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Hill Country Equestrian Lodge

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Damon, Texas
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My family has been coming to Hill Country Equestrian Lodge for many years beginning in 2004 when my daughter was 9. The ranch and cabins and barn are just as beautiful now as when we first came here. The owners, Dianne and Peter, with their staff, do an excellent job of maintaining everything - down to the smallest details. In...

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Davenport, Iowa
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

No phone, no tv, no internet....No Problem!!! HCEL was a breath of fresh air. My only regret is not having spent more time curled up in front of the fireplace! Lots of small details taken care of upon arrival. And the trail riding was good too.

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New Brighton, Minnesota
Reviewed 1 week ago

My family recently stayed here for 9 nights. This was our 4th visit to this ranch and we had another wonderful stay. Diane is an exceptional teacher and horsewoman and gives lessons to people of all ages and riding abilities. My children are ages 6 and 9 and thoroughly enjoyed their daily lessons. The girls progressed quickly riding Diane’s excellent...

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Corpus Christi, Texas
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been visiting the stunning Hill Country Equestrian Lodge for many, many years and love it more every time we visit. The owners, Dianne and Peter, are thoughtful, attentive, personable and excellent horsemen. The ranch has a private gate into the neighboring Hill Country State Natural Area, which is a huge Texas State park with dozens of trails for...

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Irvine, California
Reviewed 1 week ago

I’m preparing for my riding vacation in Europe. I came to the Hill Country Equestrian Lodge for a clinic to improve my English riding skills (lessons in arena and trail ride experience in English saddle). I enjoyed staying at this ranch very much. It is quite and peaceful. Everyone was very helpful and friendly. Dianne was a great teacher, there's...

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

cou ldnt believe how great this was for us spent the weekend riding talking eating lesson great experience now we know where to go when we hv to be human again thanx lady di and peter u r the best the fullers from nyc

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hill Country Equestrian Lodge is a great place escape from the day-to-day worries. The setting is peaceful and idyllic. The cabins and suites have great views of the hills. This will be a great place for someone who are serious about improving their equestrian skills, or to have quality trial rides. The owner, Dianne, provides accurate assessments of the riders'...

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Voorhees, New Jersey
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are looking for a western setting where you can enjoy the peace and quiet of a Texas ranch in the hills and have the opportunity to received exceptional riding lessons then HCEL is the place to go. Although riding was our preference this is an excellent choice if you like to bike or hike. The ranch is adjacent...

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Spearfish, South Dakota
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I spent four days with Dianne and took the whole horsemanship clinic. I learned as much from that time as I did in 4 months of training at home. My confidence and riding skills improved greatly because of Dianne and Michaela, AND I had so much fun. It's a beautiful place and the program is suitable for couples, children, and...

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Albany, Louisiana
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at Hill Country for four days. Arrived Monday evening and settled in at the cabin, which was clean, comfortable, quaint and roomy. No internet, cell phone service, tv, radio or DVD players-no worries! We came to ride! Our hosts, Diane and Peter provided breakfast foods in the cabin refrigerator and pantry. For lunches during the week we had...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Breakfast included
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
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  • Breakfast included

Additional Information about Hill Country Equestrian Lodge

Address: 1580 Hay Holler Rd, Bandera, TX 78003-4270
Region: United States > Texas > Bandera County > Bandera
Number of rooms: 7
Also Known As:
Hill Country Equestrian Hotel Bandera
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