The Ponderosa is the premier rental lodge at Roddy Tree Ranch Resort, featuring beautiful Guadalupe River views from the family room, dining area, and multiple outdoor porches. Enjoy the comfortable, spacious Ponderosa and the adjacent sunlight-filled Bunkhouse with up to 16 family members and friends!
Enjoy the beautiful Hill Country riverfront setting - or explore the many attractions in the surrounding area including Kerrville, Fredericksberg, Bandera, and San Antonio. Enjoy quiet evenings reading by the fireplace, or stargazing on one of the porches.
The Ponderosa has plenty of room for relaxing indoors and out, making it the perfect gathering place for a family reunion, couples getaway, or simply reconnecting with family and friends. Western furnishings and décor throughout the lodge and Bunkhouse enhance the Hill Country setting.
Inside the Ponderosa, there is a large river-view Family Room with a limestone fireplace, large-screen HDTV (with satellite TV/DVR service), comfortable sitting area, and a large table perfect for card games or jigsaw puzzles. One of the sofas in the family room has a fold-out double bed, making it a cozy fireside place to sleep!
The Living Room has another large limestone fireplace, TV with DVD, and comfortable couches for relaxing in front of the fire or a good movie.
The large window-wrapped, eat-In Kitchen is fully equipped, has a large island for food prep and serving, and a large dining table that easily accommodates 8-10 diners. Views of the cypress-lined riverfront and nearby hills make it a wonderful place to dine.
Multiple Outdoor Patios complete with cushioned wrought-iron outdoor furniture provide additional space for grilling & al fresco dining, reading and relaxing – all with direct views of the beautiful riverfront below. If it happens to rain, don't worry - there's a large covered Screened Porch with additional seating and dining space.
Master Bedroom features: a king bed, plenty of closet space and a Private Bath with a large walk-in shower (no tub).
2nd Bedroom features: a queen bed plus bunk twin beds, and lots of closet space.
3rd Bedroom features: two twin beds, and large-light-filled windows.
Shared Bathroom (for 2nd and 3rd bedrooms) features: bathtub with showerhead, and plenty of cabinets to store your toiletries.
The Bunkhouse has a wide-open cabin-style floorplan, with a queen bed, a full-size futon sitting/sleeping area, and bunk twin beds.
Bunkhouse Bathroom features: Shower (no tub), large vanity for storing toiletries.
Both the Ponderosa and Bunkhouse have heating and air conditioning, but you’ll be tempted to open up the many window to let in the lovely Hill Country breezes!
The Ponderosa and Bunkhouse are located on Roddy Tree Ranch, a 50-acre riverfront resort property with lots of amenities availalble for your use: 2 pools, a fishing pond, a large riverfront (canoes, paddles, & life-jackets provided), basketball court, volleyball & badminton courts, horseshoe pits, 2 large playground structures, a tree-house, a game room with ping-pong and Foosball, and a terrific outdoor pavilion with jukebox and live music (seasonal).
You’ll feel comfortable letting your kids loose to explore the secured property while you relax, but with so many options for activities around the property it will be easy to find something you all enjoy together!
We're Austin-based and love the Hill Country in all seasons. The Hunt area is a long-loved vacation spot for Steve's family, including 3 generations of campers at Camp La Junta, Camp Arrowhead and Camp Mystic! We spend over 30 nights a year at the Ponderosa ourselves entertaining family, Austin neighbors, and friends from near and far.
My family (large and 3 generations) love coming here every year, the space could not be more perfect and beautiful. We love the Guadalupe and we find so much to do for every age level. The house is however our favorite, space for all of us, great kitchen and space for us all to sit and eat. The openness allows us all to be together but each doing our own thing. There is space for small children, large children and grown-ups. Best vacation spot ever.
“We love the combination of having a spacious, comfortable vacation home plus the amenities of a resort where we don't have to get into a car to enjoy the riverfront, pools, and lots of other recreational facilities. We're new to HomeAway, as we've relied on our property manager to generate rentals in the past - so we don't have many reviews here yet. But our guest book is full of really wonderful notes our Ponderosa guests have left over the years!”
In the Hunt & Ingram Area: Schumacher's Crossing (swimming/fishing/picnicing), the Hunt Crossing (rope swing/fishing), the Hunt Store, numerous summer youth camps, MoRanch, Lake Ingram, Lake Ingram Dam spillway (dam-sliding), Point Theater (live theater - outdoors in summer), Stonehenge II, and the Old Ingram Shopping Loop (antiques, rustic decor).
In Kerrville (10 minute drive): all of the amenities you would expect of a small recreation-oriented city including many shops and restaurants, Louise Hays Park (swimming, canoeing), historical downtown, Museum of Western Art, Schreiner College, Rio 10 Cinemas, 2 family fitness centers, public (Schreiner) and private (Riverhill, Comanche Trace) golf courses, etc.
Fredericksberg (30 minutes): Charming tourist town with very busy old downtown shopping area full of antique stores, unique retail (Christmas store, old-time 5 & 10 store, etc.), and restaurants - many with a German theme. Nimitz Museum of the Pacific War is interesting for all ages.
Within 30 minute drive: Kerr Wildlife Management Area, Quiet Valley Ranch (home of the Kerrville Folk Festival, and Wine & Music Festival), and James Avery Craftsman (main workshop & retail store).
Within 1 hour drive: Enchanted Rock State Park (hiking, views), Lost Maples State Park (hiking, fall foliage), Medina (farming community), Bandera (Cowboy Capital of Texas), the LBJ Ranch, Wildseed Farms (wildflower showplace), the Y.O. Ranch, and the many wineries surrounding Fredricksberg.
Just over 1 hour: Six Flags Fiesta Texas, Sea World of Texas, the Alamo, San Antonio Riverwalk, and all other San Antonio tourist sites.
Scenic Drives in EVERY direction (It's the Hill County!): Highway 39 to Hunt, Highway 39 past Hunt along South Fork of Guadalupe, Highway 1340 from Hunt along North Fork of Guadalupe, Highway 27 from Ingram to Mountain Home, Highway 16 from Kerrville to Medina and Bandera, Highway 27 from Kerrville to Comfort, Highway 16 from Kerrville to Fredricksberg.
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2 night minimum stay
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.
To confirm your reservation a 50% deposit is required.
Cancellations must be made within 30 days. Cancellation fee is 10% of full amount of reservation.
Deposits are forfeited if cancellation is made after the 30 days, unless we are able to rebook the Ponderosa (not guaranteed).
No-shows will be charged the remaining balance. No refunds for early departures. No cancellations due to weather.
Rates include housekeeping service prior to your stay, and at the end. You are also welcome to exchange your used linens and towels for fresh one during your stay at no charge. There is an additional charge for housekeeping requested during the duration of your stay.
“Our favorite spot in the house varies by season. In the winter, it's definitely sitting by the fireplace in the evening after a nice hike in the afternoon. In the spring and fall, it's sitting on the porch stargazing after a drive to see wildflowers and wildlife in the area. In the summer, it's on the screened porch playing Canasta and listening to the live music drifting over from the Lazy Days Canteen.”