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									                                                   Texas Agrilife Extension - Nature Tourism Program http://naturetouri
                                                                     District 10 - Southwest Agritourism Providers

Operation Name                           Operation Website
Meadows at Flat Creek           
Antique Rose Emporium          

Loma Alta Christmas Tree Farm  

Elgin Christmas tree Farm      

Shudde Ranch                   

McKemie Homegrown              

Larsen Farms                   

The Cabins at Country Accents Antiques

Barsana Orchards               
Becker Vineyards               
Bell Mountain Vineyards            

Boenig Pecans                      

Boggy Creek Farm                   

Michaels' Fluttering Wings Butterfly Ranch

Devine Acres Orchard and Farm      

Driftwood Vineyars                 

Dry Comal Creek Vineyards          

Fawn Crest Vineyards               
Fredericksburg Winery

Ford Family Farm  

Chisholm Trail Winery

Comfort Cellars Winery

Johnson's Backyard Garden
Mandola Estate Winery        

Marburger Orchard            

Navidad Farms                

Old Rock House Bed & Breakfast

Pape's Pecan House           

Pedrotti's North Wind Ranch  

Chickamaw Farm               
Ragan Farm Blueberries       
Wolf Farm                    
Bastrop Gardens              
Wimberley Farmers Market Association

Moody Farms and Flowers      
Studebaker Farm              
Whitworth Orchards           
Stonewall Tree Ripe Peaches  
Continental Christmas Tree Farm

Five Oaks Ranch              
Pipe Creek Christmas Tree Farm, Inc.
Wolf Creek Blackberry Farms  
St. Thomas Episcopal School

Pure Luck Dairy, Inc.

Sandy Oaks Olive Orchard

Singing Water Vineyards

Silver Spur Dude Ranch

Sister Creek Vineyards
South Texas Maize     

Abrameit's Tree Farm  

Jolly Elf Christmas Tree Farm
Kristof's Christmas Tree Farm

Texas Specialty Cut Flowers

Torre di Pietra Winery

Texas Lavender Hills  

Psencik Peach Farm    
Vogel Orchard         

Three Dudes Winery    

Whittington's Jerky   
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

The Wildseed Farms          

Wildseed Farms              

Wimberley Lavender Farm     
7A Ranch                    

Broken Bone Ranch           

Bella Vista Ranch           

Dixie Dude Ranch            

Double Fish Hook Stables    
Evergreen Farms Christmas Trees

Farm Country Club       

Flying L Guest Ranch    

Fredericksburg Herb Farm

Grape Creek Vineyard    

Hill Country Equestrian Lodge

Hill Country Lavender   

Hummingbird Farms       
Fischer and Wieser Specialty Foods

Knibbe Ranch               

Lightning Ranch            

Love Creek Orchards        

Mayan Ranch                

McReynolds Winery          

Miller Creek Lavender      

Moeller's Sawmill and Woodworks
Natural Bridge Caverns     

Rancho Cortez              
Running R Guest Ranch 

Seiler Christmas Tree Farm

South Llano Farm      

Texas Hills Vineyard  

Twin Elm Guest Ranch  

Vogel's Tannenbaum Farms West

Vogel's Tannenbaum Farms East
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           County      Description of Site
           Blanco      We welcome group tours by appointment.
           Bexar       This business offers specialty roses of all kinds through a garden grower/retail
                       center housed in unique restored buildings from the 1800s. Mail orders available
                       (see website).
           Bastrop     Choose-and-cut; 5 1/2 miles east of Bastrop on Hwy 71. Turn left (north) on Alum
                       Creek Rd. and go 1 mile. Signs on Hwy and at gate. Open daily 9 AM - 5:30 PM.
                       $13-60. Virginia pine and Loblolly pine. Potted Virgnia pine and Leyland Cypress.

           Bastrop     Elgin Christmas Tree Farm opens everyday starting the day after Thanksgiving
                       through December 22 for tree sales. Open October 3 through the end of October
                       for pumpkin sales. Open weekdays in April for Spring Field Trips. We've been
                       carrying on the family tradition since 1984. The farm provides great fun for the
                       kids, Christmas trees, the Pumpkin Festival, and spring flowers. Our products are
                       high quality and organic-friendly. We take personal care of your tree during its
           Uvalde      Established in 1897, this Family Land Heritage ranch raises longhorn cattle, then
                       markets the processed, premium, all-natural beef from their longhorn herd directly
                       to their customers. Longhorn beef from the Shudde Ranch is known for its low fat
                       content and is rated as "extremely tender" on the Warner-Bratzler test. Shudde
                       Beef is on-owner beef from pasture to plat, ensuring high quality control.

           Caldwell    Pick-your-own blackberries and tomatoes. Directions: 30-35 miles south of
                       Austin. 1 mile north of Dale on CR 165. Crops are usually available in May,
                       June. Open: Daily from 9am until 11am during blackberry season. Payment: Cash,
                       Check. At various times, tomatoes, peaches, peas, pears, persimmons.
           Blanco      Bud and Nick Larsen oversee one of Texas' oldest goat cheese-making operations
                       that produces over 4,000 pounds of hand-rolled cheese each month for 200
                       eateries and groceries across the state. Tour the farm and then head to the market
                       to buy the fresh produce.
           Bandera     Relax at this charming Bed and Breakfast six miles south of Bandera. There are
                       two beautifully decorated log cabins and they include your choice of breakfast or
                       lunch at the Blue Plate Cafe. Explore the wonderful butterfly gardens, the
                       treasures in antique store, and indulge in the culinary offerings at the café. The
                       grounds are a delight to view from the hammock or swing and the cabins have all
                       the comforts of home. Bring your horse if you like as the horse paddocks are
                       available as well. Children will be fascinated with the pea fowl, guineas and the
                       resident goose. Kitchenette, washer/dryer on grounds, TV with DVD/VCR, cell
                       coverage, no telephone, ceiling fans, pets on leash welcome.

           Hays        Pick-your-own peaches and persimmons.
           Gillespie   Becker Vineyards is open for tasting, tours, wine gift purchases, and picnics. We
                       invite you to join us on the porch during spring and summer or by the hearth of an
                       open fire during the winter in the tasting room. We also host many events
                       throughout the year that we encourage you to attend.
Gillespie Bell Mountain’s winery is located 14 miles north of Fredericksburg on Hwy 16,
          an area that was designated by the federal government in 1986 as Texas’ first wine
          growing appellation. The vineyards were established in 1976 with classic grape
          varieties. With slopes at elevations near 2,000 feet, Bell Mountain was first
          identified on the U.S. geological map of 1885. The chateau-style winery is a state-
          of-the-art facility. A wine and gourmet food shop is also located at the winery. See
          our Web site for special events throughout the year. We provide tours, tastings,
          and sales!
Guadalupe Pick your own blackberries, corn, and pecans. Pecans in Fall. Berries and
          peaches in Spring. Payment: Cash, only.
Travis    Visit us at the farm for USDA certified organic freshly harvested vegetables,
          flowers, and herbs.
Medina    Michael's Fluttering Wings Butterfly Ranch was founded in 1996, as a living
          memorial to our son. We are located on four acres on the shores of Lake Corpus
          Christi, in Swinney Switch, Texas. Butterflies, Herbs, Botanicals, Gardening,
          Butterfly Farming, Educational Programs, Hummingbirds and more...

Medina      Our goal is to create an old fashioned farm experience for families while
            developing an appreciation for Texas agriculture and witnessing first hand the
            beauty of God's creation. We offer many activities, including field trips, that
            center around many of the feature of the farm. Our most notable activities are the
            pumpkin extravaganza, pancakes with Santa, and Christmas on the farm!

Hays        Located just a few miles west of Austin, between Dripping Springs and
            Wimberley, this hilltop winery offers a spectacular view of the Texas Hill
            Country. The vineyard, established in 1998, includes the Rhone varietals Syrah
            and Viognier, and the Italian varietal Sangiovese, as well as Cabernet Sauvignon,
            Chardonnay and Muscat Blanc. Tours, tastings, picnic area and a covered deck
            are available. See our Web site for special events.
Comal       Dry Comal Creek Vineyards is located in a small protected valley nestled in the
            Texas Hill Country. The rich alluvial soil, laced with limestone, flint and shale
            chips, provides ideal growing conditions for our grapes. Our vines receive
            personal care and tending combined with a labor-intensive handmade approach to
            picking, fermentation and bottling. This produces a very personal result in our
            wines, unmatched in character and uncompromised in quality. Dry Comal Creek
            Vineyards is the only winery in Texas to make and merchandise Texas Style
            Wines as different and unique as the state of Texas. We offer tours and tastings.

Comal       Fawn Crest is a small, family-owned operation. The vines were planted in 1998
            and 1999. We are currently featuring our 2003 Cabernet Franc, Cabernet
            Sauvignon, Merlot and Meritage. We will be bottling our 2005 Chardonnay this
            summer. Use the mapquest link on our Web site for detailed directions. Visitors
            welcome on the weekends, by appointment only.
Gillespie   Named one of the top three producers in Texas by USA Today, Fredericksburg
            Winery is owned and operated by the Switzer family. Wine making is 75% art and
            25% science, and we like creating masterpieces. Our wines are produced the old
            fashioned way – fermentation in small tanks and filling, corking and labeling by
            hand. We make a complete spectrum of red and white wines: dry (unsweet), semi-
            dry, medium sweet and sweet – and even one-step further – late harvest desserts.
            Wait – two-steps further – Port and Sherry! Come do “Wine 101 (WHP)” and get
            the real scoop. Visit our Web site for further explanation. Our new wine club, the
            “Flight Club,” will be taking flight soon, and it will be lots of wine and fun. We
            offer tours, tastings, sales, and a gift shop!

Guadalupe Ford Family Farm offers pumpkins, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkin
          patch- already gathered from the field, train rides, straw or hay bale maze, child-
          sized haybale maze, tractor-pulled hay rides, wagon rides, restrooms, picnic area,
          face painting, birthday parties, and school tours. During Family Pumpkin Days,
          you can relax and enjoy an entire day of wholesome adventures and education on
          the farm. From hayrides and pumpkin pickin’ to wagon rides and hay mazes, there
          is something for everyone at the farm. So, leave the hubbub of the city behind this
          fall and c’mon out for an affordable day of country charm.

Gillespie   The winery and 23-acre vineyard are located in a small valley west of
            Fredericksburg where Longhorn cattle roam freely next to the scenic Spring Creek
            in the Texas Hill Country. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and
            Chenin Blanc are grown in the vineyard adjacent to the winery. We feature
            premium 100 percent Texas wines in a beautiful Hill Country setting. We offer
            tours, tastings, sales, and a gift shop.
Kendall     Comfort Cellars Winery is located at 723 Front St. (Highway 27) across from the
            post office in downtown Comfort, which is known for its antique shops and small
            town charm. Our tasting room is in a turn-of-the-century Hill Country home.

Travis      Crops are usually available in January, May, June, July, December. Open: CSA
            members harvest Saturday 8-12 Johnson's Backyard Garden is an organic
            vegetable farm located five miles east of downtown Austin. Year round we grow
            over 75 different types of vegetables and have about 5 acres of pecans. We sell
            our organic produce, free range eggs and grass fed beef primarily to farm
            members through Community Supported Agriculture subscriptions. By paying a
            monthly subscription, CSA members receive their choice of a weekly or bi-weekly
            box of our produce, fruits and herbs. Some crops are grown in abundance. Pick
            your own crops include: Tomatoes which are available mid-May, June and July
            and pecans are available usually in December and January We follow organic
            methods, but are not yet certified. Payment: Cash, Check.
Hays        Mandola Estate Winery produces fine Texas wines from traditional Italian
            varieties in a beautiful Hill Country setting just 25 miles from downtown Austin.
            Mandola Wines reflect the partners’ passion for Italian wine, Italian food and
            Texas hospitality. Our estate vineyard demonstrates our commitment to Italian
            grape varieties, and we also partner with growers in the Hill Country and on the
            High Plains. In the winery, we follow the Italian example of combining innovative
            equipment and techniques with traditional methods to produce uniquely Texas
            wines with an Italian sense of style. If you share our love of wines, or are just
            looking for a fun outing, our winery combines hospitality and beautiful
            architecture with great wines. Please join us for a tour or tasting!

Gillespie   Pick-Your-Own peaches May-August; Strawberries: March-May; Blackberries:
            May-June; Vegetables: June-July. Call for current information.
Travis      Navidad Farms Pecan Texas Gift Store is located between Austin and Dripping
            Springs in the Texas Hill Country. Our Pecan store has been open to the public for
            18 years, and we are committed to carrying only the freshest pecans as well as
            many great local & regional products. In our gourmet food pantry you will find
            many delicious Texas-made jellies, salsas, mustards & sauces, pickled products,
            dips & seasonings, coffee, candies, (pecan logs, chocolate pecans, pralines) and
            many other scrumptious goodies.

Hays      Our Private Guesthouse Offers the Ultimate Rural Getaway combined with cozy,
          immaculate accomodations and the best homemade cinnamon rolls, muffins and
          coffee cakes in the Lone Star State! Horse Lovers: price also includes the use of
          our private stables. Please call for details.
Guadalupe Welcome to Pape Pecan House on the world wide web. Our company is located in
          Seguin, Texas, "The Home Of The World's Largest Pecan" a fame many have
          took claim but none that could stand up too. We buy pecans by the jag or truck
          load, call Kenneth or Harold about samples and pricing, in-shell pecans & shelled
          pecans sell us your pecans.
Bexar     PEDROTTI'S NORTH WIND RANCH caters events large and small. From good
          'ole foot-stompin', stump jumpin' "Texas style" in our own facility; all the way up
          to highfalutin' "Corporate style" in some of San Antonio's finest banquet
          establishments. Please see our website for a full list of activities.
Bastrop   Pick-your-own blueberries, blackberries, and strawberries.
Bastrop   Pick-your-own blueberries.
Bastrop   Pick-your-own blackberries, figs, and persimmons.
Bastrop   Pick-your-own tomatoes, peppers, herbs, and leafy greens.
Gillespie Pick-your-own peaches, onions, tomatoes, squash, cucumber, greenbeans, leafy
          vegetables, cabbage, cauliflower, and broccoli.
Hays      Pick-your-own blackberries.
Gillespie Pick your own peaches, blackberries and plums.
Gillespie Pick your own peaches, plums, berries, and apricots.
Gillespie Pick-your-own peaches
Bexar     Choose and cut your own Virginia Pine or select a pre-cut, fresh, Noble Fir. We
          also offer hayrides and wreaths.
Guadalupe Choose and cut your own Virginia Pine, Elderica Pine and Leyland Cypress.
Bandera   Choose and cut your own tree! We also offer hayrides on weekends!
Caldwell We are open in May, June, July. Please check the website for current conditions
          and hours. Pumkin Patch opens the last weekend of September in most years. All
          pick-your-own is from sunrise to noon. Open Saturdays and Sundays.
Bexar     St. Thomas Episcopal School offers pumpkins, pumpkin patch- already gathered
          from the field, snacks and refreshment stand. Daycare centers, pre-school groups,
          and school groups are invited to visit the St. Thomas Pumpkin Patch during the
          week for story telling, pumpkin picking and sack lunches. For reservations call
          210-495-2810 or 210-862-9133, and ask for Nicky Gonzales.

Hays      This company produces organic goat cheese and cut flowers. Our farm is not
          open to the public, but we do schedule tours, and hold open farm day events and
          workshops. Check the website for more details! For workshop information, write:
 For tour information, write:

Bexar     Our motto, heco a mano con amor, (made by hand with love), reflects the care that
          goes into our products, and the way we tend to our trees. At Sandy Oaks Olive
          Orchard™, we sell over 15 varieties of olive trees, bonsai, our own special blend
          of Extra Virgin olive oil, olive leaf jelly, chocolate truffles made with olive oil,
          and various hand-crafted skin care and spa products made in part from olive
          leaves, olive leaf tea, and olive oil. Join our tastings every Saturday to sample our
          olive oil, olive leaf jelly, and all the other delicious food products we handle!
          Also, check our calendar for info on our next Home Schooled Children's Tour
Kendall   Singing Water Vineyards operates a vineyard and winery located about five miles
          from the historic district of Comfort. We specialize in red wines, including our
          Reserve Merlot/Cabernet blend, Merlot and a semi-sweet Merlot we call Sweet
          Lupe, in honor of our yellow lab puppy. Also, a Sauvignon Blanc has recently
          been added. We have a new tasting room, a winery porch and a shady deck
          overlooking Bruins Creek. Our customers are welcome to bring a picnic lunch,
          relax and enjoy this country setting with tours and tastings. We also provide sales
          of our wines!
Bandera   The Silver Spur Dude Ranch is snuggled amidst some of the most beautiful hills
          in Texas, with a mild climate that allows the location to stay open all year. For
          rest and relaxation, there's nothing like the Texas Hill Country to put your mind at
          ease. You’ll never run out of things to do at the Ranch. The Silver Spur Guest
          Ranch has nearly 300 acres where you can explore, experience, and enjoy western
          life. Whether you choose to explore the ranch by horseback, hayride, fossil
          digging, or hiking, you’ll discover the beauty of Texas Hill Country.

Kendall   Sister Creek Vineyards is located in the heart of the Texas Hill Country in
          Sisterdale, Texas (population 25). The traditional wines (Chardonnay, Pinot Noir,
          Cabernet Sauvignon Blend and Merlot) are made. We use Bordeaux and
          Burgundy wine making techniques, aging our wines in 60-gallon oak barrels.
          Minimum filtration and fining allows the wine to retain its fullest flavors. In
          addition to these wines, an Italian-style Muscat Canelli is produced. The vineyard
          is located between the cypress-lined East and West Sister Creeks. A restored 1885
          cotton gin houses the winery. Visit us for a tour or tasting!
Medina      For folks of all ages, there will be a cornmaze, hayrides, the mini mind maze, u-
            pick flowers, the corn cannon, and new in '07 The Rubber Duck Races!! Bigger
            than most houses, the trampoline-lover in you will come bursting out when you
            hop onto our new jumping pillow. It's a one of a kind bouncing experience for the
            whole family! An 'ole favorite, no visit to the South Texas MAiZE is complete
            without a ride on our barrel train. Unique to our farm, the worm slides will excite
            the very young and the young at heart! Our beautiful Boer goats are a delight to
            watch as they play and romp on our 2-story goat walk. They'll eat right out of
            your hand!
Caldwell    (Farm in Caldwell Co., Luling, TX.) Tree Farm is located 1/4 mile south of US
            183 and I-10 intersection on East side of US 183 - watch for signs. Open
            weekends only, Beginning Saturday after Thanksgiving, continued through second
            weekend in December. Hours: 10:00 - 5:00. Selling Virginia Pines up to 10 feet.
            Choose and cut.Also, pre-cut Fraser firs. FARM SPECIALTIES: Located 3 miles
            from Palmetto State Park.
Wilson      Open seasonally. Please call before visiting.
Bastrop     Christmas Tree Farm
Caldwell    Choose-and-cut; 7 miles west of Caldwell on Hwy 21, left on County Road 115,
            go 1 1/2 miles, farm on left side of road. Open day after Thanksgiving 10 AM-
            dark, weekends 10 AM-dark, weekdays 4 PM-dark. Virginia pine up to 9'.

Hays        Year-round production of cut flowers and now a farm stand that sells organic
            vegetables. Also, have bike trails, music events and picnic facilities.
Gillespie   Torre di Pietra quality wines, live music and unique gifts in a romantic setting –
            come enjoy our patios, vineyard and tasting room. Torre di Pietra is a Texas
            family tradition of farming and wine making dating back to the late 1800s.

Blanco      Crops are usually available in May, June, October, November. Open: mid-May -
            end of June - Saturday and Sunday (call for times) See website or call for dates
            and times farm is open. We follow organic methods, but are not yet certified.
            Payment: Cash, Check. Pick-Your-Own Lavender and lavender products available
            during bloom season. Lavender products available at all times online on our
Gillespie   Pick-your-own peaches and blackberries.
Gillespie   We offer pick-your-own blackberries, peaches, plums, and we also have prepicked
            produce, snacks and refreshment stand, and restrooms.
Hays        Located on a remote corner of Wolf Creek Ranch, on the banks of the spring-fed
            waters of the San Marcos River, Three Dudes Winery offers a taste of Texas that
            can be hard to come by these days. Built on the grounds of the old ranch quarters,
            our decks and terraces overlook the “River of Innocence;” and from them you can
            watch the flaming pink and orange sunset over miles and miles of Texas, while
            savoring a glass of our unique wine. Cruise the grounds of the old homestead and
            check out the native flora, the hand-dug well lined with Mexican brick, and “Big
            Sticker,” probably the oldest and largest mesquite trees you will every see. Fun
            and friendship is our goal, but wine is our passion.

Blanco      Initially a locker plant offering a full line of meats, such as ham, bacon and
            sausage, Whittington's became so famous for tis jerky that in 1999, the locker was
            sold and the jerky facility was born. Sales are online and through whittington's
            own retail shop.
Travis      Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center is a 279-acre native plant botanical garden
            dedicated to preserving and re-establishing state wildflowers. Hike in the meadow,
            tour the Butterfly Garden, picnic in the shade, bird watch, snap photos, or shop for
            souvenirs. Minimum tour time, 60 minutes. Sunset tours available.

Gillespie   On the outskirts of Fredericksburg, visit The Wildseed Farms. This is the nation's
            largest working wildflower farm. Don't miss the Barbara Bush Maroon Bonnets or
            the Laura Bush Petunias.
Gillespie   Wildseed Farms is the largest working wildflower farm in the US. We offer a
            walking trail through our wildflower fields. We also offer wildflower seeds, gifts,
            specialty foods and Texas wines.
Hays        Pick-your-own lavender.
Medina      This family-owned South Texas ranch produces all-natural beef. Our cattle are
            free range cattle, never confined in a feedlot. We raise our cattle on grass with
            supplemental feed for lean beef, and use no antibiotics or synthetic growth
            hormone. The ranch is open to tours and parties and features a corn maze.

Medina      Texas bed and breakfast guest ranch for perfect texas hill country vacations,
            romantic getaways, family reunions, corporate conference retreats, relaxing
            weekends, and wildlife enthusiasts. Located near Medina, Texas in the heart of the
            Texas hill country.
Hays        Home to the "World's Friendliest Red Brangus Her," Bella Vista Ranch produces
            fresh-pressed olive oil and runs a pick-your-own raspberry and blackberry
            operation. We also offer tours of the frantoio, winery, orchards and gardens for
            individuals as well as groups. Tours provide you an opportunity to explore our
            orchards and gardens, learn about the agriculture and cultivation of our olives,
            grapes, and other fruit before participating in a guided tasting of our fresh-made
Bandera     For more than half a century, spending time at Dixie Dude Ranch in Bandera,
            Texas, has been a tradition for visitors from all over the world who are looking for
            that perfect western getaway to unwind, relax, and put the stress of every day life
            on hold. Activities available include hiking and nature trails, horseback riding
            and lessons, gift shop, massage therapy, and a pool.

Comal       We offer boarding, training and lessons and we also have a wagon ride that is
            pulled by two beutiful Belgian horses. We can do a family reunion or a birthday
            party and make your day special.
Bastrop     Evergreen Farms offers Educational Tours to groups of all ages. Explaining the
            process of growing trees in Texas and how the ecosystem has improved due to the
            addition of the trees is stressed. The drip irrigation system is shown and a
            demonstration of the Integrated Pest Management System is given. This tour
            begins in mid November and continues throughout December and can be arranged
            other times of the year. The Fall Harvest tour features the fall garden and helps
            people understand plants and the parts of plants and how each helps it to grow. It
            is geared towards school-age children. A Little Bit of Texas Tour is offered in
            April and May. Its focus is on the history of the area with the beginning of the
            Spanish Land grant, then the stagecoach stop that was on the property. An
            authenic chuckwagon on the farm covers the cattle drives that were a big part of
            Texas history.Participants are treated to cobbler made on the wagon and cooked
            on the open fire. The community moved out as the railroad was built in the area
            that grew to be Elgin, Texas An orienteering coarse is set up in the field to learn
            how to find your way with a compass. Evergreen Farms is in the process of setting
            up a disk golf course that will run throughout the farm. It will then be open for
Bandera     Choose your entertainment from a wide variety. It can be anything from a bingo
            party to setting up your own county fair Choose your entertainment from a wide
            variety. It can be anything from a bingo party to setting up your own county fair
            using our amenities - a dance hall, game fields - animals, folk art. A special
            experience that is both entertaining and educational is visiting the animals that are
            part of our working stock farm. Groups always delight in feeding our herd of
            Hereford cattle and token set of Texas Longhorns from the back of our hayride
Bandera     A Hill Country resort and conference center with golfing, horseback riding, spa,
            activities for the kids, and great entertainment.
Gillespie   This working farm grows herbs and produce and includes a restaurant, retail store,
            bed and breakfast and day spa. Merchandise includes aromatherapy products,
            candles, personal care items, gourmet products and more.

Gillespie   This vineyard produces quality dinner wines and has a bed and breakfast and
            small retail store. Come out to The Inn on Grape Creek, our bed and breakfast
            above the tasting room gift shop. Relax and unwind with a complimentary bottle
            of wine given for your stay. A continental breakfast awaits each morning with the
            peaceful tranquility of the Texas Hill Country, as well as, a full kitchen that is
            provided for your convenience. Private baths and views of the vineyard are only
            10 minutes from the historic downtown Fredericksburg shopping district.

Bandera     Hill Country Equestrian Lodge is located at the headquarters of a 100 year old
            cattle ranch in the heart of the Texas Hill Country, an area world-renowned for its
            unique natural beauty and pioneer history. Here, trails wind through 6000 acres of
            rolling hills dotted with live oaks, yucca and wildflowers, and cross crystal-clear
            streams. White-tail deer, turkey, jack-rabbits, and other wildlife are frequently
            spotted during rides or from the porch of a Private Cabin or Luxury Suite.

Blanco      Located in the Texas Hill country, this four-acre lavender farm features pick-your-
            own lavender in the summer and works closely with other area lavender producers
            to promote lavender products and local events.
Blanco      Over 4 acres of lavender, growing 10 varieties, started in 2003. Manufacture
            lavender products, including body lotions, bath washes, essential oil and sachets.
            Store and farm open during lavender season, Sat: 10a-5p, Sun: 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Gillespie   Starting from a roadside stand on the Wieser property, offering fresh-picked
            peaches and peach preserves, Fischer and Wieser Specialty Foods today produces
            more than 75 product offerings including jams, jellies, mustards and award-
            winning gourmet condiments. Stop by and experience the beauty of The Hill
            Country and the taste of Fischer & Wieser!
Comal       Knibbe Ranch has partnered with the Marriott Rivercenter and Riverwalk hotels
            to provide hotel guests a full ranch experience. Guests can take part in western
            parties, hayrides, skeet shooting, tubing and horseback riding.
Bandera      BR Lightning Ranch offers a variety of activities and event hostings for almost
            any occasion. Everything from weddings, to company picnics. We do it all out
            here! Hey, and don't forget that our rustic cabins are just perfect for all you
            overnight city slickers looking for a relaxn' get away!
Medina      The orchard features a retail store that sells delicious varieties of apples as well as
            apple pie and other apple treats. Love Creek Orchards is also known for their
            annual pumpkin patch during October.
Bandera     You can be a part of the western tradition that has produced seven world
            champion rodeo cowboys. There is a "rootin'-tootin'" cowboy somewhere inside
            all of us. We will help you fulfill those dreams.
Blanco      Open for tours, tasting and sales most Saturdays and Sundays from 12 noon -
            5pm; during Texas Hill Country Wine Trail events Saturday 10am to 5pm and
            Sundays from 12 noon to 5pm and other times by appointment. Award-winning,
            hand-crafted, premium Texas table wines. Picnic facilities available.

Blanco      Miller Creek Lavender is actually on 12 1/2 acres, 3 1/2 of which are lavender,
            7,000 plants. Lavender variety garden with over 50 different types of lavenders,
            1000 blackberries for U-PIC, butterfly garden, picnic tables, gift shop, developing
            biblical garden (plants and trees of the bible). We are int he process of buildling a
            pavillion to host groups, garden clubs, and weddings.

Comal       This company makes furniture and fences out of cedar trees.
Comal       Come experience one of the world's premier caverns, Natural Bridge Caverns.
            Take the Discover Tour and see what millions of others have seen - an incredible
            underground world of natural beauty. This 75-minute tour travels through a half-
            mile of the largest and most spectacular show cavern in Texas. Other cavern tours
            include the Hidden Passages Illuminations! Tour and Adventure Tours. Or take
            the Watchtower Challenge and climb and zip from one of the tallest and longest
            climbing tower and ziplines in Texas! Also, be sure to visit the Natural Bridge
            Mining Company, where you can pan for gems and minerals like miners panned
            for gold. A gift shop, snack bar, and picnic grounds are also available. Open year
            'round from 9 am – 4 pm, with extended Spring and Summer hours.

Bandera     For an authentic Texas vacation experience, go on a dude ranch vacation at
            Rancho Cortez! Rancho Cortez is a perfect place for family vacations, ranch
            holidays, family reunions, weddings, or just to get away for a day! The ranch
            offers horseback riding designed for every level from novice to expert, beautiful
            scenery, luxury accommodations and hearty, home-cooked meals. The ranch also
            offers cattle roundups, children's rodeos, hayrides, campfires, overnight trail rides,
            hiking, mountain biking and much more. Fill every day with activity, or just relax
            out by the pool, in the hot tub, or in the hammock.
Bandera     Enjoy Texas from horseback and remember, this is not your dude ranch of old,
            this is a whole new vacation. Everybody takes something unique away from this
            ranch. Learn something about nature and meet diverse new friends.

Guadalupe Choose & Cut Virginia Pine, Leyland Cypress & Loblolly Pine - Pecans, crafts.
          Free shaking & netting of Trees. Hayrides and Candy Canes!!!!
Kimble    Nestled in the Texas Hill Country, South Llano Farm has been quietly taking
          advantage of the area's rich bottomland soils and pristine river water to produce
          delicious pecans and premium hay.
Blanco    Hours: Mon-Sat 10-5; Sun 12-5. Home of the "Kick Butt Cab" and other Italian-
          styled "Wines to Share with Friends." Wines inclue Pinot Grigio, Sangiovese,
          Orange Moscato, Merlot, Syrah and more. Enjoy a picnic on the patio
          overlooking the vineyard. Locally made artisan cheeses and crackers available in
          the tasting room. Tasting room and gift shop.
Bandera   You can ride exciting trails through breathtaking scenery on a horse that is suited
          to your age and ability. Fish the cypress shaded river, swim in our private pool, or
          just laze in the shade of a big oak tree. Special activities as well as all the ranch
          style food you can eat, are included in our low rates.
Comal     Choose-and-cut; 3 mi E of New Braunfels on Hwy 46S. Choose early, cut later.
          Open daily 10 AM-5 PM. Eldarica Pines. Potted Eldarica and Aleppo. Pre-cut
          fresh Fraser fir kept in water. Open day after Thanksgiving.
Guadalupe Choose and cut your own tree! Large indoor-outdoor lighted decorations,
          (Wreaths, Candles, Stars, Trees, Santas, Angels, Trains, etc). Potted Afghan,
          Leyland Cypress and Arizona Cypress.
                                        Texas Agrilife Extension - Nature Tou
                                                           District 10 - South

Operation Name
Whitewater Sports

Cibolo Creek Ranch
Magnolia House

Rio Raft & Resort

Uvalde Fish Hatchery
Morrell's Vacation Cabin

7 Canyons Ranch
9E Ranch Bed and Breakfast Log Cabins

Bandera River Tubing

Austin/Del Valle Motocross Park

Andy's River Toobs
Antler House (7 Canyons Ranch)

Austin Astronomical Society
Lost Parrot Cabins Resort

Austin Geological Society
Austin Canoe and Kayak

7 Cayons Ranch

Aqua Verde Stables Cabin

Bandera Station

Ben's Cabin at Langford Farm
Big Oak Bed and Breakfast

Bluebonnets and Butterflies

Casa del Rio

Casas de Amigos

Deer Meadow Cabin

Diamond A Ranch Cabin
Double U Barr Ranch


The Fig Preserve

Granny Smith's Place

Lake Hiawatha Cottage

Highlander River House

Hill Country Hideaway
The Hilltop Inn at Pipe Creek

The Roost at Kingfisher Ranch

Lake Hiawatha Guest House

Lake View Estate

Lambert Park

The Last Outpost

Lonestar Cabin on Medina Lake

Madrona Creek House

Guest House at Medina Lake
Medina Lake Memories

Northrup Pipe Creek Ranch

Paradise on the Medina

Parkay Ranch Bed, Bridle, and Breakfast

Potato Flats Ranch House

River Front Cabin

River Haven

Cabin at River Run
Lodge at River Run

Rockin B Ranch

Old Silver Spur

Valle Escondido

“Bar M” Ranch
Baron's Creek Cottage

Barons CreekSide

River Run Bed Breakfast Inn

Cool Water Acres

Blair House
Blue Streak Stables

Camp David Bed & Breakfast

Canyon Lake Retreats

Capital Cruises
The Cave Without a Name
The Cedar Treehouse

Aspire Adventures
Cline Ranch
Cloud Dance Log Cabins

Bob Wentz Park at Windy Point
Lazy Hills Guest Ranch

Corner Tubes
Crystal River Inn

Dixie Dude Ranch

The Farm Country Club
Firefly Inn Bed & Breakfast

The Flying L Ranch

Shatzie Ranch
Seven Bluff Cabins & RV Park

Hart & Hind Fitness Ranch

One Shot Outdoors
Pecan Park Retreat
Lazy L & L Campgrounds
Texas Canoe, Kayak, Raft & Tube Outfitters
Big Foot Canoes
Rockin' R River Rides
Lone Star Float House and Grill
River Sports Tube
The Boat House
Red River Racing
Bergheim Campground & RV Park
Kayak Harbor Limited
Zilker Park Boat Rentals
Mud Outdoor Center
Frio River Intrepid Outfitters (FRIO)
Gruene Mansion Inn

Haven River Inn

Country Inn Motel and Cottages

Inn Above Onion Creek

Joshua Creek Ranch

Kickapoo Kamp
Lamb's Rest Inn

Lazy F Guest Ranch
Star Rentals
Lazy Oak

Mayan Dude Ranch

Muller's Ark Ranch

John Newcombe Tennis Ranch
Kerrville Kayak and Canoe
Jourdan-Bachman Pioneer Farms
Purple Sage Ranch

Rancho Cortez

Retreat Inn Bed & Breakfast Inn

Rising Phonix Adventures
River Lodging B & B
River Road Camp Rentals

Riverside Resort

Rock About
Rockin R River Rides
Roddy Tree Ranch

Scorpio Ranch
Serenity Farmhouse Inn & Spa

Shanty Tubes
Silver Spur

South Texas Kayaks
The Hunter Road Stagecoach Stop

Old Hunter Road Stagecoach Stop

Hideout on the Horseshoe

Sunshine Machine Boat Tours
T Bar M Camps
Cross Trail Outfitters

Texas Motorized Trails Coalition

Texas Tubes
Texpert Tours
TG Canoe and Kayaks

The Mermaid's Cove at Spring Branch

Gruene River Company

Millie's Canyon Lake Cottages

Day Dream Cabins

Rustic Ridge Bed and Breakfast

The Treehouse

Twin Elm Ranch

Underground Texas Grotto

Utopian Cruises
Kuenemann House Inn
Fort Inge Historical Park
Whiskey Mountain Inn

Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch

RIDE TEXAS™ Magazine

3 J Ranch Bed and Breakfast

Getaway Ranch
A Peace Of Heaven Cabins & RV

Back Forty of Fredericksburg

Backroads Reservations
Bamberger Ranch Preserve

Selah, Bamberger Ranch
Cabin on Barton Creek

Lodges at Lost Maples

Biscuit Hill Bed & Breakfast

Block Creek Natural Area

Somewhere in Time Guest House

Broken Bone Ranch
Caribbean Cowboy RV Resort

Carisbrooke Bed and Breakfast

Cascade Caverns
Medina County Road 477 (Old River Road)
Medina Valley Greenhouses
Caverns of Sonora
Cavu Canyon Ranch

Dutch Mountain Ranch
Park Chalk Bluff
Chantilly Lace

Colorado River Preserve
Cibolo Nature Center

Cypress Valley Canopy Tours

Jacob's Well Prsv at Dancing Waters Inn/Lookout Mt
Diamond H Ranch Bed & Breakfast

Flying A Ranch
Foxfire Log Cabins

Dos Arroyos Guest House
Friday Ranch
Clearwater Ranch
Frio Acres River Cabins

Frio Country
Bluebird Hill Bed & Breakfast

Frio River Cabins
GBRA Lake Wood Park

Bear Springs Blossom
Guadalupe Canoe and Camping

Riverbank Outfitters

Guadalupe River Ranch & Spa

Hidden Springs Guest House

Sunset Bat Flight
Hill Country Adventures

Hill Country Equestrian Lodge
Hornsby Bend Biosolids Management Facility
Hill Country River Adventures, LLC

Riverside Nature Center
Lake Medina RV Resort
McKinney Roughs LCRA Park
McKinney Roughs LCRA Park
LedgeWater Campground
Fredericksburg Butterfly Ranch and Habitat
Lone Star Camp, Franklin Ranch
Los Madrones

Lost Canyon Ecumenical Retreat
The Lodges at Lost Maples/St. Clare's Cabin
Lost Pines Nature Ranch
Mansfield Ranch
Maricopa Lodge and River Rides

Medina River Kayaks and River Ranch
Meyer Bed & Breakfast on Cypress Creek

Mitchell Lake Audubon Center

Mo Ranch Presbyterian Assembly
Mountain Breeze Camp

Mountain View B&B

Natural Bridge Caverns

The Nature Conservancy's Love Creek Preserve
Landa Park
Neal's Lodges
Johnson Settlement at LBJ National Historic Park
Mission Espada and Aqueduct
Fort Martin Scott
A Quiet Hill Ranch
Quiet Hill Guest Ranch

Red Corral Ranch
River Valley Resort-Rio Raft Company
Rockin River Inn

Running-R Ranch
San Marcos River Walk
CR 234 at Southridge Estates
John J. Stokes, Sr. Park at Thompson Islands
CR 266 Between the San Marcos River and Staples Rd
John J. Stokes, Sr. Park at Thompson Islands
Cool River Cabin at Native American Seed Farm

Stowers Ranch
Texas Hills Vineyards
Rancho Richey Refuge

T G Canoes and Kayaks
The Petersen Ranch

Best Little Cabin in Texas

Blanco State Park
LBJ State Park and Historic Site
Old Tunnel Wildlife Management Area
Kerr Wildlife Management Area
Walter Buck Wildlife Management Area
T-Saucer Ranch
Utopia on the River

Alte Welt Gasthof (Old World Inn)

A Way of the Wolf Ranch

Westcave Preserve
Wild Basin Wilderness Preserve
Wild-Connections Butterfly Farm and Nature Center

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
Wonder World Park

X Bar Ranch
Yellow Rose Ranch

Exotic Resort Zoo
                                    Texas Agrilife Extension - Nature Tourism Program
                                                       District 10 - Southwest Adventure Providers

Operation Website

          Physical County Description of Site
          Comal           Ringed by lush rolling hills on the Guadalupe River, Whitewater Sports
                          Campground and Canoe Livery lives up to its name. The crisp, cool water of the
                          Guadalupe River is perfect for a long float during the dog days of summer. Below
                          Canyon Lake Dam, Texas' largest Canoe Livery offers 500 acres of unspoiled land
                          with one half mile of Guadelupe River frontage.
          Gillespie       Come enjoy the comfortable elegance of this historic Fredericksburg home which
                          offers unsurpassed Southern hospitality in a peaceful Texas Hill Country setting.

          Comal             Rio Raft & Resort has 25 river-view cottages, full RV hook-ups, tent sites,
                            meeting hall, swimming pool, river trips, camp store, beautiful river frontage and
                            the friendliest staff around. Tour the Hill Country from your base at Rio Raft &
                            Resort-short drives to Gruene, New Braunfels, Canyon Lake, Natural Bridge
                            Caverns & Wildlife Park, Austin, Fredericksburg, great shopping, restaurants, and
                            much, much more. We have river trips available daily - Enjoy it with us.

          Bastrop           This is a small 2-bedroom cabin located on 17 acres of woods in Bastrop County
                            will accommodate 6 people. The cabin has been remodeled and it over-looks a
                            decent sized tank good for fishing & swimming.
          Bastrop           The 9E Ranch is a 300 acre working cattle ranch; there are three ponds and
                            wooded Piney Creek with hiking trails, a gazebo in the meadow and one at an
                            overlook, great benches for sunsets, horseshoe pitching, inviting porches and
                            rocking chairs for relaxing. You may even want to assist with the ranch chores!

          Bandera           At Bandera Kayak & Canoe, we offer Ocean Kayak, Old Town, Pelican, Coleman
                            sales and rentals.
          Travis            ADVMXP is located on 200 acres consisting of clay, loam & sand. It features
                            Worldclass National style of Motocross track, vet/beginner track and a Jr. track.
                            All the tracks have lights and are in close approximatity to each other for safety
                            reasons. Ammenities include modern restrooms with showers, and snacks and
                            beverages available at gate entry. Motocross apparel /equipment will be available
                            in the near future. Overnight camping allowed with registration. Fee for overnight
                            stay is $10.00 per night. Trails are available to view online.

          Bandera           Enjoy a true Hill Country experience at the beautifully appointed Antler House at
                            7-Canyons Ranch. Located at the base of the canyons, the views are spectacular.
                            Watch the wildlife as you sit in your rocker on the full-length front porch or trade
                            stories at the "Liars" fire pit. All the amenities are here for you in this newly
                            remodeled gem with satellite TV, fully equipped kitchen, two bedrooms, two
                            baths and a huge Kiva fireplace. This is a very private getaway spot in the heart of
                            the most beautiful part of the Texas Hill Country.

Travis    New Lake Travis bungalows in a secluded tropical setting on seven acres. Lost
          Parrot Cabins is a Lake Travis mini-resort best known for it's off-the-beaten-path,
          unique accommodations – Texas Hill Country ambience with south-of-the-border
          pizzazz. Private Caribbean-style bungalows in a secluded setting with spacious
          treetop decks, tropical gardens, hand-painted art murals, refreshing pool & spas,
          gazebos, meandering nature trails, native rock walls, majestic Texas Hill Country
          views and more.
Travis    We have a number of store locations offering rentals and sales on canoeing and
          kayaking equipment. We also offer lessons and trips.
Bandera   The more than 4,000 square foot lodge is located in the most picturesque and
          rugged part of the Texas Hill Country. Each comfortable air-conditioned room has
          private bath, many with two queen size beds. Guests are encouraged to gather
          around a roaring fire at the "Liars Pit". Facilities are available including large
          caterer's kitchen and dining hall with facilities to serve up to fifty. Additional
          seating is available outside, weather permitting. Two dens each with fireplace
          provide a setting reminiscent of cattle baron bygone days. An elevated patio
          provides a cover for the lower barbeque area while permitting the guest a unique
          view of the canyons and wildlife. Activities include hiking, birding, wildlife
          watching and photography, stargazing, catch & release fishing, meeting &
          conference facilities, and hunting packages.

Kerr      Get ready to enter a horsemen’s paradise and a true Texas experience when you
          stay at Aqua Verde Stables Cabin. There are 700 acres of trails to ride, hike or
          mountain bike amongst massive oaks and crystal clear creeks. Verde Creek and
          Spring Creek crisscross the ranch. This very private retreat is perfect for a picnic
          by the creek, a snooze and a refreshing swim while you take a break from your
          ride or hike. The cabin has two bedrooms, one bath, and an outside patio and grill
          area. The kitchen has a microwave, two burner hotplate, coffee pot and large
          refrigerator. The lovely walls inside the cabin are made from lumber milled from
          Cypress trees on the ranch. Central air and heat, pets welcome, full horse facility
          and guided trail rides available on your horse or those provided by the owner. No
          TV and no telephone but good cell coverage.

Bandera   Our treehouse will calm your nerves and relax your attitude. Enjoy a walk on the
          river trails, wonder at the wildflowers, observe birds making nests, or listen to the
          sounds of the hummingbirds. Bandera Station is a unique setting in an outdoor
          cathedral. Our restored caboose has a queen platform, small bath, and an old
          fashioned kitchen with utensils. Your living room is a large covered deck with an
          outdoor fireplace nestled on a bluff with the Medina River below. You might
          watch a storm roll in, feel the warmth of an outdoor fireplace on a crisp fall day or
          take a walk in a gentle rain. You might feel the cool waters of the Medina river
          relax you on a hot day. A cozy hide-a-way can be yours at Bandera Station.

Bandera   1890's orginal settlers cypress cabin on 290 acre farm with 3/4 of a mile of private
          access to the Medina River. Located just outside of Bandera, this charming
          restored cabin offers a full kitchen, large living area with a deck off of the
          bedroom. Enjoy an afternoon among the wildflowers at the river and the abundant
          wildlife and birds that call the Langford Farm home. We also offer fishing and
          river access.
Bandera   This charming B&B is on ten heavily treed acres, less than 6 miles from Bandera
          and just minutes from the shops, restaurants and honey tonks. There are two
          cabins, a pond for catch and release fishing and horse facilities. Casita Bordeaux
          is a romantic setting with one bedroom and a Queen bed, a fully equipped kitchen,
          living and dining areas and a library. The furnishings and art work are lovely and
          can be purchased by guests. Casa Linda is more laid back with two Queen beds
          and an open living and dining area that flows into the kitchen. The patio overlooks
          the pond and the large paddock and stalls are close by for those who want to bring
          their own horses. Continental breakfast stocked in the refrigerators at both cabins.

Medina    A cozy little house nestled in the foothills of the Texas Hill Country. Offering a
          secluded get-away, great sunsets and awesome stargazing. Bring your walking
          shoes and binoculars ~ you'll be amazed at Mother Nature's beauty at it's best in
          the Texas Hill Country. Fresh pastry, fruit, coffee and teas will be awaiting you as
          well as breakfast items that you can prepare in the fully equipped country kitchen.
          A cowboy breakfast, cooked over a campfire can be arranged in advance by
          special request. Have campfire coffee, eggs and bacon in the fresh morning air!

Bandera   Enjoy the Medina River at this large guest house with lots of outdoor living space.
          Three decks surround the house. Steps lead down to a meadow that borders the
          river and a walking path. The spacious, multi-level interior is painted in festive,
          hacienda-style vibrant colors and faux designs and has concrete floors. Great for
          families or groups.
Bandera   Inspired by haciendas in San Miguel de Allende, Casas de Amigos sits on a
          hillside with spectacular views of the Hill Country. The central courtyard features
          cascading fountains, spirling stairways, meandering walkways, patios, benches,
          tables / chairs, even a fire pit. Guests enjoy patio rooftops for sunsets, star gazing,
          wildlife and bird watching. This romantic hacienda B&B was voted the "Best in
          Bandera County" with warm hospitality and wonderful full breakfasts selected by
          guests. Bienvenidos!
Bandera   This is a charming cabin located less than a mile from the shops and honky tonks
          of Bandera on 12 acres of Medina riverfront property. You have the best of
          country quiet, wildlife viewing and lazing by the river but are just minutes from
          the bustling city. The cabin has a Queen bed, a living room with DVD, kitchenette
          and bath with shower. To keep you in touch with the world, the cabin also has
          wireless internet service.
Bandera   A perfect place for a family getaway, come stay at this secluded rustic cabin on
          100 pristine acres six minutes from Bandera. This ranch has one of the prettiest
          stretches of the Medina River in Bandera County for swimming, tubing and
          fishing in a park like setting under massive Cypress trees. It is very close to the
          Hill Country State Natural Area or you can choose to hike or ride your horse on
          the gently sloping heavily treed pastures on the ranch. Enjoy watching the wild
          game and birds from the front porch.
Bandera   The Double U Barr Ranch, located in the beautiful Texas Hill Country, is a
          romantic, bed and breakfast hideaway with a western flair. It features a private
          Cowboy Guest House and a separate Guest Suite in the main house. You'll also
          enjoy a large covered pavilion, great for rainy days to sit and enjoy the outdoors,
          special events or just relax and party! The Double U Barr Ranch is a 42 acre
          working ranch with cattle, horses (not for guest riding) and a variety of small
          animals. Enjoy a hot tub under the big Texas sky where the stars are big and
          bright, relax around a campfire, hunt for fossils or catch sight of many beautiful
          birds, armadillos and other wildlife. You can swim and tube in the creek, or if you
          bring along a fishing pole, you might just catch a big one! A paddle boat is also
          available. Panoramic hilltop views for photography are just a few steps from your
Bandera   Farhaven is a 76 acre private hideaway nestled in the beautiful Sabinal Canyon
          between Utopia and Lost Maples State Park. It offers a peaceful backcountry
          experience, with all the comforts of home and minutes from popular area
          attractions. Enjoy hiking, bird watching, biking or exploring native wildlife
          habitat with spectacular views, sunsets and star-filled nights. Ride your horse in
          our 100’ X 220’ sand/woodchip arena or anywhere on the property or just relax in
          a hammock or sit in front of a campfire. Host provides home grown organic
          vegetables on a seasoable basis.
Bandera   Relax in a beautiful setting at this traditional Bed and Breakfast nestled in the hills
          on Hondo Creek. It’s the perfect spot to venture out to the most beautiful drives
          and vistas in the Texas Hill Country. Explore the area for the day and upon your
          return enjoy an optional gourmet dinner prepared for you by your hosts. There are
          two bedrooms and baths in the main house, each with private entrances and a
          charming one bedroom separate cabin. Wildlife abounds here with quiet spots to
          commune with nature, watch a slow-moving porcupine or to take walks by the
          water. For the more energetic there are wonderful areas to hike or bike. Each
          morning a full breakfast is served in the main house. Optional dinners are
          available upon request during your stay and on Thanksgiving and Christmas. No
          TV; cell phone service spotty with Cingular being the most reliable.

Medina    Beautifully decorated cottage in the quaint town of Medina. Granny Smith's can
          be rented for a weekend getaway or for the day. The well-equipped kitchen is
          ready for quiet brunches for two or a small event or meeting. Access to the
          Medina River through the large backyard.
Bandera   This charming cottage is one mile from Bandera's Main Street. It is newly
          remodeled with one bedroom, one bath, a full kitchen, large living area and a
          wrap around porch overlooking one of the small Indian Lakes. It's great spot for
          bird watching, fishing and relaxing and is just minutes from Bandera's shops and
          nightlife. The host provides coffee, sodas, condiments and other basics for the
          guest's use.
Bandera   A comfortable river house retreat for your family or couples. This is a spacious
          two bedroom with living room with fireplace, extra room with queen sleeper sofa
          and air matresses, and eat in kitchen. Relax in the beautiful Medina River or use
          the tubes provided and float the river. Then enjoy an evening in front of the
Medina    Enjoy lovely Medina Lake from this quaint Hill Country cottage. Great for the
          whole family and located in Pebble Beach just a short walk from the subdivision
          private park and boat launch.
Bandera   An elegant bed & breakfast experience, the Hilltop Inn at Pipe Creek offers a
          quiet getaway in the Hill Country. The Hilltop Inn gives the feeling of European
          elegance in a romantic setting complimented by an expansive patio, soothing
          fountain and breathtaking views of the Texas sunset. Just 12 miles from Bandera
          restaurants and nightlife, The Hilltop Inn offers the best of both worlds. The Inn
          also has 33 acres of hiking trails for wildlife & bird watching.

Bandera   Enjoy a beautiful Hill Country sunset or stroll down to the spring-fed creek for a
          relaxing afternoon by the water. The Roost at Kingfisher, located on a 74-acre
          private ranch and wildlife preserve offers wonderful seclusion for that peaceful
          get-a-way. The large three bedroom well appointed home offers a full kitchen,
          fireplace and large redwood deck with an adjoining gazebo for that intimate
          candlelight dinner. Hike down the various manicured pathways and enjoy some of
          the best birding and wildlife viewing in the Texas Hill Country.

Bandera   Newly built guest quarters with two bedrooms, one bath, a full kitchen and living
          area. Just one mile from Main Street, but it has a remote, private feel. The large
          deck outside the front door overlooks a small lake. Great for bird-watching,
          relaxing and catch and release fishing.
Medina    Enjoy great views of Lake Medina from this quaint cottage just a block from the
          water. Located in Pebble Beach and just a short walk to the subdivision park and
          boat launch.
Bandera   This charming two bedroom home is just a few blocks from Main Street in a
          secluded area on the Medina River. Snooze the afternoon away in the hammock
          shaded by a huge Oak tree or use the large smoker to prepare a great evening
          dinner. The football field size backyard ends at the Cypress laden banks of the
          river. There is a full kitchen, bath with shower, king bed in the master and queen
          bed in the second bedroom. A perfect place to relax, watch abundant wildlife and
          yet you are just minutes from the restaurants, shops and famous honky tonks of
Bandera   Gorgeous ranch with "million-dollar view" convenient to Bandera, Kerrville and
          Medina. Surrounded by large game ranches, so you can literally sit and watch the
          buffalo roam. Creek for swimming and catch-and-release fishing. Fenced pasture
          available for horses. Full breakfast delivered to Sophie's Cottage and the Fishing
          Cabin. Breakfast items provided in the Ranch House.

Medina    Quaint rustic cabin on Lake Medina with great waterfront access. Wonderful
          outdoor decks with beautiful views of the lake for that fun weekend.

Bandera   Nature lover's paradise in the Hill Country. The tree house getaway is perfect for
          birding, native plant identification or just relaxing. The house has a large living
          room and dining area, kitchen and master bedroom downstairs. Upstairs is a large
          loft with a king bed, a queen futon and another bath. Walk behind the house to a
          running creek or hike the property to see the numerous native plants including rare
          Madrona trees and fossils.

Medina    A great getaway at beautiful Medina Lake. Bring your boat or rent at local boat
          launch. Bandera County Park and boat dock is nearby. The house has vaulted
          ceiling, hardwood floors and is tastefully decorated with two bedrooms, two bath,
          fully equipped kitchen, comfortable living area with wood burning stove.
Medina    Beautifully restored water front showplace in a quiet cove on Medina Lake. Enjoy
          beautiful views of the water each morning from the deck just outside your master
          bedroom. Ski, fish or sunbathe from your own floating private dock, just steps
          away from a gourmet kitchen and spectacular dining area.
Bandera   Three bedroom family or group retreat on a scenic ranch. Large house is private
          and secluded. Hundreds of acres to roam, hike or bird watch. Three lakes for
          catch and release fishing.
Medina    Paradise on the Medina, formerly known as “Cricket’s”, has two guest houses
          offering total privacy, spectacular views of the Hill Country and 2 1/2 acres of
          "private river front beach" on the Medina River. Paradise is located 2 ½ miles
          west of Medina, in an area known as the “Little Switzerland of Texas”, with great
          drives and fantastic canyon vistas. The Villa has 3 bedrooms, two baths, living
          and dining areas, a fully equipped kitchen, a large wrap around deck, hot tub,
          satellite TV, two fireplaces, a fire pit, central air and heat and river access for
          tubing and kayaking. The Cabin’s front porch has great views of the river, one
          bedroom and bath, full kitchen, hot tub, satellite TV, box air and heat, fire pit and
          river access. Tubes and kayaks are available for guests’ use at both the Cabin and
          the Villa.

Bandera   The Parkay Ranch Cottage has a fully-equipped kitchen that includes a coffee and
          cappuccino maker, stove and microwave. The "on-the-go" breakfast includes
          coffee, tea, juice, cereal selections, and homemade breads and jams. You can
          enjoy your morning coffee or cappuccino on the deck next to the Jacuzzi. Parkay
          has accommodations for horses and acres for private riding. The swimming pool
          behind the hosts home is available for barbeques on request. You can catch catfish
          in the over-stocked lake overlooking a view of the beautiful Hill Country.

Bandera   Comfortable, inviting three-bedroom house on small lake. Enjoy Hill Country
          breezes in the rocking chairs on the great wrap-around porch. Fully-equipped
          kitchen even includes an espresso machine. Large living area with leather couch
          and Ben Franklin stove. Pens and stalls available for horses.

Kerr      Enjoy a stay in this log cabin right on the Guadalupe River between Kerrville and
          Ingram located at River Front Park. The cabin has a fully equipped kitchen,
          fireplace, bath with shower, and two twin bunk beds. The river can be viewed
          from the screened in porch. The cabin has satellite TV with VCR, box unit AC
          and heat and is just minutes from shopping and restaurants. Enjoy our walking
          paths and access to the river.
Bandera   Bring the family to Bandera and relax at this gracious home with great access to
          the Medina River. There are three bedrooms, two baths, a fully equipped kitchen,
          satellite TV with DVD, and high speed wireless internet. The house is beautifully
          furnished and has a large deck off the den and the living room from which the
          deer and other wildlife can be viewed as they roam across the huge backyard. A
          great getaway that offers privacy and fun year round!

Kerr      This beautiful 5-acre property on the Guadalupe River is the perfect place for that
          river or Hill Country getaway. The Cabin is located between Kerrville and
          Ingram, close to shopping and restaurants. The Cabin sleeps up to five guests and
          has excellent access and views of the Guadalupe River. There is a natural water
          shoot between the island and the wide, deep stretch of the river, which affords
          excellent swimming, fishing or floating.
Kerr        This 5-acre property on the Guadalupe River is a perfect spot for family reunions
            or a single-family getaway. River Run is located between Kerrville and Ingram,
            close to shopping and restaurants. The Lodge sleeps thirteen, has three bedrooms
            and two baths. The bunkhouse has bunk beds for ten guests. The Lodge at River
            Run has a wonderful view of the river and affords excellent access for swimming,
            fishing or floating. There is a natural tubing shoot between the island and the
            wide, deep stretch of the river. Catering is available upon request for large groups.

Kendall     Nestled in the beautiful Texas Hill Country just minutes from Boerne and
            Bandera. This beautiful 35 acre ranch has a crystal clear spring fed stream that is
            great for an afternoon swim or spectacular catch and release fishing. The house is
            located on top of a hill offering fantastic views from two spacious decks.

Bandera     Rock cottages on the grounds of the historic Silver Spur Dance Hall ruins. The old
            dance hall once hosted the best country and western bands and even big bands
            during the 40s and 50s. Views from the ruins of the Medina River and the city of
            Bandera are the best in town. Take a short walk downhill to the river.

Bandera     Fully-restored 1920's house with original beaded pine walls and wood floors.
            Private, secluded cottage on Valle Escondido (Hidden Valley) Ranch with
            outstanding views of the Hill Country. Enjoy catch-and-release fishing or
            swimming in the creek. Sit in the porch swing and watch Native and Axis Deer,
            Blackbuck Antelope and countless bird species.
Gillespie   Welcome to Baron's Creek Cottage, a special vacation rental in the historic Texas
            town of Fredericksburg. This cozy, romantic cottage has a living room, bedroom,
            bathroom, and kitchen/dining room. There is also a large wooden deck in the
            back, as well as a double hammock nestled in the trees outside. The large back
            yard has slopes full of grass and trees, as well as a spring-fed creek that runs year-
            round. It is quiet, private, peaceful, and one of the most beautiful locations in all
            of Fredericksburg!
Gillespie   Water and wildlife, comfort and romance - all just 3 minutes to Main Street
            Fredericksburg, Texas. Barons CreekSide - Swiss owned - is truly a very special,
            romantic getaway! Rustic romance at its best.
Kerr        Close to shops, restaurants, and museums. Perfect for birders and cyclists going to
            Lost Maples Park. Six rooms, all with private baths that include marble whirlpool
            tubs and showers. Full country breakfast served.
Bandera     The cabin can sleep a total of five guests comfortably. Complimentary fruit and
            farm fresh eggs are provided when you arrive. The cabin is located about 50 feet
            from the water and your own private floating dock. There is also a front porch and
            enclosed patio area. A two person pedal boat is provided for exploring and fishing
            from your own private dock. The lake is spring fed and great for both swimming
            and fishing.
Hays        The Blair House Inn bed and breakfast in panoramic Wimberley, Texas is known
            among bed and breakfast guests for providing hospitality and meticulous attention
            to detail. This fine Texas country inn / bed and breakfast is situated on 22 acres of
            beautiful Texas Hill Country land just two miles south of the heart of scenic
            Wimberley, TX.
Guadalupe   "ALL GIRL" Horsemanship Summer and Spring Break Camp – “Sleep Away” -
            Ages 7-14. Girls actively working safely with horses learn basic care and
            maintenance. Western or English Riding daily taught by Certified Riding
            Instructors (CHA). Air Conditioned Bunkhouses. Classes on Personal Goal
            Setting and Positive Thinking. American Camping Association Accredited.

Gillespie   Come enjoy warm, inviting and historic Fredericksburg, Texas at the Camp David
            Bed and Breakfast, the finest of Fredericksburg Texas bed and breakfasts and
            cottage rentals. Enjoy an affordable weekend in our beautiful, historic town. Shop
            for antiques and other affordable and interesting finds on Main Street
            Fredericksburg, TX, or browse through history at the Nimitz Museum and the
            National Museum of the Pacific War. Bike through the hills of Fredericksburg, the
            capitol of Texas Hill Country, climb Enchanted Rock or take pleasure in a relaxed
            game of golf at a Fredericksburg golf course of your choice. Take the afternoon
            and enjoy a relaxing stroll or picnic in our many beautiful parks and enjoy an
            evening of fine dining at a variety of comfortable, welcoming restaurants or just
            relax Texas style.

Comal       This hill country lodging is centrally located near Austin, San Antonio, and New
            Braunfels. Bring your favorite book and relax in the porch swing for a day of
            reading or sit in the shade of the large trees and watch who visits the bird feeders.
            Lake access is a short half-block walk from the house. Bring your beach towels,
            suit, and float and take a dip in Canyon Lake. Bring your boat, launch at a nearby
            public facility, and sail into the cove. Water skiing depth is right off shore. Tubing
            on the Guadalupe River is just ten miles away in Sattler where there is access and
            egress located just yards away. The river makes a horseshoe turn and is perfect for
            tubing; no shuttling is necessary.

Bastrop     Nestled between Bastrop State Park and Buescher State Park, the Cedar
            Treehouse is a place to relax, unwind and make memories that last a lifetime! The
            Cedar Treehouse is the perfect spot for family vacations & reunions, corporate
            getaways, weekend groups, & more! Turn on to Cottletown Road from Highway
            71 and continue to the first stop sign (between 2.5 miles). Directions: This is the
            intersection of Cottletown Road and Park Road 1C. Turn right on to Park Road
            1C and proceed approximately 1.5 miles. The Cedar Treehouse entrance will be
            on your right, located at 1433 Park Road 1C.

Uvalde      The perfect place to kick back, relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery and stargaze
            at night. See varied wildlife, deer abound and marvel at the numerous bird
Kerr        Since the Spring of 1959, the Steinruck family has been welcoming folks from
            around the world to Lazy Hills Guest Ranch, a 750-acre spread in the heart of the
            beautiful Texas Hill Country.
Hays        The Crystal River Inn is a romantic 1883 Victorian inn and garden complex
            featuring roses, topiaries, fountains, and beautiful old pecan trees. It has received
            many accolades, including being one of only four inns in Texas to receive a three-
            star rating from the prestigious Mobil Travel Guide. It has also been named to
            Fodor's Best Bed and Breakfasts in the U.S. and recognized by the Texas Monthly
            Press as "one of the most outstanding inns in Texas." Additionally, the Crystal
            River Inn is located in a premiere vacation spot, nestled in the beautiful Texas Hill
            Country. The entire family will enjoy the gentle waters of the San Marcos River,
            whether they experience it floating in a tube, snorkeling, or sharing a picnic lunch
            along its shady banks.

Bandera     For more than half a century, spending time at Dixie Dude Ranch in Bandera,
            Texas, has been a tradition for visitors from all over the world who are looking for
            that perfect western getaway to unwind, relax, and put the stress of every day life
            on hold.
Comal       A Texas Hill Country retreat! Located just minutes from Canyon Lake, Firefly
            Inn is the destination for peace and relaxation. Comfortable accommodations and
            an indulgent breakfast makes for a wonderful time exploring all the Hill Country
            has to offer.
Bandera     Welcome to the Texas Hill Country! Grab your jeans and boots and come on out.
            The Flying L Ranch is the place to reconnect with friends and family. Hike or
            horseback ride on trails that thread through mile after mile of natural, woodlands
            replete with deer, possum and squirrels. You can splash the day away at the Lone
            Star Lagoon* –Flying L’s waterpark and lazy river environment.

Uvalde      We have nine modern country cabins and 16 RV sites on 19 acres in the middle
            the most beautiful pecan grove on the Frio River. Tube, fish, swim, or just relax.

Real        Owner Kit Detering took the California concept of a country spa/resort, and gave
            it a Texas twist: Strip away the froufrou frills and replace them with the down-
            home friendliness and simple flair that is Texas. The result: a delightful retreat
            where you can enjoy healthful food, exercise, and solitude in a laid-back,
            unpretentious ranch setting. Brilliant! Detering chose the name “Hart & Hind”
            from the Old English names for buck and doe. The name is perfect, for this is a
            place equally comfortable for men and women. Furthermore, it is populated with
            native wildlife that includes white-tailed deer. And finally, the name suggests the
            dedication to the rejuvenation of body and soul that is the essence of a vacation
            here Inside this chapter you'll find detailed information on accommodations,
            meals, activities, amenities, nearby attractions, directions, and contact information
            for the ranch....

Comal       The Gruene Mansion Inn Bed & Breakfast is located near New Braunfels, Texas
            in the historic community of Gruene. Sitting on the banks of the Guadalupe River,
            and adjacent to Gruene Hall (the oldest continuously running dance hall in the
            state), the Gruene Mansion Inn offers you the opportunity to enjoy lodging in the
            most uniquely Texas-experience in high style.

Kendall     Nestled along the majestic Guadalupe River in Comfort, Texas, our 13-room
            Victorian mansion with its spacious wrap-around porches has an atmosphere of
            quiet and comfort, yet beckons one to explore our 23-acres of history along this
            Hill Country riverbank. Our guests are treated to an uncommonly quiet and
            relaxed atmosphere interfacing with a breathtaking environment.

Gillespie   Come enjoy your stay with us and let us make you feel at home. Take a dip in the
            pool on those hot sunny days, or enjoy the scenery while lounging on the benches
            outside the rooms. You will appreciate the beautiful decor of our newly
            remodeled rooms. We have reasonable rates that will leave you with more money
            to spend in town. We are pet friendly, and have mini-refrigerators, microwaves
            and in-room coffee available on request.
Hays        Just 25 miles southwest of Austin and east of Wimberley on the road to Kyle is a
            warm and peaceful spot where travelers can rest in comfort at The Inn above
            Onion Creek. From the Inn above Onion Creek, the views are into a distant past.
            Enjoy hikes through the woods down to the creek and our beautiful sunsets.

Kendall     Joshua Creek Ranch boasts 1,200 acres of diverse terrain, including Texas prairie
            grasses, high bluffs that present a dramatic backdrop to crystal clear Joshua Creek,
            and magnificent, ancient oaks that grace the gentle, rolling hills. Enhancing what
            nature has provided, trails, accommodations, cuisine and amenities have been
            added that translate into a sportsman's paradise.
Hays        Here at, we lead a variety of kayaking and canoeing
            programs geared toward providing irresistible fun for everyone! No matter your
            age or abilities you will enjoy the personal attention from our skilled instructors.
            The people of Kayak Instruction, the Red River Racing Team, are committed to
            providing you with the best kayaking and canoeing programs available. We do it
            by immersing ourselves in the programs that we offer, and in the sport that we
            love so much. We are here to paddle!!!
Kerr        For over 80 years, generations of families have enjoyed the traditions and shared
            the memories of their summers spent at Kickapoo Kamp. Their history and
            smaller size set them apart from other private girl’s camps. Limiting their
            enrollment to around 110 campers, ages 7 to 15, allows them to emphasize the
            “family” atmosphere they feel is so important.
Comal      The Lamb's Rest Inn is located in New Braunfels, gateway to the Texas Hill
           Country and conveniently situated between Austin and San Antonio on the
           Guadalupe River. This quiet, spacious riverfront home is just one mile from the
           historic village of Gruene. Lamb's Rest Inn is conveniently located between
           Austin and San Antonio in New Braunfels, the gateway to the hill country. A day
           trip may include a visit to a winery, lavender field, or olive grove. Area attractions
           include toobing, rafting, kayaking, golfing, or country western dancing at Gruene
           Hall. Enjoy shopping and antiquing in Gruene or make a day of shopping in
           nearby Wimberley, Boerne, Comfort, or Fredericksburg. The largest outlet mall in
           the southwest is located only minutes away in San Marcos.

Travis     Lazy Oak Bed and Breakfast, an historic plantation-style farmhouse built in 1911,
           is convenient to all that Texas' capital city of Austin has to offer. Whether your
           stay is for business or pleasure, the inn is ideal for any guest looking for a quiet,
           relaxing vacation. Award winning restaurants, shopping, hike and bike trails and
           wonderful Town Lake are within walking distance of the Lazy Oak. Other nearby
           attractions include the University of Texas, Barton Springs Pool, the Wildflower
           Center and the beautiful Hill Country.

Bandera    The Mayan Dude Ranch- Bandera, Texas- The Cowboy Capitol of the World.

Bandera    Nestled on 100 beautiful Texas Hill Country acres, Muller's Ark offers a full
           range of accommodations to suit your individual needs. The Ranch headquarters
           sits on a bluff overlooking the Medina River, affording one of the most
           magnificent views in the entire Hill Country. Muller's Ark offers a full range of
           accommodations to suit your individual needs. All units have private baths, air-
           conditioning and heating, televisions and complete kitchens. Rates per night
           include fishing, swimming and tubing.
Bandera    For over 50 years the uncommon hospitality and warmth of Purple Sage Ranch
           has been the setting for corporate meetings that truly refresh. When you’re able to
           relax in this beautiful Texas Hill Country setting, thinking is clearer and people
           really get to know each other.
Bandera    For an authentic Texas vacation experience, go on a dude ranch adventure or visit
           the fitness ranch at Rancho Cortez!
Bastrop    Our beautiful bed and breakfast is located in the heart of downtown Denison,
           Texas, just minutes north of Sherman and minutes from the Eisenhower State
           Park. The furnishings are Victorian and the architectural design takes you back to
           early, cotton-boom, home town Texas. You are just four miles from the exciting
           Lake Texoma recreation area where you can enjoy wave runner, ski boats, sunset
           cruises, and golfing. Denison is proud to be home to the best antique shopping
           and art galleries in North Texas.

Kerr       River Lodging overlooks the scenic Guadalupe River. The riverfront dock has
           picnic table, Bar-B-Que pit, a fishing pier, and canoe dock. Very relaxing and
           beautiful with roaming, exotic animals.
Comal     Rafting and tubing on the Guadalupe River in the scenic Hill Country below
          Canyon Dam. Campgrounds available by reservations. Six miles from the historic
          German community of New Braunfels which also offers a variety of water
          entertainment and family activities, including camping and fishing.
Comal     We offer a countryside resort with all the facilities you need for a pleasant retreat.
          This select spot in the Texas Hill Country is the perfect place to getaway, relax,
          and have fun with family, friends or large groups. We are located just minutes
          from all the Texas Hill Country attractions. Open year round for your enjoyment.
          Accommodations include: CABINS, RV SITES W/HOOKUPS AND A
          SEPARATE TENTING AREA. We have plenty of picnic tables; BBQ pits and
          secured parking for boats and recreational vehicles.

Kerr      Enjoy a rustic oasis in the Texas Hill Country at Roddy Tree Ranch, located on
          forty tranquil acres between Ingram and Hunt on Highway 39 along the
          Guadalupe River. Its resort atmosphere is perfect for family vacations or just to
          get away to a slower, more peaceful way of life. Here you can stretch your legs
          and walk the trails, sample the beauty of the organic garden, or visit the barnyard
          animals at Pecan Springs Farm. Roddy Tree Ranch has a three swimming pools,
          pavilion with jukebox and dance floor, perfect fishing spots, volleyball,
          basketball, a game room, horseshoes, playscape, canoeing, nature walks, and
          washer pitching.
Hays      Enjoy a getaway experience at Serenity Farmhouse Inn, a beautiful luxurious
          wedding destination nestled on more than 20 acres of picturesque central Texas
          Hill Country just 8 miles from the Wimberley Square in historic Wimberley, TX.
          Each of the 9 vintage-styled Serenity Farmhouse Inn guest suites and cottages is a
          separate adventure in elegant, yet whimsical delight. All 9 cottages feature
          decorator furnishings hand painted furniture with exquisite Hill Country and
          European decor.
Bandera   This historic dude ranch is a perfect place to trade in your tie for a red bandana,
          your skirt for blue jeans, and your worries for the peace of a Western sunset.
          Relax, have fun, make unforgettable memories, and enjoy your surroundings.

Bexar     South Texas Kayak specializes in guided Kayak adventures on the Upper
          Guadalupe River that are fun, affordable, and easy for the entire family. Our
          guided adventures are based around the beautiful and peaceful Guadalupe River
          State Park, where you will enjoy a guided kayak adventure free of commercial
          development and crowds.
Comal    Lovingly resorted to its original design, this historic homestead is thought to be
         Bonito, a Stagecoach Stop and one time post office of the settlement known as
         Stringtown. Here you will find another era as you pass through the doors of the
         Log Pen Cabins which were erected in 1848. This is the ideal spot for travelers
         desiring a picturesque landscape in which to enjoy gardens of antique roses, fruit
         trees, herbs and Texas native plants. We are centrally located between Austin
         and San Antonio. Just 3.5 miles from the historic town of Gruene with its famous
         Gruene Hall, the Gristmill, numerous antique shops and the Guadalupe River.
         Beyond Gruene and 5.5 miles from our B&B is the Schlitterbahn, the Comal
         River, and all the attractions in the German town of New Braunfels. Six miles
         Northeast of us are the San Marcos and Tanger outlet malls.

Comal    Travel back into the early Texas past with a stay at The Old Hunter Road
         Stagecoach Stop. This quaint Bed and Breakfast features historic cabins in a
         picturesque landscape just a few miles from Gruene between New Braunfels and
         San Marcos. The hosts invite you to stroll around the gardens of antique roses,
         herbs, and native plants or take a picnic to Landa Park or Canyon Lake. Watch the
         swans swim in the Comal River or enjoy the huge natural three-tier swimming
         pool fed by the Comal.
Comal    Luxurious waterfront cabins on the Guadalupe River, located on the famous
         HorseShoe Loop. All cabins overlook the river, have direct access to the river,
         and are 10 minutes away from historic downtown Gruene. We rent our facilities
         for a variety of occasions.
Comal    Christian Summer Camp in Texas.
Bexar    For young men ages 7-20, we’re a hunting and fishing club; an cool group of
         friends who share a love for the outdoors. We continually offer endless hunting
         and fishing opportunities of all kinds, frequent skills training sessions and fun
         shoots, community service projects, the most awesome summer camps in the
         world, and a whole lot more! Through CTO, they can earn funds to go on dream
         trips and buy gear. CTO is also a leadership development program, in which they
         can earn rank, responsibility and respect. Most importantly, CTO is a Christ-
         centered group, so as they plug into the club, they also grow in maturity and faith.
         In short, CTO is every boy’s dream come true!

Travis   Our mission is to "demonstrate expertise in the operation of family-oriented
         motorized recreational parks within the state of Texas with the best management
         and educational tools currently available."
Travis   Reflecting a distinctive, passionate perspective on history and the environment,
         Texpert Tours offers a in-depth, personal introduction to Austin and Central
         Texas for visitors and newcomers. In addition to high-quality information, guests
         enjoy door-to-door service, refreshments, customized itineraries, and many other
         extras. Host Howie Richey assures convenience, comfort, and fun on these
         fascinating in-town and outback treks. They’re TOUR-ific!
Hays        Duane, Evelyn, Zack, Amy, and Alex Te Grotenhuis, the TG's, make up the crew
            of the family operated business of T G Canoes and Kayaks. WE ARE
            CELEBRATING 22 YEARS OF SERVICE to church groups, boy scouts, girl
            scouts, schools and the general public. It will be a pleasure for us to assist you
            and your's on a marvelous San Marcos River trip or to help you purchase the right
            canoe or kayak for your personal or family pleasure. Pay us a visit: canoe, kayak,
            and enjoy the beautiful San Marcos River.
Comal       A unique cove on the Guadalupe River with hiking trails. We have cabin rentals
            tent camping, and boondocker sites.
Comal       The Guadalupe River is the finest natural recreational facility available in Texas.
            The crystal clear, cascading water offers a challenge you dare not pass by. Paddle
            in one of our rafts yourself, or with the help of an experienced river guide.

Comal       Millie's offers several 2-room, rock exterior cottages with a full bath and view of
            Jacobs Creek. Their cottages also include paneled interior with cathedral ceilings
            and beams for that rustic look, wood burning fireplaces for the winter time visits.
            Each cottage has a full kitchen with cooking facilities and all have basic cable.

Gillespie   Day Dream Cabins are located just a short drive up Highway 16 from
            Fredericksburg, Texas, one of the most popular tourist towns in the entire country.
            If you are looking for a quiet, peaceful getaway, away from the traffic and
            problems of the city, you will really enjoy staying in one of our cabins.

Comal       If you are looking for a quiet, cozy and very romantic place for two, then Rustic
            Ridge Bed and Breakfast at Canyon Lake is the place for you! You will be able to
            feed the catfish and ducks in the pond or grab a pole off the porch for a little
            fishing fun.
Bastrop     The Treehouse is quaint, charming and available for you and your family. The
            Treehouse has one bedroom, one bath, kitchen, dining room and living room. It
            comfortably sleeps up to 10 people. Bring your bikes as you may want to venture
            out on the country road and take in a closer look at the beautiful countryside. If
            you enjoy canoeing or kayaking, the creek will lead you directly to the Colorado
            River where you can paddle downstream. Along the river you will find natural
            vegetation that includes willow, cottonwood and mesquite trees. A public boat
            ramp, where you can end your trip on the creek, is located at the VFW which is
            not too far downstream.

Bandera     Located in the lovely Bandera Hills and overlooking the Medina River and Indian
            Creek, Twin Elm Guest Ranch is the perfect place to relax, forget your cares and
            enjoy the happy-go-lucky life of the old west.
Travis      The Underground Texas Grotto is a group of cavers from the Austin area that
            explore caves in Central Texas and beyond. Members range from raw beginners
            and occasional cavers to hard core international expedition cavers. All community
            members interested in caves and caving are welcome.
Gillespie   The Kuenemann House Inn Bed and Breakfast is a historic estate built in 1847.
            This Victorian estate, one of the most distinguished homes of its era in central
            Texas, features the main house, garden cottage, and remodeled barn. Massive elm
            trees lie behind a tall hedge and shade the lawns and gardens with a quiet
            ambiance. The murmur of the fountain adds its tranquil note to the adjacent
            veranda. The vine-covered arbor is a restful, shaded haven within the expansive
Real        Spend a night or many nights in this German Farmhouse with Cypress plank
            exterior, a tin roof and a 50 foot porch held up by huge cedar tree trunks. Built in
            1869, this antique house is the perfect place to relax in wicker rockers while
            watching abundant wildlife...deer, rabbits, raccoons, armadillos, porcupines, and
            birds galore. Bring personal belongings, plan to relax on your cabin porch and
            take in the refreshing Texas Hill Country air and scenery.

Bexar       The ranch covers 400 acres of gorgeous Texas Hill Country. As you drive our
            four miles of adventurous roadways, you'll experience the homes of 500 animals
            representing 40 species of native, exotic, and endangered wildlife. We also have
            a petting zoo and hold programs and tours for school and organized groups.

Travis      RIDE TEXAS™ Magazine is an award-winning magazine for people who want to
            explore the back roads, small towns and wild destinations in Texas. Every issue
            includes parks in its "Go, See, Do" segments as well as the "GO2 Destination"
            featurettes. Unlike car travelers, cocooned in metal boxes, motorcyclists ride
            exposed to the elements and their travel is much more immersive. And there's no
            doubt that motorcyclists seek adventure. The combination of that desire for
            outdoor adventure and a state as rich as Texas in outdoor opportunities is a perfect
            match. RTM meets that need for information with advice for finding the best
            roads to adventure. RIDE TEXAS™ Magazine is the ticket for adventure travel in
Gillespie   Our cabin at 3 J Ranch Bed and Breakfast is located on a working ranch near
            Fredericksburg, Texas. Built in the style of an early Pioneer Texas House, the
            "Pump House" (as we call it) offers you a comfortable, relaxing get-away from the
            hectic pace of every day life. Activities: Visit the Fort Martin Scott and Pioneer
            Museum, the Museum of the Pacific War, or the Admiral Nimitz Center. At the
            Ranch, we have horse shoes, a croquet set, dominoes, and cards to keep you
            occupied. Read, watch the sky, watch and listen to the birds, or drive, bike,
            motorcycle, or walk down country roads. Directions: Take US Highway 87 North
            from Fredericksburg, Texas. Go about 17 miles to Cherry Spring. Turn right on
            Cherry Spring Road. Go ½ mile to Blessing Way. There is a red Street marker.
            Turn right on Blessing Way, a gravel road.

Bandera     Tube down the Frio, Sabinal, or Medina River. Play volleyball, table tennis or
            horseshoes. Bird watching, camping, horseback riding, rock hunting, wildlife
            viewing, hiking, and fish (catch and release). There is hunting nearby.

Gillespie   Wake up each morning in the Texas Hill Country to the comforts of home, and
            enjoy breakfast in the privacy of your room. Linger over a second cup of coffee
            under live oaks at the edge of Baron's Creek while you watch Longhorn cattle
            saunter lazily by. Spend time in our European Spa, have a massage or go out to
            the lake for fly fishing. Or reflect on your day's events while watching the sunset
            from the herb garden patio with the fragrance of lavender in the air. Experience
            very special accommodations in a wonderful setting.

Bandera     Free reservation service for guest houses and B&Bs in the Bandera County area
            including Bandera, Medina, Pipe Creek, Lakehills and Tarpley.
Blanco    Nature, Pure & Simple. Environmental Educational Institute, preservation
          programs, lodging, meeting facilities, tours and more. Selah, Bamberger Ranch
          Preserve is a 5,500 acre ranch that has been described as the largest habitat
          restoration project on private land in Texas. Educational and interpretive
          services, as well as transportation, are provided by ranch staff. Non-profit.
          Visitors to this educational 5,500-acre ranch can discover dinosaur tracks, hunt
          for fossils, check out the bat cave and visit the largest herd of the endangered
          scimitar-horned oryx in the wolrd. Other activities include nature trails,
          swimming, and fishing.
Hays      Come to the Texas Hill Country and enjoy the peace, the solitude and the re-
          creation that a weekend or a week in our cabin promises you!
Bandera   Whether you come to the Texas Hill Country to relax or hike Lost Maples State
          Natural Area, let The Lodges provide the rest.
Comal     Experience the beauty and peace of the Texas Hill Country here at Biscuit Hill.
          Our 5000 sq. ft. home awaits you, and we would like to invite you in for a visit.
          We offer our Texas hospitality and gracious comfort during your stay with us.

Kendall   Nature photography for all skill levels, B&B, and photography help and
          instruction. See website for all the details.
Kendall   Circa. 1890 guest house with A/C, claw foot tub, antiques, queen size bed. Lake
          and two live creeks, nature photography for all skill levels, star gazing, hiking,
          bird watching, fly fishing, secluded, peaseful and quite outdoor experience.

Bandera   Nestled in the beautiful Tarpley Valley, this resort creates an unique ambiance.
          Here a tropical environment awaits, with indoor swimming & whirlpool, water
          aerobics, weight/aerobic machines. There is an on-site laundry, snack bar, video
          center & much more. Listen to the sounds of nature, stroll the trails. However at
          the resort, health and weight loss programs which include nutritious meals,
          personal weight training sessions, therapeutic water exercise program, along with
          hiking expeditions are available. Plan to stay for as long as you can and bring your
          bikes and your hiking shoes for the adventures are minutes away.

Travis    This is Carisbrooke, our home in Lago Vista, Texas, on the North Shore of Lake
          Travis. Carisbrooke was the name of the house we last lived in in Blackburn,
          England, some 20 years ago. We thought it appropriate to show that we've
          brought a 'taste of Britain' to Travis County. Activities include boating, fishing,
          golfing, wine tasting, walking, birding, hunting, or simply doing nothing.

            TO SOUTH AFICA.
Blanco      Country Inn Bed & Breakfast and Restaurant with gardens in unique country
            settings. Romantic lodging, lunch, dinner, carry-out, catering and special hand-
            made natural soaps. The Inn offers six acres of beautiful landscaped gardens.
            Located in the middle of a small town, the Inn offers a beautiful setting for
            relaxing outdoors. Herb gardens and perennial beds are connected with winding
            paths that lead to private benches, perfect for enjoying tea or for quiet reading.
            Three porches and a pavilion are available for our guests, offering the opportunity
            for intimate conversation. Comfortable furnishings, including a porch swing
            provide an array of seating for our guests. Overhead a unique variety of mature
            trees provide cooling shade in the summer. A gentle breeze may bring the sound
            of wind chimes. In the spring and summer, there is an abundance of butterflies
            and hummingbrids. A large lavender field was planted in 2006.

Kendall     The Cibolo Nature Center is a 100 acre natural area open to the public. The park
            includes 4 distinct ecosystems including spring-fed marsh, riparian forest, tall
            grass prairie and live oak savannah. We have approximately 4 miles of trails for
            walking and hiking. Horseback riding is allowed on trail. Dogs are allowed on
Travis      Cypress Valley Canopy Tours® provides eco-adventures, where guests fly
            through the canopy of old growth cypress trees, some up to 100 feet tall. Guests
            glide on steel zip lines from platform to platform high in the treetops. Participants
            renew their experience of nature on our exhilarating Canopy Tour, or our daring
            Canopy Challenge, and can stay overnight in the trees in our tree house, The
            Lofthaven. Cypress Valley Canopy Tours® is a place of adventure, nature, fun,
            and relaxation. On the Canopy Tour guests soar through the trees, harnessed in
            climbing gear, for an exciting look at Texas Hill Country nature from a
            completely new perspective. Our guides will escort individuals, groups,
            companies, and families on adventures where their adrenaline rushes and they
            learn about the local ecology from a bird's eye view. The Canopy Challange takes
            groups through a different part of the ravine where they experience longer, faster
            zip lines and longer, narrower sky bridges which take guests into a beautiful grove
            of trees where they push their limits both physically and emotionally on various
            elements high in the tree canopy. Cypress Valley Canopy Tours first opened in
Bandera     The Diamond H Ranch offers comfortable, western style rooms and great dining.
            Many nearby attractions and activities make for fun things to do. Or just find
            yourself relaxing in our scenic environment. The Texas Hill Country is also a
            wonderful area for hiking, birding, and watching wildlife and the beautiful Medina
            River offers kayaking, swimming, and tubing. We offer seven western-style
            bedrooms with private baths, air-conditioning, heat, ceiling fans, porches and
            patios. Some have color TV. Our facilities will comfortably accommodate up to
            18 guests.
Bandera     FoxFire is a family place. Seven log-cabins blend with nature beside shady oak
            trees. The cabins are located along the Sabinal River, as well as numerous
            vacation homes within the area. Enjoy hiking, bird watching, camp fires,
            swimming or wading, biking, fishing, horseback riding, scenic rides, state parks,
            or just relaxing in this beautiful remote location.
REAL        We offer four spacious cabins each consisting of two bedrooms/two full baths
            w/large front porch. Each bedroom equipped w/queen size bed & full-size futon.
            Futon in den. Each cabin sleeps eight people. On the Frio River you can enjoy
            the mountains, the wildlife, the cold and refreshing waters of the Frio River, relax
            to the cool evening breeze and endless stars. Look no further for you camping and
            lodging needs.
Uvalde      Learn the true meaning of Texas Hospitality on a premier birding ranch with 250
            acres of nature! You can hike, bike, wade in the seasonal creek, relax on the
            patio, deck, porch swing, hammock, watch TV or just read a book and relax. Our
            property is also available for meetings, when there are no other guests there.

Gonzales    The Lake Wood Recreation Area is "The best kept secret in Texas", according to
            Mark Henneke, Assistant Chief Ranger at the Gonzales area lake. Lake Wood
            Park is headquarters for the 488-acre impoundment and recreation area hidden on
            the Guadalupe River and features beautiful tree-shaded sites for tent and RV
            camping. Tables are also available for just picnicking on a day-use basis. Lake
            Wood Park is a 50-acre water front area that is located 5 miles west of Gonzales
            on US 90-A then 5 miles south on FM 209l south. The park offers 20 tent and 16
            RV campsites with full hook-ups. There is good shore fishing below the H-5 dam
            spillway and along the riverbank and a shaded play-area for the children. The
            picnic area and the campsites have tables, grills and fire pits with clean restrooms
            and hot showers nearby. Many different species of wildlife may be found in our
            park. Hawks, squirrels, the occasional white-tailed deer, and other animals can be
            observed at various at various times. There is a great variety of waterfowl to be
            found on the lake, especially during the quiet winter months. Fishing for bass,
            catfish, crappie, and other species is usually good from a boat or off the park
            shoreline. Fishing and other boating activities are popular on the lake and up the
Guadalupe   On Hwy. 67 - just 1.5 miles off I-35W. Full hookups, level pull-thrus, 30/50 amps
            and phone hookups. Daily, weekly & monthly rates. Senior citizen discount on
            quiet/spacious monthly sites. 5900 E. Hwy. 67 - closest park to I-35W.
Comal       Guadalupe Canoe Livery, in business since 1971, offers several canoe, raft, kayak
            and tube trips on the Upper Guadalupe River above Canyon Lake from FM 3351
            (Bergheim) to Rebecca Creek Road.
Comal       We are located on the grounds of River Rat's Campground, one of the most
            beautiful campgrounds in the area. 6 acres of shaded riverfront tent camping.
            Riverbank Outfitters has a full line of rafts, tubes, and inflatable canoes for your
            outfitting need. We invite you to come and enjoy the beautiful and scenic
            Guadalupe River in the heart of the Texas Hill Country.
Kendall     We are in the process of remodeling and upgrading the facilities and adding new
            ammenities. We are taking bookings for 2008, when the ranch will open as Tierra
            Sagrada. Thank you for your patience.
Kimble      Picturesque, peaceful & reflective. Enjoy the hills, the trees, the wildlife, the
            stars, the quiet and relax. Located on a 500-acre working ranch, with many hiking
            trails. 4 bedrooms, 2 ½ baths, sleeps 10. Fully equipped kitchen, central A/H,
Uvalde      Sunset Bat Flight Tours at Frio Cave, Bluebird Trail Tours, Nature By Kayak
            Tours; Rappelling; Champion Big Tree Tour; Campfire Storytelling;
            Birding/Nature Tours
Travis      Hill Country River Adventures is a kayak based guide service that specializes in
            fishing and eco adventures on Texas Hill Country rivers. Experience the last of
            the remaining pristine, unspoiled rivers that run through the rugged Texas Hill
Travis      We have a bed & breakfast, and we offer nature tourism opportunies, including
            nature photography, canoeing, kayaking, hiking, and wildlife viewing. Please see
            our website for more details.
Comal       Maricopa River Side Lodge and River Rides is a family oriented Lodging and
            River outfitter. Come and enjoy the beauty of the Guadalupe River in the comfort
            of our air conditioned rooms and clean picnic grounds. A regulated predictable
            flow of water is released from the Dam, providing clear cool water to the river.
            Activities on the lake include fishing, scuba diving, sailboating, water skiing, and
            hiking in several nearby parks. Conveniently located near the Maricopa Riverside
            Lodge are guides, marinas, boat rentals and restaurants. For those guests who
            enjoy activities at our pool, or both river and lake, staying at the Maricopa
            provides broad opportunites for family fun and wholesome relaxation in a
            beautiful setting.
Kendall     Meyer Bed & Breakfast offers one of the most scenic, peaceful, and romantic
            getaways in the Texas Hill Country. Since its beginnings in 1857 as a stage stop
            for travelers preparing to cross the Guadalupe River on the fabled Old Spanish
            Trail. The Meyer is a bed and breakfast premier that has invited travelers to rest,
            relax and enjoy life for generations. With a classic, oversize swimming pool, and
            spacious grounds on scenic, tree-lined, Cypress Creek is perfect for fishing,
            canoeing and picnicking. The Meyer is an ideal setting for enjoying the superb
            climate and unique natural beauty.
Bexar       Designated as a wildlife refuge in 1973 by the City of San Antonio, Mitchell Lake
            is located on 1,200 acres, and is owned by the San Antonio Water System. The
            Refuge includes several habitat types common to south-central Texas and is a
            haven where people come together for memory-making experiences in nature that
            inspire a lifelong commitment to conservation. Mitchell Lake is especially
            important as a refuge site because of its habitat for migrating shorebirds, which
            utilize the mudflats for critical food resources. Of the more than 300 bird species
            documented at Mitchell Lake, more than 30 are on Audubon's WatchList -- a list
            designed specifically to highlight bird species with the greatest conservation needs.

Comal       Built & established in 1951 by Erwin Meckel, Mountain Breeze is now one of
            several outfitters & campgrounds on the Lower Guadalupe River.
Medina      Hike the nearby Lost Maples State Natural Area trails or simply enjoy the beauty
            of a Highway 16 road trip enhanced by grazing deer, antelope, and exotics.
            Cabins Feature: Spacious Rooms with Vaulted Ceilings; 2 bedroom, 1-1/2 bath
            with 1 king size bed, 1 queen size bed and 1 queen sofa sleeper; Fully equiped
            kitchen w/microwave; Continental breakfast.
Comal       This beautiful and historical cavern system offers an experience that is high
            energy, educational, fun and family oriented. Whether you are a first timer, an
            avid caver or someone in between, Natural Bridge Caverns awaits with a once in a
            lifetime experience you'll never forget. We offer the following tours and
            attractions: North Cavern Tour, Jaremy Room Tour, Mining Company & Rock
            Shop, Adventure Tours, and the Watchtower Challenge.
Gillespie   A Quiet Hill Ranch is a family ranch bed and breakfast with 3 log cabins and a
            seperate log lodge for gatherings, cooking and fellowship. Recreation facilities
            include a pool, playground, campfire rings, farm animals, egg gathering, miles of
            hiking or mountain biking trails,the finest cycling in Texas, an awesome wildlife
            observatory, wildlife photography and an abundance of peace and quiet.
Gillespie          Quiet Hill Ranch Bed and Breakfast is a nature and wildlife B&B that offers many
                   memorable moments for you and the ones you love. Enjoy this Fredericksburg Tx
                   bed and breakfast bird watching, nature viewing, wildlife photography, swimming,
                   cycling and hiking, or just relax on the porch of your log cabin and enjoy the
                   beautiful scenery of the Texas Hill Country. Antiques, eclectic shopping, and
                   museums are nearby in Fredericksburg, Texas. Our bed and breakfast offers a
                   remote, peaceful setting which is an ideal getaway for family vacations, married
                   couples, a family reunion or church retreat.

Kerr               Historical home over looking Guadalupe River. Access to river for fishing, tubing,
                   kayaking. Hawks, Owls, kingfisher, and several rare bird species sited regularly.
                   Great for group retreats of 10-20 people or rent an individual room.

Kimble             A Quiet Retreat on the Llano River. Our part of the Llano River is deep and wide
                   and has private owners on both sides. Swimming, fishing, and canoeing to the
                   rapids are all possible here. We have a canoe and keowas (similar to Kayak)
                   available. You can also enjoy birdwatching, native plants, night sky gazing, or
                   hiking around the property. The cabin is privately located on our native seed farm.
                   It has two bedrooms, two baths, and a sleeping loft over the kitchen and will
                   accommodate up to six persons. All of the furniture was hand built of mesquite
                   wood. There is a full kitchen with dishes and cookware as well as a laundry room
                   for your use. Groceries and other supplies are a ten-minute drive away, in the
                   friendly small town of Junction. The cabin is equipped with central air-
                   conditioning and heat, or you can open the windows to breathe Hill Country fresh
                   air. No smoking in the cabin, no pets please, and children are welcome.

Gonzales          Relax, renew, reflect on 183 acres next to the green Guadalupe River in an
                  undiscovered corner of the scenic Post Oak Savanah. This unusual terrain offers
                  peace, quiet, and privacy to small groups for rustic retreats, day outings, and
Caldwell, Travis, T G Canoes and Kayaks offers canoe and kayak trips on the beautiful, spring-fed
Hays              San Marcos River. Trips near San Marcos are 2, 5, and 7 miles in length. TGCK
                  also offers livery service on the Zedler Mill Paddling Trail, TP&Ws first inland
                  river trail. TGCK also sells canoes (touring, racing, whitewater, and
                  recreational)and kayaks (sit-on, sit-in, sea, touring, recreational, and whitewater).
                  TGCK has two locations in San Marcos and one in Austin, TX. TGCK normally
                  stocks over 50 canoes and 300 kayaks. We encourage the "try before you buy"
                  route to purchasing a watercraft. Demos of all models are free to make sure the
                  customer purchases the right kayak the first time, enhancing the fun factor from
                  the start and saving significant money down the road in "upgrading". TGCK also
                  repairs canoes and kayaks. Pay us a visit!
Kendall     We offer nature photography tours and workshops, whitetailed deer and feral hog
            hunting, black bass fishing, and nature and bird watching tours.
Travis      Looking for a quiet, private, peaceful hideaway for the weekend or longer? You
            will love The Best Little Cabin in Texas, hidden on 300+ acres in the middle of
            the beautiful Lost Pines of Texas between Smithville and Bastrop, only one hour
            from Austin.
Uvalde      Utopia is a terrific year-round vacation area. The climate promotes a healthy,
            happy, honest-to-goodness great feeling. Utopia enjoys mild winters and plenty
            of sunshine. During the winter months, deer and turkey hunting are the main
Gillespie   Alte Welt Gästhof offers inviting old world charm with the modern conveniences
            of today. In the heart of downtown Fredericksburg, the center of the Texas Hill
            Country, this cozy bed and breakfast is steps away from main street shops and
Gillespie   Way of the Wolf Ranch B&B/Retreats is a 61 acre working Texas Longhorn
            ranch nestled in the hills between Fredericksburg and Kerrville, TX. A fantastic
            reconstructed historic Amish barn providing space for two new bed and breakfast
            facilities. Romantic ambiance with antiques and pastoral setting.

Travis      Butterfly House was founded in 1905 by pioneering organic gardener Harrison
            Hall. The family continues the tradition with butterfly and hummingbird gardens,
            pioneering orchards, and test plantings. Enjoy the sunshine and wildflowers while
            exploring our beautiful butterfly house and hiking trails. A visit to Wild-
            Connections is an exciting experience for people of all ages! Toddlers to
            grandparents will delight in feeding the butterflies and exploring nature's wonders
            in our gardens and along our trails. With scavenger hunts, picnicking, and
            shopping, it's a day of fun and discovery for the whole family!

Hays        Wonder World Park is a one-of-a-kind Theme Park, known as the 1st show cave
            in Texas. Visitors have enjoyed touring the Balcones Fault Line Cave for over
            101 years, and now, the park has many other attractions for family fun and
            entertainment. Enjoy a guided tour and discover the nation’s only true example of
            an EARTHQUAKE-FORMED CAVE. Go deep underground and see up close the
            devastation of a major quake. Exit by the “Stratavator” and ride high into the sky
            to the TEJAS OBSERVATION TOWER. Be amazed by the Topsy-Turvy World
            of the ANTI-GRAVITY HOUSE where everything is backwards, even water
            flows up hill! Board the train and splash through the waterfalls of MYSTERY
            MOUNTAIN on your way to the TEXAS WILDLIFE PETTING PARK.
            Educational and fun for ALL ages, Wonder World Park Cave and Attractions is
            just minutes from I-35 in San Marcos between Austin and San Antonio. We are
            open year round. Gift shops, free picnic grounds, free parking and much more
            await your visit.
Bexar    Nestled among scenic hills, lake, waterfall and the canyon with the Hondo Creek
         running throughout the property. Yellow Rose Ranch is the ideal place for
         relaxing outdoor vacations.
Blanco   A one of a kind preserve where several endangered species of animals have a
         chance to increase their numbers and at the same time allowing people to enjoy
         their beauty and company. The commitment of the Zoo is not only to maintain a
         healthy atmosphere for the animals, but help them to become people friendly.
         Everyone has a chance to have a hands on experience with all the animals. You
         not only can see them, but you can touch them! Open 7 days a week from 9 a.m.
         to 6 p.m.
                               Texas Agrilife Extension - Nature Tourism Program http://nature
                                                   District 10 - Southwest Hunting Providers

Operation Name      Operation Website
4-D Exotics

777 Ranch 

Black Eagle Ranch

Broken T Ranch

BugScuffle Ranch

Catto-Gage Ranch

crystal creek
D Bar D Ranch
Dos Angeles Ranch         

Double Arrow Bow Hunting  

Flying A Ranch            

FTW Outfitters            

Geronimo Creek Ranch      

Hill Country Adventures   

Helluva Hunt Outfitters   

Hill Country Hunting Adventures

RICE'S RANCH              
1A Hunting in Texas Guide Service

La Luna Linda             
Hunt Outfitters of Texas            

Franklin Family Ranch               

J & R Moellendorf Hunting Ranch     

Joshua Creek Ranch-Game Preserve and Resort

McCarson Brothers Ranch             

Cowden Ranch                        

Jack Strapp Ranch                   

C-1 Ranch                           

Las Cantarinas                      
Read Ranch                          
MUDGE RANCH                         
K3 Ranch                            
Helwig Hunting Services 

Double A Ranch          

Arrow Z Ranch           

kyle ranch              
LaFonda Ranch           

SIMONS RANCH            
Las Raices Ranch        

Lazy F Ranch            

Liveoak Forks Ranch     

wilburn nethery land and cattle
Love Ranches   

Masser Ranch   

North Mill Ranch

Pipe Creek Ranch Lodge

Rafter O Ranch 

Red Creek Nature Ranch

Red Rock Ranch 

Rio Bonito Ranch

Flatrock Ranch 
Ryno Hunting Service

Sandy Oaks Ranch

Shadow Dance Ranch

Kinnikinnick Ranch

Dos Lagos Ranch
rism Program
hwest Hunting Providers

           Physical County Description of Site
           KERR            4D Exotics is a 453 acre, high perimeter, fenced ranch. We have a variety of
                           animals for any hunter. We offer native Whitetail, Axis, Scimitar Horned Oryx,
                           Black Buck Antelope, Barasingha, Mouflon, Ramand Ferral Hogs, just to name a
           MEDINA          At the 777 Ranch, each day brings a renewal of one of the finest and most unique
                           sporting experiences found anywhere in the world. This hunting ranch contains an
                           abundance of native and exotic wildlife. White-tailed deer and large-mouth bass
                           thrive, as well as over 50 species of exotic plains game from five of the world's
                           continents. For almost 40 years, this 15,000-acre ranch has played host to
                           sportsman from all over the world. Even though these travelers, both individuals
                           and corporations, have the choice of many different destinations, they choose the
                           777 Ranch again and again because of our endless dedication to provide them
                           with the most exciting and satisfying outdoor experience of their life.

           GILLESPIE         Located in the scenic hills of Gillespie County, Black Eagle Ranch is a
                             picturesque place to spot Blackbuck antelope, Sika, Brown, White, & Spotted
                             Fallow, Axis, Whitetail, Buffalo, Red Deer, White Texas Dall Rams, Black
                             Hawaiian Rams, and many other exotics.
           KERR              At Broken T Rancher, there is land and game management that includes brush
                             control, water resources, supplemental feeding, livestock rotation and population
                             control of livestock and deer. With open range and some high fence, the Broken T
                             Ranch has been under game management since 1995, planned and coordinated
                             with help from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. The ranch is managed
                             for high quality 8 point or better white tailed deer, wild turkey, exotic game and
                             Beef Master cattle.
           BANDERA           Here at BugScuffle Ranch, we believe that bow hunting is much more challenging
                             than rifle hunting, due to the requirement of having to be up close and personal
                             with the animals. BugScuffle is a fully functional bow huntin ranch that has large
                             assortment of native and wild game. New blood is regularly introduced into the
                             exotic herds that improve the quality of the animals. The BugScuffle Ranch is
                             2,000 acres with many canyons and natural springs. The property is high fenced
                             with a secure entrance gate. The hunting lodge is right off the main highway for
                             easy access and can lodge 8 hunters.

           KENDALL           Hunting is offered on a daily basis. Buck hunts are guided. Does, turkey and
                             predator hunts are semi-guided. Spot and stalk hunts are available for an extra
                             charge of $75.00 per hour. The daily hunting fee is $150. On multiple day hunts,
                             one daily fee will be applied to your animal charge. We have a skinning area and
                             cooler available. There is a non-refundable deposit of $100 to book a hunt. Bow
                             hunting welcome. All hunters must sign our Hunters Release and abide by our
                             Hunting Rules.
           HAYS              Ranch is located 30 miles west of Austin on the beautiful Pedernales River. Semi-
                             Guided Hill country Deer and Hog Hunts with Year-Round Feeders and Box
                             Blinds. Hunts are from Friday noon until Sunday Noon unless prior arrangements
                             are made for weekday hunts. Ideal for Adult / Youth Hunts.
KINNEY      Our mission at Dos Angeles Ranch is to live the credo---"mi casa es su casa"---or
            "nuestro rancho es su rancho"---to give each guest a premier hunting experience---
            the same experience that we would expect if we were visiting someone else's
            ranch. Since our focus is quail hunting ---a great hunting experience is an
            abundance of birds, the precision and grace of trained bird dogs, a dining
            experience worthy of the world's greatest restaurants, and accommodations which
            beckon after a wonderful day in the field.

GONZALES    We are the home to a bow hunters dream for exotic hunting in South Texas. If
            you are not a bow hunter, don’t worry because we have access to over 3000 acres
            to accommodate rifle and bow hunters on over 14 different species including
            native game.
BANDERA     At the Flying A Ranch, we take great pride in providing quality animals for your
            hunting opportunities. Our goal is to ensure you; your family and guests have a
            safe and enjoyable experience. The 9000-acre ranch, located just south of
            Bandera, Texas, offers a variety of Hill Country whitetail deer and exotics,
            including axis, fallow, sika and red deer. We are committed to providing you with
            the ultimate hunt. Although we do not guarantee a successful hunt, most hunters
            get multiple opportunities during their stay. Lodging is available at The Lodge on
            San Julian Creek, which is located on the ranch.

EDWARDS     We offer a wide variety of big game and waterfowl hunts. See our website for
            more detail on specific packages.
MEDINA      Geronimo Creek Ranch is home to some of the finest trophy whitetail deer habitat
            in Texas. Here at the ranch we offer guided trophy whitetail hunts that will meet
            or exceed all your expectations. Our deer management program is producing
            monster whitetail bucks suitable for any den or office.
KENDALL       Hill Country Adventures offers year round hunting on over 100,000 acres for
            Axis, Aoudad, Blackbuck, Fallow, Mouflon, Corsican, Texas Dall and Black
            Hawaiian sheep and over 40 other species as well as exceptional Pronghorn
            Antelope hunts in Texas. Our spring turkey hunts are like no other and we offer
            Trophy Whitetail deer hunts in South and North Texas and the Texas Hill
            Country. We also have bass fishing and flyfishing for individuals, families and
            corporate groups.
COMAL       Hunting outfitters for exotic, New Zealand, North American, African, and bear
            tropies!!! Also a taxidermy operation.
KIMBLE      If you're looking for an adventurous Trophy Whitetail Buck, Exotic Game or Wild
            Hog Hunt, you have come to the right place! Our game management team
            guarantees quality whitetail deer and exotic herds. We offer over 35,000 acres of
            hunting ranch land in the Texas Hill Country. This is every hunters "dream come
Guadalupe   Guided and semi-guided hunts for whitetail deer, wild boar hog, exotic game,
            duck, goose, turkey, javelina, quail, mourning dove, whitewing dove, elk, varmint,
            geese, sandhill crane or other waterfowl, and we're outfitters for even more!

KENDALL     La Luna Linda Bed & Breakfast is located in the heart of the Hill Country, one
            hour northwest of San Antonio and two hours southwest of Austin. Our three
            guesthouses are located on a 140-year old German farm with several of the
            original buildings, but have undergone rennovations.
KERR      Welcome to Texas. The best year-round exotic and native game hunting area in
          the United States. Whether you want a trophy exotic, Rio Grande Turkey or our
          famous Whitetail buck, we have them . If Axis deer, Black buck, Fallow Deer,
          Elk, Gazelle, Oryx and Russian Boar appeal to you, then you found the right guide.

BLANCO     We do provide accommodations if you make an overnight trip to our exotic game
          hunting ranch. The accommodations are $250 per hunter per night and include
          lodging and meals. We provide two large meals and a light lunch each day. Your
          accommodations include skeet shooting, fishing, and wildlife photography as
          well. The exotic animal hunt is just a small part of the hunting package. If your
          group consists of three or more hunters, the ranch may be reserved exclusively
          for your group.
KERR      The J & R Moellendorf Ranch is very proud to offer trophy white-tailed deer,
          management buck, and also axis buck hunting centrally located in the beautiful
          Texas Hill Country.
KENDALL   Joshua Creek Ranch boasts 1,200 acres of diverse terrain, including Texas prairie
          grasses, high bluffs that present a dramatic backdrop to crystal clear Joshua Creek,
          and magnificent, ancient oaks that grace the gentle, rolling hills. Enhancing what
          nature has provided, trails, accommodations, cuisine and amenities have been
          added that translate into a sportsman's paradise.
KERR      Come hunt Whitetail Bucks, Axis, Fallow, Sika, Exotic Sheep, Hogs, and Turkey.
          Day Hunting Available by appointment.
KERR      If you love to hunt, you will love Cowden Ranch, Kerr County Texas. Plentiful
          Game, Exotics hunted year round, fair & honest treatment. Come and relax, while
          experiencing free roaming hunting of whitetail and exotics on 2000 acres in the
          beautiful Texas Hill Country. Game available include: Whitetail, Axis, Fallow,
          Sika, Blackbuck Antelope, Corsican Rams, Texas Dall Sheep, Black Hawaiian
          Sheep, Mouflan type Sheep, and Catalina Goat. You may camp, or use your
          own self-contained RV. Hunting packages include two for three weekends and
          one for only one weekend. Call for more information.

KIMBLE    Lease for regular deer season on 329 acres in Kimble County.ty of deer, turkey,
          some hogs. $2,000 per hunter for regular deer season. Location has James River
          running through property with roaming hills. Lease has 4 main feeding spots.

KIMBLE    Exotics Day Hunting: Trophy Fallow Buck, Trophy Black Buck, Trophy Black
          Hawaiian Sheep, Trophy Mouflon Sheep, and Red Deer Cows. Please call for
          more information.

KIMBLE    Exotic hunts and much, much more!
KERR      Set in the majestic hill country, the K3 offers world class exotic and native game
          hunting as well as accommodations in our limestone lodge, available throughout
          the year. Part of the original holdings of Captain Charles Schreiner, and founded
          by Karol and Charles Schreiner, III the K3 has been carefully game-managed, to
          produce the finest trophy hunting in Texas.
EDWARDS    Spring turkey hunts: Two ranches totaling over 12,000 acres north of
           Rocksprings, booking a maximum of four hunters at a time. Milo feeders in
           operation or hunt by calling. $150 per day and trophy fee of $100 per gobbler.
           These ranches have an abundance of turkeys. Package hunts out of Rocksprings:
           Two full days of guided hunting for one buck and one turkey. Hunting takes place
           from comfortable, weatherproof blinds that overlook electronic feeders. My
           feeding program begins each year in August. You will be transported to and from
           your blind each morning and evening of your hunt. I can handle your hotel
           reservations in Rocksprings. Many repeat clients; references available. Total cost
           per gun is $700 (NO HIDDEN CHARGES). A doe may be harvested for an
           additional $100. I limit the number of hunters each season to ensure everyone a
           good chance at success. Year-round hunting for exotics on "Chalk Creek Exotics"
           near Junction, Texas. All your "standard" animals plus several super exotics.
           Bargain prices on black buck, $1,000; pure mouflon, $850; aoudad, $1,500;
           fallow, $1,500; sika, $1,100; axis, $1,100; scimitar oryx, $2,100; "Texas Dall,"
           $800; black Hawaiian, $600; nubian ibex, $100/inch; addax, $3,500; elk $2,500
           & up and red stag, $1,000 & up. Method of hunting varies from stalking on foot,
           blind hunting, or safari style from high seats on 4x4. Daily guide fee of $150.
           Accommodations available. Call for our brochure. Three day guided 1X1 trophy
           whitetail hunt conducted on very large ranch. Quota includes one trophy buck,
KERR       480 acres, high fenced, managed and harvested to provide ample supply of good
           bucks. Maximum of 2 hunters at any time. Owner guides hunts. Game: whitetail,
           turkey, black buck antelope, sika and axis. Also doe hunting, most species. Fees:
           All hunting done on per animal basis.
MEDINA     138 acres and 60 acres located in Bandera County. White-tailed deer, javelina,
           and turkey. Russian boar, axis & other exotics. Also archery on white-tailed deer
           only. Accommodations in cabins on each site available.
KINNEY     The LaFonda is a working cattle and hunting ranch located in the arid brush
           country of southwest Texas. For the trophy whitetail hunter, the wing shooting
           enthusiast or the exotic game hunter, we can provide you with an unmatched level
           of personal service, five-star accommodations, and a Texas hunting experience
           that you will long remember.
BEXAR      For the first 10 years of the stage's history, passengers couldn't be sure if they
           were riding in Texas or Mexico. Since the early 1990's the Barrett family has
           owned Las Raices Ranch (named after Las Raices Creek which means "The
           Roots" in Spanish) and used it as their hunting getaway. Due to the success of the
           management program, the ranch now yields more trophy deer than the family
           members can possibly harvest themselves. With 4000+ High Fenced protein fed
           acres, the Las Raices is able to provide excellent quality fair chase hunts with very
           high success rates. It's our belief that we truly have the best deer in Texas. Come
           hunt with us!
GONZALES   Lazy F Rnahc is a 2,500-acres working guest ranch owned by the same Allen
           family for six generations (144 years). The adventures consists of roping, riding,
           working pens, farrier demos, pasture management, historical tours and visiting a
           local saddle factory.
MEDINA     Day hunting packages for deer, turkey, hogs, coyotes, wildcats, porcupines, and
EDWARDS    Statewide Hunting and Fishing newspaper. Lone Star Outdoor News brings
           sportsmen the most timely and credible information in print two times a month.
KERR        Here at Love Ranches, we are dedicated to providing quality hunts for all.
            Located in the Hill Country of Texas, hunts are challenging and safe. Please visit
            our website to find out about what hunts we offer.
GILLESPIE   Masser Ranch is proud to offer trophy white-tailed deer hunting and upland game
            bird hunting opportunities for the discriminating hunter. Family owned and
            operated, we provide quality experiences combined with old-time Texas
            hospitality and good food for a reasonable price.
KIMBLE       Northmill Ranch specializes in hospitality and personal attention both at the
            lodge and while hunting. We want this to be one of the most successful and
            enjoyable hunts (whitetail deer and exotics!) you have experienced. Airport
            pickup at Austin or San Antonio can be arranged. Since we limit the number of
            hunts per year and book only one party of four or less at a time, we have excellent
            record book exotics all year. We also have very nice whitetail in season.
            Management and meat hunts available and are nice for new hunters.

BANDERA     This is a 5000-acre working, ecologically responsible ranch with 100 yr. old fully-
            updated stone lodge for vacation and ecotourism rental for weekend or weekly.
            Sleeps 6 with room for more in bunkhouse. 7 lakes, high ridges and hills, deep
            valleys, springs and creek. The Ranch is a world unto itself, a pristine landscape
            of majestic mountaintops, scenic valleys, hidden canyons and lakes, secluded
            from the outside and fully self-contained. Email us for details on our
            comprehensive hunting and fly-fishing packages for individual, group or corporate
KIMBLE      The Rafter O Ranch is located approximately 17 miles west of Junction, TX in
            Kimble county. It has been owned by our family for over 100 years. Our deer herd
            has been on full year round feed for several years. We harvest only a limited
            number of trophy Whitetail bucks. We have 8 blinds and feeders under high
            fence and 4 under low fence. We can custom fit a hunting package for trophy
            Whitetail, or exotics such as trophy Axis, Sika, and Blackbuck Antelope. We can
            also put together a package for management bucks and does.

KIMBLE      Redcreek Nature Ranch is a place of considerable biodiversity which people can
            experience and explore in a variety of ways. It offers excellent opportunities for
            photographing wildlife, plants and scenery, as well as bird watching, hiking,
            biking and relaxing in a secluded, natural environment. It can also provide a
            stimulating haven for quiet reflection, energy renewal and personal focus. We
            offer excellent hunting on the ranch. With quality blinds and feed year round.
            This is an open range ranch that produces quality whitetails and turkeys.

COMAL       RED ROCK RANCH is located just a little more than an hour and a half south of
            San Antonio, in Cotulla, La Salle County, Texas. RED ROCK RANCH offers
            year-round hunting and fishing. We specialize in the hunting of exotics, and pride
            ourselves in providing our hunters with outstanding trophies. We hunt whitetail
            deer, turkey, dove and quail in season. We also have an abundant supply of feral
            hogs and sheep.
KIMBLE      Available Game: Whitetail Deer, Axis Deer, Sika Deer, Fallow Deer, Black Buck
            Antelope, Aoudad Sheep, Ibex cross, Barbados Ram, Texas Dahl Ram, Catalina
            Goat, Corsican Ram, Mouflon Ram, Black Hawaiian Ram, and Russian Boar Hog.

KERR      Thank you for your interest in RYNO Hunting Service. Our clients are our most
          valuable assets and are deeply appreciated and respected.
          RYNO Hunting Service provides the following services: Hunting, Guiding,
          Fishing, Game Management, Ranch Management, Ranch Security and
          Investigations and Hunting Leases.
MEDINA    Welcome to Sandy Oaks Ranch! We are a private Texas style Lodge,
          Wingshooting, Sporting Clays and Entertainment Facility, among the large live
          oaks of Medina County. Our pavilion areas are available for Corporate and
          Family Retreats, Parties, Reunions and Weddings. We also offer overnight
          accommodations and spa services. Our Lodge Pavilion is available for large or
          small events, customized to your personal needs. Our Shooting Pavilion is
          available for 5-Stand, Sporting Clays, Box Bird and Columbaire, Helice and Ball
          Trap. Fly fishing trips are available, and are also guided by Foard Houston. Enjoy
          fly fishing for large mouth bass in south Texas or sight casting for redfish and
          trout on the Gulf Coast.
BANDERA   Take Loop 410 West to Bandera Road (Hwy. 16). Go North (Right) 36 miles to
          Bandera; turn right at the stop light on the main street in Bandera. Go three miles
          to Hwy. 470 (Tarpley) and turn left. Shadow Dance Ranch will be located on your
          right five miles west of Tarpley.
EDWARDS   2000 acres, blinds and feeders in place of remote rough country, Package 3 or 4
          day hunts available in Edwards County. Whitetail deer, hogs and Rio Grand
          Turkey available in abundance. This is in a very unspoiled remote location,
          beautiful surroundings and scenery as well as great hunting. Hunting packages
          designed to fit your needs. ALSO AVAILABLE: Hiking, Photography blinds,
          camping, fresh air, starlit nights, transportation from airport in Del Rio and more.
          Please call for more information.
BLANCO    In November 2002 Dos Lagos Ranch began trophy white-tailed deer hunting for
          the first time. The ranch has been under high fence and intense white-tailed deer
          herd management since 1998 and is booking a limited number of hunts each year.
          Trophy white-tailed deer genetics (both does and bucks) were introduced to the
          ranch and the native white-tailed deer eliminated, thus insuring tremendous antler
          potential. Our breeder bucks came from sires scoring 170 to 210 B&C and the
          does are from big south Texas game ranches.
                       Texas Agrilife Extension - Nature Tourism Program
                                           District 10 - Southwest Fishing Providers

Operation Name                       Operation Website
Captain Dwayne Clark Guide Service
JEFFREY SNYDER             
Bassin Dave                
GARY TEER                  
ROBERT THRIFT              
CECIL JACKSON              
Cypress Valley Preserve    
BLAS DELGADO               
Expedition Outfitters      
Extreme Bowfishing         
PATRICK TABOR              
Hill Country Flyfishers    
WAYNE DAVIS                
DONALD HOUSMAN             
Minute Man Fishing Chartersq
Scales Guide Service       
MICHAEL MORROW             
SHAWN REESE                
Texas Catfishing Adventures
Galveston Bay Fishing Adventures
Lone Star Guide Service    
BILLY ROBINSON             
HARRY LAMB                 

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