It was an unbelievable experience to share this with my newly wed wife. She means the whole to me, so I wanted to give her an amazing experience. I...
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
Make the most of a getaway to San Antonio and Texas Hill Country by staying in this charming "Butterflies" cabin located in the woods of a National Wildlife Preserve and horse ranch. This sweet cabin with interior wood finishing 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 roomy bathroom with shower.
All linens and bath towels will be provided, beds will be made, etc.—ready for guests to move in just like a lovely hotel. Besides the overstuffed sofa, a coffee table, antique "school desk," and a nice cushioned chair make a cozy place to enjoy the High Definition Smart TV with DVD player. Netflix and Amazon TV with thousands of TV programs and movies are included for free.
The roomy kitchen is complete with everything a guest would need to make everything from a yummy snack to the perfect lunch or dinner. A stove, refrigerator, oven, microwave, toaster, and coffee maker are included, as well as basic pots and pans, the more essential kitchen utensils, cutlery, dishes, glasses, wine glasses, and mugs. A screened-in porch with comfortable lawn chairs plus a wooden side deck make for a great place to relax and enjoy nature.
Outside there are grills and fire pits, so guests can either enjoy their meals at the provided picnic tables or screened in porch.
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.
- This property is a very pet-friendly Natural Wildlife Preserve, and there is a pet fee of $45 per pet.
- No cleaning fee as long as the rental is left as it was found with dishes washed, garbage dumped in the dumpster, and linens piled in the hamper.
- There is a refundable security deposit of $100 that will be held on the guest's card at the time of booking and released back to them after check out pending no damages or violations of policy.
- Cancellation policy applies: A full refund will be given if booking is canceled up to 30 days before check-in date. 50% of the booking will be refunded if canceled up to 14 days before check-in date. A full refund will only be granted after this time if the guests provide proof of the emergency.
- Guests will receive a detailed contract when their booking has been confirmed
- The owners live on the property and are available 24 hours a day, for guest convenience. Read More