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2569 Fm 1077 P.O. Box 153, Bandera, TX 78003-4199
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#9 of 24 Specialty lodging in Bandera
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Deluxe Hill Country accommodations located on the scenic Bar M Ranch, just 2-1/2 miles from Bandera, Texas.
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Patrick T wrote a review Apr 2016
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We were making our first trip to Texas. Full of vacation expectation we landed in Austin from Ireland and drove straight away to Bar M Ranch stopping on the way to buy a pair of western riding boots. Anne had them on in no time and we were down in the Corral with Trisha explaining carefully the difference between European riding style and the Western one. We were most attentive as one tends to be in the presence of a first class teacher. I was soon mounting Toby correctly and Anne was up on Donwanna. The first of our rides was exhilirating as here was the opportunity to put into practice the morning's lessons. What fun and how responsive our horses were to our hands, legs and voice. The next day we rode out after a great night's sleep in our comfortable and spotless bunkhouse to enjoy riding thru spectacular scenery guided by Trisha with stories of horses and Hill Country life. We loved looking at landscapes with wild flora, grazing antelope and deer and for us the sounds and sights of unfamiliar birds. Thank you Trisha for a wonderful welcome to Bar M Ranch and thru your lovely ranch to Bandera and indeed to Texas. We will be back! Patrick with Anne.
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Date of stay: April 2016Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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SmithZonean wrote a review Apr 2016
Palestine, Texas24 contributions9 helpful votes
Great place to stay. Spacious accommodation, clean and well appointed. Nice scenery, deer watching, pretty cattle. They offer trail rides I've heard are great. Just 3 miles from the cowboy capital of Texas, Bandera. We will be going back!
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Date of stay: April 2016Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Chris K wrote a review Mar 2016
Centerport, New York6 contributions4 helpful votes
We had a wonderful time at the Bar M. Trisha was a very patient and experienced horsewoman. She spent a lot of time explaining everything about the horses and making sure that we were comfortable. As I am a newbie, I appreciated her very thoughtful instructions. The 3 hour ride went by in a flash! The accommodations were very comfortable, with a fully stocked kitchen and video library. We loved the peace and quiet, the animals and the amazing stargazing!
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Date of stay: February 2016
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Anata99 wrote a review Dec 2015
Austin, Texas10 contributions5 helpful votes
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Just made my 3rd visit to Bar M Ranch. I now go every year, & try to go twice a year. I will return this weekend, with friends. Here's what you get: Dark skies at night, filled with stars. Extraordinary sunsets from the deck of the new cabin, where you can sip tea, & let your mind rest, & watch deer & young calves stroll by. Trail rides into the hills, where you cross streams, explore woods, & rest by tranquil lakes of green water. Movies to watch at night, a full kitchen for leisurely cooking & experimentation. Trisha's company: an extraordinary woman who's sensitive to horses, understands human nature deeply, & ensures you feel completely at ease & secure on a long trail ride. Trisha's horses: each one a character, full of spirit, generosity, gentleness. Nowanna, who had a hard life & a hard history, before Trisha found him, & who's now the kindest, biggest-hearted horse around, with beautiful manners. Toby, who's playful, hilarious, easygoing & a clown. Shiloh, incredibly smart, interactive, alert & vital. I love feeding them apples & carrots. The new cabin: which has everything you need, from a fast & efficient washer/dryer to delicious drinking water on demand, central heat & air conditioning, 2 bathrooms, deep, comfortable sofas, a thoughtfully designed layout & a great bedroom, & a deck with fantastic views. And right next to the corral, so you walk over easily for your trail rides. Bandera: a charming town, with friendly people, & kayaking on the river in the weekends. Right now, full of twinkly Christmas lights. Trisha & Mike's gorgeous land: hundreds of acres of woods, meadows, creeks, hills, crags, waterfalls, with Native American artifacts, & trees hundreds of years old---amazing natural beauty that will bring joy into your heart and mind. If you live in a city, like I do, Bar M Ranch is an oasis for the heart, mind, soul. I return as often as I can.
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Date of stay: December 2015
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Room Tip: There are no bad rooms. The new cabin is fabulous; the older bunkhouse is comfortable & great.
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Michelle E wrote a review Nov 2015
Manchester, United Kingdom12 contributions10 helpful votes
We spent 3 nights in the bunk house at the Bar M Ranch and didn't want to leave! The bunk house itself is really lovely, clean and cozy and has brilliant amenities. We even did our clothes washing there because we were on a 3wk road-trip and there was plenty of laundry detergent etc for us to use. They also leave whatever condiments, herbs, spices, cooking oil etc. that people bring which is really useful. Definitely check the cupboards before you head out to the supermarket in Bandera which is only a couple of miles away. The surroundings are beautiful and peaceful and we felt so relaxed here. We saw plenty of deer and interesting birds while we were here. There's a fire pit so you can have a camp fire and there's also a BBQ (which we didn't use). Loads of videos and DVD's to watch as well, we settled in on our first night with a John Wayne film and a bottle of wine, perfect :-) As for the horseriding - amazing! We'd been left a welcome note by Trisha to meet her at the corrals at 8.45am and as neither myself nor my boyfriend had been on a horse before we were feeling a little aprehensive and nervous, we needn't have been though because Trisha was brilliant, she clearly adores her horses and is extremely patient and an excellent teacher, she spent a good hour teaching us the basics before we mounted and we did our best to do everything she taught us. The horses were so well trained, once we were on the trail we barely had to do anything, they seemed to know the trails really well and were perfectly behaved the whole time. We couldn't wait for the trail the next day now that we had the hang of it! Staying at Trisha and Mike's ranch was one of the highlights of our 3wk trip. I would whole heartedly recommend staying here... and to think we almost booked to stay at one of those commercial dude ranches! If you want peace and tranquility and a more intimate, one-to-one horseriding experience, definitely pay this ranch a visit.
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Date of stay: November 2015
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Frequently Asked Questions about Bar M Guest Ranch, LLC
Which popular attractions are close to Bar M Guest Ranch, LLC?
Nearby attractions include Bandera Historical Rides (0.7 miles), Frontier Times Museum (2.8 miles), and Bandera General Store (2.6 miles).
Is parking available at Bar M Guest Ranch, LLC?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Bar M Guest Ranch, LLC?
Conveniently located restaurants include 11th Street Cowboy Bar, OST Restaurant, and Brick's River Cafe.
Are there any historical sites close to Bar M Guest Ranch, LLC?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Bandera County Courthouse (2.7 miles).