we just walked to the store. Every restaurant we ate at was 3-5 minutes away. It's right down the road from an amazing park where we fished and fed ducks, my son was thrilled..(he's a duck whisperer). The view on the porch was amazing and entertainment on it's own, and the river downstairs was so cool and clear. What was an evacuation turned into a vacation and we all pledged we would be back! Also, there's a restroom in every room...i swear that's the most convenient amenity in the world!!
July, 2020
Great house, lovely decor, interesting location, beautiful view behind the house and river access. We loved the amazing deck for morning coffee and lunch, it is in direct sun in the afternoon and with temps about 100 during our stay and no cover, we stayed in the river or inside until sunset. Great place for star gazing! We loved walking to local coffee places and to restaurants for take-out. The river was low during our stay but the cool water was great for swimming and fishing. It's a an energetic trek from the house to the river, young children would need help. We enjoyed the house, outdoors, and space to spread out inside. Everything we needed in the kitchen and more towels than we could have used. Nice place for fun family time together! Municipal river access to a deeper part of the river is a half mile down the road at a city park.
July, 2020
Adorable cabin on the river. Nice kitchen and well decorated. Beds were comfortable. Located near the grocery store so easy to run to grab any food items we needed.
March, 2020
Bandera Box was a lovely place to stay with family and friends during our spring break. The location was unique in providing city life out the front door and private backyard beautiful wilderness views from the back deck perfect for early morning coffee, family cookout picnics , and great walks along the Medina river. We were able to take great day trips into Fredericksburg and to Lost Maples reserve and just spend time in Bandera. The three separate sleeping spaces were great. The place was beautifully decorated and filled with everything you might need from reading materials, sun hats and wifi charging areas. Everyone in our party from college age to grandma loved being there. Our hosts were readily available and accommodating to our needs.
July, 2019
We had a wonderful time at the Bandera box house, river was refreshing and so clear! We had never heard of the Medina river and will definitely plan another trip. Super clean house, 4 bathrooms! Wow! Made it so much better with the number of people we had. Kitchen was easy to work in, deck was a wonderful place to set up our hammocks and look at the stars, and all the deer in the meadow every night was a treat! Bandera was a quaint little town with lots of charm and everyone we spoke with was super friendly and helpful offering things to see and do.
June, 2019
Wow. Awesome rental property. Me and my family went to Bandera for a two-day recharge. First time going to Medina River and was a bit hesitant of what to expect as i have been to the Frio and Guadalupe River on other occasions. This rental property exceeded all my expectations and then some. The house was a hit with my son and three of his best friends. They stayed in the bunk room and probably did not sleep much considering all the laughter i heard at night. The master is just far enough for a very restful night. My daughter and one of her friends stayed on the third bedroom. This place has four full bathrooms need i say more. Now for the backyard. Wow, wow, huge deck, beautiful scenery, so much privacy. Like i mentioned earlier i have been to the other main rivers during peak summer months, both are packed and full of crazy teenagers and young adults and a few adults behaving badly. We had about 2 acres and the whole Medina River all to ourselves. Not one single person crossed our part of the river all weekend. Forgot to mention that the house is stocked with everything you need. Rent this house you won’t regret it. My regret did not rent it for a longer stay.