Major Upgrades to the Bandera WiFi!

Our Resort in Bandera

Our beautiful resort in the Texas Hill Country offers an escape from the world and a chance to slow down. Unfortunately, that also meant slower WiFi speeds, which were dependent upon satellite dishes. Despite our best efforts, this only allowed internet speeds of 4 to 5 Mbps, and even less during times of heavy occupancy.

No longer! Your Bandera resort’s WiFi is now provided through a Fiber Optic cable. This required an extensive process of running the cable underground from Highway 16, which is two miles from the resort. The result? WiFi speeds have gone from an average of 4 to 5 Mbps to between 40 to 50 Mbps! And it’s only going to get better, as we update our UniFi Access Points to better utilize the new Fiber Optic.

So if you happen to see smoke coming from your laptop… it isn’t your computer, but the smokin’ fast new WiFi!

Giddy-up, and happy travels!

Celebrating the Holidays in Bandera

A favorite spot in Bandera

Planning to spend the holidays in the Texas Hill Country? Here are some of our favorite events:

  • Dickens on Main (Boerne, November 27th & 28th): horse-drawn carriages, live performances, holiday shopping, children’s activities and more!
  • Chamber Light the Night Christmas Parade and Holiday Village of Sharing (Fredericksburg, December 4th): See Fredericksburg’s historic Main Street awash in the glow of this illuminated holiday night parade. Bleacher seating is available for purchase; other seating is free. Enjoy wine and food along with free activities. Other events throughout the season may be found on the website as well.
  • Cowboy Capital Christmas & Shoppers’ Jubilee (events scheduled throughout December; see the website for the latest information): Caroling, shopping, parades and a cowboy Santa Claus. It’s silver bells… Bandera-style!
  • Weihnachts Parade (Boerne, December 5th): Visit Boerne for a Lonestar Christmas parade.

Happy travels!

*Event information is accurate as of the time of this post. Please be sure to check the individual websites for the most up-to-date schedules and any other information. 

 

Son’s Island: Lakeside Cabanas in the Texas Hill Country!

Son’s Island (located about an hour from our Bandera resort, in Sequin) is a wonderful place to spend a day in the Texas Hill Country! Rent a lakeside cabana for the day, go kayaking and paddle boarding, and enjoy the beauty of this special area. Each island cabana has a private floating dock, and some cabanas are located directly on the water. You can also swim, play beach volleyball, enjoy some BBQ and more! Although Son’s Island is located outdoors, for the safety of their guests and employees they are currently limiting capacity to 50%, and limiting groups to no more than 8 people per cabana. With the abundant space and sunshine, it’s easy to stay distanced from other guests.

Check their website for more information and fabulous photos of this beautiful area!

 

Stay Cool in Bandera

The pool at our Bandera resort

Looking for ways to cool off in the Texas Hill Country? Here are a few ideas:

Or spend the afternoon at our very own resort pool… stay cool and happy travels!