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It was an unbelievable experience to share this with my newly wed wife. She means the whole to me, so I wan...
Description of Glamping Units
This pet-friendly, charming "Butterflies" cabin located in the woods of a 30-acre National Wildlife Preserve and horse ranch, which provides plenty of space for lovely sunset, sunrise or star-lit walks with glampers' favorite four-legged friend(s).
This cabin is stylishly decorated with wood finishings and tastefully decorated with collector's art of the local butterflies which pass through the area (hence its name), comfortably sleeps four and can accommodate up to six guests. The bedroom has an oversize queen-size bed, the little loft has another queen-size mattress, and the living area has a couch that pulls out into a queen-size sofa bed. The cabin also has a spacious bathroom complete with a shower. All linens and towels will be provided by the hosts, beds will be made, etc.—ready for guests to move in just like a lovely hotel.
The open-concept kitchen/living/dining room is a great place to sit back and relax with one's pet, either on the overstuffed sofa, or the nice plush chair that Fido will love. Here guests can take a break at the end of the day and snuggle up while watching the HD TV or a DVD. Netflix and Amazon TV are also installed, so the kids and Fido can argue over Air Bud or Homeward Bound, with endless titles available. The kitchen is complete with full-size appliances and all the basics needed to cook up a storm or prepare a simple snack. Enjoy meals with the dishes, silverware, glasses, wine glasses, etc. on the antique table and chairs.
The screened-in porch is a favorite of guests, furnished with comfortable lawn chairs plus a wooden side deck—both of these areas provide plenty of relaxing/viewing area for your pets. There is also a very long, fenced doggie run with trees where pets can run free without a leash and "sniff" all they want, as well as a kennel for boarding.
The 30 acres of woods and countryside provide the backdrop for privacy; however, the owners live on the property for 24-hour convenience and security. Read More
- Air conditioning
- Board games
- Cell service
- Dining table
- Double bed
- DVD player
- Extra bed(s)
- Fire pit
- Hot plate
- Internet connection
- Kitchen equipment
- Linens provided
- Lounge/Living room
- Mosquito net
- Private bathroom
- Queen-size bed
- Running water
- Sofa bed/Futon
- Tea kettle
- Towels provided
- Twin/Single Bed
- Video games
- Wood-burning stove
The property has so many shared amenities so guests can make the most of the outdoors, as well as enjoy a rainy day.
Fire pits, grills, barbecue smokers, an outdoor, fully equipped "Cowboy Kitchen" complete with state of the art grill, dockside tables, and chairs, as well as picnic tables are available for cooking and dining in true Texas Hill Country style. Parking is available right by the cabin.
BBQ pits and grills (both gas and charcoal) plus picnic tables on the lawn, in the woods, on porches and decks make for lovely outdoor dining and since Vicky is a gourmet chef, just about anything guests need to cook with is available—just ask!
- 24-hour management
- Bicycle storage
- Body treatment
- Concierge service
- Deck or balcony
- Dining room
- Email/Fax service
- Fire pit
- Laundry service
- Patio furniture
- Shared bathroom
- Shared kitchen
- Sun room
- TV room
Location + Surroundings
Enjoy relaxing on a beautiful, authentic Texan 30-acre horse ranch/Certified National Wildlife Preserve with over 25 acres of trails through huge old oak and cedar woods. This amazing rental is located in the "Antique Capital of America" known as Boerne, in the heart of the Texas Hill Country.San Antonio is just 30 minutes away, Austin is an hour and a half away, and Houston can be accessed in three hours. The Gulf Coast beach is also only 3 hours away.
Guests have direct access to exploring the surrounding natural environment as well as excellent dining and shopping in the picturesque and fun town center. The property is conveniently only five minutes from Main Street, yet feels like it is a hundred miles away from civilization tucked away in a remote forest.
Other outside activity opportunities abound, since guests will be 10 minutes from Boerne City Lake & Guadalupe State Park, 20 minutes from Six Flags/Fiesta Texas, close to Sea World, Cascade Caverns, Schlitterbahn,The Riverwalk, and all San Antonio attractions, as well as top dining and shopping meccas: "The Rim" (with over 100 high-end stores and fine dining besides a Megaplex movie theaters) )and the famed San Marcos Outlets with all the top designer factory direct. Read More
A continental breakfast with fresh French pastries can be reserved every morning. At an additional cost, other meals can be prepared by chefs on site. Horseback riding on the property can also be arranged through the hosts at an extra cost.
- Amusement Park
- Bird watching
- Body treatments
- Children's program
- City tours
- Cooking class
- Horseback riding
- Movie theater
- Music festivals
- Spa treatments
- Wine tasting
Situated on a live working ranch, in the countryside on a National Wildlife Preserve with convenient access to Boerne, San Antonio, New Braunfels, Fredericksburg, and Austin, this property boasts many activities for guests, both in natural and urban settings.
On-property activities include tranquil to extreme from sitting on the deck and enjoying nature and enjoying all the animals that wander the property (all safe, of course), including herds of White Tail & Axis deer, African Boer goats (and adorable baby goats), miniature donkeys, miniature horses and ponies and chickens as well as a "surprise package" of wild rabbits, squirrels and many beautiful birds. It is a virtual "Alice In Wonderland" setting. The hosts even offer "critter feeding" activities (critter is Texan for little animal), where guests can get up close to an array of animals, with host guidance and supervision, of course. A lovely semi-private river is just five minutes to the left from of the cabin and a very nice lake is only nine minutes to the right of the cabin.
Horseback riding for all skill levels is available with top-notch purebred horses that are very docile and loving yet exhilarating for riders that have experience. The hosts can teach and/or guide guests through lovely rides through the woods, as well as pony rides. The hosts have even had "horseback picnics and "horseback weddings"—great photo ops!
"Survival training" (like the TV show) is offered by Mickey, a retired Special Forces commander. Guests who love to cook?Book a class with our world-famous chef to learn to make delicious dishes. Wine tasting? Schedule a tour of the surrounding wine country vineyards. Beer anyone? Visit the brewery right down the street.
Indoor activities: All cabins have state of the art High Definition Smart flat screen TVs, DVD players, and free Netflix- kick back with some homemade popcorn and watch a recent release movie or an oldie? If glampers prefer books, the hosts have a lovely library with a wide variety, including the classics and some fine first editions. Board games of all kinds are available for check out.
Badminton, bocce ball (yes, like in Paris), horseshoes, etc. are also available. At night, what can be more fun than a campfire? The property has fire pits and the know-how, in case guests would like any assistance. Weenie roast, marshmallow roasts, s'mores... Guests' imagination is the limit. Karaoke? The hosts also have one for checkout and can even DJ a private party—just let the hosts know any ideas and they can probably accommodate them.
Nearby lakes, rivers, and streams allow for water activities like kayaking, canoeing, swimming, fishing, and boating. Visitors and locals alike enjoy frequenting nearby parks for hiking, mountain biking, picnicking, and birdwatching. Caverns are also popular tourist attractions and are located within a short driving distance of Boerne.
If guests wish to venture off and explore nearby cities, Boerne (5 minutes away) has plenty to keep glampers busy for days including some very good eating and- it is a vacation destination in itself, plus San Antonio (20 minutes) and Austin have many interesting restaurants, educational museums, and historical monuments and landmarks like the Alamo. Austin is known for its eclectic music scene, so every weekend there is much to her and there are frequently concerts and music festivals.
- You will receive a 50% refund when you cancel at least 15 days prior to check-in.
Pets of all types are always welcome and we have boarding as well—from horses to kitty cats. There is no pet deposit; any pet damages are covered by the general security deposit.
There are, however, pet fees.* It is $20 per pet per day, and there are special "package rates" for stays of one week or longer and/or multi-pets. Please let the hosts know guests' needs, and they will happily do everything they can to accommodate guests' babies.
*Pet fees are due prior to check-in. Read More