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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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5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We'd booked for four nights. After twenty four hours we knew we wanted to extend our stay. We stayed for nine days. We rode the same horses for the whole time we were there. The trails wound in and out of the Hill Country National Park. We crossed creeks, climbed up onto ridges, and enjoyed trotting and cantering over varied... More 

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Pilot Point, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Two couples spent a weekend at Hill Country Equestrian Lodge. First, we were blessed by the weather - forecast 90% to rain the entire time we were there, the only rain that fell on us was as we were hauling our trailered horses out the front road on the day of departure! We rode lovely meadows, scrappy ledges and daunting,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here for three nights and had a great ranch experience! The people who work here are great, and we feel we had a real authentic ranch experience. We really miss this place and Snip of course! Hugs from Norway

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Cambridge
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

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 April 14, 2015

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 March 30, 2015

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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