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We encourage exploration and solitude; less than hour away from San Antonio, fifteen minutes from "Cowboy Capital of Texas" Bandera, Boerne, Lake Medina, and Helotes Texas. Sixteen Acres is available for hiking, exploring, or just relaxing and watching nature. Lots of wildlife, we have a live creek, a seasonal creek and pond on the property. We are also centrally located near all the hill country motorcycle routes. There are so many fun family activities close by!

Best Fishing Spots near Bandera County

Bandera County and nearby areas have a some great fishing locations for you to enjoy. Take a look at this article for a few of our favorite fishing spots.

Horseback Riding in Texas Hill Country

Interested in doing some horseback riding in Texas Hill Country? You'll find lots of stables nearby that offer trail rides and horseback riding lessons at reasonable prices. Take a look at our article on horseback riding in Texas Hill Country for details.

Texas Hill Country's Most Unique Attractions

Texas Hill Country has a number of unique attractions for you to explore and unusual activities for you to enjoy. Many of these are just a short drive from Al's Hideaway. Check out this article for more information.

Family Friendly Activities near Pipe Creek, Texas

When you stay at Al's Hideaway, you're just minutes from some of Texas Hill Country's most entertaining family activities. Take a look at our article on family friendly activities for more information.

Scenic Drives

Texas Hill Country has some of the best scenic drives in Texas. Take a look at this article for details on the best scenic drives in our part of Texas.

Texas Hill Country Wineries You'll Want to Visit

In Texas Hill Country, you'll find any number of excellent wineries and vineyards to visit. Take a look at this article for a few recommendations that are relatively close to Al's Hideway.

Texas Hill Country's Small Towns

Our part of Texas has some of the most interesting small towns in the country. Check out our article on some of our favorites Texas Hill Country small towns.

Guide to Texas State Natural Areas and Parks near Bandera, Texas

Texas Hill Country is a beautiful place to visit in the Lone Star State because of the exquisite landscape. It can, however, be overwhelming to find ways to experience the natural beauty of the area. Fortunately, Al's Hideaway is close to many natural parks and preserves, each offering a unique experience. Each area is a short distance from Bandera, Texas and offers a host of things to do. Explore some Texas state natural areas with our travel guide.

Bandera County's Best Restaurant and Bars

Bandera County has numerous excellent restaurants, bars, and music venues for you to choose from. Some establishments, like Arkey Blue's Silver Dollar Saloon, are known mainly for their entertainment; others, for their fantastic food. (OST Restaurant comes to mind.) We've listed a few of our favorite restaurants and bars below. If you need more information or suggestions, feel free to give us a call. We look forward to meeting you!

Cowboy Up

Enjoy the real Cowboy way. Learn to handle a Horse, throw a rope on a cow. Trail rides throw the Texas Hill Country, ride a real Texas Longhorn. If you want to learn to handle a horse rope a cow and have a cowboy experience call Valerie @ 210-438-2484

Outlaw Outfitters

For horseback riding Hill Country Natural area or Medina River area, Outlaw Outfitters can give you the real experience.

JT FLOORES COUNTRY STORE

For 75 years, John T. Floore's Country Store has hosted Texas and American music legends alike.

MOTORCYCLE TOURS

The Texas Hill Country has the best paved roads for Motorcycle riding that include breath taking views, elevation changes with sweeping curves and twisting roads. Al's Hideaway is not only Biker Friendly but we also ride, our park was built for Bikers by Bikers. If you would like to include a guided Motorcycle Tour as part of your stay please contact us at alshideawayrentals@gmail.com ​Groups Welcomed

BANDERA CITY PARK

Bandera City Park is located in beautiful downtown Bandera. Which offers fishing, swimming and picnic areas with BBQ pits.

Bandera county Park Medina lake

Check out the Medina County Park at Medina Lake. Known for fishing, boating, swimming, and scuba diving. You will find your whole day filled with activities at this beautiful park.

LOST MAPLES STATE PARK

Lost Maples State Park is so vibrant in the fall but it is spectacular year-round. You will see wildflowers, steep canyon walls and the scenic Sabinal River. Bring your whole family to enjoy the beautiful vistas.

MEDINA RIVER FLOAT TRIP

Cool off in the heat of the summer and float the Medina River. You can get your tube or kayak rentals and they will even shuttle you to different locations depending on how long you want to stay on the river.

MOUNTAIN BIKING

Government canyon, Hill Country Natural area, Lost maples and Tunnel Sate park are close to us. You can bike, hike and ride horses etc.

Movie Land Animal

Camel rides, kangaroos and many other interesting animals to see.

San Antonio River Walk

Enjoy the San Antonio River Walk as you stroll the riverside paths bordered with beautiful trees, restaurants, hotels, shops and museums. Experience the rich history as you enjoy everything along the way.

SeaWorld San Antonio

At SeaWorld San Antonio you can experience so much more than you would think. You can enjoy the amazingly trained whales and dolphins and then you can go enjoy rides in the park or to to the water park to cool off. This is the perfect place to spend your day.

Six Flags Fiesta Texas

Check out Six Flags Fiesta Texas. They have all the great rides as well as a water park, live shows and events and shops and dining.

THE TUNNEL STATE PARK

Enjoy hiking, bird-watching, and general wildlife viewing on the half-mile nature trail at The Tunnel State Park. The trail opens daily at sunrise and closes at 5 p.m. Bring drinking water, as no water is available in the park. Picnic tables are available. Restrooms are only open in the evenings during bat season (May to October).

VISITORS CENTER

No matter where you visit in Bandera County you will find clear skies, bright stars, stunning scenery and, most of all, friendly folks just waiting to swap stories and tall tales with you.

BANDERA NATURAL MUSEUM

Replicas of Dinosaurs, Ice Age animals, and educational play stations are located on the eight acre grounds.

FRONTIER TIMES MUSEUM

The Frontier Times Museum is the trusted resource center for learning, historical research and information for Bandera County residents and visitors

MOTORCYCLE MUSEUM

Located in the heart of the Texas Hill Country, the Motorcycle Museum displays machines from the 1910's to now and from all around the world. Come and check it out.

Cascade Caverns

Cascade Caverns is host to the albino Cascade Caverns Salamander (Eurycea latitans), unique solution domes, "chubby" stalactites, Eastern Pipistrelle bats, cliff and leopard frogs, as well as an underground waterfall and lake. So don’t forget your camera.

Cave Without a Name

The Cave Without a Name is filled with spectacular formations of Stalactites, Stalagmites, delicate Soda Straws, Cave Drapery, magnificent Flowstones, Rimstone Dams, and more. Enjoy a tour of the six major rooms in comfort; 66 degrees year-round, easy walkways, brilliant lighting.

BANDERA ALE PROJECT

Bandera brewery has a tasty selection of locally brewed and carefully crafted beers. Each of their flavors is hand-picked including familiar tastes, new creations and seasonal favorites.

FIESTA WINERY

Fiesta Winery has some of the best tasting Texas Wine around. Uncork and expect a fiesta. You can go to a physical location and test six wines for only $20 so you know which bottles you want to take with you.

SISTER CREEK VINEYARDS

Sister Creek Vineyards use Bordeaux and Burgundy wine making techniques to produce their wonderful Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot wines.

Out of the way Cafe

Open Tuesday-Sunday 7 to 3, Out of the way Cafe provides a delicious breakfast lunch or dinner while serving the best coffee around. This is a very kid friendly place so come as a family.

THE 4-WAY BAR & GRILL

Your night just got a lot better. Let the good times roll with live music and events the whole family is sure to love

THE OLD FORGE

The Old Forge serves only the choicest meats and seafood, freshest vegetables and their salad bar has only the freshest field greens and vegetables, made-from-scratch soups and baked potatoes. And don’t forget to try one of their fresh desserts

THE OST

The Old Spanish Trail was used by the Conquistadors, who often followed routes established long ago by Native Americans. The O.S.T. Restaurant has been serving the dining needs of Bandera since 1921, making it the oldest continuously operated restaurant in Bandera County.

BANDERA GENERAL STORE

The Bandera General Store building is 108 years old – built in 1907. It has the original wood floors and the original tin tile ceiling. It has been a saddle shop, a feed store, an appliance store (word has it caskets were sold in the basement and during prohibition the cowboys drank beer and played cards on the empty caskets

MEDINA APPLE STORE

Be sure to visit The Apple Store whenever you are in the area. The best dang Apple Pie and Apple Soft Serve Ice Cream EVER...
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Best Fishing Spots near Bandera County

Bandera County and nearby areas have a some great fishing locations for you to enjoy. Take a look at this article for a few of our favorite fishing spots.
Website
Horseback Riding in Texas Hill Country

Interested in doing some horseback riding in Texas Hill Country? You'll find lots of stables nearby that offer trail rides and horseback riding lessons at reasonable prices. Take a look at our article on horseback riding in Texas Hill Country for details.
Website
Texas Hill Country's Most Unique Attractions

Texas Hill Country has a number of unique attractions for you to explore and unusual activities for you to enjoy. Many of these are just a short drive from Al's Hideaway. Check out this article for more information.
Website
Family Friendly Activities near Pipe Creek, Texas

When you stay at Al's Hideaway, you're just minutes from some of Texas Hill Country's most entertaining family activities. Take a look at our article on family friendly activities for more information.
Website
Scenic Drives

Texas Hill Country has some of the best scenic drives in Texas. Take a look at this article for details on the best scenic drives in our part of Texas.
Website
Texas Hill Country Wineries You'll Want to Visit

In Texas Hill Country, you'll find any number of excellent wineries and vineyards to visit. Take a look at this article for a few recommendations that are relatively close to Al's Hideway.
Website
Texas Hill Country's Small Towns

Our part of Texas has some of the most interesting small towns in the country. Check out our article on some of our favorites Texas Hill Country small towns.
Website
Guide to Texas State Natural Areas and Parks near Bandera, Texas

Texas Hill Country is a beautiful place to visit in the Lone Star State because of the exquisite landscape. It can, however, be overwhelming to find ways to experience the natural beauty of the area. Fortunately, Al's Hideaway is close to many natural parks and preserves, each offering a unique experience. Each area is a short distance from Bandera, Texas and offers a host of things to do. Explore some Texas state natural areas with our travel guide.
Website
Bandera County's Best Restaurant and Bars

Bandera County has numerous excellent restaurants, bars, and music venues for you to choose from. Some establishments, like Arkey Blue's Silver Dollar Saloon, are known mainly for their entertainment; others, for their fantastic food. (OST Restaurant comes to mind.) We've listed a few of our favorite restaurants and bars below. If you need more information or suggestions, feel free to give us a call. We look forward to meeting you!
Website
Cowboy Up

Enjoy the real Cowboy way. Learn to handle a Horse, throw a rope on a cow. Trail rides throw the Texas Hill Country, ride a real Texas Longhorn. If you want to learn to handle a horse rope a cow and have a cowboy experience call Valerie @ 210-438-2484
Outlaw Outfitters

For horseback riding Hill Country Natural area or Medina River area, Outlaw Outfitters can give you the real experience.
Website
JT FLOORES COUNTRY STORE

For 75 years, John T. Floore's Country Store has hosted Texas and American music legends alike.
Website
MOTORCYCLE TOURS

The Texas Hill Country has the best paved roads for Motorcycle riding that include breath taking views, elevation changes with sweeping curves and twisting roads. Al's Hideaway is not only Biker Friendly but we also ride, our park was built for Bikers by Bikers. If you would like to include a guided Motorcycle Tour as part of your stay please contact us at alshideawayrentals@gmail.com ​Groups Welcomed
BANDERA CITY PARK

Bandera City Park is located in beautiful downtown Bandera. Which offers fishing, swimming and picnic areas with BBQ pits.
Website
Bandera county Park Medina lake

Check out the Medina County Park at Medina Lake. Known for fishing, boating, swimming, and scuba diving. You will find your whole day filled with activities at this beautiful park.
Website
LOST MAPLES STATE PARK

Lost Maples State Park is so vibrant in the fall but it is spectacular year-round. You will see wildflowers, steep canyon walls and the scenic Sabinal River. Bring your whole family to enjoy the beautiful vistas.
Website
MEDINA RIVER FLOAT TRIP

Cool off in the heat of the summer and float the Medina River. You can get your tube or kayak rentals and they will even shuttle you to different locations depending on how long you want to stay on the river.
Website
MOUNTAIN BIKING

Government canyon, Hill Country Natural area, Lost maples and Tunnel Sate park are close to us. You can bike, hike and ride horses etc.
Website
Movie Land Animal

Camel rides, kangaroos and many other interesting animals to see.
Website
San Antonio River Walk

Enjoy the San Antonio River Walk as you stroll the riverside paths bordered with beautiful trees, restaurants, hotels, shops and museums. Experience the rich history as you enjoy everything along the way.
Website
SeaWorld San Antonio

At SeaWorld San Antonio you can experience so much more than you would think. You can enjoy the amazingly trained whales and dolphins and then you can go enjoy rides in the park or to to the water park to cool off. This is the perfect place to spend your day.
Website
Six Flags Fiesta Texas

Check out Six Flags Fiesta Texas. They have all the great rides as well as a water park, live shows and events and shops and dining.
Website
THE TUNNEL STATE PARK

Enjoy hiking, bird-watching, and general wildlife viewing on the half-mile nature trail at The Tunnel State Park. The trail opens daily at sunrise and closes at 5 p.m. Bring drinking water, as no water is available in the park. Picnic tables are available. Restrooms are only open in the evenings during bat season (May to October).
Website
VISITORS CENTER

No matter where you visit in Bandera County you will find clear skies, bright stars, stunning scenery and, most of all, friendly folks just waiting to swap stories and tall tales with you.
Website
BANDERA NATURAL MUSEUM

Replicas of Dinosaurs, Ice Age animals, and educational play stations are located on the eight acre grounds.
Website
FRONTIER TIMES MUSEUM

The Frontier Times Museum is the trusted resource center for learning, historical research and information for Bandera County residents and visitors
Website
MOTORCYCLE MUSEUM

Located in the heart of the Texas Hill Country, the Motorcycle Museum displays machines from the 1910's to now and from all around the world. Come and check it out.
Website
Cascade Caverns

Cascade Caverns is host to the albino Cascade Caverns Salamander (Eurycea latitans), unique solution domes, "chubby" stalactites, Eastern Pipistrelle bats, cliff and leopard frogs, as well as an underground waterfall and lake. So don’t forget your camera.
Website
Cave Without a Name

The Cave Without a Name is filled with spectacular formations of Stalactites, Stalagmites, delicate Soda Straws, Cave Drapery, magnificent Flowstones, Rimstone Dams, and more. Enjoy a tour of the six major rooms in comfort; 66 degrees year-round, easy walkways, brilliant lighting.
Website
BANDERA ALE PROJECT

Bandera brewery has a tasty selection of locally brewed and carefully crafted beers. Each of their flavors is hand-picked including familiar tastes, new creations and seasonal favorites.
Website
FIESTA WINERY

Fiesta Winery has some of the best tasting Texas Wine around. Uncork and expect a fiesta. You can go to a physical location and test six wines for only $20 so you know which bottles you want to take with you.
Website
SISTER CREEK VINEYARDS

Sister Creek Vineyards use Bordeaux and Burgundy wine making techniques to produce their wonderful Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot wines.
Website
Out of the way Cafe

Open Tuesday-Sunday 7 to 3, Out of the way Cafe provides a delicious breakfast lunch or dinner while serving the best coffee around. This is a very kid friendly place so come as a family.
Website
THE 4-WAY BAR & GRILL

Your night just got a lot better. Let the good times roll with live music and events the whole family is sure to love
Website
THE OLD FORGE

The Old Forge serves only the choicest meats and seafood, freshest vegetables and their salad bar has only the freshest field greens and vegetables, made-from-scratch soups and baked potatoes. And don’t forget to try one of their fresh desserts
Website
THE OST

The Old Spanish Trail was used by the Conquistadors, who often followed routes established long ago by Native Americans. The O.S.T. Restaurant has been serving the dining needs of Bandera since 1921, making it the oldest continuously operated restaurant in Bandera County.
Website
BANDERA GENERAL STORE

The Bandera General Store building is 108 years old – built in 1907. It has the original wood floors and the original tin tile ceiling. It has been a saddle shop, a feed store, an appliance store (word has it caskets were sold in the basement and during prohibition the cowboys drank beer and played cards on the empty caskets
Website
MEDINA APPLE STORE

Be sure to visit The Apple Store whenever you are in the area. The best dang Apple Pie and Apple Soft Serve Ice Cream EVER...
Website
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