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Cool Water Acres

3301 FM 470 , Bandera, TX 78003 USA (Show map)
7 Reviews
$100 - $125
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Cool Water Acres is a private 54 acre ranch, highlighted by a 7 acre lake with spillover waterfall, located in the beautiful Texas Hill Country. Relax in your private lakeside cabin with fully equipped kitchen stocked with country breakfast fixings, including eggs from our chickens. Cabin has AC/heat, Sat TV, bedroom with queen size bed and bath; main room has living area with fireplace, kitchen and dining area. An additional single bed provides for comfortable sleeping capacity for 3 adults. The cabin has a panoramic front porch for relaxing, and enclosed back patio area with fishing gear. A two person pedal boat is provided for exploring and fishing from your own private dock. The lake is spring fed and great for both swimming and fishing. On-site private horsemanship instruction offered.



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  • Guest room4.6
  • Service4.9
  • Value5
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Dining4.7

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Coolwater Arces Bandera Texas

5 on June 16, 2012

We spent a week at coolwater acres. Julie and Joemike are very nice people loved all there animals and got to fish in there lake which i caught the biggest fish i ever caught in my life it was a Big Bass at least 9 to 10 pounds. And my husband the next day caught him a bigger Bass. I want to thank Julie and Joe for sharing there beatuful place with us. Can't wait to go back

Delightful Experience!

3.8 on April 11, 2011

We just spent a delightful weekend at Cool Water Acres and loved everything about it! We were met by happy, smiling dogs and a flock of beautiful chickens. Our home-away-from-home was filled with so many fun details: fresh eggs and fruit in the fridge, a comfy couch, western print lampshade in the living room, cowboy motif quilt and shams in the bedroom, direct TV, Texas Highways magazine, a horse head switchplate in the bedroom, original wood on the porch and throughout the house and much, much more. The hosts are the coolest - very gracious and friendly. They made us feel very much at home. The dogs visited us each day. The horses let us pet them and one chicken showed her appreciation for a few vegetable scraps by laying an egg on the porch! The house has great cross-ventilation, especially in the front area, so we only used the AC to cool the house down when we returned from our day's outing. My husband enjoyed using the electric boat to do some catch and release fishing. We saw deer on the property at night. Cool Water Acres is very close to Bandera with its great music venues. Be sure to go to Mac and Ernie's Roadside Eatery just inside Tarpley on 470. What a surprise! I could go on and on, but needless to say, we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and recommend the place highly!

Peaceful getaway

5 on September 05, 2010

We just spent our 28th anniversary at Cool Water Acres. It was such a peaceful, relaxing cabin by the lake. Even in August there was a nice breeze blowing under the beautiful trees in the front yard. I enjoyed my quiet mornings sitting on the porch reading. It was wonderful.

Perfect spot!

5 on June 21, 2010

We just spent the weekend at this beautiful Hill Country get away and it couldn't have been better. From the moment we arrived we felt relaxed and content with the beauty of the property and the great old cabin that was our home for the weekend. We caught fish, talked to the dogs, cats, horses, chickens and donkey, swam in the clear lake and basically had one of the best weekend ever. Can't wait to return, it was perfect!

We will come back again

4.6 on March 02, 2008

This was our first time at a BB. It definitely will not be our last. This is a family-owned and maintained ranch. The family takes very good care of the property. The cabin was very spacious with all of the amenities of a hotel room. If you're looking for a peaceful, serene atmosphere with great views, this is the place to go to. Jon and Julie are awesome! Maggie, Rosey, Daisy, Mikey, and Gypsy (all dogs) are very welcoming and great to love on.

Country & privacy at its best

5 on July 01, 2007

We were more than impressed with this little cottage & its inkeepers. We will be returning to "our" little home away from home again this year ( in 2 weeks).

the brummetts

5 on April 15, 2007

absolutely wonderful, peaceful place to stay. Beautiful scenery. Great hosts. Best vacation we ever had

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Location Type

Countryside, Lakeside, Ranch, Small town


San Antonio, TX (SAT) 50 miles

Directions to property:

From Bandera, go 2 miles North on Hwy 16, then turn left on FM 470 and go 3 miles to the Blue fence with entry sign Cool Water Acres.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Rodeos, Dance Halls, Dude Ranches, Riding Stables, Tubing, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Cottage

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Board games, CD player, Computer, Internet Service, Telephone

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Coffee/Tea facilities, Fireplace, Fridge, Library, Microwave, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, VCR, Videos, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Horseshoes, Hunting, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, arrowhead and fossil hunting, on-site private horsemanship instruction, pedal boat on lake, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming

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  • Check In:: 2pm
  • Check Out:: noon
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes Under strict adult supervision
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Yes 1 well behaved dog - $10 additional per night
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 night minimum
  • Accepted payments Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: 1 night
  • Cancellations: 48 hour notice



Julie Elise

Languages spoken


Resident Pets

Cats , Dogs , 4 horses, donkey, chickens

About the innkeepers

Horses, Trail Riding, Dogs, Nature, Country Music

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  • Time Served: Anytime - guest prepared
  • Serving Location: self-prepared in cabin


3301 FM 470 , Bandera, TX 78003 USA (Show map)

Property highlights

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