Cold Weather Cooking

Looking for some cold weather recipes? Here are a few inspired by Bandera, but delicious anywhere!

Whether you’re in the Cowboy Capital of the World or just dreaming of some good southern cooking, these recipes are certain to warm up a cold day!

We’re always looking for good recipes… if you have any favorites of your own, please share!

More Adventures Around Bandera!

Bandera may be the perfect place for horseback riding, but have you ever considered exploring the surrounding areas by bicycle? San Antonio BCycle is an easy, convenient way to rent a bicycle: grab a bike, pay with your credit card and drop it off at any docking station when you’re done! Another option, Hill Country Bicycle Works, offers bike rentals in both Kerrville and Fredericksburg.

Looking for more ideas around Bandera? Try visiting the Sauer-Beckmann Farmstead, a living history farm located at the Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site. In addition to the fishing, swimming, wildlife and other attractions of the park, the Farmstead is a true historic escape. It’s operated in the same manner it was in 1918. Costumed interpreters carry out the day-to-day activities of a turn-of-the-century Texas-German farm family. Some activities are seasonal (such as canning); others are performed daily, such as milking, gathering eggs and plowing the garden. Come for a tour and experience a piece of Texas history!

What are you favorite adventures around Bandera? Please share!

Bandera: New Hot Spots!

View of the Medina River, from our Bandera resort

If you’re planning a trip to the Cowboy Capital of the World, here are a few new ideas to check out:

  • Toucan Jim’s (Center Point): This tropical oasis offers wonderful fish tacos and other island-fare in the middle of Texas!
  • Random (Bourne): Visit Random for the beer garden, 80+ craft beers and ciders on tap, live music and outdoor fun.
  • Wineries in the Hill Country: Travel the Texas Wine Trail! With 52 wineries to choose from, this is a wonderful way to experience the Hill Country.
  • Bandera Natural History Museum: Dinosaurs, Ice Age animals, local birds and butterflies and an international collection of art exhibits make this edition to the area a not-to-be-missed event for the whole family.

There’s always more to discover in Bandera! Happy trails!

Bandera in December

Wondering what events are happening in Bandera this December? Here are a few ideas for fun in the Texas hill country:

It’s a wonderful time to start planning your holiday adventures in the Cowboy Capital! Where will your holiday plans take you this year?