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Spacious Riverview Lodge at Family-Friendly Hill Country Resort in Hunt

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vacation rental description

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!

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lodge rental amenities

  • Property Type
    • 1 story lodge
    • floor area 3000 sq. ft.
  • Meals
    • guests provide their own meals
  • Location Type
    • lake
      • Our riverfront is apex. 1/2 mile upriver from Lake Ingram, a small lake suitable for water-skiing and small-craft sailing. A public boat dock is nearby.
    • river
      • Located along a beautiful stretch of the Guadalupe River, perfect for swimming, floating, canoeing, kayaking and fishing.
    • rural
      • The area around Hunt is a longtime family resort area, with many summer youth camps and vacation homes.
    • waterfront
      • Our property has 800 feet of riverfront with two dock, and canoes/paddles/life-jackets are provided.
  • Theme
    • family
    • away from it all
    • sports & activities
    • tourist attractions
    • adventure
    • rustic
  • General
    • living room
    • hair dryer
    • iron & board
    • parking
    • washing machine
    • clothes dryer
    • fireplace
      • Two wood-burning fireplaces, and firewood is provided.
    • internet
      • WiFi available for an additional daily fee
    • towels provided
      • You may exchange your used towels for fresh ones during your stay.
    • air conditioning
      • Central air throughout Ponderosa, wall unit in the Bunk House.
    • heating
      • Central air throughout Ponderosa, wall unit in the Bunk House.
    • linens provided
      • You may exchange your used linens for fresh ones during your stay.
  • Kitchen
    • dishes & utensils
    • pantry items
      • Basic supplies such as dishtowels, paper towels, salt & pepper, dish soap, etc. are provided.
    • kitchen
    • dishwasher
    • refrigerator
    • freezer
    • stove
    • microwave
    • coffee maker
    • toaster
  • Dining
    • dining
    • dining area
  • Pool / Spa
    • communal pool
      • (2) Two pools (unheated) - both with shallow wading pools for young children
  • Bathrooms
    • 3 bathrooms
    • master bath: toilet, shower, Large walk-in shower
    • second bath: toilet, combination tub/shower
    • bunk house bath: toilet, shower
  • Bedrooms
    • 4 bedrooms, sleeps 16, beds for 12-16
    • master bedroom: 1 king
    • bedroom 2: 1 queen, 2 twin/ single, Twins = bunk beds
    • bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single, Twins are not bunks
    • bunk house: 1 queen, 2 twin/ single, 1 sleep sofa /futon, Twins = bunk beds, Futon = double width
    • living room : 1 sleep sofa /futon, Sofa Bed = Queen
  • Entertainment
    • television
      • (3) Large HDTV in Family Room, standard TV in Living Room, counter-top TV in Kitchen
    • satellite / cable
      • (3) Dish Network service on all TVs, with local & cable channels plus DVR service
    • stereo
    • books
    • foosball
    • game room
      • RTR Property game room with ping-pong table and foosball
    • games
    • music library
      • Full CD collection available for your use
    • ping pong table
    • toys
    • video library
      • Huge DVD library is available on loan from the Roddy Tree Ranch office
    • dvd player
      • DVD Players for Family and Living Room TVs
  • Outside
    • kayak / canoe
      • Canoes are available for use (no charge) on the river, including paddles and lifejackets
    • lawn / garden
      • Raised gardens surround the Ponderosa, and there is a fenced lawn area with lots of trees
    • deck / patio
      • (3) Three decks overlooking the riverfront, the largest has a charcoal grill and outdoor dining table. All have comfortable seating areas.
    • outdoor grill
    • porch / veranda
      • Additional screened porch with dining table and seating area
  • Suitability
    • children welcome
      • Families welcome - the entire Roddy Tree Ranch property is fenced and secure.
    • non smoking only
      • Smoking only on outdoor porches
    • limited accessibility
      • There are a few steps leading to the front door, as well as a single step separating the bedrooms from living areas.
    • pets not allowed
      • An exception may be made for winter monthly renters only.
  • Notes
    • Property manager lives on the Ranch, and staffs an office with snacks, beer/wine, ice and specialty items.

activities and attractions in Hunt Texas

  • Attractions
    • autumn foliage
    • churches
    • cinemas
    • library
    • museums
    • playground
    • pond
    • recreation center
    • live theater
    • coin laundry
    • restaurants
    • waterfalls
    • festivals
  • Leisure Activities
    • photography
    • scenic drives
    • sight seeing
    • bird watching
    • antiquing
    • walking
    • horseback riding
    • horseshoes
  • Sports & Adventure Activities
    • swimming
    • tennis
    • equestrian events
    • golf
    • water skiing
    • mountain biking
    • hunting
    • sailing
    • cycling
    • fishing
    • water tubing
    • fly fishing
    • freshwater fishing
    • hiking
    • hunting big game
    • hunting small game
    • jet skiing
    • basketball court

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  • owner Steve Brister
  • phone +1 2138044676
  • 2nd phone (830) 367-2871

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vacation rental rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:

Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekend Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
Peak Season
May 20 2014 - Sep 4 2014
3 nights
My Standard Rate
2 nights

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $49
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.

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traveler reviews for this hunt lodge rental

We LOVE this house!!

Review submitted: February 4, 2014   Date of arrival: June 15, 2013

Our family has had a reunion at this property annually for the last six years. The house itself has enourmous charm. Wood floors, cabinets aplenty, big tables for feeding our army of children, plenty of games, and a nice, open floor plan make the Ponderosa perfect for hosting large family gatherings. The back patio has a great view of the river and the lower portion of the property. There is also a small patio off of the master bedroom that overlooks the river and has a very intimate feel. We spend the majority of our time swimming in the river and the pool, and on the back patio cooking barbecue and visiting. The Lazy Days Canteen is an open air cantina on site that has karaoke and good live music on the weekends. A tunnel connects to the riverside portion of the resort so that visitors need not cross the highway that cuts across the property. The staff at Roddy Tree Ranch are very friendly, attentive and personable. Our family will be returning for many years to come.

Recommended for: age 55+, families with young children, families with teenagers, girls getaway, sight seeing

Owners response: Thank you so much for your review! We agree that it's a great place for family gatherings!

Helpful votes: 0 / 0

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Returns Every Year

Review submitted: February 3, 2014   Date of arrival: July 4, 2013

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.

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Amazing Vacation!!!!

Review submitted: August 29, 2013   Date of arrival: August 19, 2013

Thank you so much for sharing your home with us, we had an AMAIZING time. The home was very clean and spacious, my husband said he got a work out just walking around the home. The view is impeccable, spent our morning drinking coffee and listening to the birds on the patio. Check in was convenient and the staff friendly. I most definitely recommend this to friends & family.
During our stay we took advantage of the canoes and rowed down to the dam where the kids played all day, then came back and played some more at the pool. There was so much more to do, however, we were all so content with what we did that we did not venture any further. Maybe next time.
Thank you again, looking forward to our next visit.
Danny & Monica C.

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This vacation rental has been listed since 11/16/2012.