Even the most hardened city dweller can occasionally use a respite from the car horns and mysterious bagpipers whose sounds pollute the urban morningscape. Flee to a fairer scene with today's Groupon to Lone Star Lagoon Water Park at Flying L Guest Ranch in Bandera. Choose between the following options:
For $5, you get one child's admission (ages 3–12) to the water park (up to a $9.95 value).
For $10, you get one adult admission (ages 13+) to the water park (up to a $19.95 value).
Located roughly an hour from San Antonio, the sprawling Flying L Guest Ranch offers an all-natural taste of Texas country life, with fun, family-friendly activities peppered throughout the grounds. Lone Star Lagoon Water Park, a pioneer-themed oasis of wagon-covered slides, wading pools, and play places, captures the thrill of the Oregon Trail without the rattlesnakes. Splashers big and small can spill their courage during the bucket drop, lounge on the lazy river, or succumb to gravity on the slippery slides. The water park has rides for H20 lovers of all ages, making it a more agreeable family activity than doing the dishes together. At an additional cost, adults and kids can gain access to other ranch amenities, including tennis, horseshoes, basketball, and sand volleyball.
Lone Star Lagoon offers its own deals at certain times of the week that may be a better value than this deal; plan ahead to make sure you're redeeming your Groupon at the most opportune time.
Flying L Guest Ranch
Jack Lapham strolled all 542 acres of the ranch, breathing in the desert air deeply and squinting at the shrub-speckled hills. On the horizon of this empty Western wilderness, he saw fences for horse stables, hotel suites, shooting ranges, and aircraft runways. The ranch’s owner stood behind him as he surveyed the land. “What do you think?” the owner asked, his voice firm and husky, like gravel. Jack, a former military colonel, turned and smiled a soldier’s wry smile. With a twinkle in his eye, he pulled out his checkbook. “This looks like a place where modern people can go and find themselves in the midst of yesterday.”
Over its next 65+ years as a dude ranch, the Flying L was the setting for aircraft tests, visits from famous authors, and the TV show The Cisco Kid. Today, staffers maintain its desert landscape and historic stone villas—many designed by associates of Frank Lloyd Wright—as a Western family resort. Suites lodge visitors among fireplaces and king-size beds, and modern and traditional decor styles meet inside tile bathrooms and wood-cabin construction. An 18-hole golf course rambles between massive oak trees, and miniature-golf fairways encounter obstacles such as rocky outcroppings and wagon wheels. An authentic ranch stable houses 40 horses, which can carry riders around the fields or on trots along grassy trails and rocky riverside paths. Nearby, a water park battles the desert heat and incites the hurt feelings of mirages with an artificial wave pool, tubing river, and water slides.
566 Flying L Dr.
Bandera, Texas 78003