YO Ranch Hotel and Conference Center - Texas Hill Country

Stay with Optional Dining Credit at YO Ranch Hotel and Conference Center in Texas Hill Country

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Top Reasons to Stay at YO Ranch Hotel and Conference Center

  • It’s located in Kerrville, in the heart of Texas Hill Country, the birthplace of many cowboy legends. The hotel’s lobby reflects this history—there’s an H. Clay Dahlberg statue of a cowboy riding a bucking bronco, and branding irons hang from the chandeliers.
  • Guest rooms feature hardwood furnishings and either a balcony or patio.
  • The hotel is named after the neighboring YO Ranch, a great spot for hunting or horseback riding.
  • There’s plenty to do nearby, including a visit to any of the neighborhing vineyards and wineries or the Museum of Western Art. Fredericksburg, just 20 miles away, contains boutique shops, German-inspired restaurants, and the National Museum of the Pacific War.
  • Classic American fare is served in the Branding Iron Restaurant. (Two of this getaway’s options come with dining credits.)
  • The Elm Waterhole Saloon is modeled on the taverns of the Old West. You can sip whiskey, play pool, or catch a game on a flat-screen TV, just like 19th-century cowpokes used to do.
  • Adults will enjoy the outdoor pool and hot tub, and children can splash in the kids’ pool. There are also basketball, tennis, and sand volleyball courts.

Texas Hill Country: Pastoral Landscape of Ranches, Rivers, and German-American Towns

A picturesque region of rolling hills and valleys covered in bluebonnets, the area of central Texas known as Texas Hill Country has been compared to the landscape of Tuscany by the New York Times. The region is a backyard playground for the nearby cities of Austin and San Antonio. Urbanites often escape here for the weekend to enjoy the slower pace and beat the heat—its slightly higher elevation means the area is often less humid than the surrounding locales. With many state parks and spring-fed rivers, the Hill Country is a haven for outdoorsy types; popular activities range from fishing and tubing to rock climbing. The Enchanted Rock State Natural Area’s main attraction is a gigantic pink-granite dome in the middle of the park.

Among the Hill Country’s major towns, Bandera best captures the cowboy spirit. It’s not uncommon to catch an open rodeo in the summer or see a ranch hand riding to the store on horseback. The town is surrounded by dude ranches where you can get a taste of the local lifestyle. Just north of Bandera, Fredericksburg is also worth exploring. Along with New Braunfels, it was one of the main settlements of German immigrants in the 1840s—a heritage that visitors can still see today in the “Willkommen” signs hung on shop doors.

No-shows will be charged total Groupon rate; no refunds, rescheduling, or rebooking allowed. Read the Fine Print for important info on offer details and other restrictions.

What You Get

  • Stay for two in standard king or two-queen room
  • Optional $20 dining credit
  • Dates into October


Policies and Fees

  • Reservations: dates cannot be changed once booked; valid only for night(s) purchased
  • Cancellation policy: 48-hour cancellation notice required prior to check-in or reservation is non-refundable
  • Taxes: 13% tax not included

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The Fine Print

  • Dates cannot be changed once booked
  • Valid only for night(s) purchased
  • 48-hours cancellation notice required prior to check-in or reservation is non-refundable
  • No-shows will be charged total Groupon rate, no refunds, rescheduling, or rebooking
  • Traveler name must match ID at time of check-in
  • No refunds will be processed by Groupon after check-in
  • Must be 21 or older to check in
  • 13% tax is added at purchase.
  • Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Other Details

Room Details

In All Included Rooms

  • Free WiFi
  • 32-inch flat-screen TV
  • Patio or balcony

Standard King Room

  • One king bed
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 kid 18 or younger
  • Adding occupants above standard: no charge for an additional guest 18 or younger; $10 per night for an additional guest 19 or older

Standard Queen Room

  • Two queen beds
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 kids 18 or younger
  • Adding occupants above standard: no charge for additional guests 18 or younger; $10 per night for each additional guest 19 or older

Hotel Policies

  • Check in: 4 p.m.
  • Check out: noon
  • Parking: free
  • Rollaways: available for an additional $10 per night. Call hotel to request a rollaway.
  • Smoking policy: call hotel to request a smoking room.
  • Pet policy: pets may be added for an additional $10 per night. Call hotel to request a pet-friendly room.
  • Accessibility: handicap-accessible rooms are available. Call hotel to request an accessible room.
  • Room upgrades: not available

Getting There

  • By plane: 60 miles from San Antonio International Airport (SAT); 104 miles from Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS)
  • By car: about 64 miles northwest of San Antonio; about 100 miles west of Austin

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