Autumn in the Texas Hill Country

Bandera, Texas

Autumn is one of our favorite times to travel to Bandera. Here’s a small sample of the fun events happening in the Cowboy Capital of the World:

  • Oktoberfest in Fredericksburg (October 4th-6th): Held in downtown Fredericksburg, this event celebrates German heritage with music, food, drinks, artisans and more.
  • Texas Hill Country Musicfest (October 12th): Live music in the cowboy capital of the world!
  • Bandera Honors Veterans (November 9th): A parade, music and, of course, more bar-b-que!
  • Ford Holiday River Parade (November 29th): Come to San Antonio’s River Walk for this special event. Tickets are available here, or free seating is available on a first come basis (bring your own chairs!).
  • Dickens on Main (November 29th-30th): One of the most-loved events of the season, the 20th Annual Dickens on Main is held in the historical downtown of Boerne. Two days of family fun include a tree lighting ceremony, horse-drawn carriage rides and a chance to start your holiday shopping in the local shops. Don’t miss the concert held Saturday night!

Looking for more ideas for what to do in the Texas Hill Country? Stop by the front desk during your stay — our friendly staff is a wealth of information and would love to help you make the most of this special area.

Ranch House Cafe: A New Steakhouse in Bandera

Bandera has a new steakhouse, and it’s been getting rave reviews from out guests! Located at the Bandera Meat Market, the Ranch House Cafe offers both lunch and dinner menus. In addition to every kind of steak, you can find blackened snapper, grilled quail legs, chicken fried ribeye and more!  Find their full menu and hours of operation here. While you’re there, visit the Bandera Meat Market to stock up on everything you need for your own BBQ at the resort!

Happy travels!

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

Son’s Island (located about an hour from our 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! Check their website for more information, fabulous photos and some great discounts for the end of August!


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!