Secluded Rambler with Great Porches at the start of the Three Twisted Sisters Route on Ranch Road 337. One mile from The Old Timer General Store.
Vacation Home hosted by Dawn
8 Guests . 3 Bedrooms . 2 Bathrooms


Convenient drive to Bandera (15 minutes) Kerrville (25 mins) Lost Maples State Natural Area (30 mins) Bent Rim Grill in Leakey (45 mins) Garner State Park (55 mins)

Kick your feet up and enjoy the porches, the sun deck, and everything else this great property has to offer, which is so much we'll let the pictures tell most of the story.

Wood floors, stone masonry, and country decor make this 2,000 square foot home feel warm and cozy. You and your crew get the whole place to yourself. Exclusive use of the entire property which totals 2.5 acres and the entire house.

Wide porches, sun deck, and tall trees. House is surrounded by mature oak trees and ample windows provide serene landscape views from every room, usually with majestic views of abundant wildlife.

(Well house, shed, and garage are locked/off limits to guests.)

If you are here for the Bandera Rodeo or for touring the Three Twisted Sisters on your motorcycle or with a motor club and are traveling with trailers**, park on the circular gravel drive out front and you are in and out without ever putting it in reverse. Concrete pads behind the house park 3 vehicles, with room to pull trailers behind the house if needed, also.

The house is laid out for entertaining with an open floor plan encompassing the kitchen, dining, and living area. Dining area opens to back porch for easy indoor/outdoor access.

☆ 6-seat dining table indoors (and another on the sun deck).
☆ Breakfast bar seats 3
☆ Oversized reclining couch and oversized recliner chair for big and tall guest comfort

Kitchen is well equipped for casual dining

☆ Large crock pot ☆ Microwave
☆ Pots, pans, cooking essentials
☆ Openers for cans, bottles, wine
☆ Coffee pot, 12 cup drip ☆ Tea kettle
☆ Automatic ice maker ☆ Filtered water dispenser in fridge
☆ Toaster with variable settings, accommodates thick bagels

☆ Smoke or grill outside with offset pit on back porch with easy access to kitchen (BYO charcoal or wood).

The expansive master bedroom has its own large full bath ensuite, deluxe 2 person corner tub, walk in shower. Large walk in closet, a Simmons Cali King sized bed, and King sized pillows.

Tiny guests:

☆ Wooden antique style crib, or set it up as day bed for small child
☆ Ample room in master bedroom to set up with wide clearance.
☆Wheel it to the family room and use as playpen, or BYO pack and play
☆ Outlet plugs in all low outlets throughout home.

Drift off in the Wild Blue Yonder: Bright color and light are abundant in south-facing bedroom number 2. This room also features a high quality Simmons Cali King and King pillows. Standard pillows available, also.

Bedroom 3 features a twin bed and a wooden study desk.

Laundry room off kitchen with washer and dryer. Laundry detergent and fabric softener provided.

Fold out Coleman queen sized cot with inflatable mattress with pump. Additional queen floor air mattress with built-in electric pump.

**If traveling with trailers, we recommend taking the 173 to 2828 bypass route if coming in via Kerrville vs taking Highway 16 in with all the switchbacks.

We are an easy 25 minute drive to Kerrville via this route or, if you are traveling light and prefer to go slow and enjoy the scenery, or really get some wind therapy, go with Highway 16 but remember to keep the rubber side down and watch out for deer.

Other things to note


$15 per day, $45 per week per dog. No cats, no exceptions.

Pet size: We don't care how big they are. Big dogs will be comfy here. Multiples is OK, too.

☆ Dog kennels available (2) if pets prefer/need to be kenneled.

OCCUPANCY LIMIT = 8. Strictly enforced.

This is the Hill Country. We love it here and hope you will, too. Some important things to know about this beautiful, rugged country will help you better prepare for your stay:

This ain't the big city! Arrive prepared. There is a small independently owned gas station and store within a mile of us in Medina but there is no 24 hour pump closer than Bandera (a 15 minute drive). There is a Family Dollar in Medina now!


☆ Our porches are such that you must be able to climb or be assisted up three to six steps in order to access the single-story house.
☆ Once inside, the house is single story with wide passageways.
☆ Walk-in shower with built in shower bench in the master bath. See photo gallery for shower bench detail.
☆ There is a bumper on the shower threshhold. See photo gallery for detail on the height of it.
☆ Doorless, curtain closure.
☆ Easy-open lever door handles on all bedroom and bathroom doors.
☆ Motion-activated night light in hallway for easily navigating to bathroom at night.

The parking area is concrete but like most hill country homes, there is a long gravel driveway to get to the house. It is generally reasonably compact but do be advised if you are traveling on two wheels.

We have done all we can to make this inviting to families. We want to point out that because of design, the house is not inherently childproof, e.g. there is a rock ledge around the fireplace. There are steps off both porches with no barricades. Hill Country terrain is rocky and prickley. Little tiny ones will need to be closely supervised at all times. We have nothing harmful stored in low spaces and have outlet plugs everywhere a toddler could easily reach.

All appliances are electric. There is no gas to the property.

Tech/Comms: This is a rural area. There is only AT&T cell service on the property. If you have another carrier, you may have to drive into Bandera (15 mins) or Kerrville (25 mins) to get a signal.

There is no internet service here. We hope you are here for the peace and quiet and take the opportunity to connect with each other in our little sanctuary in real time. That said, we understand that you may need to check emails, or handle an unforeseen work emergency...

There is free wireless internet service at the Medina Community Library 1 mile from us. As of the time of writing, there is no password required and the library need not be open. We use their service from the parking spaces outside in our car sometimes.

There are more and more free wireless options becoming available at businesses in Medina, Bandera and Kerrville; look for signs out front of the businesses.

There is a brand new modern 50" flat screen TV in family room with satellite service (Dish Network America's Top 200, parental controls in settings)
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Sleeping Configuration

Master Suite
1 king bed, 1 crib bed
Firm support Simmons California King size bed. Full antique-style wooden crib, front rail can be removed to convert to a toddler bed. Full bath ensuite.
"Wild Blue Yonder" - Bedroom 2
1 king bed
Brightly colored bedroom has a moderate support Simmons California king size bed.
Bedroom 3
1 single bed
Has a wooden study desk suitable for setting up a laptop for offline work or using your own AT&T mobile hotspot (no internet service or any other cell carrier on property).
Common area
There are two inflatable mattresses and a couch (not a sleeper sofa, just a large couch) available for additional guests. One inflatable is mounted on a folding cot frame. The other is a floor air mattress. We will book up to (and no more than) 8 guests, but be advised that there are only three beds in three bedrooms. If you are booking a party of more than five persons, this necessarily means additional guests will sleep on the couch and/or air mattress(es).


Pets Allowed
No size limit on dogs. Multiple dogs OK. $15 per dog per day, capped at $45 per dog weekly. Kennels available. Large dog door. Pets may not be left unattended at large in the house (they may access climate controlled laundry room through large dog door). Keep the kitchen-to-laundry door shut if you must leave them unattended. Must remain in the large fenced enclosure off of the back of the house because the property boundary is not fully enclosed. If they cannot be restrained by 4" horse fencing, keep them in the kennel pens that have 8" enclosures.
Family/Kid Friendly
Full antique style crib in master suite. Front rail is removable to convert to a toddler bed. Outlet covers in all low outlets and no harmful things stored in low cabinets. Families with small children should heed the disclaimer that house features are NOT inherently child safe due to the porches being elevated with no guard rails, rock ledge around fireplace, and other naturally occurring features. We welcome your babies but they do need to be closely supervised here.
Crib/Pack 'n Play
Suitable for Events
Send us a message to let us know what you have in mind. Will be subject to special pricing and considered on a case-by-case basis. Small unplugged events only. No amplification of sound is permitted. No more than 8 overnight guests in any instance.
Parking Included
There is ample parking.
No Smoking Allowed
Outdoors only subject to rules. No littering.
Not Wheelchair Accessible
Guests must climb or be assisted up 3 to 6 steps to get onto the porches. Once up the porch steps, the interior has no steps and all doorways are at least 32". All walkways inside house have ample clearance for navigating a wheelchair or walker.


Washing Machine
Clothes Dryer
Linens Provided
Towels Provided
Ceiling Fan
Air Conditioning
What we supply
The house is stocked with shampoo and conditioner, hand soap, body wash, laundry detergent and fabric softener, dish liquid, dishwasher detergent, cleaning wipes, coffee (bring your own creamer if you use it), sugar, basic spices, cooking oil, paper towels, and toilet paper. We try to keep plastic wrap and aluminum foil as well as disposable plates in stock for guests, as well.
Charcoal Grill
Wooden sun deck with 6-seat dining table and a couple of lounge chairs in back yard in addition to front and back porches with seating and bistro tables.
Laptop friendly workspace
Satellite TV
Amenity limitations: Only AT&T cell service reaches the property. There is no internet service. Satellite TV, Dish Network "America's Top 200" package, parental controls in settings.
Full Kitchen
Ice Maker
Water Purifier
Coffee Maker
Cooking Utensils
Filtered water dispenser in refrigerator. Automatic ice maker uses same filtered water source. Tap water is well water and not recommended to drink. Taster accommodates thick bagels. Large crock pot. Coffee pot is 12-cup drip.
Smoke Detector
First Aid Kit
Fire Extinguisher
There is no gas to this property therefore no need for the carbon monoxide detector.

Reviews (18)

Excellent based on 18 Reviews

Getting around

No public transportation is available. Guests need their own vehicle.


These directions are for planning purposes only. You may find that construction projects, traffic, weather, or other events may cause conditions to differ from the map results, and you should plan your route accordingly. You must obey all signs or notices regarding your route.
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This is our personal home. It is very close to our family home in Medina and will become our full time home in a few short years when we retire. Until then, it can be yours to enjoy!
Registration ID: Bandera County
Speaks: English
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Policies and Rules

Check In 3PM - Flexible
Check Out12PM (noon)

Self check-in any time beginning 3 pm the day your reservation starts.

Minimum age limit for renters: 21
Minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
House Rules
ID verification required with booking. In addition, we require you tell us a little about the purpose of your visit at the time of booking.

This message needs to include who you are asking to bring into our home with you to include # of adults, # of children, guests' relation to you/ages to ensure appropriate pricing and occupancy, as well as the type and number of pets, if any.

Minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

You agree to read and be bound by the rules of this listing, the platform, community standards, and guidelines you will be provided in the House Manual and Pet Rules that accompany and are part of the rental agreement.

You must also acknowledge
Potential for dangerous: Texas Hill Country properties all have potential for scorpions, snakes, wild hogs, birds of prey, and coyotes

Amenity limitations: Cell phone service is limited to AT&T and TMobile. There is NO internet service. There is public access to internet, fax, and copy services for work-related emergencies at the Medina Community Library approx. 1 mile away in town.

Must climb stairs: There are 3 to 5 steps up to both front and back porch that you must climb or be assisted up in order to enter the home. This is a single story home with wide passageways.

Security Deposit required. In the highly unlikely event that you accidentally damage the home or its contents, those costs will be deducted from deposit and you will be notified in writing and provided detailed itemization.

Surveillance or recording devices on property:Video camera monitors approach to property. Outdoor cameras pointed at game trails record still images of wildlife.
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Payment Policy
Payment is due at time of booking. $299 security deposit.
Refundable Damage Deposit
Business Stuff to Note:

Security deposit
Credited back to you your credit card approx. 10 - 14 business days after checkout (less any highly unlikely itemized deductions for damages as enumerated by host to guest in writing). We initiate the refund process immediately upon verification that you have left the property in good shape (and we're sure you will). The merchant services processing time is outside of our control.

Overstay fees
$50 per hour past checkout time. It takes a full day to do a turnover due to the size of the property and amenities offered. We know, it's hard to leave sometimes. If you need to extend your reservation, we are happy to work with you to book an additional day at normal rates if it does not interfere with the schedule for incoming guests. Communication is key! Thank you for understanding.

If you need to add persons or pet dogs to your party, let us know and we will add the extra person/pet dog fees.


Entrance to property is video monitored. Overnight guests exceeding the declared number of guests on the booking are subject to a $100 per head per night penalty fee.

The number of persons staying overnight must not exceed the number of persons on the reservation unless host has been notified, explicitly agrees, and extra guest fees paid if applicable.

In no instance will a party exceeding 8 persons be given lodging. The entire reservation may be cancelled with no refund due to remedy violations.

Bookings may not exceed 28 days in length under any circumstances. Guest agrees that no landlord-tenant relationship is implied or intended by virtue of this short term rental agreement.
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Cancellation Policy
Non-refundable. Travel insurance recommended. If you choose to book without travel insurance and must cancel: If I am able to re-book part of your dates, I will refund you for the dates I am able to re-book less any merchant processing service fees/costs to me, if applicable.
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Blackbuck Lodge Bandera County is a Vacation Home located in Medina, Texas, USA. This Vacation Home is available for short term lodging and accommodates 8 guests
Blackbuck Lodge Bandera County has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and was listed on Houfy on Aug 2019

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