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Reviewed 27 October 2014

What a delight! A gorgeous setting, the only cabin there so we had the run of the place. Horses, chickens, donkey, dogs and a cat to visit. A pretty lake for fishing or swimming, water slide, paddle boat, kayaks, a bass boat, hiking and only 6 miles from Bandera. Be sure to take the drive to Tarpley and Vanderpool. So pretty. We wound up driving to Lost Maples park and had a very pleasant hike along the creek.

The cabin is probably original to the ranch. It has everything you need in the kitchen. Julie has thought of everything. We grilled a steak and made a big breakfast the next morning. Having cabins ourselves we appreciated all the extras. The fireplace would be very nice in cooler weather. The cabin has a separate bedroom and could easily sleep 4. Can't say enough about our relaxing time we spent there.

Stayed: October 2014, travelled as a couple
Thank Flyinggal
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Reviewed 26 June 2014

My husband & I had never been to the hill country of Texas before our visit in April. I just happened to come across their website and it sounded interesting, so we booked. It was all we were expecting and more! We are animal lovers, so the resident horses, donkey, chickens, dogs and cats were a welcome sight. We could go visit them any time we wanted to. There were wild turkeys and deer that came across the property on a regular basis. We even had an armadillo couple living near the house. They were very interesting to watch. The bird feeders brought in lots of hummingbirds, indigo buntings, painted buntings, and many other varieties of birds. We stayed in the 2bd/2ba house on the property, but Julie also offers a bed & breakfast cabin on the property for shorter stays. It's looks very comfortable & inviting, as well. The ranch is just far enough out of town to be peaceful, yet close enough (5 miles) to be convenient for shopping, etc. There are larger towns within close proximity, also. Cool Water Acres is a great place to stay when you want to explore the entire hill country area of Texas. Julie, the owner, was so welcoming and friendly. We feel we've made a new friend. Being in the hill country, there's plenty of green vegetation, cooler temps in the evenings which is great for sleeping. We were very comfortable there. Our time went way too fast! We will be going back. Any time of the year would be great at this peaceful retreat. It was a wonderful trip.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank retiredAK
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Reviewed 15 November 2013

We went for our 27th anniversary and were looking for a hideaway. We hit gold. From the outside, the cabin is VERY rustic but that's what we love. On the inside, it had all of the amenities one could ask for. Fresh eggs in the frig for breakfast each morning along with fruit and other goodies. Since we were on vacation and able to fix our own breakfast, we were able to sleep in and not be in a hurry to the main house. We were greeted each morning with the chickens on the front porch and the horses behind us. We had four-legged greeters each time we came and went from the property. Julie and her cowboy were the perfect hosts. We will definitely be staying again. It was so hard to leave.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Sheri B
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Reviewed 13 November 2013

My husband and I stayed at Cool Water Acres in October of this year. The little house is absolutely charming; even more than the website photos convey. It's very old with original beams, fireplace and tin roof. It feels so cozy, but had absolutely all the modern conveniences we needed -- a big comfortable bed, full kitchen, living room with satellite TV, and Wi-Fi. There were two porches -- one screened-in the the back, where we could watch the horses grazing and another front porch overlooking the lake. The hosts were very welcoming and nice to talk with. They left fresh eggs (from the chickens that pecked in our yard), fruit and all the necessary groceries we needed to cook our meals. All we needed supply was the meat and vegetables. They even provided fishing rods and tackle. I caught huge bluegills and lots of large mouth bass. We only stayed two days, and we wished we could have stayed longer. It was beautiful, peaceful and surprisingly affordable. We recommend it whole-heartedly.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank bbridge2612
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Reviewed 20 July 2013

Spent 5 days here with wife and 8 yo son. Everyone had a great time and there is so much to do. My son loved helping to feed the horses, collect chicken eggs and was put in charge of locking up the chickens every night and releasing them in the morning. A large herd of Axis deer roams the pasture behind the cabin every morning and afternoon. Caught some nice largemouth bass out of the pond, but mostly just relaxed on the porch and read a book. Very quiet, very peaceful place to get away to. Miss Julie and JoeMike are wonderful people. We can't wait to go back again.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
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Thank Dennispartyof3
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