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Hill Country Equestrian Lodge

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1580 Hay Hollar Road, Bandera, TX 78003
Hill Country Equestrian Lodge
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Th views were fabulous! Loved the cottage we stayed in. Woke up in the morning to see horses grazing right outside our cottage. Sat on the front porch in the evenings and enjoyed th view and wildlife. We went hiking in the neighboring park. Th hiking was fabulous, the views amazing! The countryside is absolutely gorgeous. We went riding with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I had an excellent short break at Hill country. The horses are terrific, and instruction outstanding. Diane made a particular effort to rearrange things when our first afternoon ride proved a little too tame. She took me out herself, on a ride with the opportunity for long canters. She was also very interesting on the local history of the ranch... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited the lodge in February. It was the most wonderful vacation! although the weather was a little wet and chilly, I never felt the cold. The horses, especially Socks, were terrific and the guides were outstanding. I rode every day, and the rides were perfect. If you are interested in riding, this is really the place I would go.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fantastic !!! I just got home after spending a week at this lodge taking Diane's whole horsemanship clinic. She is very passionate about her teachings and the care she gives her wonderfully skilled horses When I needed her to make some adjustments in her typical program she accommodated the program to meet my needs. I'm thrilled with what I learned... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

I can't say enough good things about this family-run horse facility. What was delivered was exactly what had been promised, and more. I had all the time with the horses that I wanted, lots of personal attention and instruction, and privacy when needed. My cabin was neat and cozy yet spacious. The property is located way out in the coutry... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

My wife enjoys horseback riding and so I was looking for a Valentine's Day trip featuring horses, horsemanship lessons and pretty country to ride in. As well as a charming place to stay. The ranch had all these elements. For (Washington, DC) city dwellers the enveloping night sky and deep silence (except for a few coyote howls!) were peaceful and... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Diane and Peter are amazing hosts. I attended the Women's weekend retreat which was an relaxing and rejuvenating. The ranch is gorgeous with sweeping views of the hill country. It is so peaceful to awake to horses grazing on the grass. The horseman workshop was amazing and allowed me to truly connect with the horse. The food was fabulous! Looking... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

We spent three nights at the Lodge and loved every minute of it. Though it took us about a day to quit saying, "oh, we can just Google it..." :) Being unplugged was one of the best parts of the trip. We read books (real, page-turning, actual books!) and spent an evening under the stars in the hot tub and... More 

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Seabrook, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

My wife and daughter were looking for a few days out in the country with horses. What they found was a jewel of a place outside of Bandera Tx. Dianne and Peter have created a welcoming eclectic environment perfect for learning horsemanship while enjoying the beauty of the West Texas Hills. They came back raving about the beautiful animals, the... More 

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Patchogue, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

I visited the Hill Country Equestrian Lodge for an intensive clinic to improve my overall horsemanship skills and to overcome anxiety associated with a bad fall. The clinic was very comprehensive expanding my horsemanship knowledge and techniques and teaching about care for and maintaining your horse from the ground up. Dianne, the ranch owner and lead instructor, is an expert... More 

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