Flying L Guest Ranch - Texas Hill Country, TX

Two-Night Stays at Flying L Guest Ranch in Bandera, TX

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A Taste of the Cowboy Lifestyle in Texas Hill Country

As night falls over Flying L Guest Ranch, entertainment director Buck Shannon plucks out a tune on his old six string as visitors brown marshmallows around a campfire. This folksy scene unfolds nightly at the ranch, a 542-acre property in Texas Hill Country. Flying L has welcomed a number of Western legends over the years, including John Wayne, Willie Nelson, and Slim Pickens. Today, cowboys and city slickers alike come for its country hospitality, mouthwatering down-home cooking, and wealth of outdoor activities for all ages.

For an additional fee, kids spend the day engaged in supervised activities such as arts and crafts, archery, and pony rides, while grownups can tackle the championship golf course or explore some of the many hiking trails nearby. Forty horses are housed in the barn. Head wrangler Tawni Solise is always on hand to match visitors with the proper steeds and lead one-hour trail rides. The ranch’s nightly entertainment changes frequently but runs the gamut from trick ropers and storytellers to country-line-dancing parties.

Homey touches grace standard rooms, each of which is uniquely decorated. Comfy couches and plush beds are dressed in shades of blue, gold, and red. In the freestanding Fort Apache cabins, replica guns, bucking-bronco artwork, and blond-wood furniture adhere to the property’s Western theme.

Bandera, Texas: Outdoor Adventure and Lively Honky-Tonks

Less than an hour outside of San Antonio, the grassy hills and rushing rivers of Texas Hill Country transport visitors back to the era of the old West. It’s not a cheap gambit to lure tourists looking for photo ops—the cowboys you see here are the real deal, and the hitching posts downtown are still used by actual horses. Come nighttime, locals lace up their dancing boots and boogie down in between sips of cold brews at one of the swinging honky-tonks. Outdoor adventure opportunities abound during the day. The open, rolling hills and many streams make it a prime location for riding horseback, angling for catfish, or proposing to an Eagle Scout.

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.

What You Get

Two-night stay for two. Up to two kids 10 or younger stay free.

  • Option 1: $99 for a standard room, valid for check-in Sunday–Wednesday (up to a $200 value)
  • Option 2: $159 for a ranch condo, valid for check-in Sunday–Wednesday (up to a $300 value)
  • Option 3: $199 for a standard room, valid for check-in Thursday–Friday (up to a $400 value)
  • Option 4: $259 for a ranch condo, valid for check-in Thursday–Friday (up to a $520 value)

Book by: 11/23/12
Travel by: 2/28/13

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.

Amenities

  • Horseback riding, championship golf course, and supervised activities for kids available for an additional fee
  • Mini-golf course
  • Breakfast and dinner buffet available for an additional fee
  • Horseshoes, ping-pong, shuffleboard, tennis, and basketball
  • Nightly marshmallow roast around the campfire
  • Swimming pool
  • Evening entertainment
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The Fine Print

  • Must book by 11/23/12 or promo value expires
  • Must complete travel by 2/28/13
  • Not valid 11/24/12
  • Limit 2 per visit
  • Valid only for option purchased
  • Reservation required; subject to availability
  • 14-day cancellation notice or fee up to Groupon price applies
  • Must be 21 or older to check in
  • Credit card required at booking and check-in
  • Not valid with reward points
  • Must use promo value in 1 visit
  • 12% tax and $9.95 daily resort fee not included.
  • 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

  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 4
  • Adding occupants above standard: not allowed for guests 11 and older; kids 10 and younger stay free

Standard Rooms: Bunk House and Fort Apache Cabins

  • One king bed or two queen beds and one sofa sleeper

Ranch Condos: Villa 44, Rooms 45–46, and Colonel’s Headquarters

  • One king bed and one sofa sleeper
  • Full kitchen

Hotel Policies

  • Check-in: 4 p.m.
  • Check out: 11 a.m.
  • Parking: free
  • Rollaways: not available
  • Smoking policy: no smoking inside the property
  • Pet policy: pets are not allowed inside the property.
  • Accessibility: handicap-accessible rooms are available upon request during booking.
  • Room upgrades: upgrade to meal package including breakfast and dinner for an additional $25 per person.

Getting There

  • By plane: about 49 miles from San Antonio International Airport (SAT)
  • By car: about 51 miles northwest of San Antonio

Traveler's Tips

  • Upgrade to meal package including breakfast and dinner for an additional $25 per person.

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