Good Food Around Bandera

Next time you’re visiting us in Bandera, check out these nearby restaurants:

  • OST (Old Spanish Trail) Restaurant (Bandera): Saddle bar stools and a John Wayne room make this the perfect spot to visit when touring the Cowboy Capital of the World.
  • Lost Maples Cafe (Utopia): Famous for their homemade pies! Apple, Fudge Pecan, Cherry, Buttermilk…
  • Bumdoodlers Cafe (in Boerne and Kerrville): The best homemade cheese cake sandwiches and soups.
  • Camp Verde General Store & Restaurant (Camp Verde): Nestled on the shores of the Verde Creek, the General Store was first established in 1857, and rebuilt after a flood swept away the original building around 1900. A taste of history (and dinner, too)!

What are you favorite spots in the Texas Hill Country?

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 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?

Bandera in October & November

View from the Bandera resort

Planning a trip this fall? There’s always fun to be had in the Texas Hill Country! Here are a few highlights:

  • Boerne Oktoberfest (October 1st): Celebrate Bavarian culture, food… and beer! Held at Boerne’s historical downtown and Olde Town Shopping Center.
  • Oktoberfest in Fredericksburg (October 6-8th): Held in downtown Fredericksburg, this event celebrates German heritage with music, food, drinks, artisans and more.
  • Texas Hill Country Musicfest (October 14th): Live music in the cowboy capital of the world!
  • 8th Annual Knights of Columbus Bestfest (October 21st): This Fredericksburg fest offers craft beer, an all-you-can-eat speciality sausage meal, dancing and more.
  • Hunters Bar-B-Que Celebration (November 4th): This 54th annual musicfest includes a gun raffle, games, food vendors and more.
  • Bandera Honors Veterans (November 11th): A parade, music and, of course, more bar-b-que!
  • Lighting of the Christmas Tree and German Pyramid (November 24th): Fredericksburg is a wonderful place to celebrate the beginning of the holiday season. Come for the lighting of the tree and stick around to meet Santa!
  • Ford Holiday River Parade (November 24th): 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 25-26th): One of the most-loved events of the season, the 17th 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.