Flying L Guest Ranch - Bandera, Texas

$149 for a Two-Night All-Inclusive Stay for One at the Flying L Guest Ranch in Texas (Up to $298 Value)

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A Taste of the Cowboy Lifestyle in Texas Hill Country

As night falls, Buck Shannon begins to pluck on his old six-string, and the campfire glows a little brighter with each stoke of the smoldering wood. Shannon, a lifelong rancher, now acts as the head entertainment director at the Flying L Guest Ranch; he performs ditties as guests' marshmallows turn golden brown over the fire. Such a rustic scene unfolds nightly at the ranch. Set on 542 acres, this archetypal dude ranch—which has welcomed legends such as John Wayne, Willie Nelson, and Slim Pickens—delights guests with its country hospitality, mouth-watering, down-home cooking, and wealth of activities for all ages.

While kids spend the day with supervised activities such as crafts, archery, and pony rides, adults can hit the greens at the championship golf course or take turns riding piggyback on the many neighboring trails. Forty horses neigh in the barn; Tawni Solise, the head wrangler and working cowgirl, is always on hand to help match-make visitors with the proper steed, and she leads riders on one-hour trail rides. The nightly entertainment changes frequently but runs the gamut from trick ropers and storytellers to line-dancing parties that keep the merriment alive as the stars twinkle over the ranch.

Homey touches characterize the accommodations, and each room features its own unique decorations. Welcoming couches and plush beds are dressed in hues of soft blue, gold, and autumn red. Replica guns, bucking-bronco statues, and rich wood furniture lend to the western theme.

Bandera, Texas: Outdoor Adventures and Lively Honky-Tonks

Less than an hour outside of San Antonio, the grassy hills and rushing rivers of Texas Hill Country transport guests back to the era of the cowboy. But the rugged western exterior isn't a cheap gambit to lure tourists looking for a kitschy photo opportunity; the cowboy life is the authentic way of life here, where the motto is "work hard, play hard." Hitching posts downtown regularly welcome horses, which snort next to large work trucks slicked with mud. Come nighttime, locals lace up their dancing boots and boogie down in between sips of cold brews at one of the swinging honky-tonk bars. Outdoor adventure opportunities abound; the open, rolling hills and many streams make it a prime location to take horseback trail rides, angle for catfish and large-mouth bass, or propose to an Eagle Scout.

What You Get

  • A two-night all-inclusive stay for one adult and up to one younger kid

    All-inclusive package for this deal includes:
  • Accommodations
  • Daily breakfast and dinner
  • Unlimited miniature golf
  • Nightly western-themed entertainment
  • S'mores around the campfire
  • Kids' activities (ages 3–12)

Amenities

  • Horseback riding
  • Championship golf course
  • Mini-golf course
  • Breakfast and dinner buffet
  • Horseshoes, ping-pong, shuffleboard, tennis, and basketball
  • Supervised kids' activities
  • Nightly marshmallow roast around the campfire
  • Seasonal water park
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The Fine Print

  • May buy multiple for each member of your party
  • Must book by 3/11/12
  • Travel must be completed by 3/11/12
  • Subject to availability
  • 7-day cancellation notice required or fee up to Groupon price may apply
  • Must be 21 or older to check in
  • Reservations required for horseback riding and golf; choose only one per day
  • 12% tax not included
  • Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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How To Book

  1. Purchase Groupon.
  2. Call Flying L Guest Ranch.
  3. Choose a date prior to 3/11/12.
  4. Mention your Groupon and provide your credit-card info.

Room Details

For all rooms, adding occupants above one guest is $150 per day for adults ages 13 & older, and $90 per day for child occupants ages 12 & younger. Children 3 & younger stay free.

One-Bedroom Villa

  • Two queen beds
  • Kitchenette with small refrigerator and microwave
  • Adjoined to two-bedroom villas; combine one- & two-bedroom villas to create a three-bedroom villa

Two-Bedroom Villa

  • One king bed & two queen beds
  • Kitchenette with small refrigerator and microwave
  • Living area with fireplace & bathroom
  • Adjoined to one-bedroom villas; combine one- & two-bedroom villas to create a three-bedroom villa

One-Bedroom Golf Suite

  • One king bed & sleeper sofa in living room
  • Full kitchen

Water-Park Suite

  • One king bed (some suites also have twin bunk beds)
  • Suites overlook the water park

Bunk House

  • Accommodates up to 12 guests
  • Front porch with chairs

Rooms 45-46

  • One queen bed
  • Can be adjoined or used separately
  • Shared living space with full kitchen

Villa 44

  • Four bedrooms (two king beds & two queen beds)
  • Living room, dining room & two bathrooms
  • Full kitchen

Fort Apache Cabins

  • Two queen beds & a set of bunk beds
  • Pool table

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: Not available

What It's Worth

  • A two-night all-inclusive stay for one (up to $298 value)

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