• BEDS: 3

Muller's Ark Guest Ranch - Caboose

Property Type : Guest House

Property Description

**Instant booking is not available for this property. You must call us or send a request to check availability prior to booking**

All aboard! Muller's Ark Caboose is located ten miles from Bandera, yet is a perfect private setting as a getaway Hill Country cabin. This genuine Southern Pacific caboose will be your fun and comfortable whistle-stop when you visit the Cowboy Capital of the World! It's no mere place to stay, but a memorable and perfect getaway vacation spot you'll recall years later with sentences that start with, "Remember when we...." Don't let this piece of railroad history pass you by!

Most trains don't even have cabooses anymore, but in their heyday they worked hard as bunkhouses, tool sheds, lookout posts, and even campaign platforms. Muller's Ark Caboose served admirably, and now spends its time as a clear river cabin near the Medina River, a wonderfully relaxing setting with beautiful Hill Country views. It's a cozy, clean, and comfy get-away-from-it-all spot that accommodates up to three guests-both cheery and remote, with no nearby neighbors. You'll have the whole place to yourself!

With 2,000 feet of Medina River frontage on the property, you'll enjoy everything like swimming, tubing, fishing, or just relaxing to the mellow sounds only a riverfront property can offer. There's a spacious deck out back (complete with patio furniture), which overlooks the property's private lake-another great fishing spot! The ample acreage here is perfect for hiking, and various wildlife frequent the area as a safe and quiet watering hole. This is a popular pet-friendly holiday rental near Bandera, and there's lots of room for them to romp!

Don't let the rural setting make you think you'll be roughing it; there are a lot of conveniences inside! There's central air and heating, so you'll be comfortable year round. Bunk-style beds (single above, double below) allow restful sleep for up to three. The living space is topped off by a rustic Franklin stove. There's also a fully equipped kitchen, TV with DVD player, and bathroom with both bath and shower. All basic linens are provided.

The days of passenger railroads are, for the most part, in the past-but when you visit Muller's Ark Caboose, you'll be able to experience your own slice of railroading history, in this unique Texas Hill Country getaway. It's a weekend cabin rental like no other-you can almost hear the nostalgic sound of a train traveling down the rails! All this makes it one of the best Bandera holiday rentals!

The Caboose
Sleeps three people
Central heat and air
Fully equipped kitchen
Bunk style beds
Bath and shower

TV and DVD player
Franklin stove
Huge deck overlooking lake
Fishing, swimming and hiking
2,000 feet of Medina Riverfront

Other details
Children welcome
Pet fee is $15/day, per pet
Cleaning Fee is $60
$100 refundable security deposit if no damage or additional cleaning due to pets
Smoking outside only
No discharging of firearms, fireworks or ATVs allowed
Hill Country river and lake water levels vary depending on rain  

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

Approximate distance to the following sites:
Frio River: 60 miles
Medina River: immediate access
Guadalupe River: 25 miles
Lost Maples State Natural Area: 50 miles
Garner State Park: 55 miles
Hill Country State Natural Area: 15 miles

Copyright Backroads Reservations in Bandera, Texas


  • Spa
    Guest House
  • Linens
  • Towels
  • Air Conditioning
    Air Conditioning
  • Free Parking
    Free Parking
  • Washer
    Cell Coverage
  • Washer
    Central Air and Heat
  • Fridge
  • Fridge
  • Fridge
  • Stove
  • Coffee Pot
    Coffee Pot
  • Bird Watching
    Bird Watching
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
    Scenic Drives
  • Walking
  • Fishing
  • River
  • Waterfront
  • Lake View
    Lake View
  • Lake
  • Children Welcome
    Children Welcome
  •  Smoking Not Allowed
    Smoking Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible
    Wheelchair Inaccessible
  • Budget
  • Budget
  • Romantic

What guests are saying...

July, 2020
Comfortable, charming, basic accommodations that allowed us to be active during the day in the surrounding nature and come home and relax.
June, 2020
Great experience. The caboose was a fun way to spend a weekend and there is lots in the area to do.
May, 2020
We had an amazing time we were greeted with a smile and wonderful hospitality. I would recommend staying here for anyone who’s looking to enjoy some of Gods beautiful scenery and some wonderful hosts. We loved it. Truly a unique and wonderful experience.
May, 2020
Great spot for a weekend getaway! Friendly host and beautiful property in the hill country. Will be back again.
May, 2020
May, 2020
This place is absolutely amazing! We woke every morning and went fishing in the pond out back and spent every day the river. I can't thank the hosts enough for their hospitality and sharing their land with us. They took very good care of us. We will definitely be back!